In a recent Crossfit Journal article titled “Optimized Post-Workout Nutrition for the CrossFit
Athlete” the new Rx’d Post Wod meal is??? A shake consisting of protein and carbs. Yes, really a shake.
This is because liquids are digested faster than solids. If taken at the right time (post-workout) the
protein and carbs can be used to replenish your energy and promote muscle growth. Post WOD the body is in high
need of raw materials to replenish itself and athletes can use this to their advantage. By including carbs in
the shake insulin levels will rise which increases uptake of nutrients into the cells and promotes protein
sytnthesis. Protein synthesis is neccessary for muscle growth. All of these factors make it more likely that
instead of just simple “recovery”, supercompensation may occur. While recovery is simply returning to a pre
-workout fitness level, supercompensation is needed for an increase in fitness. Read more at Crossfit.com/journal.