Post Cycle Nutrition

Just wondering what drinks/solids, people are using after a hour or 2 in the saddle, to alleviate muscle soreness,
I normally have a day off in between, just want to be prepared a bit better than i am at the moment for my next ride.


  • webboo
    webboo Posts: 6,087
    For that length of time on the bike just have your normal meals.
  • elbowloh
    elbowloh Posts: 7,078
    Normally you want to eat something with protein, so chicken is good.

    If you're thinking about things like protein shakes, by all accounts you can save some money and just have some chocolate milk like a yazoo.
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  • kageds
    kageds Posts: 35
    Im 53 so it takes a bit longer to reset :-( ,
    I usually drink a pint of water as soon as im back home and jump in the bath, but i ve read about those recovery drinks, and didn't know if they were any good
  • webboo
    webboo Posts: 6,087
    If your after a recovery drink just drink milk. When I do a longish ride I will sometimes have recovery drink but I don’t feel any different the next day.
  • pblakeney
    pblakeney Posts: 25,750
    Lunch as normal after a 2 hour ride.
    Might need more after a 2 hour race, but I don't race. 😉
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  • I use unflavoured whey protein with 50/50 water and almond milk. a tsp of cocoa to flavour if I want and a yakult type drink, couple of slices of toast with honey. 1-2 hrs later a standard meal.
  • MattFalle
    MattFalle Posts: 11,644
    Cheese on toast with chillis, onion and salami all melted in and hot and yummy in MF's tummy washed down by coffee fresh from the moka pot.
    The camera down the willy isn't anything like as bad as it sounds.
  • Gallon of beer.
    No fancy dan stuff for me.

  • MattFalle
    MattFalle Posts: 11,644
    pate on toast and coffee

    The camera down the willy isn't anything like as bad as it sounds.
  • bobmcstuff
    bobmcstuff Posts: 11,196
    Litre of sparkling water and some sleeping pills

  • MattFalle said:

    pate on toast and coffee


    Pate in my caffeine doesn't work for me.
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