BEST PRE GAA WORKOUT SHAKE
If you are serious about improving your GAA performance we suggest you invest in a juicer. these range from a hand blender up to major juicers at hundreds of Euros, but a normal blender is fine.
125ml orange juice
Several slices of mango
Handful of strawberries
2 tbsp honey
Handful of oats (porridge will do)
30g whey protein – makes all the difference.
Why it works for GAA athletes?
The strawberries, banana and oats offer carbohydrates and natural fats. Mango is full of potassium, which releases energy from the rest of the protein, fat, and carbohydrates in the shake so your muscles stay energized for your entire workout. The honey gives you 17g of carbs per tablespoon making it a great booster as a pre-workout drink.
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BEST POST GAA WORKOUT SHAKE
1 stick of celery
4 thick slices of fresh pineapple
1 inch piece of ginger
30g whey protein powder
Why it works after GAA training?
GAA training is so intense whether in the gym or in match practice. This post training shake offers ingredients picked to aid recovery and refuel your body.
The celery is a powerful anti inflammatory used against arthritis in medicine, while ginger also has chemicals which have anti-inflammatory and painkilling properties. The pineapple has a compound known as bromelain – a natural anti-inflammatory and painkiller. Put together these ingredients work with the protein to refuel your muscles and help you feel less sore the next day. With three or even four training sessions per week for even club players, recovery time in GAA is very important. See our other articles on GAA overtraining and GAA muscle recovery.