The Best Post Workout Stack On The Planet (In My Opinion)
I’d like to give you my review of what I think is the highest quality, best post workout stack on the planet; 1st Phorm’s Post Workout Stack. The stack includes 1st Phorm’s Phormula 1 and Ignition. I’d also like to talk about the what, when, where and how to do your post workout nutrition. I talk to a lot of people about their meals, meal timing, workouts and supplements. Where I find the most confusion, by far, is in the post workout window.
I’m 41 years old. I look and feel better than I have ever looked in my entire life. Some of the guys I help have lost up to 70 lbs. using this post workout stack as part of their overall supplement strategy. What comes to mind when you ask yourself, “what should I be eating or supplementing with post workout?” Most everybody seems to kind of automatically know. Maybe they’ve heard they need to get protein in as soon as they get done with their workouts, however, that’s not all.
It’s not as simple as going out there and eating a chicken breast. Anytime you’ve been doing an intense weight training session or an intense H.I.I.T. cardio session, you’re breaking down muscle tissue to some degree, which puts you in a catabolic state. While you’re working out, you’re burning off glucose which is stored sugar in the muscle. Your body is a survival machine. It will do what it needs to do, in the order of survival, not what you want for the sake of vanity. It will automatically want to replenish the glycogen stores in your muscle before it goes into muscle repair. Your body can and will continue to break down muscle tissue (protein) and convert it into glucose for fuel if it needs to. Think about this on a survival level. Your muscles use energy to contract from carbs / sugar / glucose. If you don’t have any sugar (glucose), you have no energy stored in the muscle, hence, there’s no way your body can move you out of the way of a speeding car or fight off an attacker. Hell, if you’re training hard enough in the gym, you might have trouble getting to the car. What is the solution to this?
The solution is to not only have a good protein source but also a fast-acting carbohydrate source paired together in that post workout setting. One, you immediately replenish your glycogen stores. Two, give your body the adequate amount or protein to begin muscle repair. Whole food is the always optimal, however, did you know it could take up to four hours to completely digest a whole food meal? You need something immediately available for your body to use to replenish those glycogen stores. This is where post workout comes in.
Don’t forget, your body can actually break down muscle tissue for fuel. Just like it can do that, if you have your expensive protein supplement without carbohydrates and you don’t replenish glycogen, your body can and will break down a large portion of that expensive protein supplement to use for fuel before it goes to muscle repair. Your body can and will do what is the most efficient to survive. By consuming a protein shake alone you are providing it with a quick easy liquid source of protein. This will spare muscle in the short term but, leave you short on protein for muscle repair. The solution to this is to always have not only protein but a good carb source in combination, post workout.
Now, I found what I boast to be the best, highest quality post workout stack on the planet, 1st Phorm’s Phormula 1 and Ignition. I’ve never been in better shape in my life nor have I ever looked better than I do right now. I have never been as completely satisfied as I have been with not only 1st Phorm’s products but the people from top to bottom and also the culture they have built around their customers. The unmistakable quality and commitment to customer service is gonna hit you right in the face when you open this box to a purely sexy and sophisticated black bottle with an amazingly designed and stylish labeling, let alone the one thing I have never seen before in all my years using supplements, a handwritten note thanking me for my purchase, offering me supplementation advice on nutrition from the full staff of NASM certified personal trainers and certified fitness nutrition specialists 1st Phorm has on staff at headquarters all the time.
If you aren’t completely mesmerized by the stylish presentation and the handwritten note, peeling back the seal on Phormula 1 is just going to blow your mind. Literally, the smell of this shit is quite addictive. It would be an understatement to try to describe the flavor of this protein, somewhat like one of those fancy romance novelists might. Phormula 1, a 100% hydrolyzed whey isolate protein is broken down so fine that it mixes like a dream even with the addition of the Ignition in 12 oz. of water, making it light on your stomach. You never experience any bloating whatsoever.
Now, if all this isn’t enough to convince you, just give it 30 minutes, have your workout, make up your shake, your Phormula 1 and your Ignition in the same blender bottle, give it 30 minutes. You will then notice that this stuff has cleared your stomach so fast, as advertised, that your stomach is literally looking at your liver like it’s some sort of T-bone steak or something, growling and drooling at it ready to devour because you are so HANGRY. I mean, after all, isn’t that the point? You eat, train and recover. Faster recovery with less soreness for getting back in the gym for better, faster results. That’s the whole point of nailing your post workout nutrition.
On a side note, I’m normally inappropriate. So, if you’re one of those people who has come to associate the protein farts or getting the runs with taking a protein supplement, well, let me tell you. I know that’s highly inappropriate but I’m just saying. You are never gonna get that with the 1st Phorm Protein. I can tell you, if I’ve taken something or if I’ve used something or ate something that gives me gas or the runs, I typically associate that as my body deeming it to be foul and trying to get rid of it as quickly as possible. Phormula 1 is a low temperature processed, 100% hydrolyzed whey isolate protein broken down into the smallest protein fractions possible for the fastest possible digestion. It is the most bio-available raw good protein source on the market today. Never exposed to high heat. Never exposed to harsh chemicals, which makes it much easier for your body to digest and get to the muscles as fast as humanly possible. Ignition is a pure Dexanhydrous glucose with an added multivitamin designed to replenish glycogen and restore the vitamins and minerals that get expended during your training session. I definitely recommend Phormula 1 and Ignition as a post workout stack.
In addition to use as a post workout stack, you will no doubt notice the instructions on the table for use “pre-workout”. In cases where you haven’t had a meal in more than 4 hours, Phormula 1 and Ignition make an excellent “pre-workout” meal. I personally work a lot of night shifts. I’ll get off work, go home and get some sleep. When I wake up, I’ve had no meals for more than 6 hours and my body is in a fasted state, a catabolic state. Now, I need to get in my workout and get out the door. My body is already breaking tissues down to run efficiently, if I then go train, I’m breaking my body down even further. Of course, that’s a NO GO! I will use my Phormula 1 and Ignition as a pre-workout meal 30 minutes before my training session. I find that using it gives me all the energy that I need to power through my workout and move on with my day. If you find yourself needing to train but you have missed a meal or two, I definitely recommend giving this a try.
I hope this has helped, please leave me a comment and give me your feedback.