What is the Anabolic Window?

What is the Anabolic Window? 

Anabolic Window

The Anabolic Window is a time period after strength training where the body is primed to use protein and carbohydrates to create muscle mass. The Anabolic Window lasts minutes or hours depending on the scientific source. Although the science hasn’t proven the exact minute to take protein and carbohydrates post workout, what we do know is protein and carbohydrates post workout helps with lean muscle growth, recovery, and strength gains.  (Click Link for US National Library of Medicine
National Institutes of Health Article).

What should I take Post Workout for the Anabolic Window?

Anabolic Window Stack

Immediately post workout your body needs simple sugar and whey protein isolate to take advantage of the anabolic window, this is because you need to rebuild and grow. Why whey protein isolate, because it is the best? It has the highest biological value of any protein . It also digest fasts so it will go to the muscle to start rebuilding. You want a simple sugar for two reason. Firstly you want to spike your insulin. Insulin is the transport hormone that will start sending nutrients to the muscle. Secondly you want to send glucose to refuel glycogen levels. For men and women I suggest 20-30 grams of protein immediately after workout. I suggest 40-50 grams of simple carbohydrates immediately after workout because of it’s ability to replenish muscle cells.

The Post Workout Stack:

The best supplement that I can suggest is the Post Workout Stack from 1st Phorm. The Post Workout stack includes Phormula-1 and Ignition. The key to Phormula-1 is it’s purity: The Phormula-1 Matrix utilizes only the highest quality hydrolyzed and predigested whey protein fractions with Low-Temperature Processed Cross-Flow Micro-Filtrated Whey Protein Isolate for maximum assimilation speed and amino acid retention. It is virtually void of carbohydrates, making it an ideal protein if you are on a low-carb diet or preparing for your next contest or show. Phormula-1 provides an ultra bio-available, rapid assimilation protein source that is ideal for proper post-workout nutrition.

Unlike other simple or fast absorbing carbohydrate sources such as sucrose, fructose, and even waxy maize starch that offer little to no insulin response, Ignition actually delivers pure dexanhydrous glucose to the cell which offers an insulin spike up to 6X greater than these other sugars. One serving of Ignition delivers 46 grams of pure dexanhydrous glucose. This goes directly to the muscle cell for an insulin spike unsurpassed by any other product or source because this is what your body needs to refuel.

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Thank you for reading,


Dustin Holston

Personal Trainer/Sports Nutritionist