If you buy ready-made workout supplements, you could be throwing away hundreds, of pounds every year. Why?
Because sports nutrition marketing is very clever and you’re naïve enough to believe it.
Let’s take a look at the price of a typical post-workout supplement; CNP Pro Recover. A 1.28Kg tub of this costs £24.97 from Bodybuilding Warehouse
If you use this regularly (which you should be if you’ve actually decided to fork out for such a product), you’re going to go through it in no time. Here’s how to make a post-workout shake that’s as effective for much less.
1. Buy a reasonably priced Whey Protein powder
The Cheapest brands on the market are probably MyProtein or MaxiRAW.
You can get 5Kg of product for just under £60
2. Buy some Glucose Powder
500g of this costs £1.29 in Holland and Barret
3. Mix to two together using a 2:1 Carbohydrate to Protein Ratio
Combining these two products (the key ingredients for any post workout shake) will cost you around £72 for 5kg of post-workout goodness.
CNP Pro Recover costs around £100 for the same amount.
BSN Cellmass Costs Around £200 for the same amount