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How to Get Post-Workout Nutrition for Less Than Half the Price

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


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2 thoughts on “How to Get Post-Workout Nutrition for Less Than Half the Price

    1. Imanido,

      If you want to throw these in as well then go ahead, it’s down to personal preference. The way I see it stuff like BCAAs give you an extra 0.1%, so it’s only worth using them if your training, diet and sleep are all PERFECT, if so then go ahead.

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