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Pre/Post Workout Formula & Meal Replacement

On Thursday, October 9, 2008 by dotFIT experts

The dotFIT Pre/Post Workout Formula & Meal Replacement™ can help everyone accomplish two important health, sport and fitness goals:

  • Consuming convenient and satisfying meals and snacks in fewer calories – a necessity for proper weight control in the 21st century.
  • Consuming ideal amounts of carbohydrates, protein and fat in a form that can be rapidly digested before and immediately after exercise. Doing so enhances workouts, recovery and performance.

Why use this product?

This formula contains a blend of high-quality proteins, medium chain triglycerides and essential fatty acids to support the special needs of active individuals. In addition, the Pre/Post Formula provides critical support for muscle growth and repair while providing a steady supply of energy.

All dotFIT formulas meet the necessary “quick digestion” carbohydrate and protein criteria that has been shown to increase energy, maximize recovery and increase muscular development when consumed before and after exercise. dotFIT liquid  pre- and post-exercise meals (shakes/mixes or ready-to-drink products) have the fastest absorption time. Other use of this product includes:

  • Boosting energy and curbing hunger between meals
  • Assisting with weight control by controlling calories and providing accurate calorie counts
  • Increasing daily calorie intake when unable to do so by consuming whole food

Who should use this product?

  • All athletes and regular exercisers
  • Anyone who needs a convenient and ideal pre- and post-exercise meal or snack
  • Individuals who want to gain weight or muscle and need to increase their calorie intake
  • People who want to enhance weight loss by replacing one to two meals per day with this formula. Research has shown doing so increases weight loss and makes it easier to sustain results long-term

Unique Features

  • Only three grams of sugar per serving
  • NO ASPARTAME
  • Not spiked with unnecessary ingredients
  • Healthy blend of essential fats
  • Perfect blend of the highest quality proteins (whey protein isolate, whey protein concentrate, calcium caseinate, and micellar casein)
  • Ideal blend of fast- and continuous-acting carbohydrates for quick and steady energy and recovery
  • Works in synergy with other dotFIT products so you can maintain a safe and optimal range of total nutrient intake
  • Rigorous testing, both in-house and through third-party FDA approved laboratories. This ensures all nutritional claims meet or surpass FDA guidelines, USDA guidelines, and industry norms
  • Manufactured in a FDA registered facility, in compliance with Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs) exclusively for dotFIT, LLC

Suggested Use (Creamy Chocolate)

  • For higher calorie intake: For pre-workout (30-45 min), add two (2) scoops (65g) of powder to at least one cup (8 oz.) of cold water or liquid of your choice. To maximize recovery after workouts or competition (within 45 min), use two (2) additional scoops (65g) post-workout.
  • For lower calorie intake: For pre-workout (30-45 min), add one (1) scoop (32.5g) of powder to at least one cup (8 oz.) of cold water or liquid of your choice. To maximize recovery after workouts or competition (within 45 min), use one (1) additional scoop (32.5g) post-workout.
  • Can also be used as a meal replacement or snack. Increase or decrease the amount of liquid to achieve desired consistency. Shake, stir or blend until dissolved. Add crushed ice, frozen yogurt, or your favorite fruit to increase calories and for a thicker, tastier shake.

 

 

Figure 1: Training results from 23 experienced recreational bodybuilders resistance training for 10 weeks with all things (diet, supplements, training, etc.) equal except the addition of pre/post feedings. Significantly greater gains in body mass, LBM & strength were realized for the pre/post feeding subjects with a concurrent reduction in fat mass.

Reference: Cribb PJ et al. Med Sci Sport Exerc. 2006 Nov;38(11):1918-25.

 

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Soccermama
May 05, 2015, 04:49 AM
I've used this product for 6 years. I love the taste and it works well as a meal replacement. With this product, exercise and counting calories, I was able to lose 60 lbs and keep it off now for 5 years. My children love the vanilla for their banana (or strawberry banana) smoothies which are so yummy! My favorite is the chocolate but all three flavors are great!
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crunch fitness
Jul 07, 2014, 03:24 AM
Hi I'm looking for a meal replacement that is lactose free.. any recommendations?
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dotFIT
Nov 09, 2011, 07:08 PM
BCAA area high in whey proteins naturally. We do not spike the formula with additional BCAA's, as their timing for maximizing recovery or performance will be independant of the pre/post shake. If you need additional BCAA, especially Leucine (the most impactful), we have the Recover and Build or the AminoBoost XXL. Both give over 3500 mg/serving.
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Fitness World Coquitlam
Oct 28, 2011, 04:30 PM
When looking at the ingredients it is not clear what ingredient(s) makeup the BCAA's. Does anyone know?
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