For those who have kept up with my “Must Have” list, I did not include the Results/Recovery Formula on my list of supplements during Round 1. I tried it, loved the flavor, and definitely loved the fact that it replenished my energy and kept me from dragging all day long after a hard morning workout. What worried me was the sugar content, so I stopped taking it. It has 39g of carbs and 220 cals per serving. I was trying to lose a lot of weight and feared this product would slow my weight loss. I went the whole rest of Round 1 without it.
I decided to add it back into the arsenal for Round 2 because I am at my ideal body weight, and that recovery boost sure helps me feel on top of my game the rest of the day. I also have learned more about the specifics of the ingredient list, and I’m impressed with the science behind this product. In hindsight, I wish I had kept taking it during Round 1 because I feel like I would have still lost just as much weight, but I would have felt so much more energized while doing it! During Round 2, I haven’t had any problems with gaining body fat — in fact I’ve continued to lose a little more body fat despite taking the Results/Recovery Formula and increasing my calories to 3,200 per day!
Here’s what I’ve learned after researching the P90X Results and Recovery Formula, that I want to pass along to you all:
1) It has a lot of sugar in it (which is what originally scared me), but it’s fructose (fruit sugar), which is actually a very good type of sugar for our bodies.
2) It has 10 g of protein (giving this product the ideal 4:1 carb to protein ratio for post workout absorption)
3) It has the key ingredients creatine, arginine, and glutamine, which all facilitate muscle recovery and energy replenishment.
4) It has an excellent balance of electrolytes and vitamins to replace what has been depleted during exercise.
5) It is NOT the same as Chocolate Milk. On many discussion boards, folks say to substitute chocolate milk for the R/R Formula since you get similar carbs/protein ratio. However, chocolate milk does NOT have the electrolytes, the amino acids, the vitamins, the antioxidants, or the electrolytes, so it will NOT provide the recovery that the R/R Formula will.
Many who have used the Results/Recovery Formula report that it didn’t slow down their weight loss and body fat loss at all, and in fact since it replenished what was most needed in their bodies after a workout, it actually left them feeling more satisfied and less hungry / tired the rest of the day.
Like I said, I am now a firm believer in the Results/Recovery Formula after using it non-stop for the last 2 months and seeing / feeling the results in myself. I love the way it makes me feel. No more post-workout fatigue. I still take my post-workout shake (Shakeology, Whey, and peanut butter), but I delay it 45 minutes since I take the R/R formula immediately following the workout. There’s nothing like an orange-sherbet treat for a job well done on the workouts!!
At about $1.50 per serving, it’s a pretty affordable way to kickstart the muscle recovery process and get the most out of your workouts.
My mixing tip = I like to throw 2 scoops of the R/R powder in the blender with 16 oz of water and 18 ice cubes for a super-cold, frothy orange drink. It’s also nice to have a little mixed in my water bottle during Insanity cardio days!
To learn more about the Results/Recovery Formula, or to try it for yourself, click here.
Hey Coach! Ive been away for a long time. I fell off the wagon so bad :( but im back and am on week 3 with perfect nutrition and bringing it!! I got a quick question though! I take accerlerade after my workouts which has the same ratios as the p90x recovery drink. My question is, is that i am running a 1600 cal a day fat shredder diet, i take one scoop after my workouts. Do you think i should count these cals in with my daily totals on MFP? Ive heard mixed reviews on this and i want your advice!
John when I was at 1900 for my first round, I didn't count my R&R (since I took it only when I really earned it). At 1600, you could easily do the same and still have great results. When you move to a maintenance diet, start counting the calories. If you don't then, you will always be a slight surplus.
hey coach, quick question...If we are on the fat shredder and trying to lose body fat would it be better to take only 1 scoop of the R/R? would it benefit me the same as 2 scoops?
Hey Tyler, yes, my recommendation would be 1 scoop to keep the carbs lower. It's not going to benefit you "the same" as 2 scoops, but you'll get a good amount of what your body needs and avoid taking in more carbs than you need.
Hey Wayne, I usually take a recovery drink 4:1 ratio after my workout but I ran out today so I mixed 200ml of pineapple juice with creatine followed by half a scoop of GStandard Whey.. I tried making my own 4:1 and I think I was close. Do ypu think this is okay for a couple more days
Hey Gurjeet, sure that's fine if that's what you have. If you have bananas, that would be better than the pineapple juice.
Coach, I see you talk alot about cycling with creatine. Since there's some creatine in R&R, does it need to be cycled?
No MGurka, the amount of creatine in the R/R formula is much less than the threshold amount that would require cycling.
Thanks a lot for such a fast answer. What do you think about the 2:1:1 from ON? Or would you recommend smth else?
Hey Coach, i'm in my recovery week of round 1 of p90x. i'm gonna buy some glutamine and creatine to take it along with my protein powder as you suggested in yr videos, and as you answered to a question of mine couple of weeks ago. all 3 products that i use are from optimum. since we cant get TBB recovery drink in europe yet, i started lookin for some recovery drinks. so i found 2:1:1 from optimum, with some preety good reviews on bodybuilding.com. my question is should i buy the 2:1:1 since i'm tryin to get rid of the last pounds of fat? or should i stay with creatine and glutamine? it's not that i'm feelin all waisted after workout, but just wanna get all i can from supplements. thank you
Hey Aram, I'd recommend a recovery drink even while trying to lose body fat. It won't hurt your efforts, and will fuel your muscles for more energy and recovery.
Why does the r/r drink have so much cholesterol? I don't see any kind of benefit from having so much cholesterol in the drink, why is it in there and what good does it do? I want to get this drink but my mom doesn't like the fact that there is so much cholesterol in it, so i really need a good reason for why it's in the drink :D Thanks!
Hey Jaxon! Results/Recovery formula only has 20 mg (that's not grams, that's milligrams, as in it would take 1000 mg of cholesterol to equal 1 gram, and this only has 20 mg, which is 0.02 grams). The RDA for cholesterol is 300 mg. Look at the label of nearly all whey protein powders and you'll see more cholesterol than that in a scoop of whey protein! So this doesn't add much toward your daily cholesterol total. Not sure what to tell you about why your mom finds that excessive :-)
Thanks Coach - it either actually tastes good or my taste buds are ruined form years of eating crummy military meals ready to eat (MRE). I had one this morning with half chocolate half greenberry. Liked that too! Must not be too picky! LOL ;) thanks.
Coach - what are your thoughts on mixing the R&R with the Shakeology, whey protein, peanut butter, and metamucil. It adds up to a lot of calories, but the taste is great and it allows me to get the "meal" out of the way right after the workout, while I am getting ready for work.
Hey GFez, that sounds disgusting LOL! But if you say it's yummy, I might just try it myself and see. There's nothing wrong with doing it that way if you like the taste of R/R mixed with Shakeology!
Hey Brandon, R/R definitely has carbs in it, but if you are referring to the "portion plan", I would encourage you to look at nutrition tracking (it is a much more accurate way to dial in your nutrition).
Hey coach, I'm curious about when to use the recovery drink with the one on one workouts. I usually add in core cardio intervals, bun shaper, butt and belly, and super cardio 5-6 into my rotation of workouts. Since these are a little shorter than the traditional X workouts, what are your thoughts on taking the recovery drink after each of these workouts? Would you recommend it for after them or not? Thanks, Robert
Hey Robert, you should take Results/Recovery immediately after any workout in which I feel I pushed myself hard and need to refuel. That is most of the workouts I do. I haven't done bun shaper, but on the rest of the 1-on-1's you mentioned, I would take Results/Recovery. They may not be as long as an X workout, but they are close, and they still work you out hard.
Hey, So a question about the recovery drink/dinner. I usually work out around 6:30 at night then am done around 7:45 and drink my recovery drink I have not had dinner by this time yet. Is it ok to have my recovery drink along with my dinner at the same time since they are both post workout? Or should I wait a few hours for my dinner? Thanks!
Hey Wyatt, you don't have to wait a few hours, but I'd suggest waiting at least 30 minutes to let the recovery drink do it's thing before adding a lot of food to the stomach.
Awesome thanks Coach! i know i've heard about the taste so i did what i think we all do when we first get some sort of shake supplement. Crack it open and stick our finger in it and get a sample haha i like it!
Coach, I just got my first tub of R&R and am excited to use it. But i am trying to lose a lot of weight, being thats its high and sugar and carbs, should i take out other parts of my diet to compensate?
Hey John, start off by simply adding it (without taking away anything else). I bet you'll be surprised that your body fat loss doesn't slow at all. That's what I found when I added it to my routine. There's something about that magic 30 minutes after a hard workout that you can take in this recovery formula without it slowing down the body fat loss! It's quite a treat!
Hey Bubba! Sorry your other question got skipped! As for chocolate milk, I'm not a big fan of it as a recovery drink. The chocolate sauce/powder is just sugar, and the milk isn't ideal for recovery either. A bag of Skittles and 2 oz of jerky will give a 4:1 ratio but that doesn't make it a good recovery formula. There are several recovery drinks out there, all of which are good in my opinion. Most are a little over $1 per serving, including the P90X Results/Recovery Formula. I'd suggest trying it if you can fit it in your budget, even if you only use a half-serving (1 scoop) because it's designed to give your muscles what they need. Read my Results/Recovery Formula Review for more info. Hope that helps!
Hey Coach I posted a response to your R&R formula thread in Coach's Supplements but I think you missed it. Here has more comments so I'll copy and paste my comment from there- Right now I’m taking the poor man’s recovery drink, which is nesquik with fat free milk. it has about a 4:1 ratio but I’d like to invest in a recovery drink like this one from P90X. The 50 dollars is very hard to pass up and I would like to know if there are cheaper alternatives, and perhaps a homemade recipe that is just as good? I’d really like to save my money but I could consider whatever is worth it and for post-workouts, it’s important to me to have the right drink to recover correctly over the long run. Thank you.
Hey Brian, I am still using my Results/Recovery and Shakeology exactly as you described. I also take a whey protein shake in the evening (half way between dinner and bedtime).
Hi wayne, have you changed when you take the results and recovery and your shakelogy? you take the Results/Recovery after you workout and then 45 min later you take the shakelogy. right? I was over at max muscle and they said take a protein shake beofre going to bed when do you take your second shakelogy or WHEY shake? thanks
I have tried Endurox R4 as alternative and it works pretty good. However, I am going to try P90X Recovery Drink since Endurox R4 made me little jittery and could not sleep. I work out late 6-7pm so not quite a good fit for me to stay up late hours. Perhaps those early birds would like it. One question, should I take recovery after every work out in Phase 1? Thanks.
I'm not sure why the Endurox made you jittery, there's nothing in it that should do that. Did you take a pre-workout supplement on the same days you drank the Endurox? Most pre-workout supplements contain caffeine. Personally, I love the P90X Formula. I drank it after every workout except X Stretch Coach Indo
Hey I wanted to know what I could use as a Recovery Drink. I am lactose intolerant and cannot drink whey protein drinks because of all the lactose. I would also like to know how much lactose is in the P90X Results and Recovery Drink?
(For those that don’t know, Coach Wayne is on a well-deserved vacation on a Beachbody cruise and Coach Paul, Coach Ant, and I will be filling in for him until he returns) Hey Anita, here's a link to the components of the P90X Results and Recovery Formula: http://images.beachbody.com/tbb/pdf/Results_Rec_Form_Packet_Label_rev111310.pdf It does not give specific information as far as the exact amount of lactose in the formula, but there is lactose in it. I am not aware of any Recovery drinks on the market that don't have lactose (or use whey protein), but you can probably do an internet search to see if there are any out there. The ones that I have found all contain whey, but I will keep looking for you. Coach Indo
Yes Pino, you need to move the recovery drink to immediately post-workout, no matter what time of day that is. As for moving other stuff around to accommodate the meal plan, I suppose you'll just have to swap it with something else. I don't know ... As I HATE the meal plan!! Lol! It's not accurate enough to maximize results. Read my post called "The Nutrition Guide" for more on that! Keep bringing it!
hey in the meal plan it says to take the recovery drink as a snack but i dont do my workout until about 5pm so should i substitute it or just move it to then and if so with what?
Coach, I see that beachbody has the Results/Recovery on clearance for $29 and also has Results/Recovery for $45 or so. Is there some difference in the two products? I didn't notice any thing glaring when looking at the two descriptions, other than the product codes. Thanks.
Hey Wes, the clearance is the old formula (which I like better LOL!!!!!). The main difference is that the new formula doesn't have fructose in it and it uses more natural ingredients (so it's "healthier"). But it also tastes more bland in my opinion, so I stocked up on the old formula. The fact that it is also cheaper is a bonus!
I came across your story you are a big inspriation for me being a big guy to 6'3 255. I was wondering if you can offer a substitute to the recovery drink I am unable to oder it off the internet.
Hey Anthony! Are you not in the U.S.? Because otherwise you should be able to order the Recovery drink. Otherwise, you can try other recovery drinks available from supplement companies (I haven't tried any of them, but they are similar in price to the BB product).
Hey Christie, whey protein is an isolate that has the lactose and dairy removed, although it originates from milk. Many people have a "dairy allergy" and are just fine with whey protein isolate. But if you know you are allergic specifically to whey protein, then you would need to create your own recovery drink using soy protein.
Hey Wayne, It just hit me today but will the creatine in Results/Recovery Fml be a problem when you are on your washout phase of Creatine?
Hey Nick, no it's not a problem. The creatine levels in the Results/Recovery Formula are only enough to replenish what we just lost in the workout, not enough to load our bodies (which would require cycling off). So we can stay on Results/Recovery without taking a break.
Ok I will give the recovery drink a go after my workout, that is the choc milk kind (cheap option). A thought, I am only half joking here, if a choc milk is a recovery drink then a skinny latte is a preworkout boost :)
Hi ya Coach, need to check with you about my after workout drink. As I work out later in the evening, I have been having whey protein straight after thinking that a recovery drink might keep me from sleep. Do you think this would be the case, or perhaps I should try the choc (low fat) milk as recovery and keep the whey for earlier in the day. I have been having a whey drink when I wake and one after workout (usually 10.30/11 pm).