This was the most critical time for Schwarzenegger to maximise his gains. Getting the right nutrients into his body as quickly as possible in this ‘anabolic window’ after a hard workout was key.
While Arnie preferred to eat a whole food meal, he understood the importance of feeding the muscles and the body straight after the gym.
He would always try to get in protein and carbs in within 30 minutes of a workout. It shows how well they knew about the post-exercise insulin spike.