Although the clinical evidence suggests that the ideal postexercise carbohydrate intake is 1.2 g/kg/hr, this large amount of carbohydrate ingestion is not always practical. The intake of a lesser carbohydrate amount with protein (0.8 g/kg/hr and 0.2-0.4 g/kg/hr, respectively) may achieve similar results with a palatable volume for ingestion. Moreover, all types of athletes can benefit from this postexercise nutritional regimen, even though the current focus of postexercise nutritional content is different for endurance (carbohydrates) versus resistance (protein) athletes.