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July 13, 2008 8:42 PM

Huskies stick with chocolate milk

Posted by Bob Condotta

The Huskies gained some national attention last August when it was learned that trainers had decided to add chocolate milk as a regular part of the team's post-practice nutritional regimen. As the story linked notes, the Huskies required players to drink a small carton of fat-free chocolate milk following every practice.

UW sports performance coach Trent Greener said that he was satisfied enough with the results that the team will continue to drink chocolate milk this year, and in fact will extend its use past training camp and into the regular season.

"It looks like it can keep you hydrated a little bit better,'' Greener said last week.

Greener said it was hard to point to any one specific thing as a benefit of the use of chocolate milk last season just that he had a general idea that it seemed to work, a belief buoyed by previous studies.

Greener says chocolate milk is thought to be particularly effective in adding protein when players walk off the field right after completing a practice or work-out. He said chocolate milk appears to be more effective in some of its capabilities to replenish certain nutrients than sports drinks.

"We're going to make it a little bit bigger part of our program,'' Greener said.

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Posted by Burien Rob

9:03 PM, Jul 13, 2008

Hopefully none of the Dawgs are lactose intolerant...?

Posted by old dawg

9:17 PM, Jul 13, 2008

milk and cookies. kinder, more gentle football.

Mom may have been on to something.

Posted by Kojo

9:28 PM, Jul 13, 2008

Molly's articles are more interesting

Posted by mikey

9:32 PM, Jul 13, 2008

i also really like chocolate milk and hope to make it a larger part of my life

Posted by Fulls

9:55 PM, Jul 13, 2008

I don't care if the Huskies drink egg nog after practice as long as they win football games! Go Dawgs!

Posted by patience

1:03 AM, Jul 14, 2008

personally, i'm hoping they start serving it to the players at halftime this season.

Posted by Husky Fan In New York

6:49 AM, Jul 14, 2008

Beyond the rancor between Husky and UO fans, you have my condolences regarding Todd Doxey's tragic death. I really hope his family is doing as well as they possibly can be.

Posted by BW

6:51 AM, Jul 14, 2008

Here's a citation: Int J Sport Nutr Exerc Metab. 2006 Feb;16(1):78-91;
"The results of this study suggest that chocolate milk is an effective recovery aid between two exhausting exercise bouts."

Posted by mutt

7:59 AM, Jul 14, 2008

I'd like to have been there when the first person was trying to talk the second person into drinking milk.......see that hairy beast with those things hanging down..... I'll give you ten rocks if you drink some of that white stuff that comes out of that bag!

Posted by Formerly Guest

8:09 AM, Jul 14, 2008

Who is Todd Doxey?

Posted by Formerly Guest

8:17 AM, Jul 14, 2008

Never mind. I found this link-

Tragic. I echo your sentiments for his family and friends.

Posted by duxwon

10:07 AM, Jul 14, 2008

No wonder the Huskies are so soft!!

Posted by Mark

10:22 AM, Jul 14, 2008

gallon challenge after practice...

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