Get the Glass! Do you reach for an energy drink or a glass of juice to recover and refuel after a workout? These drinks help to replenish glycogen stores, but when it comes to getting great results from a strength-training workout, milk could be the beverage of choice. According to a study published in the journal Medicine and Science in Sport and Exercise, drinking milk after a resistance training session could help to improve your body composition. The Benefits of Drinking Milk after a Workout Researchers at McMaster University in Canada gave a group of young women a 17-ounce beverage to drink an hour after their resistance training routine.