Recovery Time


First, I’d like to say that I hope everyone is reaching their goals. Do not get discouraged by any means if you are lagging. You have the ability to make the changes in your life when it comes to a healthy life style. So today, I’ll discuss muscle recovery, supplements, pre- and post-workout supplements, joint support and how to prevent injury.

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Glutamine: The Essential Non-Essential Amino

Here’s a question I get all the time from bodybuilders: “If my body manufactures its own glutamine, why do I have to take more?”

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Supercharge Your Training and Muscle Gains with a Scientifically Based Carbohydrate Strategy

By Richard B. Kreider, PhD, FACSM, FISSN

Many bodybuilders ingest energy bars prior to and following training sessions. However, they are typically higher in protein and lower in carbohydrate than “performance” energy bars. The reason for this is that many body builders maintain a higher protein / lower carbohydrate and fat diet in order to optimize body composition changes during training. null

Consequently, they often feel they should ingest higher protein energy bars as well. However, as my recent book entitled Exercise and Sport Nutrition: Principles, Promises, Science and Recommendations [1] describes, this practice may actually impede training adaptations. The problem, however, is that there really haven’t been too many options for body builders and power athletes. On one hand, if you ingest a high protein/low carbohydrate bar prior to exercise, you won’t have the energy needed to maintain exercise intensity throughout the workout. In addition, many high protein energy bars don’t contain enough high quality protein or essential amino acids to stimulate protein synthesis. article 2009 raptor bb 05 Supercharge Your Training and Muscle Gains with a Scientifically Based Carbohydrate Strategy

On the other hand, if you chose a high carbohydrate “performance bar” or “sports gel”, you typically get lots of quick releasing carbohydrates with little to no protein or nutrient density. Knowing this, the Supreme Protein product development team contacted me to help them develop a revolutionary energy bar called Raptor. The Raptor Bar has been uniquely formulated to provide the proper type and amount of carbohydrates, amino acids, and other essential nutrients that bodybuilders, power athletes, and endurance athletes can use to optimize training, performance, and recovery. It incorporates many of the nutritional strategies described in my book from our research and working with athletes over the last 20 years [1].

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