Recovery Through Nutrition:
How to Be a Better Athlete
Improve the quality of your training
Refueling accurately and consistently after workouts will:
- Restore muscle and liver glycogen stores
- Replace fluid and electrolytes lost in sweat
- Promote muscle repair
- Bolster the immune system.
Athletes who optimize post-exercise nutrition will perform better in their next training session and accumulate more high quality sessions than athletes skipping post-exercise recovery fueling.*
Rebuild your muscles
While conventional protein supplements can provide the amino acids you need to rebuild your muscles, they are much less efficient than amino acid supplements.
Free-form amino acids are absorbed into the bloodstream, so they take effect up to 3 times faster than whole protein supplements.
When selecting an amino acid supplement, the compounds you want to look for are the three BCAAs:
- Leucine: triggers muscle synthesis – an important step in the post-workout recovery
- Isoleucine: promotes energy use during exercise and reduces recovery time
- Valine: protects muscle tissue from excessive damage while active.
Hit Your Race Peak
There is one recovery practice that is foundational and key to training, performance and recovery: that is nutrition.
The foundation of proper recovery nutrition:
- Protein (amino acids)
You know that sensation, when you have bottomless power, breathing is easy, and pushing hard feels so good? The secret to these training days and hitting race day in peak form is nailing your recovery.*