Sunday, March 7, 2010

Exercise Recovery Hints

HELLO ALL!! I often get questions in the gym from people asking for exercise recovery secrets. There is a lot of research out on this and even more products developed to enhance this process. I like to keep it simple. Give your body what it needs immediately following exercise. If you do this your body will be able to store more muscle glycogen, more quickly. It will also strengthen, not weaken your immune system, and it will be able to kick start the rebuilding of muscle tissue. Optimum recovery requires you to address four essential nutritional area immediately after each exercise session.
Re hydration- Replenish fluids now and throughout the day. To maintain optimal hydration status, daily intake of 0.5-0.6 ounces of water per pound of body weight.
Carbohydrates- Consume 30-60 grams of high quality complex carbohydrates to replenish glycogen stores and aid in the rebuilding of muscle tissue.
Protein- Consuming 10-20 grams of high quality protein in your post workout fuel provides critical materials to rebuild stressed muscles, enhance glycogen storage, and support proper immune system maintenance.
Micro nutrient replenishment- It's also important to replenish basic vitamins, minerals, and micro nutrients depleted during exercise, providing a variety of antioxidants to neutralize the massive quantities of free radicals that have just been created.
Next time you finish your workout give this formula a try. There are a wide variety of products on the market to help aid this process, but don't forget "real food" can get you there as well. HAPPY EXERCISING, TRAINER TODD

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hmm that's very interessting but honestly i have a hard time understanding it... wonder what others have to say..

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