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Sport recovery: not only energy for exercising

Most athletes carefully concentrate on what to do before and during their training session or race giving special attention to energy levels, plasticity and hydration.

Few though, are aware and informed of the importance of recovery, which is crucial for those who want to improve their sport performance.

Seyle law of stress, recovery and supercompensation clearly emphasizes how the body needs to activate a recovery phase after being under “stress” because of exertion.

This phase leads to supercompensation which allows the person to achieve higher performance levels and keep working out efficienciently. Recovery techniques like relaxing massages and mild detoxing saunas are also effective.

Among the main components the key recovery and supercompensation factors are time and nutrition. Obviously within nutrition what is needed is a balanced macronutrient diet (proteins, carbohydrates, fats) and micronutrients (vitamins and mineral salts) as well as frequently used food supplements (very effective), specifically designed for post workout (after exercising).

These observations are valid for both aerobic sports as well as cycling, running and also sports that focus on anaerobic strength including gym workouts with weights, basket, volleyball etc.

There are a variety of choices but for aerobic sports it’s fundamental to choose a combination that works for both “intra” workouts (if over 120 minutes) as well as post workouts.

Within these supplements are found essential molecules designed to achieve glycogenic recovery (muscular and hepatic storage sugars) to replenish what was spent during workout. Thanks to its immediate action dextrose is one of the most important sugars together with fructose and maltodextrins ideal for achieving modular release.

Among the main molecular bricks prone to damage are branch chain amino acids (isoleucine, leucine, valine) which need to be replaced; alanine is also very important for achieving energy reconstruction as well as glutamine and glycine essential for nervous and muscle recovery.

As already mentioned before this amino acid formulation needs to be taken before working out in order to prevent catabolism of the muscles.

Those who practice anaerobic sports, maybe with the objective of preserving or increasing muscular mass, look for formulas that have the objective of providing a simple sugar base (in this case dextrose is well formulated and useful because it stimulates nutrients within the cells).

It’s important to give attention to the muscular structure that becomes deeply damaged within its protein constituents. Food supplements should be derived from high quality sources like whey which is rich in essential amino acids (not synthesized by humans).

The three branch chain amino acids (BCAA) always have a central role when combined with creatine; powersports usually use the high energy molecule called CP (Creatine Phosphate); creatine promotes synthesis and at the same time has a positive effect on muscle fiber recovery.

Among other important amino acids are arginine and ornithine known for their hormonal modulation properties together with their psychophysical recovery action. A quality formulation indicator for both resistance sports (aerobics) and power sports (anaerobics) includes a complete vitamin pool that promotes the metabolic process optimization connected to recovery.

It’s easy to understand the best way of taking the necessary active ingredients is through sachet supplements which include an effective dosage and at the same time are easy to use and pleasant to taste.

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