Post-exercise recovery can be a challenge for many athletes. A number of factors can interfere with recovery strategies in both training and competition phases. These include fatigue, loss of appetite, poor access to food and post-exercise commitments. A planned approach is important to ensure your recovery needs are taken care of.
It is no secret that protein is essential for muscle recovery. Foods including yogurts, fruit, nuts, eggs or fish are recommended for post-training snacks and meals. However, whole foods are not always practical in training situations and storage and food preparation can be a real issue. Therefore, make sure muscle recovery is improved by including sports supplements as part of your daily routine.
Building muscle involves the process of pushing your body harder each training session, whether it is to lift heavier or run faster. Training naturally tears muscle fibres and protein rebuilds them. Each time protein is consumed there is a small spike in muscle synthesis (muscle building).
During the 24-hour post-training period, your muscles will continue the process of breaking down and rebuilding. If your diet does not contain sufficient amounts of protein, your body will start to digest and break down muscle. It is important you continue to re-fuel your muscles with appropriate amounts of protein each day.
1. Research has found that consuming approximately 20 to 25 grams per serve of protein, five to six times a day, will enhance protein recovery
2. For individuals with larger muscle mass performing strength-based training, e.g. bodybuilders, a higher intake of 25 to 30 grams of protein per serve is beneficial
3. Musashi 100% Whey contains a blend of both WPC and WPI. This fast-digesting protein supplement provides 24 grams of quality protein per serve assisting with muscle development and recovery*
4. Low in carbohydrates, Musashi 100% Whey is ideal for any active person wanting to improve muscle recovery and assist muscle growth. This easy-to-use protein powder can be made into a delicious shake or mixed into smoothies, baked recipes such as cookies or cupcakes or mixed with Greek yogurt to create a healthy high protein snack.
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*Musashi 100% Why is not a sole source of nutrition and should be consumed in conjunction with a nutritious diet, and an appropriate physical training or exercise program.
Not suitable for children under 15 years of age or pregnant women: Should only be used under medical or dietetic supervision. Always read the label and take as directed. If symptoms persist, consult your healthcare professional. Vitaco Health (NZ) Ltd, Auckland.