Work, Recover, Grow, Repeat… #PoweredBySaturnSupplements @SaturnMuscle

Like most athletes, I train hard day in and day out. Being sore is pretty common for me, it’s common for most athletes. Rest days are imperative. I have learned, if you say you don’t need a rest day, then you aren’t training hard enough. And how you treat your post workout recovery is just as important as you treat your training.

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Work, Recover, Grow, Repeat is a common phrase in my home. Work hard in the gym, take time to Recover so you can Grow, then Repeat the process. Recovery doesn’t just happen on rest days, it is daily.

~ Stay Hydrated. Hydration is a very important part of recovery. It is something that should be done before training, during training,as well as after. Hydration keeps your body and muscles functioning at properly. Sports drinks are often used when an athlete’s training is strenuous. I drink Saturn Supplement’s K-Pump Hydrate during my training. Saturn’s K-PUMP is the ideal Pre and During Workout Muscle Pumping / Strength-Endurance Energy Formula! Packed full of Performance Enhancing Activators, Muscle-Building Amino Acids, Mental Focus Actives, and Body Trimming Energizers. It has a high glycemic dextrose blend with caffeine, glutamine, vitamins, minerals, as well as electrolytes.

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Post workout hydration, I use Saturn’s Recharge 15 MinuteRecharge is the most powerful and satisfying Post Workout formula available. No other post workout formula out performs the unique blend of powerful active-agents that Recharge 15-Minute provides. It’s quick-absorbing, immediate-acting and long-lasting Recharge 15-Minute formula contains all the necessary means to jump-start your system with the utmost revolutionary matrix of nutrients including Karbo-Lyn®, ProtaLyn®, GlutaZorb® PowerForce Matrix, BCAA (Instantized), Glutamine (100% Stable Concentrate), and Nitric Oxide. It is a powerful formula, that can be used pre, during, and post workout.

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~ Foam Rolling/Stretching. My muscles get tight post workout, so to help them recover I usually do sessions of yoga with Zoe. Yoga helps with softening the muscles back up and keeping us flexible.

Foam rolling I have a love/hate relationship with ha ha ha. It hurts, but in the end it is helpful with DOMS, or delayed onset muscle soreness. Foam rolling, also known as myofascial release, helps to break down contracted muscles and improve blood circulation. All will help you train harder, look better, and reduce injury.

~ Hot & Cold Therapy. My fave way to do this is an ice bath and hot bath. You can also use ice packs and heating pads. I like the full body experience ha ha ha . With an ice bath your blood vessels constrict which decreases blood flow and metabolic activity. When you get out of the bath and your body starts to warms back up, the vessels open up which increases blood flow to helps flush the body of byproducts caused from cellular breakdown (a result of exercise). Heat therapy or hot bath. This is actually more my fave than the ice bath, for obvious reasons ha ha ha. With heat therapy you are increasing circulation and blood flow. This will aid with soreness, flexibility, as well as help you relax. Alternating hot and cold therapy is great for injuries too.

~Rest.  Like I said, rest is imperative!!! I take a rest day after my heavier lift days. (Back/Leg days) Your body needs time to heal. Sleep is also important for overall health, but very important for muscle growth. When you enter a deep sleep, this is when your body naturally produces the most growth hormone. It is also the key time that your muscles repair themselves.

~Protein. Protein is very important in your road to post workout recovery. It aids in repairing torn/damaged muscle fibers, promotes training-induced adaptations in muscle fibers, and replenishes depleted energy stores. Protein powders are very popular post workout and for good reason. They contain amino acids that aid in repairing and building muscle. Saturn Supplements Smart Whey is a wise choice 😉 mainly because it has a revolutionary Ion-Exchange manufacturing process produces a protein supplement that is 90 to 95% protein by volume. This purity makes whey isolate the most digestible protein available and is virtually fat and cholesterol free. It is by far the most desirable protein source to athletes. Each 35 gram serving provides you with 32 grams of pure digestible lactose-free protein enriched with L-glutamine and branched-chain amino acids. No other protein formula provides you with as much pure protein per serving!
Saturn’s Pharma-Engineered Vitamin and Mineral Complex provides the body with not only the calcium, needed for muscle contraction and relaxation, but key elements necessary for biochemical reactions that take place throughout intensive training-nutrients that are not only vital to good health, but are required for massive gains. denying your body the proper protein post workout, would be counter productive to say the least.
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Make sure your recovery is taking as much precedence as your training and you will see and feel much better results!

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References   http://www.livestrong.com/article/113446-benefits-hot-cold-therapy/   http://www.athleteinme.com/ArticleView.aspx?id=358  http://www.mensfitness.com/training/the-6-best-ways-to-recover-from-your-workout  http://www.humankinetics.com/excerpts/excerpts/how-to-use-heat-and-cold-to-treat-athletic-injuries
 

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