February 23 Friday Night Lights: Post Workout Shakes
We’re going to start the Friday Night Lights fun this week with post workout shakes. Why did we opt to start the food fun with that? Well, Open workouts are notorious for being particularly challenging and pushing your fitness to the max, more so than CrossFit normally does.
So, if we’re going to be doing that for 5 straight weeks on top of normal training, it’s important that you’re doing everything you can to assist your body recover and be in a better position to continue training.
The 30 -60 minutes following an intense workout is a really important period of time because it’s at this time that your body is particularly primed to shuttle nutrients toward lean muscle mass; like a sponge in water.
Muscle growth only happens when muscle protein synthesis (the cells rebuilding) is greater than muscle protein breakdown (cells breaking down in a workout).
To speed the muscle recovery process and facilitate muscle growth it’s important to consume protein that digests quickly so it can get to your muscles fast where the shift from muscle breakdown to muscle growth is happening.
This is why we only use products like SFH and Vitargo where the ingredients are transparent, and the product is independently tested.
This is important because spending less time in the stomach allows Vitargo (and the protein it’s shuttling) to be delivered faster to the intestinal tract. This provides a near immediate energy boost to blood and muscle. After training, Vitargo recovers glycogen stores 77% faster, allowing for an increase in performance up to 23% greater after just two hours when compared to carbohydrates found in ordinary sport and recovery drinks.
Unlike the claims of other supplements claiming to do similar things, Vitargo is the only supplement who’s claims are backed by published scientific research.
As if the science wasn’t reason enough to make SFH and Vitargo your go to post workout shake, the two together are absolutely delicious!
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