I am very fortunate to have a number of competitive athletes among my clientele. When working with individual, and especially team, athletes—from golf, tennis, and swimming to football, baseball, soccer and hockey—I often see the same challenge. My clients struggle to get a meal in immediately after they exercise.
The Post-Workout Mission-Critical Timeframe
The first 15 minutes following true exertion—whether it’s an intense workout, a game or even just a stressful life situation— should be considered as “Mission Critical.” Immediately after your workout, or after you experience some physical and mental stress, your body is craving energy from carbohydrates to rebuild its glycogen stores. It’s craving amino acids from protein to build and repair damaged muscles as well as important co-nutrients such as vitamins and minerals.
Your body is an efficient machine that wants to fast-track the process of replenishing muscles that have become depleted of these nutrients so they can rebuild— more efficiently, faster and stronger.
Yes, this period of time, post-workout, is critical to proper recovery from training. But it’s also a critical timeframe to help you recover from the day-to-day stress you put on your body. Remember, the more efficiently you recover, the better you will perform at everything you do—not just your workout. And that means we can all do more of the things we love.
Your body is an efficient machine that wants to fast-track the process of replenishing muscles that have become depleted of these nutrients so they can rebuild
Garden of Life’s Raw Organic Protein powder supports your body immediately after exertion in two ways; first, it speeds up muscle recovery and second, it helps naturally reduce fatigue and soreness following exertion.