Post-Workout / Muscle Recovery
After a grueling workout, all you want to do is rest. But there's one more crucial step you need to take to ensure your hard work pays off: nourishing your body with Post-Workout supplements. Why? When you workout, you deplete your muscle glycogen, the primary fuel your muscles use for energy production. After your workout, your hungry muscles are primed to absorb whatever nutrients you send their way, preferably high-glycemic carbohydrates to promote glycogen replenishment, a fast-acting protein to enhance nitrogen balance and amino acids to enhance recovery, which is why the quality of your post-workout supplements is so important.
To help your body through recovery mode after intense training, and to turn your body from a catabolic (muscle breakdown) state into an anabolic (muscle growth) state, try products such as BioQuest's MyoZene, MHP's Dark Matter and ProSource's After-Mass. Aside from the carbs, protein and amino acids (such as glutamine, taurine, arginine, glycine and alpha lipoic acid) mentioned above, some products in this category also contain creatine monohydrate, B vitamins and even botanicals.
Help your muscles rebuild at the exact time they are most receptive to receiving nutrients, by following each session at the gym with a post-workout/recovery product.