Recovery is a vital part of your training, and arguably the most important nutritional aspect to consider after any exercise, yet it is something that is often overlooked.
As recovery is so important to success in achieving your aims and goals, we believe you should be putting as much thought and effort into your recovery strategy as your training and racing.
The better, faster and more efficiently you recover, the sooner and more optimally you can exercise or compete again. Our work with elite and serious endurance athletes highlights that they never ever ignore recovery, as they know it makes the difference to how they will perform tomorrow. This is as important for recreational and everyday runners as the elite.
Research has shown that ingesting a recovery product containing a blend of carbohydrates and protein within an hour, and even more specifically, within 30 minutes of finishing a training session increases your recovery. During this time period the body takes on sponge-like absorption qualities. This is where recovery products can make all the difference in your recovery process. Dream It recommend using quality supplements containing quick absorbing protein-carbohydrate complex, a blend of vitamins, minerals, electrolytes and glutamine. These ingredients make sure that all bases are covered from muscle damage rebuild to hydration and immunity support.
High intensity training has been shown to lower immunity and increase the chance of upper respiratory tract infections (coughs, colds, sore throats etc). When you are training heavily your immunity levels can be suppressed leaving you prone to getting ill. Therefore, care needs to be taken in the critical post exercise period to ensure that nutrition is optimised to protect the immune function and promote the right training response.
When you arrive at the office or back home after a training session, making a meal that has the correct amount and type of protein, carbohydrates and minerals can be very difficult. It’s the same as when you cross the finish line of an event or race, recovery food is not very easy to come by. It is in these circumstances that supplements can come into their own.
SiS pioneered the use of post exercise nutrition for endurance athletes and has over 20 years of experience helping top-level teams and individuals to recover optimally in order to be at their best when they need to perform again.