Recovery is a fundamental part of any exercise programme. This means that you have to protect your muscles from catabolism by feeding them the correct nutrients at the correct times of the day. This is easier said than done because a lot of gym bunnies are unfamiliar with getting their nutritional intake right. For sure there is more than one way to skin a cat but here is perhaps the most universal approach to combatting catabolism AND promoting muscle growth, recovery and maximising your muscular endurance in the gym!
Before and After Bed!
When you wake up you are in a very catabolic state simply because you have fasted for 8 hours. Your muscles have gone for hours without any protein thus limiting the volume of amino acids available to combat catabolism. To add to the potential issue surrounding your 8 hours fast, your blood sugar levels will be about as low as a hooker’s underwear after a tenner has exchanged hand. This in turn affects the sensitivity of your insulin levels. What does this all mean? In a nutshell you are burning your hard earned muscle tissue as fast as a WAG burns her famous partner’s easy earned cash. Oh ye and your body has put all ‘fat burning’ systems firmly on ‘standby’ mode. So how can you avoid this dilemma? There are two ways to help counteract the effects of the inevitable fast.
A) Upon waking or straight after cardio ensure you get a balanced breakfast containing a mixture of fast acting carbohydrates, slow digesting carbohydrates, fast digesting protein and fats. For example the below breakfast would be ideal –
60g oats, 2 chopped strawberries, ½ banana, 50g blueberries, 2 scoops of whey isolate and a tablespoon of Udos Choice Ultimate Blend.
B) Before bed you need to ensure you take on the correct supplements to help prevent the breakdown of your muscle tissue through the night by providing the muscle cell with a constant trickle of amino acids. This is easier said than done but luckily there are supplements specifically designed for this time of day! Many athletes will take their whey isolate before bed as they would in the morning or after a workout, the problem is this isn’t ideal unless you are using it combined with a slow multi blend protein to achieve a ‘protein pulse’ but that’s another story. PhD 6HR Blend is a supreme product which is a very real solution to a very real problem. Below in more detail I would show you exactly why this supplement is in a league of its own.
Even most newbies will know that your muscles need feeding every 3 hours but of course unless you get up twice through the night, which some obsessed athletes do, this isn’t feasible. This is why PhD 6HR Blend is so bloody impressive, because it effectively feeds your muscles for 6 hours!!! Yes I will say that again, 6 hours of muscle building nutrients all from ONE shake before bed! A protein shake that is for the more uncensored minds among us!!! Don’t just take my word for it; here is exactly how PhD 6HR Blend works.
Micellar Casein, Whey Protein, Egg White Protein and Soy Protein Isolate are all premium protein sources which combine to effectively complete a multi-blend timed release formula. However, unlike a lot of timed release protein blends this product as you know has the capacity to feed the muscles for a 6 hour window. Considering this will give between 2-3 extra hours of nutrient assimilation in the muscle during bed time that is a HUGE increase. It stands to reason for 6 of the 8 hours you are asleep your muscles are firmly protected from the onset of catabolism. Oh, I nearly forgot what about the other components of PhD 6HR Blend?
PhD have used a component known as Peptide-Bonded L-Glutamine which is a very effective way of ensuring your muscles get additional amino acids when they need them most. Flaxseed oil, a first class source of fat also features within the blend which is another key attribute towards prolonging nutrient assimilation in the muscle for 6 hours. Ingesting high quality fats slows down the rate at which your body digests certain nutrients which is why it is able to help support a constant muscle feeding frenzy for 6 hours!
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Another common time where people fall vulnerable to catabolism is in the gym. Of course we all do because that is part of the process, but some people lose more muscle than they gain because their muscle nutrient balance is off before they even lift a single dumbbell of the rack. It is important when you train that you have taken all measures to fuel your muscles properly. As well as eating enough slow digesting carbohydrates and fats through the day, you want to maximise your ATP production. Why? Your ATP energy system is the primary anaerobic source of energy so the higher you’re ATP output, the longer this energy system can push you for. Not only that but this also means that as a result your muscle glycogen levels should be prolonged which should offset any catabolic effects until the latter part of your workouts.
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