Forum

Whey Protein or Recoverite

The Forum for Endurance Athletes

Whey Protein or Recoverite

Postby gdsemiller » Sun Jun 12, 2011 6:45 pm

I started training for triathlons back in 12/24/10. I started out at 227 and im 5'7". I'm currently 210 and from Dec 2010 to April I was using 2 scoops of GNC 100% whey protein, 1.5 cups of skim milk and 5-6 strawberries that I blended up. I would drink this within 30min of completing my workout. The next day I felt fine and energized. I then switched over to Hammer Products where Im using gels and Heed for workouts and it has been great. I stopped using the GNC protein and started to use 3-4 scoops of Recoverite. In the last month I wake up not sore but tired with no energy. I wanted to know if I should be taking Whey Protein and Recoverite. I like Hammer's whey proteing because it only has 5mg of cholesterol where as GNC has 40mg. My workouts have increased so I know that can be one problem, but I'm just not recovering like I should. Any suggestions?
Thanks
George Miller
gdsemiller
 
Posts: 2
Joined: Sun Mar 06, 2011 7:46 am

Re: Whey Protein or Recoverite

Postby steve-born » Mon Jun 13, 2011 11:21 am

Hello George -

The fact that the muscle soreness is minimal-to-non-existent, even though you've increased your training workload, indicates that the amount of Recoverite you're consuming is indeed working for you. I would suggest that it is most likely the increase in your training volume/workload that is responsible for your feeling tired in the morning. As your body adapts to this increased training volume I believe you will find your energy levels returning, especially if you are providing supplementary nutrients for your body.

If you're not doing so, I would suggest you consider the daily usage of our three "Daily Essentials" products: Premium Insurance Caps, Race Caps Supreme, and Mito Caps. The article "The Hammer Nutrition Daily Essentials Formula" (http://www.hammernutrition.com/knowledg ... .1253.html) provides the rationale for the use of these three products, as well as some dosage suggestions.

In addition, I think that the daily use of AO Booster (http://www.hammernutrition.com/products ... r.aob.html) and Super Antioxidant ()would be very helpful as well. I discuss the benefits of these two products in Endurance News #68 (http://www.hammernutrition.com/EN/EN68/ ... #spotlight).

Lastly, I think you might really benefit from a scoop of Hammer Whey (http://www.hammernutrition.com/products ... .whey.html) - mixed in water only, no carbohydrates - prior to bed. Not only will you be supplying your body with a hefty dose of amino acids for the purpose of muscle tissue rebuilding - and I believe that when we're asleep the body accomplishes a lot of its recuperative/reparation processes - you will also be supplying your body with a excellent dose (6 grams) of glutamine.

Glutamine is used to elevate release of growth hormone (hGH, also spelled HGH). In the foreword to the book, The Ultimate Nutrient – Glutamine by Judy Shabert, M.D., and Nancy Erlich [Garden City Park, N.Y.; Avery Pub. Group, ©1994], Douglas Wilmore, M.D., of Harvard Medical School, points out that glutamine is a key to the metabolism and maintenance of muscle, the primary energy source for the immune system, and essential for DNA synthesis, cell division, and cell growth, all factors that are enhanced by hGH.

We discuss this in more detail in the article "Hammer Whey's Glutamine - An hGH boosting nutrient (http://www.hammernutrition.com/EN/en55/index.html#12).

I hope this information and suggestions will be helpful to you.

Sincerely -

Steve
************************
Steve Born
Fueling Expert
Event Sponsorship Coordinator
www.hammernutrition.com
800.336.1977
************************
User avatar
steve-born
 
Posts: 300
Joined: Mon Mar 08, 2010 11:16 pm

Re: Whey Protein or Recoverite

Postby gdsemiller » Sat Jun 18, 2011 2:11 pm

Steve,
I want to thank you for your response and I will take the time to read the suggested articles and also try your recomendations. Again thank you so much.

Thanks
George Miller
gdsemiller
 
Posts: 2
Joined: Sun Mar 06, 2011 7:46 am


Return to Endurance Forum

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest