Tuesday, January 30, 2018 by Derek Henry
Let’s face it, everyone is looking for ways to do things faster and more efficiently. Whether it is an insane work week, active family, or a combination of both, it can become difficult to become physically fit without spending an obnoxious amount of time in the gym. Then, for those who do manage this herculean task, they are often seen walking around awkwardly or limping due to excessive wear and tear on their body.
It doesn’t have to be this way. When you understand how to eat, recover, and repeat, you can legitimately get an unfair advantage over those who don’t understand these core concepts. In addition to that, when you get your hands on high end supplementation that dramatically improves workout results and recovery, you can begin to get more from less time in the gym.
The first step in maximizing your workouts is to increase your overall energy, and augment your energy levels just prior to your workout routine. To do this, oxygen levels in the body need to be very high, which means your nutrition has to be dialed in and your toxic load very low. To gain incredible levels of oxygen, especially prior to a workout, consider a daily superfood smoothie 60-90 minutes before your workout. (Try the Ultimate Warrior Smoothie Recipe.)
During your workout, don’t eat any food but make sure to drink fluids to lubricate your muscles and organs with important nutrients like minerals, electrolytes, and naturally occurring sugars. A great option is raw coconut water or highly mineralized spring water, or purified water with a pinch of sea salt. It’s very important to note to avoid energy drinks during the workout (and altogether) as they actually will eventually cannibalize your ability to recover and generate great results.
After your workout, you want to eat as soon as possible, ideally between 30-60 minutes after the workout. At this stage, you want to make sure to alkalize the body to offset lactic acid build-up at inflamed sources of the body, replace glycogen and nutrient stores that were depleted during your workout, as well as consuming quality sources of protein to repair and rebuild muscle.
Now, surprisingly, many workout enthusiasts do not maximize any of these stages, and typically get the results they do from a sheer amount of work ethic and eating constantly. This may work to some degree, but wouldn’t you like a way to get great results without obsessing about it and make that little time you have for the gym more productive? Or maybe you have time for the gym, but would like to improve your endurance, performance, and recovery to become more physically fit and a better athlete?
Good news, there’s a better way.
Keep in mind that to make the most of your workouts, your daily food regimen is paramount. There are no magic tricks to outwork a bad diet, but with some good adjustments and the right augmenters in your corner, you may find results come much easier to you.
First of all, you will want to get your hands on some Chief Originals Betaine Anhydrous. Derived from non-GMO sugar beets in Finland, it’s a nice choice due to the following reasons:
Secondly, you will want to get your hands on a powerful antioxidant that improves the many facets that are required for a great workout and recovery phase. The Health Ranger’s Hawaiian Astaxanthin is a nice option, due to the following benefits:
Thirdly, you need an excellent way to get a post workout meal that is nutritionally dense and can be properly assimilated so that it goes to the areas that need it the most. This can be accomplished by taking a superfood powder made from high nutrient foods that are loaded with enzymes, which will dramatically assist in proper absorption of these important vitamins and minerals. Remember, you are not what you eat, but more so, what you DIGEST. With that in mind, you may want to try the Fermented Superfood30 blend which makes a nice addition to a post-workout smoothie.
Finally, the item at the top of most people’s list, a quality protein powder. Unfortunately, these are hard to come by as they are usually loaded with soy, artificial sweeteners, flavors, and colors, conventional dairy, and other toxic producing ingredients. Get a good one, and you’ll properly digest the protein so that it can be delivered to muscle tissue to efficiently facilitate muscle growth. Hemp is a great example of this, and is up to 47 percent protein. It also contains 20 amino acids, including the 9 essential amino acids our body can’t produce, making it one of the few complete plant-based protein sources. If you need a clean and economical hemp protein powder, check out the Health Ranger’s Organic Hemp Powder.
It’s a new season, so now is a great time to make a commitment to a fitter and healthier you. Use these tips and all 4 unfair advantages, and watch your workout results significantly improve!
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