Intra workout – What you should be consuming intra workout and why.
The ideal intra workout would be able to not only improve recovery but also reduce muscle breakdown during intense workouts. By using the synergistic blend of amino acids and creatine to increase strength and the anti-catabolic effect of carbs we can achieve just this.
BCAA & EAA – WHATS THE DIFFERENCE?
When exercising you experience an increase in blood flow, oxygen and nutrient delivery to muscles. This increased nutrient delivery makes it essential to have amino acids readily available in the blood stream to assist with muscle repair and growth.
When looking at which amino acids to use we’d be looking at Either EAA’s (All Essential 9 Amino’s) or BCAA’s (Isoleucine, valine and leucine).
Eaa’s products include all 9 amino acids the body is unable to synthesise and must be obtained through diet. Increasing the amount of these consumed has been shown to be great for muscle growth and recovery.
BCAA’s pre and intra training are fantastic at preserving muscle and also reducing fatigue and soreness. Supplementing with these three is particularly crucial for people following a vegetarian/vegan diet as plant based protein sources tend to be lacking in Isoleucine, valine and leucine which are needed for muscle protein synthesis.
The primary benefit of creatine is an improvement in strength and power output during resistance exercise. For this purpose, creatine is well-researched, and the effects are quite notable. We recommend taking 5g a day to get the above benefits.
FAST ABSORBING CARBOHYDRATES
Carbohydrates are very anabolic/anti-catabolic and are used to produce ATP which is the form of energy your muscles use to contract.
Once you’ve expended a certain amount of muscle glycogen, your body stops trying to free energy from glycogen and circulate glucose and focuses on conserving energy.
This increases fatigue, as well as decreases focus, power, and strength. Supplementing with carbohydrates intra workout can greatly improve workouts intensity as well as stopping muscle breakdown due to the insulin release which inhibits cortisol activity.
The combination of the three supplements peri-training will allow you to recover better and make progress faster than ever before . Intra workout – What you should be consuming