(Natural News) So you took it a bit too easy over the summer holidays, no big deal. As long as you recognize that you need to start eating healthier again and hit the gym, you’re halfway back to the shape you were in before the sultry and seductive summer vibes kicked in.
What many people don’t realize is that most of the results you squeeze from your exercise regimen happen with your pre and post workout nutrition, not in the gym itself. The amount of energy you have prior to and during your workout, and how you refuel your body for muscle building (including the heart) through nutrient restoration, determines most of what you are going to see as a result of your routine.
So if you are going to invest that kind of time in the gym each week, why not make it well worth it? Unless your idea of the gym is a few minutes on the treadmill, a few squats, and a shameless selfie…and if it is, I can’t help you. However, if you’re going because you’re serious about getting in shape as quickly as possible, then take heed of the following ways to get above average results from your workout routine.
As impressive as it sounds, betaine anhydrous is as important for fueling your workouts as it is for recovering from them. It’s a shame more people don’t use it, as opposed to other synthetic supplements that wreak havoc on the liver and kidneys.
When you get your hands on a good betaine anhydrous, it’s possible to tap into the following benefits:
- Enhanced performance pre-workout
- Promotion of natural cellular hydration levels
- Balanced osmolyte levels
- Uplifted mood and energy levels
- Supported muscular performance and body composition post-workout
- Supported post-workout recovery
- Supported endurance during exercise
To ensure you get the purest and most natural betaine anhydrous possible, get Chief Originals Betaine Anhydrous, a Health Ranger product, which is derived from non-GMO sugar beets in Finland.
It’s hard to not go on and on about chlorella, but it really is a nutritional juggernaut that can dramatically improve your workout results, on the front side and the back side.
Since chlorella contains the entire B-vitamin complex, is rich in chlorophyll (the life blood of plants and transporter of oxygen), and has substantial amounts of plant-based iron, it can support energy production for your workouts in a whole new way.
Additionally, with it’s unprecedented support for alkalizing the body, and it’s ridiculously concentrated protein content (58 percent of weight), you can also use it after you regime to help support recovery from post workout inflammation and your immediate protein needs for muscle building.
Of course, you don’t want to cannibalize your efforts by taking a poor source that can easily be tainted with heavy metals, so taking the Health Ranger’s Clean Chlorella will ensure you get a lab-verified product that is as clean as it is potent.
I would be remiss if I didn’t mention a supplement that seriously supports a great recovery from your workouts. This is especially important if you are just getting started (in which you will shortly be reminded just how many muscles you do have as a result of post workout stiffness) or if you are working out more than three times a week.
Why? Well, astaxanthin is known for it’s phenomenal support of muscles, joints, tendons, and bone health, as well as for endurance support. It also supports cardiovascular health, which can help you get the most out of those heart pumping workouts.
So if you want to support a quicker recovery from workouts so you are ready to go at it more often without feeling like a walking stick, then strongly consider the Health Ranger’s Hawaiian Astaxanthin for best results.
Minerals are incredibly important for building strength in the body, whether it is bone or muscle building. Many of them are also burned up in exercise routines, mostly through sweat, with potassium, magnesium, and sodium being three big ones. Failure to have these nutrients at adequate levels by replenishing them regularly, could negatively affect your strength for current and future workouts through nagging cramps (potassium), reduced heart function (magnesium), and imbalanced electrolyte levels (sodium and potassium).
You can get the aforementioned minerals and many of the others required from many places, including vegetables, but if your diet is not spot on and your digestion strong, you can easily work yourself into a deficit (and the reality is, most people are likely deficient in one or more minerals due to these factors and poor soil concentrations of these nutrients).
In this case, it’s as easy as putting the Health Ranger’s Concentrated Mineral Drops in your water or beverage for pre and post workout, to make sure you tap into the benefits of minerals in fueling and recovery from your workouts.
It’s not lost on very many people the importance of protein in a recovery from a workout. However, what does escape many people is how much is needed, what are the best sources, and how much is actually assimilated by the body.
If you are engaging in a moderate exercise routine a few times a week, a generally accepted amount of protein required is 1.2 to 1.4 grams per kg of body weight per day. If you are into intensive body building, that number can go up to 2 grams per kg of body weight. But before you start analyzing protein powder labels for the most grams per scoop, keep in mind that what is listed as the amount of protein per serving on the bottle is often NOT the amount synthesized by the body. Not only that, but excess protein that can’t be used can be hard on the kidneys, so you don’t want to overdo a bad protein powder.
Best case scenario, you use a highly digestible protein powder for your body and avoid the mega dose in one shot. To get an idea of some good plant protein sources, as well as some animal ones, check out Animal Protein vs Plant Protein – What’s Better For You? and you’ll get some answers on what might work best for you.
If you already know you like plant protein, then consider the Health Ranger’s Organic Hemp Protein Powder. If you want to go animal based, then consider one of these high quality whey protein powders.
One thing that is important to mention, is that you can’t eat a substandard diet and just take these supplements and hope to get the most out of your workouts. What you eat is as or more important than your supplementation. Good supplements can take you to another level, but your diet is the foundation of your results.
Now get your exercise routine together, get your nutritional plan worked out, and get your supplements so you can get your beautiful body back.
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