In this article we will look at the the most important supplements for CrossFitters.
CrossFit for those who don't know is a gruelling sport that engages elements from many other sports including: Olympic Weight Lifting; Gymnastics; Endurance; Rowing; Running; Strength and Condition and more.
The WOD (Workout Of the Day) usually consists of a combination of exercises and movements designed to push the athlete to their limits. Wod can last anywhere from 3 minutes to 60 minutes and are preceded by a thorough warm up.
In a sport as taxing on the body as CrossFit supplements play a crucial role in performance and recovery and as any CrossFit athlete will tell you recovery is the biggest issue they face.
In order for your muscles to recover from extreme training you need protein and more specifically aminos. After training we have what's called the 'Anabolic Window' which is a one hour period immediately following the completion of physical exertion in which the body can absorb much higher than normal amounts of proteins, aminos, peptides, carbohydrates and other nutrients.
To take advantage of the post wod 'Anabolic Window' Urban Muscle developed two products NOTG and Resurrect that provide exactly what your body is looking for.
NOTG (Nectar of the Gods) is a precise blend of super fast acting proteins(Whey Protein Isolate (WPI)) plus simple and complex carbohydrates, electrolytes and amino acids. This combination restores the nutrients lost during the wod and thus greatly accelerates the recovery process.
Take it to the next level
NOTG is the staple for post training but those looking for an even faster recovery should consider UM Resurrect. Resurrect is a powerful free form amino acid recovery formula that will bypass the digestive system and go straight into the blood stream to repair the muscle tissue damage done during the WOD.
Resurrect's ingredients are literally the building blocks of lean muscle with Glutamine; BCAA's; HMB and Taurine. Glutamine and BCAA's alone make up more than 90% of skeletal muscle making them the heavy hitters in the recovery game and HMB is an anti catabolic metabolite of L-Leucine that seems to have magical powers that protect the muscles from catabolism (muscle tissue breakdown). Last but not least Taurine helps relieve stress and thus lowers cortisol levels creating an environment much more conducive to muscle repair.
The value of high quality recovery supplements should not be underestimated as faster recovery from your WOD means you can train again harder and sooner allowing you to reach your goals sooner.
There are a myriad of other UM supplements that are ideal for CossFitters but these two are the standouts for lightning fast recovery and lean muscle growth.
If you would like more information on how these or any other UM supplements can benefit your CrossFit goals please contact Urban Muscle via phone (07) 3371 6556 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.