It's All About Recovery

by Joel Sward

It can be said that recovery is the number one factor that will determine if you are successful at any training program designed to help you build lean muscle and strength, and increase overall athletic performance and physical health. If you do not recover from your workout training sessions, you will not grow, you will not improve and you will not get better.

So, how do we improve recovery? No matter what your age (any age over 18 years will do, all the way up to 95 years young) and no matter what your gender, genetics or even your environment, there are things you can do that will improve the rate at which you recover.

One such way is to supplement your nutritional intake (what you eat) with branched chain amino acids (BCAAs) and the amino acid, L-Glutamine.

BCAAs are a group of three amino acids (leucine, isoleucine and valine) that are very important for the manufacturing, maintenance and repair of muscle tissue. BCAAs stimulate protein synthesis, the process in muscle cells that builds muscle protein and, as a result, creates muscle growth.

Research shows that BCAAs decrease the levels of cortisol, a catabolic hormone that blocks testosterone's anabolic effects and leads to increased muscle breakdown. It is quite obvious -- if you want optimum muscle recovery, you need BCAAs.

L-Glutamine is a specific amino acid that aids muscle growth by increasing levels of leucine in muscle fibers, inhibiting breakdown and encouraging muscles to store more glycogen, which makes them fuller due to the water that glycogen holds. Not only does L-Glutamine have powerful muscle cell volumizing characteristics (it volumizes muscles cells causing them to be bigger, stronger and have more endurance), but it also is an anti-catabolic agent. Its anti-catabolic properties put you in a positive nitrogen balance, which allows you to utilize protein much better than you could if you were not supplementing with L-Glutamine.

The anti-catabolic properties of L-Glutamine should not be underestimated. When you supplement with L-Glutamine the results are dramatic. This is because L-Glutamine increases the rate at which you absorb and utilize protein and the amount of protein you can use toward your muscle and strength-building goals like never before.

So, how much BCAAs and L-Glutamine are you supposed to take? When are you supposed to take them? How are you going to take them? All of these questions are answered in two words -- Recovery Orange.

House Of Muscle sports nutrition supplement Recovery Orange contains the precise amount of BCAAs and L-Glutamine that you need to maximize recovery and it delivers these nutrients conveniently at the times you need them most.

The most desirable times to take Recovery Orange are in the morning upon awaking, before and after workouts, right before bedtime, and any other time of the day in which an influx of recovery nutrients would be beneficial. Research has shown that supplementing with BCAAs between meals is a great time, because it keeps the protein synthesis process going.

Remember, it's all about recovery. When it comes to succeeding at any training regiment designed to build lean muscle and strength and improving athletic performance and physical health, recovery should be your number one priority. Anything you can do to improve recovery is going to help immensely and House Of Muscle Recovery Orange is a great way to help you do just that.