Welcome back to week 2 of our new blog here at the MAD BEET!!! Hope everyone is staying on track with their health and fitness goals!! End of summer is here and I don’t know about you guys but I tend to over indulge during summer?! BBQ’s, long summer nights eating out… more sugar then I’d like to admit!! When my son gets back into school it’s ON for (he just started kinder) me and back into a consistent gym routine!! So how can we make the most of our workouts and healthy eating?! SUPPLEMENT’S!!!
OK… So, SUPPLEMENTATION is a HUGE question I get asked about a lot!!! What are they and why, when and how should they be used?! There is a lot of stuff out there, so here is a breakdown of in my opinion the ones you should be taking!!
PROTEIN: (Post Workout) – Helps repair muscle tissue after you beat them up during your workout. Proteins carry amino acids (small broken down proteins) that are absorbed quickly by the muscle for faster repair and recovery.
GLUTAMINE: (Post workout w/ Protein) – 65% of your skeletal system is made of glutamine. When you work out, you deplete some of your stores. This is why we recommend taking glutamine with your protein for quicker recovery. It’ll reduce soreness which will benefit you greatly! TAG (trans alanyl glutamine) is a slow absorbing glutamine that takes up to 14 hours to fully digest. This means you’ll have 14 hours of constant recovery! Take 2 scoops a day, AM, PM or around training.
BCAA’s: (Before Fasted Cardio [mandatory] and During Workout [optional]) – Branch Chain Amino Acids are small broken down proteins that are absorbed quickly by your body. Three key BCAA’s that your body needs for replenishment is L-Leucine, L-Valine, L-Isoleucine. Paired with a small vasodilator like L-Citrulline, these ingredients will be absorbed quicker by the muscle helping prevent that muscle breakdown during your fasted cardio or workout, fueling your body. Take and use around cardio and weight training sessions.
CLA’s: (Before fasted cardio) – Conjugated Linoleic Acids are beneficial for telling the body to block fat from being stored in the fat cell. It tells the body to use the fat for energy opposed to being stored. This is where L- Carnitine comes into play….
L- Carnitine: (before fasted cardio) – L- Carnitine shuttles those loose fatty cells hanging around straight to the mitochondria where your body will use those fat cells as an energy source and therefore burned off for good. Great combo. Take half to full scoop before ANY exercise.
‘Fat Burner’: Really test your tolerance this first week. Just 1 pill in the morning for a few days. Once you feel ok with that add the 2nd pill in around afternoon time. Don’t take too late in the day as it will cause sleeping issues.