Here is the first installment of things I've been "digging" (Yes, I was a H.S. and college volleyball player and H.S. coach back in the day, so theres a little volleyball humor for you). These days my cousin and I have been crushing an intense bodybuilding program called Super Hero Muscle. I would usually be sore each week (lifting 4 times a week can do that to you). About a year ago I was introduced to a great line of organic nutritional components called Purium (PURe and PremIUM). Recently I tweaked my peri (pre and post) workout nutrition to match my recovery needs and have been seeing great results. Here is my exact routine:
Preworkout: 2 scoops Power Shake (organic greens and slow release carbs), 2 Super Xanthin (see below info on Astaxanthin), 4 Super23 Aminos (organic vegan protein amino pills).
Postworkout: 2 Super Xanthins (see below), 4-5 Super23 Aminos and a serving of LOVE Supermeal Protein Meal Replacement Shake.
Ever since, I've been doing this almost to a T every lifting day and have had no muscle soreness and can actually function the next day. Years before finding this organic nutritional support there were days after lifting I wouldn't be able to move well and this does not bode well when trying to show exercises to clients.
Sound like a lot? You could say so. Important to note A) I live for intense lifting (stress relief for me) and setting personal records, and B) My body is a walking billboard of my business. While you may not have the same lifting goals (or needs) that I do, we could all benefit from a little more nutrition and a little less soreness in our lives, can't we?