WHY RE­COV­ERY MAT­TERS

WHY IS AF­TER SPORTS RE­COV­ERY SO IM­POR­TANT, AND WHAT CAN YOU DO TO HELP TO RE­DUCE THOSE ACHES AND PAINS?

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MUS­CLE RE­TEN­TION, RE­COV­ERY AND GROWTH

You know the feeling – run­ning that last kilo­me­tre just a lit­tle faster, push­ing it on the fi­nal sprint, do­ing those 10 ex­tra reps! When you hit the point that you have noth­ing else left to give, a sense of ac­com­plish­ment washes over you, you’ve reached that goal and a new bench­mark! Those are the workouts that re­ally count, help us get bet­ter and make us feel like we’re im­prov­ing. How­ever that in­ten­sive work has an im­pact on your mus­cles, tear­ing the tis­sue and caus­ing dam­age. That’s en­tirely nor­mal, but to con­tinue im­prov­ing it’s im­por­tant to re­cover and take care of your mus­cles so that the dam­age heals and you be­come stronger. With a proper re­cov­ery pro­gramme you can en­sure that you’re ready to train again!

HOW DOES RE­COV­ERY WORK AND WHY DO YOU NEED PRO­TEIN?

The more in­ten­sive your work­out, the more im­por­tant the re­cov­ery pro­gramme, so that you re­tain and in­crease your mus­cle mass. Your mus­cles have the high­est ca­pac­ity for re­cov­ery in the first two hours af­ter ex­er­cise, and par­tic­u­larly within the first 30mins.

Dur­ing re­cov­ery it is im­por­tant to re­hy­drate and re­plen­ish car­bo­hy­drates but tak­ing pro­tein gives your mus­cles a lit­tle ex­tra at­ten­tion. Your body con­verts pro­tein from the food into amino acids which are then ab­sorbed. These amino acids are like build­ing blocks that are used to make new pro­tein for mus­cles. Ex­ten­sive re­search shows that 20g of pro­tein is the op­ti­mum amount for re­cov­ery, which is also why ev­ery Vi­fit Sport por­tion (one bar, one drink and one shake) con­tains 20g of pro­tein. DE­LI­CIOUS DRINKS, SHAKES AND BARS De­vel­oped through years of sci­en­tific re­search Vi­fit sports new range is de­signed for peo­ple look­ing for high pro­tein re­cov­ery prod­ucts. Our range is func­tional and prac­ti­cal, but also de­li­cious, avail­able in 9 dis­tinct flavours. You’re sure to find a Vi­fit Sport prod­uct that suits your re­cov­ery. Each por­tion of Vi­fit con­tains vi­ta­min D, potas­sium, mag­ne­sium and is a nat­u­ral source of cal­cium, all of which con­trib­ute to­wards nor­mal mus­cle func­tion. They are made with no ar­ti­fi­cial colour­ings or preser­va­tives and use only nat­u­ral flavour­ings.

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