Recovery - What is your ultimate?
- 07-29-2009, 02:16 PM
Recovery - What is your ultimate?
Been out of the loop for a little while with supplementation, and I'm wondering what your IDEAL, MONEY ASIDE, stack would be for recovery.
Although a diet related question, I'm confident that I'm dialed in. Strict Paleo diet, plenty of protein and healthy fats, along with favorable carbohydrate choices (no grains, no sugar) around my workouts. Pre and post that is.
Looking for supplement advice, to find the ultimate stack to be able to train 5-6 days a week with added intensity. Recovery is good for now, but I tend to ride the rollercoaster ride. As in, I have AWESOME days here and there, but their toll sometimes leaks into the other days, which end up being less than stellar.
SO, budget aside, what would you recommend, steroid/pro-hormone free, for maximum recovery? I train CrossFit by the way, which is constantly varied domains of exercise.
So far, I have this, aside from a tight diet of course:
Beta-Alanine and Creatine
Adaptogens (Rhodiola mainly)
Was using citrulline malate, dropped it as I ran out. Will pick it back up again if worthy.
- 07-29-2009, 02:45 PM
If i wasn't worried about money I'd rock USP's Powerfull for great sleep/recovery and the new Diesel Test Pro-Cycle by Get Diesel for a testerone boost. Cause looks like you have everything else in check besides some Fish Oil and Multi Vitamin. If looking for best multi vitamin money not an issue go with Orange Triad by Controlled Labs.
07-29-2009, 02:48 PM
07-29-2009, 03:39 PM
07-29-2009, 04:25 PM
2-12 g's of vit C, 1200 IU of vit E, also beta carotene (vit A). heavy exercise releases tons of free radicals which lengthens the recovery period, those 3 are the most powerful anti-oxidants. I buy it all liquid and feels great. I can actually tell that I recover faster with vitamins and 15-20 gs of BCAA of course.
07-29-2009, 05:06 PM
I'd take either cre02 (creatine/cordyceps/rhodiola/gynostemma/ciwujia) or VO2 (cordyceps/rhodiola/gynostemma).
You should consider MAN Clout, too, as it boosts recovery immensely. Clout, Cordygen VO2, and Xtend would kick ass.
07-29-2009, 10:17 PM
How would waxy maize, or glycerol supplementation fare? Glycogen supercompensation sounds like its right up my alley, boosting performance and recovery, but I generally shy away from processed carbohydrates. Worth a shot?
Also - thanks for the replies.
07-29-2009, 10:25 PM
pound down the recoverpro and essentials w/joint by anabolic innovations. that'll cover most of your bases
07-30-2009, 12:09 AM
07-30-2009, 07:15 PM
dont mean to sandbag here but C E and A aren't the most powerful antioxidants.
grape seed extract is somewhere around 20x more powerful as C. green tea extract is somewhere around the same potency.
dont get me wrong though, C has its uses - joint , lung, and cartilage recovery, but there are alot of really strong anti oxidants out there outside of vitamins.
For me, the action IS the juice.
07-30-2009, 07:48 PM
07-30-2009, 09:16 PM
Dare I say it - I've been giving "Volumaize" a shot! Before I get kicked in the balls, let me explain. 4 bottle trial over at Vitamin Shoppe. Thought I'd give it a go, to see how I feel during the met-cons. Contains waxy-maize and glycerol. So far, so good, but whether thats placebo or not, it's so hard to tell. With the constantly varied workouts, its even harder to judge. But, so far, so good. I'll shoot you a PM if I come to any sort of a conclusion or whatnot.
07-30-2009, 09:19 PM
BTW, you'll see great results from Clout. It doesn't provide the endurance CRE02 does, but it increases recovery a LOT. Throw in some Cordygen 5/VO2 for the best of both.
07-30-2009, 10:14 PM
07-30-2009, 10:52 PM
I felt good with poseidon but not sure how much It did for my recovery... My recovery stack includes- postworkout protein isolate/waxy maize/creatine mono, before bed 2 hyperdrolx2 and 2 powerfull, 3 scoops of axcell during workout and few more at night and in the morning.
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07-31-2009, 01:45 AM
wow lol just buy some eggs and eat 24 aday and watch ur self explode
u could eat a whole bottle/tub of everything said in this thread and not recover as much as eating 4+ eggs befor bed
or as many eggs as u can throughout the day
and yes they do raise LDL lvs wich is the good kind
07-31-2009, 11:02 AM
"vitamin E causes a greater increase in circulating creatine kinase activity, perhaps indicating increased skeletal muscle repair. Increased vitamin E intake has been associated with enhanced glucose tolerance and insulin action as well as improved lipoprotein status."
You definitely got me on the fact that there are more powerful antioxidants. Just in this case he is looking for recovery related supplements and you can never count your vitamins out.
07-31-2009, 01:05 PM
07-31-2009, 01:05 PM
07-31-2009, 01:52 PM
I'll find out. 6 hours of judo plus minimal working out has me over-training slightly sometimes. Judo is brutal. I'm curious to see how this stuff helps.
07-31-2009, 02:09 PM
07-31-2009, 05:47 PM
07-31-2009, 07:38 PM
Uh, yeah, there's far more to recovery than protein, and NOTHING beats Cordygen for its intended benefits.
That being said, raw eggs are amazing for size and strength. I drank 24 raw eggs a day for 6 months straight, when I was 20, and bulked up like a madman, got the biggest I've ever been. There's a thread on here somewhere, search eggs and DR Mercola, IIRC; lots of info in there on raw eggs.
There's a hell of a lot more to recovery than protein, though.
09-21-2009, 05:26 AM
Hey man. I'm training Crossfit aswell, 3 days on 1 day off on a calorie restriction (~300 cals below maintenance). The only thing that boosts my recovery considerably is Scivation Xtend 8-12 scoops a day, thats considered megadosing bcaa's. I drink it allover the day. I just put 1 or 2 scoops in a watercontainer and drink from that so I got some in my system every time of the day. Its very doable that way. Furthermore I get a big part from my calories (~35%) from mixed nuts, seeds, goji berries and cacao beans, I do way better on that then on a chicken breast with the usual suspects diet. I dont know if its because of the mineral and/or omega content of the nuts or the anti-oxidant activity of goji-berries and cacao beans.
A bit of a late reply but maybe it's of use to you.
09-21-2009, 08:29 AM
09-21-2009, 08:33 AM
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09-21-2009, 10:04 AM
2 scoops Poseidon
3 caps NoXidant
You pretty much cover all your post-training bases with this. A mix of high and low GI carbs along with a huge dose of BCAA for protein synthesis. The Na-RALA/NoXidant helps with nutrient repartitioning along with an amazing anti-O blend.
M.Ed. Ex Phys
09-21-2009, 10:44 AM
09-21-2009, 10:58 AM
Contrast showers - this depends how hard I was pushing it
Epsom salt baths
My Chiro, on maintance once a month currently.
IN evening after WO's I do a pool recovery workout - this helps a lot!
Hot tub almost every evening
Tangelos or however you spell it for vitamin C. Its a cross between an orange & a tangerine. Or just will have one or the other. First is my fav.
Wheat germ in my moring shake - 2-3 tbls.
Nos Ether by Get Diesel or Ether Tabs
DTH or DTP to keep the most important T-level high so I can be a beast
Good quality food
EVO along with other top notch fats, fish oil, nuts and various seeds.
And the most important, sleep with naps.
09-21-2009, 11:20 AM
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