what are your guys thoughts on the best methods for muscle recovery??? other than sleep! and protein! maybe BCAA's or just str8? or maybe something i've never heard of?
carbs, forget glutamine. i also do simple stretches
not trying to eat carbs im trying to cut up. stretching helps you out a lot foreal?
it helps a little to relieve the tightness, our gf-ama works great for recovery and helps to shed some additional weight but high carbs work for me, ecspecially with a gda
i would do a 1 2 combo and try iForce lights out at bedtime, and iforce compete for a pre/intra combo, check out the logs some people's endurance are through the roof from compete.
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LCLT, Citrulline Malate, beta-alanine, and sleep aids (by virtue of improved sleep) all promote recovery with data backing them.
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Deep tissue massage by a hot babe.
Light cardio after heavy lift days really helps. Stretching should be mandatory. Don't be like me and neglect it for years on end and then struggle to touch your toes (I used to be able to jump into the splits and kick box).
BCAA's have probably had the most notable impact on recovery...or at least DOMS, for me. I never saw the point of them as I always have a preWO and postWO shake, but after trying several samples I am sold. If I time the dose right, I can go heavy and not even have DOMS whereas before they were severe and would last for 3-5 days.
Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness.
Basically feeling sore as hell after lifting. Typically is at its worst 48 hours after lifting.
That and I'm 40.