Recover faster and see better results!
A great-tasting shake that’s specially designed to provide the precise nutrients you need to recover quickly after intense workouts, P90X Results and Recovery Formula offers a unique mix of:
- Simple and complex carbohydrates for optimum glycogen replenishment*
- A high Protein Efficiency Ratio (PER) blend to provide the critical building blocks for rapid muscle resynthesis*
- Vitamins, including antioxidants, to help reduce muscle soreness and assist in repair and growth*
Studies show that with proper nutrition during the first hour following a workout you can increase your body’s ability to recover more than 100%. The key component to maximizing this “window of opportunity” is a formulation of approximately 4 parts carbohydrates to 1 part protein. P90X Results and Recovery Formula combines the proper nutrients into this state-of-the-art, great tasting, body-shaping cocktail that’s guaranteed to take your workouts to the next level.
I have personally tried a bunch of different protein and post workout supplements and have yet to find one to even come close to the P90X Drink. And it taste better than any of the other products that I have tried. This is exactly what your body needs after an intense workout like the P90X. I’ve even mixed a 50% portion for during my really intense workouts. This really helps me push through and complete a workout. I don’t feel as sore in the morning and I rarely crash when I use the Recovery Formula faithfully. I have attached a couple excerpts below.
If you are doing the P90X workouts you know personally how tough they are and this drink is something you do not want to skip on. YOU NEED IT after these types of workouts.
I get a lot of questions regarding the amount of sugar in the Recovery Drink. So here is the answer-
After an intense weight training workout, your muscles are depleted of glycogen. The sugar in the recovery drink is immediately absorbed into the muscles to replenish those glycogen stores which your muscles need to rebuild and repair themselves after a hard weight training workout. At this point, it is not a bad thing for your body, but rather, it is just what your body needs. It will not cause weight gain if used properly.
If you drink the recovery drink after a not-so-taxing workout, then the sugar will NOT replenish glycogen stores (since they don’t need to be replenished) but rather it will cause an insulin spike as sugar does normally. At this point it can cause weight gain and be bad.
If you are wasted after a strength training workout, the recovery drink will help repair those muscles and reduce soreness aiding in recovery. If you are not wasted, then you are wasting your time with the recovery drink.
What’s The Deal With The Recovery Formula…
P90X Results and Recovery Formula is a four-parts-carbohydrates-to-one-part-protein powder that speeds muscle recovery.
When you exercise anaerobically (weight training, the high-end of intervals, etc.), you burn blood sugar and glycogen. If you give it your all for about an hour, you’ll probably deplete both of those resources. The carbs in Recovery Formula rush in to replenish that blood sugar and glycogen. Meanwhile, the protein piggybacks in, getting to muscles for a head start on resynthesis.
This 4:1 recovery drink model was conceived by John Ivy and Robert Portman in a landmark study you can read in the book Nutrient Timing: The Future of Sports Nutrition.
First off, the carb–protein balance should be between 3:1 and 5:1 to work optimally. If you take in more protein than that or you add fat or fiber, it slows the absorption of the carbohydrates and you miss the post-workout window of about 1 hour during which nutrients are absorbed readily.
Secondly, while Recovery Formula primarily works for strength workouts, there’s an anaerobic component to most of our “aerobic,” or cardio, workouts, which you know if you’ve done P90X’s “Plyometrics” workout.
Because not every workout is going to hammer you, you should decide how much Recovery Formula you need on a sliding scale. If you’re so wasted that you’re having difficulty moving the muscle groups you just worked, then a full serving of Recovery Formula is called for. If you feel a little shaky but not trashed, you probably have a little glycogen left over, so drink half a serving.
Another factor in deciding how you use Recovery Formula is how much blood sugar you began your workout with. If your diet is very lean, you may be tapped to begin with, so sipping a little during your workout would be hugely beneficial. There’s no hard and fast rule. If you feel perfectly good post-workout, you likely didn’t train hard enough for Recovery Formula. It’s really up to you to gauge how you feel, and use some common sense.
Finally, Recovery Formula is specially designed for maximum absorption, and it has a lot of extra goodies in it. But if you’re getting fit on the cheap, you can make your own recovery drink with apples or grape juice (the acids in orange juice mess with the absorption process, so don’t use that) and a couple of tablespoons of vanilla protein powder.
And no, it doesn’t taste weird. It tastes like a fruit juice float.
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