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2008/05/20 18:41:56 (permalink)
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Recovery Supplement Help

Hey,

I'm quite new to training - and I'm doing 4 FB workout a week and trying to also fit 2x HIIT as well. To be honest - I'm knackered! So I guess I have two choices - either cut back on training (don't wanna do that) or see if there is a supplement that will make my recoveries quicker, give me more energy and help me sleep better.

Is there anything around to help?

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    RE: Recovery Supplement Help 2008/05/20 20:27:31 (permalink)
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    Sounds like you may not be eating enough. If I'm knackered it's usually because I'm too low on total cals, or pushing myself too hard in the gym.

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    RE: Recovery Supplement Help 2008/05/20 20:35:37 (permalink)
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    OK I see you want 3 different things
    More energy- caffeine is the obvious one, but slow release carbs are great to. Bananas are excellent IMO!
    Better recovery- glutamine or BCAAs. They definitely reduce DOMS for me.
    Better Sleep- Taurine or Melatonin

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    RE: Recovery Supplement Help 2008/05/20 20:37:51 (permalink)
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    Thai - I'm currently on a cut so eating around 2000 cals a day. I weigh 12 stone.

    And I do work as hard as I can at the gym - but then I'd be annoyed if I didn't...
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    RE: Recovery Supplement Help 2008/05/20 21:22:15 (permalink)
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    Caffeine is great while cutting, although it won't help much with sleep. I'd use beta alanine post workout and before bed. It should help quite a bit.
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    RE: Recovery Supplement Help 2008/05/20 22:01:54 (permalink)
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    ORIGINAL: thenoble06

    Thai - I'm currently on a cut so eating around 2000 cals a day. I weigh 12 stone.

    And I do work as hard as I can at the gym - but then I'd be annoyed if I didn't...

    Maybe worth manipulating your carbs so you carb up in the morning, pre workout and post workout, just cutting them lower in the evening. Probably help with energy.

    You can also try active rest on some HIIT cardio days. I tend to do HIIT but if I'm feeling rough I'll just do lighter stuff like skipping, shadow boxing and the like. It's fast pace, but lower intensity. If I'm feeling up for it it's burpees and heavy bag stuff all the way :)

    Edit: Difficulty sleeping can be a sign of overtraining, off the top of my head, might be wrong but I think I'm right...someone else will probably correct me if talking kack :)
    post edited by ThaiFighter - 2008/05/20 22:03:07

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    RE: Recovery Supplement Help 2008/05/21 10:28:54 (permalink)
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    Edit: Difficulty sleeping can be a sign of overtraining, off the top of my head, might be wrong but I think I'm right...someone else will probably correct me if talking kack :)


    You may be right Thai - I am trying to train 6 times a week at the moment (4x FB and 2xHIIT). Maybe I'm overdoing it. I've posted my diet and routine in the Diet section for you guys to rip it apart and help me out :)
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