Research on Non-Professional CrossFit Athletes Taking Supreme Alpha Post Workout Recovery Supplements

Introduction

Professional athletes use nutritional guidance and supplements to improve exercise performance and recovery. However, most of the time non-professional athletes do not pay attention to post workout recovery after their training session. Especially when the main goal of the exercise is not performance but to keep a healthy and active body or even to decrease the amount of body fat.

Purpose of Research

The main purpose of our research was to understand how a group of 16 non-professional CrossFit Athletes recovered after 40 minutes of high intensity workout by drinking two different types of recovery drinks.

Weight Control

The first group (7 people) had a recovery drink that has been designed to help them recover after their workout and also increase their metabolism to burn fat. This recovery drink, rich in a carbohydrate blend, a balance of minerals, vitamins and amino acids and also with ingredients to decrease craving sensations, showed a decrease in 85,7% on the perception of tiredness and in 71,4% of muscle soreness.

At the same time, 24 hours after they completed the workout, it was reported a decrease of 71,4% in the sensation of muscle soreness and a decrease in 85,7% of muscle fatigue when compared with similar CrossFit workouts without having the recovery drink just after exercise. The above results are correlated of a well-designed formula that slightly increased the calorie intake along the day but were able to accelerate the body metabolism.

Peformance and Healthy life style Group

The second group (9 people) was composed also non-professional CrossFit athletes which their main goals is to keep a healthy life-style and also their sport performance. For this group a second recovery formula was provided. At this time the formula had a higher amount of a different carbohydrate blend, a balance of minerals, vitamins and amino acids but also a fast absorption protein (whey protein) in appropriate balanced with the carbohydrates to increase the speed of absorption.

This group of non-professional athletes reported a greater decrease amount of muscle soreness (100% of them) and fatigue (77,8% of them) just after exercise when compared with the first group. Also, this group executed the workout at a higher intensity compare to the first group. At the same time, 24 hours after they completed the workout, it was reported a decrease of 77,8% in the sensation of muscle soreness and a decrease in 100% of the athletes on the sensation of muscle fatigue, when compared with similar CrossFit workouts without having the recovery drink just after exercise.

The above results are also the results of another well-designed formula that quickly restores the recovery of muscle glycogen levels preventing the muscle catabolism (loss of muscle mass).

Conclusion

Both recovery formulas showed to be efficient in different ways to let the athletes maintain a regular exercise routine without compromising muscle mass, leaning process (if desire), performance goals and everyday activity of a non-professional athlete.

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