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Any physical activity, but especially intense exercise, requires a recovery
period. After high performance activity, the body recovers in three distinct
phases. Rapid recovery phase begins immediately after the exercise and lasts
roughly 30 minutes. In the phase, the metabolic rate returns to pre-exercise
levels. It is followed by intermediate recovery phase, which lasts between 90
minutes to two hours. During this phase, the body begins to restore fluids by a
process called rehydration. This is the most critical phase of recovery, which
requires intake of carbohydrates. To facilitate rehydration, carbohydrates
should be ingested as soon after an event or training session. Finally, in the
longer phase of recovery, which can last from two to 20 hours, carbohydrate
replenishment continues. It is during this longer phase recovery that the damage
done to the muscle by heavy exercise is repaired.
Just as recovery and muscle repair both are important, carbohydrate ingestion ensures that event fatigue does not set in. Training and post-exercise nutrition are essential for consistent performance, but to prevent and delay event fatigue carbohydrate replenishment is equally important. This is achieved by high carbohydrate consumption in the days immediately preceding the event. This is also referred to as carbohydrate loading. Carbohydrate loading helps athletes to avoid "hitting the wall." Therefore, high carbohydrate regimen yields greatest benefits for endurance athletes. These athletes include long-distance swimmers, cross-country skiers, soccer players, long-distance runners (especially marathoners), triathletes and, among others, long-distance bicyclists. In general, carbohydrate replenishment in most effective for any athletes who participates in an event lasting more than 90 minutes.
Ultimate Nutrition's Pure Muscle Carbs is specifically designed to help athletes recover from post-exercise strain and restore muscle strength and integrity quickly and efficiently. Pure Muscle Carbs is a unique combination of carbohydrates from natural sources, and contain no refined sugars. Furthermore, this powerful combination of carbohydrates has neither fat nor cholesterol. If you exercise regularly, regardless of the intensity of exercise, Pure Muscle Carbs will help you to restore muscle strength, enhance performance and promote good health.
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