Nutrition for Athletes – A Look at Recoverite From Hammer Nutrition
Define your needs
Post-workout supplements are plentiful for weight training. When it comes to finding the right one, it can sometimes be a little daunting to find the ones that offer athletes good nutrition given their specific goals. For many weightlifters or pro to semi-pro bodybuilders, it makes sense to choose something high in calories and protein. But unless you’re looking for huge wins, something more moderate might be a better fit.
Recoverite is a post-workout supplement developed by Hammer Nutrition that fits into this balanced category. It comes in three flavors: citrus, chocolate, and strawberry. Even though the directions say to mix with water, I almost always mix my protein shakes and recovery drinks with skim or almond milk. That being said, I sidestepped the citrus flavor thinking it might not pair so well with a dairy product.
One of the first questions many people ask when looking for the best muscle building supplement is, “How does it taste?” I know I always ask that. Recoverite definitely delivers good taste. Both the strawberry and chocolate flavors have a creamy, not-too-sweet taste that’s sure to have you looking forward to the end of your workout (maybe you already were). As mentioned, I definitely recommend trying a low-fat milk or an almond milk if you don’t like the results with plain water. It’s worth trying for the taste alone.
What Makes Recoverite Unique?
Many products out there contain huge amounts of protein and other ingredients. One of the nice things about Recoverite is its balance. It offers a 3:1 carbohydrate-to-protein ratio, which a growing body of research suggests is optimal for post-workout muscle growth and glycogen synthesis. The protein comes from pure whey protein isolate, which has been proven time and time again to be better absorbed by the body than other types of protein. The calories are pretty low considering some of the competitors weigh a meager 170 when mixed with water. There is not a gram of fat, 32 grams of carbohydrates and 10 grams of protein. I love that it’s only 3 grams of sugar.
results and thoughts
That last stat might be off-putting to some, but that 3:1 ratio is key to Recoverite’s success. I did an exercise program for ten weeks, five weeks without Recoverite and five weeks with it. I could definitely see my muscles hurting significantly less the day after an intense workout while using the product. However, it has to be said that Recoverite can be a big part of what needs to be a broader supplementation program if you’re looking for big gains in your muscles and weight. It just doesn’t have enough protein and it doesn’t contain enough calories to serve as a standalone supplement for the heavier weightlifting goals. But if your goal is to increase functional strength for sport, I highly recommend Recoverite. It’s a great product with a great taste.
Thanks to Ernest Dempsey