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SPORTS NUTRITION

In his book, "Optimal Muscle Recovery", Dr. Edmund Burke, Ph.D. writes about the importance of the role of nutrition in helping the muscles to recover from exercise lasting more than sixty minutes. He stresses the importance of taking rest and nutrition as seriously as taking the training part of your sport. Dr. Burke has developed the R4 System based on four scientific principles for individual performance:

- Restore Electrolytes and Water. Electrolytes, usually added to sports drinks, can accelerate re-hydration resulting in quicker re-absorption and retention of fluids.
- Replenish Glycogen Stores Rapidly. The recovery ratio should be four grams of carbohydrates to one gram of protein during the two-hour post-exercise period.
- Reduce Oxidative and Muscle Stress. Antioxidants such as vitamin C and E have been shown to reduce free radical buildup during exercise and protect against muscle damage.
- Rebuild muscle protein. Supplementing the diet with additional glutamine can enhance muscle performance.

Tune-Up can be used as an effective recovery regiment. It is also an instructional program which teachers you how to reach a higher level of vitality through aerobic exercise with resistance combined with massage, acupressure, and reflexology utilizing a massage belt.


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