Today’s tip is another highly valuable topic.
That’s because once you dial-in what works best for you, your mental strength and performance will get better and better.
While today’s focus is for athletes and coaches, everyone will undoubtedly benefit.
Especially if you are actively lifting your Mental Strength and developing performance-enhancing and life-extending muscle strength.
If you have been competing, training or resistance training for any amount of time, you have experienced varying degrees of “recovery time”.
That is, sore muscles, muscle discomfort, decreased muscle function and the feeling that you ‘just need another day or two’ to recover from a training session.
Here’s what dictionary.com says about recovery:
To return to a normal state of health, mind or strength
And if you are trying to hit big goals, which every single member of MentalStrength.com is undoubtedly doing, you want to recover sooner, rather than later.
That’s why today’s topic is so interesting, yet simple (which is probably why it’s highly effective).
You see, a fascinating study published by the Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition reported something we recently addressed in A Surprisingly Easy Way to Elevate Your Game.
They did a wonderful study, in a different way.
This team of researchers found that if you eat branch chain amino acids (BCAAs) before and after training, your recovery time is faster. That is, you won’t feel as sore and your muscles will return to full-function sooner. (1)
Letting you get back to attacking your Mental Strength-building goals faster.
BCAA’s are essential amino acids that your body doesn’t make on it’s own. We are big fans of wild salmon, pastured eggs and quality meats for BCAA sources. And for more muscle and Mental Strength-building reasons than just the amazing benefits of faster recovery. But whatever your preferred source looks like, BCAA’s are called essential for a reason. You need to eat them, especially if your long term goal is better Mental Strength and Natural Brain Health.
So, you might try doing your research and experimenting with what best powers you, helps you to recover and helps you make progress.
Your mind, muscles, daily performance and Mental Strength will be glad you did!
Until next week,
Your team at Mental Strength
1. Exercise-induced muscle damage is reduced in resistance-trained males by branched chain amino acids: a randomized, double-blind, placebo controlled study
2. Whey Protein Does Not Enhance the Adaptations to Elbow Flexor Resistance Training