Proteins for extra power and quick recovery!

Protein is often associated with weight lifting and strength sports, but it is also an important nutrient for endurance athletes. Also in endurance athletes, muscles get damaged and tired during (often long) training sessions, competitions, tours, marathons or other endurance sports. Protein from food is needed to repair or replace the protein structures in the muscles. Furthermore, there are indications that taking carbohydrates together with protein not only supplements the supply of carbohydrates in your muscles, but also helps to make new protein in your muscles.

You need about 20 grams of protein per 2-3 hours for proper maintenance of your muscle mass and other bodily functions. In practical terms, you should take proteins every 2-3 hours or every meal should contain proteins. Because an intake of a high dose of protein during exercise is often difficult to digest, we recommend taking a protein-rich product such as a Maxim Protein Bar / Bite 1 hour before the start of exercise. These products have the ideal dosage of 20 grams of protein and contain the correct amino acid profile for optimal absorption of the proteins by the body. In this way, you delay the breakdown of tissue during exercise and support the recovery. This way you can build up extra power. Also a Maxim Recovery Drink is very suitable to take beforehand. In addition to extra proteins, a recovery drink also provides sufficient carbohydrates to maximize the amount of energy in your body.

After exercising, the energy supply in your muscles is considerably reduced. To supplement your energy supply, it is important to use carbohydrates directly after exercise. When you combine carbohydrates with protein, the absorption in your muscles is accelerated. Not only does protein accelerate the absorption of carbohydrates, but it also supports the recovery of glycogen. Maxim Recovery Bar is an ideal source of protein and carbohydrates for fast recovery of energy and muscles. With a Maxim Recovery Bar you can start the next match or training with a lead.

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