Fitness Minutes: (8,386)
704 2/14/14 7:58 A
During the time I did Insanity I was told I should be so sore I could barely move the next day. I worked as hard as I possibly could to the point that I would have to stop for about 30 seconds to keep my HR from going above the 200 mark. I used a recovery formula I bought from GNC that was the equivalent and I was honestly never sore. I would drink a few sips before working out and drink that instead of the water during the breaks in the program.
You could always order a small trial packet and see if it helps you any. The GNC version was a LOT cheaper than the one that Insanity advertises so at least you are not spending quite as much.
I don't think you need special supplements in order to properly recover from a workout. That type of marketing is usually just a way for companies to sell you products :)
Are you taking rest days from exercise each week? If you find you're constantly sore, running low on energy, not feeling as good as you'd hoped- then it could be that your body just needs more of a break.
Fitness Minutes: (1,918)
24 2/13/14 3:22 A
Hello, I'm currently into month 2 of insanity and have never taken the recommended recovery formula after workouts. This month is HARD! My body is sore and aching all over. I skipped a workout yesterday as I was sore and had done a very long shift at work (I know excuses). Should I be taking a recovery formula? Would this help with the soreness? I tend to eat more than enough carbs and protein in the day already (overindulge on the carbs slightly). Not sure if the recovery formula will add anything- or do I substitute a meal for the formula? Slightly confused.
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