The Importance of Recovery

Recovery is an odd term to use. Most times, it is in reference to returning to a baseline of sorts. For example, when we recover from an injury, we return back to where we were. However, when it comes to training, we don’t necessarily want to recover to baseline, but instead “recover” to a new point higher than before! This is what we call adaptation, the ability for the body to adapt via increasing muscle strength, hypertrophy, endurance or power in response to a given stimulus (the workout you did). So, when we think about recovery we need to think about how we can help our body recover to a higher state and adapt. This is where adequate fuel and protein plays a critical role. Protein consumption provides the body with the amino acid building blocks needed to help synthesize protein, neurotransmitters and other cellular products used during exercise. 

Check out Upper Echelon Nutrition’s Whey Protein Isolate if you want to take your recovery to the next level. Each serving provides 22 grams of some of the highest-quality whey protein out there. The ingredients are all-natural - we only use cocoa powder, Himalayan rock salt, and Stevia for flavoring - resulting in a protein that quite simply tastes amazing. On top of that, each batch of our whey isolate undergoes a strict quality control process that includes independent third party testing to ensure that our protein is exactly what we say it is, free of any harmful substances or contaminants.