One of My Passions
As someone who loves the sport of running, I’m now looking to increase my speed, endurance and have faster recovery times.
I turn 63 in a few months. To celebrate, I am participating in a half marathon. I want to have my personal best on time, endurance and fast recovery.
Thus the search for what can help me do this.
Bodybuilding vs Running
When I was body building (in my 30’s so a longgggg time ago) there was a lot of emphasis on amino acids. There still is in the body building world.
My partner is very much into weight training. I go to the gym from time to time but no where near what she does. And the results show it. She is buffed and looking great.
Me, I have more of a runner’s look. But! I wanted to see if I could find info on whether or not amino acids are as necessary for me as for her.
Turns out, some experts say yes. Others say no. Oy vey. What’s a girl to do?
With anything, you have to make decisions based on the outcomes you want. You will ALWAYS find information to support either side of an issue.
I decided to test it for myself. Today I made a really tasty green drink and added in BCAA – Branched Chain Amino Acids. I’m going to try this for a period of 10 days and see if I notice a difference.
How I’m incorporating Amino Acids
In that we have a full container of powdered Amino Acids, I put some in one of my morning drink.s
If you’re interested, here’s the green drink recipe.
- Handful of fresh spinach
- One banana
- Tablespoon of peanut butter
- Scoop of BCAA
- Scoop of Creatine
Blend in a blender for 60 seconds. It’s a sweet, creamy and delicious energy drink. Check out two other tasty energy drinks I make. Click here.
“Creatine is a nitrogenous organic acid produced in the liver; it helps supply energy to cells throughout the body – particularly muscle cells. The compound is formed of three amino acids: L-arginine, glycine, and L-methionine and makes up about 1 percent of the total volume of human blood.” Full post here.
So there you have it. A bit of the inside scoop of what I do to improve performance.
What do you do to improve your health, performance, energy and vitality? Post your “secrets” in the comments section.
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