The most common question I get from athletes is, "how can I get fitter faster?"
There are no shortcuts to putting in the time to train, but what if you could get a little more improvement out of every training session?
I'm excited to share the best performance hack I have come across for athletes to become fitter faster. In this two-part series, I'll share how it works.
First, a quick refresher on the basics of training: you apply a physical strain to our body, recover from that strain, and then our bodies adapt to the higher workout and, as a result, get fitter.
Here, the key is "apply a hard strain" and "recover from that strain."
Part 1: How to push harder in each workout (the easy way)
The problem with applying a hard strain in training is that it hurts. When we push hard, we run out of oxygen going to our working muscles, lactic acid is generated faster than we can clear it, pain increases, and we eventually slow down.
But if you could increase the amount of oxygen-rich blood flowing to your working muscles, you could slightly delay that feeling of having to slow down. As a result, you could tolerate a somewhat higher workload for longer.
The "hack" part of this is that you can supplement before your workout to boost Nitric Oxide. When your Nitric Oxide levels increase, your arteries dilate, and more oxygen-rich red blood cells flow to your working muscles.
The results can be subtle to dramatic. On a moderate run, I didn't notice the benefit as much. The other day I did intervals up a set of stairs with my daughter and saw a relatively significant difference in these high-intensity efforts.
So how do you boost your Nitric Oxide levels?
There are two ways:
Beet-based products like SurAlt Red are very effective at boosting Nitric Oxide for up to two hours.
SwissRX Nitric Oxide uses an ingredient initially discovered in watermelon to boost Nitric Oxide for 5 hours.
I generally use the SwissRX Nitric Oxide product as I'm looking for a longer-lasting benefit. The advantage of the Sur AltRed product is that it is just one tiny pill and is excellent for shorter workouts.
Here is how to add it to your daily routine:
Take two capsules each morning. Dr. Kevin Sprouse has many of his patients do this for general cardiovascular health, plus it helps build up reserves that make it more effective during your training.
Take six capsules 45 minutes before training. You could experiment with higher amounts. Six capsules are the recommended dosage. You have reached the ideal dosage if you feel your lips slightly tingling.
Spoiler alert: the idea behind the combination of Nitric Oxide and Total Recovery is that recovery becomes more critical when pushing harder in your workout.
Part 2: How to Recover Effectively
We've now covered how boosting your Nitric Oxide levels will make it easier to push that 1% to 2% harder in each workout, but what comes next?
When you add additional strain to your workouts consistently, you also have to make sure you recover better so that your body can adapt.
You can do this by taking more time to recover between hard workouts. But if you take more time to recover, you will take longer to ”adapt” to the training stress and take longer to get fitter.
To recover better and faster, you need to do the three things:
- Reduce excessive inflammation post-workout
- Clean-up metabolic waste (free radicals) in the form of potent anti-oxidants
- Fuel your muscle and body with the micronutrients it needs to refuel
- Most recovery shakes on the market only cover that last point of refueling you with carbs and protein.
SwissRX Total Recovery is our best-selling recovery shake as it has taken a different approach that addresses all three parts of recovery.
- It helps control inflammation with BeePropolis, Turmeric, and Quercetin to reduce inflammation post-workout.
- It helps you reset with potent anti-oxidants in the form of Alpha-Linolenic Acid (ALA) and Green Tea Extract (EGCG)
- It refuels you without causing additional inflammation, which is a risk with dairy-based whey protein. For this reason, Total Recovery uses low-inflammation Brown Rice Protein to refuel you.
For me, the best part is that Total Recovery is also delicious. All three flavors (Chocolate Mint, Vanilla Chai, and Strawberry) sell equally well. My preference is Strawberry, and I’m usually not a fan of Strawberry flavors. This one is perfect.
We have created a new bundle that includes SwissRX Total Recovery and Nitric Oxide with enormous savings for you to try out the routine. The bundle is $99, and you save 42%.
Here is the protocol:
- Take the Nitric Oxide daily (two capsules) in the morning.
- Before each workout, take six capsules.
- After your workout, blend up a delicious Total Recovery shake.
Pro Tip: If you want to increase the carbs in your Total Recovery shake, add a banana when you blend it.
The bundle is $99, and it saves you a whopping $72. It is only available through the end of today.