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When you hold a max effort for too long, acid builds up in your muscles, interfering with their ability to contract and leading to a decrease in performance. By neutralizing that acid build-up, you can push harder for longer and finally get that PR you've been after. So, if you're looking for something to help you go faster for longer AND not be as sore the next day, look no further! This innovative Human Performance PR lotion was made to do just that.
Sodium bicarbonate has been well researched, and is proven to help buffer acid and improve performance. Before AMP, it had to be ingested by athletes to improve performance, which often caused stomach issues. Amp Human Lotion combines bicarbonate with its patented absorption technology to deliver the bicarb directly to your working muscles. This lotion contains all of the benefits of sodium bicarbonate without the risk of having to pay for it later. This sodium bicarbonate lotion has been shown to:
- Reduce muscle soreness following intense exercise
- Lower heart rate and rate of perceived exertion under the same training loads
- Elevate lactate levels to fuel the muscle
Wait, it increases your lactate levels? Yes! Opposite of what you might think, more lactate actually helps efficiently fuel working muscles. Usually, a rise in lactate also means a rise in lactic acid, but the bicarb binds to and neutralizes the acid, releasing the energy-producing molecule lactate so it can fuel your muscles without increasing acidity.
Another bonus of bicarb is that it helps improve recovery. In fact, it can reduce DOMS (delayed onset muscle soreness) by 53%! DOMS occurs when a high level of acid and free radicals damage muscle tissue for 24-48 hours post-workout. The bicarb helps alkalinize your muscles and reduces free radical release, thus reducing muscle soreness in the days following a hard effort.
So, what are you waiting for? This is one of our favorite products, and we don’t leave home for a hard workout without it.
Learn about AMP Human from its founder Jeff Byers on the Feed Podcast
How We Use PR Lotion by Amp Human
Amp Human is fully absorbed in 30 minutes, so as long as you apply at least 30 minutes prior to any workout or competition you will be good to go from the first minute on. PR Lotion lasts about 3-5 hours but that is intensity-dependent. If you smash a 1-hour workout, you will burn through the extra bicarb PR Lotion gives you but you will get more work done in that 1-hour workout. Same goes for reapplying PR Lotion after you any workout or competition, shower up, then reapply PR Lotion to every muscle group that you know is taxed from your effort, then wash it off after 30 minutes and your muscles will thank you.