POST workout soreness
After my first round of Rocket Boys Training Circuit I was extremely sore. I had not seriously worked out in quite some time. All of my muscles were screaming. On morning 2 after I had to roll out of bed I was so sore. I remember being at work struggling as my leg muscles were too sore to function. At lunch the next day I went to the dollar store to try to find something to help with the soreness. I ended up leaving with Icy hot patches and some Thermacare heat patches. These patches did very little to help with my pain. I didn’t make it to the workout that Thursday. My body was so sore I figured I would just end up embarrassing myself by not being able to complete any of the stations. My friend Brian suggested that I get BPI Sport’s BCAA Amino acids and to drink this after working out and it would help me to not be so sore.
I’m not huge on supplements and such so I was a little skeptical but bought some from Amazon to try. One of the main reasons I’m not a fan of things like this is the taste. I drank the Amino acids for a few days until I was no longer sore and decided to drink them right after my next workout to test it out, I did not want to have to miss anymore workouts because I was too sore. To my surprise I did not get as sore when I drank them right after my workout. It was also quite surprising how much I enjoyed the taste. Drink mixes that I have tried in the past were less than desirable. BPI’s BCAA’s fruit punch flavor is #DELICIOUS. The fruit punch is so on point I have not been adventurous enough to try out any of the other flavors that BPI offer but I will let you guys know when I do!
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What exactly are amino acids??
I did a little research and found that Amino Acids promote muscle building and strength because they help prevent the breakdown of protein. Amino acids are the compounds that make up protein. There are many different types, 8 of which your body cannot make on its own. These 8 are known as essential amino acids. The essential amino acids must be obtained from food. When protein is consumed through food it is broken down into amino acids which the body uses to build the type of protein necessary to build and maintain muscle tissue.
The BPI BCAA’s stands for branched-chain amino acids. These are named for their chemical structure that looks like tree limbs. BCAA’s include isoleucine, lysine and valine which are three of the eight essential amino acids not made by the body. You can get BCAA’s from protein-rich foods such as beef and chicken. However, in order to get the amount we need we’d have to eat a lot of meat which isn’t ideal when you are trying to get lean. I’m currently trying to lose weight and build muscle so BPI’s Amino Acids suit my needs perfectly.