Recovery can be a pitchers worst enemy or his best friend. If a pitcher is able to recovery faster than the average athlete then he has a significant advantage. The benefits to faster muscle recovery after a workout or game is reduced muscle fatigue which leads to higher velocity and more pitches thrown. Another big benefit is less chance of injury. Therefore the more quickly you can reach full recovery after a performance has a major effect on your success as a pitcher. This is why supplements have become a major part of sports today!
The remedies of today for muscle recovery are continuously improving. There are always new supplements coming out on the market that claim to improve recovery. The hard part is determining the ones that actually work without wasting a lot of time and money. I have put together a list of products and links to purchase these products at amazon.com. This way I will save you time and money. These are products that I used in my career which helped me not only overcome a career ending injury but to reach my velocity goals of 94mph. I am not claiming that these products will do this for you but they will definitely help.
Pitching Recovery Supplements
All of these products are remedies for muscle fatigue and more. The first two products help you remove the acid from your body post workout or game and the last two help you rebuild or replenish your system.
Apple Cider Vinegar – Poor this into a glass of water and drink it everyday. Especially after a workout or game. This will prevent muscle fatigue after exercise and support a healthy immune system. It also supports an alkaline diet.
Low Glycemic Carbs – Researches have proved that carbohydrates and proteins help to recover muscle after energetic weight training. The latest research proves that Cherry Juice, Honey, Raisins and Pineapple can generate the best effect among lots of carbohydrate.
Whey Protein – Amino Acids are the building blocks of your muscles. This means in recovery you need to provide your body with these blocks for it to rebuild. Whey protein is a great source of Amino Acids. To learn more about Whey Protein read this article called, Proteins To Promote Fast Post Pitching Recovery.
Flora – It is critical that we maintain a healthy GI system. This means we need to keep the good bacterial flourishing in our system. You can support your GI system with a flora supplement. Contact me for a 30-40% discount on this supplement.
Dark Unsweetened Chocolate – Has been proven to be the most viable NO-boosting food (Nitric Oxide), it is also a powerful antioxidant. This will support muscle recovery.
Omega-3 – Omega-3 contains EPA and DHA which is an anti-inflammatory and also has many more healing benefits. It support muscle recovery. Contact me for a 30-40% discount on this supplement.
What’s your opinion on consuming chocolate milk after workouts and games?
I like it!
Creatine thoughts for college pitchers?
We discuss on the @Topvelocity Show https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3s1J7Z4GRGA