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10 Apr, 2018

THRESHHold® Improves Recovery in Runners

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Runners who train correctly understand that rest and recovery are as important as those long runs and interval sessions and should be included in your programme! There is a lot that runners can do to aid their rest and recovery including taking supplements, and THRESHHold® is a great way to support the recovery process.

Perhaps the most important scientific training principle that leads to improved fitness and performance is the principle of overload and adaptation: In order for training adaptation to take place, the intensity of the physical activity must exceed that to which the individual is already conditioned. The body must receive a progressive and systematic overloading. In other words, if we are to become stronger and faster runners, we must stress our bodies beyond our current capacity. However, when we do this, we effectively damage the muscles, by creating little micro-tears in them, and if we do not allow these micro-tears to heal, we do further damage the next time we train or compete, which results in decreased performance and injury.

Therefore, the key to the principle of overload is rest and recovery, which allows the body time to repair these small micro-tears, which in turn makes the muscles stronger and equates to faster and improved performances. Determining exactly how much rest you need is a little trickier, as our bodies are unique. As a rule, regardless of your level of fitness or ability, every runner should take at least one day’s full rest a week. For some runners, however, two days’ rest is required, and if you are just starting out, rather include two rest days in your week. Also, if you’re getting on in years, accept the fact that your body is not going to heal itself as quickly as that of a 20-year-old, so allow even more time to recover.

A Helping Hand
The use of THRESHHold® is scientifically proven to improve recovery from exercise by dampening the inflammatory response and reducing oxidative stress caused by exercise, in doing so there is less post-exercise muscle and joint soreness and returning to regular training occurs sooner. A vital building block for the regeneration of damaged connective tissue, MSM has the ability to boost and maintain glutathione levels post exercise, which may help to reduce recovery time from injuries. Using THRESHHold® over time helps your body to maintain healthy joints, cartilage and muscles which are essential elements for improving your running performance!

The key is to listen to your body, then you’ll know when it’s time for extra rest – and you will not lose any fitness or forfeit any progress by taking a rest day. You only stand to gain from rest! The second part of rest is active recovery, when you continue to exercise, but in such a way that you allow the body to continue its healing process. This might entail a swim, bike, gym or aqua-jogging session, where you can continue building endurance or strength, but without using the same muscles over and over. Include one or two of these sessions in your weekly training.

Lastly, be careful not to overstress your body. Running hard every day is a sure way to end up injured, or sick, because your body is not given time to repair itself, so alternate hard sessions with rest, active rest or easy sessions. For example, a hard track session on Tuesday would be followed by an easy 5km run on Wednesday, and a hard hill session on Thursday can be followed by a core workout session in the gym on Friday, or a long, slow run on Sunday followed by a full rest day on Monday. THRESHHold® will assist your body with the recovery process; good recovery means stronger body for the days you have to push hard to reach your goals!

*Each THRESHHold® tablet contains 1000mg of pure, four-times distilled OptiMSM. For maintenance, 2-3 tablets can be taken daily, while dosage can be increased to 6 tablets daily during periods of intensive exercise.

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