The Bigger Picture of Recovery What you eat, when you eat it, and how much you eat has a dramatic effect on your performance. But, not all nutrient combinations work equally well. Our 2:1:1 Recovery Formula is based upon the latest science demonstrating that blending different types of carbs and proteins maximizes absorption and leads to better results than the use of larger amounts of any single type. Hydrolyzed whey, micellar casein, and ell albumen proteins provide immediate and sustained amino acid delivery for repair and rebuilding, while the precise ratio of simple sugars and rapidly-digesting carbs in 2:1:1 Recovery helps refuel and replenish hard-working muscles. And with 5 grams of added BCAAs in the proven 2:1:1 ratio of leucine to isoliecine and valine to stimulate muscle protein synthesis, there's no question that 2:1;1 Recovery is an indispensable part of every serious athlete;s routine.
The Rapid Recovery Ratios: 2:1:1 Carbohydrate Ratio
Comments about Optimum Nutrition 2:1:1 Recovery, Colossal Chocolate, 3.73 lb:
* I had a muscle injury on my right thigh, caused from overdoing it on the treadmill. I had a really hard time to get rid of it, took me almost 4 weeks. Since I use recovery, no injuries! And I "still" overdo it sometimes. Being injury-free is a great morale booster! You can workout without the pain and really get better at whatever you try to do.
* I go to the gym right after work, so when I am done I am usually very hungry. This one fills you up after the gym, so you won't attack your stash of candy.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Shaker: Bringing a shaker cup with to the gym is the best way to get a powerful dose of protein immediately after your workout. Just add 2 rounded scoops of 2:1:1 Recovery to your shaker cup and then pour 12-16 ounces of your prefered beverage. Cover and shake for 25-30 seconds. (if you're making a 1 rounded scoop serving, just cut the amount of water or milk in half). Don't have a shaker cup? Visit www.optimumnutrition.com and order a custom shaker, or visit your local health food store of gym.
Blender: Add 2 rounded scoops of 2:1:1 Recovery to a blender filled with 12-16 ounces of water, milk or your vavorite beverage. Blend for 20 30 seconds. Then add 3-4 ice cubes and blend for an additional 30 seconds. Reduce the liquid and ice by half if you are only using one rounded scoop of 2:1:1 Recovery powder.
Spoon Stirred: If you forgot your shaker cup or don't have time to get out the blender, you can add 2:1:1 Recovery in a glass filled with cold water, milk, or your favorite beverage. If you're preparing 2 rtounded scoop serving add 12-16 ounces of liquid, for 1 rounded scoop serving use 6-8 ounces. Then mix it up with a spoon for about 30 seconds or until powder is completely dissolved.
Suggested use: Based upon your body weight, activity levels, and performance goals, consume one or more scoops of 2:1:1 Recovery immediately after workouts.
Tip: Consume a high protein, high carbohydrate whole food meal or second serving of 2:1:1 Recovery 2-3 hours after your post-workout recovery shake to maximize stored energy levels for your next workout.