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So I thought I would post something about my experience with the new sport line - especially since I train and compete in a non-endurance based sport and I know that a lot of the info on here is based on endurance.
Overall, my training program challenges various energy systems on a daily basis - from HIIT to long plyometric sessions, timed muscle conditioning, short or long runs, bursts of all out strength and power followed by short rest periods, etc. It could be anything from day to day. And I teach hot yoga full-time - 1 or 2 classes each day - which can be very depleting with respect to electrolytes and body fluids.
So I have been experimenting with the new Vega Sport Line and I have to say I am very impressed with the results I am getting, particularly with recovery between sessions and hard training days. I have definitely noticed improvement in DOMS - usually for me its 48 hours. I am sleeping better and not getting the same aches and pains that I have in the past.
Here is my overall routine - it may change slightly each day but generally this is my approach.
Before training - Vega Sport Optimizer - about 30 min before I start.
During training I stick with good ol' water - cold and pure :)
Immediately following a training session - no matter what it is - I take 1 scoop of Apple Berry Vega Recovery Accelerator and shake it up in a 1/2 and 1/2 blend of coconut water and cold water and chug it - tastes so good and reminds me of the strawberry nesquik my mom gave me when I was 10 :) but obviously this is actually good for me!
About 30-40 min later I make a protein shake using the Vega Sport Vanilla Protein - here is my favourite:
PB&J Sammy Smoothie
handful frozen strawberries (or other berries I have in the freezer)
1 tbsp almond butter
1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk
handful baby spinach
1 scoop Vega Sport Protein - Vanilla
1/2 cup roasted squash or pumpkin (I always have some in the fridge)
1 tbsp maca root
1 tbsp chia seeds
1 tsp Chloressence chlorella
I whir it up in my magic bullet, sprinkle with pumpkin seeds and that's my post workout treat!
Often I have two training sessions in one day - in which case I repeat the Recovery Accelerator afterwards and then 40 min later I would have a protein-rich dinner. I normally take the Performance Optimizer only once per day as I have found that works best for me....
If you haven't tried any of these yet feel free to send me a message with any questions or comments...would love to share my experiences!