With summer already underway, that means outdoor season is fully upon us. The time of year for sports, endurance events, racing, and everything in between can be a great enabler for health and fitness. This is also a key offseason period for many sports, wherein athletes across the country are fully immersed in harnessing this allotted time frame for developing their physical body further to truly come back better, stronger, and faster.
Whether you’re in it for sport, fun, fitness, or optimizing your health, making sure you have the right fuel to optimize your energy and endurance is key to both keeping up with your own regimen and/or for pushing yourself just a little bit further to drive your health, performance, and force a better physiological adaptation in the right direction! This is why the scientists behind the scenes at Max Muscle Nutrition are recommending a combination approach of Pro BCAA and Emerge to fuel yourself this summer!
Let’s examine why that is and leverage all of the moving parts to break down the ways in which this potent nutritional system can work for you. So, first of all, what are these products, and what do they do?
Pro BCAA (branched chain amino acids) is an amino acid formula designed to enhance recovery, performance, and muscle growth. Pro BCAA powder is a scientifically-based formula to provide the body with high potency branched-chain amino acids (BCAA Xtreme) in the ideal 2:1:1 ratio of leucine, isoleucine, and valine. As a versatile formula, Pro BCAA is specifically designed to benefit pre-, intra-, and post-workout. For the pre- and intra-workout, this comprehensive formula is designed to support the energy fuels needed for high intensity and endurance workouts. For the post-workout, it functions to support rapid recovery, muscle anabolism, and anti-catabolic effects.
Emerge is a blend of herbs and ergogenic agents, designed to promote energy, focus, endurance, healthy digestion, exercise performance, and fat-loss support. Emerge is a powerful fat-loss and body composition slenderizing system specially formulated to inhibit appetite, promote the release of fat from stored fat cells, and accelerate the burning of fat for fuel. Emerge contains clinically-proven, weight-loss ingredients to suppress appetite, provide maximum calorie burning specifically from fat, increase energy, and elevate the body’s metabolism. The combination of selected ingredients promotes a metabolic shift, which scientists describe as “fuel partitioning” by shifting the burning of fat as fuel rather than fat for storage. By using a product like Emerge, fuel partitioning benefits can ultimately lead to enhanced lean body composition changes.
Now let’s examine the ways YOU can make these powerful nutritional tools work for your health and fitness regimen:
1. Focus: The ability to focus on the task at hand is key to any of your endeavors. This rings true for those of you who need to have the ability to focus on technique, like student-athletes, or anyone doing any sort of skill-based activity like surfing this outdoor season. Moreover, if you simply want to dial in your mind-muscle connection for better neuromuscular outcomes on your level of fitness in the gym, this can support your routine in a major way. Lastly, a simple need to focus for work, study, or creative endeavors can be supported with Emerge supplementation.
2. Energy: There are various physiological systems and pathways in the body that can contribute to the cumulative state of energy you feel day to day. Thankfully, both Pro BCAA and Emerge can work in conjunction to support the energy supply demand of some of these physiological systems and their fuel needs. Emerge has a blend of energy-providing ingredients, including caffeine, ginseng, citrus aurantium, and green tea. Pro BCAA has the amino acids needed to fuel your muscle mass, which can result in your body having more nutrient ammo to fuel your higher states of performance.
3. Fuel Supply: On that note, Pro BCAA has the amino acids needed to fuel the body’s muscle mass demands. Supplementing with key amino acids-including leucine, isoleucine, and valine-can give your body’s muscle mass the nutrients it needs to fuel performance and avoid catabolic potential fuel states (wasting muscle) to do so.
4. Endurance: If the body has proper fuel reserves, it has demonstrated the ability to push into the deeper waters of aerobic activity, including endurance sports or activities. This can mean everything from cycling, running, triathlons, team sports, and longer workouts. Both the added energy supply state nourishment from Emerge, combined with the muscle fuel molecular nutrients in Pro BCAA, support longer-duration, aerobic-based activities.
5. Recovery: In a state of caloric deficit, the body can potentially limit fat loss at certain thresholds and unfortunately break down amino acids in the muscle for fuel. This is known as a catabolic state. By supplying a much-needed hit of both essential and non-essential amino acids, Pro BCAA can lend the body exactly what it needs to prevent this state of muscle wasting and arm you for your recovery needs.
6. Muscle Growth: As immediate recovery needs are met, Pro BCAA can support muscle protein synthesis to further drive physiological adaptations to exercise. In this context, that means dispersing vital nutrients needed to synergistically support recovery and muscle growth.
7. Digestive Health: An oft overlooked component of Emerge is the added fiber: 10 grams per serving! While we believe a majority of fiber should be sourced through whole food consumption – mainly fibrous vegetables – having an additional ‘insurance policy’ to aid in digestive regularity is a great idea.
8. Fat Loss: Staying lean and trim is a goal for many, especially as outdoor season is synonymous with swimsuit season. Pro BCAA can help support muscle mass maintenance (and growth) in states of caloric restriction. Emerge contains a full suite of ingredients demonstrated to support fat loss.
9. Game-Day Performance: Do you have a competitive race, swim, game, or some other type of event you’re prepping for this summer? If so, the combo of Emerge and Pro BCAA can act synergistically to fuel your victory. With its energetic and focus support, Emerge can act as an ideal pre-race/game/workout performance enhancing ergogenic agent. Meanwhile, Pro BCAA can provide your body with additional amino acids to fuel game-day performance, while also facilitating precise physiological adaptations to the stress response to optimize recovery following the taxation of performance.
Although everyone is different, outdoor season does incite specific demands on many of us. These demands can be met in the form of proper nutrition and a healthy supplement regimen. Thankfully, Emerge and Pro BCAA fit the bill and can provide support in a myriad of ways, from fat loss to energy to focus. In a nutshell, the combination of Emerge and Pro BCAA should be considered by athletes and healthy individuals for their unique needs to support optimal health, function, and fun this season!
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