I’m talking about protein for muscle recovery and sharing a quinoa salad recipe in today’s Irish Daily Mirror for week four of the ‘Get Ireland Fit’ campaign for the Castleknock 5km taking place on June 21st in the Phoenix Park.
It’s important to compliment your training with healthy nutrient rich meals to build up your strength and stamina and help with recovery between sessions. It is during this recovery, rather than when you train, that muscles get stronger as tiny microscopic tears that occur as a normal part of training are repaired and as a result muscles are strengthened. Amino acids, which are the building blocks of protein are what carry out this rebuilding. There are nine essential amino acids, considered essential because our bodies don’t produce them so we need to get these from the food that we eat.
Read the full article here.