‘Pimp my Shake’ #4 is getting protective of your protein shakes, we suggest throwing in some mixed berries (try frozen or fresh), 15ml (approx 1 tablespoon) of an omega oil blend, a teaspoon of cinnamon, a teaspoon of grated ginger and some UMF 10 Manuka honey.
This is an antioxidant packed, anti-inflammatory concoction of immune boosting ingredients for a morning or post workout shake fit for the Gods!
If you’re training regularly and eating healthily, you’re giving yourself the best chance of reaching a healthy and aesthetically pleasing physique...FACT! However if both your training and diet is on point, but your rest and recovery periods are lacking, then you run the risk of 1.) Hitting a plateau (minimal gains) 2.) Getting injured 3.) Suffering from overtraining syndrome and thus predisposing yourself to disease and infection!
Overtraining syndrome is a scientifically backed condition which can lead to impaired energy, increased physical stress, lack of motivation, overall weakness and in some of the more extreme cases, neuromuscular fatigue (fatigued mind/muscle connection), and impaired immune response (Gibson and Edwards, 1985; Lehman et al. 1993).
Yep, an impaired immune system i.e. our infection fighting first line of defence can result from overtraining. Not observing adequate rest periods is detrimental to health and exercise progress mainly because of the rise in the stress hormone cortisol. If cortisol is allowed to rise in the body, cellular structure could be damaged, white blood cells and antibodies are less responsive and your body is exposed to attack!
Protect your body from infiltrators and the ensuing damage that may follow with this anti-inflammatory, antioxidant packed shake…ladies and gentleman I give you the ‘Pimp my Shake’ Protective edition.