It's just one of those things. It takes a little longer to recover after a hard session with each passing year.
When Elivar Co-Founder Donal Hanrahan decided to rescue himself from the onset of middle-aged spread his brain set the training programme while his body had to do the work.
"The issue was that my brain was still wired like my former 28-year old self i.e. a full-time international rower, but my body was actually 40+ years old," explains Donal. "By Day 4 I'd be crying out for a day off!"
"Existing recovery drinks - while promising 'faster recovery after training' were all about energy replacement and didn't make any real difference to how I felt the next day," adds Donal. "The issue was muscular, not an energy deficiency. It just took my body longer to recover between sessions and I couldn't find a product that supported that extended recovery period. It's one of the reasons we started Elivar - if you can't find it, make it!"
Working with sports nutritionists and food scientists within Elivar led to the development of RECOVER - the only sustained release Recovery product on the market. Sustained release because that's what matters as your body get a little older.
So as our video says "Don't Be A Fred - Recover Like Steve" and switch to Elivar Recover
SUSTAIN GO! - The World's First Sustained Release Energy Gel.
We never liked gels here at Elivar HQ
They were the epitome of unhealthy - a turbo charged sugar bomb designed to deliver as much sugar as possible into our blood stream. The result for many a marathon runner, cyclist or triathlete was stomach upset and cramps, bloating and the long term damage of repeat insulin spikes during exercise.
It's a fact - it takes longer to recover as we age.
That doesn't mean we need to do less. It means we should pay more attention to the kinds of nutrients we're providing our body. If you're finding that it is getting a little harder to recover from your favorite session, it may be your recovery drink that needs to change - not the session!