On Black Friday, more orders of Topical Edge Performance & Recovery Lotion were placed than any other day in company history. That got us wondering, now that PR Lotion is in the hands of so many of you out there, and smack dab in the middle of winter, how do you plan to use it? Will you hold onto it until springtime for your first event of the year? Or maybe use it for just your hardest workout of the week?
Because of sodium bicarbonate’s proven ability to buffer acidity in the body during exercise, it’s not surprising that most users are after the performance benefits PR Lotion can provide on event day or for a key workout.Yet, as was shown in theclinical trial conducted at San Diego State University, some of the biggest gains actually come from the improved recovery it provides.
As elite athletes and coaches well know, the holy grail in training is quicker recovery; the faster you can recover the sooner you can get back to training. Imagine, you’re a cyclist or a runner and now your cross-training or gym routine doesn’t leave you sore and needing multiple days of recovery before you can train again.
We asked three multi-sport coaches how they recommend using PR Lotion to not just get through the winter months, but to actually continue making strength and fitness gains.
Adam Mills,Source Endurance
Pain is a very influential aspect of the negative feedback loop so the less sore you are the next day, the more you can push yourself to improve. PR Lotion has been shown to have53% reduction in delayed onset muscle soreness the day following a hard workout, so that basically means you can return to higher intensity training the next day because recovery is more complete. If you're an endurance athlete in the gym for the winter, then it means you've basically been skipping arm day since...well, February, so this could help you get through those arm day workouts. If not arm workouts, just any sort of HIIT training or building.
Felipe Loureiro,Breakaway Training
The off-season is a very important part of any athlete's training; this is the time when training shifts to a different goal: building a stronger, injury-free body in order to prepare for going hard during the season. Incorporating a product like PR Lotion can be a key factor in achieving off season goals. I have my athletes use it before their gym workouts or cross training sessions to allow quicker recovery with reduced soreness and muscle fatigue.
During the long off-season months, when racing performance is not the main focus, PR Lotion is still beneficial for training and building fitness because it works as a great recovery aid. Athletes completing base mileage, key interval workouts on the trainer, and strength-based sessions can build up a significant amount of training stress. PR Lotion can help athletes recover quickly from these types of workouts, thus allowing them to fit more quality training into each week.
This product is phenomenal! Truly is a game changer. Used it recently for my 12+ Hour Spartan Endurance Race that required me running over 30 miles, climbing up mountains, and doing over 65 obstacle courses. Amp Human was critical in me finishing this race! Will continue using it and telling others about it
I am consistently surprised by how well this stuff works. I use it for all my long rides and am much less sore the following day than I expect to be.
I used this for the first time during a half marathon and absolutely loved it! I had almost no pain in my legs, WAY less than normal, and I was able to run longer because of it. Highly recommend this!
I’ve been so happy with PR Lotion. I can push through hard intervals and race with confidence that I do t have to overreach and burn out early. There are plenty other products that make claims, but PR Lotion has the research and results.
I love this stuff. My legs don't cramp, they aren't sore afterwards, and it's become a pivotal part of my pre-race routine.
I have been using the lotion mainly for my lactic threshold sessions. I get through the workouts with less pain and find that I am able to recover for the next day. The biggest plus is not feeling so much of the burning sensation in my hamstrings as much after high intensity interval runs.
The first two times I used PR lotion, I won two UCI cyclocross races! Of course, it's become a staple part of my training and racing routine since then. Recently, I competed in 4 events at Sea Otter in 3 days - using PR lotion before and after each one. I won the final event and was amazed how well my legs held up for all of the efforts.