Torrent: Post-Workout Anabolic Muscle Mass Activator
|P-W-O. These three letters, as they relate to nutrition, are among the most overlooked parts of the bodybuilding equation. In reality, P-W-O is the most critical factor in the quest to foster new growth. What is P-W-O? "Post-workout". As in, post-workout nutrition. That period of time following lifting is absolutely vital for inducing overall muscle mass "activation". Torrent's formula is designed to maximize what's called the anabolic window of opportunity. This open window exists after a hard training session and it's your job to get as much of the right nutrients through that opening as possible...
To simplify matters, essentially three things occur post-workout that can affect one's muscle mass gains and repair time: glycogen is depleted, muscle protein balance is negative, and the rate of protein degradation is increased. To break it down further, glycogen is essentially what fuels the muscles during a workout. Low glycogen stores mean that there's less cellular energy for recovery and overall workout performance, not to mention fatigue and having to tap into other places in order to meet the body's demands (using protein for glycogen replenishment). In this situation, training and performance will suffer.
Protein degradation indicates that body tissues, which are made of amino acids, are being broken down. Increases in protein breakdown can lead to losses of muscle mass. And last but not least, muscle protein balance is regulated by the balance between protein synthesis and protein breakdown. Immediately after a strength workout, protein synthesis either stays the same or slightly increases, however the negative part is that protein breakdown occurs rapidly. This leads to a negative muscle protein balance and loss of muscle. Intense weight training is a traumatic event and as such catabolic
It is the nutrition that is targeted on response to this muscle breakdown which determines whether or not anabolism or muscle building occurs.
One question that often comes up is this, What happens if I don't take advantage of the PWO window of opportunity? I mean, I sometimes supplement with a shake or have a meal post-workout. Well, sorry to disappoint you but you are probably not optimizing your gains. As a result of these three post workout phenomena (a failure to rapidly bring the body back into recovery mode, i.e., to increase glycogen stores; to increase protein synthesis; and to prevent protein breakdown), you have to deal with several potential consequences:
1. Prolonged muscle soreness
2. Reduced performance in the gym and high risk of overtraining
3. Minimal gains in muscle mass despite a well-designed training program
4. Possible loss of muscle mass
Now, these four consequences aren't meant to scare you. It should only reinforce the importance that the post-workout window of opportunity plays, especially to anyone who is looking to maximize the long hours spent in the gym working on building mass. Remember working out is just one part of the equation--recovery and nutrition should be just as important to lifters. This is why we here at Universal Nutrition, engineered Torrent-the ideal post-workout, anabolic muscle mass activator.
To reiterate what was discussed above, in the absence of critical macronutrient intake, a bodybuilder's protein balance would remain negative. If you want to build muscle this definitely isn't good. This is where Torrent comes into play. It acts quickly and efficiently by supplying your muscles with a powerful cascade of critical nutrients, all in a matter of moments. After a hard workout your muscles are torn down, glycogen is depleted and your body enters a damaging catabolic state. For the bodybuilder, this is a state of red alert.
When consumed immediately post-training, Torrent's proprietary blend of muscle mass activators rush to bring your body back into anabolic green light status, quickly repairing damaged muscle fibers while triggering fresh growth. First and foremost, it has super high-efficiency protein. Torrent is loaded with hydrolyzed whey protein (WPH), which consists of small whey peptides that are quickly digested and absorbed. Remember, after a workout, the goal is to take in only the most efficient sources of nutrients and for protein, WPH is as efficient as it gets. Hydrolyzed protein is the quickest digesting protein available and more efficient than even free form amino acids.
Torrent also contains a specialized Osmosulin Matrix of carbohydrates that allows for quick glycogen replenishment and the fastest possible absorption of muscle-nourishing nutrients. This blend is packed with an optimal ratio of both simple and complex carbs. With this blend, we introduce a new carbohydrate to the post-workout scenario-Waxy Maize Starch (WMS). WMS is a unique and very expensive "high molecular weight" carbohydrate that has the ability to move through the stomach rapidly. This is ideal for quick glycogen replenishment without "stomach bloat". Just as importantly, WMS has the ability to draw or "pull" other nutrients into your muscles cells along with it-this special torrential action makes it an ideal carb for post-workout ingestion.
Torrent's Osmosulin Carb Matrix also provides you with d-glucose and maltodextrin, essentially combining the rapid gut-passing of aminos and other nutrients from WMS with the potent insulin spiking properties of these simple carbohydrates. In other words, Torrent provides a fuller spectrum of various carb sources, each with their own functional advantages. This blend allows for a dramatic boost of anabolic insulin via simple sugars coupled with the nutrient-drawing effects of high molecular weight carbohydrates.
Torrent is also generously spiked with 18 grams of a key proprietary blend of advanced aminos and creatines. This special "anabolic matrix" is the key that will help to turn your muscles into post-workout recovery overdrive. When consumed immediately after intense training this potent blend can induce a powerful anabolic surge that shuttles nutrients into your starved muscle cells. Here's how it works. Recent studies show that protein and carbs alone just won't cut it for optimal recovery. They are integral components in the post-workout scenario, however, amino acids and ergogenic nutrients such as leucine, glutamine, taurine and creatine, further enhance the effects of a protein/carb mixture allowing you to maximize gains.
Of most importance, the additional leucine appears to be especially significant in that it helps further stimulate muscle protein synthesis and maximally optimizes whole protein balance. Leucine is the money amino in terms of anabolism, and Torrent delivers a full 8,000 milligram complex of its most advanced forms. With Torrent, you are guaranteed you are using the most complete post-workout product on the market.
Heightened anabolism, rapid nutrient transport, insulin potentiating--all delivered by means of a delicious post-workout growth cocktail. Torrent is an anabolic force mother nature never intended. Blow your plateaus away with Torrent.