I’m 40 yrs old and currently working in Thailand. Been exercising now for about 1-1/5 yrs, dropped 60 lbs to date, and gone from 40% BF to 30% BF, still working to get the BF to 20% or below if I can.
Problem I have now is recovery, I do strength training alternated by intervals and or running 6 days per week, with one day of active recovery (1 hrs fast walk). Seems to take me 4 or 5 days for my legs to recover after a leg strength session or 1 to two days after a interval session which then affects my ability to go hard the next session. My legs hurt and feel heavy when I start, they loosen up a bit but still painful to take off in a sprint. I don’t seem to have the same problem with upper body, its sore for a day or two but well enough to push the next time I train them.
I’ve been reading a lot about supplements for recovery and not sure if they are right for me. Currently I’m taking Alpha Male (on second bottle), multivitamin, lecithin, vitamin C, and green tea tablets.
I cannot get Biotest products here unless I make a trip to the states, the Alpha Male I got when back for a meeting and bought 8 bottles. It looks like the Surge Recovery would be good, but again I can’t get it here in Thailand. They do have Gaspari Halodrol MT, Purple Wraath that I can get here, and I’ve swapped to the ON Hydro Whey and Casien protein powders.
Just looking for some recommendations on what I should do or take to improve my recovery time so I can push hard everyday.