3 Ways Deep Sleep Enhances Muscle Recovery
Getting your sleep right is vital for performance gains and at MyoMaster we believe sleep is the most underused performance enhancer available to every athlete on the planet. At some point or another we’ve all been in a sleep deficit while attempting to train at maximal capacity and it never ends well. We’re more prone to injuries, our focus is reduced and when the going gets really tough, it feels like there’s nothing in the tank to really push on and hit those elusive PBs.
Understanding testosterone and recovery. 3 fundamentals every athlete should know.
Enhancing the mechanism of muscle protein synthesis is probably the most important benefit of testosterone when it comes to athletic recovery. The more we break our muscles down during training and competition, the greater the need for muscle protein. There have been many studies on this over the years but there are a couple key ones to take note of.
What makes Kipchoge so fast…and some other cool stuff I learnt at the London Marathon medicine conference
It’s no secret that Eliud Kipchoge is the greatest marathon runner of this decade, having broken the 2-hour barrier in Vienna in October 2019, the reigning Olympic champion and world record holder which he set in Berlin in September 2022.
How to increase muscular range of motion without losing strength: the science behind using a massage gun to warm up.
Effective warm ups are key to effective workouts that help you progress as an athlete. Warming up is a discipline and a skill. Done correctly, a great warm up will allow you to train at your maximum capacity with a decreased injury of risk, consistently.
The cheat code to greater strength and aerobic capacity using Blood Flow Restriction training
Blood Flow Restriction (BFR) is a training and recovery method pioneered by Dr Sato in Japan during the early 1970s. It involves applying a pneumatic tourniquet to a limb and inflating it until it restricts the blood flow, causing blood to pool in the limb.
The secret to improving your VO2 max without getting off the sofa using electro muscle stimulation (EMS)
Your V02 max is one of those vital stats that endurance athletes should always be trying to improve. In short it is the maximum amount of oxygen the body can utilise during exercise. The more oxygen the body can utilise the more power you can exert for longer periods of time.
3 ways to start your day that will improve your sleep, recovery and athletic performance.
Sleep is the foundation that your athletic performance is built on - and like every other aspect of athletic performance consistency is everything. Routinely getting high quality restorative sleep can dramatically improve your physical capabilities and cognitive function, turning you into a better athlete.
Collagen - the secret weapon for endurance athletes.
Collagen is a structural protein that is integral to the health of your tendons, ligaments, bones and cartilage. Critically, there are a number of types of collagen with Type 1 making up 80% of all collagen and the one that will be the focal point of our supplementation protocol.
Introducing The MyoBall
Enter the MyoBall. A wireless, state of the art, trigger point massage ball, the MyoBall goes wherever you go and allows you to target those deep, hard-to-reach knots and niggles.
3 Supplements That Will Change The Way You Sleep.
Getting great quality sleep is the foundation for athletic performance, you simply can’t out train a bad night sleep. Poor sleep leads to poor muscle recovery and an increased risk of injuries
Performance enhancing protocol: the 3 most effective recovery strategies to reduce the stress hormone cortisol.
The stress hormone cortisol has a catabolic effect on your muscle tissue, meaning it breaks it down and further reduces anabolic hormones like IGF-1 and GH that actually help muscle growth from being released in the body. It also has a knock on effect on your sleep, your metabolism and even your immune system.
How Effective are Compression Boots for Endurance Event Recovery?
Compression therapy might improve recovery generally, but does it work for the type of exercise and recovery you want? If that’s endurance event recovery, then the research says yes.
Cold Water Exposure: Recovery Protocol Basics For Performance
Cold water exposure or ice baths, have long been a staple in athletes’ recovery protocols and, more recently, people like Wim Hof have introduced the cold water exposure to the masses.
MyoPro vs Theragun Pro: Which is the Best Massage Gun?
So you’ve decided you want to take your recovery to the next level and get your very own massage gun? Massage guns are premium products, used by professional athletes and fitness fans.
The Static Stretching Protocol for the rest of your life
Every decade after the age of 30 we lose roughly 10% of the range of motion in our limbs through reduced mobility.
Three Tips to Help You Recover Faster Between Runs
If you’re training for a half marathon or marathon in the next few months then you’re probably starting to ramp up how many times you run a week.
How to Run Properly and Nail Your Form
Are you pushing hard but still wondering why you’re not getting faster or pushing further in your runs? The truth is you might not be nailing your running form.
How to Ease Sore Muscles and Recover After Running
DOMS can be a source of pride in the days after a tough workout or long run, but when you live a busy life it can also rapidly become a hindrance.
What To Do After a Workout
You might think that the moments you’re lifting, stretching and moving are the most important for progress.
How to Use a Massage Gun for the Best Results
The beauty of using a massage gun is its simplicity. But if you’re new to the world of premium recovery or only just considering dipping your toe in, a little extra instruction won’t hurt.
10 Benefits of Using a Muscle Massage Gun
If you’re an athlete or fitness fan who loves to workout then you need a muscle massage gun.
The 10 Best Foods for Muscle Recovery
Your body is a machine. To get the best from it you need to fuel it with the right food. The good news is that if you’re feeling sore and tired and you want to focus on recovery.
5 Common Running Injuries and How to Prevent Them
If you’re running marathons and ultra-marathons then you’re likely no stranger to injury. Although experienced runners (who tend to run longer distances) are actually less prone to injury than novices, it’s during training that you’re at the most risk.