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PPS Nutrition Hybrid All in One Protein & Effects on Recovery


Complete Guide to PPS Nutrition Hybrid All in One Protein





Written By Emily Kingston of Progressive Strength

BSc in Sports Strength and Conditioning, for further info please email @ progressivestrength@hotmail.com


The use of dietary supplements among adult population is widespread across many countries around the world. With reports showing nearly 90% of athletes currently using or has previously used supplements. The need for protein appears to be greater for the strength/power athletes compared to that of endurance-trained athlete or the sedentary population.



Protein is typically for the strength/power athlete, protein has a key role within protein synthesis and the increase in lean mass. It is recommended that athletes obtain their protein through whole foods, however the modern day athletes choose to supplement this with protein powders, meal replacement drinks, and protein bars. Whey protein contains an abundant supply of branched chain amino acids (including leucine), which in part explains its ability to consistently enhance protein synthesis.


Creatine is currently the gold standard among other nutritional sports supplements for strength and power athletes. Many researchers support the performance enhancing effects of creatine ingestion, for example, short term adaptations can be seen typically following 5 days of creatine ingestion. Creatine can help improve many aspects of anaerobic exercise performance, including strength, power, sprint performance, and work performed during multiple sets of maximal effort muscle contractions


Carbohydrate is an essential fuel for prolonged and strenuous exercise, although the carbohydrate stores of the body are limited. With carbohydrates being the primary source of energy for all body functions so why should it is different for exercise? The bodies primary source of carbohydrates occur in the form of simple sugars, starches and cellulose. All sugars and starches are converted by the body into simple sugars such as glucose or fructose which the body can then use as a source of energy. With the inclusion of carbohydrate supplementation into your diet the bodies carbohydrate stores can be substantially increased and exercise performance improved by supplementation before and during exercise.



As a supplement, the amino acid leucine supports the synthesis of new muscle. Because of this, it also supports increased muscle size, strength, and in turn reduces body fat. Not many supplements can boast such claims. H.M.B. has been seen to enhance recovery, increase muscle building capability as well as inhabits muscle breakdown. Supplementing with H.M.B. ensures that you have the needed substrate for cholesterol synthesis and maintenance of cell integrity. H.M.B. can decrease muscle breakdown, this could be an effective supplement to use if bulking, but greater results can be seen when cutting.



L-Glutamine is a naturally occurring nonessential neutral amino acid. It is important as a constituent of proteins and as a means of nitrogen transport between tissues. Glutamine is the most abundant free amino acid in human muscle and plasma. With recent research reporting Glutamine can not only help athletes prevent illness and prevent catabolism of the muscle tissue, but has been seen to increase growth hormone levels, glycogen stores, and hydrate muscle cells. Consuming Glutamine as a supplement is unlikely to make a significant difference in terms of fluid balance restoration after exercise, however there are some suggestions of a possible role for glutamine in stimulating anabolic processes, including muscle glycogen and protein synthesis.



Fats are just as important as your creatine, protein, and carbs. Widely misunderstood, fats play an important part in your daily diet as a source of energy. Fats can be found in whole foods such as salmon and tuna, however an easy and effective source of fat is Omega-3.


Timing & Recovery

 Knowing what time you should consume your shake can be confusing, now with the growing evidence showing appropriate timing of protein ingestion provides a distinct advantage in stimulating muscle protein synthesises rates and subsequent muscle development. Not only is protein intake required for skeletal muscle hypertrophy but protein is also needed to repair damaged cells and tissues that result from intense training, the higher protein pool is thought to enhance the recovery and remodelling processes of muscle fibres that have been damaged during exercise. It appears that a whole protein and carbohydrate supplement should be consumed immediately after or within an hour of an exercise session. Whey protein provides a greater immediate increase in the rate of protein synthesis, with 1 serving of HYBRID containing 31g of protein, 13g of carbohydrate along with L-Glutamine, H.M.B. and many more making HYBRID protein a great product to use as a recovery shake following your training for maximum adaptations.





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