ENERGY & RECOVERY

Energy & Recovery is essential to every athlete, no matter what goals they have. We need enough energy to fuel our workouts and we need the correct nutrients to let our bodies recover from hard workouts and intense cardio sessions that sap our energy levels.

Many don't really understand the demands put upon the body from serious training of any sort and they have even less idea on how to help themselves recover and end up taking in the wrong things at the wrong time which ends up being of no benefit to them.

Hopefully our full explanation will help shed some light on this for you.

 



6 Pack Bags Varsity Duffle
RRP £124.95
£59.95
6 Pack Bags Varsity Duffle is a colourful streamlined duffle bag designed for long practice sessions, competitions or simply days when you must travel.
0 reviews
6 Pack Fitness Vixen Bowler
RRP £199.95
£99.95
6 Pack Fitness Vixen Bowler is a luxurious bowler style handbag designed for the discerning woman who want to remain in control of their nutrition 24/7.
1 reviews
Better Bodies Cherryhill Jazzpants
RRP £49.96
£29.50
Better Bodies Cherryhill Jazzpants are stretchy, classy, sexy and comfy! They are great for the gym or any form of ladies training.
0 reviews
Better Bodies Flex Board Shorts
RRP £54.95
£29.95
Better Bodies Flex Board Shorts are built for MMA, gym sessions or cardio work. Board shorts are the best shorts you can buy.
0 reviews
Better Bodies Support 2 Layer Top
RRP £49.95
£29.95
The Better Bodies Support 2 Layer top has a inner bra for support and a fuctional tank top .
0 reviews
Better Bodies Water Bottle
RRP £6.95
£3.95
The Better Bodies Water Bottle gives you 750ml of empty space for you to fill with water or whatever you want!
0 reviews
Brachial Athletic T-Shirt
RRP £31.95
£31.95
100% Cotton T-Shirt
0 reviews
Brachial Back Flip Tee
RRP £29.95
£29.95
The Brachial Back Flip Tee is an Over Sized, oil washed tee shirt with a cool vintage feel made to fit guys that train.
0 reviews
Brachial Basic Tee
RRP £27.95
£27.95
Brachial Basic Tee is a stylish loose fitting tee shirt made for maximum comfort, in the gym, at the movies, laid on the sofa or in the park with the kids!
0 reviews
Brachial Beanie
RRP £19.95
£19.95
Brachial Beanie is made from 100% Acrylic, it is a cool looking beanie hat which will keep you dry in the cool winter months and dry in the summer showers
0 reviews
Brachial B-Line Beanie
RRP £21.95
£21.95
Brachial B-Line Beanie is a great looking hat for protecting your head from the elements and making sure you look cool at the same time
0 reviews
Brachial Body Tee
RRP £31.95
£31.95
Casual V Neck Tee
0 reviews
Brachial Cool Tank Top
RRP £25.95
£25.95
Brachial Cool Tank Top really is cool! You will want to wear this in the gym and on more casual occasions too.
0 reviews
Brachial Crew Hoodie
RRP £99.95
£49.97
Brachial Crew Hoodie must be the cosiest hoodie on the planet, this is seriously high quality!
1 reviews
Brachial Cross Jacket
RRP £69.95
£69.95
Brachials Cross Jacket is a great looking well designed jacket that is durable and loaded with detail. Brachial have gone out of there way to design something that stands out from the crowd and they have succeeded. The attention to detail is insane!
0 reviews
Brachial Destroyer Hoodie
RRP £49.95
£29.95
Brachial Destroyer Hoodie is definitely the best looking sleeveless hoodie on the market, with its tighter fit waist and larger upper body, this hoodie is designed for bodybuilders!
1 reviews
Brachial Destroyer Shorts
RRP £32.95
£32.95
Brachial Destroyer Shorts are one of the best looking pairs of mens workout shorts we've seen. Designed to be tough, fashionable and comfy, you'll love 'em!
0 reviews
Brachial Duffel Bag
RRP £29.95
£14.97
Brachial Duffel Bag is ideal for use as a gym bag, sports bag or travel bag; suitable for both men and women!
0 reviews
Brachial Flag Tank Top
RRP £26.95
£26.95
Brachial Flag Tank top is a comfort fit style made from 100% cotton, it has a big Brachial logo on the chest with of space to move at the arms and neck
0 reviews
Brachial Flag Tee
RRP £27.95
£27.95
Brachial Flag Tee is a cotton t-shirt with prints to the front and back. Great for training or relaxing in, this is a must have for any mans wardrobe.
1 reviews
Brachial Fuel Jacket
RRP £69.95
£69.95
Brachial Fuel Jacket is designed to be discreet, tough and practical. It is really high quality and is the most comfortable bodybuilding jacket you can buy.
1 reviews
Brachial Gym Pant
RRP £49.95
£49.95
Brachial Gym Pants are mens gym pants with a cool design. Cut right to allow free movement during heavy workouts and comfortable enough for casual wear.  
3 reviews
Brachial Heat Tank Top
RRP £24.95
£24.95
Brachial Heat Tank Top is a classic mens gym vest! Made with a cut that is designed to make the most of your physique, finished in 100% cotton.
0 reviews
Brachial Holiday Sandals
RRP £19.95
£19.95
Brachial Holiday Sandals are Brachial's own branded flip flop sandals, perfect for added hygiene in the gym or for keeping your feet cool on holiday.
0 reviews
Brachial Hot Shorts
RRP £34.95
£34.95
Brachial Hot shorts are mens gym shorts and ideal leisure wear for any activity you fancy! Made from 65% cotton, 35% polyester they will keep their shape.
0 reviews
Brachial Ice Beanie
RRP £19.95
£19.95
Brachial Ice Beanie is 100% Acrylic and is a great looking beanie with a winged logo which will keep you dry in winter and sunburn free in the summertime
0 reviews
Brachial Image Jacket
RRP £59.95
£59.95
Brachial Image Jacket is designed for big men, with big arms, big pecs and big lats! This light but durable jacket is comfortable, smart and you wont see it on the high street.
0 reviews
Brachial Image Pants
RRP £49.95
£49.95
Brachial Image Pants are great looking heavy mens pants for the gym, made from a tough fabric they don't go baggy at the ass and knees like cheap ones do.
0 reviews
Brachial Lift Training Belt
RRP £21.95
£21.95
Brachial Lift Belt is a distinctive nylon training belt designed to protect your lower back during your training at the gym. Suitable for men and women.
0 reviews
Brachial Member Tank Top
RRP £25.95
£25.95
100% Cotton to leave you looking and feeling Cool
0 reviews
Brachial Nation Tank Top
RRP £29.95
£29.95
Sporty Hooded Tank
0 reviews
Brachial Next Beanie
RRP £17.95
£17.95
Brachial Next beanie is 100% Acrylic with Brachial printed subliminately into the fabric, it will keep you dry in the winter and dry in the summer showers.
0 reviews
Brachial 'Not Average' Hoodie
RRP £51.95
£31.95
The Brachial Not Average Hoodie is a super comfortable casual hoodie designed for the gym, the street or relaxing at home!
0 reviews
Brachial Not Average Jogger Pants
RRP £39.95
£39.95
Brachial Not Average Black Joggers
0 reviews
Brachial Off Tee
RRP £31.95
£31.95
Brachial Off Tee is an oversized mens gym tee with a distinct print on the front and back. This mens bodybuilding tee is made from 100% Cotton and on sale.
0 reviews
Brachial Over Tee
RRP £29.95
£29.95
Brachial Over Tee is a high quality, super soft cotton mens tee shirt which looks great when it's worn with jeans or gym pants.
0 reviews
Brachial Pain Shorts
RRP £34.95
£34.95
Brachial Pain Shorts are shorts for the gym, but will be perfect for relaxing at home or in the park, made from tough 50% Nylon and 50% Polyester fabric.
1 reviews
Brachial Pain Track Jacket
RRP £59.95
£59.95
Brachial Pain Jacket is a light weight jacket for bodybuilders and big men, made from a blend of 50% Polyester and Nylon which is ideal for after training.
1 reviews
Brachial Protect Cap
RRP £21.95
£21.95
Brachial Protect Cap is a classic baseball cap with some really cool Brachial detailing in distinctive colours only available from Extreme Nutrition.
0 reviews
Brachial Pull Tank Top
RRP £27.95
£27.95
Brachial Pull Tank Top is a two tone cotton mens gym vest that would go perfectly with Brachial Hot Shorts. Made for men with a built up physique.
0 reviews
Brachial Rage Tank Top
RRP £24.95
£24.95
100% Cotton
0 reviews
Brachial Rough Zip Hoodie
RRP £49.95
£29.95
0 reviews
Brachial Serial Pants
RRP £44.95
£44.95
Brachial Serial pants will make you stand out from the crowd, it's made easier if the crowd aren't wearing Brachial!
0 reviews
Brachial Shatter Hoodie
RRP £54.95
£34.95
Ideal for after the gym
0 reviews
Brachial Sign Pants
RRP £44.95
£44.95
Brachial Sign Pants are gym pants for men, great looking and comfortable with a Brachial logo cut out of the left leg you'll want to wear them all the time
0 reviews
Brachial Sign Tank Top
RRP £24.95
£24.95
Brachial Sign Tank Top is the perfect suns out guns out tank. Cool, mid-weight and stylish, ideal for the gym but stylish enough for relaxed summer wear
0 reviews
Brachial Sign Tee
RRP £27.95
£27.95
Brachial Sign Tee is a smart but simple gym t-shirt for men. It's smart with a relaxed fit which makes this mens gym tee at home anywhere. 100% Cotton.
0 reviews
Brachial Signature Hoodie
RRP £69.95
£39.95
Brachial Signature Hoodie is a great looking hoodie for bodybuilders, power lifters, strong and big men which is loaded with detail and will not be common.
0 reviews
Brachial Since Tank Top
RRP £29.95
£29.95
100% Cotton Tank Top
0 reviews
Brachial Skull T Shirt
RRP £29.95
£29.95
Skull T Shirt Avaliable in Black,Blue,Yellow, Camo/Ivory and Khaki
0 reviews
Brachial Sky Tee
RRP £29.95
£29.95
Brachial Sky Tee is a relaxed fit cotton tee made for bodybuilders and big men who struggle to find clothes to fit them in regular high street stores.
0 reviews
Brachial Slave Tee
RRP £34.95
£34.95
Brachial Slave Tee is a black cotton tee shirt with a really cool red and white design. This has been our best selling Brachial t-shirt - ON SALE NOW!
0 reviews
Brachial Solid Hoodie
RRP £89.95
£49.95
Brachial Solid Hoodie will make you stand out in a crowd as it keeps you comfortable and warm. Each hoodie is unique thanks to the production process
0 reviews
Brachial Spacy Zip Hoodie
RRP £79.95
£39.95
Fashionable Zip Hoodie ideal for sports or leisure
0 reviews
Brachial Special Hoodie
RRP £69.95
£29.95
Brachial Special Hoodie has lots of room in the arms, a wide back and loose at the front so it can fit big physiques and it's loaded with cool detail too.
0 reviews
Brachial Squat Tank
RRP £24.95
£24.95
Brachial Squat Tank top is a polyester sleeveless tee in seriously bold Blue and Neon Green, it doesn't retain moisture so any moisture will dry rapidly
0 reviews
Brachial Star Tee
RRP £27.95
£27.95
Brachial Star Tee is 100% cotton, with the "Brachial" logo in sky blue, laser cut through the left shoulder. It's a discreet design and looks great.
0 reviews
Brachial Strong Lifting Straps
RRP £11.95
£11.95
Stylish Black and Red design.
0 reviews
Brachial Strong Shorts
RRP £39.95
£39.95
A wide leg cut short expecially made for Athletes.
0 reviews
Brachial Team Tank Top
RRP £27.95
£27.95
Brachial Team Tank top is a great looking, polyester sleeveless tee which states you're a member of Team Brachial. This fabric doesn't retain moisture.
0 reviews
Brachial Time Pants
RRP £49.95
£49.95
Brachial Time Pants are quality gym pants for men, cool looking training pants with a Brachial logo cut out of the left leg and comfortable at all times.
0 reviews
Brachial Train Hooded Tank Top
RRP £31.95
£31.95
Brachial Train Hooded Tank Top will help you show off the physique you worked for during this winter.  
1 reviews
Brachial Truly Longsleeve
RRP £34.95
£34.95
Longsleeve Shirt
0 reviews
Brachial Twenty One Cap
RRP £19.95
£19.95
Comfortable Fit 6 panel cap
0 reviews
Brachial Zone Cargo Pants
RRP £52.95
£52.95
100% Cotton Cargo Pants
0 reviews
Build & Recover 1.44kg
RRP £37.95
£28.95
Build & Recover 1.44kg is a multi purpose high protein food is designed to re-fuel the body with essential nutrients after exercise and for the committed individual who will not settle for conventional convenience foods.
4 reviews
Build & Recover 2.88Kg
RRP £64.95
£49.95
Extreme Build & Recover 2.88Kg is another size option and is also now available in Blueberry Cheesecake flavour too - Extreme Nutrition Build & Recover keeps on growing!
4 reviews
Build & Recover 4.32 kg
RRP £89.95
£64.95
Extreme Nutrition Build & Recover was tested at Heriot-Watt University over 18 months and was found to cause an increase in strength, muscle, performance times whilst a reduction in bodyfat was recorded!
12 reviews
Camille Tote
RRP £74.95
£35.95
Six Pack Bags Camille Tote is their sportiest and most colorful tote bag to date. It features a large main area with dedicated laptop compartment and pockets for the gear a busy lady needs.
0 reviews
Expedition 300 Back Pack
RRP £119.95
£59.97
Six Pack Fitness Expedition 300 can carry gym kit, has a fleece-lined compartment for 15" laptop and a fleece-lined pocket to protect eyewear or valuables and can keep 3 meals cool for around 8 hours.
0 reviews
Extreme 3 Meal Management Bag
RRP £64.95
£32.47
Extreme 3 Meal Management Bag - now there are no more excuses! Take control of your diet 24/7 and never leave yourself in a position where you are forced to eat crap!
1 reviews
Extreme BCA-311
RRP £27.95
£20.95
Extreme BCA-311 are a convenient source of  the essential branched chain amino acids (BCAA) leucine, isolueucine and valine which help keep you in a positive nitrogen balance (anabolic). Made with HPMC vegetarian friendly vegicaps and cont ...
6 reviews
Extreme CLA - 300 caps
RRP £39.95
£29.95
Extreme CLA capsules (Conjugated Linoleic Acid) works on reducing body fat by preventing the accumulation of new fat cells. Supplementing with CLA is important and may help with control of blood sugar levels and may reduce clogging of the arteries and b ...
3 reviews
Extreme CLA - 60 caps
RRP £15.95
£11.95
Extreme CLA (Conjugated Linoleic Acid) works on reducing body fat by preventing the accumulation of new fat cells. Dietary CLA supplements are important and may help with control of blood sugar levels and boost the immune system.
2 reviews
Extreme Creatine 200g
RRP £14.95
£11.95
Extreme Creatine 200g is Creatine Monohydrate, this is the bodies preferred source of energy during resistance training. It naturally occurs in the body in small amounts, supplementing lets you reach optimal levels to enhance performance and results.
1 reviews
Extreme Creatine 750g
RRP £29.95
£22.45
Extreme Creatine 750g is 5 months worth of 99.8% pure, ultra fine 200 mesh Creatine Monohydrate. This is what the human body burns for energy during muscular contractions. It is naturally occuring, but in small amounts, supplementing with creatine monoh ...
1 reviews
Extreme DB Shaker
RRP £7.95
£5.95
Extreme DB Shaker is a gun smoke protein shaker cup which can be used whenever you want, for anything you can drink or think of that needs shaking!
2 reviews
Extreme Glutamine Complex 400's
RRP £24.95
£18.95
Extreme Glutamine Complex is a blend of Glutamine Peptides and free form L-Glutamine which help volumise muscle cells, strengthen immune system and speed recovery, it has also been shown to be a hGH precursor too making it possibly the most important am ...
3 reviews
Extreme Krevolution-X 120 vegicaps
RRP £31.95
£23.95
Krevolution-X is made using kre alkalyn,  it is the worlds best form of creatine and has just got even better with our unique new formula! Now with Rhodiola Rosea for enhanced effects.
5 reviews
Extreme Lean-R
RRP £39.95
£24.95
Extreme Lean-R is the strongest legal fat burner available. Made to increase metabolic rate and thermogenesis which leads to improved fat utilisation
1 reviews
Extreme Lean-R 3 for the price of 2
RRP £119.85
£49.90
Extreme Lean-R is the strongest legal fat burner available, Made to increase metabolic rate and thermogenesis which leads to improved fat utilisation.
0 reviews
Extreme Mass 2.5Kg
RRP £52.95
£37.95
Extreme Mass 2.5kg is a 3 protein, triple carbohydrate, high protein weight gainer with creatine which tastes so good you will think it's a treat meal! Extreme Nutrition Mass mixes easy and is really creamy, you will be looking forward to having ...
5 reviews
Extreme Mass 4.5kg
RRP £79.95
£59.95
Extreme Mass 4.5Kg is a 3 protein, 3 carbohydrate, high protein weight gainer with creatine which tastes so good you will think it's a treat meal! With almost 40% protein Extreme Mass is not like most gainers...
8 reviews
Extreme Meal Management Backpack
RRP £159.95
£79.97
Extreme Meal Management Backpack can keep 8 meals cool for 24 hours while carrying your clothes, phone, gym kit, 17" laptop or anything else you need to take
3 reviews
Extreme Mini Meal Bag
RRP £34.95
£17.47
Extreme Mini Meal Bag is the ultimate compact meal management system which is also built to last!
1 reviews
Extreme Pro-6 2kg
RRP £64.95
£44.95
Extreme Pro-6 protein powder has multiple protein sources and is designed to give a sustained release of amino acids into the bloodstream allowing for a better uptake than other protein powder.
15 reviews
Extreme Pro-6 908g
RRP £32.95
£24.95
Extreme Pro-6 908g has 6 protein sources which are designed to create a staggered absorption process like solid food. Pro-6 is one of the best bodybuilding supplements uk.
1 reviews
Extreme Pure L-Glutamine 200g
RRP £19.95
£14.95
Extreme Pure L-Glutamine is one of the most important amino acids for anyone training with intensity due to it making up 65% of skeletal muscle tissue and also the effect it exhibits upon the production of human Growth Hormone.
0 reviews
Extreme Pure L-Glutamine 750g
RRP £41.95
£31.95
Extreme Pure L-Glutamine could be the most important amino acid for anyone training with intensity due to it making up 65% of skeletal muscle tissue. Free Form L-Glutamine is used in hospitals to aid burns victims heal faster due to it's healing ...
3 reviews
Extreme Turbo Shaker
RRP £11.95
£5.95
Extreme Turbo Shaker is a multi compartment protein shaker with storage space for tablets, capsules and 3 shakes all in one.
2 reviews
Extreme Whey 2.2kg
RRP £71.95
£51.95
Extreme Whey 2.2kg is a whey protein powder in which ALL of it's protein content comes from Whey - NO soya, pea or wheat protein like many companies are currently adding.  
7 reviews
Extreme Whey 908g
RRP £33.95
£24.95
Extreme Whey protein UK tastes so good you will think you've blown your diet! Extreme Whey mixes easily and is really light, it's easy to drink and is Aspartame + Gum free. All the protein content of Extreme Whey comes from Whey, no milk pr ...
5 reviews
Extremist Rib Tank
RRP £24.95
£11.95
Extremist Rib Tank.....Are you just another gym rat or are you an EXTREMIST?
0 reviews
Fox Bowler
RRP £49.95
£24.95
Six Pack Fitness Fox Bowler is one for the girls! A fashionable bag for all seasons which carries 2 meals discreetly and still has lots of space for all your essentials! NOW ON SPECIAL OFFER TO CLEAR
1 reviews
Iso Pack
RRP £159.95
£79.97
IsoPack is a meal cooler just like the Isobag but with more! The Isopack has designated areas for food, clothes, phone and gadgets and a full size laptop!
1 reviews
IsoPack Military Editions
RRP £164.95
£82.47
IsoPack Military Edition is a Camouflage meal cooler like the Isobag. It has areas for your meals, clothes, phone, gadgets and a full size laptop too.
0 reviews
Neoprene Training Gloves
RRP £18.95
£11.95
LA Paw Neoprene Training Gloves are multi purpose unisex training gloves
0 reviews
Plyo Sling
RRP £89.95
£42.95
Six Pack Fitness Plyo Sling is a playful sling designed for short trips away from home, shopping, nights out or anything else that pleases you! The Plyo Sling holds 2 meals, an organizational main compartment as well as side pockets for your health ...
0 reviews
SALE Brachial Advantage Jeans
RRP £84.95
£59.95
Brachial Advantage Jeans, made for real men with real legs! Jeans for bodybuilders, power lifters, strongmen and those who can't get jeans to fit BIG quads.
0 reviews
Warhammer I Can Tank Top
RRP £29.95
£9.95
Ladies "I Can" tank top - well, can you? This ladies gym vest won't retain sweat like cotton does so you won't feel cold or clammy when you stop training.
0 reviews
Warhammer Motion Capri Pants
RRP £29.95
£9.95
Warhammer Motion Capri pants are great looking ladies gym pants, be one of the first WARHAMMER Valyries in the UK with the Motion Capri Pants!
0 reviews
Warhammer Pride Bra Top
RRP £24.95
£9.95
Warhammer Pride Bra Top is a great looking ladies top made for the gym but designed not to hold sweat and dry off at body temperature. If training is a battle -  you're going to need a Warhammer! Well, at lease one of their bra tops!
0 reviews
Warhammer Strike Shorts
RRP £31.95
£19.95
Warhammer Strike Shorts are stretchy, quick drying shorts for the gym with no pockets, these make sure you leave your phone in the changing room!
0 reviews
X-Pain Spray
RRP £29.95
£19.95
X-Pain Spray is a must for any serious athletes involved in sport. We all get some kind of injury if our chosen sport is intense, make it easier to bear.
1 reviews
Sports nutrition products to gain muscle size and increase strength.Burn fat,  lose weight, get lean & ripped.Increase energy pre workout and speed up recovery post workout.

ENERGY & RECOVERY

Energy & Recovery, both of which are essential to anyone who trains hard. “You only get out what you put in” is an age old expression that is supposed to tell us the greater the commitment or effort the higher the return you get.

Many people will buy an energy drink like Red Bull, Monster or Rockstar to give them a boost prior to a work out or training session, most are unaware these drinks are nothing more than caffiene, sugar and Taurine. Yes, they will give you a boost but they are also going to spike your insulin levels too and cause you to crash, making you hungry and also lining you up for fat accumulation too.

What does that mean to me you ask. Spiked insulin levels lead to hunger pangs, low blood sugar levels and it can also lead to fat storage so energy drinks are NOT the answer to making sure you have energy to train.

Endurance athletes load on complex carbs for a few days prior to an event, this way they fill their body with energy sources that are far less likely to add fat than sugary drinks.

It's the same with post workout training, you will see people buying a drink from the gym fridge but if they read what is in the drink, high fructose corn syrup, sucrose, dextrose or a milk based protein shake which has sugars added along with other ingredients like sweeteners, gum to make it creamy, E numbers to colour it etc, these are of no benefit to you.

Keep your carbohydrate choices complex, oats, potato, pasta or rice, these all offer slowly released energy which will not cause the insulin fluctuations that the sugary energy drinks will.

A better choice than the aforementioned energy drinks is Extreme Carbs, this is explained in it's own section.

After training you need the following;
  1. Carbohydrates to replenish glycogen levels
  2. Protein to allow your muscles to start repairing themselves
  3. Creatine to replenish intracellular energy stores
  4. Vitamins and minerals to replace those lost when you sweat
Extreme Nutrition's Build & Recover is one of the finest recovery drinks available in the world and has 18 months of University done studies to support it's claims and to show it does what it promised to do. It also contains everything listed above.
 
People speak of DOMS – delayed onset muscle soreness, adequate protein in your diet and using creatine will both help you overcome the pain faster due to your muscles being made from protein and your muscles burn creatine for energy during anaerobic training – weights.
 
If you have any questions relating to any of the above please feel free to contact us for any help or advice.
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