It’s About Recovery – Athletic Recovery

By Dr Jerry Petermann ND

Okay, let’s talk about Recovery….

No, not THAT Recovery….recovery from athletic competition and general strenuous physical exercise.

Resveratrol Helps with Athletic Recovery

Ask any competitive runner, “What is the one thing that keeps you from improving your times?” and they will tell you, “Recovery time.”

There you have it; the most common complaint from any athlete on the planet. People who train must have time for their muscles and tendons to mend and their aerobic systems to adapt. Precious time. They often take every form or vitamin and mineral ever devised by humans and yet, it still takes time…no matter what.

Well, maybe.

Here’s a true story about a man named Chuck Cash. He was formerly in the U. S. Army for 20 years, retired and begin working as a successful salesman at age 47. His favorite pastime was competitive running; 5K’s, 10K’s, full marathons and rapidly fading dreams of one day competing in Tri-Athlons and pure fantasies of being a ranked Iron Man.

He had begun working at a big box retailer selling room additions and whole house air conditioning upgrades. One afternoon, I happened to have struck up a conversation with him and asked about his “after work” activities as I noticed he was very conditioned. “I run…that’s what I do. It gets me away the active duty I once was in and it gives me a purpose…to improve. But, here lately…I’m thinking about giving it up…these 20 something’s pass me like I am out for a walk…getting old does that to a man.” He was deeply troubled that his competitive spirit was going down in flames.

“Look,” I said, “That is not exactly the way it has to be…you appear in great shape and just need some tuning up.” He laughed a little at my optimism and followed with, “I’ve tried just about every ‘Magic Bullet Drink and Pill’ out there…all are frauds or not really what they promise.”

“Well, just maybe there is something you have not tried.”

“Don’t tell me you sell MLM stuff…I’m not interested!”

“I would not be either! I don’t do MLM and never will. I own a company that has a product that restores the health and vigor of your Mitochondria.”

“I’m sorry, I have no idea what that is…why would it help me?”

“The mitochondria are bits of living material in our human cells that are directly responsible for extracting energy from the food we eat. These are the energy processing centers in all living human cells. But, as we age we start to lose these little systems and we begin to feel our age. By the time we reach advanced age and near death, we have lost so much Mitochondrial material we can no longer stay alive. However, now we know how to directly feed these little things and begin to get our health and energy back. Interested?”

“A Fountain of Youth….yea, sure. And, how much is this miracle?”

I smiled…. “Nothing, at least not for you. I need a person who is a competitive runner to try this product for a whole year and then give me testimony.”

“Well, sounds interesting…again, what is the retail cost of these …bottles?”

“You would need to take one bottle a month and the retail is $59.95 each.”

“Wait a minute, you are telling me you would give me $720 worth of your product for my recommendation at the end of a year? Well, here’s what I’ll do…you give me the product for a year but at the end of the year I will not give you my testimony….” He smiled.

“Okay, but exactly what do I get from this little venture?”

“Data…my testimony is no better than no one else’s but this is…..!” He produced a small 2 ½” by 4” blue notebook from his hip pocket. He opened it and pointed to line after line of times, dates and numbers of all kinds.

“What is that?”

“My run times…every day of the year for the last three years….I’m getting slower and slower. If your product even keeps me level at 47 through 48, you might even get a word or two….but, the data will not lie. If your product shows no slowing in my decline it will go on my list of useless and over hyped junk….fair?”

“Absolutely!” I was ecstatic…my first true data trial of Time Challenger Mitochondrial Formula. The year was 2009.

It was March. I soon forgot about Chuck and his daily runs. One day he came to visit me and announced it had been 4 months since he had begun taking the product. “How are your times now?” I asked. He just smiled and said, “I’ll let you know Tuesday or Wednesday. Tomorrow (Saturday) I’m running a marathon at town lake. Next week will be a good time to get with you because I always need 2-3 days to recover. I’ll let you know then and I’ll show you the times.”

“Okay, guess I can wait for this one! Go win it!”

The following Monday, in walks Chuck with a Silver medallion around his neck. It almost seemed his ears had moved an inch or two back as his smile occupied his whole face! “Got some news….feel like I could run another one right NOW! By the way, got 3rd in my age bracket out of 600+ people and passed more 20 & 30 something’s like they were standing still …AND….with 10 MINUTES OFF LAST YEAR’S TIMES! I’m entering my first Tri-Athlon in October. It works….”

Since then Chuck Cash has gone on to place or win in every competition he has entered. Two years ago he completed his first Iron Man competition. Just to let you know that’s: 1 marathon & a 5K swim & 100 miles on a bicycle…in a single day!

It’s all about RECOVERY.

Chuck could never have been able to do the things he is doing…getting better each year without drastically modifying his recovery times. While other competitive marathon runners were resting up to re-begin their training for the next race, Chuck was on the road or the track faster and with no injuries due to training too hard, too early.

Now, this training formulation product has improved. Time Challenger Labs International, makers of Time Challenger have created Time Challenge Athletic Formula….original Time Challenger with Glucosamine and Chondroitin for extra lubrication of stressed joints and the care and feeding of your essential Mitochondria.

As Chuck would say, “Don’t know about you…but this stuff works! Gotta run…I’m gonna win this one….!!!”

If your joints are acting up and your “Gitta Along” is suffering, you might try the product Chuck Cash now brags about. After all, if you only treat arthritic symptoms and do not feed the body’s systems (Mitochondria) so they can heal, you most likely will not get the rewards (even a little) that Chuck Cash is now virtually taking for granted. Remember: aging is not just about more years….it’s also about BETTER years!

Be Well!
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