Ask The Trainer #95 – Kre-Alkalyn, Lean Fix & Muscle Strains

Ask The Trainer #95 - Kre-Alkalyn, Lean Fix & Muscle Strains

QUESTION:

Hi, I was wondering if stacking Kre-Alkalyn, and Lean Fix together would be beneficial? I’ve done it before but I strained my hamstring sprinting. I’ve started doing it again, and there’s times when I feel like my quads are really tight when I’m sprinting. Could this be because I’m taking both of the supplements together? Thanks.

Jose


ANSWER:

Hi, Jose. I have used both Lean Fix and Kre-Alkalyn together on several occasions. I felt as though this combination was effective for me based on the goals I was striving for at the time, which was maximum fat loss without losing any significant muscle or energy.

During these times, I still trained very heavy with maximum intensity. I never experienced any additional muscle injuries or tightness during these phases. The only way I could see a correlation between that particular supplement stack, and the susceptibility of injury would have to do with your hydration levels.

I say this because these particular supplements will slightly increase your water requirements. Kre-Alkalyn is a hydrating compound that draws more water into your muscle cells. This increases metabolic function, which means your body will process more water. Lean Fix contains some herbal ingredients that have a mild diuretic effect, helping to eliminate excess subcutaneous water retention to give your physique a harder, more defined appearance.

Therefore, your body’s water requirements will increase even more. Speaking for myself, becoming dehydrated has never been a problem. I’m like a water buffalo. It’s rare that I drink less than a gallon of water on any given day.

What you need to understand is that when you don’t consume adequate amounts of water, and your muscles become dehydrated, your muscle tissue loses some elasticity. This means they are more brittle and prone to injury when they are stretched.


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As far as sprinting goes, you can strengthen your hamstrings and quadriceps, expose them to sport-related stress, warm them up, stretch them, do everything right, and still sustain an injury if you are dehydrated. Sprinting involves producing peak force, lengthening the hamstrings, and engaging in significant eccentric stress during the swing phase of the sprinting stride cycle. In other words, this form of exercise will generally make you more vulnerable to injuries compared to most other forms of exercise.

My advice to you would be to try doing high-intensity interval training with less volatile forms of exercise. For example, try biking, an elliptical runner, a cross trainer, a stair climber, or even use a rowing machine.

Additionally, I suggest increasing your water consumption. Fill up a gallon jug, and do your best to empty it by the end of each day. You may even need more than that, depending on the climate you live in and your lifestyle.

Remember that your supplements will call for an increase in water consumption. Not to mention the fact that when you’re training hard, your body is producing more waste products that must be flushed out with additional water. Therefore you’ll want to be sure to drink plenty of water before and after training.

Hopefully, this answers your question. I wish you the very best with accomplishing your goals!

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