What does MSA beef have in common with Australian swimmer and Olympic gold medallist Kyle Chalmers?
In both cases, glycogen is critical in optimising a gold standard performance.
Leading up to a big event athletes optimise their performance by loading up their glycogen stores through energy-dense food. During a race swimmers use glycogen stores to power them through the pool, but notice how exhausted they are by the end. Lactic acid is produced in their muscles as their bodies use up glycogen stores, fatiguing their muscles and preventing them from repeating the same performance straight away. It takes time for the blood stream to carry lactic acid away and rebuild glycogen levels.The same goes when preparing cattle for optimal MSA performance.