Roman Khrennikov Shares his Number One Recovery Secret
You roll out of bed and the first thought that pops into your head is: “Oh shit. How am I going to be able to compete today?”
It’s a thought any CrossFit athlete who has competed in a multi-day competition has likely had at one point in time when they have woken up way more sore from the previous day of competition than they ever imagined they would be.
So they hit the foam roller, lacrosse ball and airbike, hoping and praying their sore muscles will loosen up before they have to find a way to do squat snatches and muscle-ups in the first event of the day.
Yes, CrossFit is about being as fit as possible, but when it comes to competition, it’s all about recovery.
And who better to corroborate that statement than the second fittest man on the planet, Roman Khrennikov. (In case you don’t remember, Khrennikov started the final day of competition at the 2022 NOBULL CrossFit Games with an event win, followed that up with a sixth place finish, and ended the competition with a second place performance, clinching his podium finish. So, it’s safe to say his recovery must have been on point).
Khrennikov’s secret recovery sauce?
Remind me: Unbroken RTR is a supplement made from fresh Norwegian salmon that comes in an effervescent tablet that can be added to your water bottle.
- It all comes down to nutrient timing. The post-workout period, i.e. the “anabolic window” is often considered the most critical part time to enhance muscular gains and recovery through nutrition. But when the body is under stress, it is difficult to properly digest intact protein and the nutrients cannot be well absorbed by the body.
- What makes Unbroken RTR particularly powerful is how fast it can be absorbed by the body. This is because the hydrolyzed protein has a molecular weight of 375 Dalton, compared to an average protein source that sits between a molecular weight of 20,000 to 30,000 Dalton. The lighter weight, due to it being more broken down than a regular protein source, means it gets absorbed into the body immediately.
- This Fast Absorption Study by the Norwegian School of Sports Sciences in Oslo, Norway demonstrates the fastest absorption of amino acids to the bloodstream– significantly faster than whey protein and offering ideal nutrient timing for muscle re-generation and recovery.
- This is especially important to an athlete like Khrennikov, who needs to recover as quickly as possible to hit another event, because the post-workout period is often considered the most critical time to enhance recovery.
Khrennikov’s Unbroken experience: Khrennikov’s manager Snorri Baron first introduced him to Unbroken RTR after his other athletes Sara Sigmundsdottir and Bjorgvin Karl Gudmunsson raved about the product.
“So I gave it a try,” Khrennikov said.
He noticed the benefits right away.
“The first time I ever took Unbroken was in Ireland during the Filthy 150 competition in 2019 and I instantly felt the effect. I just felt great the next day, and fast recovery,” he explained.
So he began taking two tablets before going to bed, and today he has increased that to four tablets a day, usually two after each training session.
“And during competition days, I take two tablets immediately after every event,” he said, adding that he’s always recommending the product to his friends and family, as well as other athletes.
He added: “I feel that my recovery is quicker with Unbroken and I feel great during the day. It has 100 percent bettered my performance in CrossFit and my everyday life.”