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Product Recommendations: Shakes and Hydration

Posted on May 31, 2019 by Fred Robinson

Training hard requires you to replenish what your body has lost.  Protein shakes and hydration supplements are a necessity when you train as much as I do.  Typically, I will use something for at least a month before it ever qualifies to be tournament-worthy.  I never (ever) try anything new around tournaments.  When I finish with an event, that's when I will come home and experiment.  This includes both what I put in my body and what I put on my body.  You can bet that I will test anything from shakes and supplements to  shoes, tennis strings, and clothes.  The willingness to experiment is how we evolve and improve ourselves and has always been a big part of my regime.  I am definitely a “tester and a learner."  Read on to see some of my favorite protein shakes and hydration supplements. 


Protein is essential for refueling your muscles after exercise.  When you are training hard, you need to help your body recover.  The shakes below are my go-to after a hard workout. 

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Tera’s Whey

After a strenuous workout, a shake is always enjoyable.  Tera’s whey is a certified organic whey protein and one of my favorites.

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Maximum Vibrance

This product is part of a longtime morning shake routine for me.  I know for many that a cup of coffee  in the morning is a must.  My suggestion would be to read through the ingredients of this product and then ask yourself the following question…. What does coffee bring to my health that Maximum Vibrance doesn’t?  Case closed!



These are three drinks that I use while hydrating during match play.  I like all three and vary their use.  You can try them and see what works best for your body.  I think drinking water is good for 30-45 minutes, but if you are going beyond that, then these make great sense.

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Strength & Recovery Complex

Rebuild muscle and recover quickly by providing your body with a balanced blend of branched-chain amino acids (BCAAs). The BCAAs - leucine, isoleucine, and valine - stimulate muscle protein synthesis. Strength & Recovery Complex restocks your body with the pure, isolated BCAAs required to build muscle and gain strength.

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The reality is that our bodies need help to get the nutrients that are missing from our whole foods. After years of research and taking the best of what Mother Nature has to offer, Oxyfresh created a totally unique combination of specialized vitamins, minerals and antioxidants that work synergistically to support our body’s systems at the cellular level.

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A tasty & hydrating blend of electrolytes, minerals and caffeine provides complete hydration with an extra boost. 10 tablets per tube. Dissolve in 16oz. of water.


In my next article, I am going to break down my favorite training equipment.  In the meantime, drop a comment below and let me know your go-to protein shakes and hydration supplements.  I am always on the look-out for other options and I am sure our readers can take notes on what has worked for you too!  

Fred Robinson

Fred Robinson

Fred Robinson, Chairman of Body Helix, is a 70-time World and U.S. medalist tennis champion. Robinson also is a U.S. National Grand Slam Title holder in singles and doubles and is an eight-time Atlanta Senior Invitational Pro Tournament Singles Champion. He has been ranked No.1 in the United States in senior tennis in both singles and doubles multiple times during his career. In addition, he was recognized as Player of the Year in the Men’s Open in North Carolina and Florida, and is an eight-time undefeated champion in the ITF World Team Competition. During his 30-year career, Robinson has also received many distinctions such as the Slew Hester Player of the Year Award, the National Gil Roberts Sportsmanship Award and the Best Senior Tournament of the Year Award. Robinson founded Body Helix in 2008 when he observed that compression gear designed for muscle and joint pain/injuries had minimal effect, was uncomfortable, and was decades behind the advances of fabric science. This motivated Robinson to search for a material that would do three things better than any other material in the world of compression: stretch, rebound, and stay in place. His passion for creating high-quality, eco-friendly compression products is demonstrated through his continuous efforts in product research, development and design.

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