I was having trouble with recovery and this is why the doc suggested the change. I'll be honest, so far it has really helped me out.
The 2nd link you posted says they do use supps, they just scrutinize them to make sure they are NCAA compliant . And I know they do for a fact anyway. I have close friends that played D1 NCAA football and all took issued supplements. What they are doing now is designing specific diets for each athlete, and that definitely makes a difference as well.
I don't train like a pro athlete, but I would say I train harder than the average person. 75 miles a week on the cycle, 3-4 days in the gym, 6-10 a week of tennis. It gets to you and can be tough to recover.
Last edited by Power Player; 09-29-2011 at 10:02 AM.