Are your Pigeons Exhausted on Arrival After The Race?
For the fastest recovery from strenuous exercise the racing pigeon must replace lost body fluids and normalise blood glucose levels immediately upon return. In order to complete the recovery process, which takes at least 24 hours, the competing pigeon must then be given the opportunity to replenish its depleted energy reserves, recover the vitamin and mineral imbalances and rejuvenate its damaged, tired muscles.
With the following products they will be fit again in no time! The high quality proteins in Recovery Supplements are absorbed very quickly by the pigeon’s muscles. Of all high-quality proteins almost 70% immediately penetrates the muscle tissue. On top of this, these proteins reduce catabolism in the muscles, which is an important benefit during a long-distance race.
Pigeon racing is the sport of releasing specially trained racing pigeons, which then return to their homes over a carefully measured distance. The time it takes the animal to cover the specified distance is measured and the bird's rate of travel is calculated and compared with all of the other pigeons in the race to determine which animal returned at the highest speed.
Pigeon racing requires a specific breed of pigeon bred for the sport, the "Racing Homer". Competing pigeons are specially trained and conditioned for races that vary in distance for approximately to 100 to 1000 km. The winner of a pigeon race is the bird with the highest velocity, measured in ypm or mpm; this calculation demands that the distance be divided into yards, then divide the yards by the number of minutes it took the bird to return. Since races can often be won and lost by seconds, many different timing and measuring devices have been developed. The traditional timing method involves rubber rings being placed into a specially designed clock, whereas a newer development uses RFID tags to record arrival time.
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