BLOG – Supplements: An Overview
How Supplements May Benefit Your Performance:
Everyday we come into the gym, work hard, eat properly, and get results. Nutrition is certainly a large component to our overall health and the results we experience. So what about supplementation? There are certainly pros to adding supplements to your everyday routine. I would like to take the time to briefly explain to you all what certain supplements do and how they can benefit you.
Whey Protein: Whey Protein is a supplement that can be used 30-60min post workout. The main features of whey protein is it aids in muscle growth, recovery and is rapidly digested. This is an easy way to help reach your total protein intake requirements. This supplement plays a huge roll in both aesthetics and overall performance.
BCAAs: BCAAs (Branch Chain Amino Acids): BCAAs help reduce muscle breakdown, help with rehydration, increase endurance, refuel muscles, and increase energy. They can be taken prior, during or after working out.
Creatine: Our bodies naturally produce creatine in the kidneys and liver. About 95% of the body’s creatine is stored in the muscles and helps your body produce ATP (the muscles “energy”). Supplementing helps increase your muscles energy production during heavy lifting or high-intensity exercise. This supplement aids in performance, muscle mass, muscle strength, and recovery.
Pre-Workout: Do you ever feel tired and sluggish before working out? Do you lack motivation from fatigue? Then perhaps a pre-workout will suit your needs. Pre-workout increases your energy levels and focus. It also helps increase endurance, and can reduce lactic acid build up.
Magnesium: Magnesium helps with overall digestion of nutrients (protein, carbs, and fat), sleep and recovery. It aids in bone and muscle health as well as overall muscle function.
Omega-3: Omega-3’s, commonly found in fish, is a great tool for overall health. Omegas help maintain normal brain function, as well as increases overall health and cardiovascular health. They also help reduce inflammation.
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by Kyle Kostynski