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What Supplements Should I Have?

Welcome to part three and the final chapter examining the best range of supplements you should take depending on your goals and your training style. Previously in Part 1, we examined what you should take to help you build muscle, build bulk or mass or to get cut or defined. In Part 2, we had a look at the perfect range of supplements to help you lose weight, support optimal hormone levels, support joint health and to enhance your workouts before and during training. If you haven’t already read the last 2 parts mentioned above, why not give it a read by clicking on the link below:

Read Part 1 – What Supplements Should I Take for Muscle Growth & Definition?

Read Part 2 – What Supplements Should I Take for Fat Loss and Hormonal Support?

Part 3 will take a sports specific focus and take a look at the best supplements for specific training styles such as CrossFit, running, swimming, bodybuilding and general overall fitness. So if you participate in any or all of these training styles, read on and make sure you’re taking the right supplements to suit your training.

Supplements For CrossFit

CrossFit is increasingly becoming ‘the’ way to train. Whether it’s for fitness, muscle development or strength, CrossFit training seems to be able to do it all. While CrossFit is an excellent all round way to train featuring compound exercises, strength and cardiorespiratory based exercises, however these facets of CrossFit make it an extremely physically taxing type of training. There are a wide range of supplements that are useful for CrossFit trainers, but protein, an intra-workout and a joint support supplement are your best choices to keep you building muscle, sustaining performance and supporting optimal recovery. A protein blend with a 1-1 or 2-1 ratio of carbohydrates to protein will be ideal to sustain energy levels.

Supplements

Suggestions

1. Blended Protein

2. Intra-Workout

3. Joint Support

 

Supplements For Running

Running is perhaps one of; if not the most common physical activities that people participate in. Whether it’s jogging, sprints, hill climbs, interval training or steady state running, the right supplements will really help you perform at your best and ensure that you can get back to pushing the pavement in ideal form each and every time. Because running in general is impact based, a good joint support supplement is vital to ensure your joints and supporting structures stay healthy in the long term. A good blended protein powder will help to ensure you maintain muscle mass to help you burn fat and also support your joints. A multivitamin or immune support supplement rounds out the top 3 supplements you should be having if you’re participating in running training as a way to ensure you stay healthy but also that you replenish adequate nutrients lost due to constant moderate to high impact exercise.

Supplements

Suggestions

1. Blended Protein

2. Joint Support

3. Multivitamin/Immune Support

 

Supplements For Swimming

Swimming is one of the best low impact sports around and for those people who have bad knees or ankles, swimming is one of the best options around to maintain fitness but without the impact. As with all sports, maintaining the level of protein in your diet is important to ensure plenty of muscle mass. While swimming is a low impact exercise, swimming does place repetitive strain on the shoulder and hip joints, which should be supported with a good joint support formula. A good rehydration formula full of magnesium round out the top 3 supplements for swimming as muscle cramps are one of the most common issues with swimmers.

Supplements

Suggestions

1. Blended Protein

2. Joint Support

3. Rehydration Formula

 

Supplements For Cycling

Cycling, like swimming is a low impact exercise and is great for those who carry a little more weight and find constant impact exercise such as running or jogging painful on their joints. As with all forms of exercise, protein is by the best supplement to assist with performance. Maintaining muscle mass, especially in the quads will ensure less strain on the joints and more power in your pedalling movement. The repetitive bending and straightening of the leg can cause issues later on to the knee joint so investing in a good joint support formula is always a must with cycling. Finally, a good endurance based supplement with carbohydrates is the ideal choice for maintaining performance throughout longer training sessions.

Supplements

Suggestions

1. Blended Protein

2. Joint Support

3. Carbohydrates

 

Customising Your Supplementation

You wouldn’t use the same equipment for different types of sports, so don’t use the same supplementation to get you through different types of training sessions. If you want to customise your results, you need to do more than look at your training and diet, the right supplement can help you perform better, recover faster and ensure you meet your goals as fast as possible.

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