Endurance athletes around the world are beginning to see the benefits of correct sports supplementation now more than ever!! We believe that with the right products as part of a good diet and training regime you could potentially increase your overall performance by 10-20%. With that said we have highlighted our top 5 supplements for endurance based athletes.
1 – PhD Waxy Vol
In the nutrition segment we discussed the importance of fuelling the body correctly and the need for faster digesting carbohydrates at certain times to support solid endurance levels. PhD Waxy Maize is an immensely fast digesting carbohydrate supplement which has been shown to digest over 60% faster than the likes of dextrose!! It is the perfect supplement to take during your event/match (half time) as well as post-event to refuel muscle glycogen levels. This supplement will become your best friend by helping you sustain good energy levels and in turn endurance.
2 – Reflex L-Glutamine
Sports and events which are heavily endurance based can often be extremely taxing on your muscle tissue. L-glutamine is the most abundant amino acid in the body and supplementing with it can certainly support with recovery. It also acts as a cell volumiser, drawing water into the muscle which might help with performance.
3 – Reflex Creatine Monohydrate
To sustain good endurance levels you need to ensure your rate of ATP resynthesis is efficient. Supplementing with Reflex creatine monohydrate could potentially improve the rate at which your body can reproduce ATP which is the muscles primary energy source. Like L-glutamine, creatine monohydrate is a cell volumiser which could potentially help with muscle performance.
4 – Optimum Nutrition ZMA
Sticking with the theme of maximal muscle performance and the importance this has on any endurance athlete we highly recommend ON ZMA! The magnesium content can potentially help the muscle fibres relax leading to better recovery. ZMA is also said to support a solid sleeping pattern, further adding to overall recovery. In order for your muscles to be firing on all cylinders and sustain good endurance levels they must recover properly!
5 – Reflex Glucosamine & Chondroitin
Whilst this supplement doesn’t directly improve endurance what it does do is help combat an extremely common issue associated with endurance based exercise – excess inflammation. Glucosamine & Chondroitin are known for their anti-inflammatory benefits and are said to help keep the joints healthy. A must for any athlete racking up the miles!!
Each supplement has a unique role to help contribute to your overall performance and function. This is key to making sure you develop as an athlete.