Use of supplements to achieve indirect performance benefits

There are a lot of different kinds of supplements on the market. This blog post will specifically discuss the types of supplements that are used to indirectly improve performance. The list of such supplements is very long, but there is still a lot of research to be done to prove its effectiveness. In this post, […]

Use of supplements to achieve direct performance benefits

There are many different kinds of supplements on the market. This blog post will discuss the types of supplements that are used to achieve direct performance benefits. Other blog posts in this series are: Should I take supplements or not? How do I know if they’re safe? Use of supplements to correct and prevent nutrition […]

Use of supplements for practical reasons

There is a lot of different kind of supplements on the market. This blog post will specifically discuss the types of supplements that are used for practical reasons. They’re also the most bought supplements by athletes. Other blog posts in this series are: Should I take supplements or not? How do I know if they’re […]

Things you need to know about sports drink

Sports drink are very common in the world of sports. Everybody knows that sports drink can prolong intense activity, since it provides the body with the fast to use energy it needs. What remains unclear, are the questions of which sport drink and how much. What is the optimal amount of carbohydrates? Carbohydrates are the […]

Beta-alanine

Beta alanine improves performance in short and intense activities (30sec – 10min). It does so by buffering the acidity of the muscle. Both beta-alanine and sodium bicarbonate, which I discussed in a previous blog post, improve performance using the same tactic, but in a different mechanism. Sodium bicarbonate buffers the acid because bicarbonate is a […]

Sodium bicarbonate

Sodium bicarbonate is one of the cheapest supplements on the market. You can just buy it in your convenient store in the baking section. Sodium bicarbonate, also known under the name baking powder, can improve performance in high intensity exercises lasting 1 – 10 minutes. Combat sport athletes are likely to benefit from this ergogenic […]

Nitrate

The supplement nitrate is better known as beetroot juice. Beetroot is naturally rich in nitrate, while it’s far from the only plant source, it is the most practical to juice and takes in. The main benefit of sports performance is that reduces oxygen costs and can, therefore, prolong activity. It is found most beneficial for […]

What should fighters eat before training and why?

Everyone knows that the body needs energy to train and perform optimally, but it is still not completely clear what the right food for training is. In combat sports it is pretty simple: the energy comes mainly from carbohydrates. Energy for the body can come from carbohydrates, fats and proteins. Protein is the least favorite […]

6 Mistakes Athletes Who Lost Weight Make After Weigh-in

Written by Amelie Rosseneu for Judoinside Congratulations you made weight! What’s next? A big celebration meal? Probably not the best idea. Passing a weigh-in is only the beginning – you still need to conquer that gold medal. So how do you prepare your body for the competition? The theory is that you need to try […]

5 Cheap nutrition hacks for athletes

There is no question about the importance of good nutrition in improving performance and recovery, but supplementation – let’s admit it – is expensive. Luckily, with a bit of preparation, cheaper ingredients can yield the same effects.  Homemade sports drink Sports drink is nothing else than water with carbohydrates and some salts. Instead of buying […]