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 […]

Use of supplements to correct and prevent nutrition deficiencies

There is a lot of different kind of supplements on the market. This blog post will specifically discuss the types of supplements that can be used to correct and/or prevent nutrition deficiencies. Other blog posts in this series are: Should I take supplements or not? How do I know if they’re safe? Use of supplements […]

Should I take supplements or not? How do I know if they’re safe?

A lot of athletes use supplements however they’re not always aware of the exact effects those supplements have and if they really need them in the first place. The term supplement doesn’t have a singular definition. The IOC defined it in its consensus statement as:   “A food, food component, nutrient, or non-food compound that […]

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 […]

4 supplements for competition

Today I share with you some supplements that might help you win a fight. These items can give you a push in the right direction, but can’t replace a good nutrition base. Supplements can only help if you’ve got your baseline right: Preparing your body for a competition starts already a few days before the […]