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 […]

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 […]

How coffee can help you perform better?

Did you know that caffeine can improve your performance? Caffeine is probably the most used supplement in the world, without people being aware of if benefits. Athlete use caffeine in competition to increase alertness and reaction time. The use of caffeine increases adrenaline, heart rate and blood pressure. It is found to improve endurance, high intensity […]

The truth about creatine

Creatine is one of the most studied supplements in the sports world. It is sometimes described as the strongest legal drug, it would be a shame to miss it out of fear. Creatine is a natural product commonly found in meat, but not in big enough amounts. In order to the consume 20 grams of creatine […]

Why are protein shakes so popular?

Whey protein shakes are very popular in power sports. While it is important to consume adequate protein to build, maintain and recover muscle tissues, protein requirements can be easily achieved through a normal diet. So why everyone is paying so much for these products? Whey protein is the most common used protein in protein shakes. […]