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Supplements For Football | Think Outside The Gym

Supplements For Football | Think Outside The Gym

Taking supplements before and after sport is a great way to enhance performance and increase recovery time. Our scientifically formulated Football bundle contains 5 of the most potent products to help increase speed, power and endurance, and to prevent the risk of injury or premature fatigue. So, here’s what you should be taking to ensure you never miss a while tackle this New Year…

Diet Whey Protein

Diet Whey Protein contains all essential amino acids including glutamine and branched-chain amino acids (BCAAs) – providing an impressive 23g of protein per serving. Protein is crucial for muscle contraction, growth and repair – contributing to the synthesis of lean muscle mass.  Taken before physical activity, the unique blend of milk protein concentrate, instant oats, essential fatty acids and green tea extract help to boost metabolism and provide a sustained energy release to last you the whole 90 minutes and beyond. Taken post-workout, the amino acid content kick-starts recovery, counteracting muscle catabolism (breakdown) helping to build lean muscle mass. The added bonus of Beta-glucans also contributes to the maintenance of normal blood cholesterol by preventing the absorption of cholesterol from food.

Caffeine

Taken an hour before exercise, caffeine helps contribute to an increase in endurance capacity and exercise performance. Recent studies have shown that caffeine can help improve sports performance by as much as 20% percent. Caffeine is also noted for its ability to restore focus to improve sporting concentration and increase mental alertness when experiencing tiredness or drowsiness. Taken pre-exercise, caffeine supplementation increases fat oxidation – ensuring that body uses fat stores as a source of energy. Fat contains more energy per gram than carbohydrate, meaning that an increase in fat oxidation will ensure you’ll always be on the ball when you need it the most!

Magnesium

Magnesium is an essential mineral needed for over 300 biochemical reactions within the body. During sport, magnesium is responsible for converting glycogen into glucose – the fuel needed for energy during intense bursts of activity. Magnesium also helps to increase powder, speed and endurance by maintaining electrolyte balance, muscle contraction and energy-yielding metabolism. Insufficient magnesium can lead to a build-up in lactic acid, resulting in muscle soreness and premature fatigue. Ensuring you always have an ample store of magnesium will speed up recovery and ensure never lag early.

Creatine Monohydrate

Creatine Monohydrate (Creapure®) is a high power supplement proven to increase physical performance in successive bursts of short-term, high-intensity exercise. The mechanism behind its explosive nature is that it provides a phosphate molecule to resynthesize ATP during high-intensity activities – ensuring that working muscles are provided with a source of energy at a faster rate. Creapure® is the only Creatine to be consistently tested to be free from impurities and unnecessary by-products, making it the perfect supplement if you’re looking to improve sports performance using the purest ingredients.

Chlorella

Chlorella is a fresh water single-celled green plant that is one of the most nutrient dense supplements in the world. Containing all your essential nutrients needed for muscle, cardiovascular and immune system function organic chlorella powder is a nutritional power house when it comes to sports supplementation. A rich source of amino acids, beta carotene and nucleic acids, Chlorella also contains a wide variety of vital vitamins and minerals such as Vitamin D, B12, Manganese, Iodine, Chlorophyll, Potassium and Iron to increase protein synthesis, muscle contraction, energy metabolism and reduce premature fatigue.

 

Want to get the most out of your performance? Try our complete football bundle for all these fantastic products to help you bend it like beckham…

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Charlotte Cliffe

Charlotte Cliffe

Writer and expert