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Unleash Your Athletic Potential with Athletes Kitchen: The Ultimate Guide to Supplements and Training Intensity

Nutrition Supplements Part 1 

Dietary supplements can sometimes be a useful aid to one’s diet that can benefit health and performance, however, should always come second to proper nutrition, working hard and optimizing recovery. There are many supplements on the market, some with better quality, validity and effectiveness than others. In this email, we will be reviewing supplements that are evidence-based, and show some effectiveness regarding performance and recovery.  In the subsequent email, we will go over a few supplements that are worth considering in some circumstances however need more data to confirm their effectiveness. 

Supplements & Training: Part 1 – Elevate Your Performance

Are you an athlete dedicated to pushing your limits and achieving greatness? Welcome to Athletes Kitchen, your go-to source for optimal health and performance strategies. In this edition, we dive into the world of evidence-based supplements and unveil the key to unlocking your true training potential.

Fuel Your Success with Science-Backed Supplements

While proper nutrition and hard work remain the foundation of peak performance, well-chosen supplements can enhance your journey. Our experts focus on evidence-based options that contribute to performance and recovery. Discover supplements that align with your goals and deliver results.

  1. Creatine: Power Up Your Performance

Harness the power of creatine, a naturally occurring compound crucial for energy production. Boost strength and power, promoting optimal athletic performance. Our recommended daily intake of 0.04 g per kg of body weight (3-5 grams) ensures you harness creatine’s potential.

  1. Caffeine: Ignite Your Workouts

Experience the stimulating effects of caffeine as it enhances performance and combats fatigue. Unleash your cognitive prowess and crush your workouts. Consume 4-6 mg per kg of body weight 60 minutes before training for maximum impact. Remember to cycle your caffeine intake for sustained benefits.

  1. Essential Amino Acids & Protein Powders: The Recovery Advantage

Optimize muscle protein synthesis with essential amino acids or complete protein powders. Fuel your recovery and growth with the right amino acid balance. Ensure a complete protein source with at least 2.7 grams of leucine per 25 grams of protein. Post-workout, aim for 0.4-0.5 grams per kg of body weight.

Precision in Training Intensity: Are You Pushing Hard Enough?

Elevate your training game with the perfect balance of volume, intensity, and frequency. Craft a training program tailored to your goals, whether it’s strength, power, endurance, or hypertrophy. Explore the intricate relationship between these three factors and how they shape your fitness journey.

Are You Training at the Right Intensity?

Achieving optimal results demands training with intensity. Uncover the secrets to effective training intensity, avoiding the pitfalls of overtraining or underperformance. Our insights will empower you to gauge and adjust your training regimen for maximum gains.

Unlock the True Potential of Your Workouts

Train smarter, not just harder. Understand the delicate balance of training volume and intensity. Optimal training volume, spanning 10-20 sets per muscle group per week, combined with adequate frequency, fuels your progress. Gauge intensity using Rate of Perceived Exertion (RPE) and Reps in Reserve (RIR) for accurate insights.

Stay Informed, Stay Empowered

At Athletes Kitchen, we’re committed to your success. Keep exploring our resources to fuel your journey, like our blog on overcoming plateaus through Athletes Kitchen Meal Delivery. Discover the groundbreaking power of a 7:3 pea and rice protein mix, a worthy alternative to whey.

Your athletic journey is about to reach new heights. In our next instalment, we delve deeper into supplements and delve into how to recognize signs of overtraining. Get ready to elevate your game with Athletes Kitchen.

Did You Know?

A 7:3 mix of pea and rice protein has a similar amino acid profile of whey (arguably the best source of protein for muscle protein synthesis).

Embrace the science of supplements and training intensity with Athletes Kitchen. Unleash your true potential and conquer every challenge on your path to greatness.

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