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FUEL YOUR TRAINING - PART 1

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Fuel Your Training 

Whether you are a novice or an elite athlete in the sporting/fitness industry, it is important to follow the necessary training modality or type catered towards your specific training goals.  

 

The most common training programmes are based on the following fundamentals:

• Speed

• Strength 

• Power

• Endurance 

• Hypertrophy/Weight Loss

 

When performing any physcial activity, the body utilizes various substrates as a source of energy namely, phosphocreatine (creatine), carbohydrates, fats and protein.

 

It is very important to know which energy pathway is utilized for which type of training.

 

 

 

Training Type

 

Energy System

 

Speed

 

ATP-CP (creatine)

 

Strength

 

ATP-CP (creatine) + Anaerobic (carbs)

 

Power

 

ATP-CP (creatine)

 

Endurance

 

Aerobic (carbs/fats)

 

Hypertrophy (Resistance Training)

 

ATP-CP (creatine) + Anaerobic (carbs)

 

Weight loss (*HIIT)

 

Aerobic (fats) + Anaerobic + (carbs)

  

 *High Intensity Interval Training

+ Dependent on time, distance, reps and intensity. 

 

With these important concepts in mind, it is important to adapt your diet accordingly i.e. an individual wanting to achieve weight loss would restrict their carbohydrate intake to assist the body in depleting stored carbohydrates (glycogen) and utilize fat as an alternative energy source during training (Endurance or HIIT based training), and to continue doing so for the remainder of the day.

 

PRODUCTS RECOMMENDED FOR WEIGHTLOSS TRAINING:

AMINO ENER-G

BCAA Amino+

 

As displayed in the table, it is clearly visible that for speed, strength and power training, creatine plays an important role as being the primary energy supplier with carbohydrates playing a secondary role. It is advisable to restrict your working sets or repetitions to a short time period of no longer than 20 seconds to maintain the body’s ability to utilize the ATP-CP energy system to gain maximum results and value for your training sessions.  These types of training routines often comprise of resistance training, plyometrics and conventional power exercises. 

 

PRODUCTS RECOMMENDED FOR SPEED, POWER + STRENGTH TRAINING:

EPIK Blue Juice

Creatine Anabolic 

BCAA Amino-Gro

BCAA 12:1:1 Transport

 

Endurance based training isn’t always necessarily long and time-consuming, it can be of a higher intensity over a shorter period of time to push an indivual’s VO2max (a marker of endurance capacity). However, majority of the training will be over a longer duration of time, at a lower intensity by which the body will primarily consume carbohydrates and fats depending on the athlete’s training experience and diet. The body identifies endurance training as any form of ongoing physical activity longer than 75 seconds. 

 

PRODUCTS RECOMMENDED FOR ENDURANCE TRAINING:

EPIC PRO

Pro Enduro

Cyto Power- HP

Zero Sugar Hydrator 

BCAA Amino+

Amino Ener-G

 

When deciding on your training goals, make sure to follow these training fuel guidelines to ensure that you can perform at your maximum capacity and achieve even greater results!

 

Publication Date: Jan. 23, 2019, 8 a.m.

Tags: #Ryan Terry, #Amino Energy, #Cytopower, #Pro enduro, #creatine anabolic, #bcaa amino +, #Zero sugar hydrator, #BCAA 12:1:1 TRANSPORT, #USN Epik,

Goal: Get Lean & Fit

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