If you fail to prepare, you prepare to fail. When it comes to your nutrition, there isn’t a truer saying. Your nutrition is probably more important than your training. Without proper nutrition, you will struggle to perform consistently at a high level.
Nutritional supplements are popular amongst elite athletes to help recovery, performance or support a diet’s nutritional needs. Some vitamins and minerals are not made in the body so adding, however, taking additional supplements will not improve your performance but low levels of vitamins in your body will negatively affect it.
Pre-Workout Football Supplements
Most common supplement in sports and is the most cost-effective.
Creatine is the most researched supplement in sports performance and one of the most used. This will fuel your phosphocreatine system and allow the muscles to perform better during high intensity such as lifting and sprinting. Perfect for football with the additional jumping and sprinting.
A study in the Journal of Sports Sciences found that creatine supplementation starting with a loading dose of 15-20g a day for 4-5 days, followed by a maintenance dose of 2-5g a day, increased muscle power output in football players — especially during intermittent sprint exercises.
The purity of creatine can have a huge impact on its overall effectiveness. Creapure® is the purest form of creatine monohydrate available on the market and is extensively tested to ensure this quality is maintained to ensure little impurities.
Beta-Alanine can increase your muscle’s ability to work at a higher intensity for longer periods and reduce fatigue. Allows for increased training workload. Can be taken in powder form and cause slight skin tingling.