Energy to train
The key to any powerlifting programme is providing your muscles with enough energy to fuel a session; which often involves working a muscle to the point of failure or fatigue. As with any sport, carbohydrates are one of the main sources of fuel for exercise and will help maintain muscle glycogen concentrations. When concentrations are low performance will be negatively affected. Instant Oats are a great source of Low GI carbohydrates which will provide a sustained supply of energy and can be consumed some time before training to avoid a bloated feeling. It may also be a good idea to consume a fast absorbing protein drink before exercise such as MP MAX® True Whey. During intense exercise the body can often use protein stored within the muscle for energy, so consuming a high protein supplement like MP MAX® True Whey can spare valuable muscle tissue and encourage growth rather than damage.
Fuel to aid recovery and help growth
One of the most important nutritional times in powerlfiting is directly after training and the recovery time between sessions. It is during this time that you can increase the anabolic state of the muscle and encourage greater levels of strength and muscle mass. This is also the period when muscle glycogen stores must be fully replenished and sufficient protein should be consumed to avoid muscle breakdown. Recovery XS is packed with quality carbohydrates and protein as well as L-Glutamine. This combination will give you the complete nutrition your body needs to ensure the recovery process is efficient and complete. In the hours leading away from a training session it is also a good idea to maintain high protein levels with snacks such as the High Pro bar.
Once a healthy and nutritious diet is in place to power workouts and aid recovery, it is a good idea to find out how nutritional supplements can actually improve performance and help you gain muscle size quicker. Pulse V4 is a combination of energy producing carbohydrates, focus enhancing amino acids and performance boosting creatine. This formula will increase your energy and help you perform a greater volume of work in the gym.
Looking after your body
The volume of work performed by powerlifters and the need for quick recovery, means a great deal of stress is placed on the body and its immune system. This makes the need for a complete and functional daily vitamin supplement essential. Alpha Men super multi-vitamin tablets will help your body flush out unwanted toxins and improve the rate at which your body repairs itself after heavy physical exercise