Eating five to six small meals a day provides your body with a constant energy supply. Skipping meals may leave you feeling lethargic as your body is lacking the required nutrients for energy. Eat balanced meals containing complex carbohydrates, protein, good fats and fibre. The addition of quality carbohydrate drinks before, during and after training will give you the essential energy you need to train hard, delay fatigue and recover effectively. Maximuscle Viper Active and Lucozade Sport have superb formula’s that addresses all of these needs and helps you to retain motivation and focus during every training session.
Training causes you to sweat and lose water, salts and minerals. Not replacing these can cause dehydration. When you are dehydrated your performance suffers. Research shows optimum re-hydration to be a weak carbohydrate drink (6-8% solution) with electrolytes. Maximuscle Viper Active and Lucozade hydro active allow you to mix and drink the correct solution for before, during and after training.
With the large exercise loads that endurance athletes commonly have, it's imperative to maximise recovery by introducing the right nutrients straight after training. A 3:1 ratio of carbohydrates to protein has been shown to be beneficial in helping the body to restore carbohydrate levels stored in the muscle (glycogen) and address muscle breakdown caused by training. Introduce a recovery formula such as Maximuscle Recovermax to ensure you are ready for your next exercise session.
Don't neglect protein
To help repair and rebuild damaged muscle tissue, make sure to eat plenty of protein - around 2 grams per kilogram of bodyweight. Products like Recovermax, Promax or LA Muscle Whey, supply high quality Biomax whey protein, a naturally complete protein that's often referred to as a "fast" protein for its ability to provide rapid nourishment to muscles.
Improve mental focus
Branch chain amino acids (BCAAs) are found in some proteins and have been shown to prevent imbalances that could cause mental fatigue. Maximuscle Viper Active Powder and Gels contain these BCAA's, as does Maximuscle Promax. For additional formulas that could give a mental and physical boost you can try high-energy products such as Viper Boost as a drink, bar or as capsules.