Sports Supplements For Triathlon Training

May 26, 2012 by  
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Article by Mark Etinger

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In its most popular form the triathlon includes swimming, cycling, and running in succession. While there are variants, it is far less likely to encounter; so for the time being focus on training for these three activities.

First thing to note is the sports nutrition you will need to endure your training and eventually the event itself. The main foods you will need are carbohydrates, fiber, protein, and fat. You will also need your share of vitamins B, C, E, iron, calcium, and zinc. Protein and carbs are awesome for muscle gain and retention and the fat will provide the energy. You can include a few pre-workout supplements and shakes into your daily routine prior to periods of activity to boost results. Fiber keeps your body regular and your cholesterol down. This is necessary when you’re loading up on foods for energy. The vitamins and minerals will fight off free radicals and illness while your body is weakened from intense workouts as well as activating cellular activity. Follow the food groups and get in some supplements for the gaps in your diet.

Strength training is an absolute must. You may think that going directly into running, biking, and swim sessions are the way to prepare but without the strength training and endurance trials you are not going to see the results you want. The main thing is to build muscle and stay lean. You want enough power but you also want to cut resistance while performing in the event. That is why you add resistance during your training. If you want to last longer then you will need the best bodybuilding supplements. Look for anabolic and nitric oxide stuff. Work on your core muscles, arms, and legs. Leg extensions and curls, lateral pull downs, bench presses, and squats will carve and build the muscles that you need the most for success.

For swimming, focus on the speed more than anything else. Get comfortable with freestyle. Do not fear saving speed for crucial moments during the swim practices. Instead aim to just go fast, no matter what. If your speed is sporadically slower at some points, that’s okay because you’re not in the actual event just yet. Also focus on intervals. 50 yards (or meters) will most likely be your intervals. Base your time on that.

You will want to test your intervals with cycling as well, except you will do it by testing how you maintain speed and power in 30 minutes. Practice on alternative terrain and different paths too so you will be prepared for anything. Before you go, take a protein bar or pre-workout drinks.

Keep track of your progress as the event draws nearer. Good luck!

About the Author

Universal Nutritional Products Inc. is a sports nutrition wholesaler that stocks some of the best bodybuilding supplements available on the market. You can find out more about them at the blog http://www.bodybuildingsupplementsblog.com/

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Universal Nutritional Products Inc. is a sports nutrition wholesaler that stocks some of the best bodybuilding supplements available on the market. You can find out more about them at the blog http://www.bodybuildingsupplementsblog.com/












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