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The Truth Behind Protein Supplements

June 4, 2017

  This is the most prostituted supplement ever. Who hasn’t seen someone taking out one of the popular “shakers” as soon as they finish training, filling it with water and making the “sh – sh – sh” sound as they mix their protein supplement and proceed to gulp it down as fast as possible. This leaves you with the question: should I use a protein shake? Protein supplementation is a really good way to ensure an ideal daily protein consumption,…

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Carbohydrate Loading for Athletes

June 4, 2017

  I am frecuently asked: “What should I eat the day before the competition/race/event?” What I normally get as “usual” is as follows: No matter what sport, people are having a huge plate of pasta, as big as they can tolerate, with ground beef and pomarola sauce. This is the so-called carbohydrate loading. So, is this really necessary? My answer is no. Is carbo loading effective? Yes, depending on the sport. What is carb loading? Carbohydrates are the fuel that…

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12 Popular Supplements for Athletes

June 4, 2017

  Supplements. Every day we hear more and more about a new supplement or a new colleague/teammate who started taking a new one. Today, there are plenty of supplements and the market is filled with them, each one stating to be better than the others. So, what are the types of supplements and which ones are the most popular ones? I give you a list, divided by types of the 12 most popular supplements out there: Pre – Workout: Nitric…

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