Supplementation in cross fit

Supplementation plays an important role in any sport, especially in trainings, which goal is to improve strength and endurance. In the case of cross fit, the list of necessary supplements is not long, but it’s worth to know it, and use recommended products.

At the beginning you should stock up on vitamins and minerals, because strenuous physical excercises promote their deficiencies. Particularly important is magnesium, which reduces fatigue and improves the quality of sleep. Another important ingredient is a protein, that is an essential nutrient in training. Proteins ares building blocks of muscles, and its suitable amount helps burn fat. However, remember not to take protein right after a workout, just wait an hour.

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People training cross fir should also take BCAA with glutamine. The amino acid account for about 35% of our muscles. It is the best to choose the products, which have proportions 3:1:1 (leucine, isoleucine and valine). When building muscles and very long endurance workouts, you should use also carbohydrate supplements. Creatine is not a typical cross fit supplement, but in some situations its intake can bring very good results. People who want to improve the quality of sleep can also reach the ZMA, which is a combination of magnesium, zinc and vitamin B6.

Before taking any supplements, you should answer some questions about the purposes of training and training plan. Supplements should be tailored to the type of training, and the results you want to achieve.