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Alan Armstrong
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 19, 2019 6:23 am    Post subject: Supplements For Martial Artists Reply with quote

Are you supplementing your diet?

Personally the older I feel the more nourishing suppliment ideas become.

Collagen
Helping joints to stay healthy and flexible.

Glutamine
For stamina and strength that also helps the recovery process all the while keeping glutamine levels normal.

BCAAs
Amino Acids, can help reduce muscle fatigue and speed up recovery and also decrease the loss of amino acids during exercise.

Vitamin B Complex
Assists in sustaining and regulating energy levels and also another factor in metabolism.

Creatine
Helps with contractille force that allows muscles to contract harder for longer.

Green Tea Extract
For far burning with anti-oxidants which can help with challenging workouts.

Fish Oil
Anti-inflammatory that reduce the risk of heart diseases, also symptoms of joint pain and will help with recovery between workouts.

What are you doing to supplement your diet?

If not why not?
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Fat Cobra
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Joined: 14 Jul 2018
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Location: Fort Drum, NY
Styles: Ryukyu Kempo

PostPosted: Wed Jan 23, 2019 9:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I take the following:

- Glutamine
- Collagen
- Acai
- Probiotics
- Fiber
- Multi-Vitamin
- Vitamin C
- Pre-Workout Mix
- Post Workout BCAAs
- Protein
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conrad665
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Styles: Shotokan Karate, Ashihara Karate, Judo, Iaido

PostPosted: Mon Jan 28, 2019 11:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I only use iron pills and Vitamin D, and sometimes a few shots of Vitamin B12. I think martial arts should not require excessive use of supplements, as they are something between sports and art. That is why I try not to take supplements but try to have a balanced diet (as much as possible, because I am vegetarian). I know collagen is very important, and I may start taking collagen pills in a near future, though.
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Fat Cobra
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 30, 2019 11:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

conrad665 wrote:
I only use iron pills and Vitamin D, and sometimes a few shots of Vitamin B12. I think martial arts should not require excessive use of supplements, as they are something between sports and art. That is why I try not to take supplements but try to have a balanced diet (as much as possible, because I am vegetarian). I know collagen is very important, and I may start taking collagen pills in a near future, though.


conrad665, I agree, a balanced diet is the most important thing, followed by supplements.
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