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Performance Supplements for the 2017 CrossFit Open

Performance CrossFit Supplement Bundle

With so many quality supplements out there all providing a benefit, it is challenging to narrow it down to 5 supplements only.

I believe these are 5 foundational supplements for any CrossFit performance athlete. If budget permits by all means there are other supplements that can be taken in addition.

Fish Oils

 

Good quality fish oils have benefits to just about every disease known to man.

High concentrations of fish oil can be used to dramatically reduce inflammation, improve blood chemistry and improved overall health.

Dr Seares states, “It’s as close to a miracle drug as I’ll ever see in my lifetime”.

What most people don’t know about fish oils is not all fish oils are created equally. Factors like the size of the fish, type and the processing method can determine the quality and toxicity that could be present..

We only stock and recommend practitioner range fish oils, available at FW reception. 

Read more on importance of fish oil quality.

Vital Greens

 

On top of getting lots of green veggies in your diet to maintain a healthy alkaline acidic balance, it is recommended to supplement with Vital Greens daily.

It is without doubt our most popular supplement because people and from personal experience notice a difference when taken consistently.

This is probably your biggest bang for your buck supplement because it assists in getting the body alkaline, it is filled with antioxidants to combat oxidative stress, which helps to protect the liver and improves liver function.

Vital Greens is jam packed with:

  • Phytonutrients (Offer many health benefits from plant based compounds through their antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and or other properties)
  • Antioxidants
  • Vitamins
  • Minerals
  • Super foods
  • High in B-Vitamins which are important for many factors within the body. More specifically to CrossFit, due to the lifting you are “damaging” your muscles, the process to repair damaged muscle tissue depletes B-Vitamins.

Vital greens is a detoxifier/cleanser – detoxifying and gently cleansing your colon, liver and working on every single cell in the body.

It assists to help you feel better, have more energy, get sick less often and drop body fat.

Magnesium

 

If you are a CrossFit athlete and are not taking a magnesium supplement, it is pretty simple – you should be.

Magnesium is a mineral which is used by every organ in the body and facilitates over 300 enzymatic reactions. Low levels of this mineral can cause fatigue, muscle weakness & twitching, anxiety, headaches, mild to severe insomnia and an endless list of undesirable symptoms. As magnesium is used to activate ATP which is the body’s energy molecule, it is often depleted in people who regularly train with intensity. It also plays a vital role in recovery and protein synthesis so it is absolutely essential to supplement this mineral to avoid any deficiencies.

We stock and recommend practitioner Magnesium for superior quality.

True PRE- Workout

 

What is True PRE?

True PRE is the latest innovation from the True Protein Team and delivers the most advanced and complete pre workout formula in Australia. True PRE has been designed to turbocharge workout performance and intensity and help smash through plateaus.

With 11 specifically chosen ingredients, True PRE boosts a full spectrum of key functions ranging from workout intensity to mental focus and endurance.

Overview of True PRE

By taking a pre-workout formula up to half an hour before your workout can greatly improve your performance during the workout, enabling greater gains and results.  This blend of amino acids and supplements offers a range of benefits.

Power, strength & endurance
Creatine Monohydrate
Beta Alanine
Betaine
Taurine

Increased pump & energy boost
Citrulline Malate

Delay muscular fatigue
Ajinomoto BCAA’s (Ajinomoto Leucine, Ajinomoto Isoleucine and Ajinomoto Valine)

Focus & intensity
L-Tyrosine
Acetyl L-Carnitine
Organic Caffeine

Absorption & delivery enhancers
Glutamine
BioPerine

Protein Powder

 

Protein BCAA’s are the building blocks to repair post workout.

We stock and recommend True Protein not only because it is at a great price but it meets our high quality standards.

Their ingredient list is pure, simple and natural. There are no additives, fillers, artificial flavours or sweeteners, so you don’t have to worry about unwanted side effects.

It is blended with NZ grass-fed whey protein isolate, to help you recover and build lean muscle.

All supplements are available upstairs at the main gym

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