Intra workout supplements are those that can be taken during a workout to help enhance strength, speed and power or delay the onset of fatigue and improve exercise intensity. Whilst the intra workout supplement market is still a relatively new one, it’s received a lot of attention in recent years after sports scientists found certain ingredients improved performance during clinical studies. Furthermore it’s considered a key nutrient window especially for elite athletes and advanced trainers wanting to try something new to break training plateaus.
Those intra workout supplements that showed the best results in studies were Beta Alanine shown to buffer lactic acid and improve endurance, L Carnitine shown to spare muscle glycogen and delay the onset of fatigue, electrolytes capable of helping optimal neuromuscular interactions and BCAA’s for reducing muscle breakdown and aiding recovery. Here we examine the Intra workout nutrient window as a whole, as well as looking at combinations of ingredients that can help meet a specific training goal.