Competing in a triathlon is a tough task with endurance being absolutely key to completing the event. With that in mind, adequately fuelling for a triathlon is essential, and it can therefore be beneficial to your performance to look at a variety of supplements to see you through. Here are some of the best products for competing in a triathlon.

Pre-Workout powder

Taking a good pre-workout before competing in a triathlon can help ensure your energy levels are high and get you off to a great start. a good pre-workout will contain ingredients that help you to perform at your peak level from the word go.

Protein Flapjacks

Having an easily consumable on-the-go energy source can be the difference between a decent performance and beating your PB. It is therefore worth carrying a protein flapjack with you during a triathlon so you can consume it during the race to restore your energy reserves.

Maltodextrin

A supplement like maltodextrin can help provide you with a key energy source for competing in a triathlon. Maltodextrin is a high GI carbohydrate source and can therefore help provide you with the energy required to make it through all three events.

Recovery Protein

A recovery protein would be an ideal option for anyone competing in a triathlon in order to help ensure optimal recovery from training. Even though many may not realise it, muscle’s are broken down during intense physical exercise like running and swimming so a product such as Recovery Protein will help aid your recovery.

Zinc & Magnesium

As mentioned above, recovering from training and events is essential to help keep you moving towards your goal. With this in mind, alongside a good recovery protein, a product like ZMA is a useful weapon in a triathletes armoury. ZMA will help aid recovery of your muscles allowing you to perform at your peak condition.

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