Whilst a lot of people going to the gym have the sole goal of achieving a great looking physique, for some there is a performance related motivation. Whilst the gym will be the primary focus of their efforts, good nutrition, including the use of supplements, will be key to them achieving their performance related goals. Here are some of the best sports nutrition supplements for those with performance related goals in mind.

Protein Shakes

Whether it be an all-in-one mass gainer, a diet whey blend, whey isolate or a standard protein powder, whatever your goal you need some form of protein shake. The fast absorbing nature of a protein shake makes it ideal for post-workout consumption. A whey protein shake will help fuel your body and ensure that muscles can recover effectively thereby improving lean muscle mass which will aid performance in your chosen sport. The type of protein shake you choose will depend largely on the type of sport you compete in.

Creatine Monohydrate

Any form of creatine, but ideally creatine monohydrate would be an ideal supplement for anyone training with performance related goals in mind. Creatine monohydrate is a faster absorbing form of creatine that will aid your performance goals. Creatine helps buffer lactic acid from your muscles, thereby allowing you to train harder and for longer. For this reason creatine should be on the shopping list of anyone with performance goals in mind.

Omega 3

Anyone training for performance related goals may want to consider an omega 3 supplement due to the stress put on their joints. Omega 3 fish oil helps ensure joints remain in healthy working order alongside a number of other benefits. Omega 3 has also been shown to aid fat loss and also improve heart health and cognitive function which is obviously essential for any form of performance based sport.



Sports and nutrition enthusiast who has written for TPW since 2013

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