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Top 10 Ways to Improve Athletic Performance

By Edited Oct 25, 2015 0 0

Gain the Competitive Edge

Support your Body with Proven Techniques!

Are you looking to gain that competitive edge?  Proper nutrition and bio-mechanical function is essential for you body to achieve top performance.  The following options have been shown to help athletes at all levels to reach their full potential. 

1. Take a high quality Multivitamin Mineral supplement

  • Most of our foods are grown with a fertilizer that only has 3 different nutrients, nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium.  Our body needs around 30 different minerals to function appropriately.  In addition to this, Advances in Therapy, Volume 24, Number 5, September, 2007, states that “only supplementation was able to significantly boost nutrient levels and confer beneficial effects on general welfare, and physical performance.” 

2.  Keep your muscles in balance

  • When muscles are out of balance they are not working at optimal levels.  Find someone who is very skilled at structural correction; a chiropractor is an expert in structural corrections.

3. D-Ribose

  • ATP is the currency of energy, so you want to have as much of it as possible.  With the supplementation of D-Ribose research has found that ATP production in both fast-twitch and slow-twitch muscles increases by 3.4 to 4.3 times. (Sports Nutrition Review Journal. 1(1):61-66, 2004)

4. Sleep more

  • If you are not getting at least 8 hours of sleep (more for certain people) you will not be able to perform are your peak.  Adequate sleep helps your body to release growth hormone, which is use for the repair of you bodies tissues.  This will ultimately make you stronger and faster.

5. Take a high quality Essential Fatty Acid supplement

  • EFAʼs are help to build tissue, block the breakdown of tissue, and are anti-inflammatory

6. Support an Alkaline environment in your body

  • Lactic acid is the enemy of performance.  As soon as the levels rise performance decreases.  This increase also results in tissue breakdown.  You have to support your acid buffering systems and the best way to do this is with high quality plant nutrients.

7. Work out Smart, not Hard

  • High intensity intervals are both anabolic, or muscle building and have been shown to increase performance in the endurance athlete.  You can many times get a better workout with 10-15 minutes of targeted interval training than you can get with a 60-90 minute steady state effort.

8. Train with Branch Chain Amino Acids (BCAA)

  • BCAA are essential for muscle synthesis and repair.  By taking these you willexpedite recovery and minimize the soreness that you experience within your muscles following a workout.

9. Decrease your Estrogen load

  • We are exposed to many chemicals that increase the levels of estrogen in our bodies.  This is a concern for every man, woman, and child.  The presence of increased levels of estrogen with shut down the formation of testosterone in the body, which is essential in the formation of lean muscle tissue, which is what we all want to be bigger, faster, or stronger.

10. Minimize carbohydrate intake around working out to lose weight

  • Fueling primarily with protein around workouts will cause your body to burn the fat stores of your body instead of the ingested carbohydrates.

11. If you are a high level athlete take in carbohydrates before and after exercise

  • This is if you donʼt need to lose any weight.  High intensity exercise increase a hormone called cortisol.  Cortisol ultimately is catabolic and breaks down tissue.  The intake of carbohydrates within 30 minutes of exercise will stimulate insulin, which is anabolic.  The insulin will push the sugars from the carbs into your muscles to replenish your glycogen stores.  This will ultimately result in increase performance and endurance.


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  1. E. Wienecke "Nutritional Supplementation: Is it necessary for everybody?." Advances in Therapy. 24 (2007): 1126-1135.

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