Already training hard and wondering how to get even more out of your workout? Your athletic performance depends on many factors, including the right nutrition, enough sleep, regular recovery phases, your personal physical characteristics, a well-structured training plan, and your daily routine. Above all, a balanced diet, recovery, and a consistent workout routine make up the basis of your fitness journey and should be your priority if you want to achieve your goals in the long term. On top of that foundation, a smart supplements strategy can help you take your performance up a notch. In our Muscle Pack Basic, we’ve packed all your essential workout performance supplements into a single box, so you can get started right away.
It’s easy to get lost in the forest of dietary supplements on the market, so we’ve gathered all the must-haves for your fitness plans and summarized their benefits below.
Whey Protein – The All-Star of the Workout Performance Supplements*
Whey Protein is one of the most popular workout performance supplements out there. And it’s no wonder! A healthy daily protein intake is a must have for building muscle mass. Of course, your protein needs aren’t met with one shake. A balanced and healthy diet should always be the foundation of your nutrition plan for muscle strength and a weight training program. But with a stressful daily routine and a long to-do list, high-quality protein powders can help support muscle growth by giving your body what it needs for muscle protein synthesis in a simple way. On top of that, a protein shake is extremely convenient and quick to prepare. Drink right after your workout to give your body a quick supply of nutrients and hydration to help combat muscle soreness with about 24g of protein per serving. And a perfect amino acid profile!
How to Use: Mix 30g of our Whey Protein powder with 300 ml water or milk. Shake and enjoy! Perfect for after training or when you need a boost of protein in between meals.
Creatine – Athletic Performance Partner
Creatine is one of the non-essential amino acids stored in your muscles and plays an important role in the formation of adenosine triphosphate (ATP). ATP fuels muscle function and it’s the first thing used up during exercise. The supply in your muscles only lasts a few seconds and muscle fatigue can set in afterwards. The more creatine your body has available, the more ATP it can form to improve performance during short and intense workouts.
Your body can produce about 1 to 2 grams of creatine per day itself. Creatine can also be absorbed from foods like meat and fish, but their creatine content is reduced when they’re exposed to heat. And that’s why targeted creatine supplements can help enhance performance. Creatine is one of the best-studied workout performance supplements and is perfect for a higher power output during short-term high-intensity physical performance**. That’s why it’s so popular with strength athletes and sprinters looking to improve their athletic performance. As a bonus side effect, creatine supplementation promotes water retention in muscle cells, making your muscles look even bigger. Don’t worry, though, it doesn’t build layer of water between your skin and muscles!
Use: Mix 5g of our Creatine Powder with at least 200ml of water. Take daily. Make sure to drink enough water every day, especially when you’re taking creatine.
Energy Aminos – Your Get-Off-the-Couch Boost
We’ve all been there. It’s late in the evening, and you’d rather sit on the couch and keep watching Netflix instead of going through with your workout. That’s when a pre-workout drink comes in handy and makes your energy levels skyrocket. That’s enough to give your body the push it needs to get up and go!
Our Energy Aminos combine everything a pre-workout drink needs and more. Branched chain amino acids (BCAAs) give you the amino acids your muscles need, natural caffeine from the guarana plant has that wake-up effect, and vitamins C, B3, and B12 perfectly round out our Energy Aminos.
Use: Mix approx. 20g of our Energy Aminos with 400ml of water. Shake well, drink up, and get ready to train!
ZN:MG – A Perfect Combo
Always give it your all during training sessions? Then you should pay attention to your magnesium intake. During intense exercise performance especially, your body loses a lot of fluids and minerals while you sweat. Magnesium is one of the essential minerals, and it’s important for normal muscle functioning and reducing tiredness and fatigue. That’s why it’s so important to eat a balanced diet to give yourself enough minerals to help in the recovery process.
When you need to increase your intake of micronutrients like magnesium and zinc because of an intense training plan or a stressful daily routine, go for our ZN:MG capsules.*** These workout performance supplements feature a unique symbiosis of magnesium glycinate, zinc gluconate, and malic acid to easily cover your daily requirements for these important nutrients.
Use: We recommend taking 3 capsules before bedtime with plenty of water.
Want to take it up a notch? Get our Muscle Pack Pro, with all the workout performance supplements your athlete’s heart could want. Whey Protein, Creatine, Glutamine, and many more useful products give you little extra bursts of power on your fitness journey. And that’s not all! We’ve included a digital muscle building guide with a 12-week training and nutrition plan as well. Let’s start the new year together!
*Protein promotes muscle building and maintenance, supporting muscle health overall.
**A daily intake of 3g of creatine can improve exercise performance during intervals of short-duration, high-intensity exercise.
***Nutritional supplements do not replace a balanced diet.
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