Sports Essentials Training Guide
Since 1988 NOW® Sports has been supplying natural athletes with pure, unadulterated sports nutrition products that legitimately support their fitness goals. We exhaustively test to ensure the identity and potency of every formula we produce. Whether you’re a world-class athlete training for competition or a busy mom trying to stay in shape, it’s important to know what you’re putting in your body. NOW® Sports products are tested through the Informed-Sport program to ensure the absence of more than 220 substances banned from professional sports, so you can trust our products to be clean and effective.
NOW® Sports offers a wide variety of products to meet your fitness needs. Find below some essentials to get you started:
- Pre-Workout Essentials
- Strength & Mass Training Essentials
- Endurance Training Essentials
- Post-Workout Essentials
Preparing for any type of workout is as important as the workout itself. You must have the proper mental and physical preparation so your body and mind are equipped for the demands of the workout. Warming up gradually revs up your cardiovascular system, increases blood flow to your muscles, and raises your body temperature. Get plenty of rest the night before and ensure you’re obtaining the right nutrients before a workout to provide the fuel your body needs for maximum results.
Strength & Mass Training Essentials
Training for strength and mass requires an aggressive mindset and an even more aggressive nutrition regimen. Weightlifters push their muscles to the edge of failure every workout, and in doing so they up the ante for their body’s nutritional needs. In order to maximize your workouts you have to go all-in – mentally, physically, and nutritionally.
Endurance Training Essentials
Endurance athletes are always striving for optimal performance. Sports supplementation is a very important aspect of daily training for endurance sports. Proper supplementation can increase speed, reduce times and help push through fatigue for a stronger finish. For peak performance, your body demands nutrients to keep you strong, fast, and focused.
Rest and recovery are essential components of any workout routine. Your after-exercise recovery routine hasa big impact on your fitness gains. Exercising and stretching at a very low intensity for 5 to 10 minutes after a workout helps remove lactic acid from your muscles, reducing stiffness and soreness. Dietary protein is absolutely essential post-workout to help muscles recover and rebuild after exertion. Protein is a primary component of muscle tissue and the primary natural source of the branched-chain amino acids leucine, isoleucine, and valine.