4 Ways That Are Guaranteed To Improve You Athletic Performance

4 Ways That Are Guaranteed To Improve You Athletic Performance

Amongst all of the training, dieting and fitness magazines, there are 4 things that stand out to us with regard to improving your athletic performance. Instead of skipping this article, take a brief, couple of minutes, to quickly read through the 4 ways you can go about your diet and training that is guaranteed to improve your athletic performance.

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1. Style Of Training

The way you train is essential to improving your performance. No matter if you are training at the gym to build a bigger body or you are training to be the best player in a sport. Every athlete that is looking to progress their abilities needs to know about Progressive Overload. If you aren’t already aware, Progressive overload “is the concept of gradually increasing the exercise demand on your body to achieve continued improvement” says Felicity Daley, a fitness expert from WellBeing.com.au. The overall goal here is to incrementally increase the amount of physical stress your body has to endure each week. Thereby forcing your body to adapt by building better performance / strength. Progressive Overload is simple to incorporate into any training program, simply increase the amount of resistance in your workouts each week. For example if you are lifting 110 pounds on bench, the next week increase that weight to 120 pounds. Continually increase the weight until the end of your training program.

2. Nutrition

A high protein diet is crucial to any performance increases that you wish to gain. Plan your meals around protein, for example; steak with beans or salmon with fries. While you are going to want to focus on protein in each meal you are also going to want to make sure that you are eating enough carbohydrates and fats. Without both carbohydrates and fats you will start to lack energy. This can become a problem if you don’t have enough energy to perform at your peak whilst you train.

3. Protein Supplements

Protein supplements like whey protein can help boost your intake of protein. This is especially important if you are finding it difficult to centre your meals around protein. As well the supplementation of protein powder can increase the amount of strength and muscle built, when taken immediately after a workout. With so much choice in the way of protein supplements, it can be a bit confusing to pick the right one. If you are having trouble, you should know that there are really only 2 types of protein powder that you should be looking at. The first is Whey Protein and the second is Casein.

4. Pre-workout Nutrition

To be able to perform at your peak not only at the start of your workout but also throughout it. You are going to need to eat the right type of food 30 minutes before your workout. Typically the right foods are a mix of simple and complex carbohydrates (30 grams). Along with a serving of at least 10 grams of protein. Depending on the length of your workout you may need to increase these values.

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