Supercharged: Supplementation for the Mutli-Sport Athlete

By guest blogger and dotFIT Sponsored Athlete Jason Johnson

Making the transition from competitive bodybuilder and sports model to endurance and adventure racer has been a learning and rewarding experience. I will always love hitting the iron in the gym, and have now added extra focus in the pool, on the road, and on the bike.

When competing in endurance and adventure events, it is vital to have proper nutrition and extremely helpful to have the best of the best supplementation to aid in performance and recovery.

You can train as hard as you want but you will only make the gains if you can recover and come back faster and stronger. One great advantage about engaging in endurance racing and training is you become schooled real quickly on how to recover. With 3-5 hours of training per day, you better use what works.

In my current preparation for the Ironman 70.3 in St. Croix and the Ironman in Louisville, I have found a formula of supplementation that has worked miracles in my recovery and performance. I feel like I can go all day in training and still live a normal life after.

Perhaps you have seen the Ironman on NBC recently or on the ABC Sports back in the day. It is a race of multiple disciplines covering 140.6miles. Basically it starts in the open water for a 2.4-mile swim, then a quick transition to a 112-mile bike ride, and is concluded with a 26.2-mile run.

This kind of race takes a unique style and load of training (which I will address in another article).

Here is my Golden List of products that keep me healthy and revved up for 3-5 hours of training per day.

Pre-workout #1 (Running, Cycling, or Cycling plus Running)
No7Rage or Max Workout, Amino Boost, CreatineXXL

Post Workout #1
Amino Boost, Joint Flexibility Plus

Post Workout Meal (within 30 minutes)
Whey Smooth, Active Multivitamin, Super Anti-Oxidant, Super Omega, Super Calcium

Throughout the Day
Lean MR (Up to 3 or more servings per day in-between meals)

Pre-workout #2 (Strength Training or Swimming)
No7Rage or Max Workout, Amino Boost, Creatine XXL

During Workout
Recover and Build (If Strength Training)

Post Workout #2
Amino Boost, Joint Flexibility Plus

Post Workout Meal (Within 30 Minutes)

Whey Smooth, Active Multivitamin, Super Anti-Oxidant, Super Omega, Super Calcium

Add these supplements to proper whole food nutrition, sleep, and water and you are good to go for whatever adventure or meaningful challenge you desire to do.

Stay tuned for following articles as I continue my journey for my Ironman in just under 11 weeks. I cannot wait.

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