Sports Performance

Increase Your Sports Performance Faster with our Australian Online Supplements!

While you can increase your sports performance with good exercise and nutrition alone, our Australian online supplements may speed up your progress. If you are unfamiliar with our range of sport performance enhancing supplements, please discover some of our most popular Australian online supplements below to find the right supplement for your needs.

Protein Pancakes

The protein pancakes from our range of Australian online supplements are quite different from regular protein powders, because our protein pancakes provide you with the means to create nutritious and protein-rich pancakes for breakfast. If you are no fan of regular protein powders or protein shakes, then our protein pancakes may be the perfect option from the Australian online supplements range.

Our protein pancakes are easy to prepare and the perfect supplement for athletes who have little time in the morning to make breakfast. Alternatively, these protein pancakes can also be eaten as a high protein snack, ensuring you get the nutrients you need throughout the day.

Whey Protein Isolate (WPI)

Whey protein isolate is a very popular supplement from our nutrient supplements range, not only because of its sports performance enhancing abilities, but also other benefits such as muscle building, health & wellbeing, endurance and women’s fitness. It is a protein powder unlike any other where versatility and applicability is concerned, so this protein powder can be used by athletes with various fitness goals.

The Whey protein powder from our nutrient supplements range is characterised by its rapid absorption capabilities, low fat content, low carbohydrate content and its high levels of branched chain amino acids. Thanks to the composition of these nutrient supplements, athletes commonly use whey protein shakes for muscle growth as well as muscle repair.

Whey Protein Concentrate (WPC)

Whey protein concentrates are nutrient supplements that are just as diverse as whey protein isolates, because they are also used for sports performance, muscle building, endurance and women’s fitness. However, whey protein concentrate is also a good option for athletes focussed on fat loss.

Because of its abilities for weight loss, whey protein concentrate is often used to increase lean muscle mass and metabolism boosting. If you have a slow metabolism and have been struggling to lose weight despite rigorous exercise and proper nutrition, whey protein concentrate may provide you with the extra boost you need.

ND Hydroxyshred (Fat Burner)

Is a certain amount of excess fat affecting your sports performance? Then you may be able to benefit from ND Hydroxyshred, a powerful fat burner from Nutrients Direct. ND Hydroxyshred consists of various powerful ingredients, which includes L-carnitine, green tea extract, African mango extract, guarana, choline bitartrate, inositol and forskolin. The synergetic blend of quality whey proteins and fat burning ingredients, provides athletes with the perfect combination of fast, intermediate and slow absorption; this keeps the muscles of athletes using ND Hydroxyshred fuelled for a longer period of time, while burning fat more effectively.

Creatine Monohydrate

Creatine Monohydrate is another sports performance supplement that is extremely popular with experienced athletes and personal trainers. Creatine Monohydrate has shown to have a positive influence on the ATP levels in the human body. ATP stands for adenosine triphosphate, which is a form of energy the body uses for muscle contractions.

Most Creatine Monohydrate supplements need to be taken according to a preloading and a maintenance phase, although there are other creatine supplements, such as Tri Creatine Malate, that do not require any preloading to benefit from better ATP regulation.

L-Arginine

Similar to creatine monohydrate, l-arginine is a supplement that is mainly used by experienced athletes and personal trainers, mainly because the supplement plays a very important role in nitric oxide synthesis.

Nitic oxide is a substance that is a natural vasodilator; this means that this substance has the ability to widen the blood vessels, making the transport of nutrients more effective. By widening the blood vessels, nitric oxide can also provide athletes with muscles that appear larger and firmer, a phenomenon also referred to in fitness circles as “muscle pump”.

Due to the fact that L-arginine has a direct effect on your blood flow, the supplement is known to provide benefits such as increased sports performance, muscle building and more endurance. Therefore, it is a versatile supplement that can be used for a variety of athletes with different fitness goals.

Branched Chain Amino Acids

While most athletes get their amino acids from protein nutrient supplements, athletes can also acquire the amino acids from dedicated amino acid supplements, which includes branched chain amino acids that can be beneficial for sports performance, muscle building, endurance and women’s fitness.

The ratio of leucine, isoleucine and valine inside branched chain amino acids is 2:1:1, a ratio that is considered most benefit for athletes. Once consumed, these branched chain amino acids are directly metabolised into the muscle, where they can assist with muscle growth, muscle repair and the prevention of muscle breakdown.

Maltodextrin

To increase your sports performance, you may also need a complex carbohydrate that can deliver you with energy when you need it most. Maltodextrin is a complex carbohydrate that can be rapidly absorbed by the body and converted into energy, more specifically by restoring the body’s blood sugar levels and restoring glycogen levels. So if you feel like you lack energy during training, whether it is strength training or cardio, Maltodextrin can be a great option for you.

Conclusion

Nutrient supplements can be a great option to increase your sports performance, but they are no replacement for a good exercise and nutrition plan. If you take supplements without combining them with the proper training or the right foods, you will get little to no results. Therefore, always work out the right nutrition and exercise with a nutritionist or personal trainer before you start supplementing any nutritional gaps in your diet.

To discover more about the performance enhancing supplements mentioned above, please refer to the product description pages of each supplement. There, you will be able to read more about each supplement, but also go through the lab report provided by Nutrients Direct.

 

Suitable For:

  • Athletes and sports people of all levels
  • Anyone wanting to get the best out of their performance for training and competition
  • Active people wanting more energy to push harder for longer
TRAINING FOR SPORTS PERFORMANCE

Much like with strength, bodybuilding or endurance sports, the way you train needs to be tailored for the sport you play or the outcome that you want.

How relevant is a slow, heavy bench press for agility on the soccer field? How relevant is circuit work for a power lifter? If you need to move fast, train fast. If you need to be strong, lift heavy.

There is no one-size-fits-all approach here given the varied nature of sports. There are however some overlapping factors. Most sport would involve some degree of strength, agility, power, speed and endurance. Therefore a hybrid approach that targets all areas may be a good start.

Cross-Fit or circuit style training whereby a series of complementary, whole-body/compound movements linked in rapid succession can be very effective. Just try to include as many movements that are relevant to your sport as possible.

The following programs are a sample of a few things that a basketball player would do to increase their performance. To improve athletic performance on the basketball court a player must improve their explosiveness, vertical leap, strength and overall speed around the court. This is achieved by doing speed drills outside (or on the court) and by spending time in the gym.

 

TRAINING PROGRAM:

This first program is a speed/sprinting session done in a park or a court if you can find one. This can be done twice a week, preferably in the evening.

SPEED PROGRAM
EXERCISE & DESCRIPTION INSTRUCTION
Half Court Sprint

Complete 5 rounds of 10 half court sprints. After each sprint in a round take no more than 30 seconds rest before you start the next. After each round take 3 minutes to rest and recover before starting the next.

Cone Slalom - Place cones in a zigzag formation up the length of the court. Sprint around the cones.

As above. This is designed to work on lateral movement and speed that is not in a straight line. The wider you place the cones the more lateral movement required.

Play some basic shooting drills

An example of this would be to dribble 5 meters then pull up for a shot. 10 attempts from locations around the ring.

Another example is to place the ball on the foul line. You start on the baseline then run to the ball, pick it up and shoot. This works well if you have a teammate to help with ball placement while you take it in turn|
 


It is important to keep these sessions short and intense. You will lose the effectiveness of the session if you let it drag on. Don’t try and do the full amount of sets and reps from week 1. Work up to it, especially if consistent and intense training is new to you.

These are 2 sample weight training sessions for a basketball player aimed at building strength and explosiveness.
 

EXPLOSIVE STRENGTH PROGRAM
EXERCISE PROGRAM REPS REST
A - BB Deadlift 6 4 - 6 2 minutes
B - BB Incline Bench Press 6 4 - 6 2 minutes
C - Lying Leg Curl 4 4 - 6 90s
D - DB Flat Bench Press 4 4 - 6 90s
EXERCISE PROGRAM REPS REST
A - BB Back Squat 6 4 - 6 2 minutes
B - Close Grip Chin Up* 6 4 - 6 2 minutes
C - Leg Press 4 4 - 6 90s
D - BB Bent Over Row 4 4 - 6 90s

 

TIPS:

Complete exercises in straight sets. Rest for the designated period betweensets. If unsure of an exercise technique, seek guidance from a fitness professional to guide you.

Key Notes:

  • Always warm up for at least a few minutes with dynamic stretches and some light cardio
  • Always have a neutral spine (straight back) with tail out when bending, squatting, lunging, on a Swiss Ball etc
  • Ensure knees don’t travel beyond the toes or collapse inward when squatting/lunging
  • Practice tightening (drawing in) your core during every movement for stability and back support
  • Exhale during the heaviest part of the movement (moving against gravity) and inhale on the return phase (moving in the direction of gravity)
  • Select weights that are heavy enough to make finishing your sets challenging but still maintain control and good form
  • Stay hydrated by sipping water frequently and always finish with 5 minutes of stretching and 10 minutes of light cardio to aid recovery and reduce post-exercise muscle soreness
  • When you can complete all repetitions and sets comfortably, then slowly increase weights (for strength) or reps/sets (for fitness) to avoid training plateaus and to match your ability
  • Complement your workouts with the right supplements, from boosting your energy with a premium pre workout blend to assisting muscle growth with whey protein isolate powders.

 

DB – Dumbbell BB – Barbell ES – Each Side SB – Swiss Ball KB – Kettlebell

Important: It is highly recommend that you seek expert medical advice before commencing any exercise routine. This training program should be considered as a guide only and should be adapted to meet your own individual requirements and current level of fitness.

*For the Chin Ups, if you can’t perform them try the eccentric version where you get yourself into the top position and slowly control your decent for about seconds.

A common misconception is that you shouldn’t lift heavy if you want to be fast. Quite the opposite. Heavy weight training provides the correct training stimulus to fire your muscles. That is why in this instance no rep range goes above 6. If you can lift more than 6 reps of these exercises go heavier or you are wasting your time.

Since there are lower rep ranges you need to do more sets. Repeated efforts at high weights will provide the stimulus needed to improve your strength and speed. When it comes to tempo you won’t be able to go fast due to the high load but you still want to try and move the bar as fast as you can. On the eccentric part of the movement you will of course control the speed and the movement of the bar for safety reasons and to add proper training technique.

GENERAL INFO:

Always Striving To Perform Better? Take Advantage Of The Nutrients Direct Sports Performance Range!

Nutrients Direct aims to provide its customers with the latest supplements for an ideal you. Better sports performance is just one of the benefits you can obtain by shopping at Nutrients Direct and in order to make it easier for you, we have created the Sports Performance Range. Curious what benefits you could get? Read on and discover everything there is to know about our Sports Performance Range!

What Can I Find In The Sports Performance Range?

Customers who opt for our Sports Performance Range will be able to take advantage of the Branched Chain Amino Acids (BCAA), Creative Monohydrate, ND Total Whey, ND Nox Rush (Pre-Workout), ND Hydrator and Glutamine Peptides. Each of these products can be found in our range separately, but provide additional benefits when used in combination with each other.

Is The Sports Performance Range Suitable For Me?

The Sports Performance Range is suitable for sports people and athletes of all levels. Whether you are a beginner trying to push your workouts further or an athlete who wants to get the most out of their training, our Sports Performance Range will always deliver.

Customers who opt for the Sports Performance Range will also notice that it has profound effects in each type of sport. Whether you want to boost agility or get more strength, our Sports Performance Range will provide you with the extra boost you need to succeed.

Where Can I Obtain More Information About Each Product?

As was mentioned before, each of the products in our Sports Performance Range is available separately on our website. For more information about an individual product in our Sports Performance Range, we recommend going to the page of that specific product. Check out our Proteins, Naturals, Formulas, Amino Acids and Supplement Categories for additional products and information.

Could You Recommend An Additional Protein Supplement for Sports Performance?

Are you looking for a protein supplement that can deliver everything you ever wanted and more? Look no further, because the Whey Protein Isolate Powder will meet all your requirements. Whey Protein Isolate is a powerful combination of essential amino acids and branched chain amino acids with a minimum of fat and carbohydrates. Whether you are looking to lose weight, build muscle or simply add a bit more protein to your diet, Whey Protein Isolate is the perfect protein supplement for you.

Customers looking for Whey Protein Isolate will find it under our Protein tab, more specifically under Whey Proteins. On top of the nutritional information available for Whey Protein Isolate, you will also find an interesting lab report that provide you with everything you need to know about Whey Protein Isolate.

Who Do I Contact For More Info About The Sports Performance Range?

Do you need additional assistance before you can purchase our Sports Performance Range? Call our friendly customer service team and they will gladly answer all your questions. For more information about the Sports Performance range, please call 0457 968 913. Customers can also send us a message by email by sending their question to info@nutrientsdirect.com.au.

 

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