Best Supplements For Ironman Training in 2023
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Two Supplements to Help Triathletes Get Faster
As a competitive triathlete, I wanted to know what supplements I could take to improve my speed. Here’s what I learned about how creatine and beta alanine can enhance the performance of an endurance athlete.
I visited my local GNC in Portage, Indiana, to find out what supplements they recommended for a triathlete trying to increase speed. I explained that I'd been competing in multisport for five years and had achieved considerable success, typically placing in the top three of my age group. I told the sales representative that my training regimen was consistent, but that I wanted to take something that would help me get faster, without having any negative side-effects.
"I would recommend trying beta-alanine and creatine," he said matter-of-factly. I repeated his words, just to clarify. "Uh, yeah. Beta-alanine is gonna give you that anti-fatigue factor, and creatine creates ATP."
I thanked him for his help, and he walked away to assist other customers. I was satisfied with his answer because he'd already gained my trust from prior visits, but I wanted to do my own research before making a purchase. Ultimately, his advice wasn't bad. But it also turned out to be a very generic recommendation that could benefit athletes in many different sports. Here's what I learned about the two supplements:
As a triathlete, I would definitely feel comfortable taking both of these supplements, and they certainly have the potential to produce gains in speed and strength. I've never tried beta-alanine, but I've taken creatine in the past. They both have an excellent safety profile and have scientific research to support the possible benefits. Particularly compared to some of the more dangerous thermogenics and weight-loss pills that I've taken, neither of these supplements pose a threat to my health, and there is likelihood that they can enhance my performance.