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What is best general supplement to take while working out?

Answer:

Thanks for the question.
We assume you mean that you are working out and what supplements would be best to support the results (you shouldn’t need to take anything during a workout other than fluids as needed). Therefore, the overall answer depends on your goal but there is a baseline supplement program we give everyone to help with support recovery, accelerate exercise-induced results and health. I have placed that below with instructions and eat times.
Please feel free to contact us if you need more.

Sport, Health, Activity Recovery, & Performance Baseline (Level1) Program

Daily:
•    dotFIT Active Multivitamin and Mineral (or Over 50 if at this age group)
o    Take as directed with meal(s)
Daily as needed:
•    FirstString or WheySmooth (depending on allotted daily calories for body composition goal)
o    Use as directed to make sure you get ~1gm of protein per pound of LBM (or weight if not overweight) daily from all sources including foods divided 5 times daily
o    Can be used as a supplement to a meal or by itself (or mixed with desired supporting contents) to shore up total daily protein needs
•    SuperCalcium
o    Use if you do not meet the daily needs of calcium (~1000-1200 mgs) from food/shake intake    
        - Females take 1 or 2 daily with meals; if you need to take 2, take one with AM meal and the 2nd with PM meal; Males take 1 only if necessary
•    SuperOmega
o    Take 1 daily with meal if not consuming 2-4 svgs/wk of fatty fish
Workout days
•    FirstString or WheySmooth (depending on allotted daily calories for body composition goal*)
o    Take 2- scoops 30-40min before workout & repeat same dose immediately post exercise
*May substitute favorite dotFIT Nutrition High Protein Bar based on venue convenience
 
Meal Timings
•    As possible eat every 4-hours
•    Large pre-training/event meal 2-3Hr before training
•    Large post meal ~30-60min after last post workout supplement
Early morning training
•    Eat a large pre-training type meal the night before
•    Consume only the pre-workout snack/shake before & follow workout day supplement schedule above

Tournament play (multiple games)
•    <1.5Hr break: bars and hydration/electrolyte recovery drink
•    1.5-2.5Hr: small pre-training-type meal
•    >2.5Hr: normal pre-training  meal
Fluid Recommendations*
•    16 oz 2Hr before activity (extra 8-16 oz 1hr before on hot days)
•    4-8 oz every 20 minutes during activity
•    20 oz for every pound of weight loss post-activity
*Use electrolyte formula (e.g. Gatorade) and water as directed


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