The Best Supplements for Functional Fitness

Functional fitness is exercise that trains the body in support of everyday life. It is a type of strength training that works your muscles together to prepare you for daily activities. Multi-joint movements that ready your body for real-life such as, walking, pushing, pulling, loading, lifting, twisting, bending, squatting, and lunging.

Functional fitness can improve balance and stability, increase your strength, and decrease your risk of injury.

So, what are the best supplements for functional fitness training?

1. CREATINE – One of the top supplements for improving performance in the gym. It has been widely studied and has proven effectiveness for increasing muscle strength, power and size, and in boosting overall athletic ability. The muscles take in creatine and use it to create ATP to be used for rapid energy needs in muscle contraction. It is great for short bursts of high intensity exercise such as weightlifting, HIIT and sprinting. Supplementation with creatine will mean that there is more readily available for the muscles to produce ATP – allowing you to train harder and faster. This can see you reap rewards for your increased effort, and achieve gains in your strength, power, speed, and muscle mass.


Creatine Supplement Functional Fitness

– Functional fitness workouts can be intense and last for long durations, rapidly depleting your energy reserves. Intra Workout supplements are formulated to support your training, offering an extra boost as you push yourself to hit your goals and maintain peak performance throughout. WOD FUEL is an intra workout powder that consists of carbs, amino acids, and electrolytes. Mixed and taken as a drink to be consumed during your workout it offers everything you need, keeping you hydrated as well as increasing blood flow, supporting energy levels, aiding recovery, and maintaining normal salt balance. WOD FUEL comes in delicious fruity flavours and uses a more advanced carbohydrate source - Cyclic Dextrin, also known as cluster dextrin. Studies have proven it to be a superior form. Trials have demonstrated that athletes consuming highly branched cyclic dextrin (HBCD) over glucose or maltodextrin sports beverages have significantly reduced rates of perceived exertion (RPE). HBCD also digests more quickly in the gut due to its low osmolarity, reducing the risk of developing any gastric distress during exercise[1].



3. PRE WOD – If you ever find yourself lacking that drive and determination needed to persevere and power through your workout, then a pre workout supplement could be just what you need. Formulated to boost your energy and mental focus before you exercise, PRE WOD contains all of the ingredients essential to a great pre workout supplement – making you more productive and helping you to get the most out of your workout every single time. Ingredients such as caffeine for that concentration boost, creatine to support energy needs, and amino acids that include Beta Alanine. Beta Alanine is used by the body to help reduce the accumulation of lactic acid in your muscles throughout exercise, thus improving athletic performance [2] [3]. Expect to work harder for longer with improved muscular endurance and decreased levels of muscle soreness, helping you to recover.

PRE WOD also includes Astragin® to help you get the most out of every serving - this patented plant-based compound enhances the body’s capacity to absorb vital nutrients such as key amino acids L-Citrulline and L-Arginine that can help to increase nitric oxide levels and increase blood flow of nutrients and oxygen to the muscle tissues. PRE WOD powder comes in tasty tangy flavours, just mix with water into a drink and consume 20 – 30 minutes prior to your functional fitness workout.

Pre Workout PRE WOD Functional Fitness

4. PROTEIN – Alongside your training, it is important with functional fitness to consider your recovery. Protein is a vital part of the diet – providing your body with the key amino acids it needs to build and repair lean muscle mass, as well as to promote strength increases, reduce fatigue and enhance muscle performance/endurance.

Protein powder is an ideal and convenient way to meet extra protein demands the body needs when you are following an intense exercise programme. You can quickly and easily mix them into a drinkable shake post workout, or you could even add them to smoothies, oats, or pancakes to increase your overall daily intake.

Whether you’re looking for a high-quality whey protein isolate or a vegan alternative for a plant-based/non-dairy diet then WOD Powders have got it covered.

Whey Protein for Crossfit

5. Joint Support – A key part of functional fitness is multi-joint movements – so maintaining flexibility, stability, and range of motion in the joints is an important consideration to help you avoid injury and maintain your long-term athletic ability. WOD FLEX contains active ingredients to help maintain joint and bone health. This includes Glucosamine which is found naturally in the connective tissues of healthy joints, and Chondroitin which is a major component of cartilage. Tendoforte® collagen to increase the health and quality of ligaments and tendons, and Vitamin C which the body needs to support collagen formation. MSM and Celadrin® which have been shown in studies to reduce inflammation [4][5].

The powder comes in 2 great flavours – Fruit Punch or Sweet Cherry, just mix with cold water and consume once a day.

From complete beginners, right through to top functional fitness athletes – WOD Powders have a complete range of supplements to help optimise different aspects of your training and see the results your after. Strength, Performance and Recovery are all considered as we seek to create one-of-a-kind formulations incorporating premium patented ingredients wherever possible, and high-quality raw materials backed by science.

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