Maintaining the perfect diet in our busy modern day lifestyles can be tricky. For the majority of people attaining all the necessary nutrients each and every day out will require some form of supplementation. This is especially important if you are involved in a type physical training. Any form of physical training is great for your body, but to maximise training benefits you will need to make sure your body has all the materials the compliment that kind of training.
Think about it, if you know you can drastically increase the effectiveness of each and every training session by making sure your body is equipped with all the right tools, why wouldn't you? You may not be eating as much oily fish as you should be and so lacking in essential fatty acids? Or you may be struggling to hit your target of optimal protein intake per day? Perhaps you are deficient in a number of essential vitamins, minerals or amino acids due to 'life' related impacts on your daily diet?
Deficiencies in any one substance in the body can unfortunately have a cascading effect on how well your body utilises other substances. Deficiencies will also put strain on the hormonal system, the governors of our body composition and energy levels.
If you need any advice on supplementation please ask!
Please bare in mind I recommend supplements as great additions to a healthy lifestyle. Supplements should not be used to replace real food.
Through ongoing research and personal experience I believe the supplements recommended can help individuals on their journey to optimal health. In no way are my recommendations (or the supplements) intended to replace medical advice or be used to treat serious illness.
Working for high profile clients since 2005 has given Tim extensive experience in setting up and designing bespoke gyms in the UK, and internationally ( even on board superyachts). Working with both large and small spaced/studios a decent gym can be achieved on almost any budget.
Many personal and commercial gyms tend to sign up with one manufacturer who then tend to push only their own-branded products. Through experience Tim can advise anyone on the most appropriate and effective equipment to truly suit the needs of each individual. Value for money, functionality, aesthetics and safety are prioritized.
Through networks developed over the years within the fitness industry Tim can offer advice and attain competitive rates for any home or commercial gym. By evaluating your personal fitness goals you be assured that your gym will be perfectly matched and functional to your requirements.
For tips or help setting up your own home-gym or to organise a consult, contact Tim here
Below are some packages that I believe are suitable for the majority of people. Use this as a checklist when ordering supplements online. Of course the brand that I trust for quality and personally use is Genetic Supplements. Their formula names if different from the substance is indicated in italics.
THE BARE ESSENTIALS
- Omega 3/ Fish Oils (2-3+ grams/ day)
- Vitamin D3 (2500iu-5000iu a day)
- Protein Powder: Whey, Isolate or Plant based
Bio-Whey, Pro-Isolate, Vegan
- Greens Powder
THE PREMIUM PACKAGE
- Omega 3 / Fish Oils (2-3+ grams a day)
- Vitamin D3 (2500iu-5000iu a day in winter months)
- Greens Powder
FOR LEAN MASS/MUSCLE GAIN:
- Protein Powder: Protein & Carb complex;
Matrix Recover, HiCal
- BCAA's peri-workout
BCAA's, Sustain Amino's
FOR FAT LOSS:
- Protein Powder: Isolate,
* ZMA dose should be adjusted that indicated on the bottle if a Multivitamin is also being taken as these will most likely already contain Zinc and Magnesium