Energy Boosters for Spartan Racers
Energy Boosters Before The Race
What you should look for in a pre-race energy source:
- Vitamin B12 – which is one of the most well-known sources of energy. It affects energy metabolism, brain function, and red blood cell development, which is essential if you want a successful athletic performance.
- Vitamin B6 – B6 helps you metabolize proteins, fats, and carbohydrates to turn into energy. It also helps support immune function, create neurotransmitters, and hemoglobin that will promote greater oxygen levels in red blood cells.
- Guayusa – a bright and focused energy source, that lacks the crash and nervousness that caffeine can have, & can be used to improve your training and take your performance up a notch. Guayusa boosts your physical and mental energy levels in a way that helps you maintain focus. It also helps control your cortisol levels that can spike while training and competing. Guayusa is a naturally occurring energy source, as well as antioxidants, rutin, and amino acids.
Foods to avoid before the race:
- Deep-fried foods, such as bacon, pastries, and sausages
- Avoid dairy products, such as milk, cheese, and yogurt.
- Avoid consuming fatty foods before the race since the body consumes extra energy in digesting them.
Energy Boosters During The Race
Furthermore, after preparing well, building your muscles, and eating the right food before the race, it would also help if you know what food you can eat during the event. Replenishing energy during the race is necessary, especially when you want to complete a long-distance race with intense obstacles. But, it is also crucial that you do not overfeed yourself because this can cause digestive discomfort.
Before the race, you can pack an energy booster like Takezo’s Pure Energy for races, snack bars, and a bottle of fluids with electrolytes in advance. Then, during the race, you can divide the snack bar and eat it at least every hour to keep you going. At the same time, you can drink your electrolytes at least every 20 minutes.
On the other hand, avoid drinking soda, cordials, and fruit juices during the race because their sugar concentrations may cause discomfort.
What To Eat After The Race
It is essential that you hydrate yourself after the race to replenish the fluid you lost. You can drink isotonic drinks, sports drinks, or liquids that have similar concentrations of sugar and salt as the human body.
In addition, you can grab carbohydrate-rich snacks at least an hour after the race. These foods can include energy bars, banana sandwiches, red bean buns, and the like. Then, after 2 to 3 hours from finishing the race, you can already have a balanced meal composed of carbohydrates (such as pasta, potatoes, and rice), protein (such as chicken and fish), and good fats (such as avocados and nut butter).
It is also important to boost your immune system! Moderate workouts can boost your immunity, while training or competing hard will depress immune cell function.
Takezo’s Immunity Defense is a perfect daily, pre/post race routine to boost your immune system while you train and compete hard. We have formulated the Immunity Defense™ module based on the latest scientific knowledge. It is loaded with vitamins C, D, Zinc, Elderberry, Selenium, B12, Beta Glucan, calcium, & biotin + other vitamins recommended by experts to help defend your immune system.
Supplements for Spartan Race athletes are a must because they help the body reduce fatigue and improve performance. Supplements also contribute to immunity, help athletes in their training capacity, and benefit physique changes, such as an increase in muscle mass.
Moreover, dietary restrictions cut out certain foods from your diet, which can mean that you are not getting all the nutrients that your body needs. You can fill them in by taking supplements or vitamins to meet your body’s nutritional requirements.