Performance Is In The Details

According to a story in this month's Muscle & Fitness magazine, blood analysis of professional football players and bodybuilders found that nearly all were deficient in one of more of the micronutrients better known as vitamins, minerals and trace elements. This was especially true of iron, magnesium, zinc and copper which play key roles in muscle building, bone strength, metabolism and cell maintenance. Mineral losses were especially profound on training days.

True Strength Moment: Because Recommended Daily Allowances are calculated for 'normal' people, hard-training athletes can use greater amounts of vitamins and minerals. But don't overdo it. Taking a high-potency multivitamin as recommended on the product's label should cover anything lacking from your dialed-in diet. A gender specific super multi might be exactly what your body needs to achieve your next performance goal.
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