I am an endurance athlete (soccer) and was looking at BB's store and found two intriguing products:
Both of these products increase Oxygen Utilization, increase ATP 30, enhance Aerobic & Anaerobic Recovery, and increase Training Intensity which is especially what I am looking for as a soccer player.
However I really don't want to take these supplements because the side effects and future effects are not known, and it seems too good to be true to get so much without having to sacrifice anything in return. Therefore, I am looking for natural foods that will help me achieve the same effects as these supplements. For example pomegranates improve oxygen flow in the blood. What other fruits out there help with increasing ATP and oxygen utilization?
05-03-2007, 11:15 PM #1
What food products to improve oxygen utiliazation and increase ATP?
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05-04-2007, 02:23 AM #6
Those two supplements are a pile of junk. I did a quick search on the ingredients and found some independent studies which failed to show that they had any benefits for oxygen utilisation. Unfortunately, creatine isn't much use for aerobic activities.
Your training is where you will increase your oxygen utilisation, not your diet. In terms of ATP regeneration, ATP is replenished very quickly provided you have the building blocks available to do so. That means that you are getting adequate amounts of carbohydrates. INcidentally, soccer is not really an endurance event. It's a combination of anaerobic and aerobic activity (e.g. short sprints interspersed with longer periods of less intense activity).***Irish Misc Crew***
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05-04-2007, 02:33 AM #7
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There's no substitute for working the high-end energy systems hard. To become faster, you need to increase your anaerobic endurance, improve your lactate tolerance / lactate clearance system, and improve your aerobic capacity / VO2MAX.
Even though you don't want supplements, possible supplement options include: Beta-Alanine, Bicarbonates, Phosphates, Citrulline Malate, Rhodiola, Cordyceps, Inosine ...
Non-supplemental options include: Power Lung / POWERBreathe ...It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.