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Supplements for 400m

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Supplements for 400m

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  • AOR Zen Theanine
  • Bodyoctance by Man Sports
  • CEO Nutrabolics
  • Cordyceps
  • Citrulline Malate
  • Creatine
  • Dextrose
  • ETS from AtLarge Nutrition
  • IP6
  • L-Arginine
  • Piracatem
  • Sodium Bicarbonate
  • Taurine

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  1. Citrulline Malate (less lactic acid; makes the Kreb’s Cycle more efficient. Also I would really bump the BodyOctane, since it provides CM and boosts muscle carnosine levels through the beta alanine/histadine combination. While higher muscle levels of carnosine are directly correlated to better sprint performance, and elite sprinters tend to display higher above-avg. muscle concentrations of the stuff (1))
  2. IP6 (insositol hexaphosphate) (silly-versatile phosphate donor; enhances oxygen binding)

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Creatine

Creatine (won’t improve full-out maximal performance, but will improve performance with repeat maximal bouts of exertion: should enable you to train better and be stronger on your later events if you’re running 2-4 at a meet)

It should work well. While I remember watching a program on Linford Christie who was using this brand new controversial supplement. Hence Christie went on to break the 100m world record and grab gold at the Barcelona Olympics in 1992 at a ripe old age, taking advantage of the little-known substance at that time… our bodybuilding celebrity… drum-roll please…. Creatine Monohydrate.

Yet that was how the creatine craze began:

A nice read: http://www.abc.net.au/rn/talks/bbing/stories/s98916.htm

Also Creatine seems to work best by allowing a sprinter to maintain maximal power for longer… basically you don’t die as fast.

Supplements for 400m Runners

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Why not to take Aspirin?

Ditch the aspirin.
It may interfere with protein synthesis and gains from workouts. Yet Acetaminohen and Ibuprofen seem to do this as anti-inflammatories.

http://www.kinemed.com/files/Effect_…profen_and.pdf

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/q…_uids=11832356

Also, aspirin may negate the arginine effect on NO.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/q…t_uids=9281601

 

 

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