JFG, thanks for your comments. Whether one calls it “peri workout nutrition” or a supplement stack, I agree, if all the foundational nutritional components are covered first, only then will these supplements become a tool that empowers an edge.
Frankly, I’m not hardcore enough anymore to include such protocols longer term, but certainly remember the good old days (and miss them) when my nutrition, training and supplementation was nails for months on end. I train competitive athletes for a living now and am getting older. My body just can’t handle the rigors of elite training like it used to.
So, I’m trying these out in part for the 1.5 months I have before my vacation to vainly pursue some very short terms gains through training, nutrition and supplementation I don’t regularly do…but also to see if there might be a longer term application for a person that isn’t as focused on strength, performance and body comp, but more interested in optimal health, recovery, energy, etc.
I’m also interested in seeing what quantifiable results I can attain as a potential opportunity to encourage my athletes to try these products. So, no, I’m not expecting a miracle, but certainly something quantifiable to discern the latter. I see names like pro football player Brian Cushing putting his name on the testimonials of some of these products, so thought I’d give it a whirl.
To date, when referring my athletes to Biotest products, I’ve primarily suggested the proteins, Surge Workout and Recovery, creatine, the mineral compound and Flameout. Only creatine and the Surge Workout would fall in the performance enhancement department, so I’m wondering if adding a few other options for my clients in this category has any merit.
In fact, a totally separate question for Biotest employees…do you offer wholesale pricing for small business to resell your supplements?