3 Supplements Every Racer Can Benefit From!

supplements for athletes
You train, exercise and eat well for your athletic endeavors but what are the best supplements that can take your training to the next level?

Although research has shown that a variety of nutrients are healthy for athletes, there are 3 that stand outs. Remember, in the world of ever changing training methods proper use of supplements equal results. With long and short term fitness goals, using the best supplements is the best thing to do. However, no supplement can take the place of a good, wholesome diet. In fact, I have tested several supplements over the years, with the following giving me some really good results in the last few months (one of my favorite topics, really!)

Although these 3 supplements can help in training and recovery efforts, they can also be taken together with others so as to get the best results.

1. Forskolin:

Forskolin is not only a popular supplement when it comes to training and sports, but it’s also a popular fat burner famous for its anabolic activities. It generally enhances fat loss by activating adenylate cyclase enzyme. This enzyme starts off a series of events including the activation of lipoprotein lipase that allows stored fat to be broken down to be used as a source of fuel. For quite some time people have been using supplement for weight loss and other training activities. Since our bodies love this supplement, they react well yielding a revitalized mind and a flatter stomach. It also stimulates the body’s metabolism so that it can burn more fat. This prevents the body from adding more fat and also melts away unwanted fat from the body.

It also raises your testosterone and thyroid hormone level thereby leading to an increase in fat burning and lean body mass. The fat in Forskolin activates kinase which plays an important role in the breakdown of the building blocks known as triglycerides. Having lower levels of triglycerides has a lot of health benefits to the body. If you are looking for the best supplement for weight loss then look no further since this supplement is the best.

2. Omega 3 Supplements:

It’s true that a typical western diet normally lacks important fatty acids such as omega 3. Even for healthy adults who know the importance of omega 3, looking for omega 3 supplements may still be something worth taking into consideration. Whether you are an athlete or not, there are a ton of evidence supporting the health benefits of omega 3. According to research, omega 3 supplements may

  • Reduce the muscle soreness and the inflammation brought about by exercise
  • Help protect the joints during workout, training, and heavy weight lifting.
  • Positively influence the mood to enable one to train effectively.
  • Maintain and promote healthy brain function.

Regardless of the source of your omega 3, whether its plan or animal based, keeping your list minimally processed, short and filler free is one of the best ways to make your product stand apart.

3. Magnesium

According to recent research, even small shortfalls of magnesium supplement can affect the performance of athletes. Despite magnesium’s important role, many athletes and coaches are still unaware of its critical importance in maintaining performance and health. In fact, this is why dietary intake of magnesium has dropped a great deal in the recent past. Unfortunately, a number of adults are not meeting their daily recommended intake of the supplement. Normally found in powdered or pill form, magnesium is most often known for the key role it plays in the nervous system. Apart from helping the brain to function well, there is a good amount of research that supports the fact that magnesium can make the best workout companion. Researchers have noted that magnesium can

  • Assist the muscles to recover well after the training.
  • Can help fight insomnia thereby giving you a good nightfall rest. When it comes to the body’s natural recovery methods having a good night sleep is very important.
  • Together with other benefits, magnesium is actually among the most effective supplements. This has made it very popular with athletes who are looking for ways to build their natural supplements.


With many natural supplements found in the market today, it can be challenging to know the products that can produce the best results. However, since these products have been used for many years, they are normally recommended by health experts due to their many benefits. Reports from thousands of users and scientific research have shown that these are among the best products. Before looking for one, it’s important to insist on pure natural supplements. Whether you are an athlete or not these amazing supplements will help you a lot when it comes to your health.

Everyone Should Start Their Own Business

Note: This is an article written by one of my really good friends. I love it and decided to publish it here, as motivation 🙂 Enjoy!

When I started my own business, I had no idea what I was getting into. I was just excited about selling skateboards and surfboards. Ever since I was young, I loved these two sports. I even picked up inline skating and skiing, though the first two would remain my first, hardcore passions. I not only used to be on some type of board all week long, but my friend would come to me for advice all the time. I would read magazines, watch videos, all that good stuff…

i love to surf!

Your Typical Wanderlust

I have traveled and surfed in some amazing spots and have made amazing friends all over the world. In that sense, call me your typical wanderlust. In my last two years of college, I started picking up used boards and customizing them. I’d refine and wax the boards, then create customizations such as art work as well as replace wheels. It all started when one of my football friends stopped by my dorm before we headed out. He asked me where I got the skateboard and if I would sell it to him; he was in love with the look of it. I sold it to him for $99 after about two hours of work. Really, the work wasn’t even work! This was amazing compared to working for $9 per hour around the corner at the hot restaurant.

The Realization: My Hobby Is A Paying Business…

I realized I could make so much more for so much less time and doing things I enjoyed. I had the brilliant idea of selling refurbished and recycled skateboards and surfboards. If I sold around 7-10 per month, it would cover my costs easily.

The start was slow. In fact, it took about six months for word to get around that I was selling some dope equipment and boards. In fact, soon, I started dreaming about a shop of my very own after I graduated. However, I soon found out that my clients were running out so I opened up an Ebay shop, used the local classifieds, the college magazine, and several local online forums to advertise my products.

The more avenues I used for marketing my products, the more my sales would remain consistent. I didn’t realize it at the time but I was putting my business degree to a use: I was launching a business and a successful one at that! How many people do that in their early years and figure things out? That’s not to say that each month I broke over $500… however, there would be a few rarities where I’d break over $1100; so then, those would make up for the lower income months and balance things out, thankfully!

Today, I’m A Success Story To My Friends 🙂

Fast forward to today, I own two shops where I sell inline skates, skateboards, and surfboards. We also offer rentals and more services to keep things in check. I did a grand opening about three months ago where we hired fire entertainers to put on an awesome show for the crowd outside. It definitely got things started right and exposed our brand to a whole new set of eager people walking around. We tossed in some delicious, free food bites and kids and adults were equally excited. I took time out and greeted people as well.

I firmly believe that our children should be taught the essential skill of selling from a young age and I love the idea of a “launching businesses” course for high school students.

Life Should Be A Summer Adventure!

I don’t only care for racing; I love all types of sports. The more adrenaline rush, the better. For instance, two years ago, me and friends camped for two weeks in national parks in California, hiking to our hearts content! We would make pit stops as needed, do the awesome herbal stuff, get drunk, chat, cook burgers, steaks, vegetables, corn, s’mores, eggs, beans and so much more over a bonfire. A good 10 days of that!

The Route!

Here is how the route started: we started by picking up a friend in my other friend’s car… in Mexico, two hours from the border. We stayed there for two days. I had the opportunity to go surfing with my friend, his brother, and his cousins. I thought I was a decent surfer but, wow! These guys could run circles around me! After those couple of days, I have so much respect for them. In fact, I got into slight trouble as the board kind of hit my temple and while I didn’t lose any consciousness, I felt relieved that such experienced swimmers and surfers were around me. An experience of a lifetime and I am craving it right now, as I detail it here.

The next thing we did was enter the United States through California, of course, my beloved home state! Upon meeting new people, I am most often told that I must be a “Cali Kid”. It’s funny because I recognize it in others as well, especially my childhood friends. It is not just our skin cased hair and skin; it is also our carefree demeanor in which we skate through life! Also, of course, most of us surf, camp, skateboard, or are, in the simplest terms, in love with life!

Back In Escondido, CA…

Back to the trip. Our next stop was Escondido, at my sister’s house, close enough to San Diego, my old stomping grounds (and hopefully, in the near future again). I will never forget this trip because due to the multiple vets visits in Escondido (California); my sister’s 12 year old cat was throwing up constantly at an alarming rate. I love that cat as well and when my sister was at work, I actually took her in to the vet myself. Other than that, lots of time with my niece and nephew and again, we spent time surfing and at local bars with hot women. San Diego has a beautiful, diverse crowd and you will see some of the hottest women you will come across whether you are working out in nature or hanging at bars as we were. Can’t help but appreciate!

Next, we drove all the way up the coast visiting iconic places such as Big Sur (where we camped as well and checked out giant trees!), and before that, San Diego, San Jose, and all the smaller spots around LA, on the outskirts. I loved the whole experience and these guys are like brothers now. When my credit card was declined because I was “out of the usual area”, these boys didn’t hesitate to pay for me. When I tweaked my back, they set up the bonfire on the beach, made us all burgers, and what an amazing time we had, just enjoying the simplest thing in life.

Now that I have a full-time job, I look back at these experiences and reminisce on the good times. It also has me thinking about what I want to do long term because I don’t want to die for an unreliable paycheck that has me indoors 9-5 without a passionate purpose. I want to enjoy life, as I did that one summer!


Here is to living life with a purpose, road trips, California, and true friendships.