Training Day Supplements
Bigger, faster, stronger. Goals all athletes set; and two absolute musts for achieving them are proper training and nutrition. Yes, nutrition matters. Big time. Ask New Orleans Saints LB Scott Shanle.
“When you compete at a high level, you want to find every edge possible,” he says. “You must be at the top of your game because of all the talent that’s always on the field.”
One way Shanle finds that edge during the offseason is by leaning out while gaining muscle. To do so, he ups his protein and takes quality supplements. “Supplements have a huge role [in my diet], because I’m always breaking my body down and [need to] refuel my muscles before the next day’s workload.
Aside from a daily multi-vitamin, Shanle is a proponent of Training Day’s performance supplements: Pre Season, Game Time and Post Game, all of which are specifically formulated and targeted for athletes of all sports. Training Day has garnered quick appeal among other Saints players, along with the Denver Broncos and Nuggets. The product’s performance benefits are one selling point, and the fact that Training Day is NSF Certified means the product is guaranteed to be free of all banned substances.
Impressive. And you’ll be equally impressed by the packaging—a sleek, metal canister housing individually packaged doses. Here’s a breakdown of the Training Day trilogy:
Pre Season, $60
This version is formulated to develop and strengthen muscle tissue and fatigue resistance. Mix with 12 ounces of water and consume during or after a workout. Each packet is made with waxy maize starch, a complex carb that provides a continuous supply of energy.
Post Game, $60
Each dose contains six gel caps, formulated to improve muscle recovery and reduce muscle soreness while also boosting the immune system (because of its inclusion of zinc). The product also contains glutamine, an amino acid that promotes protein synthesis and aids in lessening muscle breakdown.
Game Time, $70
Designed to improve endurance, energy and explosiveness, this formula is made for practice and game days. Mix one packet with water and consume 15 to 30 minutes prior to practice or during a game. Contains Branch Chain Amino Acids [BCAAs] like Isoleucine, which regulates blood sugar, and Leucine, the body’s most abundant amino acid, which aids in maintaining glycogen.