Strength Training

Strength Training

Building lean muscle mass with Etixx

Are you looking to build lean muscle mass or improve your body composition? Do you want to get stronger to improve your performance? Incorporating strength and resistance training into your training schedule could provide you with the extra power you need to push the boundaries of your potential.

Building core strength

A lot of top athletes spend several hours per week in the gym building muscle. Cycling, team sports and triathlon, for instance, require a huge amount of power and core strength– a strong core increases overall stability and optimises muscular strength. Therefore, a balanced training schedule, including sessions focused on power as well as endurance, is generally seen as the best strategy for any type of athlete.

How to gain muscle?

Your capacity to build muscle depends on a couple of things, including genetic make-up. It’s important to find the type of power training that works best for you and your body. Then, it’s a matter of hard work and lots of training to increase muscle mass. However, it’s important to eat the right foods before, during and after sessions to maximise training adaptations. Consuming 20g of protein after sessions will stimulate muscle build up and speed up the muscle recovery process, whilst added carbohydrate will help replenish glycogen stores, to ensure you have enough fuel for your next session.

Making strength gains with nutrition

Eating the right foods is essential to be able to push yourself in the gym and recover in time for your next session. Etixx can help you reach your goals without overloading your body. Our products have been tested extensively and are developed by a team of specialists in collaboration with world-class athletes. Our unique formulations are specifically designed to give you all the essential nutrients your body needs before, during and after training.

How the advice is built up

How the advice is built up

Each athlete has its own requirements based on its goals, current physique, experience with sports nutrition and specific complaints.
Besides these personal influences, there are similarities found across strength athletes.
Based on these findings, we created 2 levels of advice:

  • Essential advice: which is recommended for each half marathon runner no matter which level or personal needs. 
  • Advanced advice: made for those who are ready to go to the next level and are aiming for challenges which are just within their reach.
Daily support

Daily nutrition support for strenght athletes

Support

Regular exercise increases the need for vitamins and minerals. Supplementation is a convenient way to consume essential nutrients and is highly recommended.

Magnesium 2000 AA
  • Contributes to normal functioning of the muscle and to a reduction of fatigue
  • Amino acid (AA) chelated mineral for better absorption
  • Delicious orange flavour

Usage: 4 weeks in advance, 1 tablet per day in 200 ml water.

Multimax
  • High dose of vitamins, minerals and trace elements.
  • Balanced composition for athletes
  • Amino acid (AA) chelated minerals for better absorption

Usage: 4 weeks in advance, 2 tablets a day.

Before

What to eat and drink before a training

Energy Bar
  • With carbohydrates for a prolonged fuelling
  • Can be used as a snack rich in carbohydrates
  • Low in fat and fibre and therefore easy to digest

Usage: 1 Energy Bar up to 60 minutes in advance

During

How to make sure you fuel up during training

Isotonic
  • Ideal isotonic thirst-quencher
  • For optimal hydration 1 (electrolytes & fluid) and fuelling (carbohydrates)
  • PH-neutral for better stomach tolerance

Training Day

How to recover after a training

  • With high quality proteins for optimal muscle growth 2
  • > 95% pure Whey Isolate
  • No carbs, fat and salt added
  • Ideal during preparation or to support weight control
  • Alternitive: High Protein Bar + 250 ml water

Competition Day

Advanced plan

Chondro Gluco
  • For a good functioning of the joints 4
  • 1 tablet / day for 4 weeks

Beta Alanine Slow Release
  • When practising sports at a high intensity for a longer period
  • Loading phase: min 4 weeks before peak performance 3.2 g / day (2x2 tablets)

Energy Boost
  • With natural caffeine for increased alertness and concentration
  • Added vitamins (B2 & C) and magnesium to promote normal energy metabolism
  • Take 4 tablets per day

Full Training Complex Shake
  • Complete snack meal or pre-training shake
  • Contains proteins which contribute to a growth in muscle mass
  • Contains carbohydrates for optimal refuelling
  • Full Training Complex Shake Whey contains 2.7 g leucine per serving

HMB
  • With protein, reducing muscle breakdown, support muscle building after exercise and accelerate muscle recovery
  • 2 tablets in the morning, 2 tablets in the evening for at least 2 weeks

Creatine 3000
  • Improves sprint speed and explosiveness 3
  • 4 tablets / day (=3g), for 8 weeks
  • After a supplementation period, stop supplementation for 4 weeks

The nutritional and supplementation advice on this website is based on today’s publicly available scientific information. Please note these recommendations are not completely individualised. Despite our care to always be aware of the changing scientific knowledge in the field of nutrition and food supplements the product information provided is not intended nor is it implied to be a substitute for professional nutritional or medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always seek the advice of your nutritionist or other qualified healthcare professional prior to starting any new product or supplement or with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Etixx assumes no liability for the information and data contained in the service or arising out of reliance on any recommendation made by the site. Therefore, we can’t take any responsibility for the accuracy of the content.