I get lots of questions from new clients and teenagers about supplements and they are usually approaching things back to front. Get the basics (calories, macros, timing) right first, then worry about the last 5-10% improvements that come via supplements.

IN THIS ORDER!!

1, Get your calorie intake sorted
– Work out how many you need to maintain your weight
– Reduce calories to lose weight
– Don’t worry about bulking unless you’re a competitive bodybuilder or strength/power athlete

2, Get your macros sorted
– How much carb, protein and fat to eat

3, Get your meal timing right
– Carbs to fuel training (pre and post)
– Start the day with fats and protein
– Constant supply of quality protein

4, Get your micronutrients and fluid intake right
– 2 litres of water a day
– Lots of brightly coloured fruit and veg
– Protein from meat, dairy and fish
– Carbs from wholegrain and fibrous sources

5, Get your supplementation right
– Whey protein shake for after training
– Electrolytes for during / after training
– BCAA if you’re doing lots of intense weight training
– Magnesium for lots of anaerobic training
– Quality fish oil supplement
– Creatine
– Caffeine before training
– Beta-alanine for more advanced athletes

It might take some tinkering but if it’s a priority for you, you’ll keep on tinkering until you find a happy place.

Danny Sroda is owner and Lead Trainer at Reach Corporate Fitness for Business www.reachfitnessuk.co.uk

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Danny Sroda
Danny Sroda is Lead Trainer and owner at Reach Fitness For Business. He is an experienced Personal Trainer and Fitness Instructor with over 10 years experience working in business as an HE lecturer in management and as a freelance consultant specialising in motivation and personal development

Danny has a First Class degree in business and is a member of Mensa. He combines his academic background with his passion for fitness to create motivating and powerful corporate training programmes.

When he’s not training clients, he is usually to be found doing Crossfit, weight training or doing the occasional triathlon. He’s also passionate about parkrun. And when he’s not training he’s probably lying on the sofa watching re-runs of Blackadder, Only Fools & Horses or The League of Gentlemen.

“I created Reach Corporate Fitness because I believe that there is a direct link between business success and health and fitness success factors (motivation, discipline, goal setting, striving to be better, learning, teamwork, overcoming obstacles etc.). I truly believe that our expert knowledge of motivation, personal development and organisational behaviour, combined with our experience in the fitness industry makes us world leaders in providing Corporate Fitness programmes”.

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Danny Sroda is Lead Trainer and owner at Reach Fitness For Business. He is an experienced Personal Trainer and Fitness Instructor with over 10 years experience working in business as an HE lecturer in management and as a freelance consultant specialising in motivation and personal development Danny has a First Class degree in business and is a member of Mensa. He combines his academic background with his passion for fitness to create motivating and powerful corporate training programmes. When he’s not training clients, he is usually to be found doing Crossfit, weight training or doing the occasional triathlon. He’s also passionate about parkrun. And when he’s not training he’s probably lying on the sofa watching re-runs of Blackadder, Only Fools & Horses or The League of Gentlemen. “I created Reach Corporate Fitness because I believe that there is a direct link between business success and health and fitness success factors (motivation, discipline, goal setting, striving to be better, learning, teamwork, overcoming obstacles etc.). I truly believe that our expert knowledge of motivation, personal development and organisational behaviour, combined with our experience in the fitness industry makes us world leaders in providing Corporate Fitness programmes”.