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Nutrition supplements are they useful for kite practice?

Postby kohsamui112 » Sat Sep 02, 2017 11:08 am

Hello,
Nutrition supplements are they useful for kite practice?
(Protein, Creatine, BCAA ...)
Especially if we kite long session over several weeks ...
+ if we want to avoid aches!

Thank you in advance!

PS: IRL / OffKite I take protein after my fitness sessions at gym

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Re: Nutrition supplements are they useful for kite practice?

Postby Kamikuza » Sat Sep 02, 2017 11:15 am

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Re: Nutrition supplements are they useful for kite practice?

Postby ShaveTheWhales » Sat Sep 02, 2017 11:31 am

Depending on your Nutritional intake - yes they can help, though you will still get nailed by Doms - delayed onset of muscle soreness... nutrients cant counter Muscle soreness unless your cutting it with Morphine.
More importantantly is that you have both complex carbs and protein before kiting. Taking into account that your body is very slow to push that steak you had 2 days ago through to your Bowels - Im sure your not gonna run dry in the amino acid pool stores unless your anorexic.
Rehydration is more important after a 2-3 hour session of hard kiting to re-balance your electrolyte levels - if ones low, the body auto drops the others for equilibrium.
not many sports you go 2-3 hours without having a drink..

Remember Supplements as the name suggests - is to supplement "Not replace" your normal meals :cool2:

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Re: Nutrition supplements are they useful for kite practice?

Postby Sefiz » Sat Sep 02, 2017 1:52 pm

With a long experience in endurance sports, I would say going for nutrition supplements for kiting is totally overdoing it. You are not doing a Marathon here. If you kite over several weeks, your muscles will build up pretty well anyway. You can't speed this up significantly by doing protein shakes every day, it would more be a waste of money, especially when you are new to muscle-build up stuff.

As ShaveTheWales stated, hydration is more a thing here. I personally like to have some sport drinks ready, because I tend to get cramps when kiting for several hours. The best thing anyway is a good nutrition with fresh and healthy food. There is no shortcut here, eating junk food won't get better if you supplement with other stuff.

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Re: Nutrition supplements are they useful for kite practice?

Postby BWD » Sat Sep 02, 2017 3:05 pm

A beer between sessions does wonders in fine weather, it's also good to sooth muscles while soaking in a hot tub after cool water exposure. And a nip of whisky or cognac ain't bad after winter sessions, once you've warmed back up.
Oh, and if you're sweaty, drink water.
Regardless, if you do exercise that doesn't happen regularly every week, or double the length or intensity, you'll feel it for a few days.

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Re: Nutrition supplements are they useful for kite practice?

Postby TomW » Sat Sep 02, 2017 10:33 pm

Nutrition supplements are total bogus. Just eat a balanced diet and drink water.

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Re: Nutrition supplements are they useful for kite practice?

Postby knotwindy » Sun Sep 03, 2017 12:42 am

Nice generalization, too bad it's just another foolish statement. Like:
Forums are total bogus. Just ride.
Sounds silly, don't it?

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Re: Nutrition supplements are they useful for kite practice?

Postby longwhitecloud » Sun Sep 03, 2017 4:01 am

sugar gets a bad wrap but 1 litre of gatorade and a little food does wonders for a marathon session

pain killers are awesome for sessions where you want to feel 10 years younger during a session- but 10 years older the next day

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Re: Nutrition supplements are they useful for kite practice?

Postby Lokihel » Sun Sep 03, 2017 4:53 pm

Eat a banana if you feel hungry after and/or before the session.


Supplements are a money-making racket anyway.

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Re: Nutrition supplements are they useful for kite practice?

Postby maffhieu » Mon Sep 04, 2017 3:09 am

Lokihel wrote:
Sun Sep 03, 2017 4:53 pm
Eat a banana if you feel hungry after and/or before the session.


Supplements are a money-making racket anyway.
Thank you 8)


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