One of the fastest passed games on the planet; basketball athletes run an average of 4-5km per game. This is very impressive since most of the running is at a high speed, with fast movements and full power vertical jumping. This high volume of exercise combined with the fast movements across the court put a huge strain on the body, this is why basketball athletes need to ensure they are taking are appropriate supplements and nutrients to perform at their full potential.
By using BCAA’s after and during training and games basketball players can ensure they are feeding their muscles to allow for the fastest recovery. Combined with a high quality WPC through the day they guarantee their muscles are receiving the essential proteins required for optimal recovery and growth. Because of all the running and sweat involved with a sport as demanding as basketball, athletes will also ensure they are fully hydrated by replenishing their electrolytes with an electrolyte supplement (Lyte-caps).
To ensure they play to their full physical potential basketball athletes will consume a strong but safe pre-workout (pre-30 is approved for all Australian sports) to give their muscles the extended endurance while stimulating their minds to work faster and make quicker decisions on the court. Finally they need to ensure their joints are strong and mobile, as knee and ankle injuring are very common. They can ensure the health of their joint by taking a high quality fish oil daily.