Swimming is my favorite form of exercise However, being a recreational swimmer doesn’t at all resemble the level of commitment or hours of training it takes to be a competitive champion at this sport; or at any sport for that matter. As a hobby, I may go for swimming one or two days a week, spending 1-2 hours per session in the pool, but as competitors, swimmers may spend between 2-3 hours per training session in the pool and do this more than 4 times weekly. For myself, it’s exhausting just thinking about it, so imagine the energy output it takes for a swimmer competing at a high level.
For competitive and non-competitive athletes, diet is an essential part of performing your best, and being able to train consistently without sickness or injury. Moreover, sometimes whole foods are simply not enough to maintain the body’s nutrients at a level that can sustain such a rigorous level of physical activity...day after day, and week after week. Most of the time, fueling your body as a competitive athlete means proper supplementation alongside excellent whole food nutrition. This can include vitamins as well as pre and post-workout supplements for energy and recovery. Today, we’re going to focus in on Marine Collagen in particular as an optimal pre-workout supplement for avid and/or competitive swimmers.