I am a former professional soccer player who is looking to get back into elite-athlete shape once again. For the past year, I have been dealing with a serious groin pull to my abs that prevented me from training (they thought it might be a hernia but thankfully it wasnt)...it hurt like hell when I ran, did abs, and just about any lifting that involves my core - in other words, training was close to non-existent.
I am back and committed to full-training mode once again now that my injury has healed and am thinking about supplementing to help me reach my goals - the question is which supplement(s)???
My goals are:
1) Lose weight - around 10 lbs (I would get down to 160lbs).
2) Get shreaded - needless to say, lose bodyfat for this one
3) Dramatically improve recover between training days -both from soccer practice and the gym.
Im 5'10, 170 lbs, probably 10-12% bf looking to get to 5-6%
Can you all recommend some supplements to me that you suggest I take that will accomplish the goals I listed. I am training 4-6 times per week. The recovery part of the equation is very important to me.
Ive tried creatine but found that it wasnt good for me b/c it made me cramp up when playing soccer matches...would like to stay away from that if I can.
Your expertise is all appreciated. Looking forward to hearing back from you. Please email me any questions.