Food supplements for Aerialists and Pole Dancers

συμπληρώματα διατροφής για εναέρια ακροβατικά και pole dancing

Ιt is proven that the quality of the diet largely affects our sporting performance and any dietary deficiencies can have a negative impact on our efforts. Below, we will see 3 basic tips in food supplements for aerialists and Pole Dancers.

 Don’t forget that food supplements:

  • They are preparations which give our body only ingredients which it could take anyway (albeit in much smaller quantities) through our ordinary diet.
  • They act merely as complementary to our diet which should be of good quality.
  • In most cases, they are not necessary and a well-organized diet can meet our needs.

But let us take a look at some points which athletes involved in Aerial Acrobatics or Pole Dancing should take into consideration.

Protein powders

There are many different protein powders but they may not all be appropriate for you: Aerialists and Pole Dancers should be careful of their weight, so the first thing you have to look at is the content of the powder in protein. Although the shop assistant is very likely to get you confused whether the protein is isolated or concentrated, whether or not it is enriched with various amino acids etc, the first thing you need to look at is the total protein contained in the product. There are the so-called “protein volume” in which the protein co-exists with enough carbohydrates and fats, and usually such protein is supplied to those who seek to increase their weight and the highest content (more than about 75-80 %) powders (or clean as it is customary to call them) which are used by those who want to supplement the need for protein. Many proteins contain other ingredients such as creatine, nitrates, etc. my personal opinion is that if you want to combine the protein with another supplement, buy pure protein and take the second substance individually so you can control the dosage.


Creatine is likely to increase the weight in the first phase: most of the studies are detecting an increase in body weight among people who start the supplementary consumption of creatine. This is caused mainly because of water retention and perhaps some increase in non-fat tissue mass (as long as it is coupled with a workout with resistance), the above fact can be unwanted by Aerialists / Pole Dancers, especially before a competition. So, if you’ve never tried to receive additional creatine and you want to do this, it is better to do it during preparation, which is time enough before the game.

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Fat burners

Fat burners are particularly popular in the area of air sports but they don’t probably work: Increased body fat is an undesirable factor in most aerial sports, and adds weight to the body without adding strength. That is why many of the aerialists and Pole Dancing buy these preparations. Fortunately or unfortunately, we do not have convincing scientific evidence in our hands that the so-called fat burners work, that they do what they promise…

It is a good idea to try not to be enthralled by personal experiences of people who take various preparations and to trust the unbiased, even seemingly, scientific studies. The aerobic exercise and a high-intensity, interval training is perhaps what you need to reduce your body fat, under the guidance of course, of a special trainer.


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