Enhancing Performance: Suitable Food Supplements for Aerialists and Pole Dancers

Enhancing Performance: Suitable Food Supplements for Aerialists and Pole Dancers

As aerialists and pole dancers, your body goes through rigorous training and performances that require strength, flexibility, and endurance. To support your active lifestyle and optimize your performance, incorporating food supplements into your diet can be beneficial. In this article, we will explore a range of food supplements specifically targeted towards aerialists and pole dancers, offering you insights on how they can enhance your overall nutrition and performance.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 for food supplements for aerialists and Pole Dancers.

When it comes to food supplements, keep in mind:

  • They provide our bodies with nutrients that can also be obtained through our regular diet but in smaller amounts.
  • They should be seen as a complement to a balanced and high-quality diet.
  • In most instances, they are not necessary as a well-structured diet can meet our nutritional needs effectively.

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 about 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 is 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 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.

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.  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 the personal experiences of people who take various preparations and to trust unbiased, even seemingly, scientific studies. Aerobic exercise and high-intensity, interval training are perhaps what you need to reduce your body fat, under the guidance of course, of a special trainer.

Food supplements can be a valuable addition to your nutrition regimen as an aerialist or pole dancer. They can help fill any nutritional gaps, provide essential vitamins and minerals, and support your body’s recovery and energy levels. Remember, it’s important to consult with a healthcare professional or registered dietitian before adding any supplements to your routine. By combining the right food supplements with a balanced diet, you can elevate your performance and take your aerial or pole skills to new heights.

For further insights on maximizing muscle growth and improving your performance, don’t forget to explore our article on ‘“Muscle Growth Nutrition”

About the author

Gerasimos Klaoudatos

Claudatos Gerasimos was born in 1987 in Patras and studied at the Department of Nutrition and Dietetics Science at Harokopio University of Athens, from where he graduated in 2009. He continued his studies at the postgraduate level in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Patras, specializing in the field of Biochemistry and Applied Biotechnology.

He has attended the most significant conferences in his field and is frequently invited to speak at events held in his city.

In the past, he has worked in gyms as well as in the health department of the Municipality of Patras. He is particularly interested in sports nutrition, and in 2011, he volunteered at the Special Olympics held in Athens. He loves traveling, and in recent years, he has been engaging in powerlifting as a hobby.

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