If you are serious about building muscle, you might want to consider adding some muscle building supplements to your nutritional program. Supplements are sort of like vitamins. They are designed to supplement your diet to allow your body the extra nutrients it needs to grow muscle.
Be Cautious What Supplements You Buy
There are so many choices when it comes to nutritional supplements. There are hundreds of brands on the market, and the choice is up to you which one you want to use. But be cautious with your hard earned money.
They are all essentially the same, but some companies are more trustworthy than others. Pick a company that is trusted and well-respected with proven results.
Learn how to read the labels to spot the fake supplements. If the label has very little ingredients and talks about a special proprietary ingredient, DON’T buy it. If it is real, they will be happy to list the actual ingredients. Also learn how to understand the quality of the ingredients listed on the label.
Every muscle building supplement has different unique advantages. Use depending on what you are trying to achieve in your bodybuilding program.
As for the different types of supplements you should consider using, there are basically five different ones that can really help you in your workout program. These include:
Protein is a muscle building must. If you are not getting enough high quality protein in your diet, no amount of exercise will make you grow. There are many different forms of protein. Whey, casein, BCAA. Personally I would highly recommend everybody that wants to pack on muscle invest in a decent whey protein powder. BCAA are also a good choice but only buy them if your budget allows.
Multi vitamins are also a must and should be taken by everyone, not just people looking to gain muscle. They supplement your daily diet to ensure you have enough of the essential nutrients your body requires. Bodybuilders need to take stronger multi vitamins that the rest of the general public due to the extreme pressures they place on their bodies.
Creatine is very inexpensive and I feel it is optional. It combats fatigue allowing for longer, more effective workouts, and can really help you push yourself harder.
Glutamine is another optional supplement that helps combat the stress you are putting your body under during a workout.
Nitric Oxide or as commonly known as a pre-workout supplement. I feel this is also a optional supplement if your budget allows. I have tried it many times and I can’t say it really did much for me, except costing me money. Helps to increases the flow of muscle building agents to skeletal muscle.
Use Supplements Wisely
Some supplements many bodybuilders use should be avoided. In order to grow quickly, some bodybuilders will resort to the use of synthetic steroids and growth hormones. However, these supplements can have damaging side effects.
Many such substances are illegal in Canada. If you where planning on competing in a bodybuilding competition, you would be disqualified if found in your system.
If you are thinking about using a supplement to help build muscle, you should check with a doctor first to see if using a specific supplement can help or ultimately hurt you.
Supplements in a muscle building program are just part of the sport. You probably won’t find a serious bodybuilder who doesn’t use them. But be sure to use those that are legal and safe to use. If they aren’t, you may find you are hurting yourself rather than helping.
The use of some supplements can really help you grow muscles and enhance your workouts. It’s possible to get by without them, but they can really add to your workouts and help you achieve your goals. You common sense when choosing your supplements, and then use them regularly.
Don’t throw your money away buying needless supplements that won’t give you any results. There are many of these supplements on the market that I feel are a total waste of money.
What supplements do you currently use or have had experience with? Tell me about it in the comments below.
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