There are enough supplements on the market to make your head spin and unfortunately, not all of them are high quality and many of them are totally unnecessary. In an effort to keep you from wasting your money on supplements that you don’t need and to get you the best results possible out of the supplements that you do take, I decided to make this video. Before we start I have to bring up a misconception about supplements that many people have especially beginners. Many people believe that taking a certain supplement will give you some insane Edge and all you gotta do is just find that one supplement and BAM! results will just come pouring in. This is the perfect opportunity 4 supplement companies to pitch you one product after another as that elusive magical supplement, that in reality, you don’t need. I want you to know that you could be someone that never took a supplement in your life and you can get way further than someone that takes supplements all the time. That’s because success with building muscle and burning fat comes down to the intensity of your workouts and proper nutrition. supplements are only a tiny tiny percentage of your results. With that said supplements can be used to take advantage of that tiny extra push that they can give you. The problem that I hope to alleviate for you today is that there are tons of supplements out there while really there are only a couple of them that actually work.
The first supplement that can help and is probably the most widely used supplement is protein powder. It may be hard for you to get enough protein from your diet and supplementing with protein powder can definitely help you hit your Macros. It’s also great to have after a workout and when you’re on the go. There are so many different types of protein that I have a whole video specifically about protein powders that I’ll link up at the end. But I really like whey protein because it’s cheap it tastes good and your body is very efficient with it. My favorite brand is Optimum Nutrition 100% gold standard whey isolate. If you’re lactose intolerant consider an egg-based protein powder instead. The Next supplement that works very well is creatine. Different people will experience different results with different types of creatine and there are a lot of different types. Monohydrate is pretty much the most basic form of creatine, probably the cheapest, and it happens to be the most studied. Creatine monohydrate has proven itself in study after study so it’s a pretty safe bet to start with. There are many other types like kre akalybn for example that claim to reduce bloating and claim to eliminate the need to cycle off of creatine. However not one type of creatine has the kind of backing with scientific evidence that monohydrate has. My favorite creatine brand is probably the cheapest one. It’s just plain Monohydrate from Now sports. I used to take cell tech hardcore when I used to bulk and it would always help me put on some weight. However, this was like 5 years ago so they’ve probably changed the formula by now and the old formula used to have tons of sugar in it. Like I said now if I take creatine it’ll be the plain monohydrate from Now sports.
Next up are your stimulants and your supplements that give you energy. Nitric oxide, caffeine, vitamin b, and beta alanine again that’s all you need. Nitric oxide will help give you a great pump during your workouts and will also give you a bunch of energy and help you squeeze out those last couple reps. Beta-alanine will decrease lactic acid build-up in your muscles during your sets. Which will allow you to recover faster between your sets? By decreasing, fatigue beta alanine will also be another great tool to help you push out extra reps. The one side effect of beta alanine is that you’ll feel pins and needles when you first start taking it but it’ll become less intense over time. Caffeine and vitamin B you can take anytime.
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