Recommended Supplements

Whey Protein

Are you getting enough muscle-building protein in your diet? In my opinion you should be getting 1 gram of protein for every pound of bodyweight. Protein is extremely essential in the body and is an important factor in building muscles. Protein is responsible for building muscle, recovery, repairing damaged cells and tissues and much more. There are two common types of whey protein, which you typically see in a powder mix: isolate and concentrated. Whey protein isolate is the most pure form it contains 90 percent or more protein and it has little to no fat, lactose or cholesterol. Whey protein concentrate has anywhere from 30 to 90 percent protein, and of course the lower the percentage of protein the more fat, lactose and fillers it has. Protein is a nutrient that the body needs to grow and maintain itself. Next to water, protein is the most plentiful substance in our bodies. Just about everyone knows that muscles are made of protein. Actually, every single cell in the body has some protein. In addition, other important parts of the body like hair, skin, eyes, and body organs are all made from protein.
It is recommended to take protein while working out because of various reasons. Some of the important reasons are that 1) Protein is a thermogenic which can help speed up your metabolism and help you lose body fat2) The body absorbs whey protein faster then other sources of protein which is essential after a workout to refuel the body and re-energize the glycogen that has been lost due to the strenuous exercise.3) It'll help your body recover, gain energy, and have the protein needed to build muscle.

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Creatine is and always has been a natural component of skeletal muscle. The only reason that creatine may seem like something new is a recent boom in scientific research in the area since the early 1990s. Hundreds of studies have been conducted to see whether creatine can improve athletic performance. When creatine is added to a workout regimen, the data suggests this supplement can improve athletic performance in high intensity events of short duration, such as 50-yard to 100-yard sprints. Benefits seem most likely to occur when exercising for 30 seconds. Some studies also indicate that creatine can improve muscle strength and help weight lifters improve performance during resistance training. I can definitely assert it helps regarding weight lifting.

When I first started lifting a couple of years ago it helped me in about a month go from bench pressing 185 lbs 13 reps to 225 lbs 14 reps. Creatine supplementation will help weight lifters complete more repetitions per set, and recover more rapidly between sets. I also noticed taking creatine made my muscles look fuller and bigger. Some of this is due to an increase in muscle size but some of this increase occurs simply because more water is being taken in by the muscles. As a result of this, you have to be sure to drink a gallon of water per day because I also noticed when I did not during creatine supplementation I tend to cramp up while working out. Creatine supplementation causes your muscles to take in more water and thus you will require more water daily. The creatine products that I recommend are below:

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