Do you really need supplements to assist in muscle gains? As more and more body building supplements become more and more popular, we need to answer this question.
Before we explore what you should look for in bodybuilding supplements, let me start by saying this: when starting a muscle-building program, remember that good nutrition should be the first thing you choose to work on. Taking handfuls of supplements and drinking shake after shake won’t do a thing if you are eating processed garbage.
If you do believe in using supplements only, in your body building program, you are not going to see that cut and ripped physique that you are pursuing. Both are required for best results.
When you get tips from your buddies at the gym about supplements you may not be getting the correct information based on what your muscle gain goals are. Don’t be fooled by the glossy ads you see in the bodybuilding magazines as well. Listen to information and then make an informed decision.
Don’t decide which supplements you will take until you determine how cut or ripped you want to be. It’s then and only then that you can make the right decision.
Allow me to sound like your mother for a minute and give you a final side note: no supplement in the world will get you the results you desire without dedication and a lot of hard work.
Okay, now onto what the body actually needs to build muscle. You need to know about Amino Acids. Ever heard of them? They are really important if you want significant muscle gain. Amino acids are found in some of the foods you eat, but generally speaking, if you want muscle gain, you will have to up your Amino Acid intake.
Whey protein is an excellent source for Amino Acids. You can buy it in powder form, and now they are making powders that don’t taste bad, so making a shake once or twice a day should give you the Amino Acids your body needs. Otherwise you can take Amino Acid supplements.
If you want to continue to add more and more weight as your program progresses you will nee to take Creatine which is a nitrogenous acid. This will give you the energy to push yourself.
In the end you need to do all the basics like eating right, drink plenty of water, rest between workouts and just practice using you head first. Use good common sense when incorporating supplements into your diet if you want to change your body and gain hard muscle.