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Importance of supplements in bodybuilding.

1 February 2010 5 Comments

By MusclesProd

WHAT IS YOUR GOAL?
Each one who trains wants good results, better said best possible results. Having a training schedule which works for you and a good established nutrition plan are first two steps in success in your bodybuilding journey. However there is more for those who have higher goals. If you want to get closer to your goal and achieve this as soon as possible you will want to take bodybuilding supplements. Please understand me correct, supplements are not some magic pills which you just take and get bigger or leaner. However for some they might seem as something magic and let me tell you that supplements are magic in the matter of importance.

After training session muscle fibers are damaged and needs to be repaired, that is the moment where nutrition matters, as if we eat good food this process will occur normally and in timely manner. If we do not eat enough we will stop our progress.

MORE PROTEIN
Another important moment is the amount of protein, carbohydrates and vitamins we need to have our body function properly. Let’s take as an example protein; in order to grow we need 2,5 grams per 1Kg of body weight. If you weigh 100kg you will need 250grams of protein per day. Now imagine how many eggs and meat you will need to eat and this is daily! It will be hard to support same food daily in large quantities plus it is hard for stomach and here comes supplements with different forms of protein (Whey protein,Casein,Egg protein) or BCAA supplements (branched chain amino acids) amino acids which are ready to be “absorbed” by your muscles.

By the way, regarding amino acids, did you know that there are Essential and Non-Essential Amino Acids? Essential amino acids cannot be made by the body and must get them from foods or supplements. There are 9 essential amino acids: histidine, leucine, isoleucine, lysine, methionine, phenylalanine, tryptophan, and valine. Your body can make non-essential amino acids by itself from vitamins and other amino acids. The 13 non-essential amino acids are alanine, arginine, aspartic acid, cysteine, cystine, glutamic acid, glutamine, glycine, hydroxyproline, proline, serine and tyrosine.

Now you understand the importance of BCAA.

GROWING BIGGER
Did you ever missed your lunch or dinner? Me too and many times this happens because we are in hurry to job or other important things. So what to do? Buy a supplement and take it in shaker with yourself. Sometimes in the morning you dont have any food ready so you just take milk and a few cups of your gainer mix it and here you have a decent amount of carbs to make your body work and in the same time keep it from taking energy from your hard grown muscles. Here I will mention such important supplement as Glutamine. We will talk more about it in other article but for now I will say that it will keep anabolic processes in your body and in the same time will block cortisol which reduces protein synthesis.

Another important supplements at this point are Creatine and Tribulus. Both will help you gain more muscles, have more energy on training sessions plus tribulus will increase your sex-drive and testosterone levels. But this is subject of another article.

CONCLUSION
As a conclusion I can say that you need supplements, whether these are vitamins, BCAA’s casein protein or Glutamine. Each one of us has different goals and supplements will help us achieving them thus making our lives happier.

Good luck to you!

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5 Comments »

  • Max said:

    I use supplements always,especially glutamine.

  • Jesse j said:

    I have been lifting weights for about 3 years now and about a year ago I hit a wall. I was not able to really increase in any of my exercises for several months, so I decided to try a new type of pre workout stack to see if it made any difference.

    I picked the Dr Max Powers Anabolic Stack – Long story short – the 6 months or so since I have been taking it before my workouts my bench has gone up 60 pounds, dumbbell press up 30, curls up 20, and so on.

    I would highly recommend this if you are looking to make gains or at the very least keep what muscle you have already worked to build. But make sure you drink ALOT of water with it because it helps…

  • Anabolic Supplements said:

    I take supplements but i do not use daily

  • Tommy L said:

    Ive used supplements from numerous manufacturers over the years and have come to find Dr, Max Powers supplements for muscle are always in my top three. Their Anabolic Stack is not meant to be some miracle stack where you suddenly become fit. It is however a nice way to push through plateaus. I used the Leukic and Gakic a few months ago and was happy with the results, but did find better progress stacking with the Anabolic Stack. As long as you don’t expect this to be a miracle stack, as it is only a two week supply, this is a good product at a decent price (i paid like 51 bones).

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