The first thing that I want to say about supplements is that you are throwing away your money if you are not putting in work and committing to a healthy diet.
However, if you are practicing a well-rounded healthy lifestyle and weight training supplements can take you that much further. They supplement your diet.
There are so many supplements available it is difficult to decide where to begin. Once you decide what is worth taking for you, bodybuilding.com offers lists of top quality supplements.
Here is what I take and what for:
Multivitamin- Every morning I take my multivitamin. A multivitamin is crucial, and even when I am not in training I maintain my multivitamin regimen. Even when our diets are perfect we often are deficient in many nutrients. These nutrients are essential to our body’s overall nutrition and your fitness goal’s progress.
My multivitamin of choice: Optimum Nutrition’s Opti-Women Women’s Multivitamin
BCAAs- These are amazing for building muscle, muscle recovery, and energy. I take these before or after I train. Often I mix them with my creatine and drink together after my workout.
My BCAAs of choice: Cellucor BCAA Powder
Creatine– This has by far been the most effective supplement I’ve ever used. I immediately saw results after taking this. It aids in muscle growth and strength. Creatine helps you gain size in your muscles. I take this immediately after weight training. However, because creatine holds water in your muscles you must discontinue use the week of your show in order to be your leanest.
My Creatine of Choice– Creacore Blue Raspberry.
Metamucil– fiber aids in weightloss and keeps you regular.
Protein Powder- I use Cellucor Whey Protein Powder in flavors mint & cakebatter. I only add water and ice. I drink immediately after my workout.
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