So I talked about muscle development in other posts. Today I offer a list of 10 supplements to help you build muscle mass. Some are just the basics and some are things that are overlooked. I’m just going to break down the basics of each supplement.
1. Protein Powder. Protein powder is essential for rebuilding muscle fibers and overall growth. Taken at the right times and right amounts can make a world of difference.
2. Creatine. Creatine is naturally produced by your body, but given larger amounts of creatine you can perform harder and it helps with muscle recovery.
3. Arginine. This supplement is a vasodilator. It opens up your vascular system to allow more blood to flow to your muscles to deliver nutrients, hormones, and oxygen and flush waste.
4. Glutamine is the most abundant amino acid in the human body and helps prevent catabolism. One of the glutamine benefits is to replenish depleted stores after exercise and also helps keep the immune system functioning properly.
5. Leucine is an essential amino acid that helps prevent protein degradation and improve protein synthesis. Leucine also is used as the muscles fuel energy when exercising.
6. Taurine is another essential amino acid that plays an important roll in cell volumization. It helps increase water content in the muscle cells which in turn signals the body to increase anabolism.
7. Vitamin B. A good vitamin b complex helps you stay energized throughout the day. B vitamins help turn food into energy for the body. Start yourself on a b vitamin complex and you will notice your energy during the day will be a lot higher and you will feel a lot better.
8. Caffiene. We all know what caffeine does. It hypes you up, but by hyping you up it helps you focus and also speeds up your metabolic rate. There are a million caffiene nazis out there and I used to be one of them. These days I insure that I get my daily dose to get me going and focuse, especially before I work out.
9. Hard Work. There is no substitute for hard work. Your body wont grow if your constantly resting. Though rest is essential, more rest less work is counter productive.
10. Water. Also, no substitute for good old H2O. You need to stay hydrated or all the stuff your putting in your body won’t be delivered to the muscles and will become access waste. Too much water can be a bad thing but you need to drink plenty of water to deliver the supplements to your muscles. I’m not talking about a full glass of water to swallow them down, I’m talking about at least a gallon a day, and thats just my figure. Your kidneys will be working hard but they’ll be clean and free flowing.
Ok, so the last two were not really supplements, but they are probably the most important ones on the list. If you study up on these supplements and test your body to find the best time to take these supplements and proper dosage, along with a good workout schedule and training program and you’ll be on your way to gains in no time.