TOP 5 SUPPLEMENTS TO GAIN MUSCLE
#1 - Creatine Monohydrate
What does it do?: Creatine monohydrate has had multiple studies conducted on its effects since it was introduced. The conclusion was Creatine is one of the most effective supplements for increasing strength and muscle mass. Creatine works best for high intensity activities, such as heavy weight lifting or explosive sports making creatine perfect for adding weight to the bar and mass to your frame. Once your cells are saturated with creatine, you will look fuller, be able to lift heavier for more reps and have a greater rate of recovery between sets. Creatine monohydrate is hands down one of the essential products for building a strong physique.
- Ultra pure Creatine Monohydrate
Cost / Servings: $39.95 for 100 servings ($0.39 per serve)
How to take it: Loading phase: Take 5g's 4 times per day for 6 days, after that take 5g's per day
#2 100% Whey Protein
What does it do?: When trying to build muscle and strength protein is the key to maximisng your development. Not only does it help repair damaged muscle tissue but it also is packed full of amino acids your body needs to build new muscle tissue. We recommend Paragon nutriton's Isocon, Isocon is one of the cleanest easily digesting protein powders on the market. With both a quick and slow releasing protein source Isocon is suitable for both immediatly post workout and as a healthy snack alternative and is also appropriate if you are trying to limit your carbohydrate and fat intake. If your goal is to build muscle and you want the purest and most digestion friendly protein available Isocon is the whey for you.
- Whey Protein Concentrate
- Whey Protein Isolate
- Hydrolysed Whey Protein Isolate
- Essential and non Essential Branch Chained Amino Acids
How to take it: Take 1 serving with 500ml water or beverage of choice immediaty after exercise, also can be taken through out the day to increase your daily protein.
Cost / Servings: $59.95 for 30 servings ($1.99 per serve) or $119.95 for 75 servings ($1.59 per serve)
#3 - BCAA Formulas
What does it do?: Branch chained Amino Acids (BCAA's) have taken the market by storm over the last few years. We pay so much attention to our diet, our training and nutrition around our training. Often overlooked is the most critical component to how often you can effectively train and how quickly you grow, recovery!! If you aren't recovering sufficiently from your training you will not grow, and if your over training you may even go backwards. BCAA's aid in your bodies ability to recover from intense training, they also create an anabolic environment for your body to grow. Having BCAA's in your system around your training will ensure you can recover quicker, train more often and grow new muscle. We highly recommend JDN Amino Lean
- Instantized BCAA'S (Lucine, isolucine and valine) at a 2:1:1 ratio
- Added L glutamine for immune system support
- Added Citrulline Malate, helps get a better pump aids in blood flow to the muscles.
How to take it: Take 1 serve during training with 600ml water, Can also take on your rest days to aid in recovery.
Cost / Servings: $49.95 for 30 servings ($1.66 per serve)
What does it do?: Carbohydrates are your bodies primary source of fuel, easily broken down and turned into glucose which is fuel for your muscles to perform and maximal intensity. However the type of carbohydrates you consume can make a big difference to how your body performs and recovers from training. We recommend the Paragon Nutrition ISOCARBS. Isocarbs is a multistage release carb formula appropriate for pre, intra and post workout nutrition. Add carbs pre workout to give you energy to train harder, intra workout to keep your muscles full and fueled and post workout for essential recovery and muscle growth. Often overlooked carbohydrates are absolutely essential to perform your very best and add the most amount of muscle possible.
- Maltodextrin: A low sugar carb providing good clean energy to aid in building muscle mass
- Dextrose: A high GI carb, enters the blood stream quickly which is ideal for post workout fast tracking recovery.
- Waxy maize: A slow digesting carb, provides a sustaining source of energy for your muscles
How to take it:
- Pre workout: take 1 scoop with your pre workout for quick energy
- Intra workout: Mix with BCAA's for sustained energy through your workout
- Post workout: Mix with whey protein to ensure quick recovery and maximum muscle growth
Cost / Servings: $39.95 for 2kg ($0.99 per serve) or $69.95 for 4kg ($0.87 per serve)
What does it do?: If you have been training for a while you will know eventually you will hit a frustrating plateau in your progress, these can take weeks or even months to break through and continue to progress. One product that can help to greatly reduce that time is a testosterone booster. These products help to increase your bodies production of testosterone which is the building block of muscle. The more testosterone you have, the more muscle your body can produce.
These are particularly useful for men over the age of 40 as your natural testosterone levels are starting to drop. Alpha mars and Alpha Prime combined are the perfect anabolic combination for enhanced muscle building and recovery. The alpha mars works to enhance testosterone production while the alpha prime help to reduce estrogen build up and balance male hormones. These two products together can produce the best results you have ever seen.
- Shilajit (Asphaltum punjabinum)
- Tong Kat Ali (Eurycoma longifolia)
- Korean Ginseng (Panax ginseng)
- Nettle root (Urtica dioica)
- Broccoli Sprout (Brassica Oleracea)
- Rosemary Extract (Rosmarinus Officinalis)
How to take it: Take two (2) capsules upon waking before breakfast and a second dose of two (2) capsules before training OR 8-12 hours after the first dose.
Cost / Serving: $89.95 for 120 capsules each or buy the pack for $159.95