Now it’s time to cover my preferred supplements for building muscle.
Taking a look below, you’ll notice that my list is considerably shorter than what you’d see in a fitness magazine.
But these are the products my top male and female clients use, as they have stacks of research to support their effectiveness.
The supplement world is filled with over-hyped, unproven products which claim to be the next best thing…
Stick to the list below, and you won’t go wrong!
Optimum Nutrition Gold Standard Whey Protein
Optimum Nutrition are the top dogs of the supplement industry for good reason.
They’re premium grade products are designed for serious athletes, and the fact that Gold Standard Whey has been the best-selling whey protein supplement of the last 5 years is no coincidence.
Each scoop provides an almost perfect balance of macronutrients:
- 23.7g protein
- 1.6g carbohydrates
- 1.3g fat
RedCon1 Total War
A great pre workout can keep you motivated on days you don’t feel like training, or strength feels zapped.
This excellent kick up the a** from RedCon1 should go a long way to keeping your performance up to scratch.
With full clinical doses of almost every single key ingredient you could possibly want in a pre workout, this is currently leaps and bounds ahead of it’s competitors:
- 6g citrulline malate
- 3.2g beta-alanine
- 350mg caffeine
- 1g taurine
- 1g agmatine sulfate
- 150mg juniperus communis
Every athlete and/or bodybuilder should be using creatine.
It’s effects on muscle size, overall strength and power output have been well documented over the last thirty years, and it’s so darn affordable there really is no reason not to use it!
Creatine monohydrate is perfectly fine (and still the king) of creatine formulas, but many of my clients have taken to supplementing with creatine HCL instead in the last couple of years.
I discussed this in this post, but it’s personal preference. HCL will provide you with the same benefits as monohydrate, but some people find it easier to digest and the serving size is smaller. Simple as that.
These three little products fill a variety of holes in your diet, and allow you to pick up results most other people don’t even realize they’ve been missing.
They don’t come with the hype of the latest pre workout, or ultra-filtered whey protein, but don’t let that fool you – these little bad boys are great!
Most of us don’t cover the full spectrum of vitamins and minerals via our diet. A good multivitamin and mineral supplement takes care of that.
Omega-3 is well known for it’s effects on both fat burning and muscle growth, and again we tend to miss these benefits by not obtaining it through our diet.
Vitamin D3 is great for boosting energy levels, but most of us miss out on this one via circumstances out of our control (lack of time in sunshine!).
All of my clients use these products every single day.