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The Best Supplements for Bodybuilders

Aug 1, 2008
Those of you who have just started using supplements as part of your training an nutrition programs take note - sports supplements are not some magic pills. They will not suddenly add 20 pounds to your body weight or 50 pounds to your bench press. Sports supplements can be very useful for bodybuilders and athletes of all kinds, however you also need to have your diet and training correct for them to work effectively. If you're not training properly all you'll get from sports supplements is expensive urine.

Food supplements like protein powders and meal replacement bars can be very useful in adding calories to your diet, but are not meant to replace good nutrition. I know how difficult it can be to eat 6 or 7 meals a day and these MRP's can be a great way to add 1-2 meals to your normal eating. They can start to make a difference in whether or not your grow.

To increase strength you'll want to make sure you're taking a good multi-vitamin, plenty of protein (at least 1 gram per pound of bodyweight) and creatine. Your body needs many different nutrients to function properly and a good multi-vitamin will make sure your not missing out of any of them. Vitamin and mineral deficiency can lead to fatigue, increased fat storage and muscle cramps.

Creatine is an amino acid that our muscles use for energy. It is normally found in red meat, but it's possible to saturate our bodies with much more creatine than can be had from a normal diet and doing so can help with short energy bursts in the gym as well as overall strength. Creatine will also draw water into your muscles, which aside from the increased size of your muscles provides another great benefit. The extra water in your muscle also serves to increase strength through a volumizing effect that is not yet completely understood. Creatine is completely legal and has been used for decades by strength athletes of all kinds to boost their strength and size.

Glutamine is another vitally important amino acid. It is produced by our bodies, however our bodies can't produce enough to meet the demands of a hard working athlete. It is the most commonly found amino acid in muscles tissue so you'll want to supplement with it to ensure maximum growth. Glutamine also has anti-oxidant effects and will help protect your body from the stresses of hard lifting. It is also thought that supplementing with glutamine can increase the amount of human growth hormone our bodies produce which will increase muscle growth and decrease fat storage.

Finally, if you're interested in really taking it to the next level you can investigate the legal steroids and prohormones on the market that will increase testosterone levels, decrease estrogen and help increase your strength and muscle mass, sometime dramatically. These supplements are not to be taken lightly and you should do your research before beginning to take them. In addition, you should be completely finished growing naturally so these legal anabolic supplements should not be taken by anyone under the age of 21.
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