Do you ever feel confused and lost when it comes to bodybuilding supplements? In this article, Same Day Supplements explains which supplements a beginner bodybuilder should stack together for maximum results!
Another harsh winter has come and gone and we’re finally in spring. The weather’s great, the sun’s out and it’s time to get the guns out. It’s time to get serious in the gym so you can show off those gains this summer!
- Workout plan… Check.
- Supplements…Where do I even begin?
We’ve all been there before when first starting our fitness regimen. There are so many bodybuilding supplements out there and it’s hard to decide exactly what you need. No worries, Same Day Supplements has your back. Here’s a recommended beginner bodybuilding supplement stack to get you in that “summer time” condition.
Whey Protein Supplement
Ever wonder why you get sore from after a hardcore workout? Muscle soreness is actually due to the damage your muscle fibers receive from working out. Don’t worry; it’s normal. Working out actually creates micro tears in your muscle’s fibers. We get stronger when these damages are repaired and the fiber is made even stronger requiring more weight to achieve muscle growth or hypertrophy. We need proteins to boost muscle protein synthesis which helps this recovery process. Generally as a rule of thumb, bodybuilders aim to consume 1 gram of protein per pound of bodyweight. Ideally, we want to achieve our daily protein intake from whole foods. However, if you’re like most people you probably won’t be walking around with lunch box everywhere you go. This is where protein supplements come into the picture. Whey protein is the fastest digest protein and is perfect for taking within 30-60 minutes post workout when your body needs protein the most; this is commonly referred to as the “Anabolic Window.” Everyone is different and reacts differently to different supplements. When choosing a whey protein supplement, it’s important to find one that agrees with you and that you enjoy taking.
Glutamine is the most abundant amino acid found in our skeletal tissue and accounts for about sixty one percent of its composition. Although it’s not an essential amino acid, its importance is pretty apparent. When glutamine is depleted from our body after a workout your body is forced into a catabolic state which promotes muscle wasting. Take glutamine to preserve your muscles and help with muscle recovery. Optimum Nutrition Glutamine is great a choice.
Just about everyone into bodybuilding or fitness has heard of creatine and just to clarify; no it’s not a steroid. Creatine is a natural substance derived from amino acids L-arginine, glycine, and L-methionine. It’s created in our bodies naturally and even found in red meat. It has been shown to improve athletic performance drastically over time by re-synthesizing ADP to ATP; in other words boosting energy at the cellular level. If your muscle cells have more energy to produce contractions you’ll be able to squeeze out a few extra reps which may not seem like a big deal but over time this will lead to gains. Creatine also hydrates the cell and promotes water retention so it is important to drink plenty of water to avoid muscle cramping. For more information about creatine and dosing checkout Trainer Joey B’s video here:
Fish Oil is overall a great supplement to promote health and well being. It’s been associated with improved brain function, mood support, joint health, connective tissue health and so much more. Hopefully, your workout plan is solid and you’re not skipping leg day (which should include squats). Unfortunately, heavy squatting and even running can do damage to our knees over time. Just one injury can put you out of the gym for weeks. Fish Oil is a natural anti-inflammatory and promotes joint health. This will protect your knees and keep you injury free.
So there you have it. This is a basic bullet proof bodybuilding supplement stack that will never fail. Remember to check out our blog and supplement review videos by Personal Trainer Joey B for more information about supplements and dosing information!