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Guide To Body Building, Muscle Building And Workout Supplements

With all the hype in today’s market for new supplements promising quick, “fast and easy weight loss”, “get pumped in no time”, it’s easy to understand why the average consumer would get lost and easily con’d.

There are supplements that truly work and also tons more that don’t do jack! The right supplements can definitely help you achieve your health and fitness goal. Whether you want to truly increase fat-loss acceleration or increase muscle mass, there are systems in place for achieving these simple goals.

Let’s start with. . .

PROTEIN POWDERS

Most people get the wrong idea that protein alone will build muscle-this can’t be further from the truth. Muscles need to be physically worked first, protein supplementation is effective during workouts and also afterwards, for feeding and rebuilding muscles.

Protein synthesis is important for rebuilding tissue, developing the hormones and enzymes which are responsible for healthy bones, blood and skin. Protein will only build muscle when used in conjunction with weight lifting.

SO HOW MUCH SHOULD YOU INGEST?

It is recommended one gram of protein per each pound of body weight. There are a few exceptional shakes nowadays that really utilize protein synthesis.

Try to take your protein shake before your workout to help feed your muscles during as well as rebuilding the muscles post workout.

CREATINE

So what is all the creatine hype? Creatine has been widely debated but has not been studied equally. Creatine provides energy to your muscles and is usually obtained in your diet by meat, poultry or fish products. Creatine increases performance and also strength in weight-lifting.

Creatine can cause dehydration, so be advised to increase your water intake!

HOW TO USE CREATINE?

The proper dosage is not generally/widely known. I would highly recommend following the dosage on the labels of popular products.

HUMAN GROWTH HORMONE

HGH (Human Growth Hormone)’s are becoming widely popular amongst weight-lifters these days. The hormone is released naturally from your body by the pituitary glands. HGH delivers body functions such as development/repair of muscles and increasing energy.

The effectiveness are still widely unproven, but yet there are many individuals who swear by hormone therapy.

Moderation is key with this component. HGH therapy involves mainly injections, pills (both herbal and synthetic)

GLUTAMINE

Another high quality amino acid that is produced naturally by the body. This amino acid delivers the glucose that gives the body energy and also helps maintain muscle mass and aid in recovery post workout. There are plenty of Olympic athletes who swear by glutamine as their source of energy and repair when they have overworked their muscles.

Recommended dosage is between 5 grams after an intensive workout and then another 5 grams an hour afterwards. It is recommended not to ingest more than 25 grams daily(unless your a SUPER athlete kickin’ it in the gym every single day for 4+hours)!

and finally. . .

AMINO ACIDS

Protein that has been ingested eventually breaks down into amino acids , which develops your body’s enzymes and digestion. This acid also helps greatly with muscle tissue repair post workout and while you are asleep.

Essential amino acids can only be obtained from food sources, whereas non-essential amino acids occur naturally in your body.

How to take amino acids? One gram of powder three times daily is sufficient enough. It is best to take 10 minutes before a workout or immediately after a workout to help repair and feed tissue.

The best amino acids are leucine, valine and isoleucine(all of which promotes muscle growth and development) and glutamine in it’s most raw form will give a quick burst of energy.

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