By Adi Crnalic, ISSA C.P.T
Natural Bodybuilding Champion & Top Fitness Author
Now before you read this article, please know that I am not a big advocate on using supplements, mainly because there are so many worthless; bogus supplements flooding the market now days.
Knowing which supplements to take to help you build muscle will save you the frustration of wasting your time and money on hyped up, fancy looking but ineffective supplements.
These 4 supplements will help you pack on more muscle if used in conjunction with a solid weight training and nutrition program.
Consuming plenty of food will ensure that all your micronutrient needs are covered. However, even the best diet can sometimes fall short on a few essential vitamins and minerals. A high quality multi will ensure that all your body’s vitamin needs are met each and every day.
2. Essential Fatty Acids (EFA) - Fish Oils And Flaxseed Oil
It’s a fact that 8 out of 10 Americans don’t get enough essential fatty acids in their diets. Most people consume far too many omega-6 and omega-9 fatty acids which cause muscle inflammation, increased LDL cholesterol along with a slew of other health damaging effects.
Essential fatty acids are found in unsaturated fats such as salmon and olive oil. EFA’s help your body produce more testosterone which will lead to more muscle growth. Omega-3’s also help protect your joints and strengthen you bones as well as cartilage.
3. Whey Protein
Whey protein is a high quality protein that is quickly digested in your stomach and absorbed by your muscles. The best time to take whey protein is right after your workouts to help kick start the recovery process.
Your body naturally produces creatine, however, taking it in supplement form is the only way to benefit from creatine. Creatine will help pull more water into your muscle cells and replenish your muscle fibers energy units.
If you’d rather not take creatine in supplement form, you can get it through eating read meat which contains creatine. But just know that you’ll have to consume very large amounts of red meat in order to get the optimal amount of creatine to help you build muscle.
Keep in mind that these supplements are only helpful if they’re combined with a proper weight training and muscle building nutrition plan.
If you are not following the correct training routine and you are not eating the right foods as well as not eating enough food, then all of the above supplements will become completely useless.
About the author
Once an average, pencil-necked weakling, Adi Crnalic is now a Natural Bodybuilding Champion, Trainer and creator of the new online muscle building program, Massive Muscle Building