Sunday, March 1, 2009
If you've spent any time on a body building supplement
website, you have undoubtedly noticed that there is a wide
variety of supplements to choose from. You could probably
spend hours and hours on one of these sites and still not
know what you should use! The purpose of this article is to
go over three of the most common basic supplements: whey
protein, creatine, and glutamine.
The best protein that you can use while working out is whey
protein. This is because it is absorbed quickly by the body
so your body can quickly put it to use. As you most likely
know, proteins are the building blocks of muscle and so you
need to make sure that you are getting enough protein in
your diet. Using a whey protein powder is a very convenient
way to get more high quality protein into your diet.
Creatine is by far the most popular body building supplement
on the market today. Creatine supplements can help you
increase your energy levels and can also help to increase
lean muscle mass. The other great thing about creatine
supplements is they're usually cheap. There are a lot of
companies that put out supposedly more advanced formulas
that cost more, but you can get great results by just using
plain creatine monohydrate.
The most abundant amino acid in the body is glutamine. The
reason glutamine is popular is because it can help to reduce
muscle breakdown after workouts. When you put a lot of
stress on your muscles the glutamine levels in your muscles
can go down by as much as 50%. This leaves your muscles open
to breaking down rather than growing. Glutamine, like
creatine, is also rather cheap. But make sure you mix it in
with something because it has a rather nasty flavor if you
take it plain!
There are other useful body building supplements on the
market, but these three are a good place to start for
anybody. Also be careful of all the hype out there about
products that say that you will put on insane amounts of
without doing anything. Building a great body takes time
and dedication. Use supplements to help you achieve
better results - they won't do the work for you.