Working out to gain solid muscle is only part of the training. There are other factors to consider when designing a fitness routine that works for you. Besides exercising, diet, and sleep, supplements can help you along the way.
The role of muscle building supplements is to replenish your body with what you are using during your workouts. It makes sense because by training, you are expending more energy than normal, so you need to supplement your body to provide that balance. Some bodybuilders prefer to use natural supplements such as the one found in foods, while others enjoy the convenience of powders, pills, and/or shakes.
One of the most important and but not a supplement is water. Your muscles are made up of a high percentage of water and without enough hydration, they will not rebuild as much as they should. Also, protein is key since you cannot build muscle without it. If you are not getting enough protein from the foods that you eat, try the fast acting whey protein supplements that are available.
Creatin e monohydrate is another popular supplement due to the fact that it is stored in your muscles and activated after your workouts. Whenever you use extra protein or creatine, be sure to drink plenty of water, because your kidneys and liver will not be able to process that much of either one of them without it. In addition, vitamins are essential in building healthy muscles and bones, so check out the health store to see which ones are right for you.
Lastly ZMA is a great supplement. ZMA is made up of zinc, magnesium and vitamin b-6. It has been clinically proven to significantly increase anabolic hormone levels and to also increase strength in athletes.
One final note, all these supplements would be a waste if you didn’t have your training and your nutrition in line. You cant replace proper nutrition with supplements, yet if used properly and with proper training and nutrition you will love the benefits!