I will emphasize three or four supplements that everyone should take during this program.
Multivitamins To help support your macronutrient requirements, you should start your day with a good natural multivitamins and mineral supplement. This is going to support your overall health and wellness, boost your energy levels and help your muscles recover from your workouts. The best time to take a Multivitamin is in the morning.
Whey Protein The next supplement that I highly recommend to everyone is a quality protein supplement.
Protein supplements can make your life much easier and make sure you don’t miss out on this essential nutrients. Protein is everywhere. Everything you see in the mirror is protein—your hair, your skin, your eyes, and your muscles. Protein is responsible for tissue growth and repair Protein supplements can be taken at any time during the day when you need a snack or a meal replacement. But I recommend taking a protein shake directly after your workout so that you can give your muscles the nutrients to kick start recovery and growth.
Remember to follow the serving size as it’s recommended for each individual protein supplement so that you don’t overdue the calories. Watch 6 Week Shredded Video “POST WOKOUT” for more info.
BCAA Branched Chain Amino Acid (BCAA) is a essential amino acid which your body doesn’t produce by itself. The three BCAAs are leucine, isoleucine, and valine. They are critical for muscle growth. While whey protein is rich in BCAAs, taking additional BCAAs around your workouts can further enhance recovery and provide a quick source of muscular energy. As a result, BCAAs can improve your workouts and boost performance.
Pre Workout A good pre-workout supplement will cover your bases with quality branched-chain amino acids,
creatine, beta-alanine, and betaine, not to mention stimulants like caffeine to amp up your focus and training
intensity, boost muscle strength and endurance, enhance muscle pumps, and promote muscle growth.
For stimulants, your best and safest bet is caffeine. It’s one of the most studied sports nutrition supplements on the market and frequently shown to improve athletic performance. Not only does clinical research show that caffeine is very safe, but that it even may enhance overall health. For performance benefits, you need a minimum of 200 mg of caffeine before workouts to be effective. Watch 6 Week Shredded Video “PRE WOKOUT” for more info.
Putting It All Together
If you take each of the micro and macronutrients into consideration, and give them their proper dues, then you will get the following out of the diet:
1. A higher metabolic rate throughout the diet
2. A better pump in the gym
3. You potentially will maintain all of your muscle mass
4. You will recover faster
5. You will feel more refreshed
6. You will not be as sore
7. The list can go on and on, but suffice it to say that the above concepts are vital to your success!