Ask any weightlifter what has led to their success and there’s a good chance they’ll tell you three things – nutrition, training, and sleep. All three areas of your life will play an important role in whether or not you lose weight, build muscle, or get stronger.
However, what happens when diet, training, and sleep aren’t enough? If this happens, you’ll need to start adding supplements to take you where you want to be. Here are 3 supplements every male weight lifter should be using:
#1 – Whey Protein
By now you’ve probably heard of whey protein. Whey protein comes from a liquid material created as a by-product of cheese production. According to dozens of studies, whey protein is one of the most complete sources of amino acids, among any type of protein.
Studies have further concluded that whey protein supports protein synthesis, decreases fat mass, and increases insulin sensitivity.
Furthermore, whey protein supplies your muscles with exactly what they need after a workout – amino acids. Not only can whey protein help your body heal, but it can also help your muscles grow and become stronger.
Best of all, whey protein costs as little as $30 for a 5lb. tub. We recommend you stick to Optimum Nutrition Gold Standard whey, our #1 rated whey protein powder.
#2 – Multivitamin/Fish Oil
We’re lumping in a multivitamin and fish oil simply to save time and make your life easier. Your body needs a variety of vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients to operate efficiently. And Although it is estimated that you only absorb 20-30% of the ingredients in multi-vitamins, they still supply your body with a number of nonessential vitamins and minerals to operate more efficiently.
#3 – Supreme Antler
Our third supplement is probably one you have never heard of. Supreme Antler is a deer antler spray that harnesses the power of pure deer antler velvet to increase HGH levels, improves workouts, and reduces recovery time.
Deer antler velvet has been linked to several athletes, although no athletes have publicly claimed they still use deer antler spray.
The secret behind deer antler spray is that it elevates a hormone called IGF-1, which is similar to HGH in that it stimulates protein synthesis, improves vasodilation, and helps the muscles heal and build strength.
These three supplements are currently our 3 must-haves for every male bodybuilder. We’ll be reviewing a lot more supplements and researching more new products, so stay tuned to learn more!