Although bodybuilding supplements can help in many ways, a lot of them are not necessary. The amount of results they will give you, will not be worth the amount of money you spend on them.
Growing up playing sports and going to the gym I never took any real supplements. At most I would use protein powder but I didn't really know why. I just took it because that's what everyone said you had to do after a workout.
Then as I graduated from high school and started going to the gym on my own I started to do more research. It was daunting the amount of supplements they have available for us. Also how expensive they are.
I saw athletes on instagram promoting their brand of supplements, saying you need to take this to see results or you need to buy this in order to put on muscle.
I don't think that's the case. First of all I'm a college student. I don't have the disposable income to be spending a lot of money on stuff that may make a little of a difference, if any at all. I'm also guessing that if you could choose you would rather spend less money than paying more.
Second of all, I question how much of this stuff actually works and does what it says, or is it just a way for the fitness industry to suck us dry of our money.
With that said, I do believe there are a few bodybuilding supplements that you need to invest in that can really step up your game in the gym and they're bodybuilding supplements that you can find for pretty cheap. With that said all the ones listed are necessary.
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I will admit this is a must have. If you can only afford one bodybuilding supplement, buy this one and don't listen to what anyone else tells you.
When you work out you break down muscles, and protein builds them back up. You need to make sure you're getting in enough protein to really see results.
Most people don't get a sufficient amount through their diet so hence the word supplement. Now don't only eat protein shakes all day but 1 or 2 a day will help you especially after a workout.
Knowing how often and when you should take protein will help you a ton in the long run! Go over to my protein powder page to find out all the secrets to protein powder.
Have you ever wondered how you could get your pee to be a bright fluorescent yellowish-green color. Well here's your answer. Multi-Vitamins! I'd say this should be the second thing you invest in.
Let's be honest. You've probably never thought of multi-vitamins as a bodybuilding supplement but have you ever stopped to think how many fruits and veggies you're eating daily? The answer. Not enough. If you do, then good for you, you're better than me.
Point is it's hard (not impossible) to get all the vitamins and minerals you need daily so that's why you should supplement with multi-vitamins.
There are many benefits to taking fish oil pills or Omega-3's. It helps in weight loss, over-all heart health and many other things.
These aren't absolutely necessary but you're body is a machine and every little thing you can do to improve it will help.
Some people might put this right below protein powder but that's up to you. Bodybuilding can be very tough and some days you won't want to go to the gym.
Sometimes you need that boost. How can I get 8 cups of coffee down before I workout? The answer is pre-workout.
With that said not all are created equal. Some have stimulants, others do not. I use pre-workout and I like it.
If you want to know which ones I use and what I like about them click here.
But Hunter I don't want to fill my muscles with water and be all bloated. I've heard that many times and in fact I use to say it all the time to my friends.
Once I actually learned what creatine does I changed my mind. Basically creatine provides your muscle cells with the energy they need and it hydrates your cells.
I use it all the time and have seen no negative side affects only positive ones. Also it is a relatively cheap supplement that won't break your bank.
If you want to learn exactly what it does follow the link to below to a great article on creatine.
Branched Chain Amino Acids. The truth is I couldn't tell any difference when I took these or not.
One thing I did notice though is that they tasted really good and gave me some calories during my workout to help push me through my workout.
It's up to you whether you want to invest in them or not.
If you'd like to find out more info on them and want to know the best to buy go to the page below!
Here I've listed quite a few supplements that you can take but not that you necessarily should take. I am just giving you some options that you can think about.
If you would like to know which 3 I would choose go to my Top 3 Must Haves page to find out.