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The Best Muscle Building Supplements of 2012

Updated on March 7, 2012

Important Bodybuilding Supplements

If your trying to build lean muscle or your into bodybuilding and gaining some serious muscle, its important to understand that there are key nutrients that your body needs to build muscle and gain strength. This article will help you to understand some key supplements that will help you achieve you muscle building goals. Most of the muscle building nutrients that are being mentioned in this article are just bare essentials, I will not be mentioning some of the more hardcore bodybuilding supplements such as testosterone boosters because those supplements are not for everyone.

Best Lean Protein Powder of 2012

One of the best protein powders on the market right now is 100% whey protein by Optimum Nutrition, and its been around for quite a few years. In fact, I've been using this protein powder for over 4 years and its helped me achieve some powerful muscle gains. 100% whey protein is a powerful lean protein powder with over 20 grams of protein per serving, it tastes great and it is really important as a supplement that will help you gain lean muscle, and it fuel your muscles with the nutrients they need after your workouts.

Your body needs protein most after a workout so its important to get about 40 grams of whey protein after your finished working out, and this supplement makes it much easier to make that possible. Its an affordable protein supplement, but you'll find that you'll save a lot more money if you buy bodybuilding supplements on Amazon.

Best Pre-Workout Supplements in 2012

Pre-workout supplements are essential when it comes to fueling your workouts with energy, endurance and ensuring that you are capable of reaching the maximum gains possible from your workouts. I find that I am able to work out much harder when I take a pre workout supplement like NaNO Vapor by MuscleTech, within minutes of drinking NaNO Vapor I feel a powerful boost of energy that lasts until the end of my workout. NaNO vapor allows me to do at least one or two more sets of any exercise than what I would have been able to do if I hadn't taken it before my workout. It also has a good amount of creatine in it that is easily absorbed into the blood, thus giving you the instant burst of energy when you need it.

I have used NaNO Vapor now for about 2 years, and its by far my favorite - it also is one of the best tasting supplements on the market. Once again, for supplements like this - I recommend buying them on Amazon because it will save you a lot of money on bodybuilding supplements.

EFA's (Essential Fatty Acids)

Essential fatty acids are called essential because your body cannot produce them. They help with brain function, and help to increase testosterone naturally. Its important to supplement with essential fatty acids because they also help with healthy joint function. In the past, I neglected to take essential fatty acids as part of my weight lifting lifestyle, but now that I have realized the imporantance of EFA's - I now take them diligently and I do notice a difference when it comes to my performance in the gym and also when it comes to the results I've achieved.

Multivitamins Are Very Important

Multi-vitamins are important because they help to ensure that you are getting all the nutrients you need in your diet. Regardless of how much protein you get and how well your eating, multivitamin supplements help to ensure that you are not deficient in any of the trace minerals and vitamins that our body needs to function properly. When you are working out often, just taking any multivitamin will not do justice. Its important to take a multivitamin that is designed for an active individual - such as an athlete or a bodybuilder. Doing so will greatly help you achieve the results you want.

When it comes to a premium mens multivitamin that is designed for athletes and intense exercise. I highly recommend Opti-Men multivitamin for men and Opti-Women multivitamin for women. Its designed to support even the most active lifestyles.

Best BCAA (Amino Acid) Supplements

Branch chain amino acids are the building blocks that help support protein synthesis and absorption, and without amino acids it would be nearly impossible to gain any muscle at all. Lentil beans are one of the best sources of amino acids, but even lentils don't have all of the amino acids that are needed. This is why its very important to supplement with branch chain amino acids.

One of the best Branch chain amino acid supplements that I recommend is SciVation Xtend, it is a great intra-workout catalyst that is designed to support endurance and recovery support during and after your workout.


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      4 years ago

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      6 years ago

      Good overview, all of those workout supplements in combination makes a solid workout stack. This is what people should consider taking, versus the other stuff out there.


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