The right post-workout supplement can separate a winner’s physique from the rest. I’ll tell you my post-workout supplements in a bit.
Through the years I’ve tried many supplements and not all of them all created equal. Most of these supplement companies don’t deliver the promised package on the label. I’m here here to give you my post-workout supplements, which is an absolute must-have.
While a lot of people tend to grab whey protein, I do prefer amino acids. They’re simply just better than whey. Your body absorbs it much faster and better.
Amino acids can be directly used as fuel for your immune system and prevent neurobehavioral disorder.
The primarily function of amino acids in bodybuilding are repairing muscles. So make sure you get a lot of it post-workout.
Choose a brand which doesn’t come with a lot of sugars and additives.
While glutamine is an amino acid in itself, it’s worth taking this great substance as a post-workout supplement.
Glutamine plays key roles in protein metabolism, cell volumizing and also has an anti-catabolism effect on the body. Which prevents breakdown of your muscles
Glutamine also increases your ability to secrete Human Growth Hormone, which helps metabolize body fat and support new muscle growth.
People who work out and deplete their glutamine levels without restoring it, are more susceptible to illness.
Make sure you add a scoop of glutamine to your post-workout shake.
There are 9 essential amino acids, but none of them are more important than leucine.
What if I tell you there’s a switch you could flick to stimulate muscle growth, just like the light switch you turn on to illuminate a room.
When leucine levels decline, they signal mTOR (complex muscle-building pathways), which is highly sensitive to concentrations of leucine. These signal lets the mTOR know that there’s a lack of dietary proteins present to synthesize new skeletal muscle protein, there disabling mTOR. When ingesting enough leucine, the elevated amino acids level then signals mTOR that sufficient dietary proteins exists and switches on overall protein synthesis.
There are a lot of leucine supplements out there. Take one without sugars and additives.
While I take vitamin C throughout the day, I also grab some post-workout. Boosting your immune system means less stress for your body and more time for your body to work on the damaged muscles after your heavy work out.
With the second most abundant mineral in cells after potassium, it’s one of the most important minerals and yet insufficient mineral in our body.
Due to our modern lifestyle, we don’t get our daily magnesium intake trough food alone. Which is a lot! 2 grams for the ladies and 4.2 grams for the lads.
The basic person doesn’t come close to 5% of the daily intake. Crazy right?
Magnesium helps in ATP metabolism, which is your primary energy system when working out.
Deficiencies in normal adults can result in altered cardiovascular function, impaired carbohydrate metabolism, with insulin resistance and decreased insulin secretion. Just to name some of them.
Magnesium comes in a lot of different forms. I advise Magnesium Citrate as the best for normal adults.
So there you have it. My personal absolute must have’s post-workout supplements.
I’m very curious about your choice of supplements. Tell me in the comments!