Have you ever wondered: What supplements really work, what supplements should YOU use, and what supplements do the Pros really use?
For 12 plus years I researched and tested supplements trying to find the ones that REALLY worked to make the most of my money, time, and MAXIMIZE my efforts in the gym. I began my supplement research in 1999, reading magazine articles, researching supplements on the internet, trying various supplements first hand and logging my results.
As the years went by, my knowledge and experience grew with each year and with each contest in which I competed until I arrived on a baseline supplement program that stood the test of time. While other new & exciting supplements came and went, these baseline supplements stood the test of time AND the results I experienced first-hand backed up the research I read about and continue to read about to this day.
I also invested in coaching with two International Federation of Bodybuilding (IFBB) professionals and a six-time national champion to see what other supplements might be missing from my list. I found that the same supplements I established as my baseline supplements REALLY ARE the supplements the Pros use for themselves and the ones they recommend to get optimal RESULTS! I also learned of a few more must have supplements that were new to my list.
So what supplements are these, what supplements should YOU be investing in, and when should you be using them? It all starts with knowing what you want!
What are your goals, what do you want to accomplish? Whether your goal is to lose body fat, build muscle, or simply live in a healthy, athletic body, your body’s needs are primarily the same. Your body MUST be able to recover from your daily activities both inside and outside the gym, and you must remain healthy and free from common illnesses that keep out of the gym and away from reaching your goals. With this goal in mind, I recommend investing in RECOVERY BOOSTING SUPPLEMENTS and taking them ALL YEAR long!
These recovery boosting supplements are included in my baseline supplementation program during my contest preparation and ALL YEAR long:
Joint Support (containing High Purity Glucosamine & Chondroitin Sulfate)
Additional Vitamin C & Vitamin E
If you have the additional goal of MAXIMIZING muscle mass, I recommend you invest in some additional supplements to help repair your damaged muscles and provide them with the building blocks they need to GROW! These muscle building supplements include:
Branched Chain Amino Acids (BCAA)
Don’t get nervous about taking Creatine even when following a fat-loss program. Some people have the misconception that Creatine causes bloating and shouldn’t be taken during a fat-loss regime. Don’t be fooled by this myth. Creatine fills ONLY your muscles with water helping them become stronger and helping YOU lift more! Creatine DOES NOT cause water retention directly under the skin. To help me preserve muscle and maximize strength while contest dieting, I supplement with Creatine all the way up to the day of my Physique or Bodybuilding show.
There is one more baseline supplement that you DON’T want to forget to add to your list…. that is unless you DON’T want to perform your best in the gym? That supplement is a PRE-WORKOUT product with quality energy boosters like caffeine, nitrous oxide boosting agents such as L-arginine, and performance enhancers such as beta alanine. Since I began supplementing with pre-workout products, I WOULDN’T train without one! They are THAT effective in preparing your MIND and BODY for optimal performance and helping your workouts AND your physique reach the next level.
These are a few of my Baseline Supplements from personal experience, research, and that have been proven effective over the course of time. There are new products coming out every day, but just like your body, you want to start from the base up! Start with the baseline supplements that have been proven to work, and then try the latest hot product on the market in addition to the baseline supplements as your funds allow.
Remember: the BEST supplement is PROPER NUTRITION. Without it, even the best supplements won’t get you there! Invest in the Baseline Meal Plan, available at: http://www.joyhenderson.blogspot.com
Look for my Baseline Supplement Program, complete with a schedule of recommended dosages, optimal timing, top brands, and a few top secret supplements recommended by the Pros for use all-year Long. Coming soon to: http://www.joyhenderson.blogspot.com
Mathew 4:4 But he answered and said, It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God.
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