In your opinion, what’s the best supplement for gaining muscle? Also, what’s the best for losing weight? I don’t always have the time to eat and exercise the way I want, so I’m hoping the right supplements will help make up the difference.
Sounds to me like you’re trying to get results from a bottle. Don’t get me wrong – I’m a big believer in supplementing the body with the nutrition it needs to perform at a high level. Understand though, that there is no supplement in the world that will trump the results you get from hard training and sound nutrition. When it comes to building muscle or losing fat especially, the diet-exercise combination can’t be beat. That being said, there are a few supplements I can recommend a couple for each of your needs:
For Muscle Gain:
- Whey Protein– Fast-absorbing and with a high usability rate, whey is a bodybuilder’s best friend. 30 grams pre-workout followed by 30 grams postworkout will help maximize the effects of training.
- Creatine– Studies have shown that regular use of creatine can increase both muscle size and strength. 5-10 grams per day should do the trick.
For Fat Loss:
- Green Tea– Caffeine does have its place in the world of sports supplements, and when it comes by way of green tea, which is high in antioxidants, all the better. Drink 2-3 cupes per day.
- CLA– CLA has become an increasingly popular supplement in recent years for its fat loss properties. Take one 1000mg capsule with each of your three meals.