Mike O'Hearn's Power Bodybuilding: Supplementation
Power Bodybuilding ain't easy, my friends. In the gym, it's hardcore, heavy-duty, big-weight brutal. Wanna be a man of steel? Then you've gotta move a lot of iron. Nobody said becoming superhuman was a cinch, but if you're really dedicated to becoming Superman, I'd suggest you get the right stack of supporting supplements.
They'll never replace proper nutrition, but supplements can back up your daily diet and support your intense training efforts. To be better than me, you better lift, eat, and supp like me. Yup, even superheroes can benefit from supplementation. Check out the categories I use to support my training and nutrition.
BCAA blends are great for anyone training hard and heavy. They help preserve lean muscle, support muscle growth and promote muscle recovery.* Because BCAAs are metabolized in the muscle, they can be used for building new proteins or for energy.*
Often overlooked as a simple amino acid, glutamine is one of the best anti-catabolic support ingredients around.* This means that glutamine may help provide support against muscle breakdown, which is crucial to proper repair and recovery.* By following correct glutamine usage recommendations, you can help support consistent progress toward your goals.
Amino acids are the building blocks of protein. There are many aminos out there, and I can't stress enough the importance of having proper quantities in your diet. Any house needs a solid foundation, so make sure yours is strong with extra aminos. They're crucial for reducing breakdown and stimulating protein synthesis (growth).*
Fish oil supplements and capsules are derived from the fat of oily fish. Fish contain a natural source of Omega 3 essential fatty acids (EFAs), which are important nutrients that provide numerous health benefits. They promote a healthy nervous system and support vision, heart, brain and joint health.*
The vitamin B-Complex refers to all the known essential water-soluble vitamins except vitamin C. B-Complex is essential for amino acid metabolism, and vitamin B12 and folic acid facilitate steps required for cell division. Vitamin B also helps support healthy immune system function, promote energy, and support a fast metabolism.*
"Greens" are plant-based supplements that are usually made from ingredients like alfalfa, barley and grains. Greens supplements are designed to support your daily intake of vitamins, minerals and healthy plant enzymes. They're nutrient-rich, power-packed and convenient.
Kelp is another gift from the sea. (Thanks Poseidon.) Besides its rich iodine content, which is essential for healthy thyroid function, kelp provides a remarkable supply of vital nutrients, amino acids, vitamins and minerals that promote overall health.*
Vitamin C is an essential vitamin that is unable to be stored over long periods of time, which means it's important to get plenty of it on a regular basis. The role vitamin C has in supporting healthy immune system function is invaluable.*
Multivitamins are one of the best investments you can make when supplementing for exercise and diet. Essentially, multivitamins fill any gaps left by your diet by providing the right amount of micronutrients.* As such, they let your body focus on growth and repair, not random deficiencies.*
Cal-Mag-Zinc provides a synergistic blend of minerals designed to support bone health.* This complementary blend of premium forms of calcium, magnesium and zinc helps ensure the highest assimilation and balance of these minerals in the body.*
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