Y3T: Neil Hill's 9-Week Video Trainer: Supplementation
Y3T isn't designed for the weak-minded or -willed. You'll need supplements that match your intensity if you plan to walk out of the gym on your own two feet. Y3T pushes you to extremes. It challenges the body in ways you may not be prepared for. Bring backup to your training sessions with the right supplement support.
Neil Hill's Y3T Trainer: Supplementation Overview
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On the Y3T program, Neil recommends a wide-variety of supplements, including:
- Essential fatty acids
- Natural test boosters
- Branched chain amino acids
All of these supplements provide different benefits, but when put together they make the perfect stack for Y3T.
A good multivitamin covers any micronutrient gaps in your nutrition plan. Athletes typically need additional vitamins and minerals for peak performance, which a solid multi provides. Micronutrients play a variety of critical roles in the body - from cognitive function to muscle contraction to nervous system function - making a multivitamin important for any hard-training athlete.
EFAs have a number of positive exercise-related and overall health benefits. Fatty acids support hormone levels, cognitive function, cardiovascular health, joints, and even the central nervous system, which will get hit hard during Y3T. The foods you consume may not have enough essential fatty acids, making supplementation particularly beneficial.
Protein is essential for muscle growth and repair. To get maximum benefits from Y3T, adequate protein intake is critical. Not only will whey protein help you hit your overall daily protein goals, but it's also perfect after a workout. Because whey is digested quickly, it quickly instigates the post-workout repair process.
Amino acids are the building blocks of muscle. They're necessary for repair and recovery; they promote muscle and strength. Even when you're eating a diet rich in branched chain amino acids, it will take time for those nutrients to hit your blood stream. Taking BCAAs in supplement form will quickly stimulate protein synthesis and muscle recovery.
L-Glutamine is an important amino acid for muscular recovery. It also supports an efficient and effective digestive tract. The digestive tract is the gateway where all nutrients are processed, broken down, and utilized in the body. Absorbing those nutrients effectively is extremely important.
Probiotics promote digestive health. If your digestive tract is not able to take in the right nutrients at the right time, you may not be utilizing all the nutrients you're eating. Support healthy digestion and normal, healthy immune function with a good probiotic supplement.
A good pre-workout supplement has many benefits. Pre-workouts may increase endurance and focus. They may reduce the breakdown of muscle tissue and help you train harder longer. Pre-workouts can help with recovery while your body is under stress and load during the workout, which in return may allow your body to carry out further reps. In all, pre-workouts may help you see greater muscle gains.
Intra-workouts supplements are often overlooked but incredibly helpful. They help slow down muscle fatigue and breakdown, increase aerobic and anaerobic activity, and also help with muscle repair while tissue is being broken down.
If you have an extremely hard time gaining weight, you might also consider adding a weight gainer to your supplement stack. Gainers allow you to ingest a large amount of quality calories in an easy-to-use, easy-to-digest format. If you've got a tough time getting bigger, grab a gainer for more carbs, more protein, and more growth.
As you age, your body's production of testosterone, a key muscle-building hormone, decreases. By using a natural test support supplement, you naturally support muscle growth and repair be encouraging healthy, normal testosterone levels.
Follow dosage directions on label. Typically taken 1-to-3 times per day, with food.
Make sure to get 2-to-3 servings of EFAs three times per day -- typically with breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
Take at least twice daily: 20 grams in the morning, and 20 grams post-workout.
Consume 4-to-6 grams per serving throughout the day: morning, pre-training, post-training, and before bed.
Take 5 grams with each serving of BCAAs throughout the day: morning, pre-training, post-training, and before bed.
Follow dosage directions on label. Take 2-3 times per day.
Take 45-to-60 minutes before training. Start with 1/2-to-1 scoop and see how your body feels during your workout.
Take twice daily: 1/2 scoop with 500-600 ml of water, and 1/2 scoop immediately after training.
Take as a meal replacement or any time extra calories are needed during the day. Follow the recommended serving listed on the product.
Follow the recommended dose and timing on the product label.
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