Chapter 4: Supplements

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Male Muscle Building Supplements Video Recap

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When combined with the right training and an excellent diet, supplements can be the difference between failure and success. Supplements are not a replacement for proper nutrition and training, but work great in combination with them to help get the best results as fast as possible. When supplementing, you first want to build the right foundation: multivitamin, protein powder and essential fatty acids will definitely get you started on the right foot. Our muscle building stacks will give you everything you need to ensure that your mass gaining goals are achieved in no time!

The Foundation


A multivitamin is the easiest way to ensure that your diet doesn't have any nutrient deficiencies. When your body has everything it needs from nutrition and a multi, it can focus on what you want most-more strength and muscle. A multi ensures your body is running on all cylinders without any nutritional gaps. In addition, a good multivitamin helps keep you healthy, strong, and in the gym while your buddies are home on the couch slamming microwave burritos. Avoid multivitamins with a lot of iron, which is more important for women, and focus instead on finding a multivitamin with added amino acids, digestive enzymes, or a joint complex. No, joint supplements aren't just important for your old man-they're important for all guys pushing huge piles of iron.

Weight Gainer:

A weight gainer protein powder is another must have. Protein helps spark new muscle growth and increase repair. In the quest for more size, extra protein is vital. Your body also needs extra quality calories to fuel new mass. The best weight gainers provide a high number of calories coming from complex carbohydrates like grains and oats, and quality slow digesting protein sources like casein, milk and egg mixed with whey. If you need some extra fuel, mix your gainer with milk, fruit, or even ground oats. Drink your gainer throughout the day to help you get 1 gram of protein per body pound daily.

Essential Fatty Acids:

Essential fatty acids: they're essential because your body needs them but can't make them. A special class of these fatty acids, the omega-3s, helps optimize joint function, promote increased brain function, as well as assist healthy hormonal production (including testosterone)-all of which are important for added muscle mass and better health. When you choose an omega-3 supplement, read the labels and make sure you choose one with at least 120mg of the fats EPA and DHA.

The Arsenal


Nitric oxide promotes increased blood flow, and with that, better pumps and better nutrient delivery for strength and recovery. Creatine helps provide muscular energy and ensures that you can crank out the last stubborn reps of every set. The most effective N.O. products provide you with arginine, citrulline malate, creatine, and GPLC. For the best results, take your pre-workout supplement about 30-45 minutes before you hit the gym, generally on an empty stomach.


To get the most from your training, a BCAA-or branch chain amino acid-supplement can provide key amino acids that are broken down and used by the body during intense training. The BCAA's, leucine in particular, work by increasing the production of a specific protein in the body that senses nutrients and regulates growth. The presence of leucine is an active trigger for growth, which is a great addition to any mass gain routine. Consume between 5-10 grams of BCAA before and throughout your workouts for accelerated repair, which brings bigger strength and better gains.


Post-workout, your body is in immediate need of nutrients to jumpstart growth and repair. Experts refer to the 15-30 minutes after training as the "anabolic window." Take advantage of this window before it closes by downing a post-workout shake with three key ingredients: fast digesting carbohydrates, whey protein, and creatine. Around 70 grams of fast digesting carbs, such as dextrose or maltodexrin, will help replenish energy. Your protein will be 40 grams minimum of whey protein isolate or hydrolyzed whey protein-these proteins are digested and absorbed quickly, are extremely bioavailable, and will spur recovery and growth. 5 grams of creatine will help accelerate repair and prime your body for the next training session.

Natural Testosterone Booster:

As we get older, our body's hormonal production begins to decline. Along with it, recovery and performance can also begin to slow. A natural testosterone booster promotes healthy, normal test levels, which can support growth, recovery, and a healthy libido. When choosing a natural test booster, find products that include these ingredients: ZMA, Longjack, Tribulus, and/or Divanil.

Joint Support:

Over the years, random injuries, the daily grind, and physical challenges can take a toll on our joints. If your joints aren't in top shape, your training might suffer because of it. Taking a joint supplement can help lubricate joints and support overall joint health, which allows you to focus on results rather than annoying injuries. When choosing a joint support supplement, look for one containing Glucosamine, Methylsulfonymethane (MSM), Chondroitin, and Vitamin C. Cissus quadrangularis is also a great addition to a joint formula.

Final Word On Male Muscle Building Supplements

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There you have it! You've got the key supplement knowledge to get results. With a solid mass building diet, an intense workout program, and muscle-bound supplement stack, you're gettin' ready to roll.

* These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.