Fitness 360: Ross Dickerson, Supplementation Regimen
Simplicity is the secret to supplement sanity. Ross Dickerson only takes what he needs to supplement his diet. Here are his supp selections.
WBFF Pro Ross Dickerson went from a relative unknown to a pro and personal trainer over the last two years. His favorite supplements have been with him the whole way. That being said, Dickerson succeeds with what is, by some standards, a limited stack.
"I'm not one for taking loads of supplements, but the ones I do use are the key toward my training," says Dickerson. "I take three basic supplements—whey protein, casein protein, and branched-chain amino acids [BCAAs]—because they are the ones I have found make a noticeable difference. They are essential for my recovery, and maintaining and gaining lean muscle while I diet toward a specific goal."
"I take my whey protein, iSupp Pure, post-workout," Dickerson says. "Whey is the quickest and most easily digested protein available. It replenishes my muscles with the nutrients needed for repair. I also use it as a snack during the day between main meals, especially when I find myself without access to fresh food. I like iSupp particularly for its low sugar content."
Besides the regular protein supplements, Dickerson is an advocate for BCAAs. "I take them before and after a workout to reduce the rate of protein breakdown in my muscles, and to help me maintain mass. That's particularly important when I am shredding for a competition."
Before he hits the sack each night, Dickerson uses iSupp Quantum, a casein protein. "It's a slow-release protein, so I am able to keep feeding my body throughout the night and further keep my muscle mass up while cutting," he says.