Why You Need To Take Bodybuilding Supplements In 2010

March 15, 2010 by  
Filed under Supplements, The Fitness Bug

And Beyond…

Now, here’s a quote that I have used endlessly on this site and around the web

‘Always keep a good diet when using bodybuilding supplements. No protein supplement can replace a bad diet. it will only fill the body full of nutrients that it may lack.’

For you long term readers, I’m going to answer the question that I know you are about to ask.

But Shaun, didn’t you tell us that it would be enough if we ate 5-7 meals a day for our bodybuilding workouts?

Yes, I did!

But the reality is, you probably won’t stick to that week in week out, without having a day where you don’t eat 5-7 meals. This is especially true in this current day and age where most of us live very busy lives. I know for a fact that I don’t stick to 6 meals a day, EVERYDAY. I never have been able to, without making it feel like a chore. So how do you solve the problem?

By Taking Supplements

I’ve talked about supplements before on this site and you will find some talk about them in every other article. What I do try to do is talk about the supplements that actually work best from my own experience. in turn, that recommendation will help you save time and money, from having to test evey single supplement out there, and we all know there are MANY.

Another reason for choosing the ‘right supplements’ is to do some good for the economy. Instead of buying ‘this’ supplement and ‘that’ supplement, every other week. Choose a supplement that meets all of your needs and then by it in bulk. That will help keep fuel costs and packaging costs down as a whole. And again, that will help save you money. I don’t mean to sound like an environmentalist, but it’s always good to have the worlds best interest at heart.

Supplements = Speed

In addition to providing your body full of nutrients that it may lack, supplements will also provide your muscles with speedy growth.

We all know that our muscles need to be fed and then re-fed in order to grow. But they need to be re-fed efficiently. Supplements provide the foundation of that process.

What Your Body Needs

I have talked about what you need to take, what exercises you need to do and how you can tweak them. But I never have really talked about what your body ‘needs’ as a whole, in terms of supplement in take.

The Basics

You need a meal replacement shake

You need a high quality multivitamin

You need some vitamin C

How much?

For a bodybuilding person like yourself, around 3000 milligrams daily. The key thing to do here is just to make sure that you are reaching that amount throughout the course of the day.

Then you need a protein supplement

Here… take your pick

10 Great Protein Shake Recipes For Your Weightlifting Workouts

Whey Protein is still one of the best to take for rebuilding your muscles after a workout. And yes, I am still a fan of that black and red coloured tub you see over on the right side of this page >>>

People may argue back and fourth

‘Your body needs supplements’

‘No… if you eat the right foods, your body does not need supplements’

And some may argue that they can be dangerous, which is true. But not if you,

  1. Choose the right supplements
  2. Follow manufacturers instructions

But the reality is, you will need to take supplements in some way or form if you are taking up bodybuilding. If you don’t, you may find that your result building efforts may just be a long hard slog. But hey, to each their own.

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Do you, or do you not use bodybuilding supplements?

See you in the comments.

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