It’s the struggle everybody has, sooner or later, but mostly really in the beginning:
I want to fitness or body build, but do I need special things for that?
My answer is: for your own health, and your own growth, yes!
Why needing supplements?
The answer is very simple actually, I tried to fitness/body build at first without the use of any supplements.
But it was short-lived, it is simple as this: without supplements, you just don’t grow at a fast rate, your body can’t recover enough yet, you’re lacking the extra proteins, creatine, and so much more that your body needs to grow and to actually recover.
Also, the chance of an injury is multiple times higher than when you do it with supplements.
So as a start, I will list all the supplements that in my opinion are necessary to perform it in a good way.
Also, I will explain what each of the supplements do for you. I will put down 2 of each supplement in each category that I use, and which in my opinion are the best ( I tend to sometimes switch between them, just in case if my body really starts to adapt, even after the annual break).
My list will contain:
- Pre workout
- Protein products
- Post workouts
- Weight gainer
- Testosterone booster
As I mentioned in a previous post, pre workouts are essential for pumping your muscles, opening your blood vessels, so your muscles gain the optimal chance to get everything out of them, heavier lifting, longer exercises.. it is not a surprise your muscles will grow in a good rate because of that.
Now, there are thousands of pre workouts out there, I’m not saying the most of them are crap, but there are really bad one’s out there. It depends also how you react on it, the 2 products I’ll list here, works very good on me, it doesn’t mean it will be the same for you, but I can guarantee you those really do what they say and it isn’t crap.
You will notice I use a lot of products from GAT Sports, it doesn’t mean you have to use them, but for me they work the best, but maybe you can take it in considering.
First favorite pre workout:
GAT PMP 30 servings
Place to buy: https://gatsport.com
Why I use this one? It is very simple, it is an explosive pre workout! Let me explain:
First of all, it is creatine free, remember that creatine works better as a post workout.
It has 325 mg of caffeine, it is much, but you will see that because of it, you have a huge amount of energy!
They promise you a multiple wave delivery, and believe me, it does.
The first wave:
After a couple minutes, you feel your muscles stimulating in a powerful way, it gives you that strength to do that high intensity workout that you’ve been planning but never could do, it also delivers the necessary nutrients in meanwhile to them.
The second wave:
The product gives you a very good focus and your concentration goes up a lot, so when you workout, you’re only busy with the exercises and your muscles, thus giving a very good workout and result.
The third wave:
When you intensify your workout, your blood vessels will open even more, giving more oxygen, more power and a better result. After your workout ends, you still feel the effect of it for a while ( I really love the effect of the feeling your muscles grow lots).
The ingredients that makes this possible
GAT PMP has some enhancing ingredients to make your pump so good, these are:
- Agmatine Sulfate
- Glycerol Monostearate
- Calcium Lactate
The next ingredients are especially for the intensity of the workout:
- Beta alanine
- Citrulline Malate
And the ingredients which makes sure you focus:
I know, it sounds to Latin, but those things really help you to perform the way you want.
My opinion: GAT PMP is certainly my number one, the moment I started to use it, I knew that this one was the best for my body. Again, maybe for you it doesn’t work so good, but I recommend you this one highly.
Second favorite pre workout:
Cellulor C4 Ripped
Place to buy: https://bodybuilding.com
Like the GAT Sports PMP, the C4 ripped doesn’t contain any creatine, for the same reasons as I mentioned above, after long studies they realized creatine before the workout isn’t working as good as it does afterwards.
The reason I use this one i because the obviously reason is that it is without creatine, it also has 5 ingredients to maintain your weight ( weight management) and for me it has the same effects of the PMP.
The ingredients of this product
It is not a miracle that pre workouts contains:
- Caffeine ( every pre workout has it, it’s the best energy booster)
C4 Ripped also contains:
- Green Coffee Bean Extract
- Capsimax Cayenne Fruit Extract
- Coleus Forskohlii Root Extract
My opinion: my first choice will always remain the GAT PMP, but this one is certainly my second one, it is a very good stand in, when I switch them, since it gives me almost the same feeling as the PMP does.
I sometimes switch, like I already mentioned, to be sure that my body doesn’t get adapted anyway, and to let it taste another product, with a bit other effects for better results.
Now it is time for number 2: Proteins
Unlike the pre workout, GAT Sports isn’t my favorite number one, instead it is Primal Muscle.
They already exist for a while, and they are very well-known already for their muscle enhancing products.
So it is time to share my 2 favorite protein products with you!
Favorite protein number 1:
Primal Muscle: Met-Pro -Vanilla
Place to buy: https://primalmuscle.com
I really love this one, first of all, the vanilla taste is wonderful, and not tasting like some other one’s, that you taste it is bitter and synthetic.
This is not just a protein, it is whey protein, and it is made of the finest kind of protein there is.
They claim that they invested thousand of dollars into the research of finding the cleanest protein they could create.
I have to say, they totally succeeded in it! This protein will make sure you will grow lots and in a kind of quickly way.
What is it that this protein is so wonderful?
The ingredients of this product
Met-Pro contains per scoop:
- 24 grams of Whey Protein Isolate in each scoop ( and to know how pure it is)
- 5.5 grams of BCAA’s
- 5 gram of carbs
- 4 gram fiber
As you see, they really did everything to create a very good product, and looking my muscles, they REALLY ACHIEVED IT!
It is also gluten free and 100 percent grass-fed.
My opinion: This is and always will be my first choice when it comes to protein shakes, there simply isn’t any equal to this one. If you want your muscles grow good and in a lean, healthy and kind of quick way, I can tell you, this is what you need, from person to person.
They are very confident about their product, since you can always return it and have your money back if you don’t like it.
Favorite number 2:
Whey Protein by GAT Sports
Where to buy: https://gatsport.com
It may come as no surprise that GAT Sports made it also on this list, the stuff they make is very good.
Now, the only thing that I prefer less than the Met-Pro, is that they blend this product, which also means that it isn’t so pure as the one above.
This product comes with 25 grams of Whey Protein, which is 1 gram more than above, but, because it is blended, I don’t like it like the Met-Pro.
However, I have to say, I really like this one because my muscles also gives me the feeling they grow and they take all the nutritions out of it. So that is why it is so popular in a broad audience.
They also deliver 5 grams of BCAA per scoop, which is perfect for your building blocks inside your muscles.
And what the biggest advantage of this one is ( personally), is the fact that it’s a low carb protein shake, which means it gives a very good jump ahead into lean muscles!
About the taste.. well, it taste very good, for a shake being, it is one of the gems. I never had the feeling that I had a swollen stomach or my stomach started to be very grumpy because of it.
It is very clear they miss the isolated whey protein to make it the number one for me, however, they put 25 grams of it in a scoop, and the blend is of a high quality, so it is just a little below the quality of the Met-Pro. They have an advantage, and that is the fact that it is low carbs, which means it’s easy to get shredded and lean. And about the taste, no worries, you won’t have the choking feeling. So I also recommend you this one to try!
This is the first subject I will bring the term creatine in it, since post workouts really need to have them inside, to stimulate the muscle grow to the maximum.
Once again, I will share you my 2 favorite one’s with you.
My favorite number 1 post workout:
Jetmass by GAT Sports
Where to buy: https://gatsport.com
Well, since I already told you, I use a lot of GAT Sports products because it is so good, this is not a surprise it is on my number one again.
The reason for that is pretty simple: for my body it is perfectly, because they added 5 grams of Creatine Monohydrate per scoop, which is the daily dose for your muscles, if you want them to grow very good and in a lean way.
Creatine Monohydrate is the only creatine which your body has the perfect uptake from, for your muscles.
I feel my muscles literally growing after the exercise and with the intake of this product.
What does it contain?
Jetmass contains per spoon, included the 5 grams of Creatine Monohydrate:
- 13 grams of Carbohydrates, such as Dextrose, Maltodextrin and Waxy Maize. What it does is pretty simple: ever felt so low in energy or your insulin level is low? These 3 spike your insulin level, and because of it, your creatine uptake is being promoted.
- It has Phosphates, to buffer the Lactic Acids, which means you can be sure your workouts will be performed longer because you won’t feel the pain so hard coming very soon, which is good for building up muscles
- It has 2 grams of Glutamine plus BCAA, it helps with the recovery time, and hey, you can sport longer and more intense and more frequently! That is what we are looking for, not?
This supplement is a must, without it, you simply can’t achieve your goal, and believe me, I tried to do it without.. worst decision ever. It is also one of the best there is on the market, everything is well balanced, and they put more grams than necessary, but I love it, since I grow lots thanks to it. And my fatigue after the training is much less. So I HIGHLY recommend you to consider using Jetmass.
Favorite number 2
Cell Tech Hyper-Build by Muscletech
Where to buy it: https://bodybuilding.com
This one is equal to the one above, I’ve been using this one for years already and it never disappoints me, the only thing that is kind off negative for me is the taste, it is acid, which means I really swallowed it fast without trying to taste and very fast.
But besides of that, this one is a true gem, for the price, you get true quality. I’ll tell you why it is by explaining you which ingredients are inside.
What makes Cell Tech Hyper-Build so good?
Well, it has 5 grams of creatine, it also makes sure your ATP regeneration goes up, it basically means, more muscles and strength.
- This one I like very much: it has 4 grams of Leucine. Leucine supports the protein synthesis and it helps to maintain your anabolic state. Leucine is one of the most, maybe even the most powerfull amino acid available, so having this as a help.. you know how your body will react.
- It has tart cherry juice concentrate, again, it promotes muscle growth.
- Each scoop has 1 gram of Taurine, Taurine helps to improve your efforts, and by my personal experience, they did it good.
- And last but not least: they’ve added electrolytes! They help to replace what you lost during very heavy workouts. Which means, you won’t suffer to long from fatigue, pain, and you can soon after that workout lift even heavier, since your muscles don’t have a breakdown and the normal little fractures after a training.
With all of these, it comes as no surprise your workout will be soon taken to another level!
My personal experience
I’m using this product already for years, I’m always buying them in bulk so I have them for a year for a good price.
Now, this one is the best together with the Jetmass. I gained 10s of kilograms of muscles because of this! My plateaus were broken every time again, and soon I found myself in the upper class of the gym.
If you want to have that feeling, don’t hesitate. Go for it, you have the right products for it here to achieve that goal!
Bodybuilding also includes weight gainers
I have to be honest, even with all those supplements above, gaining mass was hard for me, even when trying to eat a lot, my body didn’t allow, so I needed to find another solution. Weight gainers are perfect to gain weight, so you can train the extra mass because of that into muscles. I tried many of them, and some were truly crap, they cost lots of money, and they do little to nothing.
So to prevent you to make that mistake, I’m gonna list 2 of them right here!
My all time number 1 weight gainer
My number one of all time isn’t from GAT Sports this time, it is from Muscletech instead!
Name: Mass-Tech by Muscletech
Where to buy: https://bodybuilding.com
This one is the ultimate one in his category, it has no equal. There is one that comes relative close, but this one does what it has to do, plus you don’t get the fat you usually get with weight gainers.
It comes with an incredible 1170 k cal per serving, I don’t need to tell you that having two servings a day already filled up your body’s daily need. Just don’t make the mistake like I did, I served 3 times a day and ended with a belly first. It is hard to remove the belly. So try with 1 serving first, is my recommendation.
It also comes with 80 grams of protein, so taken together with your protein shakes makes sure you have a very good daily amount for growing!
And to add up more, it has 13 grams of BCAA and 10 grams of creatine per serving!
To have the healthy touch, it also contains 5 grams of Omega-Rich fats.
When seeing all these ingredients, it just have to work!
Like I mentioned, I’m already using Mass-Tech for years, and there isn’t any moment I’ve been doubting it was a bad choice. If you want to gain good and clean, you really NEED to use this one!
My personal number 2
My number 2 is only when the Mass-Tech is sold out, and it happens frequently. However, even not of the same quality, it is the best one of the rest.
So I present you:
Radical Mass by GAT Sports
Where to buy: https://gatsport.com
This is the one I use as the replacement when needed for the one above, but it never disappoints me.
It has a little less calories than the Muscle-Tech, but it is also of a very high quality.
The amount of fat is also kept at 6 grams per serving, without losing any piece of the flavor!
As usual, almost, if not, EVERY weight gainer has proteins.
This one has 50 grams of GAT MASS Triple Whey per serving.
With this amount, your growth of your muscles and the weight gain is guaranteed.
It has a ratio 3:1 carbs to protein, that is also why I prefer the Mass-Tech.
My view of the product
It is a good substitute for the Mass-Tech, however, it can’t reach it’s potential, but it is the only one that comes near it’s ankles. If there isn’t Mass-Tech available, this is the best choice you can make! I also use it for years and it didn’t disappoint me for now, so from person to person, you need to try it!
Testosteroneboosters, you really need them
It doesn’t matter if you’re low of testosterone or want to gain lean muscle fast, this one’s really helps.
Now, I tried a few one’s, you have the legal and illegal one’s. Obviously I will only put the legal one’s here, since they have similar effects but no side effects.
My all time favorite testosterone booster
Primal Boost by Primal Muscle
Where to buy: https://primalmuscle.com
Like I already mentioned, if you’re low on testosterone or you want nice lean muscles, you will need a good one. There are lots of crap one’s out there, but this one is a really good one.
It is because they added a ingredient called fenugreek, which boosts testosterone levels, sex drive and your energy levels.
Higher testosterone levels means more fat burning into lean muscle mass, and undirect to better performances.
You have to give the product 1 to 2 months before it starts to kick in, but when it does, it does hard. And unlike other supplements like the protein ot pre workout, this one works for everybody!
If you want the hard look, and get shredded and be a beast in bed, you have to USE this one!
My personal experience with Primal Boost
I was looking for a while to get a booster, my T level was a bit low ( even rare for my age but it happens), and also, I wanted to be a person who was respected in the gym by lifting good weights and showing off muscles. I was a skinny guy so that explains that. I tried several T boosters but or they weren’t good enough or total crap.
So when I heard about this one, I was skeptical, like, oh another one and maybe also a waste of money.
In the first month I didn’t felt anything and I was like.. yep, a waste of money but let’s take it all out.. I always end everything.
But then after 5 weeks effects started: my sex drive went up a lot, my muscles started to grow, I had more power, and my size increased much. Now, I’m using this one from then and I will never change to another one anymore.
I really tell to you that if you don’t want to waste money on crap and you want results, you need to get this one!
The last supplement of the list: Probiotics!
Probiotics are a branch of supplements that highers your digestive health, supports your good bacterias, which means your gut gets more nutrients of your food and other supplements, which increases your grow and size.
They also boost your immune system, so you recover faster and the sickness stays away, no more worries about that.
There is only one at the market that is good.
And this product is called:
Performance Probiotic, and it is made by Crazybulk
Where to find: https://crazy-bulks.com
It has everything that is necessary, if you want to take your training to a very high level, its is very important you take this one with your stack, to be sure all your nutrients are being transported to your muscles. I’m using it for a while now and I’m not getting sick anymore, and my overall health is much better, also, my fatigue is much, and much less.
So when you want to perform serious, take it!
This was my bodybuilding supplements list, I hope I can help you a lot with this post to get your goal.
If there is any question or you have a comment, feel free to post it below.
Kind regards, Emmanuel