The question is not...What supplement is best? It is what combination of supplements can best help you meet your goals?
The question is not...What supplement is best? It is what combination of supplements can best help you meet your goals?

Getting Started Part 3: Simple Supplement Stacks. Why You Need Them.

What Are The Best Supplements?

The most common question I get about supplements is…”What supplements are best for muscle gains? This post will be about building the foundation of your supplement program for the best results. Essentially, we will be talking about how build simple supplement stacks. I will attempt to explain how supplements stacks not only help you meet your goals but simplify you life as a whole when it comes to nutrition.

By now you have clearly defined goals and a well-researched plan (exercise routine, eating plan, lifestyle adjustments, etc.) to achieve the success you are looking for. Everything is in place for to document your progress and hold yourself accountable for that progress. Most importantly, is that you are executing your plan and have started hitting the gym. You are pressing, squating, deadlifting, rowing, and curling your way the body of a Greek God. You are calculated with your diet to make sure body fat gains are minimal and lean mass building maximized. You are developing the discipline and work ethic required to succeed and you accept nothing but the best.

Without these key parts of the process, no amount of supplements in the world will help you achieve your goals. If you need help with this process or have not embarked on this yet or have no idea where to start, I highly suggest you go back to the previous article in the series. It is a great guide on where to begin and maximize your chances for success early. Please go to “Getting Started” under categoriesand reference the earlier posts

Whey protein supplement meant to assist you meeting your protein quotas for the day. Not  replace them.  Supplements assist you in your attempt to meet your nutrition and fitness goals.
Whey protein supplement meant to assist you meeting your protein quotas for the day. Not replace them. Supplements assist you in your attempt to meet your nutrition and fitness goals.

What Are Supplements?

Before we get into the nitty gritty of nutritional supplement information, let us define the word. Supplements are supposed to complement an already a nutritional diet and hard work in the gym (or what ever form of exercise you choose). They are not a substitute for a well-balanced eating plan or exercise. There is no supplement in the world that will help you transform your body into the  movie star physique you have always wanted if you do not eat and/or train correctly and adopt a healthy lifestyle. So do not walk into GNC or Vitamin Shoppe and buy hundreds of dollars worth of products without at least having the intention of changing your lifestyle first.

Supplements have a place in just about everyone’s routine.  The right supplements will assist you if are unable to digest the required amount of nutrients to build muscle from whole food sources. Also, if gains have slowed, stopped, or even regressed than the right supplements can give you that edge to blast through plateaus. The right supplements give you an edge in fat loss and muscle building efforts. 

Simple Supplement Stacks

I use the phrase “right supplements”, in the previous section, because there are more supplements on the market that do not work than one that do.  Plus when right combination of supplements are used together, your results will be amplified. These combination of supplements are called “stacks”. A supplement stack is a collection of more than one body supplements designed to collectively function to produce the desired goal (gaining muscle, losing weight, etc.) for your body.

Supplements are normally made for different body types and goals. The kind of supplement stack to use all depends firstly on what kind of body you crave for and secondly on your body type. Supplement stacks are designed to achieve different and specific purposes. Building a supplement stack for gaining lean muscle mass is going to be a bit different than preparing a supplement stack to lose weight. It is highly important that you first set your fitness goals since they will guide you when it comes to choosing a simple supplement stack, like we explained earlier. The right supplement stack should have proteins, minerals, vitamins and all other essential nutrients at the correct proportions appropriate for your body type and goal. More on that in the next post.

Why You Need Them?

Supplement stacks amplify to your gains with nutrients that supply your body with energy and muscle healing that enables your muscles to withstand more repetitive work outs and recover faster. At the same time, they also add simplicity to the process of achieving your fitness because you have three to  five essential nutritional products that you can use whenever you like. The conveniences of supplements bring to the table are damn near unbeatable. Hence the tag “Simple Supplement Stacks” 😉 However, there is a structured timeline of how and your are supposed to take these supplements. More on that in a post coming soon. 

For Next Time

In my next post, I will break down the most important (and really the only ones you need) supplements you should have in your stack. That post might be a little longer. So be prepared to digest a lot of information.

I hope you liked this post and digested all the information. Please share this others if you found this post useful. Leave honest comments below. Good luck and keep working harder and smarter. Talk to you soon guys.

To Your Gains, Health, Success, and Fulfillment

Rob 🙂

P.S. These are some of my favorite books on Weightlifting and Fitness. Great place to start for beginners. Find link here.

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