The importance of HOW we go about reaching for our goals is crucial; we all know the best intentions don’t always lead to the best results. I know several people who come into the gym day in and day out with very little result and it isn’t that they are not putting in good effort in the gym (though some are not…) it has more to do with what is going on OUTSIDE of the gym. Like the old antic goes, “A one hour workout is only 4% of your day”, you have to look at what you put into your body in the rest of the 23 hours (and I am not just talking about food!): Your sleep patterns, your stress levels, what you eat, what you fuel yourself with are all important in the total picture!
The focus of this article is to help you figure out the best fuel for your goals. A fancy name for what I am talking about is, Nutrient Timing (which DOES involve food but the main focus of this article is around your supplements), or you could even call it your Supplement regimen or “pre workout stack/post workout stack”, whatever it is you may be doing to help your body respond in the most positive way to the stimulus you provide it to attain the goals that you have in mind.
More often than not, most people are pretty lost when it comes to figuring out the best supplements to take, when to take them, what to eat (thanks to media hype it is hard to discern!) and which things are SAFE while being effective? One of the best things about Nutrabio is their commitment to safety and natural products. There are no fillers or secret ingredients you don’t know about hidden between the lines of ingredients you can’t pronounce. What you get is the best of the best in the purest form possible. But that isn’t the only reason I am writing to you today. The point is to go a bit further because I know that you are asking yourself, “Ok, the products are great…but what products do I NEED for MY goals??”
Here is a simple breakdown of the basics, enough to get anyone started in three main categories: Muscle Building, Fat Loss and Overall Optimal health.
Pre Workout: Extreme Nitric Stack, BCAA, Creafuze, Glutamine, Agmatine, OKG, Beta-Alanine
Intra-Workout: BCAA, CarboMax
Post Workout: Whey Protein Isolate, CarboMax, CGT-Max, Extreme Nitric Stack, Beta-Alanine
Other Supplements to consider specific for Muscle growth: DAA, Tribulus Terrestris, ZMA
Pre Workout: Extreme Nitric Stack, BCAA, Glutamine, ThermoFuel
Post Workout: Whey Protein Isolate
Other supplements to consider in your daily regimen specific for fat loss: CLA, 7-Keto DHEA, ZMA
Maybe you are one of the lucky ones and you really just want to know what to take to keep you feeling good, looking better and performing at your best. You don’t really need to lose a lot of fat or you don’t really have “get huge” on the brain.
Pre Workout: Extreme Nitric Stack, BCAA, Agmatine,
Intra-Workout: BCAA, Plenty of water
Post Workout: Hydrolyzed Whey Protein
Other supplements to consider in your daily regimen for overall health: Java Whey Protein, CoQ10, Trans-Resveratrol, Omega-3 Fish Oil, ZMA
These suggestions are in addition to things that you should already be taking for optimal health in every category and only scratch the surface of the high quality choices available to you through Nutrabio. You should keep constant clean, whole and natural food in your system along with high quality and high performance vitamins, minerals and fatty acids on a daily basis. I personally feel that Nutrabio has the best quality for stand-alone vitamins and I highly recommend that on a daily basis you should consider:
- 1000-1500mg Vitamin C
- 2 B-Complex softgels
- 1 30mg OptiZinc
- 1 5000iu Vitamin D3
- 1 serving Fish Oil (2000mg)
It is important to remember this is NOT all-inclusive and there are plenty of other awesome supplements provided by Nutrabio that can help you get to your goals, these are just a great start to your journey!
Again, this is supplements. I haven’t really touched on food. Proper diet that is geared to your specific goal is also extremely important. This is where a great coach and support system can really show their value. Don’t be afraid to invest in your health with the help of a Nutrition Consultant or Personal Trainer, these folks are here to help you succeed!
Training smart starts with your fuel and thankfully with Nutrabio you will be running on High Octane!