When it comes to the best muscle building supplements, it can get VERY confusing out there…
I remember when I first got started weight lifting and changing my physique I had information overload…
You can probably relate right?
It doesn’t matter if you want to burn fat or build muscle, both goals require the right supplements…
To be honest, even if you want to burn fat, you should build muscle because it actually increases your metabolism…
Yes even you ladies…
And don’t worry, you won’t become massive like those pro body builders, they take drugs to get that big.
If you want to look good naked in other words, you have to build muscle so you can shed off that weight.
You get what I am saying?
After years of working out and experimenting with different supplements, this is my list of the best muscle building supplements.
Best Muscle Building Supplements
1 ) Protein Powder Supplement
No matter what your goals are, you need some kind of protein supplement that can repair your body faster…
Let’s face it, our muscles are made up with protein and to get in at least 1 gram per pound of protein, it would cost a fortune in food to get that…
When you are weight training, you are damaging your muscles and they need protein to speed up the repair process
I personally recommend Optimum Nutrition Whey Protein powder because it’s high quality and it tastes good.
Now if you are a vegan, then I would recommend Vega Sport below:
It’s one of the better tasting Vegan proteins out there and I have personally tried it myself…
2) Creatine Monohydrate
Yep, just plain ol’ Creatine Monohyrade, you don’t need any other form of Creatine…
In fact, Creatine Monohydrate has been studied for the last 70 years that it actually does help to increase strength, endurance and muscle.
The rest of the stuff you see out there has no research to back it up…
And you can stay on it ALL YEAR ROUND to reap the benefits…
Personally go on 5 grams all year round every day because it helps speed up my muscle recovery by hydrating the muscles and give you more energy in the gym.
Remember, you build muscle by putting a load on it over time.
The more load you can put on a muscle over time, the bigger your gains.
Even for you ladies, you need this 🙂
I promise it won’t make you look huge, it will aid with your personal fitness goal.
I personally recommend the ALL MAX brand because it’s great and in expensive.
If you decide to to a local health and wellness store, don’t let them sell you some crazy expensive stuff…
You just need Creatine Monohydrate and only 5 grams a day.
Just drink a gallon of water a day for optimal results.
Glutamine is the most abundant amino acid found in your body…
However, after your workout you can deplete up to 50% of your supply.
Glutamine is responsible to help aiding your cells, immune system and positive nitrogen balance which in turns helps with muscle recovery.
Specially when you get older!
What I have personally noticed is after a hard work out, I am less sore the next day when I supplement 20 grams of Glutamine that day.
Now, for the ladies, you just need 10 gram on your work out day and about 5 grams on your off day.
Again, I recommend the All Max brand personally because it’s very high quality and very affortable.
This tub will last you 6-7 months!
Now this doesn’t directly increase muscle mass or anything like that, but if you are lacking some kind of mineral or vitamin it will hinder your performance and gains in the gym.
This is just for insurance.
For Men, I recommend Opti-Men
For Women, I recommend Opti-women
5) Pre-Workout Supplement
There are days where I don’t feel like doing anything, but I force myself to go to the gym…
After taking a Pre-Workout Supplement, my workouts in general are much better…
And let’s face it…
If you have a better workout, you will get better results.
So I personally recommend a Pre-Workout.
Now, you can try black coffee or Green Tea, but they don’t give you the kick like a good Pre-Workout supplement.
I personally recommend C4 Pre-workout because it’s not amped on a ton of Caffeine and you can actually read the ingredients.
So many supplements hide behind these proprietary blends where you have no clue how much caffeine or other things it has…
Test this out with just One scoop to see what your tolerance is like…
You can take up to Two Scoops a day.
Best Muscle Building Supplements – Recap
Alright ladies and gentlemen, that concludes my list of supplements that should be taken while you are working out…
It doesn’t matter if you are man, women, your personal fitness goals, these supplements will aid in your muscle building recovery and take your fitness goals to the next level.
So let’s recap of the best muscle building supplements I personally recommend that work…
- Protein Powder ( You can go with a Whey For Vegan)
- Creatine Monohydrate – Stick with the basic one that works
- Glutamine which helps aid with muscle recovery
- Multi-Vitamin – This is insurance that you are getting all the vitamins and minerals for the day
- Pre-Workout – Gives you more energy and focus in the gym which results in better work outs
I really hope you enjoyed my Best Muscle Building Supplements List and I really hope it helps you in your personal fitness journey.
Honestly, you don’t need ANY others supplements.
I have tried them all, 99% of them are a waste of money!
Also make sure your diet is in check depending on your personal goals.
Here is a quick tip…
If you want to bulk, eat about 18 times your body weight in Calories
If you want to lose weight or cutt eat about 18 times your body weight then take a way 250 calories.
For example, I am 185 pounds.
To bulk, I should eat around 185 x 18 = 3330 Calories.
Now I wouldn’t aim for more than a pound a week.
So check your body weight every morning and see where you are at.
If you are gaining weight too fast, deduct 250 calories from that.
Now if I wanted to cutt, I would take 185 x 18 – 250 = 3080 Calories.
I wouldn’t want to lose more than a pound of week.
So if I am not losing any weight after a week, I would deduct another 250 calories.
This is ALL about testing.
Keep your overall Macros (Protein, Carbs and Fat around 30%, 40%, 30%)
I hope these tips help!
If you have any questions, please leave them in the comments below…
See you at the top,