Just weight gaining protein powder. (It's essentially fortified whey protein. It's low in Fat and Choresterol.) Have a shake after I work out and run. Have the opposite problem that it's hard for me to gain weight. (And all of my running doesn't help.) That's it.
I take most of the supplements from this website www.opportunityforlife.com Their sports nutrition line and weight management line have allowed me to gain 40lbs of muscle and keep trim at the same time. Besides that, the energy factor provided by these is amazing...there are days that I just can't imagine getting to the gym, but these supplements give me the extra boost of energy to make it!
LOL.. ok.. here it comes.. here is my stack.. yes, I bought up a huge supply of Halodrol 50, superpump 250, musclemilk, surge creatine, multi-vitamin, and alr venom hyperdrive 3.0.. umm.. yeah.. thats it for right now.. in about 3 weeks, I will replace the halodrol with novadex..
Super Nutrition One a day multi, Carlson's Fish Oil 2-3 tbs a day, BCAA, 5gm L Glutamine a day, Jarrow Whey Protien, Jarrow Muscle Meal, Juice Plus, Ulitma sports drink and Powerbar Endurance, digestive enzymes w/meals.
I take the occasional multi-vit or some extra vit-c when I need it. On a regular basis, I take purified fish oil. The only supplements I take that are connected to my weight training are cold micro-filtered whey protein isolate and BCAA. I tried creatine, but it makes me bloat with water, and it doesn't really help very much.
Creatine (2 grams a day) L-arginine (a Nitric Oxide booster) L-glutamine Amino acid boost Multi vitamin
The creatine helps me do more repetitions in my sets before I feel a burn, and especially helps with harder cycling, such as uphill bursts
L-arginine lowers my blood pressure and helps my muscles get pumped when working out, which helps especially with negative reps and extra sets
L-glutamine helps with recovery time, makes my soreness last only 2 days instead of 3-4
For all of these, I take much less than the "recommended" dose. At about 150 pounds, taking the full dose would be too much for my liver and kidneys to process. I try to take the lowest effective dose. Being a vegetatian (for 19 years), my food intake of all of these is lower than most omnivores.
Tank my ex was a nutritionist- Malic acid and calcium magnesium before bed decrease muscle soreness a great deal. It helps break up the lactic acid in the muscle. Also doing a slow 5 min. walk on a treadmill at the end of your workout can benefit as well. I great massage can't hurt either. I have one once every 2-3 weeks for an hour.
As for the post I take a mega man vitamin from GNC, Omega fish oil or flaxseed oil, branched chain amino acids and whey or soy protein with an L glutamine tab before and right after a good work-out!
I eat a very healthy diet no soda no fast food coffee smoking and very moderate alcohol on rare occasion. Lean meat chicken fish organic fruits and vegtables, OJ, and complex carbs-no pill can substitute that!
Must be working haven't had a cold or sick day in 4 yrs!!
Well I was taking some arginine supplements, which really did seem to help the circulation in my arms. But I noticed that those big (expensive) horse-pills were passing right through me, only half digested.
NO-Xplode before a run or during a lifting session -- mix it in a cold water bottle to taste. Never had any bad reactions to it, have been using it for about 6 months with a 5-week break after 3 months. Tastes great and definitely gives me a good "push" during a workout.
Also a multivitamin every day along with 1000mg of Vit C. Have also been taking 1-2 tbsp of flaxseed oil, but it tastes awful. Thankfully I love balsamic vinegar, so I mix the flaxseed oil with balsamic vinegar. That mixture does not taste bad at all.
Supplements aside, a good diet is probably more beneficial than any supplements that one may use.