Both long-time bodybuilders and gym-newcomers need to pay close attention to their nutritional intake, so it's no surprise that supplements are incredibly popular among the bodybulding crowd. It is often said that success in bodybuilding is 30% down to training and 70% down to diet.
Whether you're looking to bulk up, enhance workout performance, improve recovery or shed unwanted body fat, we have a great range of products to help take your training to new heights. Our selection of Muscle & Strength products provide the ultimate selection of protein powders, amino acids, weight gainers and recovery formulas to ensure you have the nutrition you need to achieve your goals.
A successful bodybuilding routine should be based around sensible nutrition choices and a structured weight-lifting programme to encourage muscular growth. As there is a strong link between gains in strength and muscle size, it is fair to say that the more weight one can lift, the bigger the muscle will become. A strict diet and disciplined training routine are vital for any aspiring bodybuilder, but there are also a number of sports supplements which can improve results dramatically.
The key to any bodybuilding routine is providing your muscles with enough energy to complete your training programme; this often requires working a muscle to failure or fatigue.
As with any sport, carbohydrates are one of the main sources of fuel for exercise and will help maintain muscle glycogen concentrations. When concentrations are low performance will be negatively affected. Instant Oats are a great source of Low GI carbohydrates which will provide a sustained supply of energy.
During intense exercise the body can often use protein from the muscle for energy, so consuming a high-protein supplement such as Total Protein can spare valuable muscle tissue and encourage growth rather than damage. Our Pulse® V4 and PULSE:GELs are a combination of energy-producing carbohydrates, focus-enhancing amino acids and performance-boosting creatine. The formulas will increase your energy and help you perform a greater volume of work in the gym.
Once a healthy and effective regime is in place to power workouts and aid recovery, it is a good idea to find out how nutritional supplements can actually improve performance and help you gain muscle size quicker.
The post-training period when muscle glycogen stores must be fully replenished is hugely important. For maximum results, make sure you also consume a sufficient amount protein to avoid muscle breakdown and promote muscle growth. Our post-workout formula, Recovery XS, is also packed with quality carbohydrates, protein and L-Glutamine, providing the perfect combination to ensure the recovery process is efficient and complete.