what’s up what’s up and welcome back to my channel today we are talking drugs okay you know we’re not actually going to talk about drugs we are talking about supplements which are not drugs Oh already learning two things so this video is going to address two of the most common questions I get should you take supplements and which supplements should you take I’m making this video because I know that navigating a supplement space can feel super overwhelming I mean pretty much every fitness youtuber seems to have a brand that they push and every time that supplement pops up in their videos they’re like yo use my coat buy my supplements pay me I don’t know what this is which is totally cool we all have to make a living I personally and just not really interval spending money blindly thing I like to know what I’m buying and what I’m going to get for my money so if you have ever wondered what in the heck is that acronym stand for what is that supplement oh my god I don’t even want to go supplement shopping it’s so overwhelming go ahead and click that thumbs up button because I am going to walk you through this step by step today I’m going to break this video down into two parts we’re going to start with the self assessment to figure out of supplements would be helpful for you and then we’re going to go into detox or supplements that I recommend beginners alright starting with the question that I know you want to ask do I need supplements to get results in short no supplements are just that they are a supplement okay something extra on top of what you’re already doing to reach your health and fitness goals that said supplements can give you an extra edge to burn fat and build lean muscle faster okay so now that we’ve got that out of the way let’s get into the self assessment so we can figure out if supplements will help speed up your personal progress first up what’s your training intensity like are you consistently showing up energized and focused ready to spray your gym sessions are you consistently making progress from the gym you know more weight more reps more sets however you measure progress are you making progress with each training session if yes and whatever you’re doing is clearly working and you should keep doing that if not then you may want to consider supplements to give you an extra edge when it comes to focus and recovery which leads me to my second question what’s your recovery like do you often feel sore like for days at a time after your training sessions do you struggle with inflammation or joint pain and kind of like I asked in the previous question are you struggling to make strength gains in the gym so if you answer yes to any of these questions you are not moving as efficiently as you could towards your goals okay so basically if you’re not fully recovered or if you’re still sore going into your next training session your training intensity is going to suffer you’re not going to be able to train as hard and when you can’t train as hard your progress is going to slow down so if you answered yes to any of those questions supplements may be a good idea for you next up are you generally eating with your health in mind this doesn’t mean that you need to be eating clean 24/7 this doesn’t even mean that you need to be tracking your macros but are you generally eating like you give a crap like I said before supplements or something extra to give you an extra edge on top of an already sound training and nutrition approach so the flip side set if you are eating with your healthy mind if you are eating like you give a crap then yes you have the green light to take supplements green means good supplements help pick up the slack on nutrients that you can’t get from diet alone and supplements can also help with how these nutrients are absorbed and used in your body all right final question what does your budget look like right now this kind of brings me back to my last point before you even consider adding supplements to your regime you need to make sure that you had your training and your nutrition on lock okay so get your gym membership paid for make sure you can afford to buy quality foods and once you’ve got that all figured out if you still have room in your budget then add supplements in okay like supplements con after you’ve got your gym membership after you’ve already start to buy quality Whole Foods all right that’s we end our self-evaluation based on your answers to those questions you can now decide whether or not you’re ready to take supplements all right assuming that you’ve decided yes to supplement I am going to break down the top four supplements I recommend number one protein powder not protein bars not pretty packaged protein drinks but any quality protein powder this is my top recommendation and the sole reason almost everybody I’ve met or worked with is seriously under eating on protein not only do you need protein for lean muscle growth but you also need it for stuff like oh I don’t know hormone regulation red blood cell production this stuff is important working out and muscle building aside like most people still are not getting enough protein for people who are new to fitness and who aren’t quite ready to track calories or macros I recommend that they get a full serving a good amount of protein with each meal they eat this is where protein powder comes in whole food protein sources things like chicken fish egg whites they are not only inconvenient to pack most of the time but they can also be super filling for people who aren’t used to eating a lot of protein in their diets so protein powder on the other hand is super easy to dance down it’s not going to fill you up too much and it’s really really easy to pack for on-the-go number 2 glutamine so as the muscle building supplement glutamine helps with protein metabolism so protein metabolism pretty much makes sure that all this protein your nail consuming is being properly broken down and used by your body not only that the glutamine also helps reduce muscle breakdown in your body ok so your body is in a constant state of building new tissues but also breaking down existing tissues so glutamine pretty much works by minimizing how much of your existing tissues you’re breaking down it makes it easier for your body to build muscle now what I really liked about glutamine and one of the big reasons that I included it on my top 4 list is because even though glutamine is super helpful for building lean muscle it turns out that your small intestine and your immune system actually need a lot of glutamine as well when you train hard your body is going to deplete its natural glutamine stores so by supplementing with additional glutamine you’re going to directly improve your overall digestive and immune health pretty dandy number three pre-workout this is the supplement that you see all of these funny memes about okay so it’s just a zit since this is something you take pre or before your workout so even though these supplements are generally advertised for their physical benefits I would say that the biggest benefit of pre workouts is a mental edge it gives you okay so you started with focus or energy going into your workout leg listeni these supplements combine different stimulus okay so remember not a drug we’re talking like caffeine guys and sometimes blood flow enhancers and they’re designed to get you warmed up working out and feeling good making progress Constanta doing more over time okay more weight more sets more reps and if you can’t enter each training session and train at the intensity that allows for this then you are going to have a really tough time making progress well I wouldn’t recommend taking these supplements every day they can be super helpful if you have to train at 5 a.m. a couple days per week or if you’re just really not feeling the gym after a long day at work pre-workout will help you dig deeper and train harder when you’re struggling mentally number four creatine so remember supplements are not drugs total creatine is not a drought it’s not a drug it’s not dangerous and it is not just reserved for the massive guy at your gym creatine is a key fuel source for high intensity activity thanks sprinting explosive jumping movements and yes lift weight basically creatine is involved in the energy pathway that supports the first few seconds of an explosive bout of exercise your body naturally stores creatine and other immediate fuel sources in your muscles the problem is is that your body can only for a very small amount of creatine naturally so after the first few seconds of a really intense bout of exercise guys your body is going to have to switch fuel sources and as a result will not be as powerful the biggest benefit of creatine in my experience in my opinion is that it gives you the fuel and it gives you the power to pump out just a couple more reps there are a bunch of other benefits to creatine but what you need to know is that it’s going to allow you to train harder and as a result will make building muscle easier okay so now you know if supplements are right for you at this stage of your journey and you know which supplements to take you my friend are armed and dangerous get it get it Jeffries clearly rolling his eyes it means puns anybody okay now since I want to make sure you take action on this video I put together a quick little cheat sheet for you this is a little freebie I put together to make it even easier to get the results you want so if you’re interested in magazine graphics in the description box below oh and one more thing if you want to join a community of people who just get other smart kind of nerdy folks working it keeps their fitness journeys then join me transformation community on Facebook just search transformation community on Facebook and you can request access now thanks for watching and I will see you in the next video

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