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  • What is the best muscle building supplement? Part 3


    By Travis Steffen on Monday, August 31, 2009in Supplements  

    So what is the best muscle building supplement?  In Part 2 of this series I have given you insight into how supplements are useless unless you are fulfilling two specific criteria.  But what if your already doing that?  Then let me tell you about the best supplement that is out on the market, no hype, no propaganda, just facts…..

    Creatine

    Once you have a good foundation of vitamins, minerals, proteins, carbs and fats in your diet then you can start to get more specific.  From my experience coupled with numerous amount of world wide studies on athletes, creatine is the only thing that actually works every time!

    With out getting into the science of it, creatine is a compound naturally made with in the body and is involved in the production of energy which occurs in the form of Adenosine Triphosphate.

    But don’t worry about that, we will just call it ATP.

    When you increase your creatine levels from using a supplement, you will increase the production of ATP, so your muscles will now have more energy.  This results in decreased fatigue, reduced lactic acid and increased strength.  Another great by product is that creatine attracts water to the muscle giving it a much “fuller” look and it enhances protein synthesis, so your muscles can rebuild faster.

    The best way for this to be used is in two phases, these are known as the loading and maintenance phases

    Loading: 20gs per day for 5-7 days

    Maintenance: 5gs per day for the remainder of the cycle.

    Like anything eventually your body will adapt to it, so its best to for you to cycle the use of creatine and give your self a break from it every few weeks….

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    Travis Steffen is a Master Trainer and founder of WorkoutBOX. After years of experience training professional athletes and thousands of others just like you, he knows exactly what it takes to get you in serious shape. Follow his expert guidance and you're guaranteed to get amazing results.
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