Our sports nutrition and supplements guide for 2018 is broken down into three sections. Mass Fitness discusses from this hub the latest sports nutrition and supplements to help you bulk, lean out or maintain your weight. Click through to whichever topics interest you, and as we cover more sports nutrition topics going into the year, we will add them to this post.
Protein powder supplementation
Insufficient protein consumption – whether from protein powders, meat, dairy or non-animal sources – can compromise myriad bodily functions, which can lead to illness and muscle loss. Here we discuss how much protein is too much, the pros and cons of common dairy protein powder supplements, and introduce the controversial topic of vegan-friendly protein supplements.
Amino acid sports nutrition supplements
Amino acid consumption could expedite muscle repair and growth based on:
- muscles are comprised of proteins
- ingested proteins are broken down into amino acids
- these amino acids are re-built as proteins our bodies can use.
We discuss this, as well as which amino acid supplements could make their way into your supplement stack and, importantly, why.
Diet supplements and fat loss pills
The secret to weight loss is simple: ingest fewer calories than you burn in a day and you will lose weight. When you under-eat, you might lose muscle mass and strength before you lose fat. Can diet supplements and fat loss pills help you maintain your gains? Read more in our diet and fat loss supplements guide.
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