Many of my contemporaries in the gym use a variety of legal sports supplements to help with their weight training and muscle mass gain. I have used them in the past but now am completely committed to training and building up my muscle with no supplements. I feel a lot better for doing so and have the peace of mind that I have achieved my muscle growth completely naturally with no artificial aids or sports supplements.
One of the most popular aids to weight training is something called the Creatine sports supplement. Creatine helps to increase your muscle gain, but my experiences of using Creatine sports supplements have been negative. I didn’t notice any visible muscle improvements in over three months of use, plus had some unpleasant side effects to using Creatine which included stomach cramps and frequent trips to the toilet.
If you are going to use a Creatine sports supplement then I would advise you always go and have a consultation at your local medical center. They will be able to tell you if it is a good idea for you to take Creatine or not. They will also help you look at other body building favourites including Nitric Oxide supplements and whether or not your body will be compatible or not.
Nitric Oxide supplements are popular because they give you that feeling of being really pumped up when you leave the gym, but as with the Creatine sports supplement, I prefer a natural look to my body – and have achieved the physique I am really happy with through pure motivation and hard work.
By advice to any budding weight lifter or body builder who is just starting out would be to try and attain your goals with sheer will power – although sports supplements are very popular in the gym and do work for a lot of guys, there is nothing better than attaining muscle without any help apart from pumping weights all day – give it a go and see how you get on.
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