If you’re a woman looking to build more muscle and tone up, you’ll need to consume more protein.
That’s a given.
The market is currently saturated with hundreds of supplements and it can be difficult to decide what brands/product(s) are best for you depending on your overall goals.
We’ve provided a brief overview of what to look for that will fit into every aspect of your training routine.
Before your workout:
Before beginning your workout, you should consider taking a ‘pre-workout’ supplement.
A great blend to take will often contain a mixture of creatine, caffeine and an amino acid-like beta-alanine. This combination of ingredients will ensure athletic performance is improved by reducing lactic acid build-up, increasing stamina and improving mental focus.
During your workout:
When you’re in the thick of your workout and to reduce muscular breakdown, you should consider taking an ‘intra-workout’.
A high-quality intra-workout will often contain BCAAs (branched-chain amino acids) as well as essential vitamins and minerals to ensure intensity and energy levels are maintained.
After your workout:
When you have completed your workout you should have an effective, ‘post-workout’ recovery supplement to ensure you get back through those gym doors as quickly as possible.
This should contain a minimum of 20g of good quality protein (per serving) and below in artificial ingredients, sugar, carbohydrates, and fat. This is so you are getting in as much protein as possible without consuming other unnecessary ingredients that have little to no benefits on your health.
You’re probably still wondering:
Where do I begin?
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