You don't need to be a bodybuilder to gain the benefits of sports supplements. They can be used to replace meals without comprimising nutritional needs, used as an aid for weightloss, help with gaining muscle mass and developing bone strength, aid recovery after training. The list goes on
However with so many on the market today, it can be extermely overwhelming even knowing where to start.
Over the years I have tried many different types and brands of supplements for weight loss, muscle gain & meal replacements. But at the end of the day, if supplements are going to be of any benifit, you need to understand your goals to incorporate them into your program for the best results.
Personally I use and sell Venom protein as it uses the Highest quality NZ protein, low in carbohydrates and fats, is excellent value for money, tastes great and mixes easily.
Whey Protein Concentrate- 1KG - $28
So why is it that so many bodybuilders and sportspeople take protein shakes? Well, protein is used for the production of muscles. Proteins are also used to manufacture hormones, enzymes, cellular messengers, nucleic acids, and immune-system components. Without an adequate amount of protein our muscles wouldn’t heal up as quickly and could therefore lead to overtraining your muscle which could lead to injury.
Available in: Chocolate, Vanilla, Strawberry, Caramel, Bananna
Venom Protein Bars - Box of 12 - $27
Venom Protein Bars are the ideal protein snack with 10g of protein per bar. Naturally sweetened with Stevia, they come in 3 delicious dual flavours, all with less than 2g of carbs per serve.
Available in Choc Banana, Cookies & Cream & Choc Peanut butter.
Lean muscle/Weightloss advanced $95.
1KG WPC, 200g L-Carnitine, 200g Creatine Mono, 40serve Pre workout,BCAAs 200G, Shaker
1KG WPC, 1 Box Protein Bars, Shaker
Lean muscle/Weightloss- Beginner-$45.90
1KG WPC, Shaker, 200g L- Carnitine
Sample Pack $10
WPC Chocolate sample, banana Protein bar & Shaker.
L-Carnitine - 200G- $20
L-carnitine broke onto the supplement scene back in the 1980s as a popular fat-burner. Then it fizzled out when sexier, stimulant-based fat burners became all the rage. Today, L-carnitine is back and stronger than ever. Only now, we know this well-researched supplement not only aids in fat-burning, but also has the potential to enhance exercise performance and recovery. Without adequate L-carnitine, most dietary fats can't get into the mitochondria and be burned for fuel.
Creatine - 200G - $15
One of the most heavily researched supplements in the history of sports nutrition (over 200 studies to date, over the last decade), creatines efficacy cannot be denied. Creatine enhances the body's capacity to perform high intensity work (and assists greater muscle size and performance gains as a result). It seems creatine also helps to promote complete recovery from intense exercise. Another reason strength and endurance athletes may benefit from its use.
Amino Acids- BCAAs - 200g $20
Amino acids are the basic units of terrestrial life. They join together to form proteins and are necessary to manage chemical processes happening in our cells. Leucine in particular has a role in encouraging protein build up and slowing its break down. As well as being building blocks for protein BCAAs also act as fuel. During heavy exercise the body metabolises BCAAs as an extra source of energy.
Pre Workouts- regularly changes. P.O.A
Intense resistance training sessions are both physically and mentally draining on the individual. If you consider that many individuals train frequently throughout the week, with some even undertaking double sessions, your body and mind can require additional assistance to get through the planned workout.However, pre-workout drinks aren’t just limited to strength athletes. Both aerobic and anaerobically trained athletes have been known to utilise pre-workout supplements because of their potential to enhance performance whilst at the same time being a legal aid.