I mentioned a while back that I’d recently added protein powder to my diet. I’m still doing it and loving it. I like knowing that I’m adding a clean source of protein to my diet and having it right after my workout means it’s getting to my muscles when they need it most.
I’ve been doing more reading on lifting and supplements and decided to add two more to my routine. I chose to add BCAAs first. BCAAs are Branched-Chain Amino Acids and work to increase the rate of protein synthesis which translates to muscle gain and maintenance.
The other I added was creatine. Creatine not only boosts endurance but also helps with recovery. I’m hoping it will make my legs less sore after a long run and my arms and back less sore after a heavy workout. Additionally, it also helps with increased muscle mass.
I didn’t plan on buying the same brand, but they were rated very highly on Bodybuilding.com, where I’ve been going for advice, workouts, and now supplements. I bought the creatine in “Snow Cone” flavor and the BCAAs in “Arctic Ice” flavor and while I mixed them both together, they were absolutely delicious. I have a huge sweet tooth so it was great to drink something so tasty and know that it was also good for me, too.
And not a supplement, but I also got my pumpkin spice-flavored high protein peanut butter in this week from Nuts ‘n More. It is delicious, though a tiny bit grainy from the added protein. I imagine it would be good on toast and waffles as well, though my preferred form of eating it has been with my spoon.
I love pumpkin spice flavored things and I am missing my PSLs this fall like nothing else. This helps fill that hole in my heart/stomach a little bit.
I’m looking forward to seeing how these added sups will increase my strength and endurance in the gym which will lead to me being stronger.