If you’ve ever read through an MMA mag like Tapout, FIGHT!, Ultimate MMA, or any of the big ones on the racks at your local Chapters (or Borders, for you south of the border), you may have noticed that every other ad is for some new supplement that basically promises…
Take This New HF-33 ISO MaxX XTREME and
You’ll Turn Into Thiago Alves INSTANTLY
Unfortunately, tons and tons of guys fall for the hype and misinformation…
If that’s you, don’t worry, it’s not your fault.
MMA is a crazy sport and it takes a ton of time, dedication, and hard work, so these shortcuts promised by the supplement mafia seem like they’re worth giving a shot.
But they don’t work. Sorry to burst your bubble, but most supplements are garbage, and some might even get you to piss positive, hurting your career and embarrassing you in the process.
However, there are some supplements that are tried and tested and will help improve your results, assuming that your training and nutrition are there first.
Remember, they’re called SUPPLEMENTS for a reason – to supplement a solid diet and effective training program. (You’ll get both in my Ultimate MMA Strength and Conditioning Program)
Anyway – I’ve got a few tricks up my sleeve that will help you get the best supplements you can on a shoestring budget.
Doctor Wong’s Supplement Secret #1 – Pre/Post Workout Shakes on a Budget (That Actually Taste Good!)
OK so pre and post-workout nutrition is often a heated topic, with people getting into fiery debates about the exact amounts and ratios of nutrients to get the maximum effect.
But to get so into depth on such a small topic is a big waste of your time and energy, and ultimately, your money.
So here’s what you can do to get a solid pre (during) and post workout shake in without breaking the bank:
- Buy some unflavoured whey protein isolate (or concentrate is fine too, it just doesn’t mix as well). It costs me $30 for 2 lbs of whey isolate at my grocery store.
- Buy your favourite juice. My choice is the No Name frozen pineapple juice – it costs $1.19 at the grocery store and I just mix it up with water and go.
PRE (DURING) WORKOUT: I’ll mix up 1 cup of juice, which gives me about 30 grams of carbs coming from sugar, and about 1/2 scoop of whey, which gives me about 15 grams of protein. A perfect 2:1 ratio of carbs to protein to fuel my workout and make sure my muscles have some nutrients for energy and rebuilding
POST WORKOUT: I’ll mix up 1.5 cups of juice and a full scoop of protein. This gives me about 45 grams of carbs and 27 grams of protein, again, about a perfect ratio of what I want post-workout to maintain muscle and replenish energy stores.
If you’re working to build muscle, you can toss some creatine in both drinks. Just buy the regular, German creatine and you’re good to go.
Why is this so good?
Because it’s cheap and you don’t have to feel like an idiot after you spend $100 on a bottle of hype and end up exactly the same as you were before.
And it tastes like your favourite juice, just a little bit creamier. So there’s no worrying if you’ll like the Double Mocha Java Chocolate or Banana Berry Blaster flavours – you know what juice you like so you’ll never be surprised (or disappointed).
I’ve got a couple more great supplement tricks up my sleeve, but I want to hear your comments, any of your tricks, or just anything before I post them. I want to beat the most commented post on my blog (48), so…
… give me 49 or more comments and I’ll hit you up with the #2 (killer fat loss supplement trick) and #3 (fat loss, cancer prevention, brain health, and more!)
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