The first thing to remember about supplements is that they should only be used to supplement good nutrition, regular exercise and a good recovery strategy. My first recommendation for 'supplements' is to eat real foods and to work on getting a good sleep ritual.
There are so may supplements out there, some good, some bad, some work, some don't. Of course there are many supplements out there that are good.
Before I use or recommend a supplement I research it and look for independent studies that back up the proclaimed benefits. A lot of supplement companies will hold their own 'studies' so you have to be cautious of this.
Here are 10 supplements that I know do work and that I take or have taken myself.
Stop guessing & start progressing!
This is the back and biceps workout that we are using in Simon Pegg's current training cycle.
I always advocate a 'functional' warm-up with mobility drills and one that it relevant to the workout, e.g. spinal flexion and extension.
8-12 Reps @ 80% 1RM
Rest 30-60s between exercises
This will always include static stretches held for 30s on the muscles that have been worked. The TRX is a good way of doing this if you have one near.
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