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The Podium...For Supps!

Was just wondering what you guys thought were the three ESSENTIAL supplements every serious bodybuilder should be taking. I suppose we could make it 5…(Let us assume that the very often neglected nutritional aspect is in this case healthy and well thought-out)

I think:
Protein
BCAAs
Creatine
then perhaps, ZMA

You named em all, ive been using Beta7 the past 2 months and i absolutely love it! so lately its been a part of my supplement arsenal! but you got the main 5 right on the head

dont forget a multi

[quote]IronWarrior34 wrote:
You named em all, ive been using Beta7 the past 2 months and i absolutely love it! so lately its been a part of my supplement arsenal! but you got the main 5 right on the head[/quote]

I have to agree, I tried Beta 7 a few months back and I didn’t notice what it was actually doing for me until I had to stop cuz I ran out and could afford more. Now I bought two bottles so I’m set for a couple months.

For me its:
Protein
BCAA’s
Creatine
Glutamine
Beta 7

the others I take are non-essential shall we say.

Here’s mine:
Surge
BCAA’s

maybe: ZMA, Protein Powder

Actually those are the only things i would really call essential.

Everything else should be coming from food.

All good choices, but you guys are forgetting Flameout!

D

[quote]sven33 wrote:
Everything else should be coming from food.[/quote]

You can’t get concentrated amounts of creatine/ZMA/glutamine/beta-alanine from food alone, at least not in the effective doses.

I hesitated on whether to put protein powder on the list, but it is so damn easy i had to, and it’s food to me, it is a grocery. I didn’t put Surge on the list because the macronutrients you can get from food too…the BCAA’s you can’t.

In this order, for me:

Fish Oil
Protein
ZMA

Creatine
Beta-7
Metabolic Drive Surge
Power Drive
Flameout

[quote]Dedicated wrote:
All good choices, but you guys are forgetting Flameout!

D [/quote]

You are absolutely right…how dare we?!

Considering I take like 20g of fish oil a day, you think I would have remembered that one.

-Surge
-Fish Oil
-Good protein powder

I eat fish 3 times a day usually…would you guys still recommend that I take a fish oil supplement?

My meat choices usually consists of tuna, whiting, and salmon.

Protein Powder
Fish Oil type product
B Vitamins
ZMA
Workout aid like Surge or Power Drive