Bulking: To increase the likelihood of gaining that long sought after ‘bulk’, you can take supplements, which come in liquid, capsule or tablet form. While your diet and exercise at the gym make up about 80% of the battle, the best supplements for muscle gain that we would recommend include Whey Better Protein , Muscle Attack (the Warrior Stack has both of these products) or Retabol . From the HICA in the whey protein to the DHEA in the Muscle Attack, these products pack a serious punch for your muscles to bulk up and become truly huge.
Fermented dairy products like kefir are a little-known magic bullet for muscle building. Kefir is the perfect addition to any muscle-building blender bomb, providing distinct nutritional advantages over water or regular milk. If you usually use water in your shakes, 1 cup of kefir will add 150 calories to your diet. Compared to regular milk, kefir will allow your meal to be more easily digested due to the presence of probiotics (up to 10 billion good bacteria per cup). These healthy bacteria will help keep your digestive track running at peak condition so it can break down and assimilate a maximum amount of calories and nutrients from your meals.
“If you’re looking to gain muscle, sipping a cup of Joe a few hours before a workout may help you boost your energy level,” Bonnie Taub-Dix, ., a Sonima nutrition expert and author of Read It Before You Eat It. Coffee can boost endurance, exercise performance, and exercise duration — all of which can translate to bigger strength gains. Even cooler, research published in Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise suggests that pre-race caffeine triggers a greater release of the body's anti-inflammatory substances, helping you to recover quicker from your workouts.