Resistance Training Part 2
Last time we talked about the great benefits that you can expect from training with weights. Now we are going to look at some basic nutritional needs that your body requires as you work out so hard.
Looking for the perfect dietary supplement is very tricky business. There are quite a number that are recommended. It can be a lot for one person to digest. You may know a lot about supplements and nutrition already, but you can always learn more.
One thing that you want to keep in mind is that you want to start out slow. Your body needs time to adjust to the changes that you are putting it through and if you add more changes with tons of supplements, it might not react well. Some people would be surprised by the reactions that you can have to some of the supplements available.
Just be sure you know what your body needs.
One thing that many people can benefit from is more omega-3 fatty acid. This is good oil or fat. It helps your body in many ways including your heart. I can also help with post-workouts as your body and muscles may require some sort of anti-inflammation property and this proves to work well. You can get this supplement at any local store.
Protein drinks are another very popular item. You know that in order to build muscles you need your protein. Well when you are working out hard, you need even more. Some guys like to have a shake before working out and this is fine, but just make sure the protein you have is not heavy. Whatever you consume, be it carbs or protein should digest in your body quickly. If not, your workout will drag and you will not have proper energy and motivation to get through it.
So many weight trainers use a supplement called creatine. You may have heard of it and you have probably heard good things. It helps build up muscle which is of course what everyone wants. You should look into it to see if it is something that might work for you. It can be used by beginners and those more advanced.
Finally you need to makes sure you have appropriate levels of vitamin d for the health of your bones. This is something that many of us often forget about, but we shouldn’t overlook this important vitamin. It is easy to get, easy to take and the benefits are important. You really should consider it.
For the beginner, this is a great and simple start. You really don’t need much more until you really get more advanced in your routines. At that point, you might want to look into additional supplements.