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Weight Gainer

What are Weight Gainers?

Weight gainers are protein shakes whose protein source consists mainly of whey proteins (mostly concentrate with some isolate as well). Some also include other proteins such as milk proteins and/or egg. These products have a high carbohydrate content; typically in the form of maltodextrin (a high glycemic complex carb) and fructose (simple sugar originating from fruits). For gaining weight they are very useful since they help you get in the amount of quality calories required to gain quality muscle.

Like everything, there is a right way and a wrong way to do things. Many people who in an attempt to gain weight just start eating everything in sight. When this happens, they both overtax their digestive system and will not be able to eat several times a day.

In order to gain quality weight, the nutrients taken in have to be of a high quality nature. While some hard gainers have such a fast metabolism that they could benefit from also adding cheat meals to their nutrition plan, the best way to gain weight is through a planned and controlled increase in macronutrient intake. By ensuring that the quality of the nutrients is high (such as low glycemic index carbohydrates, low fat proteins and high quality fats) muscle weight gain is optimized and fat weight is minimized.

However, in order for a bulk up phase to be effective, it needs to be executed properly. Otherwise, you end up gaining way too much body fat, which at the end of the day, whether you just want to look good for the beach over the summer or participate at a bodybuilding competition, you will need to lose anyways. In this bulk up/weight gain guide I'll teach you the bulking up rules to gaining some solid muscle weight while minimizing fat gains.

Definitely make sure that you cover at least the basics of supplementation which are a Multiple Vitamin and Mineral formula, 3 grams of Vitamin C split in 3 equal servings throughout the day, 200mcg of Chromium Picolinate, and essential fatty acids coming from either fish oils, flaxseed oil or extra virgin olive oil. Also, good weight gainer or protein powders are a great way to add valuable calories and nutrients to your diet.

In addition to those basic supplements, Creatine and Glutamine are two supplements that offer many of the same properties as Natural Testosterone Enhances (such as increased recovery, increased strength, increased glycogen levels, enhanced immune system and higher nitrogen synthesis). Also, if you are training hard and are over 25 years old, assuming that your budget allows for it, some would recommend taking natural testosterone boosters.

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