Hardgainers will naturally find it hard to put on weight and muscle.
Supplements can make your job slightly easier if you’re looking for something to supplement your current diet and help you up your calorie intake and promote muscle growth. Its also worth mentioning that supplements on top of a great diet and training routine can give you that extra edge in the gym but are not the only factor involved when looking to build muscle.
Here are some of the best bodybuilding supplements for hardgainers
In an effort to constantly take in the high number of calories that hardgainers require each day, the first product we will look at is a weight gainer. Weight gainers can also be referred to as meal replacements and are basically powders that you mix with water or milk that provide you with around 500-1000 calories per serving! Sometimes more depending on the product.
Here are two of the most effective weight gainers/meal replacements.
- Protein Powder – Another great bodybuilding supplement for hardgainers is protein powder. Protein powder is a quick and convenient way of upping your protein intake in a matter of minutes. You simply mix the protein powder in water or milk and consume like a normal drink. You will probably find the taste to be quite unique at first but once your use to it you shouldn’t have a problem consuming a quick protein shake or two throughout the day. Since protein intake is important for building muscle hardgainers will find protein powders extremely useful in their diets.
Two of the best protein powders currently available:
- Creatine – Creatine is another bodybuilding supplement that hardgainers will find useful. Without going into too much detail about this product I will give you a quick summary of what it does. Creatine is a naturally occurring substance in the human body and is produced mainly in the liver and kidneys. Supplementation of creatine can enhance a persons ability to build muscle mass by giving you additional energy to work harder in the gym. Creatine does this by replenishing the high energy compound called creatine phosphate. Your body and muscles need this if they are to keep working and contracting with intensity (as you would in a typical weight training session). The harder we train the better the chance of muscle growth which is why creatine can be a very valuable supplement. For a more detailed look at creatine read the article should I take creatine. Creatine can come in many different forms but the most effective and reliable form is creatine monohydrate. When looking for a creatine product you should go for creatine monohydrate.
Here are two of the best creatine products
- Fish Oil – Fish oil is a great addition to any hardgainer or bodybuilders cupboard of supplements. So many people neglect to get the correct amounts of healthy fats into their diet. A fish oil supplement will allow you to do this with ease and is perfect for a hardgainer looking to put on weight and muscle size. Fish oil can be high in calories and easily consumed in the form of liquid or tablets. The health benefits to fish oil are quite impressive. There are so many benefits associated with regular supplementation of fish oil so I will only list a few of the most important. Fish oil can help reduce pain or inflammation from training, improve your cardiovascular health, protect you from strokes and heart attacks, improve brain function, improve your mood, prevent depression and help reduce the chance of cancer and diseases.