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Jim's Bodybuilding Guide - Intro
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Total Gym Review
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Beginner's Guide To Choosing Supplements (Part 3)

Choosing The Right Bodybuilding Supplements

From the thousands of supplements out there, how do you know what's good and what's not? Simple, try them. Yeah right... Ok, so a better way is to read up on alot of these supplements on this site here, and you can also get feed back from other users. But the purpose of this long 4 part guide is to help you put on some weight, and learn about some basic supplements.

So, let's look at the bare essentials that you will need, and should probably get. They are:

  • Optimum Nutrition's 100 Whey Protein
  • American Creatine Monohydrate
  • A glutamine supplement
  • A weight gainer (Prolab N Large 2)

Whey Protein Supplement: Optimum Nutrition 100 Whey

Ok, so now you know whey protein is one of the best proteins to get, but there are so many out there, what the heck do you get? I have a protein supplement comparison guide here, which should give you a good idea, but if you can take my word for it, I would say get Optimum Nutrition 100 Whey Protein.

So why Optimum Nutrition 100 whey protein? Because its cheap, and it works! Its one of those tried and tested supplements that I keep on my list which I always buy. Don't believe me? Just check with our chat board members, and you'll see what I mean when it comes to 100 whey from Optimum.

Each 5lb tub has something like 80 servings if I remember correctly, which should last you for a while depending on how much you use. I used to get the 5lb tubs all the time, but now I just buy the 10lb bags, saves me some shipping ;-) A serving of 100 whey is about 29g and has 22g of whey protein, 110 calories, and 3 carbs. Besides, 100 whey protein tastes great, either chocolate or vanilla (haven't tried strawberry, its not my flavor), and it also mixes easily with just a shaker.

>> Click for Optimum Nutrition 100% Whey 5lb

Creatine Supplement: American Creatine

Let's keep something clear here, Creatine is NOT a product, but a supplement. There are alot of manufacturers that sell creatine products - some are pure creatine monohydrate, and others are a creatine mix product (ie. celltech, betagen, phosphagen), and then there are the micronized creatine, and creatine serums. So, what to get?? Confused enough yet?

If you ask me, don't get creatine serum, simply cuz it doesn't work. It didn't work for me to say the least... and I normally wouldn't get the fancy stuff like Muscletech Cell Tech, or EAS Betagen. Why? Because they're expensive, and you can do lot better with your money buying pure creatine powders. (Of course, they do work, but just gonna cost you way more money.) Alot of this stuff like celltech charge more because of their "proprietary" creatine delivery systems, that make creatine up take much more efficient - which is true to some extent, but really, most of these fancy stuff, you can get it homemade for much cheaper. Just read my articles on them, and you'll see why.

Pure creatine monohydrate powder, on the other hand, are way way way cheaper. With the likes of Prolab creatine and American creatine, you pay only a fraction of the costs, and get better mileage out of them. Personally, I prefer Prolab Creatine or Micronized Creatine.

Read our creatine articles for detailed information on creatine use and cycling.

Next, in part 4, we'll continue with L-Glutamine, and weight gainers.

>> Click here to order Prolab Creatine online and save
>> Click here for Optimum Nutrition 100% whey protein
>> Click here to order Optimum L-Glutamine and save
>> Click here to order Prolab N Large 3 and save

Part 1: Beginner's guide to the basic supplements
Part 2: Understanding the basic supplements
Part 3: Selecting the right supplements - creatine and whey
Part 4: Selecting the right supplements - glutamine and weight gainers
Part 5: Developing a supplementation plan