What you do for your nutrition before, during, and after your workouts is crucial to achieving the results you want, whether it’s losing fat, gaining muscle, or improving performance.
The supplements I take before a workout usually depend on how heavy my workout is going to be on that day. For example, when I train legs or back, I usually take one scoop of Fierce Domination along with a quick carb-based meal to make sure I have energy and get a great pump.
During my workouts, I like to take BCAAs to keep my muscles well-fed. I like to take the same BCAAs at home on my off days too. This helps me continually build and repair muscles so I make progress without any muscle loss.
After my workouts, I like to have a small meal with some quality protein from fish, steak, or chicken and some veggies. If I work out later than normal, I try not to eat a heavy meal, so I like to have something light and easy to digest. I prefer not to eat too late at night since I’m less active. Many people don’t care and have large meals at night, but I usually try not to eat carbs after 9 p.m. I generally go to sleep late and wake up early for cardio, so I do my best to fast during that time for at least eight hours.
BCAAs are great to sip on anytime, especially if you’re tired of drinking plain water all day every day. Adding a little flavor goes a long way, and you get to trickle feed your body quality amino acids all day long that way.
I also recommend adding L-Glutamine and L-Carnitine for extra muscle insurance and fat burning. CLA is great to add to your daily regime to make sure you’re getting healthy fat intake, and it helps with muscle building and fat mobilization (burning), too.