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Weight Lifting Supplement: Gain an Edge Without Steroids


No weight lifting supplement will help you if you are not training and dieting correctly.



Weight Lifting Supplement

by Patrick Austin

Looking to gain an edge with your weight lifting routine (without using steroids)? Then you should consider using a weight lifting supplement.

There are many different weight lifting supplements that can help you in achieving your muscle definition goals. But if you think that buying a weight lifting supplement will make you look like Arnold Schwarzenegger, think again.

No weight lifting supplement will help you if you are not training and dieting correctly. All aspects of your fitness program need to be in order and properly tuned to your individual needs for you to get the full benefit from weight lifting supplements.

Here are two kinds of weight lifting supplements that could really boost your muscle gains:


You can find creatine in red meat, but you'll have to eat several pounds of steaks or chopped liver to feel any effect. That’s why creatine powders and gels make perfect sense. They work for the majority of weight lifting enthusiasts.

You'll feel an effect from this weight lifting supplement very quickly and the effect will last for up to six weeks. This is because creatine gets converted into A.T.P., and A.T.P. is what your muscles need for energy during workouts. After a few days of taking creatine you’ll see your endurance increase substantially and your strength levels will rise too.

But don't think you can take creatine year round and expect your muscles to grow like crazy. Like everything else, too much of something is never good. After a period of time, the effects of creatine will begin to decrease. That’s because this weight lifting supplement has a finite period of usage to be effective. A good rule of thumb would be to it in cycles of six weeks. After six weeks the creatine will lose all effect. So you can take it several times a year, but not year round.

Whey Protein

quality protein into your diet. The body absorbs whey protein better than any other type of protein(including soy and egg protein). It promotes lean muscle mass and prevents muscle breakdown(very important).

Compared to all other protein sources, whey is considered the most active protein (biologically) known to enhance muscle recovery and size after intense exercise. It’s high activity and biological value mean it may yield more usable amounts amino acids. This is important since the amino acid content is an integral part of muscle growth and is the first thing sacrificed during muscle breakdown.

The best thing about this weight lifting supplement is that you can get it in a variety of delicious flavors. Many companies sell whey protein powders in chocolate, strawberry, and vanilla forms. Others create delectable flavors like peanut butter binge, chocolate-raspberry truffle, and chocolate mint cookie cream. All of them are think, rich, and make you feel like you’re cheating (when you’re actually giving the body what it needs).

Here’s more information regarding weight lifting supplements:

Weight lifting and weight training information

Mr. Austin is a freelance writer who covers sports and health for a number of web sites including,, and He currently also covers entertainment and sports for Vainquer magazine.

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