Pre-workout, BCAAs, Protein - The Basics
The purpose of this post is to explain what our supplements are intended to do and how you can use them properly. This is intended for those new to the supplement arena.
Protein supplements are essentially taken to:
- Build Muscle
- Aid in Muscle Recovery
Your body needs protein to build muscle and a lot of the time those who are physically active do not consume enough protein in their diet alone, this is where a supplement comes in. This is not intended nor should it be your only source of protein but is a great way to meet the daily protein consumption without adding too many calories.
As a general rule it is recommended you consume 0.8-1 gram of protein per pound of bodyweight. (while training to build muscle) So a 150 lb man should consume anywhere between 120g-150g of protein throughout the day. If he only consumes 100g of protein with his regular diet the rest can be consumed through supplements.
Protein supplements are best taken after your workout that day.
GNC Explains BCAAs As:
"BCAAs fuel your skeletal muscles during training, which can help give you the edge you need to push your limits. Supplementing with BCAAs helps preserve your stores of glycogen—the primary fuel your muscles use for energy production. This means your body has a reliable energy source to tap into while you work out, which can keep you going. Plus, abundant glycogen stores keep your body from breaking down muscle protein for energy instead. "
Essentially it is increasing muscle endurance. Some studies have also shown BCAAs to help muscle recovery and boost protein synthesis.
It is recommended you consume this during or immediately after your workout.
Fuego Energy is just a supplement designed to give you a smooth and lasting energy boost to allow you to push yourself at the gym. Its primary ingredient is Caffeine. Apart from that there are other vitamins and amino acids to help boost focus, endurance, and energy.
This should be taken 15-30 minutes before you begin your workout.
If you use all the products mentioned this is what it could look like:
15 minutes before you begin your workout (maybe during your warm up) drink Fuego Energy to get you that boost and unleash your inner fire. Then while you exercise use Fuego BCAAs to sustain that energy and increase muscle endurance. Finally, once you finish your workout use Fuego Protein to give your body the fuel it needs to recover and build muscle.