Every one of use has different goals in life. For example, I want to have a toned physique but it doesn’t mean that I will join Mr. Olympia. So, my workouts are just patterned in a way that I can achieve a lean and toned physique without overly becoming musclebound.
But, that is just my goal; your goal and others’ goals might differ from mine. If you want to become a bodybuilder with the likes of Arnold and Rich Piana, you need to take supplements. Supplements can help you achieve that Godlike physique and if you’re not taking supplements, it would be nearly impossible to achieve it.
In today’s article, I want to talk about supplements and if you should take them or not when you’re trying to build muscle.
First and foremost, what are your goals? Do you have the same goal as I have like you just want to be lean and muscular? Or do you want to compete in competitions?
If you’re like me, you do not need to take supplements. You can just eat a good pre and post workout meal and you should be fine. Diet is very important when you want to lose weight and become lean. If you have a simple goal like that of mine, you need not take supplements ever.
Though, I am not saying that you should not take supplements; in fact, you can. There are supplements out there that are safe to take such as protein shakes, creatine, just to name a few.
The aforementioned supplements are safe to take and they can be taken if you like, though it is not mandatory.
On the flip side, if you want to become really muscular and you want to compete in bodybuilding competitions, supplementation is a must.
Supplements are very important for bonafide bodybuilders because they cannot build muscles quickly without supplementation. For example, if you do not take Creatine or you do not get enough protein in your diet in a given day, you are assured that your muscle will not grow at an optimal rate.
Your muscles will still grow, but it will not be as quick as you want it to be. Although there are supplements you can take safely, I strongly advise you not to take steroids. Of course, you will get a muscular physique but it comes at a cost because steroids are mired with a lot of health problems.
So to sum it all up, if you just want modest gains or you want to get muscles naturally, you can get away with not taking supplements.
But, if you want to compete against other bodybuilders, supplementation is key. Without supplements, you will not achieve the physique that you would want.
For people who are like me, again, I am not saying that you are not allowed to take supplements, it is just that you can get away by not taking it.
I hope that this article has helped you decide whether you should take supplements or not when you want to build muscle.