I wanted to talk about some more common supplement cycles that I have seen out there. First off, not all cycles are needing to be something really strong that you have to cycle off of, like what is in this video below, that is what everyone thinks when the word cycle is mentioned. The problem is, is that some people don’t or shouldn’t have the need to start working out with using such powerful supplements. This is something that I agree with because using those super strong supplements when you first start working out is honestly a waste of both time and money.
When you start working out, it is going to take time before you see any kind of improvement. It is something that we have all gone through, the waiting period of not seeing any muscle growth at all and being super sore all of the time. For one thing, using supplement that pros use when you are a beginner, is not going to give you the same results that they had. You have got to at least build a base of muscle before you even need some of the more potent supplements out there.
There can be the safer products out there that people use in a cycle all the time. As a matter of fact, if you use any kinds of supplements, you are probably on a cycle of them right now. One common cycle that I hear about is something most of use and is a great cycle to start out with, let me give you an example. For a beginner’s supplement cycle, I would try something like this:
- 1 serving of a preworkout (only take on days you are working out).
- 1 serving of creatine.
- 1 serving of an intra-workout.
- 1 serving of glutamine.
- 1 protein shake.
By following something similar to this, you can be a newbie in the workout world and get to use a set of supplements together for the best results that you can get. Now, this won’t turn you into a pro bodybuilder in weeks, but it is going to get you results faster than if you used no supplements at all. Now you can see that just because you are using a cycle of supplements doesn’t mean that you have to get anything riskier than usual or be someone who has lifted weights for years and years.
I think that the word cycle has a bit of a bad reputation in the weightlifting world, or, at least, a very misguided one. Something that certain people will forget to mention is that a pre workout is something that needs to be cycled. If you check the label on most of them, you will see something saying do not take this product on off days or take product for a certain amount of time and discontinue for another amount of time. I have to admit, I am someone who needs caffiene to even get out of bed in the morning, so I find myself breaking this rule. I know that this is probably not the best thing for my body, so I have had to taper off recently. What my goal is will be to try and go one month without using a pre workout supplement. I have had to go with strong coffee before my workouts now, and while I wasn’t a happy camper the first week, it does get easier to do. I am, however, ready for this to be over, so that I can use my pre workouts again!