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5 must-have products for your body-building journey

5 must-have products for your body-building journey

Competing against others is one thing. Competing against yourself is key when you want to become as strong as possible. You need to put in the work, monitor yourself and use the correct products to help you reach your goals. Naturally, you’ll need a few products to help you get the best results.

Here are our top picks of the week:

NPL Hypergain

This heavy-duty, high-density mass gainer meal supplement has over 5200 kilojoules per serving. Each sip feed your muscles with the essential proteins it needs to build on to your muscle mass and strength, and to give you the energy you need for maximum gains.

This quality protein shake has the perfect balance of fast- and slow- release nutrients. Not only does it keep you going during your workout, but it aids in a speedier recovery after.

It can be consumed with cold water or milk, two to four times daily, with or between meals.

USN PhedraCut LipoX Gold Caps

After bulking up, you’ll want to start working on toning and firming the skin around your newly formed muscles. 

USN PhedraCut LipoX Gold Capsules are designed to start up the process of thermogenesis in your body to help get rid of excess fat. Sticking to a clean rigorous diet can be hard. PhedraCut will help you to control your cravings and appetite, without sacrificing your energy.

SSA Hellfire

During the phase where you are toning and defining your muscles using a heavy protein shake will be counter-productive. You will need a meal supplement that is not too heavy on kilojoules, yet still provides you with enough energy to keep up with your workout routine.

SSA Hellfire assorted pre-workout is known as a pre-workout cocktail. It contains caffeine, beta-alanine and creatine to keep your mind sharp and your body moving.

Arnica Ice Cooling Gel

This product is a gel-based pain killer for the temporary relief of aches and pains of muscles and joints associated with sprains, strains or arthritis. This is helpful in times when you have over-exerted yourself and need some relief.

Omega 3 and moisturiser

While you are working towards a new body and a new you, your skin will need to compensate for the changes. As your muscle structure grows and your fat distribution moves, your skin will need to stretch in some places and relax in others. Take care of your skin by regularly applying a moisturiser. This will help to keep your skin hydrated, relieve that tight feeling. An omega 3 supplement will help to keep your skin elastic as well. To minimise stretchmarks, be sure to focus on different body-part workouts throughout the week.

Warning

Consult your trainer, biokineticist or our knowledgeable sales staff on supplements before you start taking them. Be sure to read the ingredient list on each, so you are not using any substances that may be banned from certain competitions.

No number of supplements can fix a poor diet. You need to eat a balanced diet and put in the work.

Use pain-relief creams and treatment as needed, but do not continue training if your pain persists for more than a few days. This is important for joint and ligament pain. Consult a physiotherapist if your pain persists.

Rapid weight gain will result in stretchmarks. Rapid weight loss will result in excess skin that may need to be surgically removed. Slow and steady is often the best route, and remember to take care of your skin.

All of the products mentioned are available at Mopani Pharmacy, in-store and online.

We can deliver your medication, supplements and other Mopani online shopping, nationwide. More info: mopani.co.za | crossing@mopani.co.za | Tel: 0137555500 | WhatsApp: 0661921703

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