Guns don’t get great just by lifting. These will help you along the way
Research carried out by the American College of Sports Medicine found that after taking CLA for 7 weeks, subjects lost up to 1.4kg of body fat and increased the weight they could bench press by 9kg. A recent study in the International Journal of Sport Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism also found that you’ll increase your lean muscle mass more quickly when adding CLA to the traditional whey and creatine combo, than if you took those compounds on their own.
Best for Increasing size
Your arms are made up of a variety of muscle fibres, so it makes sense to take multiple supplements to grow them. A study in the Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition found taking a mixture of beta alanine, arginine, creatine and glycerol monostearate 30 minutes before an arm-training session added an extra 83g of bilk. Morph is a combination of all these elements and will give you similar mass-building effects.
Best for Building strength
Creatine monohydrate will be familiar to anyone who takes their training seriously. A study in Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise found that after six weeks of supplementing with creatine while doing arm training, the participants’ 1 rep max arm curl increased by 11.9kg. The results of this strength increase will mean considerably more muscle in the long term, and significantly tighter sleeves almost instantly-just in time for happy hour.
Best for Muscle growth
What supplement list could possibly be complete without whey? It’ll bump up your protein quota and It’s especially important to drink it before and after each workout to flood your muscles with all the brawn-building ingredients they need. Reflex’s low-carb and low-sugar content in their Instant Whey Delux stops you growing in places you don’t want to-your middle-while helping you to expand the places you do. Yep, arms!
Best for Muscle endurance
Cordyceps pills are similar to the Himalayan mushrooms used in Chinese medicine to increase endurance. Research in the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine found that they increase your lactate threshold by 10%, so you’ll increase strength in the long term, and immediately get a bigger arm pump. The Chinese take them as a Viagra substitute. Which is useful, since your arms will now be particularly popular with the ladies.