Jeff Anderson

The Best Bodybuilding Supplements To Take After Your Workout!

If you’re trying to build muscle fast, then one of the most important mass-building factors is using the best bodybuilding supplements to help you maximize your growth after your workouts.  The period immediately after your muscle-building workout  is extremely important because you’ve already put your body through some very intense muscle stimulation and it’s in a rapid recovery mode.  This is actually a very critical muscle building phase when you can really help your body to build more muscle and burn more fat.  

You see, right after your workouts your muscle-building hormones such as testosterone, growth hormone and insulin-like growth factors (IGF-1) are naturally enhanced. In addition, your muscles are like “super sponges” waiting for you to give them some additional support to be able to recover and come back stronger and with more mass. The right supplements can help you boost your anabolic response even more and gain even more muscle.

The 4 Best Bodybuilding Supplement
Secrets For After Your Workouts

The following bodybuilding supplement tips will really help you maximize muscle recovery. Also, you’ll naturally see an enhanced mass-building response from increased hormone output.  Add these bodybuilding supplements after your workout and you’ll see dramatic results.

Sugar As A Bodybuilding Supplement

During your mass-building workouts, your muscles are fueled by stored up sugar in muscle tissue called glycogen.  As you train, you deplete the glycogen from your muscles and it needs to be restored, otherwise your body will actually rob from your muscle tissue to recover from your workout. What you need is a rapidly absorbed sugar to stop muscle breakdown before it’s too late

The best bodybuilding supplement sugar to use for recovery is dextrose.  Dextrose is rapidly absorbed by the body and will give you that reaction you need for fast muscle recovery.  You can take in about 50 grams up to about 100 grams, depending upon how intense your workout was.  If you did an all out intense weight training workout you can take up to 100 grams of dextrose.  (I buy mine from

The Best Bodybuilding Protein Supplement

To recover from your workouts, your muscles crave a high dose of protein. The best bodybuilding protein supplement to take is whey protein isolate.  Whey protein isolate is best because it provides rapidly absorbed amino acids for fast muscle growth and it’s the best value.  Now right after your muscle-building workouts, your body is in super-sponge mode so you can actually take in a higher than normal dose of protein.  I recommend you take up to about 25 percent of your daily protein intake immediately after your workouts to make sure that you’re getting maximum absorption.

One Of The Most Proven Bodybuilding Supplements On Earth

For muscle building, you can’t go wrong with adding more creatine monohydrate immediately after your workout.  You should take some creatine monohydrate before your workout, but because sugar acts as a creatine transport, consuming a little more with your shot of dextrose is going to shoot this powerful supplement straight into your muscles where it’s needed. This means more creatine absorption and more muscle.  Take in a five gram dose of regular creatine monohydrate immediately after your workout.

Bodybuilding Super Protein Supplement

The last bodybuilding supplement I would put on the post workout lineup is a dose of branched-chain amino acids (BCAA’s).  BCAA’s are basically broken down protein which makes it ready for instant absorption into the muscles.  Even though We’re already giving your muscles some protein from the why protein isolate, the branched-chain amino acids are so rapidly absorbed that they’re going to help to really jump start the muscle recovery process.  And what I recommend is you take in about five to ten grams of branched-chain amino acids immediately after your workout to jump start the recovery process as fast as possible.

Now if you’re looking for even more advanced techniques for supplementing, my best advice is to actually make your own supplements!  It’s super easy if you know how and you don’t need any special skills or equipment.  For instructions, just go to and you’ll get everything you need.

20 Responses to “The Best Bodybuilding Supplements To Take After Your Workout!”

  1. Graham says:

    Thanks for the advice Jeff- how much creatine monohydrate should I take before training? Also roughly how many grams of whey protein isolate is 25% of daily intake?

    • Sam says:

      take the current amount of your protein intake per day and divide by 4. That is how much 25% of your daily total is. If you don’t know how much to take per day, most people suggest between 1 & 1.5 grams per pound of body weight per day. Then just divide by 4.

  2. Charlie says:

    I have read that sugars stop the production of HGH after intense exercise such as intervals and heavy weight training. I do take high quality protein and BCAA’s before and after working out.

  3. Mike says:

    Hi Jeff.
    On a previous post you recommended creatine gluconate over monohydrate as a pre-workout supplement. Now you’re saying monohydrate post-workout. Been doing a little research into creatine and perhaps, just an opinion I have formed, it would be better the other way around. From what I’ve gleaned from all this reading is that the uptake of glucose before a workout will inhibit fat oxidation. Questions without notice. Do the amounts we’re talking about here have an impact on fat oxidation? Which creatine would you advise to use and when?
    Keep up the info dude. Last few months it’s really got me researching what supplements and methods I use instead of blind faith.

    • Sugar intake before your workout will slow down fat oxidation if it’s too close to your workout. This article is geared toward those whose primary goal is to build muscle, in which case, your objective is first to make sure your muscles have all the support they need to perform optimally.

      If fat burning is your goal, you should make sure you don’t eat anything for about 2.5-3 hours before your workout (unless it’s first thing in the morning when you get up and doing a resistance trained workout).

      As for creatine, plain creatine works fine for most people adn it’s cheap. Creatine gluconate is a more advanced version and I do feel it works better, but may not be necessary for a lot of people. It’s also a great option for those who have tried creatine gluconate and had problems or for those who want to supplement with creatine to get maximum update without having to sugar load (such as if you’re trying to burn fat).

  4. Lavada says:

    Can woman take these supplements? and if how much?

  5. J N says:

    I am in disagreeance with all mentioned here due to the facts:

    1) Dextrose and maltodextrin are the same as grains, starches, flour
    and sugar they will be stored as fat after they assimilate.

    On the other hand fructose from 100% fruit juice will provide an
    insulin spike and fructose 50 grams daily the liver can process
    any amount above 50 grams the liver can not process and will be
    stored as fat.

    Your better off with insulin mimickers.

    By the way there is only 1 carbohydrate which can induce muscle
    gain and is prevalent in human muscle tissue, guess what it is?

    Not fructose, not glucose, not complex carbohydrate (grains and starches),
    not regular refined sugar, not dextorse and not maltodextrin.

    2) Protein is best consumed 2 hours pre workout, why?
    The ingestion process will not assimilate protein until 3 hours
    after consumed which proves you always consume 2 hours pre workout
    the 1 hour after your workout all will be available.

    When you consume immediately after workout will not assimilate
    until 3 hours later, I mix my protein with orgainic heavy whipping
    cream due to the fact the ingestion process will not allow humans
    to assimilate protein without fat let alone fat makes humans thin
    I also add an effervescent supplement to the mix such GH Stak by
    Muscle-Link to enhance assimilation by 4 times which induces 4 times
    more muscle gain.

    3) Creatine Monohydrate only provide gains of water not muscle,
    always make positive the creatine is buffered Kre-Alklayn to
    provide permanent muscle gains without causuing any bloating,
    diarhea etc.

    4) Branched Chain Amino Acids will not allow humans to assimilate
    protein without Essential Amino Acids.

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  6. Kevin says:

    I’ve been following you for years and really do appreciate how consistent and solid the advice is. Thanks, man.

  7. Aaron says:

    What about glutamine.. That would seem WAY more important than creatine monohydrate! Creatine monohydrate is out dated by about 10 years. Have u heard, Tri-Creatine Malate is an ATP precursor and taken half an hour before u train kills any monohydrate. Come on people!

  8. Isaac says:


    You mention Whey isolate and have also mentioned concentrate is fine as well? Regaurdless your #! tip for us penny pinchers is to buy it in bulk. Would you be so kind as to give us a company or two that we might be able to get it in 25 lb. + bulk shipments? I’m REALY working on fine tuneing my diet and am on a VERY VERY fixed income, and can use ALL the help you are willing to share?


  9. 4A says:

    Does the hybrid workout also work for hardgainers

    • It’s not really a “hardgainer” program 4A. It’s specifically designed to create a more muscular physique by accelerating fat burning while building muscle and I’d say it’s better suited to those who are either a mesomorph or endomorph body type.

  10. Stacy says:

    I always take DynaPep before a workout. Best source of energy.

  11. Tanmoy says:


    can i take whey protein after 3 hrs from workout or immediately after workout.


  12. Dania says:

    I work for LifeSource Vitamins, they will sell Grass Fed, Hormone Free Whey Protein in larger bulk size to athletes across the USA.

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