Every day my protein intake is 1.5gm per lb of lean body weight and in season, I take 380 gms per day. Then there is BCAA mTOR - the Branched-Chain amino acids which I take before and after training. These are fantastic at reducing muscle breakdown and ensuring instant muscle recovery. They increase lean muscle mass and help me improve on performance levels. I also take the Glutamine in powder form during training which really helps with rapid muscle recovery. Aparticular favourite are the 19 Anabol Testo capsules – maximum strength testosterone inducers which provide that extra driver to increase my muscle mass and strength. They also enable increased protein synthesis and fat loss. The importance of supplements in bodybuilding cannot be underestimated. They are essential for building muscle mass, reducing body fat, improving performance and providing the right nutrients for the repairing process between training sessions. But above all, sticking to the right diet has to be the most important consideration for a successful bodybuilder.

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I have a lot to thank USN for. I have been using USN’s supplement range since 2004 and they have been sponsoring me since the beginning of this year. Joining USN has given me a fantastic opportunity not only to use what I consider to be the best supplements on the market, but to work with a highly motivated team of people that have such a refreshing outlook on bodybuilding, sport and nutrition in general.

One of my favourite USN supplements is the Pure Protein IGF-1 – nothing else touches this low carb engineered protein shake which helps to build extra lean muscle and is an essential for muscle repair and growth. It tastes great too – particularly the chocolate one. And if you want a real treat, mix chopped nuts with the pistachio flavour shake and put it in the freezer - it comes out tasting like ice-cream! I also use the Whey Protein immediately after training. It’s the quickest absorbent and drives protein straight into the body and into the muscular cells.

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