Get Big Supplements for the Offseason
It’s time to bulk up and build some serious lean muscle with these off-season supplements! The goal during the offseason isn’t to break out the fat pants. The days of the all-out fat bulk are long gone. Your goal this offseason is to build as much muscle and strength as possible, while at the same time, keeping your physique in check by not letting your weekly calorie intake get out of control.
Here are 5 supplements you need during the offseason to help you achieve this goal:
NITRO-TECH is our best-selling protein of all time for a reason. It flat out puts on muscle. Published research shows that subjects using the core formula in NITRO-TECH gained 8.8 lbs. of lean muscle in six weeks compared to subjects who used regular whey protein, who only gained 5.1 lbs. That’s a huge difference. Yes whey protein is good, but we’ve been saying this for years – NITRO-TECH is better. Hands down. With 30 grams of protein, primarily from whey protein isolate, ultra-filtered whey protein concentrate and hydrolyzed whey protein isolate, it still has only 2 grams of carbs and 1.5 grams of fat. In addition, NITRO-TECH also features a research-proven 3g dose of creatine which combined with whey protein will help to build more strength than regular whey protein. For more muscle and more strength, NITRO-TECH should be the cornerstone of your offseason supplement plan.
Not far behind NITRO-TECH is CELL-TECH. In recent times CELL-TECH has almost become synonymous with freaky muscle growth. Delivering 7g of HPLC-certified creatine monohydrate and 3g of creatine HCl, CELL-TECH will help you improve between-set muscle recovery and performance while building more lean muscle. The benefits don’t end there though. CELL-TECH also supplies L-leucine, L-valine, and L-isoleucine in a 2:1:1 ratio as well as taurine and alanine. These free-form amino acids are some of the most abundant amino acids in muscle and aid in cell volumization. A volumized muscle fiber is a stronger muscle fiber and stronger muscle fibers are crucial for making gains in both strength and size.
Lastly, CELL-TECH contains important creatine transport nutrients, including an insulin-spiking carb blend that shuttles creatine into the muscle cell while aiding in post-workout recovery; combined 200mg of ALA, a powerful antioxidant and nutrient transport agent. Combining creatine and carbs is a well-established supplement protocol and in one study, subjects who consumed the amount of creatine and carbohydrates supplied during the CELL-TECH loading stage gained, on average, 3.4 lbs. of muscle in 7 days.
3. PRO CLINICAL MUSCLE STACK SX-7™
This incredible stack is the new holy grail of supplementation. It’s only been on the market for a short time, but reviewers are already raving about the incredible gains they’re making while using it.
PRO CLINICAL MUSCLE STACK SX-7 is powered by two unique supplements: CLEAR MUSCLE SX-7 and PEAK SX-7. On their own these two supplements are impressive musclebuilders, with CLEAR MUSCLE SX-7 owning the undisputed “best musclebuilder” crown, while PEAK SX-7 has been called the “best pre-workout pill”; however when they’re combined is when they blow the doors off what you used to think you could expect from supplements.
In the old days, you might see a pound of muscle every few weeks from a new supplement – if you’re lucky. But when researchers at The University of Tampa gave this powerful stack to hard-training test subjects as part of a gold-standard clinical study, they gained 18.7 lbs. of pure, lean muscle in just 12 weeks. Let that sink for a minute and ask yourself, when was the last time you gained almost 19 lbs. of muscle in any amount of time? Most lifters take years to put that kind of size on! What was even more shocking, is these test subjects also added almost 212 lbs. to their best bench/deadlift/squat total. Keep in mind that these are hard-training subjects. If your idea of training hard is taking a few leg extensions and then posting some selfies to Instagram, you’re not going to see results like this – so ensure your workout program this offseason is up to par.
Only MuscleTech® is able to make and sell this powerful stack – but in all honesty, if we didn’t make it, we’d still recommend that you to take it. That’s how awesome it is. Not using this stack during your next bulking cycle is doing your muscles a disservice.
4. PLATINUM 100% CASEIN
Casein used to get a bad rap when compared to whey protein, but smart bodybuilders have been eating cottage cheese before bed for years. This is because they knew that the casein in cottage cheese broke down at a slower rate. Later research confirmed that casein inhibits whole-body protein breakdown and long-term positive net leucine balance over 7 hours better than whey – validating the need for casein protein supplements.
Modern manufacturing and research has made cottage cheese before bed a thing of the past. Platinum 100% Casein uses only ultra-pure, cold-processed microfiltered casein micelles, and is formulated with a filtration process that uses precision technology to remove lactose, ash and fat. This source of slow-digesting protein contains several different bioactive fractions that are retained through the microfiltration process. Coming in at 24g of protein per scoop, you can ensure your body decreases protein (and muscle) breakdown while you sleep and recover. There’s the research to support this too, with subjects consuming micellar casein as found in a max dose of Platinum 100% Casein decreasing total body protein breakdown by 34% after a 7-hour period.With Platinum 100% Casein you’ll sleep soundly during the offseason, knowing that your body has the best nutrition to rebuild and repair overnight.
5. NANO VAPOR®
NANO VAPOR has earned its reputation in the industry. For one thing, it’s never relied on now unavailable and controversial stimulants combined with a slew of underdosed ingredients like other flash-in-the-pan pre-workouts that come and go every few weeks. The power of NANO VAPOR lies in the combination of tried and true ingredients delivered in clinical doses, with more than enough innovative ingredients to get the job done. NANO VAPOR is like a reliable training partner that shows up, shuts up, and goes to work.
Start with 8 grams of L-citrulline malate for first dose strength gains, combined with 200mg of Quercetin for full-on nitric oxide production and vasoconstricting factor reduction. That’ll put stretch in those sleeves.
If you’re ready for enhanced focus and intensity, NANO VAPOR has you covered with a dose of 390mg of caffeine and 150mg of L-theanine.
Then there’s the beta alanine – 3.2g of pure CarnoSyn® beta-alanine. Not just 3 grams or some unknown amount like you’ll find in some other pre-workouts, the full 3.2g dose that has been clinically shown to enhance the muscle- and strength-building process.
And it doesn’t end there. NANO VAPOR also packs a clinical 2.5g dose of Betaine (a clinical dose for improved muscular endurance) and a whopping 5g of creatine per serving. Many pre-workout formulas now exclude creatine as a cost-cutting measure, however taking creatine can help you maximize your muscle-building results.
The secret to NANO VAPOR is the doses of its key ingredients. While other pre-workouts may have some or all of these same ingredients, only NANO VAPOR has them in doses that correlate to published, human clinical studies. Pixie dusting ingredients doesn’t translate into gains. Trust NANO VAPOR to be there when it’s time to take your training, and your physique to new levels.