Your supplements plan to go along with the WLC System should consist of the supplements you will be taking over the course of a workout program.
A weight lifting workout program for WLC lasts as long as you are making good progress in the gym.
This is usually 8 to 15 weeks depending on your recovery levels. Be prepared to have an 8 to 15 week supply of your supplements.
If you do not plan on taking any supplements, then you don't have to go thru this section of your weight lifting schedule and planning. You can do very well without any weightlifting supplements at all, so it's your choice.
I use supplements mainly for convenience, but some of them do have their benefits. If you're not sure, try a weight lifting workout program without any supplements and use this as your baseline.
Later on, you can add supplements at any time and see if they help you get any better results.
Take Supplements According to Your Goals
You should focus your supplements plan towards the goals you have in mind for your workout program.
You should have already set your goal for your upcoming workout program:
Muscle Building or Fat Loss?
Make sure the supplements you choose fit your goal.
For example, there is no reason at all to take one of those so-called fat burning supplements if you are trying to build muscle. Don't sabotage your gains by using a supplement that burns calories.
I don't trust in fat burners anyway, so don't waste your money on them in the first place.
Do not expect magical things to happen from any weightlifting supplement.
For example, the goals I have for my supplements plan are to provide convenience, allow me to meet my daily protein requirements, increase vitamin and mineral intake, increase good fat intake, increase antioxidant intake, and more.
Do you see the difference?
I don't set a goal for ANY supplement to build me 10 pounds of muscle. It's not going to happen. Do you know what builds you 10 pounds of muscle?
Progressive weight lifting, lots of good food, sufficient rest, and time.
An Example Supplements Plan to Use with the WLC System
Design your supplements plan to meet realistic goals. To better help you understand what a supplement plan looks like, I've provided an example below:
- Vitamins and Minerals
Included in whey protein as an additive to a custom mix. Taken with each and every scoop of whey protein. Taken 6 times per day. Provide all the needed vitamins and minerals for building muscle.
- Whey Protein
Used for convenience in the morning and at work. A fast source of protein that helps raise the daily protein intake. Provides a quick meal that can be combined with good carb sources and/or fat sources.
At least 6 scoops of whey protein per day. Take post workout for fast acting protein and faster recovery from workouts.
- Green Tea
Provides increased antioxidant intake that prevents illness. Drink throughout the day in water bottle. Increased fat burning effects. Main purpose is to prevent sickness.
- Fatty Acid Oils
Used at least 3 times per day in protein shakes for convenience and good sources of fat. Provides an easy way to add calories to WLC diet. Healthy sources of fat.
Include Fish Oil, Udo's Choice Oil, Olive Oil, MCT Oil, and Cocunut Oil.
Continue Your Supplements Plan as Needed
You can continue with as many supplements as needed.
If you really want to test the effectiveness of a supplement, you should only add one at a time to each workout program.
Test it for the duration of the cycle and you'll know what it does for you.
Never add too many supplements as once as you won't know which one is doing what. You need to evaluate them effectively so you don't waste money in the future on a supplement that isn't doing anything for you.
Make sure you have enough of the supplement on hand to last you for the entire cycle. A few easy calculations should help you with that.
You'll want to include all weightlifting supplement intake in your daily schedule plan and use that schedule until you get accustomed to taking your supplements.
Plan when you are going to take them and how much you are going to take. If you don't plan this, you will most likely forget to take your supplements.
Your supplements plan should be printed and left in your kitchen, lunch bag, etc.