Four Tips for Geting the Most from your Bodybuilding Supplements

Knocking back a few protein bars or creatine pills is not going to get you the muscles or bulk you want. Bodybuilding takes time, commitment, and some basic skills. Combining the right foods, exercise, and supplements can help you get the most out of your efforts. Here are four tips to help you bulk up with increased efficiency.

Pay Attention to Your Food

Creating a diet that is rich in protein, complex carbs, fruits and vegetable is a great way to boost energy and help stimulate muscle growth. Some items to consider include fish, skinless chicken, eggs, turkey, oatmeal, sweet potatoes, rice, leafy greens, asparagus, cucumbers, tomatoes and zucchini. An added side benefit to healthier eating is that you will be including a number of items known to fight cancer and other disease processes.

Timing Matters

Different supplements are most effective at different times during your day. Make sure you read and understand instructions on the supplement packaging. Some items are meant for morning consumption while others are used to boost energy before a strenuous workout. By using supplements at the best possible time, you increase their interaction with your body and impact results.

Rest is Important

An important point about any regimen to build muscles is that nothing happens while you are at work. Muscles grow during rest periods, so it is essential that you alternate rest with workouts. You should also shoot for eight hours of sleep each night to maximize results.

Watch Your Cardio Time

Although you should never remove cardio from a workout routine completely, you do need to understand how it impacts your muscle growth. Cardio uses calories, and calories are necessary for building muscles. Make sure you take in enough calories to account for your heart-healthy workout so that extra is left for building muscle mass.

As you can see, bulking up is about more than bodybuilding or USN. It requires dedication, timing, and an understanding of nutrition. Once you have ordered the best supplements for your needs, you might want to talk to a trainer at the gym about designing the right workout routine to maximize results.

Give a Gift of Custom Jewelry

If you are like me, you have very particular tastes when it comes to jewelry. My husband and I met when we were both older and I told him that if he asked me to marry him (which I knew he would!!) that I wanted to pick out my engagement and wedding rings. I didn’t want a big rock, it’s not my style, and rings with large stones get caught in shirt and coat sleeves, a hassle.  Luckily, he followed my wishes and I got the perfect ring.

I do have one friend I can choose jewelry for. Unbelievably we have the same taste in jewelry. I know what she likes organic and natural styles. She particularly likes natural products like shells and stones and sea glass.  Luckily I am a sea glass jewelry creator.

This friend was the first person I made  custom jewelry for. It was two pair of small sand dollars that I hardened . I then let her choose her type of metal and the beading that she wanted. She was very happy with the outcome. I also made her a custom sea glass pendant and earring set.

I love working with a person to create their perfect jewelry piece.  I have a wide variety of wire and beads, necklaces and cording. I can make custom jewelry out of gold and silver toned jewelry findings or sterling silver. If you are interested in seeing beautiful you can visit my facebook page at or check out my etsy jewelry shop under the same name. I hope you find a piece that appeals to you.