If I have learned anything about working out is that the workout and keeping your diet in check are very important, and it can be enhanced. It is the pre and post workout that helps move your gym experience into new levels. Supplements for weightlifting have been around for years and a lot of them have been way bogus, making false promises to people. However, there are a few staple supplements that are tried and true (at least to me) and should be a part of your daily lives. First up is whey protein. Anyone who is serious about lifting knows that protein is a must. It helps with muscle recovery (because during strenuous lifting protein is depleted), it is beneficial for your immune system, and it also plays as an antioxidant. Next is a multi-vitamin, these are a must as well since we cannot get the vast array of nutrients our body needs to perform at its apex. A multi-vitamin is the best and easiest way to get all those nutrients fast. Lastly for me is a good creatine pre-workout drink. Now there are many other supplements that you can take, but these are my 3 tried and true supplements.

The funny thing about supplements is they are what they are…just supplements. I could take all the protein, multi-vitamins and creatine I want, but if I don’t hit the gym and keep my diet in check, then I will not develop any kind of muscular build. Supplements are useless unless used in conjunction with the “core” elements of lifting and correct diet.

I have recently been convicted about reading so many different kinds of books, such as; leadership, church, worship, etc. as of lately, and it just hit me. “Why don’t I devote more time in God’s word and receive my own revelation into my life instead of trying to find revelation in a book from an author who received his revelation from the Bible.” You get what I am saying? I am saying remove the “middle man” and be diligently seeking what God has for you in His word. Now I am not saying reading other materials are wrong. What I am saying is that when we put reading other books above reading God’s word, then we have a problem. Other books should be supplemented with the Bible, but not be the core of our reading.

Every Scripture is God-breathed (given by His inspiration) and profitable for instruction, for reproof and conviction of sin, for correction of error and discipline in obedience, [and] for training in righteousness (in holy living, in conformity to God’s will in thought, purpose, and action). 2 Timothy 3: 16

But be doers of the Word, and not merely listeners to it, betraying yourselves [into deception by reasoning contrary to the Truth]. James 1: 22


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