Workout Supplements: 2010 Award Winners
Since I get asked about the most effective supplements all the time I thought it would be cool too feature an article on the 2010 Supplement Awards which were just announced a few days ago.
I’m pretty new-school with my training, I believe in focusing in on a very healthy and plentiful diet rich of lean meats and veggies but I also know that supplements can really help boost all our efforts especially when we’re training at a very high capacity. In the old school world supplements get a hard rap with fear of the unknown and fly by supplement companies that are out to make a quick buck.
Luckily with the power of internet these supplement companies don’t last very long simply because word-of-mouth can spread very quickly and unless quality is served everyone hears about it very quickly.
Regardless, let’s look at some of the best 2010 Supplement Award winners!
Workout Supplements Award: Best Fat Loss
USPLabs OxyElite Pro – I had a feeling this one would win this year simply because the buzz behind this product has been huge. The thing about most fat loss supplements is that they have hundreds and hundreds of grams of caffeine and ephedrine derivatives like synephrine and other harsh stimulants, but that’s what makes OxyElite Pro really stand out. It only has caffeine the equivalent of a cup of coffee, the rest are plant extracts that act as a thermogenic to burn fat and increase energy and support. Pretty impressive. For more info – USPLabs OxyElite Pro
Workout Supplements Award: Best Energy Supplement & Best Pre Workout
Once again, you may have seen me forecast this, especially since I devoted an entire article to USPlabs Jack3d (view my article here – Jack3d Lean Muscle Supplement). I don’t know what else to say about it other than this is the hands down best pre-workout energy supplement you can find on the market that will make anyone lacking motivation into a workout superstar. With creatine, beta alanine and arginine I’d be surprised if you didn’t get a huge pump from your workout after taking this. For more info – USPlabs Jack3d
Workout Supplements Award: Best Recovery
I heard a lot about Scivation Xtend before looking into and deciding it was the right post-workout supplement for me. What makes it so impressive? The BCAA’s (branch chained amino acids) that it supplies your muscles is so impressive that it is like a superhero speedy recovery drink with pretty much no other additives other than Vitamin B6. The watermelon flavour? A huge winner! For more info – Scivation Xtend
Workout Supplements Award: Best New Brand of the Year
With such strong brands in the supplement world you know one has to be stellar in order to make it through the door and Cellucor has done so with flying colours. Their mission as stated throughout their website is to deliver the best results possible while improving the customer’s quality of life and that is a bold statement which is definitely backed up. Cellucor has become popular by their best selling lean muscle kits and extreme muscle growth activator kits. For more info – CellucorProducts
Workout Supplements Award: Best New Supplement of the Year
If you want the best of the best whey protein which is lactose free, cholesterol free and sugar free then Optimum Platinum Hydrowhey is hard to beat. It’s a little more on the pricier side but you get what you pay for and with 30 grams of protein and only 140 calories per serving this ultra pure whey protein was made for the most elite of athletes. Flavours like Turbo Chocolate, Velocity Vanilla and Supercharged Strawberry means simple and clean taste that is great for mixing with your favorite ingredients. Fore more info – Optimum Platinum Hydrowhey
Workout Supplements: Conclusion
There you have it, the best of the best for 2010, and if you guys want to hear some of the rest of the winners please make sure to leave me a comment below and include your feedback so I will make this a multi-part article…
Hi Sam! Love reading your articles, follow you on Facebook to make sure I keep up to date!! I’ve recently kick started my exercise/weight loss routine after a long 1.5 years of doing nothing. Woke up one morning and just had a different perspective on things. Anyway, wanted to get up to date with whats great in the protein shake/muscle recovery area, I’ve purchased some Scivation Xtend and Optimum Gold Standard Whey to get me started (also have some Hydroycut X sitting around that I may use – but I hear the new Lipo 6 Black is better??). Was disappointed that I couldn’t use your recommended fat loss stacks from bodybuilding.com – I’m in Aussie land and I wanted it quickly, wasn’t sure of the time delay in customs. Oh! And lastly! I would be interested to hear your thoughts on heart rate monitor watches and which, if any, are the “best buys”? From my research (aka. google) the Polar FT7 was best option for weight loss!
Thanks again for your articles, I’m going to read up on the Reciepe sections as well!
Awesome thank for your feedback. Lipo6 Black definitely has some good buzz for women and why I put it into the top 10 supplements for women – https://weightlossandtraining.com/workout-supplements-for-women-top10. I will have to do some research on heart rate monitors for you and write up an article on that topic since it’s not something I use for my clients. Definitely a great question though, appreciate it!