If you are determined to reach your strength and muscle building goals, there is a very good chance you have considered or are considering taking a weight gainer. What is a weight or mass gainer? A mass gainer is a sports nutrition supplement that offers a huge dose of calories in the form of carbs, protein, and fats. Generally, it comprises protein and carbs in a ratio of 3:1 or 2:1, implying every serving of mass gainer offers on average 30 grams of protein and 60 grams of carbs. As in all aspects of your fitness journey, research and self education is key to reaching your goals efficiently. Before you make your choice, there are a few important things to think about so you will not only benefit most from the weight gainer you choose to take, but that you also see carryover benefits into your training sessions.
We have done the research for you and here are a few of the important things to consider in choosing the correct mass gainer:
1. Meet Huge Calorie Requirements
The first benefit of a weight gainer is they make meeting calorie requirements much easier. If you are a 'hard keeper', you are someone who feels as though they have to fuel non-stop in order to put on any muscle mass.
Meeting high calorie requirements of various fitness programs can be incredibly trying, but a weight gainer can make this easier. There are weight gainers available that pack in over a thousand calories per shake you can quickly see how much more effectively you could reach your 4000+ calorie needs per day.
2. Meet Your Creatine Needs
One great reason to consider adding a weight gainer to your supplement program is it will 'kill a few birds with one stone'. Not only will you no longer need a straight protein powder, but many weight gainers come complete with creatine as well, eliminating the need to buy this product separately.
Creatine is the perfect addition to most weight gainers because in order for creatine to work as effectively as possible, it is vital to take in a higher amount of quick acting carbs, which is what many weight gainers are made out of.
If you notice some initial water weight gain when first starting a weight gainer, keep in mind this is from the high influx of carbohydrates (which carry extra water molecules into the body) as well as the creatine. Give it a week or two and you should see this water retention leave the body.
3. Differing Calorie Levels
One only requires so many calories to build muscle effectively, weight gainers come in a variety of different calorie levels, be sure to match an appropriate one to your needs.
There is a big difference between a four hundred calorie weight gainer and a nine hundred calorie weight gainer when taken on a daily basis over the course of a week. If you overshoot the calorie intake of the weight gainer you may find that you do start putting on fat mass, which is something most wish to limit.
Most find they do well with a four hundred to six hundred calorie variety, and then those who really struggle to build mass can venture into the higher calorie formulas. Always err on the conservative side when first start out with a weight gainer as well so that you can be sure it reacts positively with your system.
Those who are susceptible to indigestion or taking in larger volumes of calories at once may struggle with the higher calorie powders so work your way up to the larger calorie levels. Body Fuse EnorMass has added Digesti-Fuse Enzyme Matrix, added digestive enzymes to aid in digestion and increase bioavailability.
4. Post-Workout And Daily Varieties Available
Another aspect of weight gainers is you can find products that are formulated for using closer to your workout and others that are designed to be taken either as meal replacements or as an addition to the meals you are already eating to boost calorie levels.
If you are hoping to use the weight gainer immediately before or after the workout period, look for one that contains as little fat as possible and that has a higher carbohydrate content. This is the prime time to feed your muscles fast acting carbohydrates so they can drive the insulin cycle and get the amino acids into the muscle cells quickly. Don't worry about taking in more calories during this time of the day because at this point your body will make best use of them. If you are going to add a higher calorie weight gainer shake, this is the time to do it, provided you are keeping fat intake lower.
Body Fuse EnorMass Weight Gainer is the perfect example of this containing 500 calories, 68 grams of carbohydrates, 37 grams of protein, and only 7 grams of fat. Taking this after a workout is a sure-fire strategy to get some serious growth happening.
5. Specially Formulated Fats Help You Stay Leaner
A huge benefit to using a weight gainer is many come with a particular type of dietary fat that helps to keep you leaner while you go about the muscle-building process. Dietary fat is perhaps the greatest variable macronutrient in terms of what the implications are of the type you take in on the body, therefore it's critical that you're being sure to take in the correct from as often as possible.
You should always keep your eye out for a weight gainer that contains medium chain triglycerides.
6. Recover Faster With L-Glutamine
Finally, the last reason to consider when adding a weight gainer to your supplement mix is the enhanced recovery rates. Being able to recover from workout to workout is just as important, if not more important, than what you are doing in the gym. If you are not taking in the optimal amount of calories, you are sacrificing recovery rates.
Further, like creatine, most weight gainers do double-duty and also pack in some l-glutamine, which is a particular amino acid that really plays a large role in a speedy recovery.
L-Glutamine will also work to support a healthy immune system, decreasing the risk that you have to miss out on your training sessions because of illness.
When used properly weight gainers can give you the 'edge' you need to take your muscle building to a whole new level. Body Fuse EnorMass has been specifically designed to add in mass and muscle building while being easy to digest and improving recovery times.