Gain Mass with Beta-Alanine & CreatineJul 20, 2016 | by: Team A8
When people talk about gaining weight, it's usually about gaining muscle and not about gaining fat. It’s easy enough to eat bags of Doritos to put on weight, but will that be the weight that you want? Probably not! How are you going to gain lots of muscle mass?
BA+C (Beta-Alanine and Creatine)!
These two amino acids are great on their own but they are even better together, and the reason for this is because they work synergistically to strengthen the effects of each other.
Let's start off with Beta-Alanine. Beta Alanine will help you gain a lot of muscle because of two main reasons:
- Beta Alanine increases anaerobic power
- Beta Alanine decreases muscular fatigue
Increased anaerobic power will help you move more weight faster, so if you are trying to increase your 1rm or are finding your heavy squats are moving too slowly, Beta Alanine will help you be more explosive so you will be able to power through your squats and get your strength up so you can keep moving heavy weight, and keep growing!
The other great thing that Beta Alanine does is it decreases muscular fatigue. This means that if you are doing German Volume training or other high volume training programs, or even endurance training, Beta Alanine will help remove excess hydrogen in your muscles which will cause fatigue. This means that you can keep training or competing, allowing you to grow. To put this simply if you supplement with Beta Alanine you will be able to lift more weight, and also lift more weight longer! If you’re an endurance athlete, you’ll be able to push the boundaries and run, ride, swim, or move faster and longer without fatigue!
Sounds like a pretty awesome supplement, but wait, there’s more! Have you ever heard of Carnosine? This is an amazing anti-aging, muscle building, free-radical removing dipeptide. Beta Alanine actually increases Carnosine levels in the body! Carnosine will also help you gain muscle because it will help maintain muscle PH during training and increase strength and work capacity!
Now if you stack Beta-Alanine with the strength and recovery amino acid, Creatine, you will have increased Anaerobic power coming at you from two different pathways, as well as increased muscle growth from two different key amino acids. This will ensure that you are able to recover your muscles after a lot of heavy lifting and high volume training and still hit it hard the next day. Optimal recovery equals optimal growth!