Questions About Peter's Fitness: Answered

I receive a lot of questions in my Instagram inbox (@WhatsARestDay), so I decided to create a page where I answer them! Any resources or products I talk about are linked and you can always reach out to me on Instagram or Facebook!

"What supplements do you take?"

This is one of the many questions that I get when it comes to my fitness lifestyle. I do not take any type of pro-hormones, but I do take a few supplements that I have seen a noticeable difference in my performance and physique opposed to taking nothing at all. You can find them, below.

Performance-wise, I take a mixture of Cellucor C4, Creatine HCL, and Beta Alanine for my pre-workout supplementation. I find that there is enough caffeine for short-term energy and arginine to aid in the nitric oxide production in C4. With that, I add Creatine HCL to help with size and strength as well as Beta Alanine for endurance (although these 2 are more long-term dosing supplements). I then take MuscleTech Premium Whey Isolate after my workout.

I have found that using some equipment in the gym (like straps, wraps, and belts) definitely do help. You can find everything I use, here. Everything is very affordable.

Pre-Workout

I find that Cellucor C4 has always worked well for me. It has most of the ingredients I look for in a pre-workout and it is relatively inexpensive.

Pre- and Post-Workout

I take 5 Teaspoons both before and after my workout. This comes to about 10 grams per day.

Pre-Workout Mix-In

I have found that most pre-workouts don't contain the amount of Beta Alanine I desire to take in each day. I add 1 Teaspoon to my pre-workout.

Post-Workout

MuscleTech makes a great, clean, affordable protein powder that doesn't contain a lot of fillers and I personally think both vanilla and chocolate taste great (I like the chocolate more, though).

How Do You Get Through Your Cardio?

Whenever I start a routine to trim fat off my body, I usually incorporate LISS (Low-Intensity Steady State) cardio.

I will do about 20-30 minutes of LISS after my lifting session about 4 times each week. But this time can be boring unless... I can listen to something relative and engaging.

I find that music doesn't really help me pass the time because it doesn't take my mind off the fact that I am climbing an endless hill (i.e. the stairstepper...). When I signed up to get 2 Free Audible Books, I came across the following. I like them because I value continuous learning and creative applications of knowledge.

The Compound Effect

Gives a lot of insight into how the little things in life really do add up and to make every little effort to work towards your goal.

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People

These days it's not enough to just do things. You need to do them well and efficiently. This helps develop an understanding of how on needs to behave in order to be successful.

The One Thing

This helped me really narrow my focus on mastering one things at a time. Trying to be the jack of all trades lead me to be a little good at a lot of things, not really good at one thing.

How To Win Friends And Influence People

No matter where we go in life, we will have to deal with people. Understanding how we effect each other and what we can do to have better interactions is vital to not only being successful, but being happy (to me, anyways).
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