For those of you who don’t know, Alex Beattie is a gym owner, personal trainer, and model. He’s featured in one of the UK’s most popular reality TV shows and is the inspiration behind our latest fitness guide — Functional Fitness with Alex Beattie.
In an exclusive sneak peek, Alex reveals the supplements behind his success. Here’s a taste of what to expect…
“I’ve only used 3 main supplements consistently.”
You might be surprised to learn that Alex prefers to keep things super-simple when training, and sticks to three main supplements when he’s in and out of the gym.
With the shape he’s in, you’d think his kitchen cupboard are jam-packed with the very latest pre-workouts, post-workouts, and everything in between. But, that’s simply not the case.
So, what are the three supplements Alex uses?
“Whey protein is a great way to get those extra grams of protein.”
Whey protein shakes are a popular way of getting additional protein into your diet, helping to build and maintain muscle mass — that’s important no whatever your workout goals.
Protein shakes are also incredibly convenient and can provide you with a protein boost whenever needed — whether between meals, before training, or post-workout.
“Creatine is one of my favourite supplements and something I’d recommend to anyone looking to gain strength and size.”
Creatine monohydrate is one of the most popular forms of creatine, which is proven to improve physical performance in high-intensity exercise.
As creatine is mostly found in food, such as meat and fish, supplements provide a quick, easy, and cost-effective alternative — especially for those following a plant-based diet.
“I like to drink BCAAs when I’m training.”
There are nine essential amino acids. Leucine, isoleucine, and valine are three of these nine essential amino acids, and are commonly known as branched-chain amino acids, or BCAAs.
As amino acids are the building blocks of protein, they are great for supporting all fitness goals.
In our increasingly busy lifestyles, there’s less and less time for meal prep. So, supplements can be a super-convenient way of increasing your intake of nutrients that you might be lacking.
Remember to grab your copy of the guide to find out exactly which whey, creatine and BCAA supplements Alex would suggest.
Our articles should be used for informational and educational purposes only and are not intended to be taken as medical advice. If you're concerned, consult a health professional before taking dietary supplements or introducing any major changes to your diet.