It’s one of the most common questions asked by anyone who has been working on their fitness for a prolonged amount of time and wanting to see more dramatic changes: which is the best protein supplement for me. Because its all about them gains bro!
It’s almost ironic the way that we can hit the gym and lift the weights, lose some body fat then actually find it hard to gain muscle afterwards.
So to move things along a little quicker, we asked the experts their advice on what supplements they use and why.
Lachlan Rowston, The Lockeroom
The Lockeroom remains a legend in the fitness community – it’s all black interior, boutique experience that offers everything from laundry service to medical experts to maximise your health makes it among the best gym experiences in Australia.
“I go with True Protein WPI 90,” says The Lockeroom co-founder Lachlan Rowston. “These products are manufactured in Aus and as a result have far less contaminants than protein powders from the big global companies. A lot of people experience bloating and gas when consuming most powders, true is the only brand we’ve used from 50+ which digests easily for most people. I don’t recommend anything else, when you’re on a winner no need to change.”
Matt Hunt, UN1T
With locations all over the globe – including London, UAE, Malta and Munich – UN1T is a world class operation that focuses on functional fitness with the core elements of strength, endurance and mobility.
“Choosing your protein supplement should be just that, a ‘supplement’,” says Hunt. “Nothing beats a well rounded balanced diet of real whole foods. But if you do need a protein supplement I would recommend a Whey Protein Isolate. WPI undergoes a more rigorous filtration process than a normal whey concentrate. This process removes the carb, fat, and lactose content from whey isolate. If you are on a low-fat or low-carb diet or are lactose intolerant, choose whey protein isolate instead of whey concentrate, plus it has a higher percentage of protein per serve. White Wolf is one of the best Vegan options available. Australian owned and has a good flavour compared to other plant based proteins. Uses high quality, natural ingredients.”
Jeremy Tunkunas, BFT Studios
Originating in Melbourne and now with studios all over the world, BFT is a group training model that builds off the methods used by AFL players. In the one week you can hit all your aerobic and anaerobic systems plus both fast- and slow-twitch muscle fibres. No two weeks are identical.
“I’ve been using Emerald Labs Mass Gainer for the last 3three months and can say it is one of the best, plus best value, shakes I’ve had in a while,” says Tunkunas. “All the flavours i’ve tried (chocolate and salted caramel) taste great and helps me hit my macro targets with its high and highly quality carb and protein content (35g+P, 104gC).
“It also saves me on other supplements as it has 1.5g of creatine per serve as well as digestives and anti- inflammatory ingredients bromelain, papain and amylase. You can feel the added ingredients working their magic for a nice and full pump post sessions.”