"Wheying" in the New Year

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by Jake Ryle

ANCHORAGE, Alaska--Americans are creatures of habit. And for many Americans, that habit of creating a New Years Resolution only to see it suffer a month or two down the road--is a cruel reality.

While making the trip to the gym can seem like a daunting task--there are opportunities out there to ensure you're making the most out of your workout.

Owner and Manager of Max Muscle Sports Nutrition in Anchorage, Froilan Brandt, says working out can be an enjoyable experience.

"So many people come in with an idea of what they want," Brandt added, "When in reality they sometimes just don't understand what they need."

Brandt believes beginners should start out with three simple products to ensure success not only short-term, but over the long-term.

  1. A form of protein. Plenty of foods have an excellent source of protein, but protein supplements are more easily digested, and are also more concentrated. One of the most popular forms of protein at supplement shops is Whey Protein, which typically can cost anywhere from $20-50, depending on size.
  2. Vitamins. Most supplement and supplement stores offer multi-vitamins which can handle a wider ranger of health issues. Brandt suggests asking your doctor or a health specialist on which vitamins would be best for you.
  3. Thyrogenics. Available in pill form or powder. Think of this as a supplement to take pre-workout to ensure stability for your entire workout.

Your Alaska Link viewers had their opinions voiced, too.

Dustin Cole (Twitter: @Dustin_M_Cole) and Cody Murphy (@CodyMurphy126) say they prefer NO Xplode--a Nitrous Oxide booster, during their workout.

Clay Seal and Mitch White posted on Facebook they prefer chocolate milk due to its beneficial ingredients.