Fitness 360: Brandan Fokken, Supplement Program

<div id="DPG" webReader="37.6615384615"><p>We all know that supplements can't do the work for us, but they can certainly help. Brandan uses supplements to fill gaps in his nutrition and get that extra edge in the gym. Learn more about his supplement philosophy!</p><p>Brandan believes that supplements are meant to fill in dietary gaps. "About 80 percent of people out there aren't getting what they need out of their food. They're not eating the right food, aren't getting as much as they should, or aren't varying their diet enough," he says.</p><p>"Throughout the years, I've experimented with various supplements and have found what works for me. I take a lot of <a href="http://www.bodybuilding.com/store/vit.htm">vitamins</a> and <a href="http://www.bodybuilding.com/store/min.htm">minerals</a>. I have my favorites like <a href="http://www.bodybuilding.com/store/mag.html">magnesium</a> and <a href="http://www.bodybuilding.com/store/vitd.html">vitamin D</a>." They may not be fancy or exciting products, but Brandan thinks they're a great addition to his regimen.</p><p>Before he works out, Brandan takes <a href="http://www.bodybuilding.com/store/no2.html">N.O. products</a> to get a good pump and increase vascularity. "I also take <a href="http://www.bodybuilding.com/store/bcaa.html">BCAAs</a> toward the end of the workout so I can finish well."*</p><p>"I try not to take <a href="http://www.bodybuilding.com/store/goalpreworkout.htm">pre-workouts</a> all the time because they can get your heart rate up so much, so I stop taking those periodically. I'll train for a couple of weeks without a caffeinated product," Brandan says.</p><p>Overall, Brandan believes supplements can do a lot for an athlete. "I think that supplementation will fill in any gaps in your diet and will give you confidence in the gym. With the right supplements, you can get a better workout, feel stronger, have more energy, and recover better."*</p><p>* These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.</p><h3 class="article-title">Brandan's Supp Stack</h3><div id="meal-plan-table"><ul class="defined"><li class="rowBgColor"><span class="mpt-images c11"><img src="images/2013/bbcom-multicore_50.jpg" alt="Bodybuilding.com Multi-core" width="50" height="50"/></span> <span class="mpt-content content"><strong><a href="http://www.bodybuilding.com/store/bodybuilding-platinum-series/multicore.html">Bodybuilding.com Multi-core</a></strong></span>

</li>
<li class="rowBorderColor"><span class="mpt-images c11"><img src="images/2011/pills-2_50.jpg" alt="B Complex" width="50" height="50"/></span> <span class="mpt-content content"><strong><a href="http://www.bodybuilding.com/store/vitb.html">B Complex</a></strong></span>

</li>
<li class="rowBgColor"><span class="mpt-images c11"><img src="http://www.bodybuilding.com/fun/images/2011/pills_50.jpg" alt="Vitamin C" width="50" height="50"/></span> <span class="mpt-content content"><strong><a href="http://www.bodybuilding.com/store/vitc.html">Vitamin C</a></strong></span>

</li>
<li class="rowBorderColor"><span class="mpt-images c11"><img src="images/2011/pills-2_50.jpg" alt="Adrenal Support" width="50" height="50"/></span> <span class="mpt-content content"><strong><a href="http://www.bodybuilding.com/store/adrenal-support.html">Adrenal Support</a></strong></span>

</li>
<li class="rowBgColor"><span class="mpt-images c11"><img src="images/2011/pills-2_50.jpg" alt="Liver Support" width="50" height="50"/></span> <span class="mpt-content content"><strong><a href="http://www.bodybuilding.com/store/liv.htm">Liver Support</a></strong></span>

</li>
<li class="rowBorderColor"><span class="mpt-images c11"><img src="images/2011/pills-2_50.jpg" alt="Vitamin D3" width="50" height="50"/></span> <span class="mpt-content content"><strong><a href="http://www.bodybuilding.com/store/vitd.html">Vitamin D3</a></strong></span>

</li>
<li class="rowBgColor"><span class="mpt-images c11"><img src="images/2011/glutamine_50.jpg" alt="ALA" width="50" height="50"/></span> <span class="mpt-content content"><strong><a href="http://www.bodybuilding.com/store/ala.html">ALA</a></strong></span></li>
<li class="rowBorderColor"><span class="mpt-images c11"><img src="images/2011/glutamine_50.jpg" alt="L-Carnitine" width="50" height="50"/></span> <span class="mpt-content content"><strong><a href="http://www.bodybuilding.com/store/lcarn.html">L-Carnitine</a></strong></span></li>
<li class="rowBgColor"><span class="mpt-images c11"><img src="images/2011/pills-2_50.jpg" alt="Omega-3" width="50" height="50"/></span> <span class="mpt-content content"><strong><a href="http://www.bodybuilding.com/store/omega3.html">Omega-3</a></strong></span></li>
<li class="rowBorderColor"><span class="mpt-images c11"><img src="images/2011/glutamine_50.jpg" alt="Magnesium" width="50" height="50"/></span> <span class="mpt-content content"><strong><a href="http://www.bodybuilding.com/store/mag.html">Magnesium</a></strong></span></li>
<li class="rowBgColor"><span class="mpt-images"><img src="images/2014/beast-2shredded_50.jpg" alt="2Shredded" width="50" height="50"/><img src="images/2014/beast-amphetalean_50.jpg" alt="Amphetalean" width="50" height="50"/></span> <span class="mpt-content content c12"><strong><a href="http://www.bodybuilding.com/store/beast-sports-nutrition/2-shredded.html">Beast Sports 2Shredded</a> or <a href="http://www.bodybuilding.com/store/beast/amphetalean.html">Beast Sports Amphetalean</a></strong></span>
<p><span class="mpt-content content c12">(When dieting)</span></p>
</li>
</ul></div><div id="meal-plan-table"><ul class="defined"><li class="rowBorderColor"><span class="mpt-images c11"><img src="images/2014/beast-sports-beast-mode.jpg" alt="Beast Mode" width="50" height="50"/></span> <span class="mpt-content content"><strong><a href="http://www.bodybuilding.com/store/beast/beast-mode.html">Beast Sports Beast Mode</a></strong></span>

</li>
<li class="rowBgColor"><span class="mpt-images c11"><img src="images/2014/beast-creature_50.jpg" alt="Beast Sports Creature" width="50" height="50"/></span> <span class="mpt-content content"><strong><a href="http://www.bodybuilding.com/store/beast/creature-powder.html">Beast Sports Creature</a></strong></span></li>
<li class="rowBorderColor"><span class="mpt-images c11"><img src="images/2011/glutamine_50.jpg" alt="L-Carnitine" width="50" height="50"/></span> <span class="mpt-content content"><strong><a href="http://www.bodybuilding.com/store/lcarn.html">L-Carnitine</a></strong></span></li>
</ul></div><div id="meal-plan-table"><ul class="defined"><li class="rowBgColor"><span class="mpt-images c11"><img src="images/2014/beast-aminolytes.jpg" alt="aminolytes" width="50" height="50"/></span> <span class="mpt-content content"><strong><a href="http://www.bodybuilding.com/store/beast/aminolytes.html">Beast Sports Aminolytes</a></strong></span>

</li>
</ul></div><div id="meal-plan-table"><ul class="defined"><li class="rowBorderColor"><span class="mpt-images c11"><img src="images/2011/glutamine_50.jpg" alt="Glutamine" width="50" height="50"/></span> <span class="mpt-content content"><strong><a href="http://www.bodybuilding.com/store/glutamine.html">Glutamine</a></strong></span>
<p><span class="mpt-content content">5g</span></p>
</li>
<li class="rowBgColor"><span class="mpt-images c11"><img src="images/2014/beast-100-whey_50.jpg" alt="Beast Sports Beast Whey" width="50" height="50"/></span> <span class="mpt-content content"><strong><a href="http://www.bodybuilding.com/store/beast/100-beast-whey.html">Beast Sports Beast Whey</a></strong></span></li>
<li class="rowBorderColor"><span class="mpt-images c11"><img src="images/2014/beast-aminolytes.jpg" alt="aminolytes" width="50" height="50"/></span> <span class="mpt-content content"><strong><a href="http://www.bodybuilding.com/store/beast/aminolytes.html">Beast Sports Aminolytes</a></strong></span>

</li>
</ul></div><div id="meal-plan-table"><ul class="defined"><li class="rowBgColor"><span class="mpt-images c11"><img src="images/2011/glutamine_50.jpg" alt="ALA" width="50" height="50"/></span> <span class="mpt-content content"><strong><a href="http://www.bodybuilding.com/store/ala.html">ALA</a></strong></span></li>
<li class="rowBorderColor"><span class="mpt-images"><img src="images/2014/beast-2shredded_50.jpg" alt="2Shredded" width="50" height="50"/><img src="images/2014/beast-amphetalean_50.jpg" alt="Amphetalean" width="50" height="50"/></span> <span class="mpt-content content c12"><strong><a href="http://www.bodybuilding.com/store/beast-sports-nutrition/2-shredded.html">Beast Sports 2Shredded</a> or <a href="http://www.bodybuilding.com/store/beast/amphetalean.html">Beast Sports Amphetalean</a></strong></span>
<p><span class="mpt-content content c12">(When dieting)</span></p>
</li>
</ul></div><div id="meal-plan-table"><ul class="defined"><li class="rowBgColor"><span class="mpt-images c11"><img src="images/2011/pills-2_50.jpg" alt="Omega-3" width="50" height="50"/></span> <span class="mpt-content content"><strong><a href="http://www.bodybuilding.com/store/omega3.html">Omega-3</a></strong></span></li>
<li class="rowBorderColor"><span class="mpt-images c11"><img src="images/2011/pills-2_50.jpg" alt="Liver Support" width="50" height="50"/></span> <span class="mpt-content content"><strong><a href="http://www.bodybuilding.com/store/liv.htm">Liver Support</a></strong></span>

</li>
<li class="rowBgColor"><span class="mpt-images c11"><img src="images/2014/beast-100-whey_50.jpg" alt="Beast Sports Beast Whey" width="50" height="50"/></span> <span class="mpt-content content"><strong><a href="http://www.bodybuilding.com/store/beast/100-beast-whey.html">Beast Sports Beast Whey</a></strong></span></li>
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We all know that supplements can’t do the work for us, but they can certainly help. Brandan uses supplements to fill gaps in his nutrition and get that extra edge in the gym. Learn more about his supplement philosophy!

Brandan believes that supplements are meant to fill in dietary gaps. “About 80 percent of people out there aren’t getting what they need out of their food. They’re not eating the right food, aren’t getting as much as they should, or aren’t varying their diet enough,” he says.

“Throughout the years, I’ve experimented with various supplements and have found what works for me. I take a lot of vitamins and minerals. I have my favorites like magnesium and vitamin D.” They may not be fancy or exciting products, but Brandan thinks they’re a great addition to his regimen.

Before he works out, Brandan takes N.O. products to get a good pump and increase vascularity. “I also take BCAAs toward the end of the workout so I can finish well.”*

“I try not to take pre-workouts all the time because they can get your heart rate up so much, so I stop taking those periodically. I’ll train for a couple of weeks without a caffeinated product,” Brandan says.

Overall, Brandan believes supplements can do a lot for an athlete. “I think that supplementation will fill in any gaps in your diet and will give you confidence in the gym. With the right supplements, you can get a better workout, feel stronger, have more energy, and recover better.”*

* These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

Brandan’s Supp Stack


About The Author

Cassie Smith is a writer/editor for Bodybuilding.com and former professor & college athlete. Find out more about her right here.

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