The internet is abuzz with images of Zac Efron’s transformation from High School Musical lightweight to Baywatch super hunk. Managing to pack on quality pounds of muscle in just a few months to play Matt Brody required killer workouts and on point nutrition. In fact, Zac was pretty much able to keep pace with his legendary co-star, the Rock, on both of those fronts.
Zach used the latest scientific research to back up his hard work in and out of the gym. And that lead him to a couple of supplements that were key to his transformation:
- Testosterone boosters
- Nitric Oxide (N.O.)
How Testosterone Helped Zach Get Huge
Zach knew that testosterone, the male growth hormone, was a key to his muscle building efforts. The more testosterone coursing through his veins the more muscle he would be able to build. He was aware that heavy weight training stimulates natural testosterone production. He also also knew that straight after a workout, there is a drop off in the body’s testosterone production. Getting more of this vital muscle building hormone into his body was going to be essential if he was going to achieve his muscle building goal.
Zach turned to a testosterone boosting supplement that was designed to promote the body’s natural secretion of testosterone. The product was also able to increase energy during his workout and aid in post workout recovery.
Testosterone boosting products mimic the effects of illegal steroids such as synthetic testosterone
products and growth hormone, but with none of the side effects. They are built upon the base ingredient of natural herbs, plants and extracts.
A common ingredient in testosterone boosters is tribulus terrestris, which is a plant
extract renowned for its ability to boost testosterone production within the body. Tribulus Terrestris is a flowering plant that grows in many tropical parts of the world. It has been used for thousands of years for many benefits. In the bodybuilding community, it is recognized as a superior testosterone booster.
Testosterone levels in the body is a key limiting factor determining how much
muscle a person can build. Tribulus does not directly raise the body’s testosterone
levels. Instead, it raises the body’s levels of a substance called glutenizing
hormone, or LH. LH is secreted from the pituitary gland and stimulates the body to
produce testosterone. This in turn promotes muscle growth and improves workout
By using a testosterone boosting supplement directly after each workout, Zach was able to ensure that his body was constantly in an anabolic state and primed for maximum muscle growth.
Nitric Oxide for A Super Pump
To achieve the full, hard, defined look that he rocks on the Baywatch set, Zach knew that he had to achieve, and sustain, some wicked pumps while working out. A pump is the sensation when all the blood is rushing to the muscle cell and the veins are engorged.
Nitric Oxide boosters are natural supplements that are designed to boost the body’s natural production of nitric oxide to achieve a super pump while working out. The gas nitric oxide, which is naturally produced in the body, can increase blood flow by making blood vessels wider. This means that the muscle building nutrients can get into the cells much quicker.
Zach took an N.O supplement before every workout to achieve a greater pump during his training and to allow for vital amino acids and other muscle building nutrients to get into his muscle cells faster.
Smart Supplementation Vindicated
By selectively putting together his supplement schedule on the basis of his body’s greatest needs, Zach was able to keep it simple. His supp program consisted of:
- 2 N.O. capsules before every workout
- 2 Testosterone boosting capsules after every workout
By combining these supplements with his brutal training program and high protein nutrition plan, Efron was able to sculpt a body that any guy would be proud to own. It combines quality lean muscle, a v-taper shape and a low percentage of body-fat. Zach’s body is a living testament to what you can achieve when you combine smart training, clean eating and scientific supplementation.