Everything bodybuilders need to know about magnesium.

STRAIGHT FACTS WITH JERRY BRAINUM – is an in depth exploration of the more complicated elements behind bodybuilding training, nutrition, and supplements. Hosted by legendary and longtime industry expert, Jerry Brainum, Straight Facts answers user questions so no one is left in the dark.

Magnesium is a very important mineral for everyone and the sad truth is that many of us don’t absorb enough daily. But this is especially true of athletes and anyone undergoing high intensity exercise… of course this includes bodybuilders. And while magnesium is a mineral that we should all keep track up for our overall health, it is extra important for bodybuilders to actually understand how magnesium can not only effect their health but their contest prep. In cutting water weight before a competition – you are also flushing out many of your minerals including magnesium. This can cause a depletion of energy and muscle cramps… which are the last things needed when posing on stage during the highlight of a year’s worth of hard work and progress.

Jerry Brainum goes into detail about everything bodybuilders should know about magnesium. Don’t write this off – it’s the small changes and details that make the difference between a great athlete and a legendary one. Watch the full episode of Straight Facts above!

Greg Patuto
Greg has covered the four major sports for six years and has been featured on sites such as Sports Illustrated, Fox Sports, SB Nation, NJ.com, and FanSided. Now, he is transitioning into the world of bodybuilding and strength sports.