Training for Marine Corps Officer Candidate School is a lot different than training as a bodybuilder or even for certain sports. You need a unique set of strengths at Marine OCS and training is vitally important for your success while at Quantico, Virginia. That’s exactly why we’ve listed a few important supplements to think about utilizing during your training prior to OCS. No, you won’t be able to bring these supplements to training, but they are useful for maximizing your workouts prior to attending training and getting the most out of every repetition. Let’s get started:
100% Whey Protein: Whey protein is a key supplement to building lean muscle. And when speaking in terms of protein, 100% Gold Standard Whey is often the best because it gives you 24 grams of protein per serving, without all the fat, sugars and artificial crap that comes in some other protein supplements. It’s a great supplement to take immediately after hitting the gym or after a tough CrossFit workout as whey protein helps to replenish muscles and promote muscle growth. It’s also relatively cheap, around $25 for 2 lbs of protein powder, or around $50 for 5lbs.
Men’s Multi-Vitamin: Remember taking your Flintstones multi-vitamin as a kid? Well, you should still be taking your mult-vitamins as a grown man too, except now you should be taking a ‘grown man multi-vitamin’! The Optimum Opti-Men multi-vitamin is a great tool in your supplement archive because it provides you with over 70 useful vitamins and minerals to help you function at peak performance. Best of all, you don’t have to swallow dozens of pills, simply take one with breakfast, lunch and dinner and you’re good to go.
Glucosamine and Chondroitin with MSM: I’ve had my fair share of joint injuries before and after training for Marine OCS (two shoulder surgeries and one knee surgery to be exact). I’ve also found that taking Glucosamine and Chondroitin on a daily basis while training has vastly improved the comfort of my joints. Taking Glucosamine and Chondroitin acts as somewhat of a lubricant to your joints, easing the pain and helping to support joint health in the future, which is vital when running, rucking and training like an animal.
There you have it, the three best supplements for training for Marine OCS. There are certainly others you can take and utilize, but these are the three best in my opinion. If you’re wondering, I have not included any pre-workout boosters, caffeine, etc because I would suggest avoiding those so you’re not dependent on them to have a good workout. You don’t want to show up to Officer Candidate School with a reliance on coffee or caffeine to help your workouts.
If you have any other supplements that you believe have helped you during training, comment below and let us know! Thanks for reading as always.