Let's face it, this time of the year appetites increase with the colder weather and this is your chance to build a bigger, more impressive body for next year. Eating extra calories isn't a bad thing as long as they are good calories and you use them to your advantage, like packing on some extra muscle for example. To help you see a difference you need to eat more calories than you burn and you also need to exercise consistently, but there is something else that will help you too? In fact there a few different supplements out there which will help see your results come quicker than if you didn't use them.
If you struggle to eat enough calories in a day then struggle, no more! Mass gainers are great because they contain a lot of calories in a single serving and can seriously help you increase size when training hard. If you have an active lifestyle and high metabolism you will find an extra 500-1000 calories useful to your goal of increasing size. In order to see adequate results you have to consume more than you work off and an average weight session with compound movements in it could easily burn 500 calories. Good mass gainers to choose from are PVL Mutant Mass, XL Nutrition Protein and Carbs and Optimum Nutrition Serious Mass.
One of the best supplements out there that will help you grow, without any fuss! Creatine Monohydrate is the best in my opinion is the main type of creatine which has had enough studies done on it for you to feel at ease when using it. Some people will tell you that creatine just bungs a load of water into your muscles and makes you feel all fluffy. Whilst this isn't true, creatine does draw water into the muscle cells but not to the extent of walking around like the Michelin man! Creatine seriously helps increase physical performance and enhance the rate at which you grow, it's a definite 'must have' product in my eyes. A perfect product is Optimum Health Ultimate Creatine.
Finally, branched chain amino acids (bcaas) are essential in keeping your muscles repaired and strong for continuous workouts and remaining injury free. Three ingredients which make up BCAAs and the most important one is Leucine which is the main one that increase growth and keeps your muscles fueled effectively. You can use these pre, during and after your workout and once you start using them you will notice your muscles are much quicker during recovery. Good products to use are Scivation Xtend, Optimum Nutrition Amino Energy and USN Power Punch.