When I first started weightlifting, I made some big mistakes with bodybuilding supplements. Before I had even drawn up an eating plan or workout routine I was consuming Optimum Nutrition 100% whey supplement. After not seeing any results I gave up using and was certain that it didn't work.
Had I done the research and found out about how to use supplements, before just charging in and buying some, I would have seen much better gains.
Now that I am no longer an amateur bodybuilder, I know more about these supplements and their uses. I found out the hard way that before you can get good results from them, you first need to get some essential things worked out.
The main parts of bodybuilding are having a good diet and nutrition plan and exercise routine. If you don't have these things then all the supplements in the world won't help you pack on pounds.
For your eating plan, you need to really concentrate on getting all those proteins in every meal. This way you'll be building muscle all day long once your doing the right kinds of exercises.
Some safe bets to include are meats, eggs and milk. These all contain quite a bit of protein and they're easy enough to prepare. I personally like to eat 5 egg whites in the morning as I have seen some great gains from those.
Once you've got that sorted out, make a start on designing your workout plan. This is not something that can be done overnight. Rather you should work on this over a matter of months. However, you can start off by 'borrowing' one from someone else and then taking the bits you like out of it and modifying it to meet your needs.
Some things that I have picked up over the years, is to never workout for over an hour. You should also try and exercise your entire body as this will tend to produce the best results.
Once you have these 2 elements in place, you can start to consume some protein powder and you will see your results double.