Creatine, NO2 /
powders, etc...all are praised as a "must have" in your bodybuilding
diet to supposedly help you gain weight. Well, if your
plan is not helping you build muscle fast, you better read on...
Everyone seems to be
buying the latest hyped-up supplement to help them gain weight and
Supplements such as NO2, creatine,
ribose, HMB, CLA, glutamine,
myostatin inhibitors, and others are flying off the shelves,
bought by those desperately trying to find something, anything, that
will help them build on some serious muscle mass.
Well, if millions and millions of dollars are being spent on all of
these products, then why aren't we seeing bigger and more defined
people in the gyms or walking on the streets?
If these supplements really worked liked they're supposed to, why
are the individuals that buy and use them not looking any different in
the mirror or why do they still seem to not know how to gain weight and
They still aren't gaining any real weight / muscle!
Let me ask you a question.
If you are spending anywhere from $30.00 to $200.00 a month,
shouldn't you expect to visually see an increase
in muscle and weight
, week to week, month to month?
Take a real good look at prisoners. These guys don't use any
supplements whatsoever. They don't follow your
bodybuilding / workout routine.
The food they eat is "high school cafeteria"-like. Nothing
your popular "bodybuilding diet".
Yet, some of the most massive, most muscular, strongest individuals are
As a matter of fact, the typical weight lifting prisoner gains way
more muscle mass than your average gym member that stuffs themselves
with all kinds of supplements!
(Think about that for a minute)
It seems that most skinny individuals feel that they need a special
or certain supplement that will “boost their testosterone levels,
change their genes to become more anabolic, more aminos to increase
protein synthesis, etc.”
They feel that they aren’t reaching their goals of packing on
muscle mass onto their frames because they are not taking the right
supplement or the correct amount.
However, why aren’t we seeing any difference in the people that take
Here’s something you need to know:
Many ads for supplements claim that their product will raise your
testosterone levels, growth hormone levels, or other anabolic hormones
“300%”, “675%”, “129%”, or whatever.
However, a lot of times, these supplements don’t raise the hormones by
Saying that, even if it did, that doesn’t necessarily mean that
raising a certain hormone by 300% is going to give you any additional
As an example, in an article I wrote titled “Will Raising My Growth
Hormone Help Me Build Muscle Mass?”, I pointed out:
“The body's natural GH production is from 1 IU to 2 IU per day, at
most, even during a weight training workout.
However, it takes at least 4 IU a day to see a real difference in any
muscle you may build.”
Well, right now there are many supplements out on the market that
supposedly will raise your natural growth hormone levels.
However, there is absolutely no GH-raising supplement available
without a prescription that will help you raise that hormone to at
least 4 IU per day……..which is the amount that’s required to begin to
see any type of change to muscle or body fat.
Sure, their may be a supplement that will raise a hormone level by
300%, but it may require you to raise that level 2000% to see any
difference in the amount of weight / muscle you gain / build.
Again, think back to my example of prisoners.
So, next time you have to choose between either buying the latest
muscle building supplement or paying this month’s rent, I suggest you
choose to keep the roof over your head.
Certified ACE / IAFF / IAFC Firefighter Peer Fitness Trainer
written many articles exposing the many weight training and diet myths
being spread about in the bodybuilding industry and on the internet.
His eBook, "From
, has helped many naturally skinny individuals
muscle size and weight by detailing the training strategies and eating
techniques that actually work at building muscle, instead of strength.
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