Nothing beats a good diet and hard work, people are always looking for a shortcut with training. To give you a little idea, i used to compete in cycling - road racing, had done from a young age and was always an ectomorph, thin with little weight or muscle. I trained most days on the bike (no gym at this point) and cardio wise was very fit, could ride 100 miles in the hills or do a 60 mile road race no problem. However, i started to become a bit tired with it but mainly with the way i looked, i wanted more muscle so set about "building myself up". I quit racing but still road a bike at weekends as i enjoy it and have alot of bike mates, plus i still want cardio fitness.
Heres my effort after 2 years of gym while still riding a bike at weekends. On the left is what im like now, and on the right was me just before i stopped racing two years ago. Im not claiming to be arnie, but ive managed to bulk up from what i was to get lean muscle with little fat (im not going to do a shirtless pic im not that kinda person lol). Ive achieved this through eating clean, but most importantly eating the right amount of protein for my size, so the rough est' of 1 gram of protein per lb of lean body mass. Its obviously hard to get this much protein down your neck in one day, not to mention expense of meat! So i have supplemented it with whey protein, sticking with one before and one after training. Its also about eating little and often and at the right times. Along with omega fish oil and multi vits for general well being thats all i take. All i have in the gym is water, somtimes with abit of sugar in.
I still ride my bike, can still do 100 miles and do on average 50/60 miles every sunday, so would consider myself still cardio fit aswell. I have kind of reached what i set out to achieve, i still want to get abit bigger but not at the expense of my overall fitness.
Anyway my point is you can acheieve what you want with hard work without anyway "juiced" type product, which tbh you loose all benefits of when you stop taking anyway. Of course this is just IMO, and it depends what you want to achieve but id imagine the majority of general people want to bulk up abit with lean mucle and to be cardio fit, not a massive meat head with a fat belly, so it probably applys to most I should mention i have nothing againt humble enegry drinks like a lucozade, SIS etc to help abit.
sorry about the essay lol, hope it doesnt come across as opionated just trying to be abit helpfull.
^^ good post
I have done weight training for the last 5 years or so on and off. More seriously in the last 2 years. Although not working as one at the moment, I am a qualified personal trainer / fitness instructor.
Whilst a lot of supplements may help, unless you are serious about bodybuilding just stick to the basic ones if you are going to take anything.
As said above, there's no need to be taking loads of juice me up supplements. Gaining lean mass is 80% about your diet, so concentrate on getting that right first. Adding a good whey protein is all you really need. As for the product mentioned at the start of the thread, probably works in the short term, but it looks to me like it's mainly creatine based, which will just fill you with water giving you the appearance of getting bigger, it's not lean mass, once you stop taking it, it will go again.
Get your diet right, get a good training program and add some protein that's all you need
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