Muscle Building Pills – What Supplement Companies Don’t Want You To Know!
Have you been struggling to gain muscle mass? Do you feel like your diet and training are on point, but you just can’t seem to get any bigger or stronger? Have you thought about dropping some cash on supposed muscle building pills to boost your results? Don’t even think about it! Sure, there are helpful supplements, but most of them are crap! What’s more, you will never make any progress with supplements if you’re not already making muscular gains without them. Read on to find out what the real problem is and how you can really start getting the results you want…
Diet is Everything!
Do you think your diet is right for building muscle? Do you think you already eat enough? Most guys that can’t seem to gain muscle mass will go on and on about how they “already eat so much” and “get plenty of protein,” but the truth is that if you’re not gaining weight, you’re not eating enough, period.
Simply put, you must eat more calories every day than your body actually needs for energy. Your body uses this surplus of energy to build NEW muscle tissue. I don’t care if your metabolism and activity level are so high that your body uses 5,000 calories per day just to function – you would just have to eat more than that. However, most guys who struggle to put on muscle grossly overestimate how much they are already eating and way underestimate what it takes to make the gains they’re after.
There are a lot of “calculators” out there that are supposed to tell you your daily caloric needs and how much you need to eat to build muscle. However, these make your life too complicated, and you shouldn’t have to obsessively count calories, anyway. Try using a food journal for a few days – you’ll probably see how little you’re really eating, and how much more food you can fit into your schedule. Start by adding more protein from shakes, meat, and eggs, but don’t be afraid to add some quality fats and carbs. Keep adding more food into your daily diet until you are slowly gaining weight (3-5 pounds per month) and getting stronger every workout.
What’s Really in Those Pills?
Most people that buy muscle building pills fall for the crazy advertisements and empty claims that the supplement companies put out. But did you every stop to think about what’s actually in them? You might be shocked to find out that the ingredients are almost always either totally useless or grossly overpriced.
Many companies use what they refer to as a “proprietary blend” of certain ingredients. What this really means is that they can use extremely small amounts of the active ingredients, label the blend as “proprietary” instead of disclosing the actual amounts, and then fill the rest of the volume of the pill with flour. What a rip-off!
Now it’s true that some muscle building pills do have useful ingredients. For instance, creatine is an extremely effective supplement that many companies put into their products. However, creatine is dirt-cheap when you buy it by itself! Instead of paying 5-10 cents per serving, companies that sell it in pill-form with fancy advertisement charge upwards of a dollar for the same serving! Don’t fall for these ridiculous markups; buy your supplements selectively, in bulk, and from reputable companies that don’t sell “magic” pills and powders.
Stick to the Basics
You’ve got to understand that there is simply no supplementary shortcut to gaining muscle mass. Once you realize this, you can stop paying attention to companies marketing “the next big thing” and start focusing on the basic products that can actually help you get bigger and stronger. Among this short list of truly helpful supplements are creatine, amino acid supplements, fish oil, and protein powder. If you’ve got some money left over after buying the food you need to grow, find low-cost, high-value brands of these great supplements.
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