Are you taking too many supplements?

In the relentless pursuit of weight loss, muscle gain and/or increased fitness we can often become our own worst enemies. This is particularly the case when we hear a certain pro bodybuilder drinks 50 protein shakes a day, the chick in the magazine takes this particular fat burner and the biggest guy in the gym is taking however many grams of creatine.

Some are brainwashed and for some it’s simply a marketing ploy but the truth is, many of these people succeed in spite of their excesses, not because of them. Bodybuilding mistakes: Taking too many supplements — Simply a case of doing more when less would have been better. Let’s take a look and see how you could be wasting your time, money, and energy.

The word ‘supplement’ means “a thing added to something else in order to complete or enhance it.” My first question is, if a supplement is a thing we add to something else in order to complete or enhance it then why are we replacing and adding these products to something that isn’t even there?

The products you might be wasting your money on are supposed to fill in the gaps and enhance your whole food diet and help you get more from your efforts in the gym. They are no, nor will they ever be, a replacement for a proper diet or hard work.

I cringe time and time again when I hear of those new to the gym scene, young guys in particular, that blow most of their monthly food budget on overhyped supplements when what they really need is, chicken, broccoli, and other basic whole foods. You’re not alone though, I’m the first to admit that I was one of these people.

Nail your diet down before you start adding anything more than those to your routine. You’ll see better results by mastering basic nutrition than if you have a subpar diet with superior supplementation.

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