When I got back from vacation I realized I was running out of a few of the supplements I use, so I made a quick trip to the Vitamin Shoppe.
I've posted about this before, but thought I'd hit the topic again.
It was amazing to look around the store and all the bags, bottles, and cans of high priced items that people will buy. They'll convince themselves that these things are necessary for progress when in reality, they're just creating some very high priced urine.
These are the three things I use on a consistent basis. But let me be clear...none of them are necessary for progress.
Protein is necessary for building lean mass. I could hit my target protein number through food each day, but sometimes a shake is helpful. I like this whey protein from Ascent. You do need to get enough protein in your diet, but doing via a shake is NOT NECESSARY.
Karbolyn Hydrate is a carb source derived from potato, rice, and corn. It also has electrolytes in it. I like it during and after my workout to help me replenish energy. But, it's NOT NECESSARY.
Creatine Monohydrate is one the most researched supplement there is. It is helpful in gaining and maintaining mass and strength, but it's NOT NECESSARY.
I guess a fourth supplement I use on a regular basis (but don't get it from the Vitamin Shoppe) is coffee. It's the best pre-workout there is and it tastes amazing. Most of the pre-workouts folks buy at the store are just a bunch of overpriced trash with a lot of caffeine in it. Why not just enjoy a cup of coffee?
Anyways, what is necessary? Eating a balanced diet, moving throughout the day, doing resistance training, and getting enough sleep. Those things are necessary for long term, sustained progress. Don't let your eye get taken off the ball by pills, powders, teas, or other nonsense.
Your long term success comes from consistently executing the basics. All this other stuff is just noise. Remember, eye on the ball.
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