Are supplements necessary

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    Feb 22, 2012 3:31 PM GMT
    Just getting started in the gym. My goal is to gain muscle and strength. I see everyone talking about supplements. Is supplementation necessary to achieve my results?
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    Feb 22, 2012 3:44 PM GMT
    Nope. You can do just fine eating a clean, healthy diet. A good resource on eating well is here:http://whole9life.com/.

    Supplements can be helpful but they're definitely not necessary, especially if you're just getting started in the gym. There's no substitute for working hard and eating as well as you can.
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    Feb 22, 2012 4:10 PM GMT
    They are not necessary, especially in the beginning (when you have enough fat reserves). But later, once you are lean/tone, they will help get you to the 'next step'.
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    Feb 22, 2012 4:20 PM GMT
    What kind of supplement?

    The kind you inject in your butt? icon_razz.gif
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    Feb 22, 2012 4:23 PM GMT
    sythetic ones are worthless (throwing away money everytime you take it) compared to natural derivatives that meet the actual daily value...
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    Feb 22, 2012 4:26 PM GMT
    I AM an advocate of a pre-workut, and protein shake post-workout.

    An amino acid supplement couldn't hurt either.

    Sure, it is more ideal to obtain all of your daily vitamins and macros from natural sources - but that isn't necessarily always a possibility, and in that case, supplementation, at the very least, isn't going to hurt you.
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    Feb 22, 2012 5:03 PM GMT
    jeffster saidJust getting started in the gym. My goal is to gain muscle and strength. I see everyone talking about supplements. Is supplementation necessary to achieve my results?
    they are not necessary but it helps out a lot. the reason most take supplements because you would be eating every hour on the hour. plus, after a workout most do not have food on them to eat so having a protein shake after a workout is much better
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    Feb 23, 2012 1:22 AM GMT
    Thanks everyone... For the time being I will just focus on the gym work and worry about the supplements later. I think I am going to try the strength foundation program to start out with.
  • MarcBodybuild...

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    Feb 23, 2012 4:58 AM GMT
    supplements is just to help support muscle growth, u would still prefer to up ur calories and not just rely on sups to much