People who go to nutrition stores and say, "I wanna gain/lose weight"

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    Feb 21, 2013 8:50 AM GMT
    I was at GNC today picking up a new pre-work out formula...having already researched the most popular ingredients contained in most formulas today along with the recommended about of daily servings. So I knew what I was getting into. I was there for 10 minutes and 2 people walked in asking, "I wanna gain weight." Another girl says, "I wanna lose weight."

    But as a customer, maybe I'm just too easily amused/annoyed at the same time. But when someone comes in probably without having done any prior research/high school or college course on fitness and asks a sales person what they need to do to achieve such a variable goal....its so corny.

    Not trying to be a snob, but if someone is asking a sales person anything, it should be related to a particular product...and perhaps what other customers have thought of it. I wish people would atleast go to the library or gym before walking into GNC

    p.s. I know people knock GNC for being expensive/not worth it, but it works for me plus I have their Gold Card ;-) otherwise it's tarje' or wally world.
  • Danskerb

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    Feb 22, 2013 6:07 AM GMT
    I think people use stores like GNC or Popeyes as a resource instead of the library. Why not ask the guy selling the product what it can do for you, and have a conversation about what you're attempting to achieve.

    Often at these stores its fit people working, who I would hope to be qualified to work there. They would also hear comments and feedback from regular buyers about different products.

    I'm hoping to head to Popeyes later this week to find something to help me gain muscle mass along with my work out, and have shorter recovery times. I'm hoping they can explain if that's actually something I can achieve from a product they sell.
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    Feb 22, 2013 6:10 AM GMT
    And what do you think people did before the internet? Would you rather a person go into a library and say "I wanna gain weight" to the librarian?
  • Danskerb

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    Feb 22, 2013 6:10 AM GMT
    ah, re read your post, I also believe that people should be at the gym way before they get into shooting down protein shakes everyday.

    I only really started with the gym this past October, and chose to avoid doing any supplements until I got into a good work out schedule and got to a point where rapid changes from simply just starting to go to gym have worn off, and now its time to kick it up a notch.
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    Feb 22, 2013 6:29 AM GMT
    I think it is a bad idea to ask people at GNC any advice. They will probably sell you something less then par. I used to go to GNC but everything they have is not as good as the stuff on Bodybuliding.com. Plus even with the card it is more expensive.

    I once asked the guys there for advice and everytime they come up short of what research had actually said. The stuff they have to put on mass will blow you up. Not muscle but fat and fast so be weary folks. Do your own research and read reviews from other people.

    That being said, if you are just starting out you will make lots of mistakes and it takes a while to learn. Plus something about having in shape dudes at the store makes you think they would help you in some way.