Gym, Supplements...

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    Nov 19, 2007 12:31 AM GMT
    Hya! I've been doing light worktouts these last weeks to get used to the gym and it's people.
    I like people there, they're nice people.
    But this last week, i've noticed that what i'm doing its nothing if i want to achieve my goals. I've asked for some advise here for arm muscle development and i really apreciated what you've done. I've tried, but i can't even do half of that.
    And this week i noticed this cute guy with nice muscles that takes supplements, and i felt a little disappointed at first because i thought that he had a sexy body with nice muscles due to his efforts ONLY!!!!!And then i looked around and i realised that all of them actualy take supplements icon_confused.gif
    And i've been wondering if i shoul also take one of these so called supplents or if they damage one's health.

    Now i ask you icon_rolleyes.gif
    Does taking supplements damages one's health?
    if no, do you think i should take some?
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    Nov 19, 2007 10:49 AM GMT
    almost all of us take supplement
    generally there'r not harmfull to your health, considering you know how to use them properly,
    if anything they'r good to your health like glutamine and protine
    unless you'r taking hormones or steroids that's a diffrent story.

    i worked out at first without taking any supplements and i had some gains but then you'll reach a level where it's almost impossible to make further gains without supplements.

    right now i'm using BSN true mass which is an abseloutly superb supplement i have seen BIG GAINS since i started using it 7 weeks ago, it helped go from 85 kg to 91 kg
    and i'm also using glutamine tablets for faster recovery.

    mind my english it's abit rusty these days

    cheers....
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    Nov 19, 2007 2:21 PM GMT
    icon_eek.gif From 85 kg to 91 kg in 7 weeks???
    Steroids and hormones, never...

    But supplements also improve one's strenght????
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    Nov 19, 2007 2:55 PM GMT
    Supplements are designed to "supplement your diet", either with vitamins or nutrients and/or calories/carbs ("weight gainers"). If you are exercising hard, your body needs a little more of everything, and if you are trying to build muscle (and depending upon your metabolism) your body may need A LOT more just to sustain itself, much less build muscle.

    Lots of people take supplements...old people in nursing homes drink Ensure, even a daily multivitamin is a supplement.

    My advice is to evaluate your current diet against your fitness goals. If you are trying to build muscle, your body is going to need some extra fuel...it's certainly ideal to feed your body with real, wholesome foods...but if your schedule, cooking skills, budget, etc. prevent you from being able to do that, supplements can be areasonable alternative.
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    Nov 19, 2007 7:58 PM GMT
    So, to make this clear to me, supplements are used to gain weight but one doesn't get fat weight by taking them??? (i'm sorry if this came out weird, my english is not good icon_rolleyes.gif )
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    Dec 21, 2007 2:58 AM GMT
    Supplements can really help. Most common supplements occur naturally in the food you eat every day. You just may not getting enough or at the right times. You are not "cheating" by using them. You still got to work out hard and smart. There is really no magic pill that can replace hard work and consistency.
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    Dec 21, 2007 3:44 AM GMT
    PowFit saidSupplements can really help. Most common supplements occur naturally in the food you eat every day. You just may not getting enough or at the right times. You are not "cheating" by using them. You still got to work out hard and smart. There is really no magic pill that can replace hard work and consistency.

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