by Tony Cress
So You’ve decided to finally get yourself in the best shape you’ve ever been in your life. You started going to the gym, watching what you eat, started lifting weights instead of just walking on the treadmill and talking to any person you know in the gym, and you decided to start shaving your chest. Come on, it brings all the definition out. Since you are going to all these great lengths, you want to get the most out of your newfound obsession (lifestyle). You are looking through all the bodybuilding magazines and men’s health magazines for the latest workouts and diet plans, and every other page, there is an advertisement. And these aren’t just any advertisements. These are advertisements for things you NEED to make your fitness goals complete. This ad has you gaining MASSIVE amounts of muscle in as little as 3 weeks. This ad has you losing 10 pounds of fat in 30 days. And this ad has you adding 3 inches to your….. wait a second. I thought we were reading fitness magazines. Anyway. These ads convince you that this is the FINAL piece in the quest to your perfect body. Well, let’s take a look at the general view of these ads.
Generally, the ads will come with some sort of scientific study. This is GREAT. Execept there is one small problem The studies, they are reporting, are usually done by scientist who work for their own companies, so they get the results that they want, and omit results that they don’t. While some of the results they get are in fact real, we’ll take a closer look at the subjects they use.
You will see ads that have tons of before and after photos in them. It worked for Joe Mammahatu, who was overweight, pale and obviously depressed. After he took Supplement X, he all of a sudden became ripped, happy, and tan as hell. There are a few things wrong with this. Joe Mammahatu, is actually, Hercules Steroidian. Usually the Before and After Pictures and testimonials are professional fitness athletes, or personal trainers who know how to get their body in peak physical form in limited time. These companies pay these athletes to essentially get fat, and then take pictures for them at that stage, and in competition stage. I will also say, i believe most of these guys are on some “performance enhancing drugs”.
I will not say that i don’t believe in supplementing your nutritional plan with supplements. I buy them myself. But do your research. These things are NOT the answer to your prayers. Most of the time, they are a placebo effect. You are taking something, so you think it works. Some of the time, it actually does work.
In the end, it’s up to you to decide what supplements to take, but do your research. Don’t spend Hundreds of dollars just because you see an extremely jacked up dude in the ad. Most likely, he’s jacked up from something other than what you can get at Wal-Mart. I know the people of Las Vegas are smarter than that.
– courtesy of www.tonycress.com