As most of you are already aware, the modern supplement industry has developed a reputation of launching poor products supported by biased evidence (if any!). And if I were to list out all the bogus supplements out there right now, you’d be here for the rest of the day!
So instead, I’ll introduce you to 5 of the most over-hyped and absolutely useless supplements out there along with precise reasons why they are a complete waste of money.
Some of the supplements I mention may shock you or come to you as a pleasant surprise. You don’t want to miss this… Enjoy!
Whoa! What a weekend!
Started off with me taking a trip to Pune to attend the Sheru Classic – Asia’s largest fitness and bodybuilding event.
However, I arrived there a day early to meet Aman, a subscriber who heard I was visiting and invited me to train together. This guy has been following my work for a while now and has really impressed me with his desire to learn. So I was more than happy to oblige.
We had a killer upper body workout during the course of which, I taught Aman a few principles and techniques which he could add to his repertoire straight away.
The next day at the expo, Aman had the opportunity to put into practice what he learnt. And this is something you don’t want to miss!
In my last few posts, in particular “Dumbbells vs Barbells: The CLEAR winner” and
“Why Chest Dips are a Crappy Exercise”, I’ve received a lot of critical feedback from people saying something on the lines of “Well I only use Barbells and it works for me” OR “*Insert famous bodybuilder’s name here* does exclusively chest dips and gets great results”.
This is where I would like to introduce you to the concept of “Effective VS Optimal”.
I’m sure at some point in your training journey you’ve probably wondered -
“Which training program which will give me the best and the fastest results possible?”
“Which is the most effective exercise to train a particular muscle group?”
Most “experts” will tell you something like – “Well they all get the job done so at the end of the day it boils down to consistency and progression”
And if you happen to agree with the above I’m going to give you a little something to think about!
A very common question I receive from my readers is:
“Dumbbells vs Barbells – Which one is better?”
This is actually a VERY common question that just about every muscle building enthusiast has wondered about at some point in their training. And I’m sure you have too!
If you search up online, you’ll find a lot of “experts” talking about this topic. But most of them just sit on the fence and say things like:
“Both are equally good”
“Keep switching between the two for ‘variation’ ” etc…
It’s very rare to come across someone who has taken a definitive stance and said that one is hands down better than the other.
Well…today I’m going to do just that!
I’m here to give you a DEFINITIVE answer on why ONE of the two is indeed a clear superior choice for most exercises while keeping all factors constant.
Which one is it?
As a former skinny kid, I used to wear a lot of full-sleeved tshirts.
Now for someone living in a climate that is HOT AS HELL, that’s a really crazy (and need I mention…STUPID) thing to do!
But…I did it for a reason.
To be honest, I was trying to hide something under them.
What, you ask?
Two little twigs which were supposed to be my forearms.
Back in my skinny days, you could pretty much call my entire body as one long twig. But even as I started to get stronger over the years and put on muscle mass across my entire body, my forearms just wouldn’t catch up.