Why Mass Gainer Supplements Suck at Building Muscle BIG TIME
What’s up guys? Jeff Cavaliere, ATHLEANX.COM. Today we’re going to cover one of those topics that seems to never go away, it comes up each and every day here, and it’s one that I know very well having lived through it, painfully lived through it myself back in my teenage years and that is the subject of mass gainers and weight gainers. Is there any value to these things in helping guys, painfully skinny guys, to build muscle, put on mass and so on and so forth.
I can tell you this, first and foremost we should not even begin this discussion if there’s a reluctance on your part to commit to a solid nutrition program. I’ve said this before in all my tutorials regarding supplementation. And I’ll say it again for those that this might be the first time that you’ve seen me. If you have a reluctance to commit to a solid nutrition plan, then don’t talk to me about supplementation. Or anybody for that matter. And certainly don’t buy anybody else’s supplements and don’t buy ours.
And I’m telling you this guys as straight out as I possibly can. Yet realizing that that will cost sales. There’s no need to talk about supplementation if you have a reluctance to have a solid nutrition program and commit to eating the right foods. High quality nutrient dense foods. Does that mean that it has to be boring foods? No. There’s plenty of ways to have a meal plan that actually tastes good. And there’s a lot of guys obviously watching this channel who are already at that point.
Their nutrition is better than most. And they’re committed to making it better and better as they can. Those guys can start to investigate supplementation to supplement their nutrition regimen. However if you’re a guy, and again, I was there, I was totally there. I ate the worst diet as I possibly could as a teenage kid and guess what I looked for? I looked for the solution in a bottle. The first gym I ever stepped into the guy told me, ‘God, you’re skinny and you need to take a weight gainer’.
So the first thing I did was, I grabbed my grandmother and we went to the store and I went out and I bought a weight gainer. And my problem was I didn’t stop at the the 1800, whatever it was, Weider 1800, thinking that that was going to do something for me because it didn’t so what did I do? I went back and I bought the Weider 2700, I’m taking 2700 calories. Now why didn’t it work? Here’s the short answer to the question. Because there’s an old age old adage that says, Horse Shit in equals Horse Shit out.
And what I was putting in my body was 100% pure Horse Shit. And anybody out there that sells a weight gainer and advocates a weight gainer, and I’m talking Mega Calorie Weight Gainers, that that’s the thing that a skinny guy needs to put on weight and size, is flat out delivering nothing but Horse Shit to you. So what do we do about it? I think the first thing we have to do is we have to realize that it’s not about the calories. It’s not about the calories. Ultimately the calories will matter.
But it’s not about the calories and stuffing in as many calories as you can. Because if you stuff in as many calories as you can but you’re not getting high quality calories then you’ll get what I just said. That whole equation of Horse Shit in equals Horse Shit out. You need to give your body high quality calories if you expect it to help you to build high quality muscle, high quality metabolically demanding lean muscle tissue. It’s going to cost your body to help you add lean muscle. That muscle has to be sustained.
3 Testosterone Boosting Supplements That Work
Hey guys, Sean Nalewanyj here of BodyTransformationTruth and in this tutorial I’m going to outline 3 testosterone boosting supplements that actually work and I do think are worth looking into. So for those of you who follow my tutorials on a regular basis, the title on this one might seem a little surprising, because several months back I uploaded a tutorial explaining why natural testosterone boosting supplements are basically a giant scam, and I’ll link that tutorial in the description box below if you do want to check it out. And the reason for this is simple: although some of these compounds such as tribulus, or maca or fenugreek, daspartic acid etcetera, although some of them might deliver a very slight increase in your overall testosterone.
Levels, none of them will actually raise those levels high enough to have any measurable impact on your bottom line muscle gains or fat loss or training performance. Always remember this, the idea of boosting testoterone in and of itself means virtually nothing unless that increase is in a range capable of affecting your body composition, and in most cases this will require a boost of several hundred percent or more. However, there is one situation in which supplementation can positively influence testosterone levels to a degree that will directly improve your ability to build muscle and burn fat, and that one situation is when you have a specific vitamin or mineral deficiency that is causing your natural testosterone.
Levels to dip below the normal range. In this case, supplements can help to bring your testosterone levels back into proper balance and offset any negative effects that your lowered testosterone levels might have been causing. So although it isn’t possible for you to significantly increase your testosterone levels to an above normal range by using natural supplements, at least not currently, it is possible to optimize your testosterone levels if they are currently at a below normal range. So here are 3 deficiencies that are commonly seen in hard training lifters and in the general population overall. First on the list is magnesium. People who work out intensely tend to have lower levels of magnesium because this mineral.
Is depleted from the body through sweating. So supplementing with magnesium can help to restore balanced testosterone levels in those individuals where a deficiency has been brought on by consistent hard training. So the recommended dosage here is going to be 200 to 400 milligrams of magnesium taken with a meal in either the form of magnesium gluconate, magnesium citrate or magnesium diglycinate. And magnesium supplementation also has the added benefit of improving your sleep quality if you have lower than normal levels. Second on the list is zinc. Just like magnesium, zinc is also lost through your sweat, and people who train intensely multiple days per week are more likely to have a deficiency. So 20 to 30 milligrams of zinc taken with.
A meal once per day is a reliable dosage to bring your levels back into proper balance and offset any potential testosterone decreasing effects that it might be causing. And if you don’t sweat alot then I’d recommend going with a lower dosage of 10 to 15 milligrams just to be on the safe side. And third on the list is Vitamin D3. I covered in length in a previous tutorial, and again, I’ll link this is the description box below, why most people out there should be supplementing with Vitamin D3 and optimizing testosterone levels is just one of the many reasons. Unless you live in a very warm climate and you’re spending multiple hours a day outside in the sun, then there is a very good chance that your Vitamin.
D levels are below where they should be. Not only can this negatively impact your overall health, your mood and your energy levels, but it can also decrease your testosterone levels as well. So consuming between 2,000 to 5,000 IU’s per day of Vitamin D3 alongside a meal is a reliable dosage to get you back into the proper range. Technically speaking, you would have to get blood work done in order to determine exactly how much Vitamin D that you should be supplementing with daily, however, the risk of Vitamin D toxicity is very low with the available research showing around 10,000 IU’s to be the safe upper limit. So if you’re working out intensely multiple days per week and especially if you sweat alot.
And also if your work a strenuous job, then these 3 supplements are something that might be worth looking into. You can purchase all of them separately on their own, or you can simply go with a high potency multivitamin, my top recommendation being Life Force Multiple and I will also link that in the description box below if you want to check it out, however, do keep in mind that the multivitamin is only going to provide you with the bottom end of the recommended dosages for each of the compounds that I outlined. So although these supplements are not going to raise your testosterone levels to an above normal level, they will help to ensure that your testosterone levels and your resulting muscle gains and fat loss are operating.