What’s up guys? jeff cavaliere, athleanx . 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.
5 Reasons to Take Supplements AND WHEN YOU NEVER SHOULD
What’s up, guys? jeff cavaliere, athleanx . Today I’m going to help you to determine whether or not supplements are a right fit for you. Supplements are not the right fit for everybody, but you can ask yourself a series of questions and determine whether or not you are a candidate. It starts right here in our yes or no with where you are at in terms of your program. Are you just starting out? Are you a beginner? Are you a really skinny guy who’s never really.
Lifted a weight before in your life? guess who knows somebody that’s like that? i do! That’s exactly what I was. As a matter of fact, this is my actual, very first dumbbell that I ever used. You can see it right there; that’s my five pounder. This five pounder went on to allow me to start lifting a lot heavier weight, but I started with that. As a matter of fact, my brother told me growing up You have to earn the right, earn the privilege, to be able to start taking supplements. Because if you’re just starting out with really light.
Weights and you’re not really that sophisticated with your training yet, supplementation is overkill. You’d be much better off figuring out the basics and understanding how to start building your body from the ground up. Learning the proper movements, the right way to train, and how to put it all together before you start finessing it with supplements. On the other end of the spectrum, and on the same note, if you’re a guy who’s allowed yourself.
To get incredibly out of shape 40% body fat or above because of your absolutely poor nutrition habits trying to fix them with supplementation is not the right way to go about it either. So you want to make sure that you’re in that zone where you’ve dedicated yourself to getting in shape, you’ve been on that path for a while, and you’re looking to take it to the next level. Then you would be a yes. Otherwise, if you’re starting with either one of those.
Extremes you’re going to wind up over here as a no. Here’s a scenario that I know a lot of you can probably relate to, but I’m actually living it and breathing it every single day right now. That is high levels of stress. It doesn’t have to be bad stress. It could be good stress. In my case it is good stress. We’ve had twin boys. They came a little bit early. That’s stressful, but we’re trying to get them to grow and develop and catch up to where.
They need to be. that’s provided a lot of stress for my life, but guess what? i’m still going to train, I’m still going to try to eat as good as I can, but as I covered in my nutrition tutorial the other day where I showed you some fast ways that I can create lots of meals at once I’ll actually link that here if you haven’t seen that already stress is present in my life right now even more. Supplementation can help you to overcome stress because it can do two things. Number one:.
We know how nutrition can be a large component of providing your body with the fuel it needs to stay healthy even in the face of stress, and we also know that we dont necessarily have the time to prepare it in stressful times. So supplementation would be extremely easy to prepare and allow you to be consistent with your nutrition. So for me, I’ve never been more reliant on my supplements than I am right now because I’m not always in a place where I can get good nutrition.
The cafeteria at the isn’t the best place for me to get proper nutrition, but if I can mix up a shake, take it with me, and now that I’m going to have optimum nutrition at my fingertips whenever I need it; it becomes that much more imperative. I will say, if you’re in a high stress job, or find yourself in a high stress situation and you dont want to sacrifice on your nutrition and you still want to be able to train and you’re applying a lot of stress to your body, make sure at that point that.