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Anywhere you search for what supplements you should buy, its always protein powder, creatine, BCAA’s, NO, or some phytochemical you’ve never heard before. here, here, and here were the top results for a google search of best workout supplements and what do we find, but tubs full of powdered garbage.
Perhaps if we had people who were dedicated to the grind and didn’t eat like shit we wouldn’t have the bloated supp industry we have now.

Whey protein shake for immediate recovery, casein protein shake before bed for slow burning intake to get you through the night, and then another whey + creatine shake before a lift for MAXIMUM bro science official muscle growth.

I can see how easy it is to prey upon a young and naive demographic wanting to get jacked, and it pisses me off. Putting on muscle is already expensive enough when it comes to needing more food for more calorie expenditure and bigger clothes when you start seeing results. (When your thighs are bigger than your waste, every pair of jeans become skinny jeans) The last thing you need to spend your hard earned money on are powdered false claims.

Whey Protein – Everybody needs a FAST burning protein to get to our muscles as QUICKLY as possible to OPTIMALLY build strength and size.

Casein Protein – If you don’t have a SLOW burning protein to keep you going after the fast burning whey protein is gone your work out will go to SHIT!

BCAAs – As if protein wasn’t enough by itself we must break it down to the components that are it individually. Leucine, isoleucine and valine are a far better source for muscle repair and is best if you take them separately on top of your two other protein powders.

Candy Bars Protein Bars – The avid weight lifter is always on the go and needs QUALITY protein such as the estrogenic soy protein crammed full of chocolate indulgence and cookie dough delight. Make sure to sneak one of these babies in between meals to keep up your protein stores.

Creatine is the only supplement worth your while for training.

For any kind of resistance training, most likely it is your ATP energy system that is going to be used. Adenosine triphosphate is the energy compound in your muscles when performing reps. When this energy is used up it loses a phosphate and becomes adenosine diphosphate. This is where creatine comes in.

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Creatine comes from all animal flesh in small amounts or can be supplemented via powder form. When ingested it’s stored in a creatine phosphate form. I’m starting to see a connection here.

What creatine does is when ATP stores are depleted it gives the ADP byproduct back another phosphate replenishing our energy stores for more reps. This is what we call intermittent set recovery. With creatine you can train better for longer. Anything else is garbage.

Join the movement.

Peace.

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Meditative Lifting

Posted: February 4, 2014 in Lifting
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An odd event happened on accident at the gym the other day. Having to work out at a university rec center there is more often than not, a struggle for the specific weights you want for your lift. I was ready to cool down my chest work out with some chest flys and the weights I would use plus the 2 next heavier weights were all taken so I just went down 5 pounds instead thinking I’ll just go slow and controlled with proper breathing and maybe that’ll do the trick, and boy was I right.

Breathe in on the way down, out on the way back up. Slowly and surely. I noticed my breathing was similar to the same techniques I would do while meditating at home after a long day or before studying inducing an altered state of mind is the best I can explain it. I felt distanced from everything around me besides my breathing. It didn’t matter the weights were only 5 pounds less than what I was used to doing, I felt like I could of done as many reps I wanted during that time and I did. My body adhered to this mind state like a strict protocol. My mind was at it’s best it wouldn’t let my body fall to the weights under any circumstances. I was going to lift that shit. The weights didn’t have a choice, but to go back up when they went down.

With a simple google search, I discovered I wasn’t the only one who has practiced this phenomena. They may have actually taken the time and researched it before hand instead of stumbling upon like I did, but it wasn’t nothing new to the world out there.

For any lifter looking to experience with an altered state of mind and body I recommend trying this technique yourself and see if you experience the same effects. Maybe you could try this as well….

Transcendent Reps