Michael Matthews Bigger Leaner Stronger The Simple Science of Building the Ultimate Male Body.pdf

Serious illnesses both mental and physical by taking

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serious illnesses, both mental and physical, by taking medically inert (useless) substances that they believed had therapeutic value. Thus, just because some guys believe that the shiny new bottle of “muscle- maximizing” pills will work and then “feel them working” doesn’t mean they have any actual value. Unfortunately, however, the placebo effect doesn’t seem to be strong enough to help us build more muscle with pixie dust, despite what we think might be happening. And the sad reality is many (most, really) supplements hawked in gyms, magazines, and websites are nothing more than that: pixie dust. That is, the majority
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of ingredients in these products have never been scientifically proven to do anything like what is claimed, or better yet, they have been proven to be flat-out worthless. If you’re wondering how companies can even get away with such an egregious scam, it’s simple: the supplement industry is completely unregulated. You don’t have to submit products to the FDA to start selling—you just whip something together, say whatever you want in your advertising, and voilà, you’re now in the supplement business. Watch the documentary Bigger Stronger Faster if you want to see how hilariously easy this is. The degenerates running certain supplement companies set the standard for unethical practices by doing things like spiking pre-workouts with methamphetamine-like substances (yes, several large supplement companies were caught doing this) or adding a dangerous chemical extracted from dynamite to fat- loss pills (one of the same companies did this as well), and, well, they may get caught…one day. And fined. Or not. I’ve had the displeasure of meeting several of these unsavory types, and I wasn’t surprised to hear jokes about their latest “pills in a bottle” for customers to snap up; about how easy it is to just tell people what they want to hear and sell them anything; about how large the drug bills are of bodybuilders they sponsor (yeah, some supplement companies pay for their athletes’ steroids, but you’re led to believe the magic pixie dust is the key to their physiques); about dishonest ways to fudge ingredient dosages and nutrition facts such as “amino spiking” protein powders, which entails filling them up with scoops of cheap amino acids that can be technically displayed as grams of protein; and more. That said, there are honest people and companies out there, and there are a handful of supplements worth buying and using. Most aren’t the sexy muscle- building crap pushed by ‘roid monsters in the magazines, but they are scientifically proven to help you in your journey to build muscle, get lean, and stay healthy. So, let’s go through the common types of supplements and look at what you should and shouldn’t spend your hard-earned cash on. And in the bonus report offered at the end of this book, you’ll find my exact product recommendations (brands and products themselves).
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