I have been training seriously for about 9-10 months now, however I haven't taken any "bodybuilding" supplements for almost 9-10 years. I've made some pretty good progress, but lately I've been thinking about adding some whey protein to my diet.
So after weeks (maybe months?) of thinking & debating with myself, I finally ordered some whey protein.
I find that sometimes:
- my meals don't contain enough meat
- takes too long to prepare and cook meat
- the quality of the meat is pure crap (i.e. hot dogs)
- I'm just to lazy to cook up a high protein meal
So to remedy this, I picked up three 5lbs tubs of whey protein isolate from Whey-Factory.com (best deal I could find in Canada).
Personally I don't think you should be taking bodybuilding supplements unless you're already training, making progress, and have a fairly decent diet. But since I got these covered, increasing my protein intake & keeping it more consistent via supplementation seems like a good investment.
25% off & free shipping probably influenced my decision too LOL.
Anyways, here are some good reads I've come across this past week:
- ThePsychologyofFitness.com tells you why you should "TRAIN" and not "workout"
- Stevo from SAPT shares his opinion and raises some good points about Crossfit.
- My take on it: Some people love it, others hate it. Personally, although I don't do Crossfit myself, but I think it's probably better than most things out there available to the general public. I'm talking infomercial programs, fitness/muscle magazine's cookie cutter workouts, martial arts McDojo's, etc etc.
- Jim Wendler explains how to use "5/3/1" for beginners. He also shows you how you can increase your squat & deadlifts by adding power cleans at the beginning of your training session, and how awesome it is to develop a huge yoke.