First off, I want to start this article by saying that you don’t need pre-workout supplements. Nope. You don’t need them.
You can still get good pumps without them, you can still have great workouts without them, and you can still build muscle without them.
That being said, having the right pre-workout can speed up your progress by a whole lot.
The right pre-workout will get you amped up to go to the gym. It’ll give you a huge surge of energy, and give you that mental focus that you need to aggressively attack the weights. Some pre-workouts will even help you build muscle faster.
As you guys know, I used to work at a supplement store—so I’ve tried dozens of pre-workouts (some of which have actually been banned, like Jack3d). I know what works and what doesn’t.
So, with that in mind, here’s the top 5 most effective pre-workouts on the market.
Gentlemen, today we’re going to talk about how to burn fat, and how to do it in as little time as possible. I haven’t had my photo-shoot taken yet (it’s on the 25th), but rest assured that I have a six pack. I’ve been actively involved in bodybuilding for a very long time now, and despite several setbacks, I’ve learned quite a lot along the way.
It’s no secret that having a low body-fat percentage will make you feel more confident, give you more energy, and lower your risk of heart disease…not to mention help you with the ladies. Fat loss basically comes down to having a good workout routine and having a good diet, but there’s a ton of hacks that you can use to speed along the process.
Here’s 6 of the most effective tricks that I’ve encountered. Remember that they won’t outdo a terrible diet—nothing can outdo a terrible diet. But, if you add these tips in conjunction with a good diet, you’ll lose fat fast as hell.
“What’s the best workout routine?” A lot of guys want a very simple, black and white answer to this question. Well, sorry, but it doesn’t exist. The best workout routine for you will depend on a number of factors:
The fact of the matter is that deciding what the best workout routine is for you is an extremely important aspect of your lifestyle.
I’ve done routines that only require 45 minutes a month (that’s right, like 12 minutes a week) and I’ve done routines that require 3 hours 6 days a week. Every routine has its pros and cons.
I’m not going to sugar coat it for you and tell you some bullshit about how there’s this one routine that fits everyone! It’s the best workout routine out there, and you just have to pay $39.99 to access it! Fuck off. I’m here to tell you the truth based off of my experience. So here it is.
“What’s the best whey protein?” the gym-going newbie asks.
Well, as I’ve said before, whey protein is basically the cornerstone supplement for building muscle. It’s perfect right after a workout, because it’s fast digesting—it gets your muscles the protein that they need in just 30 minutes (compared to a meal, which takes around 2 hours).
But it’s not that simple—not all whey protein is created equal. This is one of the first things that I learned from working at a supplement store in college. There’s cold processed whey, grass-fed whey, casein blends, isolate matrixes, and protein concentrate…how in the hell do you know what to choose?
Well, I’ve tried probably 50 different whey protein supplements and narrowed it down to a few of the best so that you don’t have to waste your time and money. Here’s the best whey protein supplements, in my opinion.
I actually didn’t even use gym gear for a while. Not because I thought it was cheating or anything like that, I mean Olympic power-lifters use it all the time. I guess I just never really thought about it.
But when I recently started using the following gym gear, my max lifts literally went up overnight. My bench went up 10%, my squat went up 15%, and my deadlift went up a whopping 25%.
If you’re a guy who’s trying to get bigger in the gym, or if you’re just trying to get stronger and leaner, I highly urge you to use gym gear for the major compound lifts.
If you’re looking for the best workout routine for beginners, then look no further. I know how frustrating it can be, searching around, trying to figure out where to start. There’s literally a million different “gurus” saying that you should do this, or that you should do that. It’s incredibly confusing.
I was in the same boat about a decade ago, and I wasted years following stupid workout routines that don’t work.
Most people will tell you to do a split, but in my experience most people also don’t know what they’re talking about. In my nearly 10 years of fitness experience, the best workout routine for beginners is Mark Rippetoe’s Starting Strength, due to its sheer simplicity, effectiveness, and time-efficiency.
Ah, the clean bulking diet… where to begin?
I remember when I first made my “poor man’s bulking diet.” I was a broke college student trying to save money. Despite my lack of income, I was determined to get big—it wasn’t a “want,” it was a “must.”
So, I decided to create the most calorie-efficient, cheapest, clean bulking diet possible—and I succeeded. On just $100 a month, I was able to successfully bulk up for the winter, putting on a solid 20 pounds of muscle. Plus, all of my lifts went up.
So, if whether you’re a broke college student, an entrepreneur trying to put all your money into a business, or just a guy who doesn’t want to spend a lot of money on food, here’s the best clean bulking diet for you.
One of the most common questions that I get asked is: “How do I boost testosterone levels?”
Why do I get asked this question so much? Well, because testosterone levels are at an all time low nowadays. With artificial ingredients, GMO’S, parabens, and phyto-estrogens lowering this man-hormone, it’s no wonder that so many modern men are highly effeminate.
Testosterone is an anabolic androgenic hormone, which means it’s responsible for muscle growth, confidence, assertiveness, a sense of well-being, energy, and libido levels.
In short, the more testosterone that you have, the better your life will be. It’s no coincidence that high-achieving men also have high levels of testosterone.
Unfortunately, however, our society is littered with things that decrease testosterone levels: pthalates, soy, petro-chemicals, political correctness, a complete lack of male role models, and more. It’s almost like there’s a war against masculinity.
Fortunately, however, it’s very possible to increase your testosterone levels. In fact, using the following tips, I increased my testosterone by around 75%.
Most supplements are bullshit, especially when it comes to supplements for building muscle.
I’ve tried just about every supplement out there. From rare Chinese herbs claiming to extend your life by 40 years, to a funky mushroom that grows on the backs of caterpillars native to the Andes, I’ve spent literally thousands of dollars on supplements.
And do you know what? Most of that money was wasted on crappy supplements that don’t work. But, there are some that work—you just have to know which ones.
That’s why I’ve made this list for you. I remember when I first started getting into fitness, I was completely clueless. I got scammed on numerous occasions by GNC and other over-priced stores, and it wasn’t until 6 months later that I started to figure out which supplements were worth my time.
These 4 supplements will shoot your muscle growth through the roof.