I remember the first time I stepped foot into a GNC store. I was only about 15, and was just getting in the world of bodybuilding—so naturally I wanted to buy all of the supplements my idols used. I was quickly greeted by a salesman, who promptly convinced me to buy some GNC whey protein.
Fast forward almost a decade, and I’ve seen it all. I’ve sold tens of thousands of dollars worth of supplements in store, and done even more sales in fitness eBooks online. I’ve tried it all, from the well known C4 pre-workout, to the commonplace GNC whey protein, to even steroids and other black market supplements.
…and I’ve learned a lot along the way. I’ve learned how to find the best whey protein, how to get the best prices on supplements, and even how to prepare for bodybuilding photoshoots in record time. The most important thing I’ve learned however, is how to tell the scams apart from the legit shit.
Let me tell you, I’ve wasted THOUSANDS of dollars on pre-workout bunk, testosterone boosting junk, and whey protein scams. Everything I preach is from experience, and before I even begin this article, I’m going to lay the raw, unfiltered truth at your feet: GNC whey protein is a fucking scam.
As someone who’s been involved in the fitness industry for nearly a decade, let me tell you that a lot of supplements are scams. There’s one that every bro and his cousin recommends however, and that’s the C4 pre workout. Does it live up to the hype, though?
They claim that it’s how you “get big bro,” but is it really? Well in my experience, C4 pre workout isn’t necessarily BAD, but it’s certainly not GOOD by any means. That being said, thanks to expert marketing, great branding, and a lot of hype, they’ve managed to catapult it to the top selling pre-workout of all time.
When you first start working out, dozens of questions circle your mind:
…and while no one article can answer all of these questions, I’m going to try my best to touch upon all of them. I’ve tried everything from illegal, black market pre workouts like JACK3D to run of the mill pre workouts like C4, and here’s my honest review of the latter.
To be honest, I’m struggling for words right now. This may be the most important post I ever make, and I’m struggling with how to present it. No post, no article, no video, and no platform can contain the wisdom of ages. It simply can’t be done, because wisdom has to be felt.
Wisdom is born through the furnace of life, strengthened through the bellows of experience, and shaped through the anvil of suffering. It matters not how hard I try—words cannot convey experience, and they cannot convey wisdom. Words are an abstraction of the real thing.
Yet still, I try—I pour my heart, my soul, and my LIFE into these posts, hoping that they will touch someone’s heart, somewhere in the world. I do not lie when I say that very few people have changed my life in the same way that Jordan B. Peterson has.
While he’s only a man, and I am only a writer, I hope that this 12-part series of posts can change someone’s life in the same way that mine was changed. I will try my best to portray Dr. Peterson’s ideas in their purest, most true form. Let’s go.
Is Tai Lopez a scam? I’m sure that you’ve seen his ads by now—they start with him saying “here in my garage,” and then pointing to his Lamborghini next to his personal library.
He then promises that if you follow his “67 Steps” program, you’ll generate MASSIVE wealth…more than you ever thought was possible. He claims that these 67 steps led him from being broke with $48 in his bank account, to driving a Lamborghini in Los Angeles.
A lot of people don’t buy it, but some do—I’m always willing to take a chance on something, because I believe you should invest in your education BIG TIME.
So about a year ago, I purchased Tai Lopez’s 67 Steps, and have been extremely satisfied with the quality of content, and amount of wisdom condensed into these steps. Here’s my review.
The very first article that I wrote was about having a morning routine…and it isn’t hard to see why.
Starting your day off the right way can be the difference between success and failure, wealth and poverty, happiness and misery.
When you construct the first hour of your day, YOU take charge of your own life. You become proactive, rather than reactive. You’re the creator, rather than the consumer—the architect, rather than the passive sheep.
If you’re a man struggling to get your shit together, try the Gorilla Mindset morning routine. It only takes about 10 minutes, and will leave you motivated, focused, and energized, ready to conquer your day.
As you all know, I used to work at a supplement store…and believe me, having been involved in the fitness industry for years taught me a lot.
The very first thing I learned is that most supplements are bullshit—you can market anything to a guy who’s desperate to build muscle. But I’m not interested in bullshit marketing tactics, I’m interested in telling you the truth.
Rich Piana’s Mutant Mass Weight Gainer is by far the best muscle-building, calorie-dense weight gaining powder that I’ve ever tried…and I’ve tried a lot.
In this article I’d like to break down why I believe it’s superior to other weight-gaining products, when you should use it, and how it can help you get jacked in record time.
Anyone who’s been reading my blog for a while knows that I’m kind of a coffee snob.
I appreciate good coffee; I enjoy it. Some might even say that my obsession with the bean is borderline hedonistic. And perhaps it is, but regardless, I recently decided to purchase my first bag of Red Coffee.
For those of you who don’t know, Red Supplements (supplements that actually work) is a joint venture by two of my favorite bloggers: Chris Deoudes of Good Looking Loser and Victor Pride of Bold & Determined.
Up until now I’ve never tried Red Coffee, but due to my trust of these two guys (I’ve been following their blogs for a while) I decided to take a leap of faith and order my first bag. Here’s my honest review of red coffee.
Forward: I have been using Alpha Brain for the last 3-4 years, and here is my experience with it.
I recall first hearing about Alpha Brain from Joe Rogan’s podcast, the Joe Rogan Experience. I was intrigued by the concept of using a supplement to improve my cognition, but I was also wary—I knew that he had a financial stake in the supplement company.
But, due to my trust for Joe Rogan, and the fact that Onnit has a 30 pill money back guarantee, I decided to take a leap of faith. I ordered the 90 count bottle of Alpha Brain.
It arrived in the mail several days later, which I thought was pretty fast, but they ship from Texas so being on the East coast, I guess that makes sense. Regardless, I was sure to record my results.
I actually made a day by day journal for the first 2 weeks that I used it, so that I could look back and decide if I wanted to buy it again…and I’ve been buying it ever since.
Forward: I purchased 30 Days of Discipline nearly two years ago, before I had a blog, and recently decided it would be a great idea to give Victor Pride a shout out. I highly urge you to check out his blog, as well.
I was cleaning out my computer, sorting through various files that I had stored on my hard drive, and I stumbled upon something that I had almost forgotten about…an old gem that changed my life. An old gem that gave me the confidence, discipline, and assertiveness that I needed at the time. Even though it’d been over a year since I’d opened this little PDF, I recalled how much of an impact it had on my life, even to this day.
Almost 2 years ago, I purchased Victor Pride’s 30 Days of Discipline program. I’d been a regular reader of his blog, Bold and Determined, for a while, and decided to give his eBook a shot due to the positive reviews. I was already a fairly disciplined and successful man, prior to purchasing his eBook, but even then, it took my discipline to the next level. Victor Pride describes it as the “boot camp for winners,” and it’s just that.
30 Days of Discipline is essentially a program to take weak, unmotivated, lazy men, and turn them into confident, action-taking, winners. But you have to put in the work. It isn’t the program, but the participants’ hard work and dedication that turned them into winners. The program is just a road map; a guide to take you where you want to be. It’s up to YOU to take action and follow it.