Skinny connotated a sense of “weakness” and being unhealthy. It meant being boney and not filling out your clothes. Just the word itself sounded harsh and ugly. I hated being referred to as skinny, but after awhile I began to think that there wasn’t much I could do about it. After all, it was genetics. Right? So I continued through high school with the pants that were too baggy, the shirts that were too big in the chest. Thankfully I was never really picked on, but I knew what others thought. I was skinny.
You can end up wasting money and not spending enough time researching your training and nutrition articles, the important stuff! If I HAD to put a percentage on it (which isn’t really ideal as it depends on the person), I would say supplements should make up 10% of your body efforts (effort, time, money, research etc), MAXIMUM. I would personally have it taking up about 5%.
So to help you make an educated decision when buying fitness supplements, bodybuilding supplements or general calisthenics exercises you need to adhere to the following basics.
Tweak your diet only when it shows no positive results. A tweak would be considered something minor, such as lowering the carbohydrates, or adjusting the calories, or changing the cardio. Do not do all at the same time. Use only one tactic at a time.
Water is better than most sports drinks on the market but it has its limitations. A properly formulated sports or hydration drink is better but only if it’s designed correctly. Most are not.
Not for sure what you need, exactly? Well, what are your goals? This store will help you create a plan depending on your gender, goals, and age. You will be given product recommendations as well as tips on what you should eat every day. You can watch exercise videos to learn how to stay in shape.
Getting into contest shape is not an overnight process. You have to prepare wisely. No amount of tricks can help if you didn’t do your homework off-season or in contest-prep mode. Look for changes in your physique each week or two by comparing pictures. Stay true and honest to yourself and your program and you will be your best on contest day.