A search for good fitness supplements…

Elvis Elvis

When I first began working out, my plan was to couple fitness supplements (NOT illegal drugs like steroids, hormones, etc.)with lifting weights. The purpose was to accelerate my fitness program so that I could have faster results.

However, I did not just go to GNC and ask them what I should take. I actually took the time research what types of supplements were out at the moment, and then I took things from there.

What I discovered was that there was a whole mass of supplements which were credited with being effective by at least a few people.

So, where did that leave me? Well, I had no choice but to try out the things which I was interested in, and see if they worked.

I had the money to do my own personal “testing,” so that was not the big issue.

Using fitness supplements to “supercharge” my program

When I started my supplement quest, I was working out already, and I was seeing decent results. Nevertheless, I knewthat I could see quicker and better results if I took a few performance enhancers.

Well, to make a super long story short, I tried everything from protein to creatine to NO2. Simultaneously, I began to work out more and more, so I naturally grew bigger, stronger, and more in shape.

A search for good fitness supplements...

I was investing a lot of money into fitness supplements, so I was unable to discern what wasn’t working, what actually was working, and if it was even worth the money.

I continued to take them though because I figured, “Hey, I’m looking good, and I’m taking the supplements… They seem to work, so they must be doing something!”

I figured that it was better to keep doing what I was doing since it was working. I kept that mentality for a long while, but then something interesting happened- I ran out of money.

Life without fitness supplements

When I ran out of money to invest into fitness supplements, I didn’t have much of a choice but to let them go. I’m not going to lie, I was really bummed out about that.

I was so consumed in the “power of the supplements”that I didn’t even think about the fact that my body would naturally enhance itself, even if I didn’t ever take another supplement again.

To make things worse, I thought about how great my plan was going, and the thought of slowing things down was a tough thought to deal with. Regardless, I went ahead and gave up supplements

When I made the decision to give up performance enhancers, I also accepted the idea that I would lose some of what I’d gained, and I’d have a much harder time making new gains.

But ironically, that did not happen. In fact, I was surprised to find that I didn’t really lose any of my gains, and I kept making my same gains with very little additional effort.

So, I came to a conclusion which I’d like to pass on to you…

My view of fitness supplements

You see, while I’ll readily admit to the fact that I initially relied too heavily on fitness supplements to reach my goals, I will say that I learned something very important in the end.

Most supplements are nothing more than placebos. They don’t really do anything, and any gains that you may experience from them are usually due to you thinking that the supplements are working!

Now don’t get me wrong, fitness supplements do provide benefit, but they are not so great that you should build your program around them.

Honestly, I have not taken a supplement in years. I’ve gotten leaner, stronger, and I just feel better (perhaps because my wallet feels better) about myself. I’m proud to say that I’m “all me,” and I’ve been that way for years.


Actually, looking back, I see now that I never needed to take performance enhancers in the first place.

However, I learned a lot about myself over the course of time which I took them, so I wouldn’t change the way I did things.

If you’re in doubt, then think about the fact that people were getting big and strong long before supplements were developed.

Your body is naturally capable of shaping up like you want it, but you have to eat the right foods and do the right things.

So, I’ll leave you with this- “If you choose to take supplements, then make sure that you take them for what they are worth: to aid you.”

If you remember that, then you’ll save a lot of money and you’ll gain more confidence about yourself.

Good luck!