The Correct Way to Diet

One of the most discussed topics in bodybuilding is nutrition, over the past few years a great amount of so-called “experts” have taken the bodybuilding and fitness world by storm with new training and dieting techniques that promise to transform anyone into a world-class fitness model or bodybuilder. The sad reality is that most of these diets don’t actually work and it doesn’t really come as a big surprise, most of them are generic and have no solid foundations as to why they technically work. Creating a nutritional plan that actually works is not that hard, the most difficult part will always be being consistent, dedicated and patient.

Why don’t diets work?

Diets can fail for various reasons and not all of them have to do with binging or cheating, most of them actually fail because they are simply not designed correctly. Most of the popular diets that people tend to follow don’t make any sense, a diet is supposed to be created around the individual who is going to put it into play. When the word diet is used the first thing that tends to come to mind is “deficit”, most of the diets being used today are based around what you can’t eat and not around what you can and should eat.

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If a diet is not properly designed it will undoubtedly fail but then again this isn’t the only reason on why things don’t always tend to go right with dieting. The second reason and probably the most important one that dictates if a diet fails or not is exercise, the majority of individuals who want to transform their body aren’t willing to put in the work and therefore try out new diets every know and the that limits their caloric intake, this can and will always end up badly.

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Why Supplements Do Not Work

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Supplements are a subject that always seem to come up in any given fitness or bodybuilding related topic, there is actually a pretty big debate that has been kept alive for years, a small part of people argue that bodybuilding supplements don’t work as good as they say they do, while others agree that supplements do work and that anyone that says otherwise doesn’t know enough about them. The truth is actually pretty simple, supplements don’t always work for very specific reasons, here’s a few of them.

Why don’t supplements work?

The science behind supplements is not complicated, the first thing that everyone needs to understand is that supplements are meant to be used as substitutes or complements in a given diet, supplements aren’t food, they offer good amounts of micro and macro nutrients that are found in food but they aren’t the same thing. Supplements are formulated to be highly effective, they are packed with ingredients that are easily absorbed and digested inside the human body and they are the perfect tool for any high-performance athlete from any given background who is looking to take their overall performance to the next level.

Supplements won’t work if you don’t train, eat and sleep accordingly if someone consumes supplements on a daily basis but doesn’t perform high-intensity training sessions and feeds their body with high-quality food, the supplements simply won’t work. The human body functions in a very complex yet simple manner, it only uses what it needs, if you don’t make your body need the extra nutrients so it can grow and recover it won’t use them, if on the other hand you train hard, eat right and get enough rest, any sort of supplement will accommodate your body with ease.

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Supplements also need a break

If you take the time to read any sort of supplement label, it doesn’t matter if it comes from a protein powder, whey protein or pre-workout, it will most definitely say that the supplement should be cycled, the term is used with supplements as much as it’s used with steroids but it still means the same thing. The instructions will specify that the product should be used for a specific period of time and then should be avoided for a week or two, very few people ignore the labels and keep on using the supplements, this can and will only end in bad results.

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Pros and Cons of Using Steroids

Steroids have always been a very controversial subject amongst the bodybuilding and fitness community, even though steroids are highly dangerous compounds they are still used on a daily basis by amateur and professional bodybuilders so they can achieve new levels of muscularity and definition. Bodybuilding has always been the poster image for steroid use and it shouldn’t be, everyone chooses to ignore the fact that steroid use is extremely common amongst mainstream sports such as football, baseball, basketball wrestling, etc. Steroids have and will always be a fundamental part of sports.

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Steroids are used for one simple reason, they work and they produce incredible results, the general part of society views steroid use as something completely negative and dangerous, there is no denying that this is true but not many understand that there are wide variety of positive reasons on why steroids are still and will always be used, no matter the side effects they could generate.

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