Pre Workout supplement.?

Ok, i've been working out lately daily. Lifting weights! I also am taking a strength class at school we lift lots of weight. My bench press right know is 170lbs, but im increasing! I weigh 260lbs and i've heard a guy my size does not need to be taking protein shakes, but will a prework supplement help me? Will it give me a better edge, more engery, keep me more focus? Or is it a bad idea for a guy my size to take a pre workout supplement, also what do you recommend? I also dont want to take it in shake form, only pill.

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  • ?
    Lv 7
    8 years ago
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    It is not a good idea to take supplements for strength training at all. There is no way the can benefit you but they can make you a sissy who can't "man up" and train properly without looking for an easy fix. The most a preworkout supplement can offer you is stimulation with caffeine. And, if you can't manage without that, drink a cup of coffee. The rest of the ingredients in preworkout supplements are worthless. In general, bodybuilding supplements are just scams.

    Training is hard...not long, but it needs to be intense. When you're up to working out to failure and you've enough experience that your neural drive has peaked, then it's down to your ability to muster the strength and focus on nothing but those motor units you're working to maximal contraction. No supplement can help you focus.

    If you want more info about (protein) supplements, .Read my answer about protein supplements --> http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index;_ylt=ApxC6...

    The best health experts in the world (the US National Institute of Health), the people US doctors listen to, advise you should never take a supplement without the recommendation of a health care professional because all supplements are potentially hazardous to your health as supplements do not have to be tested. The result is many supplements are contaminated, worthless, have false advertising or label claims, and may contain dangerous or worthless chemicals or substances.

    Here's an example of one scam site (bodybuilding.com) which pretends to be a bodybuilding website but is really just a front for selling supplements as evidenced by this list of over 60 dangerous supplement products they were forced to recall and take off the market --> http://www.usrecallnews.com/2009/11/bodybuilding-c... . More here --> http://www.fda.gov/Safety/MedWatch/SafetyInformati... and here --> http://www.fda.gov/ICECI/CriminalInvestigations/uc...

    Bodybuilding.com is a good example why you should never buy supplements whether you want to burn fat, gain weight, build muscle, or are just hoping to improve your health. The scammers who sell junk supplements do so by using advertising, celebrity endorsements, fake testimonials, phony interviews and news reports, bogus reviews, and every other technique possible to convince you their product is safe and effective. They have saturated the internet with thousands of web sites so no matter what you search for, you'll only find glowing reviews of their products at the top of the search results. And, the result of this effort has led an entire generation of young people to believe in fat burners, diet pills, mass gainers, pre and post workout supplements and other junk which not only do we not need but which are ineffective, a waste of money, and possibly even hazardous. The voice of truth is relatively quite compared to the $billions spent on supplement advertising, so before you buy any supplements, inform yourself with the links below.

    Scammers target the young, gullible, and naive demographic because they know they can sway them with greater ease than the older, wiser buying public. But, there are some easy questions you can answer using simple logic to be able to qualify a scammer as suspect. Here are some examples.

    If you just can't resist buying a supplement, at the very least make sure it bears the trademark logo and name of one of the following independent testing laboratories.

    • USP (US Pharmacopoeia)

    • ComsumerLab.com

    • NSF (NSF International)

    Such testing does not guarantee effectiveness or safety but it's better than nothing. The best advice remains: Don't use supplements.

    Good luck and good health!!

    Now, for your own welfare and well being, please review all of the links below.

    • Nemours on Sport Supps --> http://kidshealth.org/teen/food_fitness/sports/spo...

    • Consumer Reports --> http://www.consumerreports.org/cro/magazine-archiv...

    • Supp warning (CBS video) --> http://www.cbsnews.com/video/watch/?id=6740888n

    • Good supp advice (CBS video) --> http://www.cbsnews.com/video/watch/?id=5080900n

    • Scammer example (CBS video) --> http://www.cbsnews.com/video/watch/?id=5196740n

    • More about supps (CBS video) --> http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2010/08/03/earlysho...

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  • Joe
    Lv 5
    8 years ago

    Ok wow clickmaster yes let's listen to nih and FDA which is controlled by the pharm companies who sell drugs to us and make us even more ill, also the FDA try to justify putting chemicals in our cans and food. Just ignore clickmaster ugh so annoying, supps are safe and are used by alt med docs that have degrees, if you want a good pre workout supp, let's try E&E Energy and endurance pre workout formula, best on the market

    Improve your energy, endurance, strength, and focus with this NEW pre-workout drink. Its proprietary blend of advanced nitric oxide boosters, amino acids, natural energizers, electrolytes, and essential B vitamins can help you power through and maximize your workouts.*

    Fuel up your workouts for faster results!

    This powerful supplement is scientifically formulated to help improve your energy, endurance, strength, and focus, so you can maximize every minute of your Beachbody® workout and get your best results.*

    E&E Energy and Endurance™ will help you:*

    Burn more calories and fat to get ripped faster.

    Maximize muscle performance to build muscle faster.

    E&E Energy and Endurance features a proprietary blend of:

    Advanced nitric oxide boosters to help speed more nutrients and oxygen to your muscles for better performance.*

    Natural energizers to help increase energy production and focus to maximize your workout.*

    Amino acids to help promote muscular energy and overall workout performance.*

    Electrolytes to help fight dehydration and support optimal muscle function.*

    Essential B vitamins to promote a strong metabolism to provide energy so you can burn fat.*

    Stevia for natural, zero-calorie sweetness.

    E&E Energy and Endurance contains:

    No artificial flavors, sweeteners, or preservatives.

    No high-risk or untested ingredients.

    Get the most from your workout. Mix E&E Energy and Endurance with water and drink it 15 to 30 minutes before your workout. You'll feel more energized from the start to the end of your workout—maximizing your results.

    It costs $34.90 that's with the shipping, but Idk what tax is where you live

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