Over the next few days I’m going to send you some very disturbing video content that, I am confident, will make your blood boil.
I feel it’s necessary to wake you up to the ugly reality of the supplement industry and encourage you with the words my father shares with me, “If you don’t stand for something, you’ll fall for everything.”
If you think or already know the supplement industry is scamming you – wait until you watch this 60 second video – you haven’t seen or heard anything yet…
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State where your stand on the comments below.
I’ll go first.
1. How did Christian’s comments make YOU feel?
Interestingly, it seemed like this was the first time Christian was ever asked this question as his moral compass started spinning. I do respect him for being honest and not beating around the bush.
My main issue is that a guy like Christian (he’s just one example) may be inspiring thousands of young guys to look like him, but he is also misleading thousands by assuming everyone is trusting and unassuming. He cleverly puts his moral compass back in line by saying
“…you should be smarter than that.”
And he’s absolutely right, you and I should be smarter and not obsessed with instant gratification and supplements that promise to work like fairy dust.
Unfortunately, most guys have to learn the hard way and have to flush a few hundred dollars (or a few thousand dollars) down the drain to see these pills and powders do not work like they promise but it’s too late – the sale has been made and the supplement company has got your money and laughing all the way to the bank and off to create their next “propriety blend” they’ll convince you to buy next month.
You actually think the models and bodybuilders in magazines got muscular and ripped off NO2 and glutamine (just to name two)? They tell you that hard training and certain supplements were the solution, but it’s really anabolic steroids.
2. What are YOU going to do about it?
I’ll tell you what I’m doing first.
I’ve been preaching against the supplement scams the past 6 years ever since I learned about the supplement mafia but I think we easily forget because we are obsessed with a society that glorifies instant gratification and the desperate thought that,
“Maybe this one will work…”
I made my stand in 2002 – it’s quite simple.
I vote with my dollar by not spending money on any bogus supplements and will not experiment with anything until I see it stand the test of time and be on the market for at least 3 years (IMO, that’s the best test).
I only introduce a few bodybuilding supplements (BCAA’s, creatine, caffeine) that have been proven to work when I hit a 90% threshold in my training, diet and lifestyle. I don’t expect them to get me to that point, just to give me an extra edge when I’m 10% away from my goal.
Are you going to stand for something or keep falling for everything?
Vince Del Monte
P.S. Today’s and the next few blog posts have all been (re)inspired by the latest documentary by Chris Bell called Bigger, Stronger, Faster I highly, highly recommend you make it your next rental or google search it and start watching the deleted scenes online.
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