So many seeking to build muscle mass seek out natural muscle building supplements, feeling that the fountain to muscle growth is buried somewhere deep inside of a health store shelf, but the biggest factor in building muscle mass has no connection whatsoever with supplements, and revolves around concepts that so many take for granted.
It’s amazing how many have contacted me from around the world wondering what bodybuilding diet to follow for optimum muscle gains, but insisting that their weight training routine is perfect. The immediate response that flows through my mind is, how can this individual be certain that his or her weight lifting plan is optimal when results are poor? Obviously, mistakes are being made since muscle growth is disappointing, but the assumption by so many is that some of what they do is correct, when more often than not, the entire routine must be overhauled, both the food that is consumed and the type of weight training workout plan that is followed, because the combination of proper eating and exercise is what produces impressive natural muscle mass improvements.
So, step one is to find a potent natural bodybuilding program that was designed by someone who has never used steroids, and has built muscle on a natural hormonal profile. The next step, just as important to achieving jaw dropping muscle gains, is consistency, where you regularly implement the effective bodybuilding routine, and in order for this objective to be met, the workout and diet must be realistic for the individual’s lifestyle and emotional makeup. This is why it’s important that whatever routine is adopted be flexible enough to change given specific circumstances, because anyone who tries to follow a weight lifting workout or diet plan that is causing them substantial mental stress is going to eventually scrap the routine, and the search for natural muscle building supplements will then return out of sheer frustration.
Just remember that external factors are what promote internal change, so if you aren’t building muscle mass weekly, then you need to completely overhaul your weight lifting workout and diet routine to one that has been properly designed by a natural bodybuilder.
Bodybuilding supplement advertising propaganda suggests that those who wisely avoid anabolic steroids need to find bottled assistance in the form of a pill or powder in order to build muscle, but this notion poses several questions. Firstly, are supplements a viable substitution for steroids, and secondly, if they are, is using such products consistent with the spirit of natural bodybuilding?
No bodybuilding supplement can replace the hormonal boosting impact of anabolic steroids, despite advertising suggesting otherwise. In fact, the reason many weight lifters avoid steroids is not because they don’t aid in building larger muscles, but rather due to the serious health risks associated with all hormonal drugs (heart failure and other cardiovascular issues, cancer, organ disease, etc), so logically, when searching for a bodybuilding supplement replacement, how can such a product possibly provide anywhere near the muscle gains of steroids without also impacting health in a negative way? If this were possible, no bodybuilder would use steroids, as they could purchase supplements legally and achieve the same benefit with no risk, but this is the fantasy world which supplement advertising tries to create in order to encourage confused bodybuilders to try their products.
To build muscle naturally, there are only two necessary components – a properly designed bodybuilding diet plan, and a potent weight training workout routine. The combination of these two foundational elements is what maximizes genetical potential, allowing significant muscle mass improvements without the health risks associated with bodybuilding supplements or steroid drugs. Unfortunately, because so many make serious errors in their diet and weight training plan that prevents muscle gains, they are strongly tempted to either experiment with supplements or even steroids, when there is a substantial amount of natural muscle building potential that has remain untapped as a result of diet and weight lifting mistakes. If you are unsatisfied with your level of muscle growth, before wasting time and money on supplements that don’t work as advertised, or risking health, well being and life itself with steroids, please correct the mistakes in your diet and workout plan, as by doing so, impressive results will soon follow.
Those who wish to build muscle mass and understand the very real dangers of steroid use (including deadly health issues such as heart attack and cancer) often continue seeking a safe alternative, and are captivated by natural bodybuilding supplements that claim to increase muscle mass without any adverse side effects. Most in such a situation are not achieving desired muscle growth, and therefore feel as if their only chance to boost muscle gains is to experiment with the vast array of bodybuilding supplements that will provide added progress.
There are two very important points to consider before traveling down this supplement trap, one being the safety of such products. Often, and this is very unfortunate but true, because of loopholes in labeling laws, supplement (and food) manufacturers can claim a product to be natural simply because an additive is derived from a natural source, which allows a supplement or food manufacturer to label the product as such, even though the ingredient has been modified to actually provide a response within the body far different than what is possible in its natural occurring state, which puts health and well being at risk. The body does not know how to properly digest and utilize ingredients that have been modified from their natural occurring state, and, as just noted, often foods and supplements that claim to be natural actually contain ingredients that are anything but. When the body encounters such additives, there is the potential for cancer formation (since often cancer develops due to the body not having the capacity to utilize a certain food, drug or supplement), and there are of course other health risks outside of just cancer, because the body processing a substance that is outside of its true natural environment can lead to dysfunctions of digestion, the cardiovascular system, organs, etc, which makes the search for safe, natural bodybuilding supplements fruitless at best.
Secondly, those who feel tempted to experiment with supplements are doing so because of a dissatisfaction with muscle building results, and the vast majority in such a situation are making serious diet and weight training errors that prevent the body from achieving its natural genetic potential. This is why supplements become so appealing, as they provide what seems to be a fast, safe solution to a muscle building plateau, but in reality, the hype far exceeds the results they provide, and there is a great potential for serious health issues for the reasons stated in this article.