I was speaking to a personal trainer friend the other day and he told me how one of his clients thought that taking protein powder alone (i.e. without a real training regime + diet) would significantly change his body (aesthetically) and it was some sort of a special potion that would yield him significant results in terms of gaining muscle mass.
I couldn’t help but laugh and also secretly empathise, I unfortunately fell for this farce too.
Several years ago when I first started training I heard about protein from my tae kwon do teacher and thought that this special drink would transform my physique into something like the ones you find in those magazines, you know the ones I’m talking about
Don’t get me wrong, protein powders are very beneficial, have a very high biological value and can also have anabolic effects if used properly and frequently, in combination with a very good diet and training plan.
However, don’t be fooled into thinking that you can drink a protein shake and you shall immediately explode into Ronnie Coleman. Sorry to disappoint you, but this is highly and totally unlikely to occur.
There is no substitute for hard work in the gym – except maybe the use of banned substances, which I do not endorse.
Please don’t surmise that buying protein powder alone is the answer, healthy achievements involve determination, persistence, trial & improvement and hard work to succeed with good drug-free results!
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