|Posted on 20 January, 2018 at 14:45|
Gym terminology debunked
Nutritional / Training concepts examined
I appreciate that getting in getting fit there can be alien concepts and that there are lots of confusing terms and widespread jargon.
If you read my recent blogs you’ll know that I hate gym myths that are perpetuated.
Possibly the most misunderstood and potentially dangerous part of fitness is the multi billion pound supplement industry.
Rarely will you hear an impartial opinion or advice against spending money but RYPT is here for the facts.
Supplements come in a variety of forms from innocent enough vegetable supplements to powders without fully tested outcomes. Furthermore this rather inconspicuously coincides with a massive rise in profits of these companies.
Don’t get me wrong, not all supplements have negative outcomes or indeed produce no end goal. In my opinion, supplements should be the final resort of your nutrition plan, an additive if you will.
These should by no means be the cornerstone upon which to plan your meals.
The best type of supplements are those which enhance what we are potentially lacking in the modern diet. In my opinion, good quality minerals and vitamins are severely short within our over processed food-based society.
Many vegetable or plant based protein supplements are widely available and can help support a strong immune system. Adding these to your nutrition can be of great benefit. Where this becomes a danger is when over consumption becomes the norm, many of these supplements contain 100% recommended daily allowance of minerals (or even more). Once it gets above a certain level, you are not getting the full benefit and the body excluding this level of excess could be a problem.
Furthermore, many of the supplements that circle the body building industry in mainstream society are perhaps dubious. Take for example, Creatine, widely used and very popular yet the actual effectiveness of this supplements is widely disputed with little conclusive long-term evidence of the effect.
Even with the mass popularity of protein supplementation, it is still incorrectly utilised. There are so many different types of protein but little do people realise that other sources can be more effective and much less costly. Besides supplementing with protein should ideally be done post workout in the “anabolic window” to ensure the best uptake. However, gulping down scoop after scoop will have no benefit because the body simply cannot process vast amounts of protein in a short space of time.
The best recommendation that I can make would be to cross-reference what you are considering with www.examine.com for the actual facts. It’s a conclusive and scientific based website with succinct reviews of the effectiveness with no anecdotal evidence.
Have a confident nutritional planner (use Myfitnesspal for guidance)
* Use www.examine.com for research
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