Why I DO NOT Review Pre-Workout Supplements
In 2007, I started taking supplements (pre/intra/post workout) in order to increase my performance as a Division I athlete (that I was grossly unprepared for that level of competition). Although I was practically raised in fitness facilities, working out with my mother at home, playing competitive sports all day every day, I never had a real strength and conditioning or sports performance coach until college. In high school varsity sports, we hit the weight room together but there were no programs for exercise or nutrition. My sport-specific skills were top notch but I didn’t have a body that could use those skills.
I had to be careful to avoid all banned substances because of random drug testing but I was always trying to find something legal to give me the edge in training so that I could help my team win. While it’s been a roller coaster of a fitness ride since those days, I still try to find something that can push me physically and mentally to give my best. While I can proudly say that I have avoided any use of PEDs or steroids, I can also say that I have wasted a lot of money on products that just don’t work. As a nutritionist, I know the science behind it and the scam of proprietary blends and dagger crosses. I know the effects of creatine monohydrate, citrulline malate, and beta alanine. Still, I don’t feel it.
In short, despite having tried nearly every significant supplement in the industry, I am unfit to review these products because none of them have worked on me so it’d be like asking someone who can’t taste to tell you which steak has the best flavor. I’ll try my best to answer all of your questions about supplements in the future, but there is a reason that our website doesn’t have 100 supplement reviews, and this is why! Still, feel free to send me emails with specific questions about specific products and I can tell you if it’s worth taking.
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