TODAY I AM A PENSIONER!
TODAY I AM A PENSIONER!! Yep, 66 years old today. I’ve included a very recent pic (taken yesterday) in this post, but one which is not in my usual conservative style (Sorry about serious face!). And the purpose? Over the 30+ years I have spent as a PT, I have literally been bombarded by countless offers and recommendations from other trainers and poorly informed and unqualified individuals to use this protein powder or that vitamin and mineral supplement. This to ensure I get the training results I desired. Results which I most certainly would NOT achieve unless I partook in these mind-blowingly wondrous and superiorly nutritious products. Well I have news, based on my experience, and more importantly, intimate understanding of what is, and is not real in popular mainstream strength and fitness practices, I am able to achieve my own personal strength & fitness training goals without the use of these heavily marketed and profit driven nutritional imposters. All my results have been based around and upon clean, whole, fresh balanced and sustainable nutritional principles. No pre-workout protein (Shish!!) and no post-workout protein!! All aimed at getting you to use more product of course. Question: Did you know that in the early days of protein powder availability, the main protein used was the superior quality egg protein (albumin), but that whey protein became the protein of choice, not because it is more effective, but because it was/is cheaper to manufacture? Tip: Research the real science, not the manufacturer’s hype. Yep, plenty of fresh fruit (yes, fruit) and vegetables, a full range of lean, complete protein sources (just the right balance, as the body will only convert any excess into glucose/glycogen anyway!) And of course carbs, yep about 55% of diet is complex carbs (bread, rice potatoes and pasta). No Musashi, no Swisse, Not Anything. If you want to lose weight, eat LESS, MOVE more, and don't kid yourself, it's entirely about being DISCIPLINED. If you want to gain muscle, keep your macro and micro-nutrients in balance, then train your heart out. And to complement either objective, drink more water!! So the lessons? Don’t be fooled, don’t get sucked into the hype because “everyone” is doing it, and most certainly, don’t waste your money!!