"Doing more exercise with less intensity,"
Arthur Jones believes, "has all but
destroyed the actual great value
of weight training. Something
must be done . . . and quickly."
The New Bodybuilding for
Old-School Results supplies
MUCH of that "something."
This is one of 93 photos of Andy McCutcheon that are used in The New High-Intensity Training to illustrate the recommended exercises.
To find out more about McCutcheon and his training, click here.
For general fitness the only thing most people need is EFAs in the form of fish oil, multivitamin to cover any nutritional deficiencies and additional vitamin D. I don't really sweat anything else myself, that's enough pills for me in a day.
In my opinion if you don't have a deficiency in something or have a hard time assimilating certain vitamins or minerals and you eat good wholesome meals you don't need any supplements.I've been through just about every supplement and I've found the only one that I can really feel a difference with is Liver tablets and they're damn expensive so I rarely get them.. I take a calcium and vitamin C supplement as I figure the junk I eat destroys some of those vitamins and as you get older you need a little extra.
I've heard creatine is good. But it doesn't do anything for me.
I currently take no supplements, but I do take some extracts like astralagus and whole food powders like maca, from time to time. I think it is an individual thing.
Nothing I take is the purpose of building muscle or strength and I tend heavily toward who unprocessed thoughtfully grown foods.
But then I am old, and am happy with my strength and muscularity
The vast majority of people don't need supplements unless they have a deficiency.
There was also an interesting documentary recently on the BBC about supplements. It turns out even a typical takeaway will give you a very favorable range of vitamins.
It turns out you need free radicals to increase insulin sensitivity, and they're generally a cause for good. Anti-oxidants, in supplements, however, negate this and actually seem dangerous.
Must admit, I bought into thinking anti-oxidants were important to health.
Over time I've grown more skeptical over supplements as quite frankly we don't need them. Also, I think where supplements are more problematic than even drugs is that there's no evidence on contra-indications, i.e., what harm they might actually be doing.
The main area where people are probably most deficient is with vitamin D - which can be corrected quite easily.