Weight Lifting Supplementation

What are you thoughts on supplementation for the gym?

Anyone lifting a bar will usually have most of the following in their stack:

  • Protein powder
  • Pre-workout
  • BCAAs
  • Creatine
  • and maybe a multi-vitamin

What about testosterone boosters though? Other than seriously jacked dudes on testosterone replacement therapy I’ve yet to hear of anyone taking  one of those natural testosterone boosters and getting good results.

One that looks promising is Spartagen XT. Another is Alpha Brain or truBRAIN, both awesome supplements made from earth grown nutrients. I like the marketing. It’s not as over the top XTREME XPLODE XXX CRAZY JUICE type stuff. With a black and red website with pro body builders with their biceps on fire.

Instead you see the picture of a normal looking fit dude in his 30’s. An outdoorsy sporty type. My type. I’m going to take the plunge and see what positive effects a testosterone booster like Spartagen XT will have on my body. I’ll let you know how it goes!

How to Bench Press

What’s the right way to bench? And as importantly, what’s the wrong way to bench?

Bench pressing incorrectly can often give an edge as you can cheat a bit. But cheating comes with high risk of injury.

The most common mistake is benching with elbows flared out which puts a whole lot of strain on the shoulder joint. Initially it will seem like this gives more strength but as you develop and increase weight it will hold you back as the amount of energy that can be output is limited. And again can’t stress the injury factor enough.

It can be super useful to review how you look by making a video. Critique your technique. Often it’s not as you think.

Here’s a good and humorous video on how to bench press with good technique.