The reality regarding Pre-Workout and Supplements



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Pre-workouts normally contain caffeine, amino acids, vitamin B3, as well as unhealthy artificial ingredients. Having small amounts of caffeine before a workout has been shown to have positive effects, such as being able to lift more weight, maintain better focus, and in some cases even run faster. However, too much caffeine can be bad. Many of the ingredients in preworkout supplements are intended to give athletes the perception that their workout is supercharged, said Jordan Moon, an exercise physiologist and sports nutritionist. Users of pre-workout supplements can vouch that their physical performance increases significantly after taking their usual fitness concoctions.

Most of these supplements contain high amounts of protein. It helps in muscle growth and development. Other pre-workout supplements also come with creatine. Most pre-workout supplements contain besides arginine, other substances to increase energy and the proteins needed to increase strength, power, and efficiency in training. Other pre-workout supplements contain creatine, caffeine, whey protein, glutamine.

Type of pre-workout supplements Pre-workout supplements based on caffeine. Pre-workout supplements make you feel more energised. They also make you tire less quickly so you can get in a few extra sets, lift heavier weights or run a bit further. They can also help to reduce the oxidative stress that’s the natural result of an intense workout. The danger of pre-workouts is that they can raise your heart rate.

Most pre-workout energy boosting supplements contain some form of stimulant, which is basically a substance that stimulates the central nervous system and revs up the metabolism. Some Popular Pre-Workout Energy Supplement Stimulants Includ. Yohimbine and yohimbe extracts dilate blood vessels, resulting in vasocongestion. It can cause a substantial rise in blood pressure and heart rate at doses of 20-30 mg. Common side effects may include anxiety, restlessness, chills and shivers, nause.

Which Supplements do I NEED to Take to Gain Muscle and Lose Fat Should I take Pre Workout Best 2017 Duration: 8:11. Gravity Transformation Fat Loss Experts 1,500,159 views 8:11. The Truth About Pre Workout Supplements by Bodybuilding Supplement Talk with Alex Rogers • A podcast on Anchor In this podcast I talk about pre workout supplements and how most of them cause you to gain fat, age, and make your skin more unattractive.

I go over the history of pre workouts and what to use instead of what is out there. When Taking A Pre-Workout Supplement Could Be Considered. In the right situation, for the right person, adding a pre-workout may be something that has more pros than cons.

If the following describes you, then adding a pre-workout may be beneficial: You get 7+ hours of uninterrupted, high-quality sleep per nigh.

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Moreover, there is evidence that the relevance of the post-workout window of opportunity is dependent on the timing of the pre-workout meal.

“Science and Development of Muscle Hypertrophy” by Brad Schoenfeld
from Science and Development of Muscle Hypertrophy
by Brad Schoenfeld
Human Kinetics, 2020

The same goes for pre-workout supplements and energy drinks; they can be a slippery slope.

“Glute Lab: The Art and Science of Strength and Physique Training” by Bret Contreras, Glen Cordoza
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by Bret Contreras, Glen Cordoza
Victory Belt Publishing, 2019

Real life includes 1) multiday tournaments, competitions, or events, 2) “stacking” supplements (such as mixing caffeine and nitrates), and 3) determining whether an elite athlete responds the same way to a supplement as does a recreational athlete.

“Nancy Clark's Sports Nutrition Guidebook” by Nancy Clark
from Nancy Clark’s Sports Nutrition Guidebook
by Nancy Clark
Human Kinetics, 2019

The effects of a pre-workout supplement containing caffeine, creatine, and amino acids during three-weeks of high-intensity exercise on aerobic and anaerobic performance.

“Essentials of Exercise & Sport Nutrition: Science to Practice” by Richard B. Kreider PhD FACSM FISSN FNAK
from Essentials of Exercise & Sport Nutrition: Science to Practice
by Richard B. Kreider PhD FACSM FISSN FNAK
Lulu Publishing Services, 2019

I don’t spew nonsense about the drugs I’ve used or the drugs I’ve sold, so there’s no reason to lie about how screwed up bodybuilding really is.

“Death, Drugs, and Muscle: Surviving the Steriod Underworld” by Gregg Valentino, Nathan Jendrick
from Death, Drugs, and Muscle: Surviving the Steriod Underworld
by Gregg Valentino, Nathan Jendrick
ECW Press, 2010

For a long time I have started discussions of training nutrition chronologically, looking at pre-workout nutrition first, then during-workout foods, and ending with post-workout nutrition.

“The Time-Crunched Cyclist: Race-Winning Fitness in 6 Hours a Week, 3rd Ed.” by Chris Carmichael, Jim Rutberg
from The Time-Crunched Cyclist: Race-Winning Fitness in 6 Hours a Week, 3rd Ed.
by Chris Carmichael, Jim Rutberg
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A recent study of college males found that 27 percent reported using over the counter body building supplements such as creatine and ephedrine, and illicit drugs such as anabolic steroids to gain muscle or lose fat (Olivardia, Pope Jr. Borowiecki, and Cohane, 2004).

“Stress and Mental Health of College Students” by M. V. Landow
from Stress and Mental Health of College Students
by M. V. Landow
Nova Science Publishers, 2006

He also reveals his three most overrated supplements that don’t hold up to the evidence: BCAAs, arginine, and glutamine (for more details, check out Dr. Bubbs Performance Podcast, Season 2, Episode 7).

“Peak: The New Science of Athletic Performance That is Revolutionizing Sports” by Marc Bubbs
from Peak: The New Science of Athletic Performance That is Revolutionizing Sports
by Marc Bubbs
Chelsea Green Publishing, 2019

The sad lesson I’ve learned is the majority of supplement companies, especially sports supplement companies, are first and foremost marketing companies.

“Bigger Leaner Stronger: The Simple Science of Building the Ultimate Male Body” by Michael Matthews
from Bigger Leaner Stronger: The Simple Science of Building the Ultimate Male Body
by Michael Matthews
Waterbury Publishers, Incorporated, 2019

In a follow-up study, using the same protocol (but with only 6 g EAA and 35 g sugar), Rasmussen and colleagues (164) demonstrated significantly greater anabolic drive—that is, the building of new muscle tissue—with the EAA supplement (when given shortly after resistance exercise) versus the placebo.

“Essentials of Strength Training and Conditioning” by Thomas R. Baechle, Roger W. Earle, National Strength & Conditioning Association (U.S.)
from Essentials of Strength Training and Conditioning
by Thomas R. Baechle, Roger W. Earle, National Strength & Conditioning Association (U.S.)
Human Kinetics, 2008

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  • thank you…it’s very easy to get influenced by the aggressive marketing techniques used by the supplement industry. Even for an educated and highly skeptical individual like me!

  • hey coach,

    back in the gym from a verrrry long hiatus… and trying to relearn everything… im having trouble hitting 200 grams of protein per day… i want to make sure my diet (picky eater… still working on solid meal plan to accommodate) is feeding my body properly… lost 10 lbs in a month or so… so that is working for me… but what do you think about the intake… if im only hitting 100 g what is it doing for me..

  • Jeff can you make a video putting all the essential things That a good weight gainer or a mass gainer should have and should not have

  • My son suggested as he’s into natural bodybuilding. I had a talk with their representative who told me about purity tests they do on every batch. Used them for over 6 months now. Excellent quality!

  • Has anyone used the Custokebon Secrets to lost lots of weight? Simply just do a search engine search. On there you will discover an awesome guidelines about how you can lost a lot of fat. Why not give it a chance? maybe it’ll work for you too.

  • 2:10 having a background in pharma i can say that mag stearate is not a filler but a lubricant. it allows blends to flow freely. usually in pharma doses it comprises around 1% of the total formulation.

  • THUMBS UP!!!!
    then watch, if necessary.

    i take vits and supplements in little bottles and a rice based protein mix in a med small bottle from the whole foods market or companies that make natural products… i don’t trust the stuff in the huge containers bc there are things i refuse to eat which are probably in the big container products.

  • 1. Most all of the supplement benefit claims are not quantified. Look into the reality. You’ll find 1% enhancements or less nearly all of the time. But the sellers only tell you that “studies have shown results”, just not how much. Do you really want to spend a fortune to get an extra.05% boost?

    2. Supplements are supposed to “supplement” the regular very nutritious eating schedule. In other words if you eat right then supplementation is overkill and virtually pissed away. When regular eating is off due to scheduling changes then supplement are there to fill the gaps.

    3. If you’re eating unusually, like vegan, or no red meat, then certain supplements are called in like Creatine or maybe a Whey isolate, etc. But regular effort at eating meals, like a bodybuilder should, means supplements are overboard and simply wasting your money. Additionally, there are claims that are bogus aimed to steer you away from one supplement to another for selling purposes. A good example is soy protein. Claims that soy lowers Testosterone and elevates estrogen in men is virtually total nonsense. The reality is that you’d need to eat a train car full of soy to get a fraction of 1% change. You’ll never get near that.

    4. If you are deficient through illness or disease then certain supplements may be indicated and may even be prescribed by your physician.

    5. A moderate stimulant Pre-workout supplement is often desired to boost workout intensity and focus. But this can be as simple as a teaspoon of instant coffee crystals for the caffeine jolt. Be aware that caffeine is a Vasco constrictor, meaning it can narrow vessels constricting otherwise freer blood flow. I take a B complex vitamin with caffeine an hour before working out. I keep a jar of instant in my car and a spoon.

    Know exactly what level of benefits any supplement provides. If after calculating you find what you’re taking is too expensive for that 1% or 2% boost then you’ll probably decide to save the money. You’ll also likely realize that the instant coffee does the same thing as that the 2 to 3 dollar canned rocket formula does but for fifteen cents.

  • Hey u said u can take caffeine pill before workout. How much mg is good to go? I was thinking may be 200 mg caffeine before working out??

  • Watching this helped my out my credit card back in my wallet I was about to buy a load of L Arginine and beta alanine. Dare I ask……. would you rate these two supplements? Holland and Barrett do them here in the U.K. rather cheap. Buying it separately instead of in a “pre work out” drink tends to be more pricey lol!!! Cheers ��

  • Branch doesn’t need all those other pre workouts and supplements cause he is on roids lol. Roids+good nutrition+consistency= yolked

  • Faulty argument. Branch takes roids. That’s not to say he doesn’t workout like crazy but it’s dishonest to talk about people from the enhanced world to people who are trying to do it natural.

  • Respect lost Lee. Supplements are not needed your right.. But pre and post can be very benificial to those lacking in their diets.. KEY WORD SUPPLEMENT

  • If you’re sleep deprived, caffeine might negate the drop in training intensity, but that isn’t necessarily a good thing. Dr. Matthew Walker found that, in sleep deprived subjects looking to lose weight, they would lose muscle and bodyfat at a rate of 30% fat mass and 70% lean mass, as opposed to the regular rate of about 70% fat mass and 30% lean mass, which is more than a two-fold difference. And, if you’re bulking, I’d be willing to bet you’d see a higher rate of fat gain for sleep deprived subjects, too.

    He talks about it with Peter Attia here:

    “Your body ruthlessly holds onto its fat when you are underslept.”

  • Another good vid Lee. Was wondering if you could make a beginner ab training workout. I’ve been lifting weights for about a year now and I’ve never worked abs before. I don’t even know how to start.

  • In the UK Myprotein has pretty cheap 5kg bags of plain whey and 1kg bags of creatine monohydrate. I’ve no commercial interest, they were really cheap, and I got a free stainless steel shaker.

  • Its still surprises me, just how some people do not know about Custokebon Secrets, although many people get good result because of it. Thanks to my cooworker who told me about Custokebon Secrets, I’ve lost plenty of weight by using it without starving myself.

  • FDA used to be proactive now it seems to reactive only. I swore off supplements when that happened. Real food, Real Results.
    Saving a ton of money too

  • ‘Is this going to save me money’ Assuming you were getting the 24 grams of protein in each shake from normal foods before the supplement, yeah it’d save you a lot of money over time. However most people that are just starting out with weight lifting might not have a high protein diet they’re used to in which case this is not only cheaper, but a much easier change to their eating habits than making themselves cook a lot more meat and eggs than they’re used to. It also gives them caloric breathing room since there’s much less calories per gram of protein in a protein shake than an animal based food which can give someone that much sought after space for dessert without messing up their diet too much.

  • Jeff, your code “Jeff” does not give 30% discount!!!
    I’m trying to buy TruMulti Men’s and Prolific and the code only gives around 15% discount… -‘

  • Creatine gives you a few extra reps and makes you feel stronger and makes it more fun as you really can feel it working. Protein shakes was a must for me as I have a small stomach, I just couldn’t eat enough, my body had to work too hard to digest the food. I couldn’t work out effectively cause I was to full, I woke up in the morning and burped food up my throat cause I was always eating trying to get as much as I could and still had a hard time getting past 3000 kcal/day(eating clean).

  • Wow! I haven’t watched your videos in ages. Lately I’ve been searching about pre workouts and now you release a video on pre workouts and this pops in my cell phone’s notifications bar. Just wow! Internet is scary!

  • lots of duplicacy in supplementation here in india….. what are the things that we should eat after anyworkout… we can t afford supplements..pls tell us.. what we sholud do…?

  • I can’t agree more about the importance of this topic for every training person, specially those not able to eat well. Moreover, you cite by showing references. Thanks a lot Jeff.

  • As a beginner I love these videos. And the comments have me rolling!! So, supplements aaaaaanndd cocaine!? Ok. Here goes nothin…

  • Protein shakes are essential to me because when I’m cutting I sometimes can’t afford the extra 400/800 calories from another meal.. yet I can still get in 50gs or more of protein for roughly 200 calories. So they are very essential to me but I agree they are not for everyone

  • Agree, sir! But I think you can’t use BW as an example. We all know that BW must have took so many “vitamins” from A to Z, so no wonder if he didn’t need all of those supplements, but a cup of coffee. For our natty brothers out there? It’ll be a whole different story, right?

  • A little known fact about pre workout is that it is absorbed much better if it is taken with with fiber. In order to get the most out of your pre, go to your back yard and dig up 3-4 cups of dirt, then mix into your shake. Results guaranteed, you can thank me later. 

  • What is the best product or brand to lost tons of fat? I read plenty of superb reviews on the net about how Custokebon Secrets can assist you lost a ton of weight. Has anybody tried this popular fat burn methods?

  • Jeff..why do your products have maltodextrin in them now? You spoke against this additive in great lengths in a video I saw, but your new line of protein powders now has it in them. Can you comment on that? Love your stuff but stopped buying bc of that. Is it now safe?


  • What exactly is Custokebon Secrets? How does this thing really work? I see a lot of people keep on speaking about this popular fat burn method.

  • So refreshing to hear someone “in the know” explain that all that micromanagement doesn’t really work. There is no silver bullet.

  • Most supplement stores have an exchange policy on supplements. Even if opened and the supplement isn’t for you, you can return it. Maybe 10 years ago sales staff were told to push products, but where I live in Canada it’s all about the goals of the customer and helping them meet that goal. For example, “I want lean muscle mass, which protein should I take”? Answer: stay away from weight gainers…

  • Thank you for not telling fairytales but the naked truth. It is all about working out. No rocketscience involved.
    You are so no nonsene!

  • I agree with him; supplements are just that..meant to SUPPLEMENT an already well rounded, nutritional diet. They will never be the end-all to reaching your goals. Having said that, certain Pre-Workouts absolutely will give you a better lift than you could otherwise obtain on your own.. Citriline and Arginine are essential for NO production, the more NO the more blood, more blood more pump, more pump the more you stretch the membrane surrounding the muscle, allowing more room for growth. Leucine, in most BCAAs, push protein through the blood..there are a lot of uses for a lot of supplements.

  • Thank you Lee. I’ve been getting into a bad habit of chugging pre workout or black coffee, only because I go to the gym after work. But I’ve been going consistently, now I have to work on my nutrition

  • Hey Lee I agree 100% on everything you said I’ve been lifting for 5 years it’s all about the consistency I’ve experienced it myself through those 5 years I’ve been through different phases supplements do give that extra kick but in the end of the day it’s all about the workout and the workout itself

  • Thanks for the free videos, I’m working out better and more effective than before. My shoulder pain is almost gone. Much appreciated content! Which is why I purchased your muscle stack. And will continue to support your product line. Age 46 170# 5’10”

  • Great video, my only input would be, for some that have sensitive systems don’t include caffeine, there are enough studies that it causes too many side effects. Trust me I feel like a million bucks without it and not chasing the crash. Try Genius Preworkout. It’s been the best gym days for me EVER!
    Thx again!!!!!
    Orlando, FL

  • sometimes i feel like they talk shit they said creatine is like steroids and bcaa is a waste of money… I respect them but creatine and bcaa do work and help hell alot u can stop taking bcaa but you will notice that the recovery will take longer stop creatine and you’ll notcie very noticeable decrease in strength and endurance i would say creatine, whey protein, bcaa, fish oil is a must all others are optional

  • Mr. Lee Hayward thank you for speaking the truth brother!!! Not to many people have the balls to say it how it is. They just want people to buy supplements!

  • somehow the guy at the GNC made me bought 60 dollars worth of pre workout. I mean its alright just cost too much i going to stick with coffee though, its like 10 cents a cup and if anything willpower is the most important thing

  • Lee i have a question my schedule is sporadic I sometimes work 14 to 16 hour days and miss 3 to 4 days of working out so what i am saying if I workout chest and then work 4 days without gym should I continue and do back the next workout and I might only have that day to workout should I do back and biceps and next i might miss 2 days after that how should I create a workout that works I know rest is good but sometimes I can only get to the gym 2 or 3 times a week

  • supplement do not build muscle! thats why their called supplements to get in sups which your a lazy eater to get in minerals vitamins!

  • hi lee im in a bit of a bad state ive got chronic pain and things aren’t going good at home because of depression and the fact that i cant workout like i used or at all. i needed to ask you a few things about injuries and getting better

  • This is why you look at the label, buy product will only a few indegridents, dont buy cheap protein powders there will be more fillers than protein in it. Check out your supplements products, also fda is a joke. They raided black stone labs for dmaa products and pharma chloterol pills that doesnt harm the body.

  • The real supplements are NSF approved supplements, which is Thorne Research. Approved by the Navy, Olympic Training centers, and various national sports teams.

  • Exactly… But like any liar trying to make money, they’ll take advantage of someone who doesn’t know better and get them to buy their BS Products.

  • Question, the daily recommended dose of the multivitamins you linked is 3 capsules yet you stated to take one a day in your video. Did you mean one serving (3 capsules) or one capsule? Theres no way to go over the vitamin limit as your body will simply excrete the excess so taking 3 isn’t harmful but for an average person in a caloric deficit is one capsule simply enough?

  • If I’m not mistaken you implied at around 7:24 that the calcium found in milk cannot be found else where. If I am not mistaken Kale, spinach and sardines are super rich in calcium. Please correct me if I am wrong.

  • I always enjoy their videos, but remember it is only advice. These guys did not go to school for sports Nutrition. Its funny when kids or people go online watch videos like this, bro science, or read forums and all of a sudden they are an expert.. Then they walk into the gym or a real Nutrition spot spewing out a bunch of nonsense to the trainers or the nutritionist who actually are experts in their field of study..

  • supplement do not build muscle! thats why there called supplements to get in sups which your a lazy eater to get in minerals vitamins!

  • If you’re looking for only clean ingredients and don’t have time to consume or buy multiple herbs, please try I don’t usually comment but their product is of excellent quality.

  • Everyone that weightlifts should take supplements I was working out for 2 years with no supplements n ppl said I was crazy I should be taking them so I got a tub of protein n liked it I was more energetic n recovering faster then I started taking creatine n muscles became fuller harder and more defined and stronger I was iffy about taking pre workout cuz its got alot of caffeine but I tryed a few demo packages and fell in luv with it it have me the energy and focus and pump I was looking for now I’m hooked on the stuff lol and I started taking glutimein and bcaa but I don’t feel like their doing anything their useless imo but yea if u weightlift u should take supplements so u don’t stay flat and undefined

  • here is a question that i would love for you to cover on a q & a lee. Can someone make great gains without squats and deadlifts? the internet forums are obsessed with them and tell you to man up and do them. I would gladly do them if my knee ligaments were great and my degenerative disk in my back was healed. Thanks!

  • Good video.

    I know I don’t need them to be successful, but I do take a couple of vegan protein shakes every day. Mostly for convenience sake so I don’t have to prepare/eat that extra snack or meal throughout the day.

  • I’m no supplementation physique, love your content be it with supplementation, or not want to know how will I find time to watch all your great videos..:)!

  • I have been working out for a month and am on a regular routine with my exercise and food plan. Do you recommend a good fat burner to speed up my fat burning process?

  • It’s extremely important that everyone is aware that suplement companies managed to lobby their way into passing a law that specifically prohibits the FDA from regulating this industry. So it is imperative that you understand what you are buying.

  • hey jeff @athleanx I’m turning 17 soon and work out almost daily. I’ve heard supplements are very bad for under 18s. but would whey protein shakes really be bad?

  • Believe it or not, I had an allergic reaction to creatine the first time I took it. Anyone else had that experience? Would it be that particular batch or all creatine powders?

  • My cousin hit the protein powders and the gym. He still had a crap diet. A few years later he went to the doc because he was irritable all the time and loosing his hair at an excellerated rate. Turns out his estrogen was through the ROOF! Almost all these powders use soy because it’s cheap but loaded full of plant based estrogen and highly acid forming. I think they use it for the bloating out effect it has too giving an artificial sense of mass building. I know not a lot of people won’t like hearing this, but using a plant based protein like Hemp/Spirullina/pea will always be much easier for the body to use. Most veg is around 8% protein anyway, UNTIL you destroy it by cooking. If you don’t keep in a good alkaline state, your body will sacrifice the calcium from you bones to buffer out the acidity not to mention you potassium would be lowered too. The body will recognize this, and will be reluctant to put on more mass upon a weakened frame. Spirulina is around 80% protein, easy to process into body, alkaline forming and loaded full of nutrients (like B vits) we often miss form cooked (AND MICROWAVED) foods. Trueley an ancient magic superfood that you can take in tab form too so you don’t have to taste it. Try it. You will never go wrong with complete nutrition. Just because protein was the first nutrient discovered didn’t make it the only important one. Industry has a lot to answer for on this one. Though lots of research and experimenting on myself, there is no way known I’ll ever think of meat or dairy as a heath food by any stretch of the imagination. Dairy is so acid forming IT IS one of the worst offenders in the cause of calcium deficiency next to alcohol. Research Acidic blood vs alkaline blood. The truth shall set you free.

  • But Shakes promise both weight gain and weight loss, and both at the same time, you just have to saying which one you want three times in a row ��…. have you tried saying consistency three times in a row… too many vowels ��.

    No-body likes hearing the truth if it’s extra hard ��….. we like easy ��

  • These guys are a bit ridiculous but they speak some righteous truths some times. It’s true, if you take stims before workouts you will be able to do more reps and lift heavier. It’s basic biochemistry. Now there are a bunch of ingredients in a lot of preworkout supplements that are garbage and you pay for it but no one can truly say that all preworkout specific supplements are worthless. Science doesn’t agree.

  • Another great reason I like you Lee, and glad I came across your videos. You BS us, and for Pete’s sakes, tell the truth and to do, or not do, in our weight training. I watch your videos quite often and take in what you’re telling all of us. Thanks again man for being down to earth and honest.

  • A well formulated non stim preworkout, to me, is far superior than any stimulant one. Nootropics have personally carried my workouts to another level and put me in a tunnel vision type focus.

  • How did we ever evolve to get this far? Oh i know it was supplements. Eat fresh food in moderation. No one needs this shit inside them

  • Ok, so Jeff has a weird lifestyle. The thing that was in the microwave is what can I only assume is his next pre prepared microwaveable meal. He preps it the last night so its easy to get. This guy almost never cheats on his meals.

  • Definitely taking your suggestion for whey protein after my workouts. I like the chocolate and have been gaining muscle quick doing that so you just verified it for me thanks! Hey.. I created a quick pdf with 52 fitness tips if your interested as well for transforming your body and thanks for all the videos. Keep them coming and thanks for the protein suggestions!! THUMBS UP FOR KENNY!!

  • After using Dymatize Expand back in 2007 and 12 years later going through various brands and formulations, the side effects I hate from these things are inability to sleep, pre-workout hangover and the feeling of being nauseated after taking these things. I am seriously thinking about going for a stim-free pre-workout or not taking them at all. They are making me sick.

  • Nah bullshit a guy with out pre can workout longer and more often cus u fatigue faster on pre or coffee and it hits your cns harder

  • Not cool with those vitamins. They have too much B6 in them. I took a vitamin that had similar levels and it almost gave me irreversible severe nerve damage. I’d avoid any vitamin that has any vitamin B6 in it. It’s in everything. It should NOT be supplemented.

  • Great video, Jeff. Another thing to mention about caffeine: the half life is about 6 hours, and there’s pretty compelling evidence that even a small amount of caffeine can seriously disrupt your sleep. Dr. Matthew Walker, a leading sleep researcher, recommends you stop ingesting caffeine roughly 12-14 hours before bed (or by 10AM) for a good night’s sleep. So another thing you might consider adding to the recommendation is to avoid taking caffeine for night workouts, or you’ll almost definitely hurt recovery.

  • Hey Jeff I’ve been really interested and invested in trying to improve my gut health now that I’m 46. I eat a lot of pork and especially chicken. It’s really challenging to find good sources of meats that don’t have antibiotics in them and it hard to trust the tricky labeling. They say things like no added antibiotics ever and I feel that the organic labeling is more misleading than it may seem. Anyway I’m curious about the quality of protein that you use in your products as far as my gut is concerned.

  • preworkouts are great for making visible gains in the gym. but if you are competing for something. like for example a boxing match. i feel like the need for that edge you got from the gym will sort of carry on and hinder you in a match. unless you stop days before to adjust, but i don’t know.

  • There was a programme on sports supplements here in the uk and they said there are only 2 things that actually work, caffeine and creatine.

  • There’s a lot of supps out there that are BS, but I disagree with your statement on pre workouts. A lot of the lads who come into my gym have done 10+ hours in manual work and say to me that just a single cup of coffee just doesn’t pick them up enough ready for a workout. We have a coffee machine, and also sell pre workouts, and the latter is far more popular for lads who come in to train after work.

    It all depends how how you feel, and how your day has been prior to your workout.

  • Once i gave up on supps my body turned into stallone in Rocky 4. My body rejects horrible shit and that’s all protein shakes and pre workouts ever did to me. Even legit ones were not making me stronger or have an impact on my body. Once i just concentrated on my vitamins and minerals and not fucking overload with protein i shredded up and maintained it for 15 years now.

  • What you put in your body is, as you said ‘really important. Any supplement is VERY UN-IMPORTANT. Sometimes potentially dangerous.

  • I’m here because a woman at the gym was selling free samples of some of this stuff and I declined because naturally I wanted to get gains well… naturally

  • Right on Lee far too many people believe they need some pre-workout drink it’s kind of like a pacifier, what they need is motivation hard work food adding a little way to the bar every time.

  • is one of the best natural ingredients remedy for male health. People should know what they are eating. Excellent clean ingredients.

  • On contrary to other fitness youtubers, you have got million respect before hitting the million subscribers ��.
    Thanks for just being on YouTube ����

  • I wish I could tell if my supplements are even doing anything, I’m getting bigger muscle and losing fat, but I’ve also made a lot of dietary changes and workout changes at the same time I started these supplements, 2 weeks I lost 7 lbs, but I also lost 20 lbs the month before that just by cutting sodas and candy and all that crap, idk if everything is helping prigess, or if the suppliments are just wasting money

  • Hi there, have you considered Custokebon Secrets yet? Just do a google search. On there you will discover a great suggestions about how exactly you can lost a ton of weight. Why not give it a chance? maybe it’ll work for you too.

  • I remember you could get giant bottles of ephedrine from GNC. That stuff worked great at giving you energy but it always felt like it was taking something away from you at the same time.

  • Why are you so humble Jeff? Everyone else is going the easy route, abusing the system. The supplement industry is just as you say it is. I can’t imagine how difficult it is to do what you do everyday, knowing that you can literally be like the rest of them. But you’re not. You’re a true inspiration to our training generation, and hopefully many to come. Salute

  • One of the best channels in terms of just cutting to the fucking chases and presenting you with concise points backed up by science, great job Jeff!

  • M really not buying ppl selling BCCAs.. Is it worth it? I would appreciate answer from you cuz my husband only listens to you..:)

  • Maybe this will sound ridiculous but tbh I’d love this scientific, literature-driven approach that Jeff has to be applied to steroids, SARMs, peptides and other hormones like HGH, insulin and IGF-1. Would be a boon… but not advertiser friendly per se. Damn shame.

  • Magnesium stearate is used to delay breakdown and absorption of medications, so they’re absorbed in the correct area of the bowel.

  • Good solid advice as usual. Thanks Lee. Of course, some of those top guys don’t need supplements anymore…because they have something “else”… 😉

  • You don’t need supplements as much as you don’t need food. There is such a thing as a meal replacement. Work it out, Is there any evidence that the protein from chicken is better for you than the protein from whey isolate? Is a potato better for you than a carb powder? Of course not!!! Do pre workouts make you more alert and give you a better pump? Of course. Supplements do what they are supposed to eg giving you top quality protein, carbs etc Now, here is the important point. They will not make you look like the guy in the picture who probably doesn’t even use the supplement but has been using steroids
    for years. No negatives with sarms? Wont they shut down your own test production? Potentially a very bad situation!

  • bottom line is that you have to do whatever it takes to get bigger and taking creatine and protein and pre workout isn’t neccassary but it helps you out in the long run there are so many people trying to do this bodybuilding thing and you the facts are is that these bodybuilders are taking something if it’s not the juice it’s creatine and protein and pre workout but that’s just advice you should want to take something that’s going to make you get to your goals faster

  • Pre workouts are ideal for people with busy and tiring lives. Say the only time u can workout is after a long day of work. You need that boost to help you workout proper. Any fool should realise this

  • Lifting heavier weights from creatine doesn’t mean getting more muscle. It depends how much you stress the muscle. Even Mountaindog1 agrees.
    Also these supplements are in your description, so you are getting paid. That’s why you mentioned them.

  • jeff if i cannot find your product and Amazon is a little corrupt these days and i dont trust our postal station because im in the Rural lands of the USA
    I do try to buy the products that match yours though they cant seem to get past the Magnesium Stearate..I didnt know this would be bad and yet my blender cleans up easy
    As im doing this its more expensive than say..Your Product and youre not pushing it on us youre telling us what to look out for…Thank You
    imma Tattoo an A-X on my Shoulder because Jeffs got my back

  • I’ve quit buying protein powder and I drink more milk instead and try to include more protein in every meal. It’s cheaper and you get varied mix of proteins. Milk has both whey and casein so you get the benefit of both.

  • If a product contains magnesium stearate should I completely avoid it, I use some supplements that are very hard to find for an affordable price (less than $100) and would like to know if it is worth it to keep taking even though it contains magnesium stearate??? Someone please answer!

  • My list:

    Whey:10/10 so useful and convenient and usually has some nice flavours and can make several different recipes with it

    Creatine:9/10 very safe, proven to have multiple benefits, cheaper than most other supplements and quite easy to take

    Caffeine: 7/10 Helpful whether you are training or not, cheap, easy to take but you have to cycle after 2-3 months and it is not needed

    Beta alanine:7/10 increases endurance which is more useful for cardio based workouts but still helpful, paired with creatine makes it even better but again it is not needed and will also need to be cycled

    Citrulline:8/10 The pump alone is worth it but there is other benefits, like minor strength increase, the only problem is it can be very hard to get down

    Multivitamin: 10/10 not important for muscle building unless you have low iron but it’s cheapish, easy to take and has so many benefits, no reason not to take one every day

    Bcaa: 3/10 not needed whatsoever, quite expensive,unless you are not hitting enough protein or are on a vegan diet you should never take this, waste of time and money, but some do taste nice

  • Hey Lee, thanks for taking more of a technical aproach to the whole process of bodybuilding instead of the usual annoying fast talking almost merchant like way of most channels!

  • Why do you include B and C vitamins in X-Cite and X-LR8? Also why do you include calcium in X-Cite? Doesn’t calcium inhibit the uptake of other minerals? Thanks.

  • Great advice. It’s all about consistency. Treat your workouts like you would going to church on Sundays, nothing interferes with it.

  • you sound like you have no idea what you are saying. Educate yourself before you try to post videos to educate others. Back up everything up with science and break down the ingredients.

  • I have. A hernia from when I was a kid I had three surgeries on it before I was 18 and now I’m 34 I haven’t had a surgery sense but it makes it very hard for me to train because I can’t use my abs almost at all…. what do I do just give up probably huh ��

  • Hey Lee,
    can you do a video about 5×5 programs one such being (stronglifts 5×5).
    I have been lifting (bodybuiding) for over 2 years now and have decided to move on to a 5×5 routine to help maximise my strength and muscle gains.
    I just want to make sure that stronglifts 5×5 is a good program to follow coming from you:)


  • thank you for sharing!!! i really appreciate ypur honesty and i have recently decided to stop taking all preworkout due to not knowing what ingredients have long term effecta

  • I’ve begun having a pre-workout protein shake because I go very early in the morning and I found that I was hungry but didn’t want to eat something that would make be have to go to the bathroom. So the protein shake in the morning has been great. I do one heaping scoop with 8 oz of water, not milk so I don’t get bloated. I do find that you don’t have to go by the old rules of post-workout shake right after your workout. I do 2-3 a day to fill out my 6 meals throughout the day more than anything. Thanks Lee for not being a BS seller. Keep making these videos.

  • What it is your opinion about this, I want to take creatine, but I have a genetic hair loss issue, and there are not so many studies about that specific topic. So what if I take Finasteride with creatine?

  • My best advice would to be buy bulk amino acids and experiment what works best for you. For me I use l Argenine ( akg) and it absorbs better than reg argenine, taurine, and glycinewhich is a component of creatine

  • I read that basically all supplements are useless and most stuff that you take will lead to bad health problems later on in life. They say that if you can’t get it from nature, then anything created in a lab will mess with your body composition. I actually know plenty of guys that just eat clean and get plenty of protein and don’t take anything fancy and are as ripped as dude in the video.

  • What about people who love working out and have these goals but are allergic or intolerant to milk and dairy. There’s not much talk by anyone about this.

  • Wow thanks Lee. Great video. That really does simplify the issue for me. Think I may drop the post workout shake now. That will also help my wallet also lol.

  • I think this is very likely a N American problem. I live in Finland and I have never noticed these things, some people do not even
    bother with a water bottle!
    It is all due to business trying to get money out of people’s pockets any way they can think off. A good diet is all one needs.

  • First time i took creatine i was shocked when i tried lifting my max load on the bench. It almost flew off the bars as i was expecting it to be heavier.. It was weird.. Everything seems to be lighter

  • im 17 140lb, take 1 scoop of c4 just about every day of the week before my workout. should i be worried about any long term effects on my health?

  • I’ve never taken anabolics before and my gains aren’t really getting anywhere I was considering taking k bol max I want an honest opinion if anyone knows anything about it and if I should take it

  • Even Protein Powder doesn’t “work” all the time. For example the Arnold Series Whey that you showed on the first pic. This one contains a lot of L-Glycine and L-Taurine. These Amino Acids are NOT used to build muscle and therefore the Protein Powder contains less “real” Protein than they write on the label. You can still find it in the ingredients list though. There are even companies like Biotech who don’t even write it on their label. They juist put it in to make the Powder cheaper. Their Iso Whey Zero has 16g of Glycine on 100g of Powder. That makes it only 79g of “real” Protein instead of the 85g that they write on the label.

  • Damn I just took pre workout thinking it was electrolyte replacement, and it’s my bedtime. I’m feeling all tingly. I hope I get some sleep

  • I personally value your opinion but I’m bummed to hear you talk positively about SARMs. Although they have been around for a couple decades they have very little human research, they suppress testosterone levels, and the more you take them, the more side effects you have. Sure, they aren’t a steroid however the have been looked at as a male contraceptive because they lower your levels of luteinizing hormone and follicle-stimulating hormone, which reduces your sperm count and testosterone levels. At least traditional steroids have actual research behind them when SARMs are still more dangerous due to the last of research.

  • I love these videos, you speak the truth, you see all these channels that make everything so complicated. Fact is hard work never lets anyone down.

  • I want to thank you for this video. I was spending lots of money on pre workout, post workout, protein shakes. My pre workout (Jym) cost like $40!!! But I was taking it because of the creatine, etc.

  • is the only company that deals with male health. Excellent quality. My health has improved so much over last 3 months. I am over 50 years.

  • I hear lots of people keep on talking about Custokebon Secrets. But I’m not sure if it is good. Have you ever try this popular lose weight methods?

  • It’s funny because I was like that guy too. Now I don’t take anything other the tub of creatine I got from GNC, and I only use to flavor my water. Other than that, I drink water when I wake up in the morning and eat two bananas for carbs and I’m ready to go.

  • The best best best before the gym is a cup of bulletproof coffee with a scoop of grass fed butter, a scoop of coconut butter in it and a table spoon of xct bulletproof oil. All mixed together Trust me you ll see what I mean. You ll never take pre workout again except mayb some creatine and beta alinine

  • I have a pretty well balanced diet without supplements
    Proteins-135gms /day

    & I have a good workout plan too

    Will this do??

  • I have a question for anyone who uses Jeff’s supplements.. I am type one diabetic and I want to avoid sugar or carbohydrates in my supplements. Are the flavors NOT made with stevia made with sugar, or just other artificial sweeteners that aren’t stevia?

  • A Swedish PWO review site has this video linked as “additional input on PWO” lmao its fucking hilarious that such a professional company did that

  • So I know this is an older video but if I can still get some answers that’d be great. I plan on getting these products. I’m 5’6 140lbs. I build muscle rather quickly and I have a great workout regiment. I was wondering if there is anything else I can/should take along with these products. My diet isn’t the best as far as calorie intake and I seem to have low energy. Like, what about a Testosterone support such as Evlution Nutrition Testosterone Booster?

  • Lee i stumbled onto your channelI help people lose weightand you are a breath of fresh airlistening to you with common sense viewsis great I will keep listening cheersWill

  • Hey Jeff! Quick question: why do you recommend taking creatine post workout? If creatine promotes the creation of ATP, wouldn’t it make more sense to take it pre-workout so that you can use that ATP during the workout? Just something that came to mind. Thanks for the info!