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Which Protein Powder is the Best Protein Powder?

October 6, 2016

 

STOP ASKING THIS QUESTION.


Nearly everyone I talk to about fitness thinks that there is some sort of magic bullet supplement out there that is going to get them all the gains. The most popular question in particular is "what kind of protein powder should I buy?"

Just eat food. Eat food, track it, and make sure you're close to hitting your macros (protein, fat, and carbohydrates). It's no more complicated than that. If you don't know your macros or maintenance calories then just do a quick Google search for a calorie calculator.

 

Believe it or not, I don't usually eat more than 100 grams of protein on a training day. I don't give a shit about what Arnold or Jay Cutler says, I know my body. I don't require an exorbitant amount of protein in order to stay healthy and build strength and neither do you.

The reality is that the supplement industry is doing everything they can to con people into thinking that they need to supplement things like protein, branch chain amino acid, etc. Bodybuilding.com is a fine example of this. They post articles on the daily about nutrition and have about a dozen or so links in every article, links to their online supplement store.


I'm not a dietitian and shouldn't tell you which supplements you should be taking, but I can tell you with absolute certainty that the vast majority of them are bullshit and unnecessary.


In Strength,


Coach Bryan

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