The Biggest Bodybuilding Lies You Thought Were True When You Started Lifting

3. He is natural, I know it. He told me.


That’s something you hear in the gym a lot of these days. All the big bros training with you are natty, until you start education yourself on the subject of steroid more and learn about the positive effects they have on muscle strength and size, but also on the negative effects as well. We’re talking about man boobs, gynecomastia, possible hair loss, acne, hair growth in unusual places and balls the size of raisins. But of all of these, gyno is the number one giveaway.

4. I can add 2 inches to my arms in little less than 2 weeks


These types of outrageous claims have shamefully become the standard in modern fitness and bodybuilding magazines and internet sites. The guys you see will be presenting their training programs, will have humongous bodies, superior genetics with a surplus of testosterone, but of course, there’s no way you could have known that because he already said he was completely natty.

Various groups of people, spanning all demographics have become fooled by these money-making schemes. Sure, some of the workouts presented do make for a superior training session, but claiming that it will your arms grow 2 inches in just 2 weeks? It’s not going to happen. You might get a good pump, and that’s all.

5. Clean eating and avoiding junk food will help you lose fat


Are you still convinced that by eating clean foods you will continue losing fat regardless of the amount you are eating? You might think that just because it’s only chicken breast you can eat as much as you want and get away with it. But, it’s simply not true. The amount of food you ingest no matter how “clean” it is, still contains calories, and if you ingest too much you will accumulate fat.

6. Once I start using all the great supplement I’ll get huge


Right at this moment, millions of people around the world are spending millions of their hard earned money on useless supplements with the false belief that it will make them big and strong. And you shouldn’t blame them. The marketing industry is a powerful one. Surely you’ve spent a lot more money on supplements than you would like to admit, sometimes more than half of your earnings, and you’ve been left disappointed. The majority of people learn this the hard way. It doesn’t have to be you. Stick to whey protein and creatine and you don’t need anything else.

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