In our coaching programs and at seminars we give, we’re asked more questions about supplements than about any other topic, hands down.
In today’s lesson, we’re going to make things very simple: We’ll show you exactly what supplements we take and what we have our clients use to build muscle. (Hint: there are only 5.)
Let’s get started.
In the sidebar on the right, you’ll find the Supplement Cheat Sheet, which you can download and print out. In it, we explain exactly how we use each of the 5 supplements we recommend.
If it’s not one of those 5, it didn’t make the cut, either because it’s not proven useful, or it’s not proven safe — and that means we don’t use it, and neither do our clients.
One final note on supplements. Some guys want the “magic pill.” So let us pose a question: if there was a such a pill, a pill that you could take every day to gain muscle or feel awesome, would you take it?
Of course, right?
Well if we look at the statistics on how often people take life-saving medication for things like cancer, we see something crazy:
On average, people will take a pill that will literally save their life only 55% of the time.
What does that mean? It means that in reality, you WOULDN’T take the magic pill, even if there was one.
What you may not know is that compliance — people’s willingness to do what they know they should — is a critical problem even for doctors prescribing miracle drugs.
And in fact, this is mainly what we do as coaches here at Scrawny To Brawny. For example, our compliance rate is over 75% — way higher than normal. That’s because we work extremely hard at solving one really obvious but really challenging problem: how to help guys do what they already want to to do.
And that’s what we’ll talk about tomorrow, in our last lesson on building muscle: “Why Most Guys Fail To Build Muscle and How Not To Be One of Them.”
See you then.