Weightlifting Magazines are Biased

workout-magazines-biasedEven though you can find some helpful tips in the popular bodybuilding magazines, almost all of them are created by supplement manufacturers. 

They mostly picture professional fitness models and body builders who live at the gym and are paid to endorse products.

Good Points

Now I’m not saying that everything in these magazines is useless. There are some good tips and advice contained in them.

Often they can give you great suggestions for targeting a muscle group or adding new exercises to your routine. They also can give you some good recipes and nutrition advice.

You just have to use some common sense and weed out what’s biased and what’s the truth.

The Ugly

So here’s how it works. The magazines publish information and pictures that appeal to those that want to gain muscle and get ripped. The supplement companies pay millions of dollars to display their ads.

These ads often have exaggerated claims of the supplements effectiveness and the models displayed using the supplement did not get that way by using them. After all, they are counting on the average guys and gals to buy their products.

Guys that are already buff know that to get ripped takes hard work and solid nutrition. There are no magic bullets.

While some supplements my help you squeeze out a few more reps or provide extra protein, you still have to do 99.9% of the work.

Bottom Line

If it sounds too good to be true, it is. Find a good muscle building program to follow, spend your money on real food instead of lots of supplements and magazines.

Set realistic goals and stay dedicated and consistant. You will get there and eventually have the body you are striving for.

What do you think? Have you been enticed by supplement ads in weightlifting magazines