I’ve been working out, eating healthy, you know, all that good stuff, for probably 5 months now. I’ve put on a lot of muscle since I started, but I still have more body fat than I’d like, but hey, who doesn’t. I’, 15 right now and started working out when I just turned 15.
I eat clean, but I just don’t have that much time for cardio. I barely get in my workout while the gym is open after school and have to run when I get home. By the time I’m done, it’s 7 and I have work, homework, and whatever else I need to do.
During the winter, I couldn’t run outside because of the snow, so I’ve been jump roping and working with a heavy bag indoors.
I’m not whining in any way, I’m just trying to explain my situation.
Alright, long story short: I’m buying an elliptical on Craigslist and I can go and pick it up whenever my sister gets back from a business trip and can let me use her SUV to pick it up. This way, I can do a lot more carido at home and whenever it’s convenient for me.
Now, I’ve been progressing ever since I started about five months ago, but I want to really kick it up a notch. I’ve been reading up on nutrition mostly to learn how to maximize the gains from my efforts.
I read http://www.T-Nation.com/readArticle.do?id=1852816
which was a series or articles on nutrition.
I would consider myself just a beginner and I realize that I could do just fine without any supplements. Out of everything that they talked about, two things did stand out though: Creatine and this HOT-ROX Extreme product.
I’ve heard of creatine, but I know nothing about this HOT-ROX product( http://www.T-Nation.com/readArticle.do?id=1066793 ) that they claim speeds the metabolism, along with other benefits, and is not harmful. The thing is, the site that claims that this is a great product also happens to sell it.
So, long story short: What do you think of Creatine and this HOT-ROX supplement? I’m not going to put anything into my body before I know everything that I can about it and I trust IOL to deliver truthful information, so please.
Sorry for the bit of a rant/back story and thanks for any advice.