You think he means that, but not many people would interpret his blog entry that way. He came right out and discounted all supplements. All of them.[/quote]
How many people have you known, newbs especially, who, after a week of training, go out and spend 500 bucks on the hottest new supplements before they know a thing about what theyre doing in the gym or in the kitchen?
If you eat big and lift heavy, then you will grow more than someone who trains like a pussy, eats like a 12 year old girl, but takes 400 dollars worth or supps a month.
What Ferrugia did was say that no one NEEDS supplements. Supplements are just that-supplementary, extra, add-ons. They are a small part of your total progress, and even without them, you will still make progress given that you have everything else in check.
Hes not saying they dont help, just that they are tertiary to hard training and good diet and that many of the compounds that people supplement with can be optained through a well balanced, diverse diet.
People get pissy when others tell them that they dont reallly need what they just dropped several hundred dollars on.