I think the short answer to my question is for someone to point me in the direction of some objective (i.e. not selling their own product) sources of information about supplements and routines. Also, if you have a minute, I’d appreciate a response to my below question. Many thanks.
I'm 25, 5'11" and weigh between 165-170 with about 8-10% body fat. It is my goal to get to benching 300 lbs. before December... kind of a weird goal considering bench press with a bar isn't even in my routine now... I jog twice weekly and get to the gym 2-3 a week and lift like a champ when I'm there. I have not made any signficant gains all summer - in fact, I'm not signifcanlty stronger than I was a year ago. My question is geared less towards the workout routine and more toward what supplements are out there that won't screw with my natural hormonal balance signficantly and will increase my stamina and ability to build muscle? I know diet is important, and I do fairly well in that department, but I'm looking for somehting to supplement a healthful diet. I've been supplement free all summer. I am thinking about stacking creatine monohydrate, some essential fatty acids, and something else depending on what I learn from looking stuff up and your ideas.
If you have any thoughts on a weight lifting program that will help me accomplish my goals, I’d appreciate that info, too. Thanks in advance. -Wave