Hey guys, first post here.
I have tried my best to search this question, so if it has been answered somewhere I'm sorry.
I'm in the process of joining the Royal Australian Navy (RAN) as a Clearance Diver, which is similar to the USN Navy Seals. There is a 2week 'Clearance Divers Acceptance Test' (CDAT) which is loosely based on the Navy Seals 'Hell Week'.
Passing that there is 33weeks of reinforcement training.
So basically my question is this; Will taking supplements such as Surge Recovery and Whey protein make me dependent on them?
As in, during the CDAT where we will be pushed to the brink of exhaustion, am I better off never having had taken Surge, because my body will be used to recovering without the aid of supplements?
Am I better off to take supplements such as Surge and Metabolic Drive to get to desired strength/fitness levels and then going off them?
I'm currently following Mark Rippetoe's Starting Strength program, until I get to 1.5 times body weight squat and 2 times body weight deadlift. I will then focus on the running/aerobic side of things and change to a cross-fit based workout. Goal is 5km in under 20mins.
Sorry about the long post, just wanted to give a bit of background so you guys would know where I'm coming from.
I really appreciate your help.