As you can see, I am a newbie to this website. I have been reading and thumbing through the website for a few weeks now, and I have become familiar with the site. I am 27. I have been lifting(training) off and on since I was 19.
Recently, in the past 2 years, I have been training consistently and seeing great results without any supplements. I have used supplements in the past when I was younger. This includes HMB, creatine, etc. For my size I am not very strong. Will not get into the specifics, but I know I could become much stronger.
I would like to increase strength(main goal), gain “LEAN” mass, and decrease body fat.
I have hit the ceiling. I am unable to increase strength, and I am not gaining lean mass. Not to mention it takes an act of god to loose any body fat. My workouts have become a little more stressful with age, meaning I don’t have the energy like I once did.
MY THOUGHTS:(like it matters)
I am thinking of taking the plunge for the first time. I’ve done lots of research(I Know I am a newbie), and I have many, many friends who have been using for years. But that’s all they know. They are not familiar with other methods. I get some advice from them, but mostly the suggest using. And believe me, after seeing the results they obtain, it is very, very hard not to use. I tried to stay away, but I think I will finally jump to the other side. Supplements are great, but for the money and results it almost not worth the trouble.
The reason for all the background and goals is so someone could give me a little more accurate advice. Can anyone give me information on any excellent supplements that I may not have seen, or suggestions on what may be the best route for me? Also, if using is the way to go, what should a beginner try first?
PS. I know I am a newbie, so give me a break if some of this bores you or pisses you off.