In reading about the benefits of Plazma, MAG-10, and Surge Workout Fuel, I noted that often cited benefits included being able to train with more weight and more volume. So trainees are stronger and have more stamina for their workouts while they have these supplements in their bodies.
It struck me to wonder, then, how much of a trainee’s strength and stamina is “fake” and then lost when you don’t have the supplements in your system. If I’m only able to lift whatever weight while I have Plazma going, how strong am I, “really”, when I’m out in the world, living my life?
There was an article that I read on here…possibly one by Chris Shugart), in which it was pointed out that, often, when steroid users are off their steroids, they don’t know how to train to get good gains (let alone the gains they’re used to), leading many to stop training out of a lack of the results they’re used to.
If Plazma, SWF, etc. are as effective as they’re supposed to be, couldn’t this lead a trainee into a similar supplement-supported false world, in which we believe we can squat/bench/deadlift/standing-press/barbell row/power-clean/whatever x pounds for however many sets and reps for a few workouts and gain y pounds of muscle, but, without those supplements, we’re just shadows of our supplement-fueled muscle-y selves, just as likely to get frustrated with suddenly ineffectual-feeling training regimens?
This may be too philosophical a question for the “Biotest Supplement Advice” forum, but it’s late here, and sometimes my mind throws out some puzzlers. Is the line between supplements like these and steroids just a legal one?