If you want to avoid being scammed in your quest to get rid of your flabby arms, you need to do two things:
1) Stop reading fitness magazines
2) Don't buy supplements
As I touched on a couple posts ago, nearly all the major fitness magazines are owned by large companies that sell supplements, diet books, or exercise equipment.
Worse yet, the fitness models that appear in these magazines are nearly always sponsored by the same company.
I remember reading an article in a muscle magazine back in the day, and the newest champion professional bodybuilder had an interview in this issue with one of the editors.
In the interview, he attributed his recent success to a fantastic new fat loss supplement he had introduced to his nutrition program. He went on to talk-up this product for the remainder of the interview, then finished by recommending that any young guys looking to get into professional bodybuilding should seriously consider using the same supplement regime that he did - and then went ahead with outlining the laundry list of products he was using. Of course, they were all made by the same supplement company, and that supplement company just so happened to own the magazine that this article was printed in.
This type of thing is so commonplace, it's nearly impossible to pick a magazine off the shelf that doesn't use this shady form of self-endorsement. There are some publications that still offer useful information, but they are an exception rather than the rule.
Furthermore, the supplements that the magazines promote, rarely, if ever, work. 99.9% of the stuff on shelves out there doesn't do a damn thing, and it doesn't have to. As I have eluded to before, because it's classified as a 'supplement to a healthy nutrition plan' it doesn't have to do anything at all. Supplement companies can make all the outlandish claims they want and don't have to back any of it up because it's not classified as a drug that is used to diagnose or treat an illness.
So what do you do? Who do you trust?
First off, leave the supplements and magazines on the shelves. You'll get light years further by spending your hard earned money on real, wholesome and nutritious food, and a good personal trainer.
Second, keep reading this blog.
I have your best interest at heart, and I hate seeing people getting taken advantage of.
If something is crap, I'll be the first to tell you. And better yet, if I find something that I think is worth taking a look at, I'll let you know about that too.
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Helping you achieve sexy and toned arms,