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Old 04-20-2006, 09:38 PM   #1
Chad Woolery
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So whats the CrossFit word on energy enhancers, fat burners, and performance supplement like Xyience or anything else you find at GNC?

I see Xyience all over the UFC since they sponsor top fighters like Chuck Liddell – but I’d be curious to know if these athletes just endorse the product, or if they really take it.

Whats the CrossFit position on performance enhancing supplements?
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Old 04-20-2006, 09:45 PM   #2
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I would spend my money on food, fish oil, and equipment. After that I would buy an Ipod and some good books.
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Old 04-20-2006, 10:31 PM   #3
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the only thing i purchase remotely near products, is simple protein mixes..other than that, eating as much clean food as i can!! haha!
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Old 04-20-2006, 10:45 PM   #4
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If it worked they wouldn't have to spend millions promoting it.
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Old 04-21-2006, 01:48 AM   #5
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It should be noted that all the UFC stars that Xyience has deals with, Liddell, Hughes, Franklin etc were all superior athletes long before Xyience came on the scene. Same with Randy Couture and Fizogen, Andrei Arlovski and George Curgel and Gamma-O.

The trick is to never be blinded by the lights. Proper training, clean healthy eating and maybe some minor supplements likes Protein powers and the like are great, but these are really all you need to reach huge potential. Look back to the original Olympians and you will find some serious athletes with the benefit of modern equipement, diet techniques or supplementation.

How this they acheive this? Effort.
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Old 04-21-2006, 05:04 AM   #6
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I like their cheesy commercials, but I would never use the supplements unless they were given to me. Most supplements are junk anyways. If you are going to use them, stick with the proven basics (protein, creatine, vitamin, etc).
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Old 04-21-2006, 06:45 AM   #7
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I personally would never ever recommend any supplements to anyone due to the fact they are mostly poop!

Protein powders in my book are ALL a huge huge waste of time and do more harm than good in the long run - same for most things that come from powder forms!
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Old 04-22-2006, 10:01 AM   #8
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Great feedback and comments! I agree 100% with everyone – and I was glad to read the responses posted. I’m all about clean food, organics, etc.

It still takes me 10 mins to do FRAN with 95lbs - so sometimes I just wonder if I was all jacked up on caffeine and crazy supplements if I’d be able to bust 4 mins like some of these people who post here.
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