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Old 03-11-2006, 09:05 PM   #1
Kurt Ronald Mueller
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More bodybuilding brainwashing? My friend took this and said he gained 10 lbs of muscle on it.... don't know if I believe that, but he did like it a lot. What do you guys think of nitrous oxide products... sounds like more hype to me.

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Old 03-11-2006, 09:54 PM   #2
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ha...yeah sure and cows fly...

Next month it will be nitrous oxide II and the month after that it will nitrous oxide III.

Boy are those supplement companies smart...or wait the customers are dumb...not sure one of the two.

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Old 03-12-2006, 06:10 AM   #3
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Waste your money on fun stuff and equipment, not suppliments.
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Old 03-12-2006, 06:11 AM   #4
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I should have said "blow" your money, because equipment is not a waste!!
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Old 03-12-2006, 06:42 AM   #5
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I took something similar back when I was young and impressionable (and pre-CF), and I must say, put on your hip waders to wade through the crap. Total waste of money. These guys that have gains are also on half a dozen other "supplements", so they really don't know what is causing "gains". Challenge him to a 1RM snatch contest to see if he really gained anything.
I have since taken to buying power rings and Zone books. Much better use of money.
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Old 03-12-2006, 09:57 AM   #6
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Coming from a BB background.... one word regarding NO products... Crpa!

As they've all said, do't waste your money. If you are going to supplement, look at the stuff already spoken of in the forum as well as glutamine and creatine.

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Old 03-13-2006, 06:06 PM   #7
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Get the highest quality animal flesh, plants, and oils before one even thinks of supplementing. That will likely stretch your budget far enough, if done properly and with enough effort.

Then, start supplementation on the most basic levels (ie. food-based multi). One can move up from there as budgets allow.

Right now, I know I'd rather buy cool used equipment (like my "new" 80s-era Roman chair off Craigslist.org for $50 that I use for back extensions and "GHR" sit-ups) than get swindled by phony supplement makers.

The success of many people on junk supplements is mostly a testament to the placebo effect and the power of the human mind.
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Old 03-13-2006, 06:39 PM   #8
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To illustrate Garrett's example, go tell your friend the following:

"Dude, I have gained 1+ inches a week for the last three weeks in my arms following this post workout twinkie diet I am on..."

Believe it or not, I have had people bite on that one before.

Ha! The memories...
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Old 03-14-2006, 05:54 AM   #9
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Right on Garrett. I have people take inventory are you: doing the wod 3/1 as rxed, sleeping 7 + hours a night, eating 5 Zone balanced meals a day, I like Dan John's are you flossing? If your not doing the minimum...why try shortcuts that don't work?
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Old 03-14-2006, 08:01 AM   #10
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I have a friend that also saw similar gains using N02. Not 10 pounds in a week, but he said he was doing his former bench max for sets of 5 after a week. I say if you're curious and have the money to spend then try it for a month. Otherwise you're probably not missing out on a great deal if anything.
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