Take a look at some pictures of bodybuilders from, say 60 years ago and then compare them with some pictures of today’s professional bodybuilders. It doesn’t take a genius to figure out that something is going on. The bodybuilders that were considered massive back then couldn’t hold a candle to some of today’s better built professional weightlifters. So then just what is that the made such a huge difference between then and now?
That’s because you don’t need to be a research scientist come up with the answer, and that is the bodybuilders back then just didn’t have the supplements that are available for people who want to bulk up today. An incredibly diverse and broad range of pills, powders, and drinks have been developed over the last handful of decades. Scientifically formulated products that are clinically tested, and proven to work.
Now it was about four decades back when steroids first appeared on the scene, and back then they were touted as somewhat of a miracle that in no time at all could turn anyone into a hulk. They were quite popular for a time too and to some extent although illegal they still are. However, it didn’t take long at all for the horror stories to come to light about the dangerous and often deadly side effects of this powerful substance.
So now anyone who cares about their health and fitness and has any sense at all will avoid steroids like the plague. Rather what today’s more savvy and health-conscious weightlifters and bodybuilders relying on is then newer genre of safe yet effective supplements. Products like creatine that are now well known for helping bodybuilders bulk up. Yet at the same time don’t carry with them the risk of harmful side effects.
Also today’s more knowledgeable and savvy bodybuilders are also making use of what have become known as pre and postworkout bodybuilding weightlifting supplements. The way that these work is the preworkout products function to prepare your body for stress by doing things like enlarging blood vessels. Then postworkout supplements function by delivering vital nutrients to muscles that need to heal.
Even so, as safe as so many of today’s clinically tested and approved supplements are, many of them still can produce side effects. Now the side effects are nowhere near as dangerous as side effects you can see from steroids but nonetheless they can get your attention. Bad breath, diarrhea, excessive sweating, loss of sleep, etc. So always make sure you read up on anything you plan on using, and then follow dosing directions.