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Fat Burners??

Onion2010-06-03 20:14:56 +0000 #1
I have always been skeptical of fat burners and believe they are a crock of sh!t, but my buddy swears by them, especially one he was taking in the process of shedding 30-40 lbs. I think it was just his dedication to the gym that did it. I prefer to just bundle up the layers with a hoodie while on the bike/treadmill/elliptical and sweat it out like a pedophile in a clown suit.

What are your opinions?

What do you think are good ones??
Snapcat2010-06-03 20:28:30 +0000 #2
I remember when I was trying different things to get ripped and I started with the Atkins Diet. I followed the diet, however I told myself I didn't want to do this more than once. So while on the diet I busted my ass doing cardio or just burning calories every chance I got. Walking stairs at work, riding a bike for 2 minutes when I went downstairs for anything, just every free moment I had I was trying to burn. It worked! I'm assuming it was a little bit of both but you could probably do the same thing with any diet or pill or whatever if you stick to it.
feralminded2010-06-03 20:19:59 +0000 #3
A low carb diet is extremely helpful if only because it controls appetite. That said you don't have to dip into full on atkins to get success here a typical anabolic/metabolic diet can help.

As for fat burners you're talking Caffeine stacks and GTE and whatnot. They all work in their own right to a certain extent but you have to use them right and ultimately without rock-solid food control its very easy to gain back whatever you lost once you go off of them. The proper use is to take them the second you wakeup and then get in your cardio and THEN eat. These all work much better on a completely empty stomach.

That said you can simply have a cup of black coffee or green tea first thing AM like that and get most of the benefit without paying through the nose for it.
RedStorm2010-06-03 20:46:46 +0000 #4
Its not the fat burners, that'd be my guess. Like you said, its probably the dedication he had to working out. If anything, the taking of the supplements had somewhat of a placebo effect. I'm not nutritionist but an avid student of trying to train efficiently and nobody I've come across: Certified Trainer, CSCS, NSCA, Pro/Amatuer figher etc. has endorsed it as a means to an end. I'm sure they have their place, but at the price it costs, I don't think the cost merits the reward.
wgrapple2010-06-03 21:22:29 +0000 #5
ACIDBATHBELFORT2010-06-03 22:38:38 +0000 #6
Im not a real big fan of fat burners. Hydroxycut is the most overrated supplement ever IMO. The Ripped Fuel isnt too bad. Overall I dont find fat burners to work too well.

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