Friday, October 05, 2012
When I did P90X the first time, instead of buying the (overpriced!!!) supplements to go with the program, I instead used Muscle Milk.
What a gross name: Muscle Milk. Ew.
I used this stuff because it had vital things in it that the body needs when it is being put through the rigors of working out - especially that crucial shot of protein and carbs one needs after an intense workout. There's also a touch of creatine in there for good measure.
I didn't think much of it, really - I just used it figuring it couldn't hurt.
Well - I ran out over the summer, and so I just continued working out without it.
You know what? I'm beginning to think it isn't snake oil. I'm beginning to think it DOES MAKE A DIFFERENCE.
I have noticed that I'm not performing as well, I'm not creating lean muscle like I was, and my stamina is just not there.
I've been frustrated for the past four weeks or so, wondering what happened and why I'm just not doing as well as I was before. I mean, I'm doing the same exercises, I'm amping up my weight and my intensity - but I'm finding that getting through workouts is slightly more challenging than I'd like it to be, and my results aren't good. What gives?
I didn't make the connection until I went to take out the recycling and saw the empty 1 lb. tub of Muscle Milk in the heap. (As an aside, we recycle a lot - but we actually have a recycling DUMPSTER that gets emptied about once a month.)
Suddenly, it occurred to me that THAT was what was different!
I am far from being a paid spokesperson (you'd never know it, from the way I "talk-up" P90X, ha!), but I can tell you now, based on the above, that supplementing a healthy, whole-foods diet with a nutritional addititive such as Muscle Milk seems really and truly to make a difference. I'm a little bit shocked anytime I see a product that actually does exactly what it says it will, and it seems to be so in this case.
I've gone and ordered a 2.5 lb. tub of the stuff on Amazon THIS MORNING.
I will report back my findings. :)