In the modern, world of bodybuilding , we are surrounded and bombarded with PURE HYPE! If you pick up any modern muscle or fitness mag, almost 1/3 to 1/2 of the pages will be devoted to supplement ads disguised of all things to look like an article on training!
From the sheer amount of ads (not to mention their sales pitches) in todays magazines, one would think that the main activity today of anyone interested in building muscle is learning about, buying, and taking all of the right supplements! People are hit so much by so many ads in the mags that psychologically a person might actually start believeing that making any kind of significant gains is impossible without all those high-tech, cutting edge supplements and that their bodybuilding success will not be achieved without them!
The history of the pre-roid Golden Age of Classic BodyBuilding (the 1940s and 50s) tells us the plain, simple truth!
And that truth is that back in the Golden Days of Bodybuilding, supplements were slim to none, and eating real food was the true key to the well defined, ripped, bodies of these men, (and women). Their diet consisted of beef, chicken, eggs, and cottage cheese for the protein that was needed to put on the pounds.
All those classic physiques on the covers of the old time mags were ALL BUILT WITHOUT A SINGLE MODERN NUTRITIONAL SUPPLEMENT!
supps used during the Golden Age of bodybuidling where:
Vitamins and Protien powder(Protien powder came out in 1950/51),dessicated liver tablets, brewer's yeast, wheat germ oil, and gelatin,and thats about it.