In August of this year, the bodybuilding world said goodbye to Rich Piana.
Rich was someone whose advice the bodybuilding community could trust.
1. He was honest. He openly talked about his steroid use and what the truth behind what certain supplement companies were marketing.
2. He had been there. He had competed and lived as a professional bodybuilder the majority of his adult life.
3. He was passionate about the sport he loved and gave his life to. Influencing a whole fan base to his philosophy of the 5% mentality.
Now, this BLOG isn't to just shine Rich Piana's career.
This is to highlight a product of his that genuinely changed my life. That's no exaggeration - it actually did.
First, before I get into the product review I'd just like to add this. Rich never produced a protein powder and was very limited on the supplements that he marketed. His philosophy was always REAL FOOD OVER SUPPLEMENTS. I preach all the time that protein shakes and bars are just SUPPLEMENTARY TO YOUR DIET.
Anyway, when Rich launched 5% Nutrition he was adamant that everything the market was missing he would hit. His first product (and the one in question) was a BCAA named All Day You May. The idea was simple, feed your muscles the branch chain amino acids they need 24/7 to enable maximum growth. It was a trademark to see Rich with a gallon bottle of water that had BCAA's mixed in.
Rich spoke about how before he developed All Day You May, he had to add extra leucine to his bottle as well as take a probiotic to help with the digestion of his meal plan.
Leucine is a what is dubbed by most athletes as the king of amino acids. It's the most essential when it comes to muscle development...and the most expensive. So most supplements companies limit the amount that is in their BCAA's as to make as much profit as possible.
Rich openly called those companies out and insisted on 5g of leucine be in each serving of 5% Nutrition All Day You May. He also wanted the supplements to help with your digestion, preventing bloating and discomfort - so he added probiotic ingredients to the formula.
I'd read a lot about this product and two years ago I tried it for the first time. My recovery from workouts instantly increased. I was able to hit legs solidly twice a week, I'd have no discomfort after I'd eaten my 4th meal. It honestly enables me to live a stronger and much healthier life. I'd tried BCAA's in the past and although some did help, none were as effective as this - I recommend this product to everyone I know.
From beginner to advanced level athletes I honestly believe it will help anyone wanting to make improvements in their lifestyle.
You don't have to have the gallon. Just one, 2-litre bottle whilst you're working out (I also have another one next to my bed at night in case I wake up) can make a difference.
All I say is try it for yourself. Especially the Watermelon flavour or Southern Sweet Tea! That stuff is DELICIOUS! I love this product, it's something I always have in my arsenal and thanks to Discount Supplements I can get it with some super crazy discounts and offers.
Thank you, Rich Piana, For your advice, your passion to better the sport you loved for everyone and for your dedication doing whatever it takes to be the best.
Rest in peace.
Check out 5% Nutrition's products here or try All Day You May yourself!