We are always looking to change the way we look in some way. For many of us we want to add lean muscle mass so that we can look like some of the great fitness enthusiasts that are within the industry. Such role models like Ryan Terry, Rob Riches and Steve Cook all represent healthy, fit bodies that are appealing to the eye. They have an aesthetic look with just enough muscle mass to look in proportion and not like a bodybuilder which can sometimes look a bit too much. But do the greats like the ones mentioned constantly change their supplements? Do they change their protein shake every 4 weeks or do they keep everything consistent and focus more on changing their training?
What Is This About?
This article is inspired by a brief chat I had with two guys training in the gym over the weekend. Both guys looked good and it is clear they enjoy weight training in the gym. I asked how their training was going and they said it was good and the reasons for this was due to taking a new protein. They said they like to change their protein supplement frequently to shock the body and to see what results they get.
I found this rather strange that they are relying on a protein supplement to change their physique rather than focusing on training and nutrition. Changing your protein month in, month out won't necessarily change your physique. This is because protein is simply protein and it doesn't change depending on what type of product you use. So with this in mind by saying that you are going to use a different protein to shock the body and see what results you get isn't the right attitude to have towards your fitness goals.
What Should You Focus On?
Protein supplements are great to have and I love using them. By all means change your protein supplement if you are fed up of using it or you are going to use something that is better tailored to your needs. Simply relying on a protein supplement to change your whole physique is not going to happen. You need to make sure you focus on your training and your nutrition so that you see changes within your body. This may sound obvious to many of you, but to many others out there they aren't aware that this is the case. Supplementing with protein is only as good as your lifestyle you have with healthy eating and your training.
Before changing your next protein supplement, make sure you have your training and nutrition plans written down so you know exactly what you are going to do. By doing this you are going to make more progress because you know what works for you and what doesn't. Remember the top fitness models who are signed to different supplement companies do not change their proteins all the time because it isn't necessary. What they do is change their training routines and manipulate their food intake and keep on top of everything.
Protein alone won't build the body you want to achieve. You have to put in 100% effort, hard training and have a good healthy lifestyle.