The first knee-jerk criticism of some people that are already making their own homemade mix is that they can mix the ingredients significantly cheaper in bulk. That's what we did personally for a long time, and that's what we still tell people to do if Tier 1 isn't right for them.
A big pet peeve of ours is the over the top marketing and supposed benefits of using different “types” of creatine. Many of these special forms of creatine are alsoexpensive and in our opinion take advantage of the consumer.
Action Expresses Priorities. What you do clearly demonstrates what's important to you. Simple as that. It's easy to write down a mission statement or tell people that you live your life by some overriding principle, but the fact is.....your actions and behaviors tell the true story.
As co-owner of a supplement company, I get a lot of questions about the role that supplements play when trying to reach fitness and athletic goals. Many of these questions are about trying to find the perfect supplement.
I want to state a simple truth…the most important factors toward achieving your fitness and athletic goals are your training and nutrition. Supplements can certainly help but should be considered after you have those factors in line. Supplements will never be the magic bullets that help you get your next PR in the gym, obtain the physique you want, or acquire the medals on the wall.
Since supplements began to gain significant popularity as important parts of the training and diet equation (around the 1980’s), a large quantity of information about them began to permeate fitness media and social circles. While much of this was in fact very accurate and helpful information, some very false ideas about supplements spread through much of the fitness community. The good news is that many of those ideas died out shortly after they gained popularity. We don’t take Smilax to boost testosterone and liver tablets have been missing in action for some decades now.
wo years ago I created a 6-part YouTube series on nutrition called “The Muscle and Strength Nutritional Pyramid”. It was designed to help people interested in gaining muscle and/or strength prioritize their nutrition to avoid “putting the cart before the horse”. It is very common that lifters at one time or another in their training career end up focusing on the minutia when they have yet to lock down the critical components to their success.
We're a couple months away from hitting the three-year mark since opening our doors, and although we've made lots of progress since we've started, we feel hungrier than ever to make progress and fulfill the vision we set out with for Citadel Nutrition. Here's an update of what we've been up to, and what we have coming up.
With our approach nailed down, we set out to find which vitamins and minerals mattered to athletes. We applied the same research methodology we used when creating Tier 1 which consisted of scouring the body of published research via PubMed and then looking at what the experts had to say.