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31 Aug 2009 17:19

What is Sweet Dairy Whey and Can I Use it as a Whey Protein Supplement?

by EricTEricT 27 Jun 2013 20:51

There are some companies that sell "Sweet Dairy Whey Powder" in bulk to consumers. This is very cheap, by the pound, compared to the typical whey protein supplement powders most strength training or bodybuilding trainees buy, and the price of whey protein has gone way up in the last year or so. The price of sweet dairy whey powder ranges from 3 to 4 bucks a pound, but it's possible to get it as low as one dollar a pound, if you buy in bulk. These powders are not flavored, and, despite the word sweet, are not sweetened.

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Dietary Supplement Ripoffs to Avoid: Amino Acid Pills

by EricTEricT 07 Oct 2010 17:09

There is no long-term advantage for the strength trainee to taking expensive free form amino acid powders over simply ingesting whole proteins. However, if you do buy an amino acid powder (which I don't suggest) you expect it to contain single free form aminos acids, right?

Never trust the front label. Check the ingredients. The supplement rippoffs I am referring to are so-called amino acid capsules that actually contain overpriced whey or casein protein. Not free form single aminos but whole proteins compressed into a pill or put in a capsule. They will typically list an amino acid profile very prominently on the back of the label. This profile is nothing more than the typical amino acid yields of the whey or casein sources they use. When whey is used it is usually a mixture of whey protein concentrate or a mixture of concentrate and even cheaper non concentrated whey. Some may contain concentrates and isolates.

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Common Fish Oil Questions Answered: A Baker's Dozen

by EricTEricT 25 Jun 2010 03:36

Here at Ground Up strength you can find the answers to most common questions regarding fish oil in the various articles we have but we have some fairly heavy reading so you need to dig a bit to find the particular answer you're looking for. So I thought I'd write a blog post that provided simple answers to the most common questions about fish oil supplements. I will keep these answers short and to the point in a radical shift from my usual style although a few will be a bit longer for the purpose of clarity.

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Testimonials And Supplements

by EricTEricT 31 Dec 2009 01:51

I wanted to share some of these testimonials I've received. It's great to have your hard work appreciated.

I love Ground Up Strength. If you ever have any stubborn people like me, have them call me. Ground Up Strength is the real deal!

—Edward Smith

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Nestle Versus Cytosport Muscle Milk

by EricTEricT 16 Oct 2009 21:38

The greed out there is overwhelming.

You know Nestle; who doesn't right? They are hyuuuuuuge. And they are really into milk. I know I just loves me some Carnation evaporated milk in my coffee. They have a whole bunch of milk-based products marketed under the brands Nesquik and Carnation.

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Anaconda Meets Alan Aragon

by EricTEricT 21 Aug 2009 18:54

As a follow up to this post in regards to T-Nations latest over the top supplement article: Alan Aragon in his typical thorough fashion, has gone a bit further than my simple moral outrage and posted a great article: Supplement Marketing on Steroids by Alan Aragon

Look, it's about time we all say enough is enough. I said it before and I'll keep saying it…I will not link there. I don't care who you are…your article appears there it ain't linked here. And I got news for you..it's people like me who helped put you on the map. Trust me, we all stand up and it WILL make a difference.

I do not find it necessary to applaud con artists for their superior marketing abilities. The fact is they've been doing this kind of thing for a long, long time. For every older person they lose there is a younger beginner ready to take his place, blissfully unaware of their blatant disregard for anything resembling "truth". These guys will do anything to sell you a supplement and the fact that some of the most popular strength coaches around not only hang their hats there but participate in their shenanigans by shilling the crap in their articles is shameful.

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Oh, how naive I am sometimes. The only person, it seems, who will ever make a true stand against crap like this, as far as the people I know or know of, in the industry, is myself and my close friends. People will continue to contribute to this crap because it is high profile and will help their internet career, probably thinking they will be the "light" in the darkness that will make it all right. Integrity does NOT exist, to any large extent, in this industry. If you entered into the fitness world, a service profession, to get famous, then by all means, go to the dogs. It's the expedient thing to do.

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I, Bodybuilder

by EricTEricT 30 Jul 2009 14:42

I am sometimes late to things like this because, frankly, I don't have time to keep up with the newest bodybuilding crap on the web. But this takes the cake. I thought it was a joke at first.

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