It seems that, every day, a new brand is popping up, and everyone has become an expert on supplements and training. Hey, there's a lot of great brands and products out there, but there are also those just looking to grab a piece of the money pie.
Perfecting your form and technique at early stages will go a long way. Don't compromise on the big lifts - deadlifts, squats, and bench-presses.
Where I'm from, Bastrop, Louisiana, you played football, basketball, and baseball; you ran track - and that was about it.
Get proper training right from the beginning. It prevents injuries and avoids wasting your time with misdirected effort, which is what most people generally don't understand. Give it your all from day one.
I quit working in the police force full time only after I won my third Mr. Olympia.
It's just really cool to see high profile trainers, athletes, and celebs using my products and loving them.
Knowledge is the real power.
Time between sets should be short and just long enough so that you are sufficiently recovered to hit the next set hard.
I learned the ins and outs of the supplements business as a bodybuilder. I'd worked with some of the companies, and I knew a lot about the products. Some of them worked OK, and some of them didn't. I wanted all of them to work, not just for me, but for other people, too.
My supplements are similar to my training - I always commit to being a better version of myself.
I am not a trainer, hence I cannot advise youngsters on the use of supplements or the way to build their bodies. But I can tell them one thing that I did - find a good, honest trainer.
I work out every body part twice a week, and that is what helps me stay in shape.