Glutamine is a weight lifting supplement that I used for many years.
Notice I said “used” for many years.
I no longer use it in my supplementation for any weight lifting cycle no matter what my goals may be.
This page will explain why I no longer use this supplement.
The Benefits of Glutamine
Let's take a look at some of the benefits of glutamine and what this supplement is supposed to do for you:
Minimizes rate of muscle breakdown.
Muscle is being broken down and built up continuously throughout each and every day.
The rate of muscle being broken down is supposedly slowed down by increased levels of glutamine.
Faster recovery between workouts.
This was the main reason I decided to take this supplement in the first place.
Faster recovery leads to more muscle!
If you can recover faster between workouts, this means you can workout more often and have more muscle building opportunities.
Prevents sickness by giving your immune system a boost.
This supplement supposedly keeps you in the gym more time throughout the year by preventing sickness.
Sickness can cause you to lose progress and strength, so any weightlifting supplement that prevents sickness helps you build more muscle.
If this weight lifting supplement really helps prevent sickness, it is worth the small amount of money.
Preventing sickness is an amazing benefit for any supplement.
I've Spent Lots of Money on Glutamine Over the Years
I spent lots of money over the years on this supplement because so many people approved of this supplement and spoke of the increased recovery between workouts.
Well, I continued taking this supplement and wasting my money.
I never experimented with and without the supplement until I stopped taking it completely.
I tried large doses of this supplement throughout the day, before a workout, after a workout, before bed, and tried just about every plan you could think up.
I then stopped taking the supplement cold turkey. Do you know what I noticed after several months of not taking this weightlifting supplement?
I noticed no change in anything.
I measure and track results furiously throughout each weight lifting cycle, so I have the proof whether or not a supplement is working for me.
If you've read much here at Weight Lifting Complete, you'll know that I recommend tracking and measuring progress continuously. Record everything you do.
I stopped buying this weightlifting supplement and started saving money. I probably saved close to $40-$50 a month by not using this supplement any more. Money well saved.
It was very dumb of me to waste that money. Won't happen any more. MOST weight lifting supplements are a waste of money. Remember that.
Don't Take My Word On It… Try It For Yourself
As I've said before, many people really believe in this supplement, which must mean it works for them.
These are people who have no financial commitment to this product so that's why I trusted them. And still do.
For me, this supplement doesn't do anything. For you, it just might. If you want to try glutamine, you can find it here:
Whenever you try a supplement, always give it a fair chance for several months. Compare it to your results under similar circumstances.
Give it several months without the supplement also.
If you see immediate results under the same circumstances, then continue use. There's no need to experiment further.
Don't test a muscle building supplement on a fat loss cycle and compare it with results from a muscle building cycle. Test under the same conditions, and you'll know whether a supplement gives you results.
Plan your supplement experiments just as you plan your diet, weight lifting, and cardio programs and you will save lots of money on supplements.
No supplement is going to make or break your results and no supplement is a substitute for hard work, smart planning, and a complete program. Good luck with your experiment.