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Dusty Hanshaw Slams Companies Offering Quick-Fix Muscle Gain

US bodybuilder Dusty Hanshaw has warned of the dangers of using quick-fix methods in order to bulk up for the sport.

It has taken years of determination, discipline and dedication for Hanshaw to make a name for himself in the sport, and he now enjoys a life of bodybuilding under the sponsorship of iForce Nutrition, whose products he stocks in his own chain of sports supplement stores.

On a daily basis, the 30-year-old puts himself through a rigorous training regime in order to get to competition standard. So it is hardly surprising that Hanshaw gets irked by those people who try and cut corners and shun traditional methods in favour of risky alternatives that often prove unsuccessful.

Hanshaw insists there is no substitute for good old-fashioned hard work and is adamant that, combined with nutrition products and supplements from companies like the UK vendor Predator Nutrition, his approach will always produce the best results.

“Everybody wants the magic pill,” he said prior to this weekend’s Bodypower Expo in Birmingham. “If someone invented that pill there would be a line out of the door of the shop and the owners would be billionaires!

“That’s why they’re called supplements – they supplement your diet and they supplement your workout. That’s why supplements get a bad rap, because companies want to make their products sound bigger than they are, saying things like “take this pill and because 10,000% stronger”, so then someone takes the pill but they don’t do anything. They don’t work out, they don’t get stronger, then they say that supplements don’t work. You need to match their work.”

He stressed: “People don’t understand what goes into bodybuilding.

“They immediately think of hormones or that there’s some kind of quick fix and that just drives me crazy because I always tell people if they could keep up with me for a week – and I’m not even talking about the training, just the regimented lifestyle – and then multiple that by 52 weeks a year, every single year, then they’d realize what goes into the decision to do this.

“This is definitely a 24-hour-a-day, 365-days-a-year sport. You don’t get to take time off.”

For anyone who wants to get into bodybuilding, the American offers some straightforward advice.

He said: “It’s not about how fast you can get there, it’s about the consistency and pressing along and being patient.

“If you look for a fast way out you’ll find one because you won’t go anywhere.”

 

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1 Comment

  1. Mr, H20

    June 19, 2011 at 7:14 am

    Could not have said it better. right on Mr Hanshaw.

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