How to “Pack on Mass Fast!”… (SUPPLEMENT)


What’s up, guys? Jeff Cavaliere, ATHLEANX.com. Outside of the gym today because I don’t
live in there. I actually have other things I have to do,
too. But today it’s still going to be to try to
help you because supplementation is sort of that other aspect of lifting and most of the
time people want to know more about supplementation than even the training. There’s a reason for it. I know. I get it. I understand because it takes a lot less work
to take something than it actually does to go into the gym and do something. But no less important because so many people
do it. Now, that being said let me set the stage
for how this whole video is going to shake out. First of all, I’m going to review a supplement,
but don’t ask me to review other supplements because I’m not going to do that. We have our own supplements. I created my own supplements for a very important
reason, because I feel like I’ve addressed some of the shortcomings of the industry in
the first place. Secondly, I don’t want to get in the habit
of trying to go over somebody else’s product because I don’t really want to speak about
their products. However, to underscore a very, very important
point for you, I am going to do that here today. So that being said, the name of the company
is USN. The product is called Hyperbolic Mass. More important than that is the individual
who wrote to me and asked about this because they were – from what I gather – a high
school student in the UK. I think this is a UK company because I really
don’t know who they are. But they wanted to know if this product would
be great for them for packing on mass fast. They want to know how they could pack on mass
as fast as possible. Right away I have a problem with the fact
that they’re relying on supplementation and even thinking and having the expectations
of packing on mass fast because anybody that will sell you that bullshit should not be
listened to, okay? First and foremost. I don’t care if that comes in the form of
a supplement, or whether that comes in the form of a workout. Hard work is always going to be that nagging
little step in the middle that you have to make sure you figure out if you want to pack
on mass. But that being said, he wanted to know what
he could do because he was on the very, very thin side. Now pointing to this supplement, we actually
had responded to him first by saying “Hey, check out the video that Jeff already did
on weight gainers, and why he called them horseshit”, because that’s exactly what I
called them. One of the reasons why is because they’re
just loaded with sugar. They’re nonproductive calories. They’re not what you need. I try to discourage anyone from relying on
them for packing on mass, even back then. But it wasn’t enough because he said “You
don’t understand, this particular product has excellent reviews. It’s got all the protein that I need, it’s
not loaded with useless sugars; everything they’re saying about it is really good.” Let me show you why I feel like this is an
important video for us to go over to illustrate what’s so deceiving about all this nonsense. So we look at this, and if I look – Jessie,
take a look at the label. First thing I see is “All in one gainer”. So if I’m looking at this, I’m thinking, as
a kid who’s actually really desperate to put on size, this is all I need to gain mass. It’s Hyperbolic Mass. It’s everything. All the buzz words are there. 51g of protein here. That’s very clear from this. Then it’s in really faint white, but it says
“40 scoops”. So, wow! That’s a lot in one bottle. 51g of protein, and 4.7g of creatine. So I’m like “That actually has high levels
of intrinsic BCAAs and glutamine. It’s got everything.” Okay, now let’s see how truthful that really
is. We look at the price. 45.99 And that is for pounds. We do the conversion and it’s like $56. So it’s not cheap. Then we come down here and look at the supplement
facts. The first thing I want you to be educated
about and realize is there’s two columns here. There’s 100g serving which provides only 409
calories, and there’s a 300g serving that provides 1226 calories. Well, when we’re talking about a weight gainer,
obviously he’s interested in the 1226 calories. He’s focused on this. I know he’s focused on this because he referenced
the 51g of protein, which here says 53g of protein, okay? He also referenced the creatine in it, which
is 4.7g, but only if you’re in this column over here, which is the 300g serving. So the funny thing is, he also tells us that
in the literature it bragged about only having 17g of sugar. Which, for a big weight gainer that’s packing
all those calories, man; that would be pretty impressive unless it was loaded with fat. Well, we take another look. The 17g of sugar here are in this column. So why are we cherry picking and going back
and forth between the 100g serving column when we want to do sugar, and then the 300g
serving when we want to do the creatine and the protein and everything else? Which, by the way, 24g of fat here, 15g of
saturated fat. I don’t necessarily have anything against
fat, but I always said that these things are like candy bars. You either get your flavor from fat, or sugar. That’s really about it. So now that’s what we’re looking at. So let’s see why it’s worse, why this is really
– this is what pisses me off. If you look at it, look at the serving size
of the bottle here, Jessie. 2kg. Now, I don’t know if that was done intentionally
or not, but 2kg. A kilogram is 1000g, so we’re looking at 2000g
in this bottle. Well, fi we know that with the benefits that
we’re looking at and what this young man is looking for is 300g we know that if he takes
that – 300g a pop – my math wasn’t very good, but I do know that’s not even seven
servings. That’s not even a full seven servings. So if he’s taking this every day, this wonderful
mass gainer is going to last him less than seven days. Not even a week. So he’s paying 45.99 in pounds, or $56, per
week. You multiply it – he’s actually going to
need more than that. That’s only going to give him 28 days. He’s going to need about 2.5 bottles – I’m
sorry. 4.5 bottles. So he’s spending well over $200 for this impressive
mass gainer, okay? I say that very loosely. Now, we haven’t even gotten into the quality
because now when we get into the quality we go down and we start looking at the actually
ingredients more and we realize when they claimed about the sugar, first of all that
wasn’t the right claim. There’s actually 51g of sugar in that 300g
serving, but that’s not even truthful because there’s 195g of total carbs, 51 of which are
sugars. I’m not buying it guys, because if you look
into the actually detail of the breakdown here, the number one ingredient here in this
whole thing is their carbohydrate matrix – which sounds really good, but it’s not – which
is filled with dextrose monohydrate which is high fructose corn syrup and fructose. So they’re loading up on the latter two there
loading up, and they’re underreporting drastically how much sugar is in this. There’s got to be well over 100g of sugar
in this and that makes it really, really shitty. Really, really shitty. On top of that then they get into the protein
sources. They have a bunch of soy protein. The bottom line is, guys – look I’m losing
my voice because I’m getting all friggin’ worked up here – but the bottom line is,
I have no axe to grind with this company. If you think this is in any way a commercial
for my supplements, guess what the punchline is for this young kid? Don’t buy my stuff. It’s not appropriate for you. As a matter of fact, our RX2 – which is
our protein powder – only has under 200 calories for a serving. It doesn’t even have that many calories
in it. It’s not meant to bulk up. What he needs to do instead is, he needs to
get dedicated to two things. Number one: proper nutrition. Meaning he has to start eating a lot more
calories. My stuff won’t cut it. It won’t. This stuff could, but it’s loaded with shit. This is not going to be productive for him. We’ve talked about it all the time. I’ve got Jessie here. I’ve got my own, personal hard gainer. He’s pretty thin and he makes a habit out
of eating tons, and tons of calories of awful, sugary, nonproductive calories. It doesn’t equate to more size. He happens to be blessed with a fast metabolism
that just churns through that without issue. If he wants to start putting on productive
muscle he’s going to have to start feeding it more productive calories. Meaning, he’s going to have to start eating
a lot of good foods. A lot, and higher qualities of better foods. That’s what he needs to do, too. This guy has to – this young kid here – has
to start eating high quality foods first and foremost before he ever starts looking into
supplementation. The second thing he needs to do is go back
a little bit and say “Maybe it’s not all about supplementation. It’s about the hard work, too. I have to start committing myself to the hard
work.” Now, before I would run and recommend “Oh,
just do all the barbell lifts. Get stronger in your deadlift. Get stronger at your squat.” Sometimes that’s not even an appropriate place
to start because I’ve seen kids get under that bar that don’t belong there. Flat out don’t belong there. Their body structure is not ready to handle
it. Their form doesn’t – they don’t even know
how to handle the bar. That is not the first place, necessarily,
I would start. It’s a good place he’s got to get to eventually,
no doubt. He’s got to get down that path where he starts
doing the compound lifts and get stronger all the time. But it might not be the best place for him
to start. But there is going to be – there’s no equation
where he’s not going to be somehow getting involved in hard work and dedicating himself
to that, and allowing time for this to occur. It ain’t going to happen fast, guys. Not with supplements. Not with my supplements. Nobody’s stuff. Hard-ass work is what it’s going to take. If he got all that in place then certainly
at that point, that’s when I recommend “Yeah, ATHLEAN-RX2 is going to give you a far better
quality than this without all the excess BS, and without all the sugar. Far better than that.” Again, this is not about boasting about myself,
necessarily, or anything about that. It’s about making sure that you understand
where this deception lies and where these gains are being played, and how, hopefully,
you don’t become susceptible to those yourself. So as I said, hopefully it’s a helpful video,
even though we’re not in there, in the gym. There’s still so much more that plays into
the whole equation here, and a lot can be learned, sometimes, just sitting behind your
desk and reading what you read online. So guys, if you found this video helpful make
sure to leave your comments and thumbs up below. In the meantime, again, don’t ask me to
start reviewing other people’s supplements. I don’t do that for a very specific reason. I just want to illustrate here, this is a
major problem that we all encounter – me included. I was in the same boat, but hopefully now,
with more dedication, you’re not going to be susceptible to that either. All right, guys. I’ll be back here again soon. See you.