its fine for an active 11 stone 25 year old man who has inherited his fitness from school already a 5 minute miler to say supplements are a waste of money until you reach 40 say, ex smoker, ex footballer, knees creak, muscles hurt, that ankle spain that never went away, and walking to the wardrobe from bed in the morning is painful. So this guy wants to run say three 5.5milers a week and wants to improve recovery as welll as performance .. trry a few supplemnts, buy small a months worth and see if theres any difference
BUT IF YOU ARE GAINING WEIGHT, YOU ARE EATING MORE THAN YOUR BODY NEEDS. THIS IS IRRESPECTIVE OF ACTIVITY, IT IS SIMPLE MATHS. How those calories are used is determined by activity type and level.
total garbage statement above sorry mate, muscle replaces fat, muscles bulk up especially when taking protein supplements. My colleague started gaining weight when he went on a near stavation diet as his body was storing calories not using. Trick is to dump protein based supps, drink lots of milk after trainign and do low impact training but do it for longer, no wieghts and definitely no uphill or simulated uphill cycling
its easy to dismiss supplements paracetamol is easy and its a mircacle .. after all, what you need to balance up is the benefit against side effect against cost. Creatine for example doesnt work for everyone, dehyrdates others and some find a big benefit ..