My Supplement Secrets (Save Big $$$)

If you’ve ever read through an MMA mag like Tapout, FIGHT!, Ultimate MMA, or any of the big ones on the racks at your local Chapters (or Borders, for you south of the border), you may have noticed that every other ad is for some new supplement that basically promises…

Take This New HF-33 ISO MaxX XTREME and
You’ll Turn Into Thiago Alves INSTANTLY

Unfortunately, tons and tons of guys fall for the hype and misinformation…

If that’s you, don’t worry, it’s not your fault.

MMA is a crazy sport and it takes a ton of time, dedication, and hard work, so these shortcuts promised by the supplement mafia seem like they’re worth giving a shot.

But they don’t work. Sorry to burst your bubble, but most supplements are garbage, and some might even get you to piss positive, hurting your career and embarrassing you in the process.

However, there are some supplements that are tried and tested and will help improve your results, assuming that your training and nutrition are there first.

Remember, they’re called SUPPLEMENTS for a reason – to supplement a solid diet and effective training program. (You’ll get both in my Ultimate MMA Strength and Conditioning Program)

Anyway – I’ve got a few tricks up my sleeve that will help you get the best supplements you can on a shoestring budget.

Doctor Wong’s Supplement Secret #1 – Pre/Post Workout Shakes on a Budget (That Actually Taste Good!)

OK so pre and post-workout nutrition is often a heated topic, with people getting into fiery debates about the exact amounts and ratios of nutrients to get the maximum effect.

But to get so into depth on such a small topic is a big waste of your time and energy, and ultimately, your money.

So here’s what you can do to get a solid pre (during) and post workout shake in without breaking the bank:

  1. Buy some unflavoured whey protein isolate (or concentrate is fine too, it just doesn’t mix as well). It costs me $30 for 2 lbs of whey isolate at my grocery store.
  2. Buy your favourite juice. My choice is the No Name frozen pineapple juice – it costs $1.19 at the grocery store and I just mix it up with water and go.

PRE (DURING) WORKOUT: I’ll mix up 1 cup of juice, which gives me about 30 grams of carbs coming from sugar, and about 1/2 scoop of whey, which gives me about 15 grams of protein. A perfect 2:1 ratio of carbs to protein to fuel my workout and make sure my muscles have some nutrients for energy and rebuilding

POST WORKOUT: I’ll mix up 1.5 cups of juice and a full scoop of protein. This gives me about 45 grams of carbs and 27 grams of protein, again, about a perfect ratio of what I want post-workout to maintain muscle and replenish energy stores.

If you’re working to build muscle, you can toss some creatine in both drinks. Just buy the regular, German creatine and you’re good to go.

Why is this so good?

Because it’s cheap and you don’t have to feel like an idiot after you spend $100 on a bottle of hype and end up exactly the same as you were before.

And it tastes like your favourite juice, just a little bit creamier. So there’s no worrying if you’ll like the Double Mocha Java Chocolate or Banana Berry Blaster flavours – you know what juice you like so you’ll never be surprised (or disappointed).

I’ve got a couple more great supplement tricks up my sleeve, but I want to hear your comments, any of your tricks, or just anything before I post them. I want to beat the most commented post on my blog (48), so…

… give me 49 or more comments and I’ll hit you up with the #2 (killer fat loss supplement trick) and #3 (fat loss, cancer prevention, brain health, and more!)

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95 Comments on "My Supplement Secrets (Save Big $$$)"

5 years 5 months ago

looks great for fuel but would it be compatible for someone trying to drop a lot of weight to have the juice?

5 years 5 months ago

If you’re trying to lose fat, I’d stick to the post-workout drink after weight-training to maintain muscle, but ditch the pre-workout drink…

5 years 5 months ago

Thanks for the info going to the store today to buy some food ive been doing the nutrition-itsu and in one week i have lost 8lbs and getting ripped now with this protien im sure its going to help me out thanks Erick…….

5 years 5 months ago

Roberto – congrats dude! 8 lbs in a week that’s a ton… I don’t want to know what you were eating before you started Nutrition-itsu! :)

5 years 5 months ago

Where do you stand on coffee first thing in the morning. It really depresses my appetite until mid-morning. Should I take a protein shake prior to the coffee?

5 years 5 months ago

Why do you want to suppress your appetite?

First thing in the morning you want to eat some real food including some good protein to get your metabolism fired up…

Doesn’t have to be a lot, but you’ve gotta get something in there… it’s called ‘breakfast’ for a reason – you’re supposed to break your night long fast.

5 years 5 months ago

I have experimented on raw eggs and orange juice a hundred times, being an Asian exposed to raw foods, it was really delicious.

5 years 5 months ago

I was wondering if all those UFC fighters take steroids. I mean, look at Sean Sherk or Thiago Alves or GSP for example.
If yes don’t they get tested? And how would they accept a last minute fight?

5 years 5 months ago

Didn’t Alves take the illegal “juice” as his pre and post workout drink? That’s the problem these days with all the supplements. The models used to promote the supplements don’t take them, they are the “juice” so of course they’re ripped. Regular people like us trying to just be healthy and muscular get tricked too easily. Workout hard, eat better than you currently are and “magically” your body will look better.

5 years 5 months ago

Actually Alves got suspended for taking a diuretic to make weight – not steroids or anything like that…

But yeah, any supplement company can throw a fighter 10 G’s and get them in their ad if it’ll help them sell 15 G’s worth of magic powder.

4 years 2 months ago

I want to make some sugar pills called “Hard-ass work”, guaranteed to not do a damn thing unless you take them 6 days a week without fail, consistently and DURING highly intense, well-designed workouts, including strength, endurance and skills workouts. I also want to sell some “Rest and Recovery” pills to be taken every day just prior to and after a good night’s sleep, which won’t work at all unless you rest and sleep at least 8 hours every day.

Will you be my trainer testimonial? ;D

5 years 5 months ago

very nice! Waiting for the other supplements.

5 years 5 months ago

Lots of sugar in juice

Joshua Devine
5 years 5 months ago

yes there is a lot of sugar, but sugar makes you produce more insulin which is good for muscle growth and recovery.

5 years 5 months ago

Good stuff

5 years 5 months ago

So far, so good……. dying to read about the other two supplements though.

5 years 5 months ago

definately gonna use this .

I thought I had it down before, guess not.

5 years 5 months ago

thanks eric
im gonna use this

5 years 5 months ago

mate , I whish i d seen that before i ve just ordered some animal pak cost about 30 dollars plus 19 more for the post

5 years 5 months ago

thanx for da cheap supplement review

sidney silva
5 years 5 months ago

i use endurox, wht do you think about that?

5 years 5 months ago

Too much chemicals, too expensive.

4 years 2 months ago

Are there any other supplements besides whey and the German creatine that you think are worth experimenting with?

Also what about casein based proteins as having a longer uptake window where whey supposedly is more immediate?

5 years 5 months ago

What is a good ratio for the drink. 2:1 carb protein?

5 years 5 months ago

I am looking to grow about 15lbs and stay beach ready. What is my best option for workouts and eating? I have been working out for about three years now and I have my ups and downs but cant seem to hit my goals. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

5 years 5 months ago

Adding 15 lbs of muscle for the beach?

See Vince:

5 years 5 months ago

good stuff man.

I use this stuff called Accelerade. It’s actually not bad, approx. $20 for 30 servings. It has a 4:1 ratio of carbs to protein. In between training camps I add a scoop of additional protein. When I’m trying to lose a few lbs I don’t add the whey.

I haven’t really ever used creatine. Maybe you could make it a topic of a future blog, I’d be interested to hear your thoughts.

Keep the good stuff coming.

5 years 5 months ago

Accelerade has a 4:1 ratio but I like a 2:1 ratio of carbs to protein to make sure you’ve got enough protein to rebuild tissues…

Adding protein is good, but I’m also a health guy, and I like to avoid ingredients like “FD&C Yellow #40″ as much as possible, hence the natural juice + unflavoured whey.

Good idea re: creatine.

5 years 5 months ago


5 years 5 months ago

Thanku sooo much for the 911…I don’t want to get bigger or have veins popping out, I just want endurance, conditioning, and ever improving techniques.


jonathan rivera
5 years 5 months ago

I agree I am looking to improve my stamina and endurance. I’ve tried several products but haven’t been able to accomplish the focus factor supplements promise. Any suggestions?

Joshua Devine
5 years 5 months ago

hmm sounds pretty good

Will Robbins
5 years 5 months ago

number #2