There’s a certain point where something goes from being a crack-pot theory, to becoming actual bro science, to being disproven, to living on as a kind of gym superstition. We know, for the most part, that these classic examples of bro science aren’t true… but that doesn’t stop most people from following them anyways.
5. Gotta have your shake IMMEDIATELY after your workout.
If you don’t shake it up and then down it within moments of your very last rep, your entire workout is nullified, it didn’t even happen. What’s the point of training if that Caramel Toffee Fudge protein powder isn’t activating your gainz immediately?
If you don’t get that shake right away, you can practically feel your gains melting away.
4. If you don’t end every set crushed under the bar, you aren’t going to grow.
If you stop before failure, you’ll never get any stronger. You’ve got to push your muscles past their limits, not stop before you get to the limits. If you don’t end every set on the bench with a 300lb bar on your neck, are you really even trying?
3. Carbs eaten before bed will immediately turn into body fat.
Eating carbs before bed is like eating literal hand-fulls of pure lard, haven’t you heard?
2. Squats make your arms huge.
Training arms today? Great, just bust out a few sets of squats first to fully maximize your arm-growth potential.
1. Drink a glass of ice water so you can eat more cheeseburgers.
Drinking freezing cold water burns more calories because your body needs to burn more energy in order to warm itself up. So, grab an extra burg, you’ve earned it.
What are some examples of bro-science that you still follow religiously, even if they may or may not be totally accurate?