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2008/05/13 13:42:14 (permalink)
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Fat Burners are they worth it?

I've been contemplating adding some kind of fat burner for a while but at £40 a pot, are they really worth it?

I do my cardio in the morning before breakfast, obviously unfueled cardio I'm hoping it eats in fat reserves for energy, but does adding a fat burner take away some of this effect because the fat burner helps by giving energy? or am I way off the mark...

Holiday is just shy of 4 weeks out, can you acheive worth while results in burning fat from a fat burner or better still is ECA are worth while/better alternative?

Just weighing up options as I don't want to spend money only to not see any worth while results in 4 weeks if it's better to wait until I get back and do it for a longer period of time

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post edited by antelope - 2008/05/13 13:43:11

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    JmaN!
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    RE: Fat Burners are they worth it? 2008/05/13 13:49:04 (permalink)
    After a total weight loss of 129lb's I feel it's one of those obvious things. They may assist however your expectations should be minimal. If you choose to include them as part of an already successful cutting program then you may see additional results. But I tried many different things way after losing most of my weight and results were always far from significant.

    Another horrifying factor with fat burners is that they are frequently stimulants, which you become tolerant to...So most results could be seen as the start of use, even when cycling.

    My opinion is to save your cash as it can be a choice between health and insignificant fat burning assistance.

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    RE: Fat Burners are they worth it? 2008/05/13 13:54:10 (permalink)
    think they are good towards the end of a cut, perhaps lost some motivation and need a kick up the ass.

    by no means a magic pill and wont replace a bad diet
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    RE: Fat Burners are they worth it? 2008/05/13 14:06:17 (permalink)
    Sure i know that, my diet is pretty good....I'm just wondering if it's worth adding a fat burner or ECA to the mix with such a short period of time before holidays??

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    RE: Fat Burners are they worth it? 2008/05/13 14:12:48 (permalink)
    sure, just dont expect miracles
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    RE: Fat Burners are they worth it? 2008/05/13 14:15:38 (permalink)
    ECA is the only one that works tbh. Stick with that.

    "Facts are meaningless. You could use facts to prove anything that's even remotely true."
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    RE: Fat Burners are they worth it? 2008/05/13 17:02:14 (permalink)
    I think for the most part fat burners are generally a waste of time and money. The only one which I would say is classed as a fat burner and of any use of ephedrine, or as part of the ECA stack (I don't recommend the asprin usage). I found eph hcl to be very stimulatory, too stimulatory in fact, and would recommend a "herbal" variant such as Ma Huang which can be found in a product called Grenade. If you were to go the ephedra route I would recommend giving Grenade a try.

    I think fat "liberators" are far superior to fat burners, yet are often categorised the same. A fat liberator is something which helps to shift fat via other functions instead of just raising core body temperature to burn more calories. ALCAR when dosed above 3grams a day I find is usefull, as well as any product containined TTA (I'm currently running DCP with bulk TTA powder). I think if you were to go the "fat burner" way check out these products/substances first.
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    RE: Fat Burners are they worth it? 2008/05/13 18:11:40 (permalink)
    Dont buy from UK suppliers. Check American sites out,


    Ephedrine Is extemely hard to find in America

    you can get the same products for half the price


    grenade has 100 tabs of 30mg ephedrine and 300mg caffeine. It's £28 - that's roughly $56

    There is no such comparable product in the US, let alone for half the price

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    RE: Fat Burners are they worth it? 2008/05/13 19:45:49 (permalink)
    Ephadrine is still widely available in Canada


    The brand 4everfit is the most commonly used eph over there I rekon
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    RE: Fat Burners are they worth it? 2008/05/13 20:28:18 (permalink)

    ORIGINAL: Adil

    Ephadrine is still widely available in Canada


    The brand 4everfit is the most commonly used eph over there I rekon


    Thanks for that site you suggest for a cheap link for grenade (fat pharm), ordered yesterday morning and received today! I counted the tabs (I always do with my products) and i have 100 and a half!
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    RE: Fat Burners are they worth it? 2008/05/13 20:41:37 (permalink)

    ORIGINAL: Adil

    Ephadrine is still widely available in Canada


    The brand 4everfit is the most commonly used eph over there I rekon


    Is this any good mate, just checked the site and it's a damn site cheaper than Kaizen for an identical product!!


    Crohn's flare up free since '08 and meds free since '09 and counting...

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    RE: Fat Burners are they worth it? 2008/05/13 22:22:33 (permalink)
    Thanks for the feedback guy's - I'm thinking that as I only have just over 3 weeks until my holiday that it's not enough time to warrent the cost and probably wouldn't see much results in such a short period of time

    If anyone thinks otherwise, I'm all ears :)

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    RE: Fat Burners are they worth it? 2008/05/13 22:26:36 (permalink)
    Cant beat good old exercise and diet correct foods and drinks also correct times makes all the diffrence.

    I lost 3 stones = 42lbs Im well happy!
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    RE: Fat Burners are they worth it? 2008/05/13 22:30:04 (permalink)
    Thanks for that Welshy_pete, I think my diet and training is pretty good I was enquiring for a friend but also considering it myself to get that little leaner before hols, I estimate my bodyfat to be around 12% and would have been happy to go on hols sub 10%


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    RE: Fat Burners are they worth it? 2008/05/13 22:49:48 (permalink)
    what is a good ALCAR supplement? Can you take an ALCAR supplement with a product such as grenade (an eca stack using "herbal" eph supposedly).


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    RE: Fat Burners are they worth it? 2008/05/13 23:49:32 (permalink)
    Is this any good mate, just checked the site and it's a damn site cheaper than Kaizen for an identical product!!


    It's the same as any eph HCL really. I've tried many 'brands' over the years, can't tell a difference

    what is a good ALCAR supplement?


    Buy the raw powder; http://www.myprotein.co.uk/bulk-powders/amino-acids/acetyl-l-carnitine-(alcar)/

    Can you take an ALCAR supplement with a product such as grenade (an eca stack using "herbal" eph supposedly).


    Yes


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