I have been a competitive athlete over half my life. Just like any competitive athlete I like to win, be the best and be associated with the best. Without a doubt HMB is the best and most effective product I have ever taken. I can honestly say I have never been so excited to share my results I have had with HMB to my clients and other athletes. Within weeks of taking HMB I had set multiple personal records in my Olympic lifts, over-head squat, front and back squat. I tell everyone that is in the quest for health, wellness, and better performance if you want to be a recovery monster you need to take HMB. It has allowed me to handle a higher volume of training at a greater intensity, and the results speak for themselves. Whether you are trying to take your physical capacity to the next level or just wanting to have some personal gains taking HMB is a must.
I was introduced to HMB a few months back and at first I was unsure of the product. The product claimed that my performance would improve, my strength would increase, I would retain and even build more lean muscle and my recovery would be quicker. Seemed like a pretty typical supplement claim, but I gave it a chance and let me tell you their claim is spot on and HMB helped me stay on top of my game!!
Daily I was seeing that my training sessions were lasting longer, I was working heavier loads and I was always ready to get back at it again the next day. I recently went through my 1st 12 week contest prep and I had heard about all these soreness, strains, tired, lethargic days I would encounter. Well let me say that having HMB with me every step of the way helped me dodge many of those days. My stamina and strength never diminished and my gains were extraordinary. I got my 1st WIN from that competition and I just hit the age of 37, after years of unhealthy habits I would definitely say HMB has helped me repair and regain a better, stronger body. I'm keeping HMB in my daily regime. Thank You HMB!
I was honored to get a chance at trying out HMB. Once I got the product, I immediately started to use it. This was at the same time I was doing a major cut for a contest online.
When I started the cut, I was 190 lbs and about 8% bodyfat. When I ended the cut, I was 176 lbs and 4% bodyfat. So with that being said, the only thing I can contribute the lean gains from was the HMB, this was the only new thing I had introduced to my supplement list. Normally when I do a cut like this, I start around 180 and end up at 163. Well, as stated this time I was much bigger and carried a lot more mass.
Another factor is that during this cut, I never really lost much strength at all.
With all this being said, I am grateful to have had this chance to use HMB and from this day forward, I will continue to be an avid user.
For the past two years, HMB has been a critical part of my strongman training. It has really improved my recovery, allowing me to get more quality time in the gym and on the implements. I can still wreck myself in the gym, but when I come back in for my next workout, I feel fresh and ready to roll, not beat up and worn out. I can do high rep squats one day, and completely kill my legs and glutes to the point that I have trouble walking and getting up the stairs. The next day I have just a hint of soreness, and the following day it is gone. I am hitting PRs in my strongman lifts, power lifts, and highland games throws. I plan on having a successful 2010 with the help of HMB.
Just as I was to the point in a race where you know you should be feeling like your legs want to slow down, your breathing patterns begin to toughen and you just wish it could get easier, it did! Instead of feeling like I wanted to slow, I wanted and knew that I could push harder than ever before. I was able to keep my pace, breathe deeper and use every ounce of oxygen that my body was giving me to the fullest extent…I was getting stronger and pushing harder.
Now, I know that over the course of the busy Arnold Classic Weekend (and all it’s festivities), running a race that final day my body would be exhausted. (Not to mention from being 5 months post baby.) Instead of wanting to ease off a bit, I was elated that I was able to recover from each leg turnover like never before. Not that I am not the firmest believer in HMB but it was not until this moment in time, during a 5K race that it hit me like a ton of bricks…my intensity levels have now been put to the next level thanks to the delivery of HMB to my body!
I have been able to up the intensity of my training over the course of the past 2 months and have felt the results, no doubt. But now feeling and more importantly believing in the results in conjunction makes me know that this is just the beginning – all thanks to HMB!
I have heard nothing but great things about HMB products and HMB sponsored athletes. I feel as if proper supplementation knowledge is something that has been holding my training back. With the help of the team and all of the studies behind HMB, I think this is a great opportunity for me to get my body to reach its fullest potential.
Boxing can be brutal on your body. From experience I can say my intense training has led to various chronic overtraining issues. About two years ago, I almost stopped boxing and working out as a result of various overtraining problems. I go to the gym everyday with very few days off. My training consists of a variety of boxing, strength and conditioning, and endurance training. During this past year I have had tremendous success with HMB. My ability to recover faster makes me feel re-born! With HMB I have also noticed increased strength and endurance. I only wish I would have tried HMB sooner!
I have been using HMB for 18 months and it has become a staple in my training regimen. Since making HMB an essential part of my diet, I have been readier than ever to start training sessions because I have recovered much better from previous training sessions. Also, lifts that I had been performing regularly for years with little improvement, such as olympic style back squats, have seen dramatic improvement. I am now doing repetitions with weights that were my MAX. HMB is the real deal for anyone serious about being strong!
I am a soon to be 48 year old strongman competitor. I have competed in over 35 strongman events since starting this sport five years ago. I have been using HMB for over two years. HMB helps me to train harder, recover more quickly, and maintain or increase my strength level, even when cutting weight. Another nice benefit is maintaining strength while cutting weight.
In my +30 years of weight training I have seen many products come and go...HMB is one that I will take for the rest of my lifting days! Thank you for making a product that does what it claims to do!
Being a Masters Track & Field athlete competing at the tender age of 37, I can truly say that some training days are tough and most other days are even tougher. As a sprinter competing in the 100 and 200 meters, daily workouts can be quite demanding. Every muscle from the neck down is being used to the fullest from start to finish. Onset muscle soreness, lactic acid buildup and fatigue; all lead to a less productive workout!
What can I say about HMB? This formula was first introduced to me by my weight lifting partner. At first he told me that he was taking something that has him lifting and exercising longer than he normally is used to. “Yeah right, I thought to myself.” His next comment was that I try this product for myself. I felt that it was just another gimmicky sugar tablet that just eats out of your wallet. Later I was fortunate enough to give HMB a try. At first a couple weeks went by using only the recommended dosage. The first thing that I did notice was that other people were commenting on a little bit of size that I had gained.
As usual, I was used to seeing myself everyday and did not take notice. However, out on the track there was a different story. Another running partner of mine was literally exhausted after a few reps of continuous 150 meter runs. I on the other hand was ready for more!
During a recent indoor meet with only two weeks of training after recovering from the flu, I managed to place second in the 55 meter dash at a time of 6.74. After being a little discouraged for second place, I later on found out that the time was the second fastest in the nation for Masters Track & Field ages 35-39!
I started taking HMB after the 2010 Arnold Classic. I competed in the Mighty Mitts grip contest, and although I did okay in the contest, I was disappointed in my performance in a couple events. I started training for the 2011 contest immediately after the event. I have been training my grip 8-10 times a week, and have been training my entire body 3-6 times per week. With 3 little girls, working full-time, and running two businesses from home, I don’t have much time to sit down and relax.
I currently take 2-4 grams of HMB daily. When I first started taking HMB, I noticed that I had really good workouts on days I took the supplement. Since ramping up my full body workouts to 6 times a week with daily HMB use, I have noticed better muscle and central nervous system recovery. I feel that HMB has really helped in my quest to build the strongest grip in the world while maintaining my body weight in the 300-pound range through hard-core, full-body workouts.
I started taking HMB a little over 1 year ago, and through that time I have put on just over 10 lbs of muscle! It seems like I am making gains almost every day, I am getting bigger and stronger and the kicker is…I am 40 yrs old. Two years ago I competed and won the Natural Mr. Iowa title. Before I started cutting for that show, I weighed roughly 210, right now I weigh 222 and I am actually leaner than I was then. I am currently training for my Pro Debut this year and I could not imagine doing it without HMB!
As a 45-year-old Professional Strength Athlete, I am concerned with recovery and health maintenance as well as performance. HMB is a product that is not only safe, but effective in both regards. Since I started using GNC Pro Performance HMB, I have noticed an increase in my ability to recover faster, an increase in stamina, and a decrease in muscle soreness. It is truly a product that helps with performance.
I first used HMB in the early 90's as a 19 year old. I didn't use many supplements back then, and my results were pretty much immediate, my strength and recovery improved substantially the first month. Benefits continued on... I could use more weight in the gym and didn't fatigue any where nearly as quick. At age 22, I walked away from the sport of bodybuilding, but returned 4 years ago to do my first bodybuilding show after the layoff. I figured I was about to turn 30 and didn't want to wonder “what if?” So, I used a basic stack that included HMB and without a doubt this supplement is for real. I was able to maintain strength and muscle mass throughout the prep. Three years later, I once again put HMB back in the mix for my last 17 week prep. The results… I improved in every respect, even though I weighed the same as 3 years ago, I looked 20 pounds bigger and with improved condition. From here on out, HMB will remain a constant in my pre contest prep and off-season training. There is science backing up everything I've personally experienced in the real world. If you want a solid supplement as the backbone of your stack I highly recommend HMB!
So I started my new training and diet regime, and added in HMB supplementation as part of my regular program. I lost 12 lbs and was down to 9 percent body fat. It was the first time in 2 decades of contest prep that I have ever weighed over 200 lbs and had a body fat percentage in the single digits. Even more impressive was the fact that the usual precipitous drop in strength with weight loss didn’t happen. I am still able to bench 350+ for reps, squat a legal depth 551 and pulling 600 lb deadlifts at will. I hadn’t planned to be at this level until mid-June.
I can honestly say that I am totally blown away by what this product has done for me. It has kept the muscle, and has allowed me the freedom to stay lean and competitive in top level strength sports! I not only highly recommend the use of HMB, I whole heartedly encourage its use.
* All of the individuals providing testimonies/blogs on this website are sponsored athletes or have received the ingredient HMB as a gift from Metabolic Technologies Inc