CB-1 Weight Gainer, a semi-legitimate product

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If all you care about is getting big and fat and you just cant shovel enough food into your mouth to do it, then CB-1 is the product for you!   One thumbs up on CB-1 for honestly.   This pill is an appetite enhancer so if you cant eat enough to get fat, this pill can help.

Since obesity is at epidemic proportions they are probably looking at a very small market niche – skinny healthy people who want to join their obese, diabetic, and heart diseased fellow Americans.  Skinny people doing SS, if you cant eat Mark Rippetoe’s recommended 6000 calories per day, consider CB-1.

A friend sent me this link to CB-1 to include in my Hall of Shame, but the thing is, they are relatively honest and up front in their advertising and I applaud them for that.  Their claim of “Average weight gain of 9.4 lbs in only 4 weeks ” is very reasonable for an appetite enhancer. The part where they get their foot into my Fitness Hall of shame is in the following paragraph:

Muscle & Size For Men
Men who take CB-1® report bigger arms, shoulders, and legs. CB-1® combined with proper diet and exercise produces an increase in muscle mass.

A naive person might read that and take away that CB-1 gives them bigger muscles but its clear that they are not promising that.  The “reported” bigger arms, shoulders, and legs are due to the fat gained, not muscle gained.  Its also clear that if muscle is to be added, its not the pills but the “combined with proper diet and exercise” part that will be the cause of any muscle gain, not the pills.

I may not like CB-1 but at least they are honest about what it can do for people.

18 thoughts on “CB-1 Weight Gainer, a semi-legitimate product”

  1. Hey Scooby. I’m 6’9″ I weigh in at 195 at 24 years of age. When I began your program I weighed in at 165, and that was 4 years ago. In that time I’ve quit smoking, changed my diet, and progressed through your workouts to a point between intermediate and advanced. For a bit I was satisfied with my weight gains/muscle gains. Now I feel like if hit this plateau.

    I still feel like I struggle to get all of my calories naturally and nutritionally. Most of that is attributed to my appetite. Some days I have this hunger, especially on days I’m working out, but on off days that same hunger isn’t there. I’m trying to avoid overtraining just to work up my appetite. My ideal weight would be 215 from now until 30, at which point I want to be at 225 and stay in that range for the foreseeable future. I’m not going to drink a gallon of milk a day. At the same time 10 pounds of body fat doesn’t seem unhealthy for me either. Is CB-1 a reasonable option? Or should I just hang here and get my 5-10 pounds a year of muscle the long way?

  2. Stop saying Rippetoe recommends 6000 calories a day. He doesn’t. The GOMAD thing is to make skinny guys who “can’t gain weight” stop bitching about it because you WILL gain weight with GOMAD. It’s not for everyone, and he qualifies that his program tends to drop fat from the big and put fat (and muscle, but in many cases the fat is needed too) on the thin so everyone comes to a nice equillibrium. He even mentions that if you don’t like how much weight you’re gaining, you should eat less. Simple stuff really.

    You don’t have to like his program, but you should really keep your claims about it reasonable.

  3. Dear Scooby can you make a post about tricep development for advanced bodybuilders?
    Also you replied to 1 of my youtube suggestions about Pre & Post workout meals, you said that you would put that on your list… How long is that list bro?

  4. Leonidas Ventresca

    It claims that it increases muscle mass, but only gives fat mass. That enough is a hall of shame for me xD. Advertisements can’t be lying about what the product gives no?

    1. Yeah, but it says it increases muscle mass with “proper exercise”. It’s the exercise that’s increasing the muscle mass, not the pill. That’s the thing about this advert. It’s worded in such a way that it looks like it’s saying the pill will help you put on muscle mass, but in reality it’s not actually saying that at all. That’s marketing for you. McDonalds could make a claim that you’ll gain muscle mass if you eat Big Macs, but combine it with “proper exercise”

    2. It’s exactly the same as diet aids that “will only help you lose weight if combined with a calorie-reduced diet and exercise.” What a joke! The disclaimer stops it being a lie. It also stops the claim being meaningful in any way. Unfortunately people’s hopes blind them to the deception.

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