I watch a lot of exercise videos and can tell who’s trying to teach and who’s trying to reach (into your pockets). YouTube is OVERLOADED with these annoying Mike Chang commercials; the types of commercials that are designed to get you to buy a certain product.

While Mike Chang is in shape, his sole purpose…let me say that again…his sole purpose with this pre-workout drink is to get people to buy his product.

mike chang cheated product scam

He recently came out with a short, catchy video where he says that he cheated. This is a marketing scheme where he comes to you fully humble and open about his past. Then, when you’ve forgiven him (because we all make mistakes) he comes at you with this “new product” that’s supposed to be a “shortcut to health and fitness.”

mike chang cheater

He also mentions how this new information is going to get a lot of hateful comments on his channel. The sad, deceptive part is that he never tells you what the product is. Why? Because it’s a really, well-done marketing scheme designed to get you hooked and tell you that you need this product to get his results.

mike chang product doesn't do what it's supposed to

There are no shortcuts when it comes to health and fitness.

I went to his cheated site and within the first minute of the video, he says he’s a trainer and “not a marketer.”
mike chang supplements rip off

As a professional web developer, I know the difference between a website looking to make quick $$$ and others that actually provide quality information. I am 100% certain that this site is intended to get people to buy a product.

For someone who is looking for good, common sense information regarding health and fitness, I will not be spending my money on this guy’s products. There are so many other guys online that actually use the products they’re selling and do the workouts they are teaching. I will link to the guys that are actually in shape; the guys that can teach others how to do pull ups, pushups, squats, etc, while not trying to market to their followers. Chris Krueger, Frank Medrano, and Lazar Angelov are guys that actually work out, that actually have a solid diet plan, and put up YouTube videos that are quality.

** All images on this post are taking directly from Mike’s pre-workout “beast mode” video.

Do you think Mike Chang’s system is a scam? Do you think it works? Let me know in a comment below:

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  • eman

    his system works, it has helped get in shape quickly, i cant believe i changed so fast, that dude works out like crazy, do u watch his videos or u jus bothered about his product

  • Jools

    this dude is a fake people dont buy his stuff!

  • imran

    what I dont get is how come no one ever says that this guy is not even that ripped!! he barely has a six pac!!! he looks a lil puffy and does not have a solid strong look the worst ad he has is for his afterburn drink. I thought this prat was being sarcastic when I first saw the video then it turns out he is serious what a tool

    • admin

      I agree. He does look puffy. It is obvious that he works out but his body isn’t as “ripped” as he should be for selling all of these “get ripped” products.

  • imran

    PS. the top 5 sites on google are all adverts for this guy dont be fooled by the reviews they are all adverts. he pays people to promote his rubbish, i think the whole fitness industry is a scam it is simple to gain or lose weight or build muscle. people are just lazy ad dont stick to anyone routine long enough to see results, they then complain it did not work

    • admin

      Losing weight and building muscle are easy but they just take time. A lot of people these days are just looking for that “new and improved, quick solution” to their weight loss problems and that’s why the fitness industry does so well financially because they can target and sell to these types of people.

  • Pedro

    Mike is actually a legit dude i been working out for some time an yea it takes time but his short cuts are indeed the quickest way of shedding of pound due to how he based his program . As for his afterburn fuel i seen what his product is and read ingredients and seen other out their who sell fillers instead of actual supplement . Of course their supplements to “help” you . Their not magic like he states its to enhances . So he is actually one legit dude . My info from the videos i seen and knowledge about working he is better than other must admit

  • Thijs

    Lol I wonder if these people are serious, Mike Chang is the biggest fraud on YouTube and has no knowledge about fitness whatsoever. He just used a lot of Dbol and talks basic sh** which everyone already knows. Pedro and Ryan, you are both incredible morons who anoy the f*** out of me lol.

    • Mike

      I appreciate your comment!

      • Owen

        Lol this made me laugh because you clearly have no idea what you are talking about

  • david

    cant believe you managed to hop off mikes c*** long enough to type that full thing! He’s a scam artist, a good one and the tw** needs to start taking his six pack shortcuts seriously and start working out! theres a video on youtube from another online coach (who doesnt sell anything btw) showing you how he made his from fat to ‘ripped’ video.

    • Owen

      Well good for that other guy, you say he needs to start taking his shortcuts seriously, have you seen him? You are saying that like he is morbidly obese!! He is in great shape, he isn’t a bodybuilder, he is a personal trainer….

  • angus

    fitness is very simple:

    the effort you put in is what makes the difference.

    if you do mikes workouts and put no effort in then you wont see results but if u put effort in you will.

    the same goes for any other training program you do!

  • Isiah Green

    Mike is a good dude and he trains hard. Of course he’s going to make money. He’s a business man. I honestly don’t think you need any product to get a better look. All you really need to do is use your common sense. You are what you eat. Too many people think there’s a quick fix to getting a good body. There is no secret. It just takes consistent hard work and self discipline.

    • Owen

      What evidence do you have of that? Thanks for your opinion scrub

  • Jay

    Steroids are a shortcut but in the long run it has a negative effect. So yes there are shortcuts.

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  • Ameen

    Haters f*** you because it’s all good and easy to cra* on someone about thier wight but I bet the only reasons you guys are trashing on mike is because you guys probably followed him and you read a bunch of hater comments and you guys go wild and I even bet that when you guys were following mike you guys were actually noticing improvements and might even got a girl if it wasn’t for him you guys were probably even braging to your friends about your improvements and people who hate mikes guts because he’s exercises actually work post comments about him and you guys will go right ahead with joy and f***ing turn on him and we all make mistakes we aren’t all perfect we all cheat at something but just hide it and keep it in us like a bunch of rejects so no matter what you a****** think or say or write or post or read I’m still Gona follow mike

  • sean

    Hey Guys,

    I was about 30% bf at 98kg, dropped to 78kg 12% bf over 3 months using his 6pack shortcuts program, think it was the first one he came out with. He is an extremely good marketer (or has a very good one working for him) constant emails which lead you to want to find out more and then have to go to his website. I think what he is doing is a good thing as it set the foundation for my transformation with good information and a training program which increased in volume and intensity each week while the diet stayed the same throughout the 3 months. I still even refer the workouts and diet protocol to friends and family looking to lose weight as everything is HIIT it drops off quick.

  • Lair

    It’s funny, so many scam artists on here…..sure they all work…….but yes they’re all out to make a buck or two. The first link I clicked on above mentioned my this author wants $29 LOL! They’re no different from each other. All claim they’re the best. Well here’s some free advice, please don’t send me money LOL! Eat less caloires. If you do over endulge, make sure you know the calorie count. Work out accordingly to burn them off. Drink a lot of water daily. Cut down on sugar & bad fats (look it up). Everyone has a six pack, it’s just getting the layers of fat off on top of it that you need to work on. Yes sit ups do help shape them along with similar lower body twisting & lifting type of exercises. Also make sure you work on your LEGS! Have you ever seen a guy with big legs & a small top half? No, but a big top & tiny legs yes! That’s because they use the most lung energy to work out on along with others in that region. trust me, I don’t want your money, I’m an ex-powerlifting champ , kick boxer & boxer. I know what works & what doesn’t. Good luck all!

  • andy

    It took a lot of effort to get down to 5% bf and guess what, the wife decides now she doesn’t like abs and vascularity on me so much. And no, other women aren’t clamoring over me, I just get guys in the gym asking me about steroids and “what’s my secret”.

    And there’s no frickin shortcut to getting abs. Unless you count lipo, so quit with the continual crunches; Go train your back and legs guys. There’s more to life than abs and biceps…

  • jaytwodollars

    stick with real products and not partnered or celebritified products.

    good stuff comes labeled with
    – Syntha-6
    – Dymatize
    – Muscletech
    – Optimum Nutritions

    high quality protein, high quality gains baby

  • outlooker 1234

    If only Mike could tell us a good way to get ripped instead of marketing shett… He also isn’t that ripped. He has very fluffy abs. But he says that he’s already gotten a six pack and is doing ab exercises to make his abs look better? WTF?! Mike, if you’re reading this. TELL US HOW TO GET RIPPED THE REAL WAY AND DON’T FU K US WITH A PRODUCT THAT SUCKS. Your abs aren’t better than Justin Bieber’s!

    • Owen

      He does have six pack abs dude? Are you blind or something? Yeh sure he isn’t 2% body fat but that is because he has a diet that allows him to eat and drink what he wants, and he is comfortable in the shape he is.

  • outlooker 1234

    Your product is so bad; that it’s the reason i’m a bit chubby

  • Owen

    I don’t see Mike Chang’s system as a scam. I have no idea where you get this idea of trying to market his followers idea from. I respect your opinion and it is clearly quite common as even my brother has told me to stop watching his workout videos too as he believes he is fake yet the workouts are fine, while Mike Chang may not follow them all himself is a different thing, they work, I have seen results over the past 6 months and in that time, he has not specifically named his product in his videos(this maybe the case that I have not watched any of the videos he does it in?).

    As for your suggestions, I’m sure they are all great guys, but i went on to your first suggestion of Chris Krueger, and his intro video is literally advertising his product!!! That’s an instant contradiction on your part, yeah sure he may use his workouts and diet plans, but he tries to market his followers more than Mike Chang supposedly does. Moving on to your second suggestion…. Again… intro video, full of ads about his ”Merchandise”…….Your third and final suggestion of Lazar Angelov….. Please, this one made me laugh, intro video…. again…. ads… his website literally made me laugh. None of these guys are any different to Mike Chang as he too advertises his website in the top right hand corner of every video.

    While Mike Chang’s product seems like a scam to you, you don’t give any reason why it doesn’t work, I’m reading about his marketing technique and that somehow makes his product a scam, while I may have no intention of buying his product I have no reason to doubt the guy as I have myself as an exhibit. I’m in the best shape of my life and that’s all credited to him and now I’m hearing about his marketing technique as a reason for his product being a scam? Seriously? You quoted him saying he is a,”trainer not a marketer”, yes that is true, he is a trainer, he has a whole team that does all that for him, that was pointless. You are trying to warn people about his products and now you’re quoting his credentials as though they are fake? Also you said his sole purpose for his product is to get people to buy it, you say that as though everyone else’s products are any different, in all fields, everyone is out to make money, if you think otherwise, reply with some examples of people with any other intention of releasing a product that is supposed to help people, because even if you do give examples, how can you know whether they are sincere about their intentions.

    I have nothing against any of the people you have suggested your readers watch instead of Mike Chang, I’m sure they are all great people but I’m just using them as examples to show you. I hope you take my opinions on board and reply soon 🙂

  • LW

    Possibly a scam. Basically, most products on the market are also scams. The fitness industry preys on those who lack the disciple and drive, and these people look to those guys who have the results the consumer desires to have. Trainers’ become so obsessed with themselves, that it doesn’t bother their conscious if it going to make a buck off the unformed as the trainers’ are the informed.

  • Jay

    I used his afterburn about 2 years ago when I started the insanity program. I seen his ad video and it sold me, then I figured I can the insanity program to get in shape. It was pretty good and I felt it worked well but then again it was the 1st time I had ever taken a pretty workout. Anyways the only reason I stopped getting it because after it was all said and done between shipping and all that other stuff it was coming to 83$ a bottle. Afterburn is not new it’s been out for some time now.

  • Ashutoshs

    His workout works! I’m doing his workout and I achieved very good result

  • GYM

    All he does is show respective work out in a new pattern which is hard to also follow talks about app books and diets that looks abunch of food people bought in .

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