It takes one or two years of consistent weight training to observe a noticeable increase in muscle mass.
I really hope he's not that stupid and meant he started a year ago. Dude I didn't notice any real changes for close to a year. And even then it was minimal. Getting a good body takes years for most people. It has to become a lifestyle not just "i'm going to do this for 3 months till I look like Zyzz then slay pussy for the rest of my life". Don't work like that.
Whey is a by-product of the cheese-manufacturing industry. One could speculated that the hype of Whey in the bodybuilding industry is a way for manufactures to reap a profit from a by-product.
Whey is actually a poor source of protein. Sulfur-containing amino acids such as methionine or tryptophan, which are high in whey, are susceptible to oxidation. Animals which are fed methionine-deficient diets live longer and have less oxidative stress. In other words, the consumption of oxidized products, such as in Whey, may pose health problems and accelerate aging.
The notion that you must consume 1 gram for every pound of bodyweight per day is unfounded. Too much protein taxes the liver and kidneys, and acidifies the blood.
The function of creatine is primarily cosmetic. Creatine bloats up muscles by filling it with more water. It could add up to 10 lbs. of additional mass. Many marketers exploit this supplement and claim that you could pack 10 lbs. within just one or three months, without mentioning how creatine played a role.
Milk or juice is a good preworkout supplement. Pretty much anything high in sugar is a good preworkout supplement.