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post #49606 of 57262

Optimum Nutrition? lots of flavors to choose from

post #49607 of 57262
Yeah nutrition I guess. I'm not too worried about the flavor
post #49608 of 57262

Lol, Optimum Nutrition is the brand he is recommending.

post #49609 of 57262

I liked true nutritions vanilla one. I've started supplementing it in the mornings and might end up buying 5-10 lbs more. I'll probably have gone through 5 lbs of the stuff in 2 months.... Egad.

 

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Originally Posted by Cool The Kid View Post

Heres what I do

Tuesday: Chest/arms/back


Wednesday: Legs
3x8 back squat, ham curls/rotator calf machine superset

Thursday: Chest/arms/shoulders

Saturday: "Upper body party"- Chest/arms/back/shoulders


Sunday: Legs again

Wash rinse repeat.

I drink highly branched cyclic dextrin during my workouts to keep hunger away. With that honestly I have been feeling better at the end of workouts than at the beginning, but it doesn't fuck with my sleep like caffeine. This week I did the CABS workout twice since I'm off of work and had the time, but any way to do it is effective in my experience.

And yea, I don't deadlift. Some people react differently to different exercises... for me, deadlifts just nuke my energy. Even stiff leg or Romanian deads with low weight and high reps fucks me up. I can still squat decent weight and I know my back is strong so I don't stress it. Sicne I stopped doing deads I've been feeling a lot better.
 
Hah, interesting. I think I'm going to try out what I'm doing for a few weeks and see how my body reacts. My legs are still wiped from tuesday... Unlike you, I don't see a huge lag in arms if I lift the day before. My CGBP just went way up on weds after I did chest mon and shoulders tues. So progress is happening!
 
What do you use for dextrin? Same thing as maltodextrin? I'm probably going to order more whey to mix into breakfast and might order a few more things from true nutrition to mix into the pre/peri workout protein shake. 
 
Also thinking of adding a little bit of pre workout stuff to my shakes. Anyone add taurine to anything? Do you guys use fish oil supps or any joint health supps (chondroitin etc?).
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Also, seriously True nutrition vanilla whey. It is amazing. Mixes super well. Taste is actually pretty good.
The chocolate kinda blows. The taste is okay, but it's much harder to mix and it has these bitter chocolate powder clumps that don't break up all the time. I use it before workouts but the vanilla stuff is in my shake in the morning.

I don't really do new years resolutions etc, but I really want to dial training stuff in. 

Definitely going to start making it a huge priority to get that 60-90 min workout in, sleep better, and eat better. Going to grab a blender too so I can make shakes in the morning for breakfast. 

I have probably 6 months before I leave my job and I want to see how far I can safely push my body in that interim. 

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lol oops. thanks for the recs
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Originally Posted by ridethecliche View Post

Also thinking of adding a little bit of pre workout stuff to my shakes. Anyone add taurine to anything? Do you guys use fish oil supps or any joint health supps (chondroitin etc?).

Vitamin D3 and fish oil should be mainstays. Vitamin D3 is for general health an happiness and fish oil (omega 3 fats) aids in insulin sensitivity (less likely to convert carbs to body fat) among many other benefits.
Can't remember reading any real benefits of taurine.
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I've only ever heard of people taking taurine to stop cramping up from clenbuterol or stop the lower back and shin pumps from oral steroids.
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My understanding of Taurine is that it's basically a copycat ingredient; everybody else puts it in their energy drink so we have to as well.

There was some study, I think in Germany, that basically said Taurine negatively impacts the sympathetic nervous system, so it would basically be a bad thing. I'll try and find the study if I can, that might even be enough to show a result on pubmed or somewhere.

 

As for protein I will echo the above and say go for TrueNutrition and just order a basic whey iso or even one of the pre-made blends (I think the Team Skipp one is still there?), if you prefer not to order and online and just want to walk in to a shop and buy it then go for Optimum Nutrition. Speaking of studies, there was a 6-year study of major supplement brands that found something ridiculous like 95% contained "concerning" levels of heavy metals. There were 3 or 4 brands that had immaculate records, one of them was ON.

post #49615 of 57262
I work out after work around 8 and want a little pick me up that won't keep me up all night. I guess i can just keep doing caffeine. Was hoping taurine would be a substitute.
post #49616 of 57262
Sublingual B vitamins?
Berocca?
Apple cider vinegar is supposedly good for energy.
Herbal tea?
Cherries?

I guess it depends what you mean by energy, I don't think any of the above will give you a jolt or anything, but would help with sustained energy. What are your eating pre-workout?
post #49617 of 57262
It would be really cool to fuck around with an Omegawave. I'm all for taking out the guesswork in training.
post #49618 of 57262

A very detailed look at Hex Bar deadlift and conventional deadlift.

 

http://www.strengthandconditioningresearch.com/2012/12/10/hex-bar-deadlifts/

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Originally Posted by barrelntrigger View Post

A very detailed look at Hex Bar deadlift and conventional deadlift.

http://www.strengthandconditioningresearch.com/2012/12/10/hex-bar-deadlifts/

Absolutely shit study

"They recorded the powerlifters pulling an average straight-bar deadlift 1RM of 244.5 ± 39.5kg and an average hex-bar deadlift 1RM of 265.0 ± 41.8kg. They noted that the difference between straight-bar and hex-bar deadlift 1RM results was significant."

them overlapping confidence intervals, that n=19, that definitely not significant difference.
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Originally Posted by fuji View Post

I've only ever heard of people taking taurine to stop cramping up from clenbuterol or stop the lower back and shin pumps from oral steroids.

lol did I mention I tried clen? Shit sucked. I mean I had one of the best workouts of my life, but my eyes hurt like a motherfucker, terrible headaches and chest pains that took weeks to go away after stopping taking it. And I was like just above test dose, nowhere near full dosage. The taurine helped but it was too much for me.
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