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post #16 of 27
Acceptable protein sources: Lean beef Eggs Poultry Lean pork Cheese Cottage cheese Fish/Seafood (Tuna is the best) Casein Whey protein isolate Soy protein isolate Unacceptable protein sources: Deli meat Fatty meat like duck or ham Processed meats like hotdog, bologna) Weight gainer powders (too much sugar)
post #17 of 27
What is the best brand, and where is the best place to get creatnine? This old guy's NYR is to get in shape, and rebuild those once functional muscles LOL.
post #18 of 27
When buying creatine monohydrate, remember that Powdered creatine is the only form that has been used in creatine studies. The downside of taking powered creatine is that a large portion of the creatine is destorted in the stomach. About 60% of powder creatine monohydrate is not absorbed. These are the brands I recommend: Twinslab EAS Cell-Tech by Muscle Tech. You can get it at nutrient store like GNC or internet.
post #19 of 27
Thanks, Daytona. Is your focus power lifting, strength training, or something else?
post #20 of 27
I am focus on weight training and diet. I used to be very skinny (110 lbs). My friend sent me a "gaining mass plan", then I stick on that plan. How I am about 150 lb.
post #21 of 27
Do you happen to know where we can get a copy of this plan?
post #22 of 27
Hey guys, I'm a pretty huge football player who is going to be playing on a high level college team next year but personally want to accomplish a few things first: (By the way I am about 6 foot 6 and 250lbs, sounds strange for someone into fashion eh?) 1) Replace the fat in my chest/midsection with some toned muscle. 2) Lose some excess fat around my body. My legs are pretty built (quads/calfs), but my arms could use a bit of work as well as my ass. I am starting to work out again on Monday at my local gym and am planning on buying some hydroxycut soon. I know that everyone is afraid of ephedrine but I took it before every football game this year in it's purest form (25mg pills x 2) and I had no problems except the jitters and not being able to sleep. So I guess my question is: What's the quickest way to burn fat from my body (midsection in particluar) while still maintaining the muscle I have?
post #23 of 27
Thumby55, If you want to burn fat and maintain the muscle. Here is what I recommend: 1) Take Soy protein (Not whey) - Soy protein has been shown to help support the body's calories burning capabilities during low-calorie diet. 2) Reduce your intake of sugar and fructose. You will also be avoiding milk and milk product. Not only does milk have a very large amount of saturated fat and sugar, but it also has high levels of sodium, which lead to water retention and a smooth bloated appearance. 3) Try to eat more fiber 4) Drink more water 5) Eat fewer calories - In order for your body to use store fat for fuel, you must eat fewer calories than your body needs. When your body doesn't get the calories it needs from your diet, it will begin to breakdown fat stores and muscle tissue to get that energy. Now here is the trick. You want go maximize your fat usage while minimizing your muscle breakdown. This is done by not drastically reducing your calorie intake. It also done by weight training which helps to maintain your muscle mass. Ephedrine does have several drawbacks. First of all, your body adapts to its effects very quickly. So after about 9-12 weeks of use, u will become resistant to its effect. The only way around this is to simply cycle your intake. Take 3-4 week break after 9-12 weeks of use. The next problem with ephedrine is that it increases your blood pressure and heart rate, and simulates your nervous system, The most common side effects are nervousness, agitation and insomnia. It's like you drink 10 cups of coffee all at once. Note that some of these side effects will diminish after a few weeks, but the fat burning effects will continues.
post #24 of 27
Daytona is giving very good advice so there isn't much I can add, but I would stress the fact that you can eat (nearly) as well without consuming so many supplements. If you have the time to prepare your meals or the leisure to eat them in front of the refridgerator at home, I would definitely do so. Some of the things I eat are as follows: egg whites, tuna fish, shrimp, cottage cheese, vegetable burgers. These things are all VERY high in protein, and because I buy fatfree cottage cheese and only eat the whites of the eggs it is a low-fat plan as well. A carton of fatfree cottage cheese is something like 480 calories and 76 grams of protein, and trust me, it does fill you up. My biggest problem is eating late at night, but it is always something. Good luck, and do keep in mind the importance of protein in your diet.
post #25 of 27
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What is the best brand, and where is the best place to get creatnine?
With regard to where to get nutritional supplements, I swear by FitnessONE.  The selection is great, the prices are very competitive, and the service is impeccable -- I ordered something off the website on Monday morning and it was waiting for me when I got home on Wednesday night.  As an added bonus for you Steve, they're based in Wisconsin.
post #26 of 27
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Ephedrine does have several drawbacks. First of all, your body adapts to its effects very quickly. So after about 9-12 weeks of use, u will become resistant to its effect. The only way around this is to simply cycle your intake. Take 3-4 week break after 9-12 weeks of use. The next problem with ephedrine is that it increases your blood pressure and heart rate, and simulates your nervous system, The most common side effects are nervousness, agitation and insomnia. It's like you drink 10 cups of coffee all at once. Note that some of these side effects will diminish after a few weeks, but the fat burning effects will continues.
It is important to note that ephidrine can cause some very dangerous reactions in some people who are sensitive to it or who use it too often. NEVER use it if you have any type of mental disorder especially bipolar disorder, mania, or schizophrenia. Some people with normal neurochemistry react poorly to it as well. Be careful and always try a low dose. Messing with dopamine levels in the brain can cause some bad effects. I personally can't take more than half a pill of Ripped Fuel without getting paranoid. Also avoid it if you have ANY heart proplems or high blood pressure. I far and away prefer Clenbuterol HC to Ephidrine or Synephrine as a thermogenic aid it is MUCH safer.
post #27 of 27
Hey AC: THanks for more Cheesehead ex-pat news.
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