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Great Success with these supplements/and workout program--Current Progress Pics---

Discussion in 'Health & Body' started by Soph, Apr 16, 2006.

  1. Soph

    Soph Senior member

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    Nice work Soph, looking big.

    Personally, I can't take any products with creatine in them because of kidney problems. Right now all I take is whey, a multivitamin, fish oil and flaxseed oil and it's been working pretty good (though I've been taking the past two weeks off because of final exams).



    ---Thanks, and Great choices!
    I too take a:
    1. a multi-vitamin
    2. a borage/flaxseed oil tablespoon--essential fatty acids
    3. Drink a steady amount of water everyday--
    4. Try to eat every 3 to 4 hours with a mixture and variety of foods

    Diet is critical to achieving any results and the macro-nutrients are vastly more important than any supplemental additions. Until you have a solid base like you are starting to use, you don't need any extra.
     
  2. Soph

    Soph Senior member

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    Some claim that building muscle mass on the legs releases growth hormones that also boost upper body mass.

    Anyway, the man is in good shape.



    ---Thanks. Yes, I've heard the legs/gh/size/strength proposition over the years, I don't know if the claim has any real scientific backing though. Nonetheless, training legs does require a certain amount of fortitude, persistence and dexterity that most don't enjoy. It's also not as visual as say chest/shoulders/biceps. However, the rewards are well worth it relative to strength, as are the symmetrical advantages.
     
  3. GQgeek

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    ---Thanks. Yes, I've heard the legs/gh/size/strength proposition over the years, I don't know if the claim has any real scientific backing though. Nonetheless, training legs does require a certain amount of fortitude, persistence and dexterity that most don't enjoy. It's also not as visual as say chest/shoulders/biceps. However, the rewards are well worth it relative to strength, as are the symmetrical advantages.

    As someoen with skinny legs, I disagree. I lost my enthusiasm for working out when my bloodwork came back all screwy though (kidneys/liver). I've got a super fast metabolism and i can't eat the necessary quantities of proteins/carbs/fats to actually gain weight without the help of protein shakes which my doc told me to stop using. I just don't have the time in the day too cook that stuff naturally and i enjoy a diet that doesn't include tuna or much chicken breast (which I got really sick of). As soon as I stopped working out and eating 3200 cal a day, I lost the 15lbs I had put on. I tend to forget to drink enough water (when i'm downing all that protein/carbs) and it's really not worth messing up my kidneys or liver for. I had 10 kidney stones this year as it is. [​IMG]
     
  4. adversity04

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    And GQ revives an old thread to tell us about his kidney stones! We really didn't need to be reminded of this bit of information. Though I would contend that you're not eating all that much comparatively to someone who is actually trying to gain. Muscular legs are nice for when you're wearing any swimwear [​IMG]
     

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