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Discussion in 'Health & Body' started by Willie5566, Jan 3, 2011.

  1. Mblova

    Mblova Senior member

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    May be slightly OT, but is anyone else pissed at the FDA for banning piracetam? I was just getting into the groove w/ it and they pulled it, no doubt realizing its potential marketability. Kunts.

    Got deets on piracetam?
     
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    A proper diet should be it and most rec a multivitamin.

    +1

    I was once told by a very wise and experienced man, "If you have to take supplements, your diet sucks. You should be getting everything you need from real food." For the 99.99999% of us that aren't elite athletes, supplements really are unnecessary. Unless your training and nutrition are already as good as possible, spending hundreds of dollars to get minuscule benefits from supplements is silly.
     
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    I can eat only so much. I need my protein shakes.
     
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    PreWO: Scoop of ON Whey Gold and Animal Pak Multi
    Post: Banana and another scoop of ON Whey

    Need to get some fish oil, waxy maize, and creatine.
     
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    The posts seem to be oriented to general health which is fine, but I am assuming you are interested in supplements that will enhance muscle growth. The only one that has been shown to be worthwhile is creatine. Other pre-workout products provide energy but you can get that from coffee or a Red Bull. Look into products by BSN, the #1 supplement maker on bodybuilding sites. Specifically NO Explode (pre) and Cell Mass (post). You can add a good whey protein, but, honestly, most people who eat a balanced diet get enough protein from their normal diet. Also, if you are looking to put on muscle you must work out hard, eat a lot (in small, frequent meals) and get plenty of rest, because the rest period is where the growth takes place. Finally, if you are skinny, you really need to eat more; if you are overweight, do some cardio. If you can put on a solid 5-10 pounds of muscle in a year, you're doing well.

    Tis the season I suppose. Seeing a lot of posts on workout info. I am interested in finding out what supplements people are using and more importantly which ones you are experiencing good results with.
     
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    I am still pissed that they banned ephedra.

    You can still readily buy ephedrine (not ephedra) quite easily, it just can't be marketed as a weight loss supp.
     
  10. APK

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    I've tinkered with quite a bit.

    Right now, it's pared down to:

    - Fish Oil
    - BCAA
    - Creatine
    - Digestive Enzyme

    The fish oil gets me a lot of the good fats I miss out on since most fish is too pricey for me to regularly eat. The BCAA powder cuts down on the amount of protein I need to consume, which makes 200+ g/day of protein doable. Creatine is inexpensive and effective enough to keep around.

    The digestive enzymes are probably the top supplement for me on a personal level. I've always been prone to bloating and these things work wonders, especially on the WD.
     
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    I'm sure this is a noob-ish question, but is it a 1-1 exchange between Protein and BCAA's? Do 30g of BCAA's = 30g protein?
     
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    NO. BCAAs consist only of leucine, isoleucine, and valine.
     
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    Yup. Works. I'll try to get a link to a few studies. My friend (mentioned above) has actually tested it in his lab.

    I take/took it in conjunction with Lechitin and Tyrosine.


    Where to KOP?
     
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    Where to KOP?

    Look at my first post on the topic.
     
  16. cretaceous_cretin

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    The posts seem to be oriented to general health which is fine, but I am assuming you are interested in supplements that will enhance muscle growth. The only one that has been shown to be worthwhile is creatine. Other pre-workout products provide energy but you can get that from coffee or a Red Bull. Look into products by BSN, the #1 supplement maker on bodybuilding sites. Specifically NO Explode (pre) and Cell Mass (post). You can add a good whey protein, but, honestly, most people who eat a balanced diet get enough protein from their normal diet. Also, if you are looking to put on muscle you must work out hard, eat a lot (in small, frequent meals) and get plenty of rest, because the rest period is where the growth takes place. Finally, if you are skinny, you really need to eat more; if you are overweight, do some cardio. If you can put on a solid 5-10 pounds of muscle in a year, you're doing well.
    I will second the creatine. I work out 5 days a week (cardio MWF, weights TT, then next week cardio TT and weights MWF), using the creatine and Syntha-6 whey protein. Lost 100 lbs. and have gotten to reasonably good physical condition for my age (57). I have managed to put on about 10 lbs in muscle mass. All this in about 11 months. I also have another 40 lbs to lose. If you use the creatine, make sure you stay hydrated well (4 qts of water/day minimum).
     
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    The posts seem to be oriented to general health which is fine, but I am assuming you are interested in supplements that will enhance muscle growth. The only one that has been shown to be worthwhile is creatine. Other pre-workout products provide energy but you can get that from coffee or a Red Bull. Look into products by BSN, the #1 supplement maker on bodybuilding sites. Specifically NO Explode (pre) and Cell Mass (post).

    Suggesting creatine is all well and good (although steak can get you just as much with the calories you already need), but No-Xpolde and Cell Mass? You're not recommending creatine - you're recommending products that CONTAIN creatine, but tons of filler, artificial flavorings, colors, etc.

    Straight up creatine monohydrate is the ONLY way to go if you want to supplement with creatine. Another issue with US supplement laws is that companies don't have to disclose how much of ANYTHING is in their supplements. Very unsafe stuff. We are all guinea pigs for these formulas. Stick to bare-bones supplements and wait the twisted experimentation out.
     
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    Suggesting creatine is all well and good (although steak can get you just as much with the calories you already need), but No-Xpolde and Cell Mass? You're not recommending creatine - you're recommending products that CONTAIN creatine, but tons of filler, artificial flavorings, colors, etc.

    Straight up creatine monohydrate is the ONLY way to go if you want to supplement with creatine. Another issue with US supplement laws is that companies don't have to disclose how much of ANYTHING is in their supplements. Very unsafe stuff. We are all guinea pigs for these formulas. Stick to bare-bones supplements and wait the twisted experimentation out.


    +1

    BSN is overpriced crap that's only expensive because of all the money they funnel into marketing their shitty products to suckers.

    No-Xplode and Cell Mass are shit products. Syntha-6 is decent, but expensive and high in fat and sugars, which is why it tastes so good.

    There are so many better options out there.
     
  19. Willie5566

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    +1

    BSN is overpriced crap that's only expensive because of all the money they funnel into marketing their shitty products to suckers.

    No-Xplode and Cell Mass are shit products. Syntha-6 is decent, but expensive and high in fat and sugars, which is why it tastes so good.

    There are so many better options out there.


    Such as?

    I agree that No-Xlode and Cell Mass are crap. Add muscletech to the list. They spend more money on marketing than they do on the products themselves. Then we have to pay extra for the hype.

    That said, I agree that creatine is legit. Anyone have a creatine that they swear by?
     
  20. Willie5566

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    I will second the creatine. I work out 5 days a week (cardio MWF, weights TT, then next week cardio TT and weights MWF), using the creatine and Syntha-6 whey protein. Lost 100 lbs. and have gotten to reasonably good physical condition for my age (57). I have managed to put on about 10 lbs in muscle mass. All this in about 11 months. I also have another 40 lbs to lose.

    If you use the creatine, make sure you stay hydrated well (4 qts of water/day minimum).


    Amazing results. What creatine do you use? How many calories do you take in on a daily basis? 100lbs. in 11 months is a little concerning. Share your workout routine.
     

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