Workout Supplements

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  1. Wrey

    Wrey New Member

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    So, I just joined BodyBuilding.com which is pretty similar to LPSG in format, but about body building.

    I wanted information on supplements and there was SOOOOooo much info that was all over the place.

    I currently take Leukic, Aplodan, NitroTech, (all from Muscle Tech) and NOXplode (from BSN) to work out. Can anyone give me their opinions?

    Good products, bad products, better products than what I am taking?

    Thanks so much,
    Little guy trying to get big!
     
  2. psidom

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    i really like Weider Whey Protein Drink
    Amino Vital (amino acids) along with some multi-vitamins.
    :smile:
     
  3. Wrey

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    Did you notice that there was a difference in your capacity, endurance, or mass gain with these products?
     
  4. D_N Flay Table

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    steroids. protein, thats all you need..
    and sleeping and eating a LOT.
     
  5. Wrey

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    Honestly, I have thought of hitting the sauce for a cycle. Scary, though! Not scared to do it, just have really sensitive skin. Worried I'm going to really break out.
     
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    OR shrink those balls!! aha!
     
  7. SyddyKitty

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    L-arginine is supposed to increase bloodflow. Combined with L-lysine, the blood flow supposedly helps the oxygen in the blood recover your muscles faster. This was stuff I picked up in a wiki, so it could be utter bullcrap. Many of those "Men's Health" supplements for the penis and sexual function, started from becoming known as supplements for body building (not their original reason for being made, but pleasant effects in bodybuilding nonetheless... according to the users). I can say that with a pretty good amount of assurance.

    I suggest googling the following and making the judgement on what you feel might be good for you:

    L-Arginine
    L-Lysine
    L-Carnitine
    Lycopene
    Damiana
    Pygeum
    Fish Oil
    Vitamin E (well... this one is kind of a "duh")
    Tribulus (this is a supposed testosterone raiser.. and that's good for muscle)

    *bends the air around you* Air hug! x3

    Oh, by the way, I take all of those supplements I listed (and more) without any side effects. AVOID YOHIMBE!
     
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    High-quality whey protein works well for me. You don't have to pay a fortune for it, either. I buy mine at Wal-Mart.
     
  9. Andro Man

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    The best supplement for me is Creatine. It gives the best results and it's very cheap. If you want to spend more buy some whey proteine for the (golden)hour after fitness when your body needs quick proteins.
    Multi vitamins are good cause you'll need some anti-oxidants after working out.
    Most ppl will probably disagree and say it's not scientifically proven but HMB really gives me an extra edge when I feel I'm starting to plateau. I wouldn't trust the sales pitch though that it's the closes legal thing to steroids, but in combination with creatine I can really handle more weight.

    I would also recommend kwark(obviously not a supplement but I notice the difference taking it) at night, coz it's a slow proteine so you won't need a proteine shake in the morning when your glycerine levels are depleted and your body starts burning muscle.
     
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    Whey protein before a workout, let it settle in a bit, then whey protein after. I also take Muscle Magic to help pack on a little more weight to support muscle growth. I leave the rest of the stuff alone and just try to lift heavy, focus on form, and really push my body until it becomes jellylike.
     
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    I second that . I used a product with HMB , L-Glutamine & Taurine combined , & it was one of the few products that I've used that I could see a difference with while using it . Unfortunately I can't buy it anymore .
    If you are going to use Creatine , it seems best to pay for the dearer Tri Creatine Malate , or similar , instead of just the Creatine Monohydrate . From what I've read the reason you have to 'load' with the Monohydrate is because it doesn't get taken up by the body very well & is passed pretty quickly .
     
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    NO explode, Whey protien, a multi purpose vitamin, and fish or flax seed oil is all you need. Seriously, stay away from the sauce. It'll fuck you up.
     
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    As I'm starting in the gym again I'm really curious. What are all these supplements supposed to do? Are they to help you gain weight? To lose weight faster? To build muscle mass? Or just to help get definition? When I worked out before nobody ever talked about these probably because they weren't around or just weren't in my sphere of information. All these different names and formulas are very confusing. Is there a good place to learn about what they all do? How do I know if they could be beneficial to me?

    Thanks!
     
  14. Industrialsize

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    My favorite workout supplements:
    Deca Durabolin
    Testosterone Enanthanate
    HCG

    But that's just me
     
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    Hi Wrey! My advice to you is not to take any workout supplements. If you want to bulk up, do exercises to increase your muscle mass and some cardio to keep the fatty body content in check. If you eat a balanced diet (4 food groups), you don't need to take any supplements unless a professional (e.g. doctor, nutrionist) tells you to. Your body gets enough energy from the 3, 4 or 5 meals you eat a day (e.g. 3 main meals + 2 snacks). Keep this in mind: the body doesn't use what it doesn't need.

    I hope that this was helpful.

    Titan

     
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    I take muslce milk lite...that's it. but ask your trainer what they think. i rely on mine to give me nutritional advice as part of helping me achieve my goals.
     
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    pre-workout: BSN No-Xplode

    Post WorkOut: BSN Cell Mass w/Optimum Whey

    Waking Up: SciFit Eurycoma

    with meals: Tribbulus terrestris (sp?); Taurine; L-Glutamine; SciFit HMB; Maca capsules; Ashwaghanda

    in between meals: Green Tea extract; caffeine; Alpha -Lipoic acid; Fenugreek

    as the basis for nutrition: walnuts with my oatmeal mornings, Great Earth NSP vitamins
     
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    oh, forgot -- at bedtime, Probolic SR
     
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    After a workout, I use Optimum Nutrition Gold Standard whey powder and 5 grams of creatine monohydrate. I also use a glucosamine/chondroitin pill for my joints. But the most important things are diet and rest, as had been mentioned already. I try to get at least 1 gram of protein per pound of bodyweight per day.
     
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    These supplements are supposed to separate you from your hard-earned cash, and shrink your bollocks.
     
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