I will try to not be so long winded.
I am new to this. I have been doing serious cardio for about 10 / 11 months and lost about 30 pounds (putting me at approx 170). I started adding lifting seriously about 5 months ago. I put in about 45 - 1 hour in the basement (PowerTech home gym and DB's) 4 - 5 nights a week. I eat pretty darn clean and put on about 15 pounds in the past 3 months. Certainly not all muscle. I would be thrilled if 5 of it was new muscle!
I am now shedding the unwanted weight by increasing cardio, lowering caloric intake, and timing carbs better pre-work out and then minimal afterwards. the new USPlabs OEP is in the mix (love it) as is fish oil, Myofusion, and the last of my PowerFULL.
Once I get back down to say 170-165 I will add calories and begin a lean gain. I hated the "bulk" (read fat) that I put on this last go around! Slower gains but remaining lean are fine quick gains and lean would be finer!!!
What is "recommended" for the over 40 crowd? I do NOT want to go all crazy on Supps. I have my Myofusion, Jack3d, fish oil and a good multi.
Probably cutting out the PowerFULL as I do not feel as though I reacted to it very well. Certainly not enough to justify the price. I love the concept, just got nothing from it. Might add a ZMA instead, for the sleep - recovery.
I will once again add Creatine mono rather than a blend. Got nothing from Size ON, and the Cell Tech I got a deal on has way too much sugar.. Unflavored mono in a post workout shake will be fine (unless you have other ideas).
I have also considered Gaspari's Novadex XT but am concerned about some of the negatives I have heard that come with the positives.
What is a 41 year old to do, in addition to eating very well and busting butt in the gym? I realize this is not an overnight thing. Just looking for a bit of instant gratification along this long road and lifestyle change.