anyone use them / had success?
I'm going into my second bulking phase and was thinking about adding one to my stack.
First bulking phase was all food cals but it took to long...
Mass gainers, are just supplements chalked full of calories. I'd say just eat more solid food. If its hard to get that extra food in, then a mass gainer might be useful.
thats the problem im having. i dont have the time to eat that much anymore lol. i work in corporate IT and my work day is just to busy now for me to chow down 2 extra meals )-:
The it sounds like a mass gainer would be up your alley.
Don't have any recommendations for any, but just be careful pay attention to the ingredients. Lots of them are just literally full of $h!t.
I think you should make a custom mass gainer at trueprotein . Com
just mix some protein with Swedish oat startch and some flax seed or something similar. Great meal replacement. Or you could buy metabolic drive complete from t nation
I use Universal Real Gains. Cheap and not chalked full of sugar like most other mass gainers.
Make your own. Here's mine
2 cups milk
2 scoops protein
1 cup oats
2 tbsp peanut butter
1tbsp olive oilve oil
comes out around 1000 cals. Depends how i do it. I just put it all in the blender and blend it up and it actually doesn't taste half bad.
thanks guys for the suggestions i will check out both Stealth and Universal Real Gains.
as for the suggestions to make my own...again its an issue of time. i'd rather pay for it to come in a can (-:
the new muscle juice is pretty good im using it now. less sugar then the previous version
Yes I work for LG BUT this is a great way to get A LOT for your money: LG Lipotropic Protein (2 scoops per serving), LG Perfect Carb (1 scoop per serving) and then throw in some Oat Flour that you can get at the store. This will easily give you 55 grams P, well over 60+ carbs depending on the amount of oat flour/perfect carb and then throw in about 3-4 fish oil pills for fats. Depends on your budget and time being an issue you may want a pre-mixed one but at least if you make it yourself you know what you are getting.
If my direct and cynical approach bothers you, just ignore it. I'm just saying what you need to hear ;).
Make sure to watch how much fat is in the shakes. I prefer true mass by BSN I seen the most lean mass from that, if I used Muscle JUICE it put a little belly on me lol
Best one I have had with the best results and easiest to put down because of great taste
Optimum Serious Mass Chocolate
Calories From Fat 40
Total Fat 4.5g 7%*
Saturated Fat 1.5g 8%*
Cholesterol 80mg 27%
Total Carbohydrate 252g 84%*
Dietary Fiber 4g 16%*
Sugars 20g †
Protein 50g 100%*
Vitamin A 5000IU 100%
Vitamin C 60mg 100%
Vitamin D 200IU 50%
Vitamin E 30IU 100%
Thiamin 4.8mg 320%
Riboflavin 4mg 235%
Niacin 50mg 250%
Vitamin B6 5mg 250%
Folic Acid 400mcg 100%
Vitamin B12 10mcg 167%
Biotin 300mcg 100%
Pantothenic Acid 25mg 250%
Calcium 590mg 59%
Iron 8mg 44%
Phosphorus 430mg 43%
Iodine 150mcg 100%
Magnesium 140mg 35%
Zinc 15mg 100%
Selenium 70mcg 100%
Copper 1.6mg 80%
Manganese 2mg 100%
Chromium 120mcg 100%
Molybdenum 75mcg 100%
Sodium 410mg 17%
Potassium 1560mg 45%
Creatine Monohydrate 1g †
L-Glutamine 500mg †
Glutamine Peptides 500mg †
Choline (As Choline Bitartrate) 250mg †
Maltodextrin, Protein Blend (Whey Protein Concentrate, Calcium Caseinate, Egg Albumin, Sweet Dairy Whey), Cocoa (Processed With Alkali), Natural And Artificial Flavor, Vitamin And Mineral Blend (DiPotassium Phosphate, Magnesium Aspartate, DiCalcium Phosphate, Calcium Citrate, Ascorbic Acid, Niacinamide, Zinc Citrate, Beta Carotene, D-Calcium Pantothenate, D-Alpha Tocopheryl Succinate, Selenomethionine, Copper Gluconate, Ferrous Fumarate, Manganese Amino Acid Chelate, Thiamin Mononitrate, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Riboflavin, Chromium Polynicotinate, Folic Acid, Biotin, Molybdenum Amino Acid Chelate, Cholecalciferol, Potassium Iodide, Cyanocobalamin), Acesulfame Potassium, Lecithin, Medium Chain Triglycerides.
Allergen Information: Contains Milk, Egg, Wheat (Glutamine Peptides) And Soy (Lecithin) Ingredients.
Inositol 250mg †
PABA (Para-Aminobenzoic Acid) 5mg
I heard on supplementreview about "up your mass" you can maybe read up on it but I havnt tried it
Agree with all the make your own andr real food. Trust me, if you want it bad enough? You'll take the time to cook and pack meals. You can put a whole food meal down in 5 minutes. I do it all the time.
No supplement will ever compare to real food. Period.
Just make your own! Mass gainers tend to use a lot of sugar because it is cheap, and who knows how many fillers they contain (the bigger the container, the more they can sell it for). If you really need to store it in a container just run some oats through the food processor, and mix the powder with whey protein. Instant low GI meal replacement shake powder.
Or how about including more fats into your diet? As long as they are unsaturated fats it will be good for you. Peanut butter, nuts, etc are very calorie dense, and tend to be paired with protein as well.