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    best supplements for a powerlifter


    I asked this question in the supplement section but didn't receive very many responses. Strength is my biggest focus, but muscle hypertrophy is always a plus. What supplements do you guys recommend?

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    Protein or Weight Gainer
    Multi Vitamin with a B complex
    Creatine
    Fish Oil 6 grams a day
    Arginine 6 grams a day
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    Creatine. Also lots and lots of steroids. Namely testosterone along with whatever else you want to throw in. That is unless you plan to compete in a drug free federation.
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    1 - Water...at least a gallon a day
    2 - Protein...minimum of 1 gram/lb of bodyweight. Shoot for at least 1.5 grams/lb of BW. Use food as your primary source and shakes as a supplement.
    3 - Good quality multi-vitamin/mineral...I like MHP's Activate and a product called Double-X from Nutrilite.
    4 - Glutamine peptides...20 grams/day divided in two doses is a good starting place. If your're using insulin, IGF, or GH this can obviously be increased. Look at True Protein
    5 - Branched chain amino acids (BCAA's)...in powder form. Capsules and tablets are a waste. 20 grams/day divided in two doses as well. Again, insulin and IGF use is cause to increase this number. Musashi brand or True Protein are my top picks.

    These five are a good starting point. It doesn't matter what else you throw on top of this, if these five aren't in order, your results will be lacking to say the least. If you've got this list conquered, then you can start thinking about some other supplements to add in the mix for size and strength.

    Just my .02
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    water
    Protein
    Creatine
    Beta alanine
    Bcaas

    Another item of note is your diet and rest. Remember to deload every 4 or 5 weeks. get a lot of sleep, eat frequently and clean.
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    just remember to chew gum if u decide to take in alot aminos
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    Quote Originally Posted by rckvl7 View Post
    Creatine. Also lots and lots of steroids. Namely testosterone along with whatever else you want to throw in. That is unless you plan to compete in a drug free federation.
    Doesnt really matter if they compete in drug free federation because they know what the detection times for the roids they are on
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    CreaPure, GPLC, beta-alanine, Krill oil, hydrowhey, PeptoPro, and Prime!
    doing my own thang!
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    carbs,protein and any grub in sight!
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    does everyone seem to think that creatine really helps that much?, i have never taken it before (no joke)

    do you think i will notice a difference if i start to take it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ironhyde View Post
    1 - Water...at least a gallon a day
    2 - Protein...minimum of 1 gram/lb of bodyweight. Shoot for at least 1.5 grams/lb of BW. Use food as your primary source and shakes as a supplement.
    3 - Good quality multi-vitamin/mineral...I like MHP's Activate and a product called Double-X from Nutrilite.
    4 - Glutamine peptides...20 grams/day divided in two doses is a good starting place. If your're using insulin, IGF, or GH this can obviously be increased. Look at True Protein
    5 - Branched chain amino acids (BCAA's)...in powder form. Capsules and tablets are a waste. 20 grams/day divided in two doses as well. Again, insulin and IGF use is cause to increase this number. Musashi brand or True Protein are my top picks.

    These five are a good starting point. It doesn't matter what else you throw on top of this, if these five aren't in order, your results will be lacking to say the least. If you've got this list conquered, then you can start thinking about some other supplements to add in the mix for size and strength.

    Just my .02
    +1 thats what i use
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    Quote Originally Posted by hamr9 View Post
    does everyone seem to think that creatine really helps that much?, i have never taken it before (no joke)

    do you think i will notice a difference if i start to take it?
    yes
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    Quote Originally Posted by hamr9 View Post
    does everyone seem to think that creatine really helps that much?, i have never taken it before (no joke)

    do you think i will notice a difference if i start to take it?
    It depends. Do you eat lots and lots of beef and chicken, especially beef -- if so you are already creatine loaded. This and heavy stim use is what creates most non-responders. If you use stims you have to be obsessive about hydration or creatine will not work well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tuberman View Post
    It depends. Do you eat lots and lots of beef and chicken, especially beef -- if so you are already creatine loaded. This and heavy stim use is what creates most non-responders. If you use stims you have to be obsessive about hydration or creatine will not work well.
    I agree, if you are very low responder to stims this might not have a great effect. But eating a lot of beef and chicken has nothing to do with it, it would take over 2 pounds of beef to equal 5 gm creatine mono, the normal daily dose of creatine.
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    Food, then more food.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lilnardey View Post
    Food, then more food.
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