- 04-04-2009, 12:11 AM
- 04-04-2009, 12:14 AM
- 04-04-2009, 12:19 AM
04-04-2009, 12:29 AM
haha sorry guys i really have never taken supps before and need to learn... tell me what i need to know!! i do need some for recovery and such... thanks again
04-04-2009, 12:32 AM
Muscletech is overpriced and under delivers. I have personally converted people from GNC to Nutra just because it is the right thing to do!
Forget Muscletech, BSN, gaspari, search around these boards for what you want, and check out the store(nutraplanet).
I used Muscletech back when I first started. Such a waste of money.
04-04-2009, 12:36 AM
04-04-2009, 12:37 AM
gakic is the only thing i liked nanox9 worked but waaay over priced.. gakic however i spit game and got it for 21 bucks for a bottle soo u should probably not buy it unless u get massive amounts of discouts
04-04-2009, 12:37 AM
go to nutraplanet.com... pick up some(bulk bcaas + citrulline will work too)... sounds like just what u need...its mainly for recovery and helps a bit with ...
04-04-2009, 12:43 AM
Here, let me throw out some info about me. The workout i do is high intensity training and if you've never done that, you wouldn't understand the extensiveness your musle fibers tear, this is the reason a ask about the post w.o. supps... unfortunatly i have already ordered some Anator and cryotest from gnc.. I got a huge bottle of cell tech for free and i've gained 5 pounds from monday when i started it. But i may just give this x tend a try... thanks guys keep advice and info coming!
04-04-2009, 12:52 AM
to replace ur anator pick up some torrent... and what ar eu using as a preworkout supplement... HIT for me always needs a preworkout supplement...
04-04-2009, 12:56 AM
To be honest, the creatine i started on monday is the only supplementation i have done haha. Sorry for this question, but what is bcaa? and torrent is a post w.o. supp? Should a take a creatine? thanks for all of the help
04-04-2009, 01:07 AM
O GOD your not the only one muscle tech got me before too, try something like the Asteroid stack then you will be amazed
Core Nutritionals Representative
04-04-2009, 03:52 AM
04-04-2009, 03:53 AM
if your goals are simply recovery in your supplementation then the xtend suggested and a bulk glutamine powder to toss in your pwo shake will work just fine for the job man. However if you're in search of growth as well being your first run around on supps i'd keep it very simple and run an additional BCAA supp pre and post workout. bcaa meaning branch chain amino acid (the ones directly associated with kickstarting anabolic activities essentially). But then again it all comes back to diet regardless.....
04-04-2009, 09:42 AM
Of course, my diet is good, only because it is what i relyed on before. I think after i get my supps i want to start a log on here
04-04-2009, 10:15 AM
My 2 cents you will need these core supp
Vit animal pak
Fish oil animal Omega
Joint support animal flex or usplabs cissus
If you u are not already taking these this is what u need to start with
04-04-2009, 10:19 AM
Let me lay it out for you this is all you need since you seem new to supplements.
Protein- The key 1gram for every 1-1.5 lbs on you (some good ones are All the Whey here on NP and i like Ultra peptide 2.0 both great tasting)
Multivitamin- Taken every day self explanatory(Orange triad, NOW Adams, Animal Pak)
Creatine- Buy bulk creatine mono cheap or premade like Green MAGnitude, or Neovar
BCAA's (branch chain amino acids) Taken intra workout- Intraid,Purple Wrath, Extend
If you want to venture into pre workout supps for added energy boost here are a few good ones
Jack3d, White FLOOD, NO Shotgun,
The key is a good diet and proper training with this basic supps you can get solid gains then move onto bigger and better things.
*NOTE* These are my opinions on some products and from good reviews ive seen on this forum also from personal experience
Forget all about GNC Except for markdowns when they have sales you can get protein rather cheap i also buy my prime there 39.99 a bottle during first week of month with gold card brands like Muscletech spend way too much on advertising and not enough on there product they put too many fillers in and they make up crazy numbers.
04-04-2009, 10:28 AM
04-04-2009, 11:37 AM
Than ks jumpshot, very helpful. I will tr these things after i use up the muscletech products i have already ordered. Thanks to all
04-04-2009, 11:45 AM
04-04-2009, 11:55 AM
i like the amount of maturity this thread has managed to maintain.
You came to the right place to learn, as long as you stay dedicated and surf this site for awhile, you'll learn, and you'll learn fast.
I don't really have anything to add to what the others said...
some questions though that might help us all help you.
how old are you?
how long have you been lifting?
are you gaining muscle, losing fat, or gaining muscle while losing fat (the slow way)?
what does your diet look like?
04-04-2009, 11:56 AM
04-04-2009, 12:37 PM
I am 18. 6'5'' 240lbs. I consider myself very athletic, i have been lifting for 6-7 years. I actually had to stop lifting because i joined the swimming team back in August, and have only been working out again for about a month. I am losing fat and gaining muscle, currently at 13% BF. I don't really have a specific diet besides eating a lot. On days i workout i'll come home right after workout and scramble a dozen eggs( only three whole eggs the rest are egg white) i'll usually have some polish sasuage with that. My meals throughout the day just depend on what i can grab, but i eat mostly healthy, i don't eat fried foods or anything of that nature. I'll generally eat a fairly large dinner pretty early. Mostly i eat a lot of pasta during the week for dinner.. manacotti, spaghetti etc.. I eat a lot of chicken and steak... I suppose i should start organizing my eating habbits a little more haha.
04-04-2009, 12:59 PM
haha i'm not gonna touch your diet, i'll let someone else do that.
you're way way way too young to do pro hormones. the "required" waiting age is 21...
but you really should be atleast 26 before you start screwing with that stuff.
04-04-2009, 01:09 PM
04-04-2009, 05:30 PM
04-04-2009, 06:00 PM
04-04-2009, 07:14 PM
with muscletech, you pay for the advertisement. they own the magazines that do these "scientific breakthrough" articles. marketing: these guys are smart. but once you dig deep and see how they sell it really makes you lose respect. i'm also an ex gnc employee. paying someone $12 to sell your product is the only reason why it sold.
04-04-2009, 07:15 PM
i've never used muscletech nor have tried it; sicne many ppl on the forum thinks they are crap. so i wouldnt really buy into there stuff.
anyways, this is kinda off topic but "what does fish oil gatta do with weight lifting?"
might be a dumb question, but i wanna know wut the reason is int taking it.
like i know our body doesnt produce tat oil and its obtained through fish, salmon tilapia. but whats the benefit of taking it?
04-04-2009, 07:18 PM
good for hair skin nails joints, heart health etc. main thing for "lifting" is that EFA's transport your stored fat cells across your cell membrane so that they may be burned for energy= fat loss.
that's the simple explanation. you need them.
CORE 4: protein, glutamine, EFA's, multivitamin.
04-04-2009, 07:21 PM
04-04-2009, 07:27 PM
Alright really good news, I talked to my local GNC and they'll give me my money back for it all. I've been talking with a rep from nutraplanet and i've been doing some research on primordial performace and their products. I'm set on ordering Creapture, Taco- 8, IBCAA, and Sustain alpha. The rep said that at my age these will be good foundation builders. Any advice will be great.... THANKS GUYS!
04-04-2009, 07:28 PM
Oh just wanted to add another big thanks to everyone, it is hard getting into the supplement world with no knowlegde it is nice to get some good advice. THANKS AGAIN!
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