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    So I was perusing around the boards and realized how many supplements are out there and how much are BS and what not.

    I want to re-build my supplement selection, but don't want to over-do it. Considering I plan on clean bulking...nothing too fancy, what supplements do you guys recommend?

    Protein Powder
    Pre-Workout (I like Jack3d)
    and whatever else you think is necessary without going overboard.

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    Bcaa, a night time protein blend (or use your current protein shake + pb), and maybe some caffeine (at lease for me).
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    What protein do you recommend? I know it should be isolate, not concentrate..so for price:quality, which is best?
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    Quote Originally Posted by MuscleMind View Post
    What protein do you recommend? I know it should be isolate, not concentrate..so for price:quality, which is best?
    night time on casein. no whey at bed time
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    and for PWO, what do you recommend?
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    You can make a homemade pwo by combining oats and your favorite shake.
    Or by purchasing some waxy maize and mixing it with your protein shake.

    Generally I consider Optimum Nutrition's protein shakes a standard. But there are some other noteworthy companies like All the Whey, Cytosport, Gaspari, and BSN.
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    Multi vitamin.
    Fish oil.
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    I'd say BCAA powder, l-leucine powder, casein protein powder, and fish oil.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ambulldog View Post
    night time on casein. no whey at bed time
    Why no whey at bed time?
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    Quote Originally Posted by silverSurfer View Post
    I'd say BCAA powder, l-leucine powder, casein protein powder, and fish oil.
    I agree but I would also add a good digestive enzyme and dessicatted liver.
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    Quote Originally Posted by justiceTX View Post
    Why no whey at bed time?
    Whey digest way too fast. Casein is a nighttime protein because it clumps up in your stomach and digests slowly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chubbinmuffin View Post
    Whey digest way too fast. Casein is a nighttime protein because it clumps up in your stomach and digests slowly.
    so does a nice big meatloaf sandwich and a cup or two of cottage cheese, plus its really filling and tastes good.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fabulous One View Post
    so does a nice big meatloaf sandwich and a cup or two of cottage cheese, plus its really filling and tastes good.
    A sandwich?! No carbs at bedtime!!! Does taste good, though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chubbinmuffin View Post
    A sandwich?! No carbs at bedtime!!! Does taste good, though.
    pft...no carbs at bedtime. Thats something women worry about!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fabulous One View Post
    pft...no carbs at bedtime. Thats something women worry about!

    Dammit... is that why everyone thinks I'm a chick?!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chubbinmuffin View Post
    Dammit... is that why everyone thinks I'm a chick?!
    you're not? just kidding.

    to quote the great Nobert Schemansky:

    "If some guy needs a special diet to lift weights, then I've already got him beat."

    and he had some muscle!

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    Hmmm, I think I'm dropping my diet.
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    I take BCAA pre and post workout, plus L-Glutamine 3 x a day, milk protein before bed and whey in the morning. Other than that its a whole food clean diet....
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    Basics pretty much in my mind would be... Whey protein, fish oil, multi vitamin, bcaa's, creatine and if needed a pre work out supp.
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    All the Whey in morning and post
    ON casein at night
    fish oil
    multi-vitamin
    bulk creatine mono or check out neovar

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    I always focus on getting good post-workout supp/shakes/meals. Be sure to get a good insulin spike and some quick digesting proteins, this will help you avoid the post-workout catabolic state that will destroy your gains. My favorite is Dark Matter. It has it all: simple carbs, protein, creatine, and waxy maize starch.

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