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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.


  2. Bcaa, a night time protein blend (or use your current protein shake + pb), and maybe some caffeine (at lease for me).

  3. What protein do you recommend? I know it should be isolate, not concentrate..so for price:quality, which is best?
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  4. 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

  5. and for PWO, what do you recommend?

  6. 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.

  7. BCAA-RecoverPro
    Preworkout-Maniac
    Word!

  8. Multi vitamin.
    Fish oil.

  9. I'd say BCAA powder, l-leucine powder, casein protein powder, and fish oil.

  10. Quote Originally Posted by ambulldog View Post
    night time on casein. no whey at bed time
    Why no whey at bed time?

  11. 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.

  12. 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.

  13. 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.

  14. 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.

  15. 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!

  16. 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?!

  17. 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!

    http://s31.photobucket.com/albums/c3...albumview=grid

  18. Hmmm, I think I'm dropping my diet.

  19. 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....

  20. 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.

  21. All the Whey in morning and post
    ON casein at night
    fish oil
    multi-vitamin
    bulk creatine mono or check out neovar

    AND

    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.

    Chris
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