whats your favorite protien shake?

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  1. Nelson
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    Benz


    Originally posted by John Benz
    BTW, My favorite proteins are in this order, ranked by quality, as taste isn't why I drink a protein shake:

    1.Beverly Ultra Size

    2. Beverly Muscle Provider

    3. Biotest Low Carb Grow

    4. Optimum Complete Protein Diet, which is my main source of protein powder, since the first 3 are cost prohibitive

    I also love Lean Mass Matrix, but too many carbs for me, even though they ARE good complex carbs. this would be the closest thing I have seen to a good commercially available weight gainer.

    Are these your favorites for post-workout, or in general?

  2. Re: Benz


    Originally posted by Nelson



    Are these your favorites for post-workout, or in general?
    In general. Although there are a lot of good proteins I haven't tried like Muscle Milk and AST's VP2. I do think the quality of Beverly products is unequaled in this industry. Their muscle Provider has the highest amount of hydrolyzed whey except for Biotest Surge, which is specifically designed for post-workout use.

    I am not convinced that protein powder ingredients warrant the extra cost. Sure, you get what you pay for, but K (same) used to say, "If you buy the cheaper protein, you just have to eat more of it to get the same results." Also, protein powders, barring post-workout of course, are meant to supplement, not replace real food. Nothing at all wrong with 3-4 protein shakes a day, if you feel like spending 5 times as much money for something half as anabolic as real food, like beef, fish and eggs.

    People tend to attach too much relevance on the shake nutrition immediately surrounding the workout. You must eat smart throughout the day and attempt to maintain a postive nitrogen balance at all times if you expect to see maximum gains from your workout.
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  3. Nelson
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    I totally agree


    Originally posted by John Benz

    In general. Although there are a lot of good proteins I haven't tried like Muscle Milk and AST's VP2. I do think the quality of Beverly products is unequaled in this industry. Their muscle Provider has the highest amount of hydrolyzed whey except for Biotest Surge, which is specifically designed for post-workout use.

    I am not convinced that protein powder ingredients warrant the extra cost. Sure, you get what you pay for, but K (same) used to say, "If you buy the cheaper protein, you just have to eat more of it to get the same results." Also, protein powders, barring post-workout of course, are meant to supplement, not replace real food. Nothing at all wrong with 3-4 protein shakes a day, if you feel like spending 5 times as much money for something half as anabolic as real food, like beef, fish and eggs.

    People tend to attach too much relevance on the shake nutrition immediately surrounding the workout. You must eat smart throughout the day and attempt to maintain a postive nitrogen balance at all times if you expect to see maximum gains from your workout.

    I agree with everything you`ve said.
    I used to attach too much importance to supplements, but now I only have a shake in the morning (as an adjunct to my breakfast) & for post-workout, the rest is `real food` which I prepare.
    I`m using VP2 at the moment for the first time.
    I use 1 scoop of Optimum 100% Strawberry with 1/2 a scoop of VP2 Vanilla plus some dextrose.
    It tastes fairly good & isn`t too pricey.

  4. Glad to see I was given some pretty ****ty advice on maltodextrin. I used to use just straight wheys and blends for my shake, but I recently started using maltodextrin, which I was told by the guy I buy my supps from was a great meal replacement. I am getting towards the end of my bulking cycle, and was using 56 grams of malto in my morning shake, 26 grams of malto in my post workout shake. No wonder why I'm gaining fat. I was just dealing with since I was coming off of the bulking cycle. What are your suggestions for the use of malto?

  5. Originally posted by N'Pursuit
    What are your suggestions for the use of malto?
    half of your post workout carb source is a good idea. (combo with dextrose) ONLY! Sage
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  6. Originally posted by John Benz
    BTW, My favorite proteins are in this order, ranked by quality, as taste isn't why I drink a protein shake:

    1.Beverly Ultra Size

    2. Beverly Muscle Provider

    3. Biotest Low Carb Grow

    4. Optimum Complete Protein Diet, which is my main source of protein powder, since the first 3 are cost prohibitive

    I also love Lean Mass Matrix, but too many carbs for me, even though they ARE good complex carbs. this would be the closest thing I have seen to a good commercially available weight gainer.

    Isomatrix?

  7. Originally posted by bachovas



    Isomatrix?
    Good.

  8. I read about a sale on Isomatrix at the Syntrax website (I don't think it was this specific thread but I think Bachovas was the source. If it was on this thread, sorry for the repetition - no flames, please.) Syntrax is selling Garden Berry flavor for $16 because the containers were damaged (who cares about that). I bought two tubs (shipping was $5). At web retailers, the cheapest I've seen Isomatrix is a little over $23. So this is a good deal. I just hope I like the flavor - it isn't what I would usually buy. Although I have been happy with Optimum 100% Whey, I've been reconsidering based on the negative comments about Whey Concentrate - thought I would give Isomatrix a try. I've read positive comments on Isomatrix.

  9. Yeap, it was me. Cereal Killer ordered 2 tubs, too. I'm still waiting for you guys to try the flavor, Berry WTF?, and to tell me how damaged the containers actually are. Remember that I have to get it down here to Venezuela, so I have to get it shipped twice.
    Syntrax-->Miami-->Vzla
    Last edited by bachovas; 03-08-2003 at 01:56 AM.

  10. Saw that special on the sytrax site, I agree WTF is Garden Berry? Anybody try it, good deal if it tastes decent. Ordered with Protein Customizer today, nice guy on the phone, will report with flavors and such later. Bachovis, that damn picture is the funniest thing I see all day. What is that ...... getting ready to do?????

  11. I'll post my impression of the flavor on this thread. I should get my shipment late next week.

  12. bachovas, whats with your avatar? what is it lol

  13. My motherf*cker president. Hugo Rafael Chavez Frķas.

  14. Originally posted by bachovas
    Yeap, it was me. Cereal Killer ordered 2 tubs, too. I'm still waiting for you guys to try the flavor, Berry WTF?, and to tell me how damaged the containers actually are. Remember that I have to get it down here to Venezuela, so I have to get it shipped twice.
    Syntrax-->Miami-->Vzla
    Thanks for the info. I would have otherwise never been aware of the sale. I would have bought more, but I'd hate to buy a lot if I hated the flavor.

  15. No problem man, actually I was reading Ripped's thread about company websites, and I decided to visit each one of them (looking for free samples). I don't care so much about the flavor, I could cover it with some chocolate whey. What concerns me is the tubs, and if they'll make it down here.

  16. I use Muscle Milk (have choco and cookies/creme) in the mornings, and use their Cyto Gainer post workout (chocolate malt flavor). The rest of the day is packed with tuna, chicken, beef, tuna, chicken, beef, over and over....

    The Cyto Gainer is very good, and is as tasty as Muscle Milk.

  17. Originally posted by PoolMan
    I use Muscle Milk (have choco and cookies/creme) in the mornings, and use their Cyto Gainer post workout (chocolate malt flavor). The rest of the day is packed with tuna, chicken, beef, tuna, chicken, beef, over and over....

    The Cyto Gainer is very good, and is as tasty as Muscle Milk.
    not suprised....has blalent 50g plus of malto or dextrose per serving (as do most gainers sold by manufacturers) hey...fine for post workout at least. Sage (ps...how's cookies and cream?)

  18. Yeah, I try to keep the amount of shakes low per day. Sometimes I will have an extra shake if I had to miss a solid meal due to time problems, etc. The cookies and creme is pretty good, but it is a little too sweet tasting (NEVER thought I would say that about a protein shake. Chocolate is much better though. After reading this, I will probably try the Strawberry next.

  19. eh? somebody say strawbery MM? ... dammit it's good... thanks for the info about cookies n cream, wondered how that would turn out... I don't use much so will probably stick with strawberry

  20. Originally posted by Biggin
    eh? somebody say strawbery MM? ... dammit it's good... thanks for the info about cookies n cream, wondered how that would turn out... I don't use much so will probably stick with strawberry
    true....ive tried 4 mm's. (straw, vanilla, choc, and rootbeer) strawberries is best. Sage

  21. Are protein Blends such as Isomatrix good for post-workout...or would it be better to use something like say optimums 100% whey because of its higher whey content?

  22. Guys just bought MM chocolate today, tasty as **** damn thanks i luv you guys, peace and keep pimpin

  23. Originally posted by SUPAJAwS1
    Are protein Blends such as Isomatrix good for post-workout...or would it be better to use something like say optimums 100% whey because of its higher whey content?
    Boston in the house!! (Dorchester resident, myself)

    I've used Isomatrix pre/post workout, I feel it's personal preference on whether or not you want to use either a straight whey, or a blend.. I like blended proteins because of the constant amino profile, where whey digests too fast and aminos are all use quickly.. Yes, it makes sense to get aminos in the muscle asap, but I like the benefit of having a blend where:

    a. The whey protein takes immediate action

    b. The soy isolate has a good vitamin profile, and it's not concentrate.(Since soy concentrate proteins, or whole soy proteins are the phytoestrogen carriers) Also, soy has alot of BCAA's, which are my favourite aminos..

    c. The slower digesting proteins continue to leak aminos into the bloodstream..

    Plus, I think as far as taste is concerned, Isomatrix wipes its ass with Optimum..

     

  24. Originally posted by bachovas
    Yeap, it was me. Cereal Killer ordered 2 tubs, too. I'm still waiting for you guys to try the flavor, Berry WTF?, and to tell me how damaged the containers actually are. Remember that I have to get it down here to Venezuela, so I have to get it shipped twice.
    Syntrax-->Miami-->Vzla
    Isomatrix arrived today via UPS shipping took 5 days.

    The damage to the buckets is minor. The plastic buckets appear warped or pushed in on 2 sides giving the buckets a somewhat square appearance instead of completely round. No holes or leaks in buckets.

    The gardenberry flavor for all intent purposes is strawberry. The color turns pink in water and mixes easily.

  25. Wrote in prior posting that I would give my impression of Isomatrix Garden Berry once I received it. I agree with CerealKiller's assessment. If you like strawberry flavoring you'll like Garden Berry.
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    <SPAN class=postbody>I have been working with a new UK supp. company on their range of new products. I've known the CEO for 2+ years.

    I just finished designing them the ultimate protein blend. It will be sold in 5-6lbs tubs in the UK, as well as in the US.

    Ingredients are top notch, and the product will be free of; maltodextrin, dextrose, gums, oils, and all the crap.

    I will be using it exclusively once available. Awesome product.
    </SPAN>

    <SPAN class=postbody></SPAN>
    Last edited by RippedUp; 04-03-2003 at 08:31 AM.

  27. Originally posted by RippedUp
    &lt;SPAN class=postbody&gt;I have been working with a new UK supp. company on their range of new products. I've known the CEO for 2+ years.

    I just finished designing them the ultimate protein blend. It will be sold in 5-6lbs tubs in the UK, as well as in the US.

    Ingredients are top notch, and the product will be free of; maltodextrin, dextrose, gums, oils, and all the crap.

    I will be using it exclusively once available. Awesome product.

    &lt;/SPAN&gt;

    &lt;SPAN class=postbody&gt;&lt;/SPAN&gt;
    RippedUp, keep us posted. You are the man!

  28. Thanks John. Will do.

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  29. Yo John, Who will sell it, how much and what proteins we talking?&nbsp; Is this a Post WO or day-time blend?

  30. I like proteincustomizer's economical Whey blend, just $5.25 a pound. I have also used and liked
    1. Muscle Milk (Yumm)
    2. Isopure MRP
    3. Optimum Whey
    4. Myoplex
    5. Labrada
    6. Met-Rex
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