Holy Jesus! You made of money bro??Originally Posted by Orion17Hey, I have been checking out the forums for some time now. I have been impressed with all the knowledge here and I am hoping that a few people might be able to look at my supplement regimen and tell me if there is something I am missing or something that I should take out.
I realize that a solid diet, training regimen, and adequate rest are key for body recomposition... But, I am looking to see if I might help things along a bit with supplements without doing any harm... (Fair warning - I am taking the 'kitchen sink' approach)
Body Fat: 19-20%
Diet: Ovo-Lacto Vegetarian
What I am taking:
Bupropion (stressfull year)
Propecia - 1mg
Super Nutrition's Opti-Energy Packs: 2-3 per day
Toco-8 - 1.26g
Astaxanthin - 12mg
Whey Protein Isolate
Whey Protein Concentrate
Raw Maca - 750mg x 2
Tribulus - 1g @ 45% saponins x 2 (I realize this is probably worthless, but I am taking it until it’s gone.)
Forskolin - 250mg @ 20% = 50mg Forskolin
Raspberry Ketones - 250mg x 2
ZMA - 2.4g - before bed
Korean Ginseng - 560mg @ 2% ginsenosides x 2
Pygeum - 100mg
DAA Powder - ~3g
Erase Pro - 1 capsule per day
L-DOPA - 120mg
Damiana - 450mg x 2
AAKG - 1500mg
OKG - 500mg
Creatine - ~4g
Beta-Alanine - 2.25g
L-Carnosine - 500mg
Oxy Elite Pro - 2 capsules per day
Background: I was a "husky" kid and got to over 225lbs. at the age of 18 - weak and fat. Lost a ton of weight via diet and cardio and got down to 177 in my early twenties. In my mid twenties I did Triathlon and Half-Marathon - way too skinny and still weak - then I began lifting - after a year of doing the Men's Health Book of Muscle workouts I was asked who my plastic surgeon was... That was ~8 years ago. I went back to school, finished my degree, and now I am an incredibly busy public school teacher in the inner-city - this last year was stress-filled and I gained at least 20lbs of fat and lost a lot of muscle.
Today, I have been working out again for the past 2 months following the Book of Muscle beginner program: Monday, Wednesday, & Friday weight training for ~1 hour; I am also adding Tuesday & Thursday 30 minutes of interval training - outdoor stairs.
My apologies for the long post. Any thoughts you might have would be much appreciated.
The best advice as far as supplementing at this stage (assuming diet is in check) is to keep it simple. Protein, creatine, maybe preworkouts. You can use the DAA just be sure to cycle it and the OEP is a good product. But most of that is unnecessary dollars spent!