Hey, 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
Whey Protein Concentrate
Raw - 750mg x 2
- 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
- 250mg x 2
- 2.4g - before bed
Korean Ginseng - 560mg @ 2% ginsenosides x 2
Pygeum - 100mg
- 1 capsule per day
L-DOPA - 120mg
Damiana - 450mg x 2
OKG - 500mg
Creatine - ~4g
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.