Supps for dorm life?
- 08-21-2012, 01:31 PM
Supps for dorm life?
Hey guys I could use some advice on what supplements could benefit me while in college as a full time student. I'm a a thinner guy with a crazy matabolism but I do put muscle on if I eat enough and stick with heavy compounds and keep my workouts short and intense. I'm probably only gonna lift 3 times a week and workout no more than 45 minutes each time. Also i'm trying to stay away from anything that alters hormones. I havent used supplements for some time now but because of college life i'm planning on not being able to have the time to prepare several meals a day so I'm gonna have to make do with what "nutritious" food is offered in the cafeteria and try to fill the gap with quality supplements. Any advice would be appreciated.
- 08-21-2012, 02:36 PM
Buy a blender oatmeal and peanut butter and mix it with your protein powder to make a good tasting gainer.
- 08-21-2012, 02:41 PM
How old are you... If you're under 21 then many of my suggestions are a no-go for legal reasons...
Beer-drol, Whisky-stane, and *****-bol are my best suggestions... Bye the way, just the act of working out alters hormones... Either way, I'd guess you're too young for hormonal supps anyways. Anabeta and Anabeta Elite are good for putting on muscle, ABE really makes be puff up. I have not tried it yet, but anything with ARA like X-factor or SNS' new X-gels are supposedly super powerful.
I'd suggest ZMA (for sleep and hormone support), and going to class for stress reduction.
08-21-2012, 08:04 PM
Omega 3 and Protein. Eat all your cals in the dinninghall if you get an unlimited meal plan.
08-21-2012, 08:56 PM
I'm 24. I was consider taking nmda by muscle warfare but I wanted to avoid anything that messes with hormones bc im paranoid about any type of suppression. And yes MonsterTruckr ur first three suggestions will probably do me some good lol. So what are some good quality protein powders and multi's? And would creatine b a good idea?
08-21-2012, 09:06 PM
-EC stack http://www.hotnfit.com/ecstack.htm
-Focus XT http://www.nutraplanet.com/product/s...s.html?sel=773
-DAA/NMDA , though both act through different pathways , both actually help in nootropic manners with memory and cognition functions through the NMDAR. They will not suppress you in any way...and you are 24, this is not gonna be anything that can harm you in any way.
-Choline Citrate http://www.nutraplanet.com/product/s...500-grams.html
-Fish Oils like OxiMega http://www.nutraplanet.com/product/c....html?sel=3044
All of the aforementioned have helped to my wellbeing, mood, and cognitive effects for classes. Hope that helps.
Oh also, might consider adding Phenibut or PEA if your roommates are too annoying, I have had to dose them in the past before committing first degree murder for my pothead roomies eating my meals, when I leave them in Tupperwares in the fridge, due to munchies attacks...
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08-21-2012, 09:11 PM
A lot of people kind of crap of college cafeteria but man was I happy when I lived at college and had an unlimited meal plan..the food was not that bad and the gym was literally a walk across the street, I was in heaven. I would go to the gym then go to the cafe and put back about 1200 cals in one meal.
Every meal is all you can eat, take fullllll advantage of this..
08-21-2012, 09:36 PM
as mentioned protein....creatine as well...its pretty cheap
08-21-2012, 10:44 PM
08-21-2012, 11:01 PM
I am going back to school either next semester or next summer, and even though I live in a college town I miss the lifestyle.
08-22-2012, 12:10 AM
Honestly OP, I would look into something like TT33 or a nutrient partitioner to help prevent fat gain. TT33 will increase your metabolism and make fat gain harder while a NP will shuttle the food you eat to your muscles, away from fat cells.
08-22-2012, 07:48 AM
I would stick to the basic for now and get a decent protein blend (more cost effective and usually better tasting than straight whey or Casein), creatine, fish oil and maybe a multi. If you want some good snacks to have while you are going between classes etc., protein bars like the ones from Quest or Supreme Protein would be a nice additions too.
08-22-2012, 07:22 PM
Ok thanks guys. I will probably stock up on protein and multis. I looked into anabeta and intimidate and they sound good. I'm really interested in how nmda helps with memory as that would be very helpful to me.
08-22-2012, 07:28 PM
-buckets of Whey Protein
-condoms (not to eat of course)
Check your form: http://anabolicminds.com/forum/exercise-science/190675-proper-techniques.html
09-03-2012, 09:40 PM
Peanut butter is a good gainer food. Used to eat it by the spoonful to put on size. Really hard to put in muscle without a well laid out meal plan though bro. Even when I lived in the dorms I cooked microwave chicken or George foremand chicken. But big bags of protein from SAMs can be affordable and effective
09-04-2012, 08:40 AM
Yeah I go through jars of peanut butter like crazy. The meal plan I have on the campus is 14 meals per week. So thats 2 meals a day in the cafeteria and then I have some other food on hand like peanut butter, milk, fruit, and eggs. Also I ordered protein powder. And Im not looking to blow up with size. I'm a little over 6'2'' and I'm naturally thinner. I have a really high metabolism so I have to eat like a freak constantly. I used to be more muscular and stronger but over the past 5 years I've dropped down to 165. So I'm just looking to put weight on that i've already had and then just keep that and focus on strength. I dont really want to go over 190 but anywhere between that and 180 is fine with me bc I know what I look like at a little over 180.
09-04-2012, 11:47 AM
This is what i would do
Anabeta 8 weeks
Creatine (either clout or D Pol - Creatine nitrate)
Beta Alanine - i use PP but idk if its made anymore.
Pre workout - your choice. I LOVE superpump MAX
Agmatine - synthetic supplements. like 10 bucks
and lots of carbs! i have found that when i pay attention more to carbs vs protein i get bigger alot faster
09-04-2012, 11:51 AM
Yes carbs are amazing..work wonders for me.If and when i cut,i go down to about 100 gms a day in carbs some days 75..when i bulk and get to an avg of 300 gms in carbs a day i instantlt fill out.But im lucky,im not a hard gainer,which kind of sucks also in a way.I can get fat easily and put in fat easily, which makes cutting a problem has many times for meOriginally Posted by R1balla
09-04-2012, 12:17 PM
Aww seriously? I've been using them all wrong! HahaOriginally Posted by Torobestia
09-04-2012, 12:26 PM
I go to college too bro. I usually just stick to good ol' eggs, sausage and toast with pb for breakfast.
For lunch and dinner I eat whatever is in the dining hall (my friend uses her unlimited meal plan on me.) As for supps I use intimidate, testabolan, fish oil, multi-vitamins, whey, casein, and Creatine. On heavy lifting days I use Hemavol + compete. I saw someone suggested TT-33. I use that during breaks to lean out and lose all that "college" fat. It's also good just to prevent fat gain.
P.s - i take at least 16 units a quarter (east asian language major), work half time, and use the four day split system for my lifting. So it's do-able; you just gotta figure out what works for you.
09-04-2012, 01:04 PM
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09-09-2012, 06:10 PM
Ok Im pretty much set with protein powder now and also I'm into the rift of eating in the cafeteria. Also I've kind of turned into a health freak and I avoid certain things like white flour and refined sugar. I used to eat tons of ice cream as a staple to my diet when I was bigger and I have never really had body fat. I've cut out alot of what is considered junk food. I'm wondering if eating this way has hindered my strength and size gains because I feel so weak compaired to what I used to be and people have even noticed that I've shrunk quite a bit, and I have attained tendonitis multiple times which made me take time off so I guess thats a factor too. And there have been times that I've gone hungry and skipped meals because I didn't have anything healthy to eat. And i'm not built like alot of other skinny people I know. They never seem to be able to gain any muscle no matter what they do and they dont even really have definition in what muscle they do have. And unlike them I can gain muscle and no matter what I'm shredded year round.
09-09-2012, 06:39 PM
Id recommend you look into a gda. I would've loved to know what those were when I smashed plates of grub at the caf everyday. Glycobol, Slin sane v2, recompadrol are a few. Plenty others out there. You could just get na-r-ala if you would rather do that.
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09-09-2012, 07:35 PM
I don't know of anyone has talked about this, but as a college student myself I like Alcar+alpha lipoic acid. It really helps studying, and I've found it aids in stress reduction. Definitely a staple for me right now
09-10-2012, 12:52 AM
As has been mentioned above, protein, multi, and fish oil.
09-10-2012, 12:53 AM
As an aside, if you need an extra edge in your studies, I highly recommend SNS Focus XT (comes with 200mg caffeine or without caffeine) and ALCAR-500
The above is my own opinion and does not reflect the opinion of PES
09-13-2012, 10:18 PM
Alcar is a great ingredient to use when in a heavy semester. Focus xt always gave me headaches, not sure why.
09-13-2012, 10:41 PM
09-13-2012, 11:39 PM
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