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    Whats the best protein shake that doesn't taste like crap?


    I'm thinking it might have to be chocolate flavored, since my experience with anything vanilla flavored is pretty nasty. So far the only advice I've gathered is not to go with anything muscletech.

    Right now I've got a thing of GNC brand Mega MRP Extreme vanilla flavored, and man it tastes so bad I think I might have to throw it out.

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    Are you looking for a Whey Isolate or a blend?
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    Quote Originally Posted by rpen22 View Post
    Are you looking for a Whey Isolate or a blend?
    I honestly can't say I'm educated as to what that means exactly. I'm just looking for something that can put 15-20 pounds on me within a reasonably short amount of time, like 1-2 months.

    I was also recommended something from the NO explode line of products.
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    I've only used two brands for the past two years or so: Anabolic Innovations (I'll miss you peanutbutter whey isolate ) and Optimum Nutrition.

    Edit: We posted at the same time...Those are lofty goals. Supplements are just that...supplements to your diet and training. I doubt you'll get 20 pounds in 1-2 months off of almost anything (that's hefty even for gear). Diet is going to be key regardless of your goals. Search the bulking forums. There's way more info there than any of us will ever be able to read.

    Start by figuring out how many cals you need per day and then search macro nutrients aka macros. Are you an athlete? Why the need for so much weight in such a short amount of time? Bodybuilding is not a sprint, it's more like a marathon (I think I read that here somewhere...I'm not that poetic...it might have been B5150 or BigV )
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    Whey Isolate absorbs faster than casein and blended proteins, which is most beneficial post-workout. If you're looking for a protein powder to use in more of a meal replacement or pre-bed scenario, a casein based blend like Xtreme Formulation's Ultra Peptide would be a good choice IMO. That's what I use.
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    protein and no xplode definitely wont put 20 pounds on you in 1-2 months. those are steroid results, not protein and NO results.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Necroticism View Post
    protein and no xplode definitely wont put 20 pounds on you in 1-2 months. those are steroid results, not protein and NO results.
    I forgot to tell you guys that I'm only 6'0 150 pounds to begin with though.
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    I personally prefer Optimum Nutrition 100% Whey...Cookies and Cream flavor. It tasted great so I stuck with it.
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    My favorite isolate protein is ISO-100. You can get it from nutraplanet at:

    http://www.nutraplanet.com/product/d...-100-2-lb.html

    It takes awesome! It will by no means pack on 15-20lbs in 1-2 months however. With your stats though, if you eat like a damn horse you can probably gain 10 lbs in 2 months. Eating and sleeping are the two most important things. Make sure your getting atleast 8 hrs of sleep a night.

    IMO NO products are junk, so I won't even comment on that aspect of the thread.
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    Your best bet is Xtreme formulations Ultra peptide. It is an blend of 51% MC and whey isolate. Or Ergo Pharm GF PRO which is an isolate.

    For putting on pounds, your best bet is steak protein, and lifting heavy ****!!!!!
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    If your 6'0" and 150 you may want to look at some weight gainers with a little more calories in the protein. For post work out optimum is ok because it has a little hydrolized protein for post-workout. Muscle Milk is another easily available shake that you can use for bed time or MRP and will have a little more calories and some slow digesting casein and dietary fat.
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    for bulking up i love ON's Pro Complex Gainer. I like the chocolate and banana is actually really good. ive used this on numerous bulks. its not one of those 1200 calorie gainers more like 620. very easy to drink. 1 shake/day can easily put 1lb/week on you for sure. add that to eating like a horse and creatine mono. if you want to get big your diet has to be in place. 20lbs is a bit crazy for 2months. its taken me all year to put 25lbs lbm on.
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    i lifted for a while and didn't use protein shakes even. once i started having protein shakes and a **** load of eggs i gained 10 pounds in two weeks. i went from 150-160. it was a weird ass diet. i had eggs at breakfast eggs at lunch with two turkey sandwiches and then just ate "a lot" haha later in the day. i had decently sized meals but i was by no means eating properly or anything. anyways... whey protein 3-4 times a day could add a good amount of weight on you. i had 1 at breakfast, 1 lunch, 1 post workout, 1 before bed. many suggest casein protein because idk the words for it but whey puts the protein right into your system and casein protein is a longer lasting kind of thing. hopefully you kind of understand it more now?
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    If you looking to Bulk I would just get some of GNC's bulking product in chocolate, because its hard to messs up chocolate. Just take it like twice a day on top of what you allready eating

    As for protein ON whey Double chocolate is good, but there vanilla tastes like ass
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    A cost effective way to bulk is to go to Sam's Club and get the 6lb bag of EAS 100% Whey for $28. They have chocolate and vanilla. Mix that with some Waxy Maize Starch from NutraPlanet and presto, instant weight gainer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dawaro View Post
    Mix that with some Waxy Maize Starch from NutraPlanet and presto, instant weight gainer.
    Or even better, a slow digesting, Low-GI carb like Avant's SuperCARB.
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    Why recommend GNC products? They are a rip even if you have the finances! Order in bulk from nutraplanet stick with a quality brand such as Optimum nutrition.
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    Quote Originally Posted by boxmeman View Post
    Why recommend GNC products? They are a rip even if you have the finances! Order in bulk from nutraplanet stick with a quality brand such as Optimum nutrition.
    Nutraplanet doesn't sell bulk protein...
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    Quote Originally Posted by rpen22 View Post
    Nutraplanet doesn't sell bulk protein...
    I said a bulk protein from op nutrition and the best place to buy would be nutraplanet!
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    Quote Originally Posted by boxmeman View Post
    I said a bulk protein from op nutrition and the best place to buy would be nutraplanet!
    My bad? I guess we're using "bulk" with two different meanings.
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    yea sorry just was a quick reply should have specified
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    Quote Originally Posted by boxmeman View Post
    Why recommend GNC products? They are a rip even if you have the finances! Order in bulk from nutraplanet stick with a quality brand such as Optimum nutrition.
    strange actually
    the guy that works at a gnc near me, honest guy, stops ppl from buying muscletech products and tells em better stuff or even not even shop at the store and buy stuff online

    anyways he told me that the GNC Brand Protein is actually made by Optimum Nutrition...


    this claim true? i duno but theres a possiblity maybe, and btw he never recommends buying gnc products either just only the protein because of this claim.. but otherwise he hates gnc and muscletech, nice guy i must say haha
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    Quote Originally Posted by boxmeman View Post
    Why recommend GNC products? They are a rip even if you have the finances! Order in bulk from nutraplanet stick with a quality brand such as Optimum nutrition.
    What makes Optimum nutrition quality. I came to the conclusion from a friend that worked at mass nutrition for a while that ON which is the same as ABB is decent but not the best. Even the numbers in inventory he told me was not the quickest moving supply.
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    Are you sure ON and ABB are the same? I wasn't aware of this.
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    well i actually prefer ABB mass building rtd(over 1000 cals)
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    Scroll on down to the company forums and check out all the whey. I switched over to them a few months ago from ON, and have absolutely no regrets. Probably the best tasting protein I've tried.
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    To be honest i get all protein from food rarely do i have to have a powder or rtd.
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    Syntrax Nectar
    Do some research on diet and you can definitely gain that 15-20lbs.
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    yea ive heard that stuff was good
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    1) Xtreme Formulations - Ultra Peptide 2.0 (173 calories - 9g fat, 18g protein, 5g carbs)
    Best tasting protein out there, fat content is slightly high, but it is "good fat" in there compared to muscle milk. Total calories pretty low.

    2) Biotest - Metabolic Drive Low Carb - would be perfect except for Biotest shipping charges being more out of control than I am when I play Grand Theft Auto. (100 to 110 calories, 2g fat, 20g protein, 4g carbs)

    3) Core Nutritionals - Core MRP - meal replacement but amazing taste and for the price of whey-only powders.
    (370 calories, 5g fat, 40g Protein, 40g carbs, 9g fiber)

    4) Ergopharm GF Pro - Whey-only shake (90 calories, 23g protein, 0 carbs, 0 fat) Great taste somehow.

    5) Optimum Nutrition also makes a good tasting/good deal protein mix.

    These are all good options worth cycling through.
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    [QUOTE=dhuge67;1118123]1) Xtreme Formulations - Ultra Peptide 2.0 (173 calories - 9g fat, 18g protein, 5g carbs)
    Best tasting protein out there, fat content is slightly high, but it is "good fat" in there compared to muscle milk. Total calories pretty low.

    4) Ergopharm GF Pro - Whey-only shake (90 calories, 23g protein, 0 carbs, 0 fat) Great taste somehow.

    X2, great picks. GF PRO does not mix well in a shaker cup but it taste great. Try the pineapple mango.
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    I guess I'll go with optimum nutrition since that's what's been recommended the most.

    Do you guys prefer to mix it with water or milk? Personally I've thought mixing with milk tastes better, as well as the added nutritional value in milk with the fat and calcium.

    By all means, I am willing to take in as much fat as possible so it's no issue for me, I feel that I don't get enough fat. By no means do I have really chiseled abs, but it is pretty much impossible for me to grab a fist full of gut while standing up, I figure whatever is there can be used as fuel for enhancing the muscles. Also sit-ups is no problem for me.
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    i personally like Dymatize Elite Whey, the CAFE MOCHA IS THE SHIZNITS BEST TASTING OUT THERE
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    Quote Originally Posted by ann1hilate View Post
    strange actually
    the guy that works at a gnc near me, honest guy, stops ppl from buying muscletech products and tells em better stuff or even not even shop at the store and buy stuff online

    anyways he told me that the GNC Brand Protein is actually made by Optimum Nutrition...


    this claim true? i duno but theres a possiblity maybe, and btw he never recommends buying gnc products either just only the protein because of this claim.. but otherwise he hates gnc and muscletech, nice guy i must say haha
    I was justinGNCasIwas buying a few Isopure RTDS that were on sale for a 1.50 he repeatly told me how awful they were and how i should buy a muscletech rtd product. I then countered that have you seen the new anabolic halo he responded yea you just need to do more than the recomended dosage to see results lol!!!!
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    i found a good quality protein that is also very cheap. next nutrition makes it and it costs about 40 bucks for 10lbs. its called "obtibol" and its on clearance at supplementwarehouse.com. the banana creme and vanilla creme are both really good tasting
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    stay away from gnc's strawberry flavor protein. it tastes awefull
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    You haven't tried 'crap' (more like sh!t) until you've tried Six Star. I give plenty kudos to anybody who can down that deathly powder.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tim1985 View Post
    stay away from gnc's strawberry flavor protein. it tastes awefull
    I'm never buying from GNC again, lol. I've learnt my lesson the hard way.
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    GNC is a freaking joke shop!
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    Quote Originally Posted by boxmeman View Post
    GNC is a freaking joke shop!
    I'm just glad to know that I'm not the only one whose made the mistake of going into that store. I'm glad to say that I never fell for their poor persuasian of trying to convince me to purchase more than what I had went there for. But, unfortunately, I was going there for BSN's NO-Xplode, lol. I've chatted up a friendly guy who works in my local GNC a few different times. I'd probably stop in to talk to him about training and whatnot, but never will I ever buy anything from them again. They're definitely not nearly as busy as they used to be. Ages ago, of course.
  

  
 

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