Trying to cut and lean up.
- 06-30-2008, 02:33 PM
- 06-30-2008, 02:34 PM
06-30-2008, 08:21 PM
You know, if you were going to supplement anything for as much cardio as you do, I personally would go with bulk BCAA, L-Leucine, and some Xtend or other flavored BCAA. Bulk BCAA is cheap as is L-Leucine, but I like to mix it with Xtend to spare me the bitter taste.
You can probably get away with straight L-leucine if you weren't looking to dish out too much cash, either way take them between meals when you're not taking a protein drink, and pre-workout.
This would help retain some muscle, help with protein synthesis and that noise.
I also bought some bulk creatine for like $3 on Nutraplanet. Everything i've mentioned can be found there, under bulk supplies.
07-01-2008, 12:52 AM
Hm...well i drink alot of water and i kinda like something with some flavor, would that be doable with bcaas? i was reading about them earlier, and im not really worried about retaining muscle, i think im strong by nature, my reps usually go up after each session, the last increase i did was up 10 pounds on bench from the previous session, and a buddy of mine gave me some creatine he bought from gnc for 75$ a while back for free, but i havent been taking it because im going to a concert on july 12th and i dont really wanna risk a breakout
07-01-2008, 08:43 PM
So I don't go back cause they'll yell at me, and just cause their five-two and a buck ten, doesn't mean they won't unleash the fists of fury on me. Freakin ninja's.
07-01-2008, 09:06 PM
Bigtoy I think retaining and building muscle should be a priority. If you lose fat and muscle, you just look like a skinnier fat person... I read that on MD and it made sense the way they put it. Building muscle isn't all about getting jacked and huge. You need it to look good when you are lean.
07-01-2008, 09:25 PM
Not to mention that building muscle means your metabolism is going to spike up since it takes a lot more energy to feed up muscle than it does with fat.
Thats usually one of the "goals" of HIIT, to keep your hearth rate up and help build some muscle so you keep on burning fat even when you're out of the gym.
07-01-2008, 11:48 PM
07-02-2008, 07:02 PM
i retain the muscle fine lol, and i said i do do hiit...on the first post of the topic lol :S and im not fat, far from it lol i weighed myself today and it was 167 , oh and my bench increased again yesterday, now i rep 180 x10-12 for 3 sets
07-02-2008, 09:26 PM
To each his own. However, you not having a problem retaining muscle with your cardio is like me saying I won't get fat eating a jar of mayonaise.
07-02-2008, 10:01 PM
before i say that, why would you want to eat a whole jar of mayonaise anyway :S that doesnt sound very tasty , but if you wanted to you could always just eat extremely high fiberous foods all day and take a dump like 4 times a day im sure thatd keep your weight down and heck you might even lose weight while at the same time get bulimic from the opposite end of your body (dont actually do this...lol) idk it was a joke me and a buddy at work were joking about, me and him are both in great shape btw, but he was saying he tells his friends who are overweight to do that lol
you wont get fat eating a jar a mayonaise, but if you eat several you will, also if you eat one, and then just sit on the couch for the next week, yea then youll get fat, but if you eat a jar of mayonaise and are active as i am, id doubt it, and i retain muscle fine, because at work im always doing heavy lifting anyway lol so its like im at the gym while at work but with way less weight , and i think somethings wrong with the leftside of my body, my left arms always been smaller than my right, by far, and now not only is my left arm still way smaller, but my right arm is cut and my left arm isnt lol and i do the same exercises for both arms... and usually do them together...preacher....straigh t bar...cable curls/regular curls, etc. I just cant win
oh ya, i just remember, i was talking to this dude at la fitness yesterday and he said hed hollar at me next time la fitness is hiring and hook it up so now work can be like being at the gym because it will be at the gym *whistles*, well it wasnt the first time id met him, id actually helped him out when he was benching a few times and we got talking, and yesterday i brought my bro to the gym, who just turned 18 and the dude said hed give him the same deal i got when i joined 3 months ago.
07-02-2008, 10:09 PM
but honestly i dont really care about complete muscle retention, as long as i keep some of it, because having big muscles doesnt really fit in well with my lifestyle :\, itd be kind of hard being bulky and trying to skate, itd throw me completely off balance lol
07-02-2008, 11:50 PM
07-05-2008, 12:59 AM
What? your about 2 months late to be trying to give me advice lol, i had already been given advice and taken it...lol wow, and i am looking to cut and lean up, i just dont want to be huge -.-
07-05-2008, 01:01 AM
If you want to be helpful, even if it is late, know of any protein mixes that wont make you gag if you mix them in water? lol im currently taking ON gold standard cookies and cream but i can only bare it in skim milk, i tried it with water and i couldnt keep it down
07-08-2008, 06:00 PM
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