Discussion in 'Reality Check' started by keiffer_madness, Feb 9, 2009.
Whats everyone using? how much a day?
Syntha 6 for me.. Love it
ON - Vanilla Ice cream
I usually use a scoop and a half in the morning, and a scoop or two after a work out
I've got about four or five different jugs on the go:
Champion Nutrition Whey - Vanilla
SixStar Whey - Chocolate
Muscle Milk - Blueberry (or something along those lines)
Champion Nutrition - Cookies & Cream
Designer Whey - Orange Cream
Depends on how much I'm working out. When I'm working out hard, and lifting alot, I'll have one or two scoops two or three times a day. On weeks that are more lax at the gym, maybe one or two scoops once a day...
I pick up something new pretty much everytime I half empty a jug. That way, I've got lots of variety as far as flavors go.
I'm planning on trying Syntha 6 in the near future, and I also want to pick up some more Casein protein, since I just finished off the stuff I had a week or two ago.
ON Mint Chocolate
Im trying to decide if I want to stick with ZMA or take casein
I had decent results with casein. Digests slower than whey, so I was mainly taking it right before bedtime to help prevent catabolism through the night.
Weird I was just coming in here to make a post about this, I'm looking to start something like this and wasn't sure what to look at to get into it.
Whey is your best bet for an all around protein. Good absorption, and most widely available.
You don't need to go uber expensive, but don't get the cheapest stuff on the shelf. The cheap stuff usually mixes really poorly. Definitely get yourself some protein powder though.
A friend suggest http://www.sndcanada.com/ and I was looking at a 5lb jar of the ON - Chocolate stuff, any of you guys try that?
Go for it. THey make decent stuff for sure. I've had a few jugs of their whey in the past.
Ya I know, but casein has calcium in it, which offsets the effects of ZMA, so its one or the other basically
Its actually cheaper at Popeyes. 5lbs was $54. Do you have a popeyes out your way?
Nope, a GNC opened in the mall though
Wal-mart has it now guys, $49 for Gold standard
Walkmart carries ON? wow! I'll have to have a look there.
Ya I was there a week ago for something else, saw it, picked it up for the club, will be back once mine runs out.
Schweet! thanks for the heads up!
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I buy my protein and any other supps from bodybuilding.com. I just got 2X 2.91lbs jugs of syntha 6 for 75$ shipping was like 4bucks. I also have some promo codes or 10% off
I usually buy my other sups, like ZMA from BB.com
I dont know much about this powder shit... but is all that protein really necessary? are there any potential negative health consequences to consuming such high levels of protein??
You dont "need" to take anything, however it helps a person who wants to gain muscle.
Side effects, as long as you're healthy, you should have no problems. Its probably the most common supplement athletes use.
The way I understand it is taking a protein shake gives your body what it needs to rebuild the muscles you tear while workng out without all the calories / junk that you would intake eating food to do the same.
Bio-X Power Whey Complex -- Chocolate
Protein allows your body to recover better and faster after workouts. Supplementing lets you increase your protein intake quicker, more conveiniently, and more effectively then through normal eating.
Anyone that actually works out on a regular basis can probably benefit from a protein powder. Quicker recovery, less muscle soreness, and better gains. Obviously you need "real" food too but a few servings of powder a day won't hurt you.
So there are no recognized potential health consequences of taking large amounts of protein?
For sure...kidney stones and other kidney issues..if you dose high
oh and this
What he said. But you'd have to be taking A LOT of protein powder for kidney issues to pop up. I've been as high as 3-5 servings a day for a few months at a time, and have never had any issues whatsoever...
Most people looking to build up big will take upto 1gram per lb
It sounds like you also do the balanced diet thing, and don't necessarily overdo it. I do wonder about people who consume really high levels of it, and also have a really high-in-protein diet.
Do you ever get piss tested at your doctor, looking for keytones and shiznit?
yea that's what they recomend, but I weigh 200 lbs and prolly 180-185 lean body weight so I need 180 grams of protein a day, buh.....
I take gold standard whey
double rich chocolate
I usually make a shake with skim milk for breakfast with some banana/strawberries and one after workouts and also sometimes once befor going to bed mixed with oatmeal so it digests slowly while I sleep.
if you drink enough water during the day you should have any kidney problems from Protein powder.
you missing a NOT in that sentance
We should be getting most of that from whole food...and supp the rest with powder