Questions and Answers
I've heard mixed responses about how much protein your body can digest in one sitting. Is the 30 grams per sitting idea just a myth, because that seems to be the consensus? And if not does that mean I could have 30 grams of whey protein and 30 grams of casein and they would both absorb? Derik Poundstone is the strongest man in America and he sits down and eats 3 pounds of chicken, and 2 pounds of steak and he does this in one sitting, surely he must know.
Surely he must know? Why? Because he's hungry?
You should forget about protein. You get all the protein you need in your regular daily diet and if you don't, you need to fix the diet. Pre and post workout supplements are myths the supplement makers promoted with their propaganda. Your body does not store protein. So, a protein supplement can only benefit you if your diet is deficient in proetin. And, if it is deficient, fix the diet. Eat food.
Protein is the most misunderstood nutrient in bodybuilding. I don't have the space to tell you all you need to know so I'll just hit the high spots and if you need more info, you can message my Yahoo account.
Don't listen to muscleheads, gym rats, bodybuilders, personal trainers, and even coaches about protein. Most of them believe what decades and $$$$millions in supplement advertising have been telling them…that they need a lot of protein to build muscle. Not true. Here's how much you need according to the best minds in the world at the US CDC, the people our doctors (in the US) listen to. –> Http://www.cdc.gov/nutrition/everyone/ba… You can easily get that amount of protein with a glass of milk and a chicken breast or piece of meat per day.
Bodybuilders don't work as hard as they would like to believe. Construction workers, migrant field hands, movers, UPS drivers, etc. All work much harder every week. And none of those people worry about protein or take supplements for their jobs. They just eat a good diet and their bodies adapt with no problem. A bodybuilder can only work out 10 hours a week at the most because of the recovery time required by the muscles. Marathon runners, boxers, Olympic athletes, Navy SEALs, Army Rangers, etc. All train much harder and they do it without supplements.
Most protein supplements are scams. According to the US National Institute of Health, you should use supplements only when recommended by a doctor. —> Http://ods.od.nih.gov/Health_Information… That's good advice because the government does not require testing and the information on the label does not even have to be in the bottle. Supplements have minimal FDA controls so you don't know what you're getting when you buy a supplement.
Check out this list of over 60 dangerous supplement products sold with bogus advertising claims which scam-site bodybuilding.com was forced to recall and take off the market –> Http://www.usrecallnews.com/2009/11/body… .
Check this link to see how Muscle Milk was busted for false advertising –> Http://www.fda.gov/ICECI/EnforcementActi…
All you need to make the gains you can is food. There is an abundance of information to prove this point. So, I will give you examples and cite references in the space I have left. Just be sure to ask yourself if you ever saw any good scientific evidence suggesting you need 1 gram of protein per pound of body weight or more. The answer will be no. That's a huge myth. And, all the naysayers who disagree with me will not have any good science for you. All they'll have are ads, phony reviews, bogus testimonials, false scientific sounding white papers, bad blogs, scam sites, etc. All paid for by scammers like this one. —> Http://www.cbsnews.com/video/watch/?id=5…&tag=related;photovideo” rel=”nofollow” target=”_blank”>Http://www.cbsnews.com/video/watch/?id=5…
Here’s a white paper which debunks the myth of the protein supplement. Note the following excerpt…“At present there is no evidence to suggest that supplements are required for optimal muscle growth or strength gain.”
Here's one more study to read. Note the excerpt…"Consumption of a recovery drink (whey protein, amino acids, creatine, and carbohydrate) after strength training workouts did not promote greater gains in FFM (Fat free muscle) compared with consumption of a carbohydrate-only drink.”
Here’s another from Live Science. Note the excerpt…“Medical researchers have advised against protein supplements for years for the average person. But many sports trainers continue to push them on amateur athletes simply because they don't know any better.”
Here's what Consumer Reports had to say —> Ref: Http://www.consumerreports.org/cro/magaz…
If you have any doubts about the citations and references above, talk to the person who understands best how your body works….your doctor.
Watch this video –> Http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d4_UY_kIP…
There's plenty more but I'm out of room.
Good luck and good health!!
Ok, i've been working out lately daily. Lifting weights! I also am taking a strength class at school we lift lots of weight. My bench press right know is 170lbs, but im increasing! I weigh 260lbs and i've heard a guy my size does not need to be taking protein shakes, but will a prework supplement help me? Will it give me a better edge, more engery, keep me more focus? Or is it a bad idea for a guy my size to take a pre workout supplement, also what do you recommend? I also dont want to take it in shake form, only pill.
It is not a good idea to take supplements for strength training at all. There is no way the can benefit you but they can make you a sissy who can't "man up" and train properly without looking for an easy fix. The most a preworkout supplement can offer you is stimulation with caffeine. And, if you can't manage without that, drink a cup of coffee. The rest of the ingredients in preworkout supplements are worthless. In general, bodybuilding supplements are just scams.
Training is hard…not long, but it needs to be intense. When you're up to working out to failure and you've enough experience that your neural drive has peaked, then it's down to your ability to muster the strength and focus on nothing but those motor units you're working to maximal contraction. No supplement can help you focus.
If you want more info about (protein) supplements, .Read my answer about protein supplements –> Http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index;…
The best health experts in the world (the US National Institute of Health), the people US doctors listen to, advise you should never take a supplement without the recommendation of a health care professional because all supplements are potentially hazardous to your health as supplements do not have to be tested. The result is many supplements are contaminated, worthless, have false advertising or label claims, and may contain dangerous or worthless chemicals or substances.
Here's an example of one scam site (bodybuilding.com) which pretends to be a bodybuilding website but is really just a front for selling supplements as evidenced by this list of over 60 dangerous supplement products they were forced to recall and take off the market –> Http://www.usrecallnews.com/2009/11/body… . More here –> Http://www.fda.gov/Safety/MedWatch/Safet… and here –> Http://www.fda.gov/ICECI/CriminalInvesti…
Bodybuilding.com is a good example why you should never buy supplements whether you want to burn fat, gain weight, build muscle, or are just hoping to improve your health. The scammers who sell junk supplements do so by using advertising, celebrity endorsements, fake testimonials, phony interviews and news reports, bogus reviews, and every other technique possible to convince you their product is safe and effective. They have saturated the internet with thousands of web sites so no matter what you search for, you'll only find glowing reviews of their products at the top of the search results. And, the result of this effort has led an entire generation of young people to believe in fat burners, diet pills, mass gainers, pre and post workout supplements and other junk which not only do we not need but which are ineffective, a waste of money, and possibly even hazardous. The voice of truth is relatively quite compared to the $billions spent on supplement advertising, so before you buy any supplements, inform yourself with the links below.
Scammers target the young, gullible, and naive demographic because they know they can sway them with greater ease than the older, wiser buying public. But, there are some easy questions you can answer using simple logic to be able to qualify a scammer as suspect. Here are some examples.
If you just can't resist buying a supplement, at the very least make sure it bears the trademark logo and name of one of the following independent testing laboratories.
• USP (US Pharmacopoeia)
• NSF (NSF International)
Such testing does not guarantee effectiveness or safety but it's better than nothing. The best advice remains: Don't use supplements.
Good luck and good health!!
Now, for your own welfare and well being, please review all of the links below.
• Nemours on Sport Supps –> Http://kidshealth.org/teen/food_fitness/…
• Consumer Reports –> Http://www.consumerreports.org/cro/magaz…
• Supp warning (CBS video) –> Http://www.cbsnews.com/video/watch/?id=6…
• Good supp advice (CBS video) –> Http://www.cbsnews.com/video/watch/?id=5…
• Scammer example (CBS video) –> Http://www.cbsnews.com/video/watch/?id=5…
• More about supps (CBS video) –> Http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2010/08/0…
Emphasis on under 18.
I'd recommend 1 scoop of vanilla whey mixed with 8 oz of orange juice a 1/2 hour before you lift (tastes like an orange creamsickle!!) and that's all! At your age, you don't need creatine (men aged 13 to approx. 25 produce 12-20 grams of creatine daily, naturally)…it'll just bloat you and give you gas. All these N.O. Products have a large dose of amino acids and caffine to "pump you up." With the whey in your system before you lift, you'll have plenty of complete aminos that'll get you pumped and the natural sugars from the O.J. Will give you all the energy you need to get through an hour and a half weight lifting session.
So skip the high $$$ supplements and stay with what works….pure protein and complex carbs!
Weight Lifting Diet With MUSCLE GAINING Jay Cutler