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Post workout nutrition?

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.

Posted by Jimmy Hendrix
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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.”
Ref: Http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15212…

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.”
Ref: Http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15105…

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.”
Ref: Http://www.livescience.com/health/protei…

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!!

Pre Workout supplement.?

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.

Posted by Jim Jack
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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)
• ComsumerLab.com
• 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…

Pre-Lifting/Workout supplement that gives energ/muscle growth for under 18?

Emphasis on under 18.

Posted by adventureguy7
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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!

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Questions and Answers

What is a good pre workout strenght enhancer?

I am almost 16 years old. 5'9" 130lbs. I am in the gym 5 days a week and am having trouble finding a pre work out supplement.

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Try cell mass by BSN, its not a pre workout sup its a post but man it will give u energy, size, pumps and strengths. Its a very very high quality creatine along with some kind of glutamine blend to help heal your muscles faster and its very safe. Ive tried alot of stuff even the hard illegal stuff but this simple product is in my top 3.

Are the supplements I am taking helping or hurting me?

I just started p90x three days ago and I have been using a few supplements because I really want to be lean and bulk up. So I'm just wanting someone to help me verify what is good and what is bad.

Breakfast:
Shakeology
GNC Mega Men Sport Vitamins

Early morning:
Pure Protien bar

lunch
Body Fortress Whey Protein

Pre-workout:

Six Star Creatine X3 (something like that) just half a serving

Post Workout:

Optimum Nutrition Aftermax recovery drink.

So last night was the first night of the recovery drink and it was my plyometrics. I felt sick and just plain weird for the rest of the night and couldn't really sleep. I am wondering is it because of the creatine? Is a pre-workout and post workout of creatine too much (aftermax has 5g).

Can someone help me so I can get the best results, without forking over the extra money for the p90x supplements
To clarify this is just the supplements I am taking (shakeology is my actual breakfast) I am actually eating food. Lots of lean protein and complex carbs. My caloric intake has been between 2,000 and 2,200 for the last three days.

Posted by confused man
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You can't have supplements as your only source of food and nutrition. That's what may be making you sick. You have to have actual healthy food at times so that you can give your body fuel. Other than that, everything looks very good. If you are working out in the evening and taking your creatine and recovery at night then that might be a problem. That stuff is meant to give you energy so if you drink it later in the day then you will have trouble falling asleep. I think you may need to get used to your supplements so I don't think you will get sick every time.

Best pre-workout supplement?

Right now I'm on Muscle Pharm's Assault and Cytosport's Fast Twitch Caffeine Free

I take Assault for 3 weeks a month then cycle to Fast Twitch Caffeine Free so i don't get use to the caffeine.

Posted by BBChevy
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Man your on it. Check out Bodybuilding.com you can find their best sellers and go to the forums and find whats recommended most.

The best rated pre workouts are Assault as you listed, Controlled Labs white flood, and USPlabs Jack3d

any quick look at a proprietary blend like the other guy said would tell you a few things.. First in the blend the ingredients listed first account for the majority of the blend.. Nothing is secret only the ratios.. So it's not a conspiracty or is assault overhyped.

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Women Muscle Gain Supplements?

I am a 19yr old college student. I work-out at home and I am prepping myself for the P90X home workout system. The thing is, I need to lose at least 10 pounds before I can do it so I do not stress old injuries as much. I do a lot of kettlebell, plyometrics and get in as much cardio as i can. I am not looking for a quick fix but looking for the best that money can buy as I do not want to spend my money on something that is useless and will never work. I have tried SlimQuick and Xantrex and such, but none worked. I was also on a Rapid Ab Cut type product but i cannot handle all the caffeine and ephedra that it was pumping into me. I would like something that is geared towards women. Something that is a muscle builder/enhancer as opposed to strictly a fat burner. And something I can pick up at WalMarts, GNC or a health food store. I do not order anything offline and not from other countrys.
Im not looking for anything magic, i just want a pill or a supplement that is a good muscle builder. It would be nice to get the fat burner first, but muscle eats fat so I want to help the process along… I need a muscle biulding supplement that isnt just pure cretien or protein.. Maybe a mix of it. I dont want to be mixing four differnt shakes or taking a handful of pills.. The reason why i said i need to lose about 10 pounds is because my knees have both been injured by horseback riding and bull riding.. And the P90X system is very intense, so i would like to get alittle weight off before i do it so that i dont stress my knees out as much. So most importantly, a good muscle builder whether in pill or powdered form.
Im not looking to loose weight.. Im looking to lose fat and gain muscle… If i wanted to just lose weight i would have done some "miracle cure" pill or weird strict diet to loose "weight"… I care about the fat percentage of my body then losing 5-8pounds of water weight or "temporary" weight loss.
The reason why i want a muscle builder is because i cannot go out and run 20miles or lift 50+ pounds.. My knees cannot handle that type of stress load.. I use a 10, 15 and 20 pound kettlebell. I run about 1-10miles in a day. I do about anywhere between 30-50 pushups, tricep dips, etc a day. And about 300 crunchs and 100 situps. I am not seeing the results that should be seeing as i have a slower metabolism and my body just has lower levels of everything. My docter recommended to talk to a "professional" at GNC or other health centers like it, but i would like to go in with some knowledge of at least a few products in there, or say without a doubt what supplements/vitamins/minerals that i want.

Posted by Red
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Wait..what is ur goal here??? Ur title is completely different from the rest of ur question

a good lower cal diet and lots of cardio, pills are BS

ur goal body will come from hard work, dedication and a great diet. Not from a pill.

Stop looking for magic pills, there are NONE.

Do weight and muscle gain supplements also make your bum bigger?

I need to know this because I am thinking about taking nutritional supplements but I am a bit worried that they make my bum bigger too.

Posted by zimbabweano
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Your Bum is one of the biggest 'muscles' in your body, and unfortunately in women, it is also a favoured 'fat store' area… So if the suplements 'do exectly as they say on the tin', and you are a woman, then your luck has doubly 'bummed' out, LOL!

Women muscle building supplements, scams?

There are numerous women muscle building supplements over the counter and sold online .How can we identify the scams?

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Women's Muscle Building Supplements? If you are training hard to gain muscle, you should be supplementing with top-of-the-line muscle gaining supplements to excel your strength and muscle gains. The bodybuilding supplements utilized by the male species are different from those supplements for women. Bodybuilding protein supplements are commonly in power form. Read the nutrition labels of these supplements carefully, because they can be loaded with sugar and fat.

If they are FDA approved,then you it is safe to drink.Better consult your doctor before buying anything.

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Women's Muscle Building Supplements If you are training hard to gain muscle, you should be supplementing with top-of-the-line muscle gaining supplements to excel your strength and muscle gains.

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I want to gain mass muscle, what is the best supplements out there?

I am 5'11" and currently around 240 lbs. My goal is to look kinda like those guys and the world's strongest man.

Posted by thetrain747
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You need to eat food, not supplements.

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… .

Go here –> Http://www.usrecallnews.com/page/2?s=pro… and page through the products to see how many protein supplements have been recalled for Samonella poisoning and other reasons.

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…

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.”
Ref: Http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15212…

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.”
Ref: Http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15105…

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.”
Ref: Http://www.livescience.com/health/protei…

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.

Now, watch this video –> Http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d4_UY_kIP…

Good luck and good health!!

Best Supplement for Male Fat Loss and Muscle Gain?

I am looking for a supplement(s) that promotes a higher metabolism/fat loss and muscle gain at the same time (in Men). Are there any combinations of supplements I should be taking or one in particular?

This question is really directed at those experienced in supplements who can offer me specific ones to buy. Thanks!

Posted by websurfer22
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Exercise. I know, that's the obvious answer, but I wanted to preface with that first… Without exercise, no supplement will make you gain muscle.
As far as supplements to take with exercise, any type of protein will be good. It doesn't matter if it's any specific brand of Whey or Soy protein or a lean cut of steak or chicken… Any protein is what's needed to build muscles. Biologically speaking, when you exercise, your muscles are broken down and your body needs protein in order to rebuild them… If you don't have enough protein, your muscles will take longer to heal and your workouts won't be as productive in the long run.

With all that being said, who says you only have to focus on just one thing? I'd look at what helps you the most. L-Arginine is a great option because it's a simple Amino Acid (a building block of proteins) that helps circulation so it helps in the warm up and helps to prevent Lactic Acid from building up (that build-up is why the muscles hurt), plus it's almost impossible to overdose on it… You'll have explosive diarrhea first if you even tried. ;-)

There's another category for energy products… Ribose, L-Carnitine, and Creatine are major players there. Any simple sugars (even honey, syrup, or table sugar) can give you a quick boost, but it's followed by a quick crash… Ribose and Creatine help more for sustained energy to keep the workout going. L-Carnitine is an Amino Acid that helps your body convert fat into energy so many people use it for exercise and/or weight loss.

You may choose a few of these for various reasons or you may opt for none of them… That's an individual choice. I'm not a body builder so I don't use these every day (I do exercise on a regular basis, though), but I make sure I have some protein source after I work out and I take some L-Arginine if I have an extra intense workout or if I feel I'm going to be sore the next day. Good luck and I hope I helped!

Weight training supplements for gaining muscle…?

What brands have gave you the best results? Which supplements do you use ex…whey protein, casein protein, Creatine, BCAA's, alanine/carnosine, NO boosters, Glutamine etc. And have you had any negative side effects from them?

Posted by txcollegestudent
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Optimum nutrition and BSN products give the best results.
I personally use regular whey and casein protein from optimum nutrition and only after a workout use CellMass from bsn.
For a multi vitamin try AST multi pro for men…

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What are some safe weight gainers and muscle building supplements?

Posted by Nick
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Eas has the best weight gain supplements.

Looking for high performance muscle gainers (no steroids) help?

I have some pretty good products in mind (or so i think) but i'd like some help in in choosing one or two to use.

So i've heard Muscle-Tech makes some pretty good formulas. I was wondering what would be better to us. Cell-Tech (creatine formula) is good and is even better when stacked with Nitro-Tech (protein supplement). But i dont know if thats my best choice. There are also products such as Anator p70 which is a gene-activing muscle product and there is a anabolic halo by the same company (muscle tech) which is a cryo-anabolic post-workout product.

Any other products you recommend?
Remember im looking for massive muscle and strength gains.

P.s. No steroids.

Posted by Rob R
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Stick to simple, proven supplements such as protein, weight gainers, creatine, fish oil, and a good multivitamin. These are actually proven to help more so than the latest "gene activating" and "cryo-anabolic" supplements. The cell-tech and nitro-tech will get the job done, but there are cheaper supplements that are the same thing, you just won't see them advertised so heavily. Look on www.bodybuilding.com to find supplements and reviews.

Also be aware of the advertising that these supplements companies do. They show models who specialize in getting in shape really fast and have done it before, so don't expect to get similar results. Try to find a review of the supplement by someone who has actually used it. Look on the source link for a place to search for reviews.

I'd advise you to do some more research about what you'll be taking. Read some articles from here to find out the basics:
Http://www.bodybuilding.com/fun/bbinfo.p…

Remember that most of your gains will come from proper nutrition, training, and recovery. If any of these are inadequate, the supplements won't help much and you'll just be wasting your money. Focus on the basics now and if you want to you can use supplements later.

What's the best mass gainer supplement for gaining the most muscle as possible fast?

Looking to gain 15+ lbs this summer wondering which supplement I should take w/ my workouts.

Posted by
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You're not going to gain 15 pounds of lean muscle mass this summer unless you take steroids. The most a muscle a really big perfect mesomorph bodybuilder who trains optimally can gain in a month is about a 1-1.5 pounds. You are probably going to gain considerably less because you probably don't train optimally and have probably not been blessed with perfect genes for building muscle.

The body limits the rate at which you can add muscle. The reason is over training.

Over training is probably the biggest mistake new bodybuilders make because the credulous and naive tend to think more is always better. The more well trained muscles are, the longer recovery period they require between workouts. Here's how many days of rest muscles require between workouts for full recovery.

Beginner………..1-2 days
Intermediate……2-4 days
Advanced……….5-7 days

To find out if you're over training, check the first set of every exercise in your routine and if you have not improved something (one more rep or half rep or better form, etc), you may be over training. Pay attention to under performing muscle groups and if there's no progress for three weeks try adding another day of rest (recovery time) between workouts for that muscle group. Be careful how you use your arms because they get a good workout supporting other exercises, lifting and racking weights, etc. Over training usually effects the biceps more than any other muscle.

Watch this video –> Http://www.youtube.com/user/scooby1961#p… and then watch this one –> Http://www.youtube.com/user/scooby1961#p…

And, btw, mass gainer supplements are all scams. There is no such thing. If there was, why would pro bb'ers use steroids? And why don't the major pharmaceutical companies sell them? Why wouldn't we all be really big and muscular? The answers to those questions are rather obvious, aren't they?

Good luck and good health.

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Tips for losing fat and gaining lean muscle??

I just started a new diet and fitness regime. I weigh 161lbs. I take in about 150-160grams of protein a day. I run 6 days a week for 20-30mins and lift weights for strength training 3 days a weeks. For supplements I take Whey protein, L-Glutamine, and Omega-3 in fish oil capsules. I want to lose 10-15lbs, any tips on increasing regime or additional supplements would be great!

Posted by Hey Ya'll
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Wow ok, you are on the right track. Its exelent that you are taking Whey Protein, L-Glutamine and Omega3 fish oil pills/suppliments. These things are essintial to lose fat. However, they are better for gaining muscle.

To lose fat, as you may know, you gotta eat less then you burn.

To gain muscle you gotta eat more then you burn.

To lose fat, you work with light weights higher reps

To build muscle, you gotta do heavy weight low reps

To opossing things here.

My suggjestion is to build muscle first and keep taking your supplements (lean muscle) after you are finished, then try to burn fat.

Ill set you up with a fantastic website that will keep you on the right track and introduce you to a new way (and more effective at burning calories).

Also these are workout programs for free :)

Btw Acai berry sucks balls, its extremely healthy (a lot of antioxidants) but it will not help you lose weight.
Peace bro and good luck.

How to lose fat yet gain muscle?

I am 5'6 and i weigh 170. I have a gut, yet I am putting on some muscle and working off some of the fat. Currently, I am taking N.0 xplode, krealkalyne 1500, glutalyn 1500, and dymatize elite whey protein. I go to the gym once a day and I do cardio 4x a week. As far as dieting, I eat generally healthy given the fact that I am in college and on a meal plan.My goal is a six pack and bigger arms by spring break. Is there anything else I can try? No more supplements or anything, like any tactics to help me either eat better, or melt the fat faster? Thanks.

Posted by Chris Pustizzi
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The first thing you should do is stop all that ridiculous supplement crap. Read my answer here –> 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…

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 there was an easy way to do hard things like burn fat or build muscle, why doesn't the whole world know about it? How could that be kept secret when that's what so many people desire?

• If there was a supplement that helped people shed pounds, why doesn't your doctor recommend it? If you're overweight, why doesn't your physician just give you the pill or recommend the acai or HCG diet or whatever? Why are physicians always telling the same story about obesity and how to cope with it?

• If there were supplements that could help burn fat or build muscle, why haven't the huge and powerful pharmaceutical companies taken them over? Why let the scammers like GNC and Weider continue to make $millions off the public when they have a much greater capacity for providing such products?

• Why do people pay big bucks to have liposuction or stomach stapling if supplements could really help them to lose fat?

There is only one good answer to all of these questions. Most of the supplements which are supposed to make you lose fat, add muscle, grow taller, kill appetite, gain weight, bulk up, get ripped, etc. Just don't work. It's really that simple.

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)
• ComsumerLab.com
• 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.

Now, watch this video –> Http://www.youtube.com/user/scooby1961#p…

Eat a low cal diet like mine…I'm on maintenance now but I lost fat and built muscle at the same time over the past year. –> Http://www.myfitnesspal.com/food/diary/c…

I would tell you how to eat but I'm out of room so email me if you want to know.

Good luck and good health!!

Now, for your own welfare and well being, please review all of the links below.

Are supplements a good idea when trying to gain muscle and actively lose fat simultaneously?

I am training hard at both cardio and muscle and I am wondering if supplements like whey or pre workout like craze would be of benefit. I know they are good for building muscle but thing is I am also cutting down on fat and I don't know how supplements will fit into this? Thanks for your help guys.

Posted by Anthony
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Taking protein ( whey is the best ) and creatine will both help you gain muscle/lose fat. There's a number of other supplements you could take, but whey and creatine are the basics.

Whey will help you build muscle and recover from workouts and muscle translates into a higher metabolism even when resting, creatine will give you more energy to push harder in workouts, hydrate your muscles , increase strength and size, and help with muscle recovery.

Don't try to burn all your fat though, having fat actually helps put on muscle,

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Any suggestions of an effective supplement that can help gain more weight and muscles?

I started working out in a gym for 2 months but it seems that the results are slow and needed to speed up the process.

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With a little intelligent bodybuilding training, you can build muscle mass and gain weight fast. Whether you choose to design a program yourself or follow the weight gain plan of someone who has successfully gone before you. Weight gain diets, bodybuilding supplements NITRIX, to get the targeted muscles you've wanted.

Best Supplement To Lose Weight/body fat but to also gain Muscle.?

18 years old
Army reserves, gotta watch my weight
180 right now
looking to get to like 160 and drop my body fat alot
also looking to gain muslce and alot of definition with it

WHAT IS THE BEST SUPPLEMENT(S) FOR ME TO TAKE TO ACHIEVE MY MUSCLE GROWTH WITHOUT GAINING ALOT OF WEIGHT? Thank you.

Posted by Joe
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No idea about supplement but some tips r to reduce ur weight naturally
1)The very first thing u should keep in your mind and that is the extra weight u put on didn’t come in overnight so it is not possible and also unrealistic to take it off quickly. You have to show patience. Please remember learning to eat well and exercise is the only solution to long-term weight loss.
2)The 2nd important thing is that your body weight is controlled by the number of calories you eat and the number of calories you use each day. So, if you consume fewer calories than you burn, you will lose weight. You can do this by becoming more physically active or by eating less.
3)The 3rd important thing is never skip ur meal or go to a crash diet. Don’t ever try to starve urself. It is very important to understand that when you skip a meal or go on a crash diet, the result is that it slows your metabolism to conserve your energy. And when you lose weight too quickly for a few days, your body thinks it is threatened with starvation and goes into survival mode. It fights to conserve your fat stores. There fore keep in mind never try to skip ur meal, especially breakfast and always try to take food on time
4)Before starting any type of diet, weight yourself and note ur whole body measurement in a dairy. Then after every week weigh your self again and compare with earlier measurements and see how much weight u r losing. Record a goal that you can reach in one month that is 4 to 8 pounds less than you weigh now. Set a goal you know you can achieve.
Now some tips how to set ur diet plan.
5)Start taking your food with out any oil. Try to use boiled/steamed vegetables, meat, and lot of salad. U can eat fresh and raw fruits, boiled/steamed chicken or red meat too but no pork. Please note and put it in ur mind that nothing fried or oily.
6)No Junk Food, Potato & Sugar Please.
7)Drink at least 3 ltr of water daily. Make ur habit to drink water as much as u can. In this way you are not only flushing out toxins, you are also teaching your body that it no longer needs to store water. When you feel starving, drink it as much as u can. Pls remember water is a natural appetite suppressant.
8)Make you habit to use brown bread & sugar. Skimmed or low fat milk & yogurt.
9)First try to avoid any type of soft drink but if u want to taste some thing sweet then drink any soft drink (remember use regular one, no diet cola pls) once in a week
10)Make ur habit to eat once a day a vegetable soap or Thai soup (as ur dinner or lunch) But remember no corn flour in it.
11)Just look at your food portion. It is much better to eat several small meals a day (like 5-6 healthy meals a day) than eat either one or two or three huge meal a day.
12) The most important factor in any weight loss plan is how many calories you consume each day, and eating too few is the most common mistake. Divide ur diet into 5-6 healthy meals a day (1 plate size only)
13)One bowl of oatmeal can be taken as a break fast
14)Smoking & any kind of hard drink is not allowed in this diet.
15)Try to chew ur every food as much as u can, and then swallow it into ur stomach.
16)Watch out ur every drink and every single piece of ur food. Stay away from fatty foods, junk foods, synthetic foods, foods with preservatives and too much carbohydrate. Don’t try to take foods that are made of white flour for example white bread, cakes, pasta etc and food contain sugar such as cookies, ice cream, candy etc.
17)Remember after every 15 days you can take once in a while with a little treat any thing u like. But remember just a small portion. For example one small personal pizza or one small burger or small pastry.
18)Try to adopt some healthy timing. Early to rise and early to bed. No late sittings.
19)People usually want Quick and Easy result, we are all impatient. U have to be patient in terms of ur weight loss and never give up. Always keep in mind that slow and steady win the race.
20)At least take this diet for 3 to 6 months. When u feel that u have achieved ur desired weight then make this is as a Life Style change for ur entire life. Remember do not focus on just losing weight; try to concentrate on diet plan forever so that u will never have to loose weight again. Occasionally u can take junk food too.
21)You have to keep in mind that above plan is a not a quick thin program. Don’t try to deceive ur body. It will destroy your metabolism and in the future the proportion of gaining weight is much higher and easier than today.
22)Never ever go for any type of Diet pills or any drug which claim that it will reduce the weight quickly. Taking Diet pills will kill u.
23) Exercise: Rule-of -Thumb: remember the formula for weight loss and that is Diet= 70% Exercise= 30%. So remember exercise is must with every diet plan.. The best indoor exercise machine is tread mill. Run daily on tread mill for 30 mnts ~ one hour as per ur convenient. If you don’t have Tread Mi.

Weight Gain Supplements.?

What would happen if i take weight gain supplements but do not workout?

Posted by Got Answers?
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Most "weight gain" supplements are just massive amounts of sugar with a bit of cheap protein thrown in. I wasn't even aware that they still marketed that crap. It was big in the 1990's but seemed to have faded away after people realized it was just garbage. I used to take Weider's "mega-mass 2000. It came in a big 'dog food bag' that was 10 or 20 lbs….I forget. But it was just garbage (like ALL supplements). It was approx 90% simple carbs in the form of pure sugar.

Anyway….to answer your question…..you'll just get fatter. If you take a so-called weight gain supplement and do work out you'll probably still just get fatter. Bulking and cutting is a waste of time. Stay lean and take the gains as they come. Muscular gains come from working the compound barbell movements with good intensity. Eating real, whole foods and getting enough sleep are also important. Throw away all you muscle mags as well. Joe Weider is the devil. He just wants your money. Dinosaur Training by Brooks Kubik is the only book you need.

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Are these good supplements to help lose weight and gain muscle?

Fish oil, Creatine and whey protein.

Posted by daniel
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Most definitely. I have used all those products and still do, I am a bodybuilder and a nutritionist. They are great for you, just make sure you take the creatine only 1 hr before a workout and within 30-45 mins after the workout with a meal. Follow this info and it will greatly help you. Here is weight loss information I put together. I always recommend that you educate yourself in addition to this about proper nutrition, after all, eating is something you will do the rest of your life. It is important that you understand how your body works. Each day when you wake up your metabolism rises to its highest level of the day. Metabolism is what you need to be concerned with for weight loss. As the day goes on your metabolism drops at a rate which is specific to every individual, but we can alter this metabolic drop with diet and exercise (a secondary factor). In order to raise your metabolism you need to space your meals apart into 6 rather than 3 meals. The reason being is that when your body is digesting food it raises your metabolism because your body is burning energy. To keep this burning going on, you need to eat more often throughout the day, but have smaller portions and proper foods. The next important factor is what food you are eating, one of the most important factors in weight loss. The main foods to eat are the following; poultry(chicken or turkey), eggs, fish(all types), whey protein shakes, beans, potatoes & yams, brown rice, oatmeal, whole grains (breads, crackers), green vegetables, nuts, fruits (bananas do the most for you) and some dairy (low fat yogurt, low fat cheese). Due to the media, we have been taught to hate all carbs, but the fact is that the media is notorious for leaving out information such as the difference between a good and bad carb. Good carbs are complex carbs (whole grains, oatmeal, beans and brown rice). Bad carbs are simple sugar carbs (candy, soda, table sugar, chips, pizza dough, and the list just goes on). You NEED to eat good carbs to lose weight, they are full of dietary fiber which helps your body flush out waste. If you have trouble losing weight you do not cut out a particular food all together, you just reduce the portion size. As bodybuilders/models prepare for photo shoots they rely on diets very similar to this and just lower their portion sizes as the weeks come closer to the event. This diet is already set low so try this for at least 2 weeks before adjusting it in any way. In order to remain healthy you must get the nutrients from ALL the foods included. Here is a sample meal plan;
Breakfast- 2-3 Eggs (2 yolks removed) , ½ cup oatmeal, 1 piece of fruit, a low fat yogurt (light and go fit)
Snack 1- 20-25 gram Whey protein shake, 1 piece of whole grain toast with 1 tbsp peanut butter, ½ piece of fruit
Lunch- Grilled Chicken over salad with 2 tsp low fat dressing, 1 serving vegetables other than salad
Snack 2- 20-25 gram Whey protein shake, handful of nuts or trail mix, ½ piece of fruit
Dinner- Meat of your choice with either a ½ potato or 1/3 cup of brown rice, 2 servings of vegetables
Snack 3- 20-25 gram Whey protein shake, 6-10 whole grain crackers with peanut butter or thinly sliced cheese.
It is also very important to drink at minimum 64 ounces of water a day. Water will help flush your digestive track, keep you hydrated, feeling full, and help remove toxins from your body. This is a great meal plan, but what does exercise have to do with weight loss. Well here is a simple reminder to always remember; exercise = muscle toning, nutrition/diet = weight loss/weight gain. Exercise does play a very important role in our lives, but it is not the factor to weight loss. Exercise helps us raise our metabolism, which helps us burn fat at a faster rate. However, you can exercise and not lose a pound due to poor diet. Many people argue that they can jump on a treadmill for an hour and lose 2-3 lbs, but you’re not actually losing fat weight, just water that comes out in the form of sweat; this weight is then replaced when you drink water later on. I also want to debunk one more myth that not eating will lose weight, this could not be more far from the truth. The reason is that when the body is deprived of food it goes into what is known as starvation mode, this is when the body tries to use less energy (fat) and stores it for later on because it is not receiving enough nutrients now(slows metabolism). Not eating anything or enough is just going to cause reverse effects and you may lose weight at a very slow and unhealthy rate. Once that weight does come off you will actually become very ill and likely hospitalized with an IV in your arm or in your stomach feeding you for weeks or months. Do not take this route when weight loss is so easy just by eating the right foods daily. This is a starting point to achieve the weight loss goals you have, make sure you add in some exercise to speed up results.

Eating schedule for losing weight and gaining muscle?

I'm 15 years old and I am 6'2 and weigh 180 lbs. I have been running recently and lifting weights! Can you guys provide me with a good eating schedule for losing weight and gaining muscle? EX: Fruit for breakfast. Fish for lunch. Snack: Apple. Dinner: Grilled Chicken, etc. Just anything that would benefit me, maybe eating 4 or 5 small meals a day? Also are there any supplements, protein shakes, or anything to help me on my way? Thanks!

Posted by Tyler
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This is my eating schedule:

Breakfast: Oats old fashion mix adding blue berry and 7 egg white.

Lunch: Whole Grain Bread with lean meat slice

Snack: Meal replacement protein shake

Dinner: Brown rice with sautead chicken breast and broccolli

Last snack: Red apple with string cheese.

Don't get to fancy on supplements. The only supplement that will help you to gain muscle and help you lose weight is nothing other than whey protein. Whey protein is king and should be the first and fore most on your supplement list.

How can i lose weight and gain muscle?

Ok so i am overweight, i have a bench press and i am currently working my arms, i am 15, 6'0 and i am 183 pounds (83 Kg roughly) i am looking at losing weight, and gaining muscle, on my stomach (abs) legs, chest and back, how can i do this, what sort of exercises and reps, what should i eat?

Posted by Gamble
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Weight loss is an overall process and there are no magic answers. Pay no attention to weight loss supplements and pills and all the latest fads. You need to think about many factors but most of them are related to issues we've known about for a very long time. There are many sensible things you can do that will make a tremendous difference over the long term if you need to lose weight. It can be done in a healthy way. This is what has worked for me.

Keeping a food journal really does help. It will give you a much better sense of how much you are eating, and when, and why.

Make a few additional small changes – walk everywhere, always use stairs instead of elevators, walk on escalators, get up and move around at least once an hour if your work or your life in general is sedentary, walk every day, use a pedometer. Walking 10,000 steps a day is a really good idea. Build up to a long brisk walk everyday, or most days. Be more active and watch less TV and spend less time on the computer. Buy one piece of exercise equipment to have at home and be strict with yourself about using it. Sometimes you can find mini-steppers or exercise bikes at second hand stores and thrift stores for just a few dollars.

Start a weight lifting routine. Join a gym. Possibly you can find one that has someone who specializes in weight lifting programs for beginners. Weight lifting will increase your metabolism as well as improve posture and appearance overall. Even if you can't get to the gym you can work out at home using things around the house. Invest in a good weight training book. The Dummies series actually has a good one.

In terms of diet, cut out or reduce things like junk food, pop, fat, fast food. Eat more fruits, vegetables, whole grains, lean meat, fish. Particularly if you choose a vegetarian lifestyle include natural peanut butter, hummus, dried fruit and nuts. Pay close attention to getting the nutrients your body needs to be healthy.

Make your portion sizes smaller. Use a smaller plate – in our society we have become accustomed to thinking that we need a large plate of food at every meal, and we don't. About quarter of your plate of food should be protein and at least half of it should be veggies.

Learn to count calories. At your current weight and activity level, you may possibly need about 2000 calories or more to maintain your current weight. So you will lose weight at a reasonable and healthy rate if you cut back to about 1600 or 1700 calories a day.

Eat small amounts frequently, rather than three large meals. Never skip breakfast. Include some protein in your breakfast. It will help get you through the day.

Drink plenty of water, at least 8 big glasses of water a day, and more if it is very hot, if you sweat a lot, or if you are exercising intensely, and eliminate fruit juices. Fruit juices have too many calories, so get your vitamins from fresh fruit, not the juice. You will begin to see changes in your body.

Vary your routines. Don't eat the same number of calories every day (vary your calories from 1400 a day to 1900 or 2000 some days), eat a variety of foods, and do different kinds and amounts of exercise. You will lose weight much more efficiently if you mix things up from time to time so that your body doesn't adjust to any one routine.

An area that many people overlook is getting enough sleep. You are much more likely to overeat or to binge eat if you are tired and not well rested, so get enough sleep.

Check out websites about nutrition, exercise, weight training, etc.

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