anybody know of a good healthy one they might recomend?
anybody know of a good healthy one they might recomend?
Protien, Protien, and more Protien... Just watch your diet... you can try supplements, and there's plenty out there... but you can accomplish the same thing by just watching your diet and lifting hard. Get a lifting plan, and stick to it. Best of luck bro!
I also strongly advise against creatine
I would also add that the OP said nothing about his workout routine so it's really hard to give him any kind of detailed answer - his profile says he's of average build so it doesn't sound like he's doing much unless he's modest - if he's not working out hard then any kind of formula is a waste of time & $
certainly not all people need to consume at my level but if he has any kind of serious program I think 50-100 will be way too low unless he's tiny - he will have insufficient strength & endurance & see little to no results - he wants to build muscle, 50-100 a day won't do that IMHO
if he's looking for a magic formula out of a jar in place of hard work & sweat it doesn't exist
Originally Posted by eleMenta
0.8gm/kg not enough to build muscle if you're pursuing an aggressive workout program. On the other hand, 2.5gm/kg is a lot though for someone just starting out, so OP will have to find a midpoint that works for his body and level of exertion.
A lot of people end up supplementing protein because eating chicken breasts and eggs all day gets really old (and expensive). There's a limited amount of protein that can be absorbed in a single meal, so protein intake needs to be dessiminated through the day.
well my stats are i'm 5'10-5'11 180lbs. but used to weigh 270lbs. i do work out,but not crazy but do need to tone and build up more muscle,so i've heard muscle milk or eas are good ones,but i don't realy know much about them.
do you know what your bodyfat % is now? if you dropped from 270 it sounds like you lost a lot of bodyfat but you still might have a higher % than you realize
IMHO Muscle Milk is really more about convenience, it doesn't offer anything unique compared to many other formulas - it's when you ingest them that'll make a difference - if you workout in the early morning but have the Muscle Milk at night it will do a lot less than if you drink it right after your workout
supplements/formulas are sort of like super hightest gasoline - if you have a high performance engine then the hightest will help, but if you burn it in a 70 hp engine you're sort of wasting your time & money - if you have a moderate workout 2-3 times a week then I don't think you'll really see any kind of results from supplements/formulas
as KaraBulut said you have to be careful it doesn't add fat - if you were once 270 that's something to consider
Going from 270# to 180# required a lot of work. This would be a good time to work with a nutritionist on a maintenance diet. Since you're contemplating surgery, you should first work on cardio-fitness and core strength. You will also want to work on strengthening muscles and connective tissue in your upper body since heavy guys tend to have strong leg and butt muscles but often need to work on balancing their upper body to their lower body.
One word of caution that we haven't mentioned about codeerror and BlackHoleSun's threads- both of these guys are naturally lean and have to really work hard and eat a lot of extra calories and protein to add weight. Guys who are mesomorphs or who have a tendency to build fat stores will need a different diet plan.
Once you get on a good maintenance diet and you work on core strength, then add in protein supplements along with upping your reps and adding a variety of exercises. You want to be very careful adding supplements and extra calories until you really start an aggressive program. If you can afford it, a trainer will really help you get an objective view of your problem areas on your body and will help you do the right exercises to address those areas.
I just finished taking a nutrition class that focused on athletic performance.
Thoughout the 4 month course, the main focus was that to build muscle properly, you need adequate amounts of all types of food groups including all of the essential fatty acids and vitamins and minerals.
Supplements, from what I was thought usually fall short.
My prof, who was a b******lder, suggested that someone who wanted to build muscle should buy skimmed milk powder and use that instead of a supplement (why?)
-Because its way cheaper
- Contains more essential nutrients
- Has just as much protein as the supplments would have
- Its NATURAL
Hope this helps
MrBiUnderCover has giant arms so I'd take his word for it. lol
I never take guys loads in my throats because I'm too scared of catching disease, so no.
ok, just kidding sultan.
(it's also better using nonfat powered milk, not skim, cause then there's no fat at all)
the way you boost it is to mix it 4x or 5x with either water or nonfat milk - that way you have a drink with about 50g protein per 8oz serving - instead of mixing 1 teaspoon per cup as directions state you mix 4 or 5 teaspoons - but you need to do this in a blender or it'll be really lumpy
be forewarned tho it tastes sort of nasty this way - like runny unflavored yogurt
not all proteins are the same - milk contains casein protein but not whey protein, many perfer whey - that can be found in commercial protein mixes which are about the same price as skim milk if you buy in quantity & taste much better imho
When I was working out, I'd mix my protein shakes with ice cream, milk and a banana and it tasted great.
I've been working out for a few weeks now! I can already see some results, my body changes week to week, really quick it's awesome! I'm kind of new to working out but I've been following some of the guides that they have online in the body building websites. I really like separating the muscle groups, working a different one each day. I'm really liking this! Anyways, what's a good protein formula to use? I'm thinking of buying myself a bucket.
The Cooper Institute recommends .8 grams per pound of body weight for "highly active", ie navy seal during pt, individuals. I tend to agree.
For beginners it is important to understand that you don't store extra protein, it is "flushed" out or converted and stored as fat. In the end it is just excess calories that you are taking in. .6-.7 grams per pound is good enough for most active people .
I 'm a personal trainer for a police department and would never recommend 1-1.5 grams that is often seen in Muscle and Fiction Mags. Don't forget they are in the business of selling supplements. The only miracle supplement out there is the juice. With roids you could consume and utilize massive amounts of protein with no problem, but that is a whole nother box of worms.
just my 2cents
Gallon of milk a day.