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Harsha Smith
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Are you one of those who hits the gym or work-out at home regularly to build body? If yes, do you take any supplements like creatine mono-hydrate or whey protein powders?
 
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I go to the gym every day (mainly becuase if I don't I'll just spend my lunch break at my desk). I take a protein shake immediately afterwards to aid recovery, it's called Reflex One Stop although I'm not aiming to bulk up, just to get fitter (it's a bit of a losing battle as you get older!)
 
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Will Myers wrote:I go to the gym every day (mainly becuase if I don't I'll just spend my lunch break at my desk). I take a protein shake immediately afterwards to aid recovery, it's called Reflex One Stop although I'm not aiming to bulk up, just to get fitter (it's a bit of a losing battle as you get older!)


That means you don't lift heavy. Right? You do some cardio and stuff to lose fat ? And also can you tell me , if you eat for every 2.5 hours as they say to keep the metabolism in control?

And everyday? I am surprised. Don't you think you should give your body some rest?
 
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I do visit the gym - I try to be regular, at times my body may not be willing to hit the gym and in those cases I skip. I dont take any protein supplements - not aiming to bulk up though. But I do take protein rich food - at times Soya milk.

I do a mix of cardio+strength training. Not much strict on diet - like eating every 2.5 hours. But yeah avoiding junk food as much as possible.

I know few people at my gym who dont miss even a single day. One fellow told me that he can skip to eat but not skip workout. They all have a goal and its attractive enough to drive them to gym everyday
 
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Yes it takes a lot discipline to workout regularly and those protein powders are very expensive. And protein is must for building strength and muscle.But creatine is cheaper. Does anybody use "Creatine"?
 
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I used creatine for a while, but just because all the other did so. I never noticed an effect. My advice: First get your food right, I mean your diet. Then think about supplements. I use whey also. That is the first supplement you should think of.
 
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Mohamed Sanaulla wrote:I do a mix of cardio+strength training. Not much strict on diet - like eating every 2.5 hours. But yeah avoiding junk food as much as possible.


If you'd really want to upgrade your level, think about your diet first. For a bodybuilder the diet is even more important than the training.

Nevertheless if you're happy with yourself now, do what you like.
 
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That means you don't lift heavy. Right? You do some cardio and stuff to lose fat ? And also can you tell me , if you eat for every 2.5 hours as they say to keep the metabolism in control?

And everyday? I am surprised. Don't you think you should give your body some rest?


I do 45 mins of cardio on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday keeping my heart rate in a strict band (131-141bpm) then a kettlebell circuit plus some TRX stuff on Tuesday and Thursday so I am getting some rest over the weekend plus I'm working different muscles on alternate days. I'm not really lifting heavy stuff, I'm more aiming to keep my heart rate above 131bpm.
 
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Watch what your diet/eat and skip the supplements, it isn't really necessary. Working out and going to the gym for health is totally different from body building. And yeah, girls love to watch me in the gym.
 
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Fei Ng wrote:Watch what your diet/eat and skip the supplements, it isn't really necessary. Working out and going to the gym for health is totally different from body building. And yeah, girls love to watch me in the gym.


Skip the supplements? What if someone is a veggie? They need protein from somewhere. whey protein drinks are the solution. But they are way too expensive. How about multivitamin tablets?

Tell us honestly, how comfortable are you working out with girls around?
 
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Harsha Smith wrote:Skip the supplements? What if someone is a veggie? They need protein from somewhere.

There are a number of options for a vegetarian to get good amounts of protein.
I have seen this question addressed quite a few times by my wife who is a dietitian. And since I'm not one, I would not prescribe you any particular food item, but would definitely recommend you to consult a dietitian.
 
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Pushkar Choudhary wrote:
There are a number of options for a vegetarian to get good amounts of protein.


Yes, that's correct. Whey protein is a very good example. Whey is considered among the body builders as highest quality protein. But whey is way too expensive. You need atleast 1.5 grams per pound of your body weight.
Creatine helps you build strength greatly.

No matter how much deny, we all want to pack on some muscles

Is anybody trying for that coveted "Six Pack Abs"?

 
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I think you must be really careful about consuming these kind of products, even if they are just proteins. Because everything in excess can prejudice your health, besides when you eat a regular meal it gives all the necessary nutrients your body needs.

These days I've known a history of a guy who took medicines for losing weight. People said he also took analgesic together and the consequence was that he died on sleeping. Just to ilustrate that is very dangerous when you don't know exactly what you're doing to your body...

Go to a doctor in order to him prescribes the right things for you.
 
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These days I've known a history of a guy who took medicines for losing weight. People said he also took analgesic together and the consequence was that he died on sleeping. Just to ilustrate that is very dangerous when you don't know exactly what you're doing to your body...


I think there's a very big difference between having a post workout protein shake and mixing diet pills and analgesics! I know a guy that died in car crash so be careful when you hoover the carpet.....
 
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train heavy is awesome - thumbs up!

just heard about some sort of *cold glove* that apparently reduces recovery time after hard workouts and allows for more frequent, useful weight workouts.
 
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Fei Ng wrote:Watch what your diet/eat and skip the supplements, it isn't really necessary. Working out and going to the gym for health is totally different from body building.


Yes but the thread was about bodybuilding. If you want to change your shape, dieting is more important.

Fei Ng wrote:And yeah, girls love to watch me in the gym.


Oh. Give me a break!
 
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The abuse of supplements usage scares us to death.Should we be okay, if followed the instructions that are mentioned on the container?

To get BIG we have to left heavy and eat like anything. And to left heavy we need strength that we get it from creatine???

"Eat like a horse, sleep like a baby and grow like a weed."
 
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Why don't you go after a professional help? Any sport nutritionists could help ya with the best advices. It seems to be easy but It's not. There are a few rules that will fit according of your goals.
A good diet and hard workout routine, will "start" to show ya results in a short time.
#nopainnogain
 
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depeds ...Are you happy with your flat stomch or want 6 pack abs
 
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I am happy with flat pack but I'll be extremely happy with visible 6 pack abs.
 
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Hello Everybody.

1. A "6 pack" is not something everyone can have. It is genetically coded in your body. So depends on your genes.
2. Whey protein is good. Especially for the veggies *aka ME!*. For Non Veggies it is also good but your guys require it in small amounts as your meat which is mostly protein rich is more than sufficient for your body.
3. Over dose? Very wrong!. every protein has a scoop inside and depending on your bdoy weight take number of scoops.
4. Creatine is for longer faster workouts. It gives you more energy. It is not like whey.

Personally i think creatine is waste of money. Unless your stamina is really that bad..

I use Whey only. Its good. Over time it produces brilliant results.

Regards,

Arvind
 
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Harsha Smith wrote:Are you one of those who hits the gym or work-out at home regularly to build body? If yes, do you take any supplements like creatine mono-hydrate or whey protein powders?


I am a complan boy!
 
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