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Old 12-01-2008, 01:30 AM   #1 (permalink)
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For all people who are regulars with any kind of training.



Right now I just go to the gym about 5 days a week. The only suppliments Im taking right now are Creatine and Protein. Im getting a few new things just to keep my kidneys and liver in good condition. Because the wear that taking a lot of Protein and Creatine can do to your Kidneys and Liver is pretty serious if you dont focus on making sure you keep your body healthy as well. Milk Thistle, Cranberry Juice, Tons of water, Peppermint Tea are all things Ive read about to keep your kidneys and liver in strong condition while under more stress than normal in dealing with the suppliments.
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Old 12-01-2008, 02:36 AM   #2 (permalink)
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How much protein total are you taking? I'm assuming you know just taking supplements won't do much. Oh and I think 5 days a week is a bit too much man...:\

I'm going all natural...
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I have just had a workout for the first time in ages. Need to get back in shape a little. I'm terribly unfit. I am even thinking about re-joining my old 5 -a- side football team. I did'nt do any supplements when I took it a little more seriously a few years ago, just drank raw eggs in the morning.
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Old 12-01-2008, 10:29 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Not a fan of creatine or taking protein outside of its natural forms. But I do like that you realize they hinder the body and taking measures to prevent it. You know you can get both in their natural form just by eating beef or fish?

From my personal experience its more important when you consume food/supplyments rather then the food/supply you consume.

Personally I like 4 pieces of wheat toast with jelly and a bottle of gatorade before I go to the gym. This gives me simple and complex carbs along with electrolyte. I find ample energy in the lifts I do. As soon as my workout is done I like to consume any food, doesn't even matter what it is so long as it can be consumed as energy. When I get home I'll consume a form of protein and some complex carbohydrates. If you have the luxary to sleep right after you lift then do so. This gives your body a chance to recuperate without constantly being torn up from constant movement the rest of the day.

Also what are you trying to accomplish while lifting? Gaining functional strength, gaining size or trying to lose weight ?
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How much protein total are you taking? I'm assuming you know just taking supplements won't do much. Oh and I think 5 days a week is a bit too much man...:\

I'm going all natural...
5 Days is about as much as you should do. And Im only taking about 60 grams a day of protein. On days I work out I drink some in the morning with breakfast, and then a shake with the creatine in it as well immediatly after my workout.

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Not a fan of creatine or taking protein outside of its natural forms. But I do like that you realize they hinder the body and taking measures to prevent it. You know you can get both in their natural form just by eating beef or fish?

From my personal experience its more important when you consume food/supplyments rather then the food/supply you consume.

Personally I like 4 pieces of wheat toast with jelly and a bottle of gatorade before I go to the gym. This gives me simple and complex carbs along with electrolyte. I find ample energy in the lifts I do. As soon as my workout is done I like to consume any food, doesn't even matter what it is so long as it can be consumed as energy. When I get home I'll consume a form of protein and some complex carbohydrates. If you have the luxary to sleep right after you lift then do so. This gives your body a chance to recuperate without constantly being torn up from constant movement the rest of the day.

Also what are you trying to accomplish while lifting? Gaining functional strength, gaining size or trying to lose weight ?
Both size and strength. When I was working out in highschool I started at about 160 and by the end of the semester was up to 170 which is huge for me because I have such a fast metabolism and was so active as well with running 3-4 times a week and having basketball basically 4-5 days a week for the first bit. I was even on Carb Loaders which gave me about 800-850 calories a shake. But now Im not taking those just because Im not as active as I am in highschool and even though I still really struggle to put weight on, it is easier now than it was.
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5 Days is about as much as you should do. And Im only taking about 60 grams a day of protein. On days I work out I drink some in the morning with breakfast, and then a shake with the creatine in it as well immediatly after my workout.
Well everything I've read so far says it's best to have at least 24-48 hours rest between workouts to give the muscles time to regenerate.

I was asking how much protein you take in daily, that includes protein from natural sources (meat, fish etc.). It's generally recommended to intake 1.5 - 2 grams per kilo of body weight (which is I guess 1 per pound).
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Well everything I've read so far says it's best to have at least 24-48 hours rest between workouts to give the muscles time to regenerate.
You're right.
Rest is as important as the training.
The whole idea is to push your body further than it's used to, then rest, then push it further again etc.
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Well everything I've read so far says it's best to have at least 24-48 hours rest between workouts to give the muscles time to regenerate.

I was asking how much protein you take in daily, that includes protein from natural sources (meat, fish etc.). It's generally recommended to intake 1.5 - 2 grams per kilo of body weight (which is I guess 1 per pound).
I get basically 24 hours between each workout as I go roughly the same times every day. And as for my complete protein intake per day I dont have a clue. But yes, Ive also read about taking roughly 1g or protein for each lb of your body mass. Since I dont cook my own meals, I cant really do that without spending tons of money to keep my whey protein stocked. I just add the protein powder to my diet to give me that extra protein my muscles feed off after a workout.
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You're right.
Rest is as important as the training.
The whole idea is to push your body further than it's used to, then rest, then push it further again etc.
Definitely. You are actually tearing muscle fibres if you push yourself hard enough so then your body replaces them with stronger, thicker fibres. So you do need rest. I used to work out 3 times a week, targeting specific muscle groups.
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