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05-08-2012, 11:15 AM #1
Have we got any fitness gurus on the site??
So, given my recent onslaught of unfortunate events in life.. I've decided to take on another hobby along with messin around with cars/trucks. Recently started trying some workout/fitness supplements after talking with the guys at complete nutrition as to what i wanna get out of my body right now. I had been going to GNC for quite some time now, and after talking with Complete's staff... im fully convinced that GNC hires whoever walks through the door and they have no idea what they are talking about. Also, the products available at Complete are far superior to that available at GNC. I got set up on a 60 day "lean mass shred cycle" by Jordan in Midland, TX. I'm on day 10 today and I have to say that I feel amazing, more energized, pumped up and ready for the day, and last night i drove into San Angelo from the field to get a haircut, noticed that there was a complete nutrition store next to it, stopped in and weighed myself as well as picked up a nitric oxide supplement, another protein shake flavor (for reference Strawberry is disgusting haha) and a pre-workout drink mix as well. According to the scale in San Angelo, I'm 15 lbs lighter than i was 11 days ago in Midland. I actually dont think this is too accurate, as there could be a difference in the two scales although they're the same brand/model, but nontheless i feel amazing.
Now that I'm done tellin a pretty much useless story, is there anyone else here who works out regularly? And if so, what brand/type of supplements are taken?
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05-08-2012, 02:34 PM #2
I work out almost daily but am so far from what I used to do. I am taking it a little slower than I really would like, but doctors orders are something to take seriously I have found out.
Personally I take very few supplements like I did back in the day. I eat balanced meals and drink plenty of fluids.
On GNC, I have to agree with you as I tried discussing some minerals with them and they just kept saying this is our best seller . That wasn't what I wanted. Most reputable gyms now have the higher form of supplements and training as to what one should expect from each.
Just remember all are trying to make money on supplement sales and they have a huge mark up.
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05-08-2012, 03:10 PM #3
I like working out with my girlfriend. Does that count?
05-08-2012, 04:49 PM #4
Yes I work out daily and take plenty of suppliment too. Of course you start with a good daily vitamin. I been taking animal paks, but they're a mega vitamin for body building. I also drink protien shakes, Elite XT fudge brownie is pretty good. I cycle on and off MuscleTech criotine. And I just got a nitric oxide supp. as well ,however I haven't started it. I take Jack-3D for a pre-workout. When getting in shape it's 90% nutritionand 10% hard work. What kind of 60 day lean mass shred cycle are you taking? And yeah the folks in GNC don't know ****. I like the Vitamin Shop they are alot cheaper and the guys in my store don't BS me.
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05-08-2012, 05:03 PM #5
the army pays me to work out. dont take anything tho, just drink water along with gatorade.
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05-08-2012, 05:18 PM #6
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Just starting to get back into working out. I've got a long way to go. I've been on a low-carb kick with a good daily multi-vitamin and that's slowly starting to get me back in shape. Going to the gym to do cardio x 3 days per week and weights x2.
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05-08-2012, 07:35 PM #7
In college I got serious about working out so I picked up on some supplements that I liked to use. Keep in mind that I was trying to gain weight not lose it lol. First off I never go to any store such as GNC, waste of time IMO. I bought my pre-workout and protein off the internet. I go to http://www.tfsupplements.com/ and http://www.bulknutrition.com/. These are good sites and their prices are reasonable.
As for the protein, the only one I liked is Optimum Nutrition Whey Gold Standard, http://www.tfsupplements.com/store/c...t_detail&p=611. Banana Cream is the best favor fyi.
As for pre-workout, I recommend:
Super Pump Max aka" Super Dump" : http://www.tfsupplements.com/store/c..._detail&p=2964
Black Powder, Stir Not Shake: http://www.tfsupplements.com/store/c..._detail&p=2062
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05-08-2012, 09:05 PM #8
I go to the gym as often as I can. Usually at least twice a week. The only supplement I use is Myoplex. It is a 42grams of protein in one serving. I am currently trying a different workout regimine. It is 20 reps for every set. And one arm ar a time for every exercise if possible. The part that is messing with my head doing this is the large decrease in the amount of weight I am able to use. And also in between each set some sprints. It keeps the cardio system shocked for the whole time I am working out.
05-08-2012, 11:43 PM #9
Keep it up and we will have a site of lean mean fighting Chevy drivers/owners. Most important is to take care of your health before the lack of it takes care of you.
05-09-2012, 02:29 AM #10
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Since I play college football I get pumped full of supplements, I work out 2 times a day, not by choice. But if your looking for a good supplement that with help gain muscle and cut fat check out myo shock. It's loaded with caffeine which get your blood pumping the supplement into you. You'll actually be able to lift more, it deffently shocks your muscles. Stay away from creatine, you have to be on very strict cycles to properly gain without hurting your inside. But the most important part of supplements is the vitamins. Take a men's daily vitamin, also find a good post work out supplement that has glutamine in it for your joints. Me having over 6 knee surgeries I really have to take care of mine.tri flex is also very good for joints. I also take b12 to keep your blood clean and saw palmetto for your liver. To me it's not the protein and other muscle gaining that are important, it's the vitamins that keep your body health which do the most for you. I can't really go into details on my works outs mainly cause I'd have to type another 700 words. I'll say I weighed 200 with a decent amount of body fat senior year. During football season I'm 250 with rarely anybody fat. Which is annoying when swimming since I can't just float around on the lake2009 chevy 1500 z71 4x4
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