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  • #61
    Originally posted by Rob S View Post
    Carbs PWO are critical and should be taken in like a 3:1 ratio to protein. I forget which sugars are better and whatnot, but I do know powdered Gatorade is way better than the pre made, so I use that.

    Good thing you checked out the label, but I would still be weary. I mean, how else can you get like 1000 calories into 2 little scoops. If you have the money, go for a lot of whey/good food. But if you are poor and your main goal is strength, just eat whatever.
    Thats why I have my protein shake with water right after working out. Get home in 10-15 mins. Eat a potato or mashed potatoes and broccoli, sometime brown rice for a change. Then 30-45 mins after that, I eat one more time. And to cap of my night Casein.

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    • #62
      Originally posted by bhaarat316 View Post
      Dude Cytogainer is a weight gainer. Not just pure whey protein. Look at the calories per scoop, creatine in grams, and carbs. Thats the one I took and gained like 25lbs in 2ish weeks.
      25 lbs, but what was the distribution of muscle and fat would you say? I just bought some it actually, kinda pissed I didn't look at the amount of servings but oh well.

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      • #63
        To get rid of a gut - weighted side bends and twists (use a broom stick) work real well. The twists you can do standing, seated on a pilates ball, inclined or declined (leaning forward).




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        • #64
          Originally posted by ShutDwn View Post
          25 lbs, but what was the distribution of muscle and fat would you say? I just bought some it actually, kinda pissed I didn't look at the amount of servings but oh well.
          You'll probably gain like 5lbs of fat, right around the mid section. But that fat will go away quick, once your off of it. You just go to find the amount you want to take in of it. It took 1 scoop before working out, 3 after and then 1.5 before bed. I also was eating a good amount, but making sure it was healthy food, no cheese, and avoid fatty food. So I guess like 3500+ calories total. Just make sure to drink lots of water at all times. And since there is very little creatine, you won't see a huge drop off in muscle once your off of it.

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          • #65
            Originally posted by terribletowel39 View Post
            I hope age isn't already a factor. Turning 23 in a few days. But I guess my metabolism could just be slowing down a bit.

            This might be stupid, but has anything been proven that if your significant other is prego, the male can sometimes gain weight with the lady?? Because it all started when we found at she was pregnant AND I piss WAY more than I used to, just in the last month. I actually wake up during the night and have to go.

            Just me thinking out loud. Any of you fathers out there experience anything like this??
            Are you thirsty all the time as well? If so you may want to get checked for diabetes. I was the same way at 23, but instead of gaining weight I lost a bunch of weight. I had my blood sugar checked and it was over 600, normal is about 80-120. Now I have an insulin pump and have to check my blood sugar 6 times a day.

            No I'm not Jay Cutler :)

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            • #66
              Originally posted by bhaarat316 View Post
              You'll probably gain like 5lbs of fat, right around the mid section. But that fat will go away quick, once your off of it. You just go to find the amount you want to take in of it. It took 1 scoop before working out, 3 after and then 1.5 before bed. I also was eating a good amount, but making sure it was healthy food, no cheese, and avoid fatty food. So I guess like 3500+ calories total. Just make sure to drink lots of water at all times. And since there is very little creatine, you won't see a huge drop off in muscle once your off of it.
              Yeah, I definitely wouldn't waste money on weight gainer.

              You were using that and only put you at 3500 calories? You can easily top that by making your own shake at home and will get better results for a lot less money.

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              • #67
                Originally posted by GB12 View Post
                Yeah, I definitely wouldn't waste money on weight gainer.

                You were using that and only put you at 3500 calories? You can easily top that by making your own shake at home and will get better results for a lot less money.
                Living at college, with dirty roommates its hard to make your own food and stuff. Also I don't eat fat food, or eat out. Oh and probably the biggest thing is I'm a vegetarian.

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                • #68
                  I'm not going to quote any one thing because a lot of people have said it, but my diet isn't awful because I don't eat a crazy amount, but I know it isn't smart. I really eat like 2 meals a day. Lunch consists of either some form of pizza or chicken and dinner is usually some form of red meat or chicken. I don't snack a crazy amount, but I do. I'm definitely not going to start eating 6 meals a day, but I would like to incorporate healthier snacks that can be considered a small meal.

                  Also, everyone talks about eating the right stuff before and after working out to build muscle and have energy, what kinds of things would that be and how soon after working out?

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                  • #69
                    ripped open a callus on DL today, ugh
                    When I eat, it is the food that is scared.

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                    • #70
                      Originally posted by josh07039 View Post
                      I'm not going to quote any one thing because a lot of people have said it, but my diet isn't awful because I don't eat a crazy amount, but I know it isn't smart. I really eat like 2 meals a day. Lunch consists of either some form of pizza or chicken and dinner is usually some form of red meat or chicken. I don't snack a crazy amount, but I do. I'm definitely not going to start eating 6 meals a day, but I would like to incorporate healthier snacks that can be considered a small meal.

                      Also, everyone talks about eating the right stuff before and after working out to build muscle and have energy, what kinds of things would that be and how soon after working out?
                      Peanut Butter and crackers/apples is a good mini meal.
                      Protein Shake with a banana.
                      Half of a tuna sandwhich on whole wheat.
                      Hummus and Pita.

                      Just make sure the portions are down. It may not seem like a lot but it will keep you fueled for hours. I usually give myself about 5-10 minutes after I workout to eat anything which is basically the ride home from my gym so it works out. I don't think that there's a set time but I would suggest within a half hour after your workout is complete.

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                      • #71
                        Originally posted by tjsunstein View Post
                        Peanut Butter and crackers/apples is a good mini meal.
                        Protein Shake with a banana.
                        Half of a tuna sandwhich on whole wheat.
                        Hummus and Pita.

                        Just make sure the portions are down. It may not seem like a lot but it will keep you fueled for hours. I usually give myself about 5-10 minutes after I workout to eat anything which is basically the ride home from my gym so it works out. I don't think that there's a set time but I would suggest within a half hour after your workout is complete.
                        You shouldnt eat one hour before/after you work out. If you do, your body takes energy away from your gains and puts it towards digestion, which is the opposite of what you want. Unless its some sort of supplement, hold off on eating for an hour after working out to give your body time to send energy to the places you want it to, then refuel.
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                        • #72
                          Originally posted by A Perfect Score View Post
                          You shouldnt eat one hour before/after you work out. If you do, your body takes energy away from your gains and puts it towards digestion, which is the opposite of what you want. Unless its some sort of supplement, hold off on eating for an hour after working out to give your body time to send energy to the places you want it to, then refuel.
                          Didn't know that. Just for clarification, a Protein shake within that hour would be ok?

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                          • #73
                            my workout routine is two alternating days:

                            Day A (in this order)
                            -Run 2 miles at 6:20/mile pace
                            -5 body bridges for 60 seconds, with 15 seconds of rest in between
                            -Stretching for about 10 minutes
                            -DB bench press, 4 sets of 8 (currently using 80lbs DBs)
                            -DB curls, 5 sets of 12 (currently using 30lbs DBs)
                            -DB lateral raise, 4 sets of 8 (currently using 25lbs DBs)
                            -DB seated military press, 4 sets of 8 (currently using 45 lbs DBs)
                            -Back extensions holding a 45lbs plate, 4 sets of 10

                            Day B
                            -Run 2 miles at 6:20/mile pace
                            -5 body bridges for 60 seconds, with 15 seconds of rest in between
                            -Stretching for about 10 minutes
                            -Lunges with 40lbs DBs, 4 sets of 8 on each leg
                            -Calf raises on machine, usually with about 200lbs, 4 sets of 8
                            -I hold a 45lbs plate over my head, with arms extended, and do 4 sets of 8 squats
                            -Back extensions holding a 45lbs plate, 4 sets of 10

                            I usually give myself about 20 seconds of rest between sets and 45-60 seconds or rest between each lift.

                            Diet:
                            breakfast: 3 sunny-side up organic eggs, half a wheat bagel, toasted with PB on it
                            lunch: turkey sandwich, with pickles, red onions, monterrey jack cheese
                            dinner: alternates between buffalo burgers or something else, I love making Spanish rice, too.
                            Last edited by Brent; 06-10-2009, 03:25 PM.

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                            • #74
                              Originally posted by tjsunstein View Post
                              Didn't know that. Just for clarification, a Protein shake within that hour would be ok?
                              You should absolutely have a protein shake and some simple carbs right after WO.
                              When I eat, it is the food that is scared.

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                              • #75
                                Can someone make/help me with an upper body lift and an ab work out?

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