I didn't think this thread would be buried this deep.
Anyway, the reason I'm bumping it is that I need to buy new post-workout supplements. I don't know much about MRP, so I might get one of those or lean protein like IsoPure (zero-carb) or BSN syntha-6.
If anyone used these, what do you think about it? And which one should I go for?
Dymatize Elite Fusion/Gourmet - make sure you use a shaker filter/ball. Clumps up sometimes.
Xtreme Formulations Ultra Peptide 2.0 - might seem watery if you follow instructions, most expensive @ 134 for 12lbs. (from Xfmuscle.com bulk purchase).
Gaspari MyoFusion - middle of the road and my fave out of all of them.
Pretty much the same in terms of macros and content, and taste good too. I've always found BSN products to be a bit over priced, when compared to the 3 I listed above.
You could also get IsoPure and make your own MRPs. 1 scoop whey + 1 spoon peanut butter/almond butter and blend. Tends to taste better with chocolate.
Another recipe I like a lot for a make your own MRP:
Surprised this thread hasn't picked up a lot more with 3 months until basically the beginning of Summer.
I'm currently starting a diet, workout to lose about 10 pounds in 3 months. 300 calories below maintenance and a mile and a half every other day after my workout. 40 minutes of stationary bike other days.
In January I started lifting again. It wasn't really a New Years resolution but I guess it kinda looks that way. I'm about 6 weeks in and things are going well. Just a simple program where you squat, bench, and row on one of the days (workout A), squat, deadlift, and overhead press the other day (workout B). Three days a week, do ABA one week, BAB the next, so on and so forth.
I have gained about 5 lbs but my waist is smaller. I will probably keep bulking until sometime in March, then I'll try to cut down to 220ish lbs. by summer.
Trying to get cut for SB. Started eating healthy again a couple weeks ago, was down to 193 this weekend. Was probably ~200 when I started. So not bad in a week of work, only eating healthy and running a bit.
Going to try to get down to 185-187 for SB and then bulk up to like 210 by the end of the summer.
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Wow 360 on bench is impressive especially with all that cardio. Are your other lifts up there as well?
My leg press is very good, but it's been a while since I've done that. My upper body strength is very impressive, but my squats and stuff leave a bit to be desired considering the numbers on my upper body.
It's a tricep thing, it's basically the same thing as close grip but it's more natural (for me anyone) because your wrists are bending at odd angles. It might be worth a try to see if you're more comfortable with it.
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I started back up at the gym after not going for a few months, this time focusing more on cardio, and I'm pretty happy with how I'm doing so far. I started last Monday, and decided I'd spend an hour on the treadmill before I do the rest of my workout. Considering my size, 5'8 and 212, I was very happy when I first tried it out and went 3.5 miles over an hour, since then I've worked it up to 4.3, alternating between walking/jogging/running. I've lost 5 pounds since I started a week ago and by Thursday last week, I felt a difference in how I was able to handle the cardio, and I've steadily been increasing my speeds on my jog and run, as well as doing them longer. I honestly wasn't expecting to improve this much, even though it was early on, but I'm hoping by the end of next week I'll be able to hammer out 5 miles in an hour, since I know my improvement will slow down. The only thing that sucks is I got a **** ton of blisters on my feet, despite wearing two pairs of socks. I actually got a blister under a blister the end of last week, but this week I haven't had any problems with blisters, and think my feet are getting used to it. Lately I've been spending almost two hours a day at the gym, which is more than I used to, and the running I'm doing is really what's working best in helping me feel so much better. I am to the point where I think I'll actually have easily visible abs by May, (Not that any of you care, except for maybe APS or Yoda) as well as more toned arms and legs already, so I'm thinking if I keep up with this type of plan (as well as me already eating health-ier and drinking less soda/booze :() I should be in the best shape I've been in a long time, and maybe ever.
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wearing 2 pairs of socks makes it tighter, but wearing one gives you less protection. I say **** it and run barefoot.
Good job though.
I would, but I doubt the gym would want that. Its supposed to be better for your posture and pretty much everything. Shoes just **** **** up, from what I've heard. I've heard those shoes that are shaped around your feet are supposed to be the best thing outside of running barefoot, but I don't have the extra money to spend on them, even if I were in the mood to look like a tool.
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