View Full Version : Hello everyone I'm new here and just have a few questions
05-30-2002, 05:53 PM
Hello everybody imma beginner at weight lifting I started lifting at school about 3 months ago and stopped because not alot of people were coming anymore. I'm going to start back lifting soon at the gym one of my problems is that I'm broke and living at home (I'm only 17) and can't afford alot of supplements and 7 meals a day. Do I still have the potential to still gain muscle because I eat all the time I'm 6'1 190lbs I did see some improvements on my strength when I lifted and some bulkness. I did try to get alot of protein bars and as much protein as I could but will it be enough.
05-30-2002, 08:11 PM
Dude, I don't buy supplements either...don't worry, I don't think they're an absolute necessity in bodybuilding. What do you eat? I guess if you don't eat 6 meals a day then at least have what you eat in your 3 meals be healthy and balanced and don't eat a lot of snacks and candy and ****, if at all, in between meals.
If you want a really cheap way to get lots of protein, but tuna...it's simply the best way to go and I'd eat a lot more of it if I enjoyed fish, lol.
If you can't get supps, don't sweat it. As Willy said try to eat lots of whole foods and get plenty of good protien into you. With a good diet and solid workouts you will see progress. Good luck!
05-30-2002, 08:26 PM
Welcome, Diesel! I think you'll enjoy this forum a lot. Good knowledgeable folks here.
I don't think you need a lot of supplements. Most are "nice to have" not "need to have". But you gotta eat to grow muscle and actually plain old protein powder (not the kinds with lots of fancy stuff added) is actually pretty economical. I have an old tub of Challenge Soy protein I bought at GNC a while back that is $36. That sounds like a lot compared to a can of tuna, but with 64 servings in it of 24 Grams of protein, that comes to about 56 cents a serving, a little over 2 cents a gram. 6 oz of tuna is about 36 grams of protein, and on sale it's likely about the same price per gram of protein.
Problem is, you can't buy a tub of protein powder in 55-cent doses, but on a daily basis it's no more expensive than cheap food protein, I think. You should also probably take a good multivitamin, but the stuff they sell at Costco is likely as good as the premium brands. You know Costco isn't in the vitamin making business and their brand is made by some big vitamin outfit somewhere that knows what they're doing.
05-30-2002, 08:26 PM
this is from the brotherhood of Iron web site, its got a section on supplements which makes sence and is kinda funny too
05-30-2002, 08:32 PM
Captain Piddles, superior post, sir. I very much enjoyed that and it's good poop, too!
05-30-2002, 09:43 PM
i think the only supplement you should have is VITAMINS...
as you might know, vitamins AKA anti-oxidants help your body recuperate from strenuous exercise. don't ask me how, i just gathered in the past from people and web-sites that it does.
i'm not sure what is the best multi-vitamin to take, but i take GNC's MegaMen multi. It's got a buttload of vitamins which i have no idea what they do, and about 100 (some have 50% more free) pills. you take two a day. sure, they're kinda large and make you burp stuff that smells like burnt toast, but i do believe they work comparing my recovery times with and without using them.
hope it helps :D
05-31-2002, 01:59 PM
Thanks alot for the info.
05-31-2002, 09:29 PM
no problem... that's what we're here for... asking questions and answering them
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