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Questor
10-12-2006, 10:05 PM
Are any of these worth the money? I am a poor man and content to stick with tuna and pumping iron - but if these guys are gems on the shelf I may for a time try them out.

Mr. D
10-12-2006, 10:19 PM
Supplements are well supplements. Get your diet in order and you will see results.

There are no magic pills, well unless you get gear, but even then you still need to control your diet.

Most people on here will recommend 2 things to you: Nitrean and Creatine Monohydrate.

ddegroff
10-13-2006, 10:40 AM
Nitrean and Creatine Monohydrate.

yup.

Isaac Wilkins
10-13-2006, 10:58 AM
Well, what are your goals and what is your current diet like? You may not even really need Nitrean or creatine monohydrate, although they're both good, solid supplements.

Look at supplements as exactly that: Supplements. If your diet, training, and recovery are not in order then the supplements aren't going to do it for you. All they can do is push you a little further once everything else is lined up.

While I'm all in favor of supplementation, too many people blindly recommend some sort of supplement without getting to the root of the issue.

Mr. D
10-13-2006, 11:53 AM
I think i stated that, but OP list your diet and your macros here.

Isaac Wilkins
10-13-2006, 12:02 PM
You did, I was merely adding on.

Eszekial
10-13-2006, 12:42 PM
Fish Oil Fish Oil Fish Oil Fish Oil Fish Oil Fish Oil Fish Oil Fish Oil Fish Oil Fish Oil Fish Oil Fish Oil

Buzzsaw
10-13-2006, 07:09 PM
Fish Oil Fish Oil Fish Oil Fish Oil Fish Oil Fish Oil Fish Oil Fish Oil Fish Oil Fish Oil Fish Oil Fish Oil

Eszekial - How many are you taking a day? Just wondering because I've been taking 3 in the AM and 3 more in the PM. Thanks.

Built
10-13-2006, 07:17 PM
Buzzsaw, read issue 1 of Get Built (http://www.wannabebig.com/article.php?articleid=272)- I did a writeup on fish oil in there.

Buzzsaw
10-13-2006, 08:05 PM
Buzzsaw, read issue 1 of Get Built (http://www.wannabebig.com/article.php?articleid=272)- I did a writeup on fish oil in there.

Thanks!!!!! Also want to say thanks for all the informative posts and articles - I don't post much, but in the 9-10 months I've been here I've made amazing gains. 25 lbs of LBM this year and counting :) And you're not bad on the eyes either.

PGreezy
10-13-2006, 09:59 PM
I read that article by built. You take 10 fish oil capsules a day?

Stumprrp
10-13-2006, 10:12 PM
if you have a solid high calorie diet you do not need 1 thing with the exception of protien powder because its hard to get the protien from food especially if your low on cash, like i just told my friend, use milk, powder, and oatmeal as a base since there cheap and add in the others around the day (fish, meat, fruits, vegys)

this is just my opinion, i bulked this summer successfully putting on about 10 lbs of muscle in 2-3 months with some fat gain, and my diet was far from strict just alot alot alot of good food (and bad)

Built
10-14-2006, 01:00 PM
Buzzsaw, that's awesome! And thank you!

PGreezy - yep, I take 10 capsules a day of fish oil.

Stump - I don't know how you all have so much trouble getting in the protein. I have to hold myself back from eating more than 200g of the stuff a day, and that's without shakes!

Stumprrp
10-14-2006, 01:30 PM
built, im saying on a cut, on bulk i can get like 400 grams from food lol, also he said hes low on cash and powder is pretty cheap.

Built
10-14-2006, 04:26 PM
Powder is indeed cheap.

Stump, why do you have more trouble getting in protein on a cut than on a bulk?

Stumprrp
10-14-2006, 11:26 PM
you know im running pretty low calories so to get all the protien from real food the cals might be a bit high, im getting about 30% of my protien from powder the rest from food.

Built
10-14-2006, 11:31 PM
I never have that problem. Curious.

Today I had 1700 calories, 155g of which were protein - 13 ounces of sirloin, 5 ounces of chicken breast, and three eggs.

sCaRz*Of*PaiN
10-15-2006, 05:00 AM
13 ounces of sirloin, 5 ounces of chicken breast, and three eggs.That really isn't even much food. It isn't hard to meet protein requirements even on restricted calories. Ya just have to know what to eat.

Stumprrp
10-15-2006, 08:59 AM
i have about 275-300 grams per day, usually comes from 3-5 eggs, tuna, and meat at dinner, i sometimes dont have the right foods to eat for dinner (macaroni, eggplant)