PDA

View Full Version : best/safest supplements to take?



biggiesmalls16
06-29-2007, 09:03 PM
what is the best supplement and safest/least harmful supplement for maximum gain in bench, squat and deadlift? how much is it? is there one proven supplement to take that is the best? where can i buy it? are there any disadvantages to taking them?
Mike

ddegroff
06-29-2007, 09:38 PM
Whey and creatine.

But those wont get you a huge deadlift, squat, and bench. They only supplement a good diet and routine.

Unholy
06-30-2007, 05:41 AM
food

biggiesmalls16
06-30-2007, 06:27 AM
so taking supplements wont really do anything for me? what is the point of supplements?

Unholy
06-30-2007, 07:10 AM
To supplement stuff you don't get enough of in your diet.

Learn how to eat lots of food, train hard, then worry about supplements. Protein, Creatine, multivitamin, fish oil. Thats what I use.

bjohnso
06-30-2007, 10:28 AM
so taking supplements wont really do anything for me? what is the point of supplements?

They won't do anything for you if your diet and routine suck. If used correctly, they can be very helpful.

biggiesmalls16
06-30-2007, 08:19 PM
my routine is pretty dam good and i eat plenty trust me. which supplements should i buy that is the best bang for the buck? also, i dont want something that tastes like **** so keep that in mind lol

bjohnso
06-30-2007, 10:11 PM
Creatine monohydrate, a multivitamin and some kind of whey protein.

Mr. D
06-30-2007, 10:14 PM
my routine is pretty dam good and i eat plenty trust me. which supplements should i buy that is the best bang for the buck? also, i dont want something that tastes like **** so keep that in mind lol

What is pretty damn good? What are your macros and total calorie consumption?

What is your routine?

Thanks.

biggiesmalls16
07-01-2007, 02:31 PM
i dont know my macros and total calorie consumption...my ruitine is made by my lifting coach, who is a big lifter. he benches like 400, and squats like 500 or something crazy. he definetly knows what hes doin

Adam
07-01-2007, 02:58 PM
Utilize your natural testosterone levels;)

Seriously though, don't worry about supplements right now. Just put all of your effort into training hard at the gym.

How is your strength right now?

biggiesmalls16
07-01-2007, 07:23 PM
like every day strength? walking, running, doing work outside? like that? fine. i play soccer 3x a week and run quite often. is that what youre asking?

Adam
07-01-2007, 08:38 PM
Nah, I meant your gym lifts.

biggiesmalls16
07-02-2007, 08:51 PM
strength is good. i finish all my sets. just finished up bench today.
5x5. started with 135x5 done easy. did 140x5 did easy 145x5 did but not so easy. did 150x5, same thing. moved up for my last set to 155 and it was hard but i got all 5 reps done. my other lifts were a little lower than normal because i worked hard on my bench

Gunshow
07-02-2007, 09:37 PM
if you dont have a clue on your macros or your calories i can almost gauruntee you don't eat enough. Every skinnier guy i know that doesn't count his calories, thinks he eats atleast 5000 cals a day, but really doesn't come close to it. If i were you i'd track your calories for a week, then add a bunch of cals. Make sure you eat 1-2 g protein per lb of LBM, and you should do alot better.

Al3X
07-03-2007, 07:08 AM
If you want to spend your money on anything to achieve a placebo effect consider:

why protein, creatine, multi-vitamin, and fish oil.

Although you could get the same effect, and spend less money on quality foods.

bill
07-03-2007, 07:34 AM
Atlarge products are great, my diet is ..let's say not good lol
Atlarge stuff brings the quality up quite a bit. Of course diet is #1 as is training and recuperation. People are giving you good advice, dissing the supplements a little because newbies think you depend on them to meet your goals.
Supplements help me in a few ways. Quick meals takes only a min to do a shake, post workout same thing. I would miss meals that I need if not for the shakes. If your good at planning and prepping all of your meals good for you. I work 40 + and have wife 3 kids. Plus the shakes are cheaper than meals.

If your goals are to add muscle you may want to cut back on some of the cardio activity. If you can't I would suggest you definetly add supplement to a healthy diet and proper training regimen.

biggiesmalls16
07-03-2007, 07:45 AM
ill try totaling my cal totals and stuff and get it posted up

bill
07-03-2007, 07:58 AM
ill try totaling my cal totals and stuff and get it posted up

If your not against gaining wt your goals should be fairly easy to hit.

biggiesmalls16
07-03-2007, 05:20 PM
well i dont want to gain fat, thats all. im 5'5 and 146 pounds which is a little big for my size, i think the doctor said average for my size is about 130, if i get to like 170 and gain 2 inches id be ok...or like 160 and gain an inch