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    best/safest supplements to take?

    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?
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    Whey and creatine.

    But those wont get you a huge deadlift, squat, and bench. They only supplement a good diet and routine.
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    so taking supplements wont really do anything for me? what is the point of supplements?
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    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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by biggiesmalls16 View Post
    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.

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    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
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    Creatine monohydrate, a multivitamin and some kind of whey protein.

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    Quote Originally Posted by biggiesmalls16 View Post
    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?

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    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
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    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?
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    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?
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    Nah, I meant your gym lifts.
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    Bench...- 303..........................Bench....- 300....Paused in meet - 281
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    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
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    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.
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    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.
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    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.
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    ill try totaling my cal totals and stuff and get it posted up
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    Quote Originally Posted by biggiesmalls16 View Post
    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.
    Remember, to get big, you have to get strong. The two are interconnected. Lift heavy, work hard, and size will come. Like night follows day. It works. Arnold
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    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
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