Whats your stack?

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    Jun 26, 2010 5:10 PM GMT
    I am in no ways an expert - at least not like the guys I see as I read through bodybuilding.com forums. Their comments make my head spin sometimes (all the time).

    So, this is my current supplement regime. Tips, recommendations, hate?

    Share yours?

    Protein
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    http://www.bodybuilding.com/store/mhp/mass.html

    I like this one cause its cheap at popeye's and its got a pretty good ingredient ratio. 11g fat, 58g carbs, 46g protein (in water....of course using milk instead).

    Pre-Workout
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    http://www.bodybuilding.com/store/bsn/xplode.html

    Love the pumps on this. I used to use SuperPump250 but decided I should shake things up a bit. I figure ill cycle off this once I finish the jug for a couple weeks and then jump back on. Great workouts all around

    During Workout
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    http://www.bodybuilding.com/store/gn/sizeon-maximum-performance.html

    I havent actually started this one yet. I ran out of money this month, haha. But id really like to start on this as soon as my creatine (purple K, see below) is used up.

    Vitamin / Other Supp
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    http://www.bodybuilding.com/store/fus/purple.html

    I love Purple K. I used to think creatine in pill form was a joke. I really love this stuff though, and it seems to work (as is the general consensus as well). Whats best, is its not mono so it doesnt leave you feeling bloated and...generally disgusting.

    micronized_glutamine_130_black.jpeg
    http://www.bodybuilding.com/store/all/glut.html

    I ride my bike ALOT. And since I do not gain weight easily, I need to retain all the muscle I work so hard for. Thanks glutamine and your amino acid friends icon_smile.gif

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    http://www.bodybuilding.com/store/opt/zma.html

    This is only for nights where I REALLY need to make sure I get a great sleep. This makes for an amazing nights rest, and I find my dreams are usually pretty wild, too. I think mine (a diff brand) has some tribulus in it, which I dont need, but could possibly explain the intense dreams? icon_redface.gif

    Insert generic multivitamin
    I really should invest in a good multivitamin. I always hear multivitamins are useless if you're popping centrums or regular $10 pharmacy bottles. Thats all I have though, so so be it. haha


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    Jun 26, 2010 9:24 PM GMT
    I swore off supplements for a while. I used to do Muscle Milk and few other protein powders, and made excellent gains with them. But then again, my body responds very quickly to exercise in general, whether bulking or cutting. I had to lay off the extras because progress was being done too fast for my skin to catch up (started to notice some mild sag and stretch marks).
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    Jun 26, 2010 10:24 PM GMT
    I find that ZMA really helps me sleep better. But I don't buy it anymore. Trying to cut back on spending. Same with Optimum Nutrition Oats & Whey.. I only buy it when I have extra cash.

    Labrada MRP powder. (or Optimum Nutrition when I can find it)
    Optimum Nutrition Glaico Maize (mix it with Powerade for pre-run drink)
    Labrada Super Charge
    Vitamin C, Calcium, potassium, caffeine pills.
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    Jun 26, 2010 10:49 PM GMT
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    Also on a generic multi-vit and some EPA fish oil.

    was on NO-xplode but giving it a rest for a while, effects were wearing off, want to try the size-on but It's $65 at the cheapest here and don't have the cash right now
  • ThePsychonaut

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    Jun 27, 2010 2:56 AM GMT
    Wow, I have enough trouble remembering to take my protein and a multivit a day, although maybe that why I am having so much trouble bulking, also compounded with a cycling addiction :p
  • EricLA

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    Jun 27, 2010 2:59 AM GMT
    I don't use any supplements, though I do consider it from time-to-time.
  • UFJocknerd

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    Jun 27, 2010 3:18 AM GMT
    This is my stack
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    I don't even drink protein shakes any more.

    So, protein is decent enough if you're truly using it as a supplement and not doing something ridiculous like downing 5 of the things a day. Creatine also has good research on its efficacy. As for NO2, ZMA, nearly all research says they do nothing for you other than help you cut by lightening your wallet. I'm not sure where your vitamin info comes from either; everything I've read says that the once-a-day cheapies are just fine and that there's no reason to shell out money for 8000% the daily required intake of riboflavin.

    This "stack" and "cycle" stuff always seemed weird to me; seemed to be borrowing terminology from anabolic steroid use for advertising purposes.
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    Jun 27, 2010 3:18 AM GMT
    Supplements are SO expensive! i wonder what bodybuilders did back in the days when there weren't any? All they did was eat right and work out.
    For now i'm on NOExplode. That's it. I'll add the protein powder and Test pills when i get extra cash.
  • mybud

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    Jun 27, 2010 3:33 AM GMT
    Wont take a picture but I'll describe......medium brown mushy log about 10 inches long.....looks like bits of nuts and corn lodged in it......strange question....BUD
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    Jun 27, 2010 3:40 AM GMT
    The last stack I used consisted of EAS whey protein, body tech creatine, body tech. ZMA and body tech Tribulus. Pretty good results.
  • calibro

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    Jun 27, 2010 3:45 AM GMT
    i used to be on about 2 dozen, but i've cut down to whey, tvp, flax seed oil, and a multi vitamin
  • MikemikeMike

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    Jun 28, 2010 2:35 PM GMT
    Eat real food- don't waste your money on this crap!!!icon_idea.gificon_idea.gificon_idea.gif
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    Jun 28, 2010 2:37 PM GMT
    UFJocknerd saidThis is my stack
    healthyrecipes_turkey.jpg

    I don't even drink protein shakes any more.

    So, protein is decent enough if you're truly using it as a supplement and not doing something ridiculous like downing 5 of the things a day. Creatine also has good research on its efficacy. As for NO2, ZMA, nearly all research says they do nothing for you other than help you cut by lightening your wallet. I'm not sure where your vitamin info comes from either; everything I've read says that the once-a-day cheapies are just fine and that there's no reason to shell out money for 8000% the daily required intake of riboflavin.

    This "stack" and "cycle" stuff always seemed weird to me; seemed to be borrowing terminology from anabolic steroid use for advertising purposes.


    that sandwich looks really good. whats the gooey red stuff on it?
  • CuriousJockAZ

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    Jun 28, 2010 2:51 PM GMT
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    Jun 29, 2010 5:53 AM GMT
    Voice22 said
    UFJocknerd saidThis is my stack
    healthyrecipes_turkey.jpg

    I don't even drink protein shakes any more.

    So, protein is decent enough if you're truly using it as a supplement and not doing something ridiculous like downing 5 of the things a day. Creatine also has good research on its efficacy. As for NO2, ZMA, nearly all research says they do nothing for you other than help you cut by lightening your wallet. I'm not sure where your vitamin info comes from either; everything I've read says that the once-a-day cheapies are just fine and that there's no reason to shell out money for 8000% the daily required intake of riboflavin.

    This "stack" and "cycle" stuff always seemed weird to me; seemed to be borrowing terminology from anabolic steroid use for advertising purposes.


    that sandwich looks really good. whats the gooey red stuff on it?


    Cranberry sauce?

    Right now I'm just on some whey and glutamine. Been considering trying arginine next time I'm using creatine.
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    Aug 20, 2010 9:24 AM GMT
    Currently on

    Weight Gainer
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    Muscle Juice 2544

    http://www.bodybuilding.com/store/un/mj.html

    Purely to supplement my Cals so I overload my metabolism, most of my nutrients come from natural foods.

    Pre-Workout
    N.O Xplode

    I have a bottle remaining from last year just trying to get rid of it

    Other
    Creatine
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    http://www.bodybuilding.com/store/hp/creatine.html

    I havent taken this in ages, Just started taking this again 2 days ago, Good ol' creatine mono was always done wonders for me :icon_smile.gif

    Vitamins
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    http://www.bodybuilding.com/store/sport/multiv.html

    cheap as hell and comparable to top brands plus customs canada is a bitch after they imposed new regulations on the leading vitamins.

    Future Products:

    I have a few new type of products being shipped thanks to really nice contacts of mine, i should be getting them in the mail anytime soon if not today. I hope to get testers and "gifts" directly from suppliers soon by being involved with bb.com's community




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    Aug 20, 2010 9:42 AM GMT
    I wouldn't call it a stack but in terms of supplements, I use an all-in-one formula from MyProtein called Hurricane XS, which is a cheaper alternative to Maximuscle's Cyclone. It's got protein, creatine, HMB and glutamine in it, so I don't need separates.

    I also have protein bars from MyProtein to munch if I need a snack.

    I do have ZMA and Tribulus capsules, but I always forget about them so never take them regularly! I should see if there's any difference when I start taking them regularly.

    I agree with people saying that whole food is better than supps, but sometimes you just can't face eating and IMO supps are a convenient alternative.