Monster Mass protein shakes

  • jonwaltglat

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    Aug 16, 2010 7:05 AM GMT
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    Alright. So I've been weight training for a week now and after every workout I drink a Monster Mass protein shake. In the past week, I definitely can already start seeing some growth and some bigger muscle definition, but I am a bit afraid that the Monster Mass will make me fat rather than bigger in muscle mass. I am someone who has a high metabolism and a small appetite. When should I lay off the Monster Mass? Should I instead be having half-portions?

    Any advice on how I should coordinate it into my diet would be fantastic.
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    Aug 16, 2010 12:45 PM GMT
    jonwaltglat saidAlright. So I've been weight training for a week now and after every workout I drink a Monster Mass protein shake. ...

    Any advice on how I should coordinate it into my diet would be fantastic.
    Wait two or three months and let your body build up naturally first. A supplement is just that...a supplement...not a substitute.

    Rushing fitness is just as unhealthy as not being involved in fitness to begin with. icon_wink.gif
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    Aug 16, 2010 12:49 PM GMT
    paulflexes said
    jonwaltglat saidAlright. So I've been weight training for a week now and after every workout I drink a Monster Mass protein shake. ...

    Any advice on how I should coordinate it into my diet would be fantastic.
    Wait two or three months and let your body build up naturally first. A supplement is just that...a supplement...not a substitute.

    Rushing fitness is just as unhealthy as not being involved in fitness to begin with. icon_wink.gif


    I kinda disagree Paul, only for the reason that some guys are of the "hard-gainer" body type and need to supplement their diets or eat endless amounts of food.

    I'm not of that body type but I work with smaller built dudes who complain of not being able to build muscle fibers as fast as myself. My heart goes out to them as they do have research more choices in order for them to reach their fitness goals.

    My advice to you, jonwaltglat, keep looking and asking questions bro, I hope you find something that works for you.
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    Aug 16, 2010 1:17 PM GMT
    Ricovelas saidI kinda disagree Paul, only for the reason that some guys are of the "hard-gainer" body type and need to supplement their diets or eat endless amounts of food.
    I understand where you're coming from. I wasn't telling him not use use it. I'm just suggesting that since he just started working out, it would benefit him more to let his body get used to the new workload before introducing something that's designed to help increase that workload. It's entirely possible to push yourself too hard and cause injuries if you lift too heavy too soon.

    If he's hell-bent on using it, then a smaller dose (1/2?) might be beneficial. Trial and error is really the best way to figure out what's best.

    PS. I still use only half-doses of protein, but only because anything more than that just makes me feel bloated and fart a lot. icon_lol.gif
  • jonwaltglat

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    Aug 17, 2010 3:08 PM GMT
    Hey guys! Thanks for the advice! And yes, I am using it as a supplement because I am unable to put on mass alone. I hopped into GNC yesterday and talked to a guy there and he directed me to a different brand that has creatine in the mix as well. He told me to take two scoops of protein in the morning every day, two scoops after my work out, two scoops of creatine before my workout, and then I purchased a vitamin that will help with cushion support and muscle recovery that I should take every day. I'm happy with the purchases I made and I'm already seeing results after the first week! Getting excited! icon_biggrin.gif
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    Aug 17, 2010 3:20 PM GMT
    jonwaltglat saidHey guys! Thanks for the advice! And yes, I am using it as a supplement because I am unable to put on mass alone. I hopped into GNC yesterday and talked to a guy there and he directed me to a different brand that has creatine in the mix as well. He told me to take two scoops of protein in the morning every day, two scoops after my work out, two scoops of creatine before my workout, and then I purchased a vitamin that will help with cushion support and muscle recovery that I should take every day. I'm happy with the purchases I made and I'm already seeing results after the first week! Getting excited! icon_biggrin.gif
    Awesome! Can't wait to see your first batch of progress pics! icon_biggrin.gif
  • neosyllogy

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    Aug 17, 2010 3:25 PM GMT
    I used to use Monster Mass.
    It's great stuff on the face of it. I buy mine from dpsnutrition.com (great online site, with really great prices ... no I am not affiliated with them, just makes eating cheaper for me =)..

    Monster Mass shouldn't make you fat anymore than any other reasonable source of protein and slow-burning carbs.

    However, I personally stopped using cytosport products after it came out that they (and EAS) have rather high levels of heavy metals.
    Personally I'm sticking to products from Optimum Nutrition and Six Star.

    It's not like cytosport is gonna kill you (anymore than salmon or tuna would), but I didn't feel the need to push my heavy metal limits. [I take in a lot of calories via shake -- it's cheaper and more convenient than most other methods.]
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    Aug 17, 2010 6:06 PM GMT
    neosyllogy saidSix Star.

    I was low on cash and bought Six Star. Never again. It is by far the worst tasting product I have ever tasted. I couldn't even finish it after two shakes. I threw the rest away and wasted my money.