Protein Powder vs. Mass Builder - HELP!!

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    Sep 20, 2010 8:28 AM GMT
    So I recently bought a months supply of Nitro-Peak protein powder which is very high quality protein supplement. I used it up in the previous 30 days had good results from taking it, good muscle retention from 18g BCAAs and Glutamine mixed in the powder.

    I figured if i had good results from the protein powder, why not try out the mass builder. SO, i finished the protein powder and recently invested in Mass-Peak by the same brand as Nitro-Peak. Mass-Peak is obviously a mass builder and as such I expect it to help me gain lean muscle mass.

    Now my question is, as ive heard countless times, that protein powder is sufficient enough to a body builder as far as muscle builder is concerned. The necessity of a mass builder is pointless if youre diet is on point.

    So now, is protein powder is efficient enough to muscle build alone, or will mass builder help or jsut a waste of money??
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    Sep 20, 2010 3:24 PM GMT
    Unless you are training like a body builder and eating like one it will help you. A trainer/body builder friend of mine here in town told me that if unless i am working out as he is twice a day and eating about 6 to 8 times a day it will work or else i will be spending my money away
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    Sep 20, 2010 3:28 PM GMT
    Eat. Eat solid food. Avoid fried food, salt, sugar, and fat.

    You can spend money on supps, but, what you need is FOOD. Carbs. As diminutive as you are, you need CALORIES / FOOD. EAT.

    Carbs, protein, and a bit of fat at every meal. 6 times a day. If you want more calories use a weight gainer.

    Spending money on protein powder and not eating carbs, or calorie dense food, is a plan for failure. EAT.
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    Sep 20, 2010 8:42 PM GMT
    Waste of money. Even protein powder isn't really a good substitute for solid protein rich foods like meat, fish, chicken, etc. The protein powder tends to flush out of your system before your body can absorb it. I always combine the powdered drinks with a solid protein meal to help absorption.

    If you want to really cut up, and I did this, I went on a liquid protein diet and weight dripped off me until I reached 4% bodyf at, then I stopped and transitioned to a combination of fish, chicken, lean cuts of meat and protein powder supplementation to stay at that body fat level and increase my muscle mass.

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    Sep 21, 2010 2:07 AM GMT
    well i dont substitute any protein shakes for meals, i get my 3 meals and 3 shakes. Meals consisting of large quantities of protein and carbs. Shakes just help to keep my protein intake up.

    And what do you mean the powder flushes out my system??