Muscle Milk????

  • ChicoUrbano

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    May 14, 2011 12:54 AM GMT
    What do you guys think about Muscle Milk for muscle building?

    I am skinny and I do go to the gym but I can't build a lot. I suppose it is because I'm not using any supplements besides my one-a-day vitamin lol

    So, do you guys think that Muscle Milk would help me?
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    May 14, 2011 7:08 AM GMT
    I'm in before the big guys come in and tell you to eat eat eat. There are much better products out there that don't have the long list of un-needed and unflattering ingredients contained in muscle milk. It also comes at quite a premium for the amount of available protein. I suggest getting a hold of a tub of Optimum nutrition gold standard whey and a tub of cassein to supplement your "real" food diet in order to hit your daily protein needs. It's much cheaper than muscle milk products and can be mixed with much better ingredients like oatmeal, peanut butter and flax which are like ambrosia to a developing body.

    Best of luck to you. It's hard to put it on when your skinny. I've been there and still struggle to put on weight. icon_smile.gif
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    May 14, 2011 7:32 AM GMT
    its good stuf but lean muscle mass and helps you cut up too ,if your looking to gain size , a you need protien with more carbs .
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    May 14, 2011 7:35 AM GMT
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    Good, but leaves a horrible after taste in your mouth. ugh!!!
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    May 14, 2011 11:57 AM GMT
    I love Muscle Milk, I have 4 tubs at home open right now...Cookies N Creme, Orange Creme, Cake Batter, and Chocolate Caramel Pecan. To me this is the best tasting protein out there
  • captproton

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    May 14, 2011 11:57 AM GMT
    Your post doesn't offer much information about your training or diet. And your profile says you're well over six feet. So, you have a lot of work ahead of you if you want to fill out your frame with lean muscle.

    Gaining weight isn't hard, but gaining *muscle weight is. There are plenty of guys on here who are personal trainers and can give you solid advice. But here are a few tips of mine.

    Eat lots of quality foods, with a balance of protein, fat and carbs. Six smaller meals will give your muscles the nutrition they need to grow.

    Structure your workouts so you don't overdo it. Mix it up a little. If you do the same routine every time you go to the gym for years on end, you will make little progress. I'm sure you've seen guys at your gym who never seem to make any gains. Your body will always seek stasis. That means, when you break down muscle tissue by lifting, your body will flood itself with chemicals to undo the damage. Stay with the tearing down, and, little by little, your muscles will grow. But change your approach every 6-8 weeks.

    The reason pro bodybuilders get so big is that they use steroids to chemically inhibit the body's natural tendency to keep muscles from getting too big. Regular guys, those not using steroids, have to rely on training smart, letting your body rest between workouts and getting plenty of sleep.

    Try scheduling workouts so that you hit each bodypart just once a week. Too many younger guys think if one arm workout is good, three are better. No. And if you're doing a lot of running, stop. Also, new research suggests you do any cardio exercise after your workout and not before.

    Get yourself a blender and make your own protein shakes. Overall, it's cheaper. Add a couple to your daily diet, but slowly at first. Intestinal upset can occur if you start eating a great deal of food all at once.

    Drink plenty of water. And, no, a daily vitamin does not count as supplementation.

    Finally, in bodybuilding, patience is a virtue. If you're serious about getting bigger muscles, be prepared to spend a couple of years working out. Your height is a disadvantage. It will take you longer to fill out your frame than a shorter guy. The good news is, any gains on you will likely be more apparent.


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    May 14, 2011 3:45 PM GMT
    I buy them by the dozens at Costco. But I only consume one after workout, and keep a spare one in my backpack in case the 3 hours mark is up and I haven't eaten anything yet. Muscle milk should not be the bulk of your diet. You need to eat real food if you wanna gain muscle. Try 4 eggs and steaks in the morning, beef stew in the afternoon, something like that.

    I even have a muscle milk hat. A red one. It was a gift from them. Now I can cross thru the woods and hopefully a hot muscular wolfy guy will find me.
  • ChicoUrbano

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    May 14, 2011 7:58 PM GMT
    cityaznguy saidI even have a muscle milk hat. A red one. It was a gift from them. Now I can cross thru the woods and hopefully a hot muscular wolfy guy will find me.


    hahaha I hope I get one of those hats too!
  • ChicoUrbano

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    May 14, 2011 8:02 PM GMT
    captproton saidFinally, in bodybuilding, patience is a virtue. If you're serious about getting bigger muscles, be prepared to spend a couple of years working out. Your height is a disadvantage. It will take you longer to fill out your frame than a shorter guy. The good news is, any gains on you will likely be more apparent.




    Thanks for the info icon_wink.gif and yes I'm really tall and skinny. I don't wanna get really big muscles, but I wanna look athletic.
  • ChicoUrbano

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    May 14, 2011 8:04 PM GMT
    Ravco saidI'm in before the big guys come in and tell you to eat eat eat. There are much better products out there that don't have the long list of un-needed and unflattering ingredients contained in muscle milk. It also comes at quite a premium for the amount of available protein. I suggest getting a hold of a tub of Optimum nutrition gold standard whey and a tub of cassein to supplement your "real" food diet in order to hit your daily protein needs. It's much cheaper than muscle milk products and can be mixed with much better ingredients like oatmeal, peanut butter and flax which are like ambrosia to a developing body.

    Best of luck to you. It's hard to put it on when your skinny. I've been there and still struggle to put on weight. icon_smile.gif


    Thanks I'm gonna look for those products in the store icon_biggrin.gif
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    May 14, 2011 8:17 PM GMT
    and if that doesn't work, I have some muscle milk for ya...
  • jtcrew65

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    May 14, 2011 8:27 PM GMT
    Muscle milk is great, but both muscle milk and muscle milk light have a decent amount of calories from fat and carbs, so I switched to things that were more pure protein this past year.

    My ex had the same problem. He was 6'4" and 170 2 years ago, but now he's almost 210. It just takes dedication, alot of food, and discipline. Fortunately for him, he gained muscle without having much trouble with gaining alot of fat (no matter what i fed him), whereas that's not true for most of us.
  • Peteyboy583

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    May 14, 2011 8:35 PM GMT
    I'm over 6' tall and have similar issues. I've been training hard and it has worked out pretty nicely, just need to be committed and have a good solid diet. I also use optimum nutrition supplements.

    Here is the "stack" I use, it should be just what you need to get started.

    http://www.bodybuilding.com/store/opt/performancestack.html
  • ChicoUrbano

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    May 14, 2011 8:38 PM GMT
    Caliboyswag saidand if that doesn't work, I have some muscle milk for ya...


    wow, anytime babe icon_smile.gif
  • BruceBell

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    Jul 26, 2012 8:51 AM GMT
    It is recommended to realize that muscle milk is valuable if consumed when being on a weight loss diet and a really serious exercise program. It is really not a fat loss product like many people believe. That being said, here are a few complications that you could be susceptible to after ingesting muscle milk in large doses:



    Typical adverse reactions which are believed to impact individuals are nausea or vomiting, intestinal pain and also looseness of the bowels. That is because of vitamin overdose in the human body, caused as a consequence of an excessive amount of vitamins A and D. Because they are fat soluble vitamins, they can't get away from the human body quickly, and might consequently increase the risk for the previously mentioned negative effects. Simply how much is way too much vitamin might be calculated depending on the body type, sexual category, fat burning capacity, as well as your existing amounts of vitamins D and A.

    Taken From - thevitaminmag.com

    Putting on weight is yet another side-effect that may be encountered once muscle milk protein is ingested in too much. People consider that by drinking muscle milk they can lose fat. It must be acknowledged that muscle milk supplies the body system with supplemental fats and healthy proteins which are most likely to be burnt up whilst doing exercise.
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    Jul 27, 2012 5:09 AM GMT
    I drink muscle milk sometimes. It's very low on carbs( at least some flavored)
  • RossCorys

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    Jul 29, 2012 3:42 PM GMT
    Certain specialists declare that since muscle milk includes hunger-suppressing characteristics, it will be possible that you might not get the vital vitamins and minerals out of natural foods you're required to ingest every day. This might lead to an disproportion of vitamins and minerals in the human body that might cause other complications.

    More information: http://www.sideeffectsguide.org/muscle-milk-side-effects/

    While many body builders highly recommend it, ingesting muscle milk at night might result in uneasiness since this health supplement increases the body metabolic process and vitality. Hence, it is advised that the optimal time to take in muscle milk will be right before and/or following a training to stay away from virtually any complication.

    Unwanted gas is a adverse reaction which a number of people have caused by crystalline fructose plus maltodextrin found in it. Those two components may also result in greater levels of blood insulin when ingested excessively.

    It's always best to get help and advice from a specialist about the amount of muscle milk you need to be taking, and when you need to be ingesting it. After you do that, it's going to help you much more than it will possibly affect you.
  • DubinskySteve

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    Aug 01, 2012 11:20 AM GMT


    As with any other energy drink out there, this particular product is similar to almost any of them. The only real difference happens to be in its structure. Cytosport Muscle Milk has actually been known as a rip-off for the huge fat content. This situation puts many users off as they believe they are basically likely to end up being overweight!

    Reference : http://www.thevitaminmag.com/is-muscle-milk-good-for-you/


    What's certainly not fully understood by most of the people is the fact that fat in the protein powder isn't the sort of fat which causes you gain too much fat in the body. The product was made to simulate the way in which human milk actually works for babies. It has a sort of fat named triglycerides that is a significantly less complex type and also stimulates the creation of entire body mass, exactly like a baby requires. So if you go to the gym and really don't simply sit around, it does not get trapped in our bodies. It'll be digested efficiently and stimulate the development of powerful lean body mass.
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    Aug 03, 2012 4:03 PM GMT
    Weird spam. ^

    Anyway, I think Muscle Milk tastes good. Unfortunately, while it's supposed to be lactose free, my digestive system begs to differ. icon_cry.gif
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    Aug 03, 2012 4:11 PM GMT
    Are there not disclaimer signs posted at GNC warning customers that there may be heavy metals in muscle milk?

    Ugh. Cake batter protein sounds sick.
  • Latenight30

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    Aug 03, 2012 4:22 PM GMT
    Muscle Milk is a great consistent shake.
    I mix my own with water post work-out.
    If you want something that is on the leaner side try EAS. I did Body for Life program about 9 years ago and used mainly the EAS products.
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    Aug 03, 2012 4:25 PM GMT
    I love the huge letters "MUSCLE MILK" and then says "contains no milk"

    lol
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    Aug 03, 2012 4:48 PM GMT
    MadExistence saidI love the huge letters "MUSCLE MILK" and then says "contains no milk"

    lol


    This one's funnier... no disclaimer

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    Aug 03, 2012 5:16 PM GMT
    I buy some of the premade Muscle Milk drinks for times where I'm on the go. Otherwise, I take mostly whey protein supplements, and recently started taking casein protein as well. Those are better options as daily parts of a high protein regimen. Still, it's important that you actually EAT a lot of protein. You can't just drink it.
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    Aug 03, 2012 5:18 PM GMT
    Ravco saidI'm in before the big guys come in and tell you to eat eat eat. There are much better products out there that don't have the long list of un-needed and unflattering ingredients contained in muscle milk. It also comes at quite a premium for the amount of available protein. I suggest getting a hold of a tub of Optimum nutrition gold standard whey and a tub of cassein to supplement your "real" food diet in order to hit your daily protein needs. It's much cheaper than muscle milk products and can be mixed with much better ingredients like oatmeal, peanut butter and flax which are like ambrosia to a developing body.

    Best of luck to you. It's hard to put it on when your skinny. I've been there and still struggle to put on weight. icon_smile.gif


    I've recently switched to the Optimum Nutrition Gold at the recommendation of michmuscl73. So far so good. Tastes pretty good.