QUICK POLL WHAT DO YOU TAKE?

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    Feb 16, 2007 8:33 PM GMT
    Just interested as Im 100% au naturale and dont subscribe to supplements pills or potions. At a push I ocasionaly opt for a multi vit but thats it.

    So what about you guys?
  • treader

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    Feb 16, 2007 10:06 PM GMT

    Just weight gaining protein powder. (It's essentially fortified whey protein. It's low in Fat and Choresterol.) Have a shake after I work out and run. Have the opposite problem that it's hard for me to gain weight. (And all of my running doesn't help.) That's it.
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    Feb 16, 2007 10:17 PM GMT
    NO XPlod and Muscle Milk...I am a bit of a hard gainer and eat a lot (I am single but normally cook for 2/buy for 2 for some reason) but have found that both of these have given me good gains as well.

    Some times I will use CLA if I feel that I am retaining some fat and specifically on "cardio/core" days will go with CLA.

    KP
  • free4lifeau

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    Feb 16, 2007 10:48 PM GMT
    having a fast metabilism, I eat for 2 people and take multi-vitimin.

    Consitant regular training for physical and psychological reason - important to have a well developed mind to go with my body.

    Playing jazz piano helps keep creative juices flowing and wieght training helps keep my testosterone flowing.
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    Feb 17, 2007 3:08 PM GMT
    I take most of the supplements from this website www.opportunityforlife.com Their sports nutrition line and weight management line have allowed me to gain 40lbs of muscle and keep trim at the same time. Besides that, the energy factor provided by these is amazing...there are days that I just can't imagine getting to the gym, but these supplements give me the extra boost of energy to make it!
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    Feb 17, 2007 3:32 PM GMT
    Doin a Dhea cycle now.
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    Feb 17, 2007 3:57 PM GMT
    LOL.. ok.. here it comes.. here is my stack.. yes, I bought up a huge supply of Halodrol 50, superpump 250, musclemilk, surge creatine, multi-vitamin, and alr venom hyperdrive 3.0.. umm.. yeah.. thats it for right now.. in about 3 weeks, I will replace the halodrol with novadex..
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    Feb 17, 2007 5:14 PM GMT
    Currently taking 1 multi vitamin for men (Vitamine Shoppe Ultimate Man). They recommend 2 a day, but I think that's too much.

    Folic acid 400 mg a must.

    DHEA 25 mgin a three weeks on, one week off cycle.

    Occasionnaly, I'll take fish oil for a week.

    I notice the difference (quality of mood, global energy) when I stop the vitamins and/or the DHEA.

    And, if I need an extra boost, I'll put extra fresh ginger and chili powder in the food.
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    Feb 17, 2007 5:58 PM GMT
    I take 2 generic multi-vitamins a day, 1 with breakfast and 1 with dinner.

    8 ounces orange juice combined with 1 scoop vanilla whey protien, 1tsp. glutamine powder and 1/2tsp. creatine ethyl ester before my 5am workout

    After the workout, 2 scoops chocolate whey protein in 16oz. water with 1tsp. glutamine and 1/2tsp. creatine ethyl ester

    If I'm trying to cut extra weight, I'll have two more chocolate whey protein shakes, 2 scoops mixed with 8oz water and 1tsp. glutamine, in between my main 3 meals.
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    Feb 17, 2007 9:50 PM GMT
    Jeeze you lot must rattle!

    It shows a great lot and I see you guys have great muscle packed bodies, Im just laxy with supps in the past Id buy them and then forget to take them.

    But also being a former fat git I have to scrutinis my food intake and really know my calorie intake and macro breakdown, plus Im lactose intolerant so shit loads of whey are out of the question.

    So the next part of my question is this:

    How many of you guys really know your diet ie specific calorie intake, macro breakdown etc?

    Also say you are on 3900 cals a day now, which I gotta admit is a damn site easier when using supps as opposed to food, how gradualy did you up the intake to get there?

    Im not trying to catch anyone out or anything like that Im just interested in others approaches.

    Cheers for your thoughts and honesty so far! Im glad I dont have your supps bills tho!

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    Feb 18, 2007 12:37 AM GMT
    It seems alot of guys are taking DHEA. I looked it up and it seems there's some bad side effects. Anyone suffer from them?

    http://www.bodybuildingforyou.com/pro-hormones/DHEA-side-effects.htm
  • UStriathlete

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    Feb 18, 2007 5:07 AM GMT
    Super Nutrition One a day multi, Carlson's Fish Oil 2-3 tbs a day, BCAA, 5gm L Glutamine a day, Jarrow Whey Protien, Jarrow Muscle Meal, Juice Plus, Ulitma sports drink and Powerbar Endurance, digestive enzymes w/meals.
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    Jun 20, 2007 10:21 AM GMT
    just thought I would bump this as Im a nosey git and like to learn others thoughts philosophies and plans
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    Jun 20, 2007 12:56 PM GMT
    I take multivitamins 1 per day, 1 shake per day of Phyto-Soy Protein, and 1 shake of Super-Pump 250 before and after working-out.

    I'm finishing Super-Pump 250 this week and I will switch for CGP (Creatin-Glycerol-Phosphate) because Super-Pump 250 gives me problem to go to sleep at night.
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    Jun 20, 2007 1:22 PM GMT
    Rainbow Light Men's One multivitamin, which I've been told by more than a couple nutritionists had the highest absorption rate of any vitamin on the market include liquid vits.

    Omega 3, 6, 9 supplement called "Total EFA", again, recommended by a nutritionist (what a change in my skin condition after I started).

    2 Fiber Con with dinner.

    Broccoli every day (not a supplement, but I think of it as a medicine).
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    Jun 20, 2007 1:24 PM GMT
    I take the occasional multi-vit or some extra vit-c when I need it. On a regular basis, I take purified fish oil. The only supplements I take that are connected to my weight training are cold micro-filtered whey protein isolate and BCAA. I tried creatine, but it makes me bloat with water, and it doesn't really help very much.
  • Starboard

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    Jun 20, 2007 1:29 PM GMT
    Multivitamin, protein powder, flax seed oil (2 tablespoons per day), creatine, ZMA.
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    Jun 22, 2007 5:18 AM GMT
    Creatine (2 grams a day)
    L-arginine (a Nitric Oxide booster)
    L-glutamine
    Amino acid boost
    Multi vitamin

    The creatine helps me do more repetitions in my sets before I feel a burn, and especially helps with harder cycling, such as uphill bursts

    L-arginine lowers my blood pressure and helps my muscles get pumped when working out, which helps especially with negative reps and extra sets

    L-glutamine helps with recovery time, makes my soreness last only 2 days instead of 3-4

    For all of these, I take much less than the "recommended" dose. At about 150 pounds, taking the full dose would be too much for my liver and kidneys to process. I try to take the lowest effective dose. Being a vegetatian (for 19 years), my food intake of all of these is lower than most omnivores.
  • MikemikeMike

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    Jun 22, 2007 6:20 AM GMT
    Tank my ex was a nutritionist- Malic acid and calcium magnesium before bed decrease muscle soreness a great deal. It helps break up the lactic acid in the muscle. Also doing a slow 5 min. walk on a treadmill at the end of your workout can benefit as well. I great massage can't hurt either. I have one once every 2-3 weeks for an hour.

    Good luck.

    As for the post I take a mega man vitamin from GNC, Omega fish oil or flaxseed oil, branched chain amino acids and whey or soy protein with an L glutamine tab before and right after a good work-out!

    I eat a very healthy diet no soda no fast food coffee smoking and very moderate alcohol on rare occasion. Lean meat chicken fish organic fruits and vegtables, OJ, and complex carbs-no pill can substitute that!

    Must be working haven't had a cold or sick day in 4 yrs!!
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    Jun 22, 2007 7:14 AM GMT
    Well I was taking some arginine supplements, which really did seem to help the circulation in my arms. But I noticed that those big (expensive) horse-pills were passing right through me, only half digested.
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    Jun 22, 2007 1:11 PM GMT
    NO-Xplode before a run or during a lifting session -- mix it in a cold water bottle to taste. Never had any bad reactions to it, have been using it for about 6 months with a 5-week break after 3 months. Tastes great and definitely gives me a good "push" during a workout.

    Also a multivitamin every day along with 1000mg of Vit C. Have also been taking 1-2 tbsp of flaxseed oil, but it tastes awful. Thankfully I love balsamic vinegar, so I mix the flaxseed oil with balsamic vinegar. That mixture does not taste bad at all.

    Supplements aside, a good diet is probably more beneficial than any supplements that one may use.
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    Jun 22, 2007 1:35 PM GMT
    Flax seed oil is extremely fragile, and if it tastes bad, it's rancid. Try switching to a different brand.
  • Lincsbear

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    Jul 04, 2007 1:06 AM GMT
    I try to get all my vitamins/minerals/micro-supplements from my general diet,in which variety is the key;but occaisionally take a general multi-vitamin-mineral/fish oil capsule,maybe once a week.
  • MYKENVA

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    Aug 14, 2007 2:10 PM GMT
    I am using the BSN stack at the moment.

    NO Xplode
    Cellmass
    Nitrix

    Whey Protein (Gold Standard)
    Flax Seed Oil
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    Aug 14, 2007 2:25 PM GMT
    Now I take Phyto-Soy protein, Racing Pump (creatine), Tribul-X (tribulus) and a multivit.

    Next month, I will add Predator Extrem(tribulus + others herbs).