What's your Fav Protein for putting on Lean Mass?

  • GymRatCHI

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    Nov 20, 2011 3:21 PM GMT
    What's your Fav Protein for putting on Lean Mass?

    Been considering that theory of "Bulking Up" and then shredding down. That's a lot of work to eat every 2 hours (and difficult with my job). So, I'm trying to find an even ground between Bulking Up and just a decent protein for Lean Mass.
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    Nov 20, 2011 5:25 PM GMT
    I have had over the many years tried just about every kind of protein powder, and ready mix out there, and I have to say that Champion Nutrition is by far the best I have tasted yet. I am a link to the website where you can find it cheapest...however, if you use http://www.supplementwarehouse.com, they will price match less 5%.

    http://www.allstarhealth.com/f/champion_nutrition-pure_whey_protein_stack.htm
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    Nov 20, 2011 6:15 PM GMT
    I have had success with L-Cartenine and Chromium Picolinate in adding on lean muscle while doing the work in the gym and eating well.....
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    Nov 20, 2011 6:26 PM GMT
    Just make sure to read the nutrition facts, the carbs per scoop of protein should be low. I've been taking ON for a while and I really like them.
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    Nov 20, 2011 6:27 PM GMT
    http://www.bulkpowders.co.uk/product.php/276/36/whey_protein_concentrate_82___instantised_

    its cheap and lasts long!
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    Nov 20, 2011 6:42 PM GMT
    i like NOW brand whey protein...
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    Nov 20, 2011 6:57 PM GMT
    Try ABB protein shakes. They are packed with 50 grams of pure protein along with only 1 g of saturated fat and 40 mgs of cholesterol. So basically you take in nothing but protein and little fat.
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    Nov 20, 2011 7:32 PM GMT
    Clover leaf low sodium white tuna.. Tuna's high in protein and low in calories. For shakes i use ON 100% whey, or Dymatize Elite.
  • denverdiveguy

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    Nov 20, 2011 7:36 PM GMT
    PRO7EIN Synthesis™ is amazing. Can't order it online, so you need to find local NUTRISHOP.

    http://vitasport.net/vitasport/products/protein/pro7ein-synthesis
  • tautomer

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    Nov 20, 2011 7:57 PM GMT
    Gold Standard
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    Nov 20, 2011 8:01 PM GMT
    steak
  • unjaded

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    Nov 20, 2011 8:05 PM GMT
    adding spirulina to any other protein intake is very helpful in my opinion
    http://www.naturalnews.com/031635_superfood_spirulina.html
  • tautomer

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    Nov 20, 2011 8:06 PM GMT
    notadumbjock saidsteak


    Why does everyone like steak so much! It's so over rated in my opinion. I mean, yeah it tastes good, but it's nothing special. I've had it many times cooked in many different ways and it just never is something I crave or drool over. To each their own, but I'll just never understand the "glory of steak" (as my friend calls it).

    Lobster though... OH HO let me at it, let me at it!!!
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    Nov 21, 2011 5:17 AM GMT
    I like Dymatize's products because of the mixability. I don't like using a blender.
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    Nov 21, 2011 5:22 AM GMT
    I use Protein Blitz for the very low lactose.
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    Nov 21, 2011 10:28 PM GMT
    eet moar chikin
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    Nov 22, 2011 7:50 PM GMT
    Optimum Nutrition
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    Nov 22, 2011 8:06 PM GMT
    So to someone who is completely ignorant about synthetic proteins, how do they generally compare against, say, tuna and chicken breast?
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    Nov 22, 2011 8:12 PM GMT
    I used Progenex all summer and saw good results: http://progenexusa.com/default.aspx

    However, a friend I trust suggested I try Stronger, Faster, Healthier so I'm going to give it a try: http://strongerfasterhealthier.com/. Supposedly, the fish oil is really high quality as well, so you don't have to take as big a dose as with Carlson's.
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    Nov 22, 2011 10:37 PM GMT
    How about 100% egg protein. Supposedly it is the second best protein after meat when it comes to essential amino acids
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    Nov 22, 2011 10:49 PM GMT
    Myofusion - Banana Perfection.
  • groundcombat

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    Nov 22, 2011 11:13 PM GMT
    I like ISOPURE but any extended protein supplement tends to make me bigger than I like to be.
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    Nov 22, 2011 11:22 PM GMT
    Isopure is amazing. Zero grams of sugar = very few carbs, 1 gram of fat, super low calories, and tons of protein.

    I stupidly went off it for three months and gained some noticeable bodyfat back as a result changing nothing in my diet but the protein powder. :/ Back on Isopure now. icon_biggrin.gif
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    Nov 23, 2011 12:03 AM GMT
    The science of nutrition and bodybuilding doesn't support the bulk-up-then-cut method. There's a limit to how much lean mass your body can produce. That limit is a pretty complex function of several variables, and it varies greatly individually.

    But the critical variables are ones you can work with in order to optimize your lean gain without adding much non-lean weight that you'll have to cut later. They are your: current gross amount of lean mass; body fat ratio; calorie burn; resistance work effort.

    The most effective nutrition and fitness schemes for clean-lean gain are ones that pair the Mediterranean, paleo/caveman, or testosterone-boosting type diets with a weekly fitness regimen focused on a few intense workouts featuring heavy weight loads and short rest periods. The workouts simultaneously work your muscles in ways that trigger muscle fiber growth while quickly depleting your glucogen stores, focing your body to burn fat. And the diet gives your body plenty of fuel to build lean tissue while avoiding excess carbs and indigestible fats that would get stored as non-lean tissue.

    Here's a pretty good Men's Health article that covers the science and some strategies.

    Good luck!