Do I need supplements?

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    Nov 02, 2012 8:48 PM GMT
    Hey guys, been recently wondering if I could benefit from supplements.
    I know they are expensive, so wouldnt wan tto jump into it.

    Heres my stats and situation:

    Currently 6 foot, and weigh 76 kilos. Not aiming for a particular weight as such.
    Currently do 3x12 press ups and 12 hammer curls on each arm before work, and then do 6x12 press ups (some incline/decline) and 24 hammer curls on each arm. Takes me like 20 minutes in the evenings.
    I know its not much but don't really have much time due to work demands. I do this routine every day, should I have rest days? (I presume nto really as it isn't really much, and my body can rest in between times?)
    Cardio wise I do about n hour swimming a week (shameful to my 20hours I used to) and some speed rope when I can. My job is pretty active and usually physically demanding.
    Diet is mixed, am prone to sugar binges haha. Eat alot of eggs, just purely out of taste haha, not intending for muscle gain.

    I am wanting more definition and maybe a bit more muscle mass.

    With my current work out regime I doubt supplements would really help me, but to be honest have no clue on teh range avaiable out there. Ideally I want to find something that works for me and my lifestyle.

    I guess I have genetics on my side as I have always been lean.
    Feel free to scrutinise and so on. Would much appreciate any advice!

    And a pic to show me currently (taken today)

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    Nov 03, 2012 12:21 AM GMT
    hot sexy picture. you look good the way you are right now at least for me.
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    Nov 03, 2012 7:56 AM GMT
    hahaha thanks dude, not the reply I was looking for though!
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    Nov 03, 2012 12:32 PM GMT
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  • rowerchgo

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    Nov 03, 2012 1:09 PM GMT
    It is hard to answer because there are so many moving parts in your story:

    1) you follow a non traditional and very limited workout regimen

    2) you need whatever recommendation to be short and sweet, because you have no time

    3) but wait, you have no time for weights but still do one hour of swimming

    4) there is the question mark about how physically active your job is, maybe you dont need traditional weight lifting

    5) you hint that your diet is questionable and dont mention anything about sleep hours

    Given all that, i believe there are some things to work on before spending money on supplements. Make sure you have #5 right, and if you want mass check rj.com articles on ways to improve your diet. Keep up #3 because it is healthy, but just dont overdo and compensate by eating well. Not sure about the impact of #4, but regarding #2 there are a lot of workouts and techniques to address that concern, check on rj.com. This will give you suggestions to expand #1.

    In summary supplements are just what the name says. They work, but you get better return on your investment if you get your foundations right first.

    Good luck!
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    Nov 03, 2012 1:18 PM GMT
    Awesome, thanks for the decent answer! Much appreciated

    Yeh my life is rapidly moving at the moment, new home, job etc etc. So maybe just rushing into this a bit!
    I'd consider myself to be in pretty decent shape at the moment - espeically given how little convential work out/exercise I do.
    Heres soem answer/explanations

    1) you follow a non traditional and very limited workout regimen
    - this is mainly due to money, location and time restraints, hopefully money won't be a problem soon with work (however teh other two remain an issue). No local gym, and unable to afford to join one anyway are a slight issue. Thats why I squeeze in a (rather pathetic I admit) workout when I can.

    2) you need whatever recommendation to be short and sweet, because you have no time
    - recommend whatever, and I will likely have to adapt it to fit anyway, just needing some basics I reckon.

    3) but wait, you have no time for weights but still do one hour of swimming
    - my one hour of swimming is very variable when it is and can't really rely on it,I need to keep on cardio at some level, and wouldnt want to give this up for weights

    4) there is the question mark about how physically active your job is, maybe you dont need traditional weight lifting
    - it varies, come easter time and it will be one of the most physically demanding jobs out there! Even at this time of year its no office job though. On my feet all day usually, and often with physical activity of some level, from lifting to restraining large animals, to running after them

    5) you hint that your diet is questionable and dont mention anything about sleep hours
    - sleep I try and get my usual 7 hours, some nights I dont manage with work. Diet remains questionable, have a ridiculous appetite, and am keen to cook healthy food, again money is slight issue with that.


    I think my main question is with a lifestyle that is potentially unyielding to convential routines (early days to be certain yet) would supplements help or hinder any progress?
  • Kagse

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    Nov 03, 2012 2:02 PM GMT
    I guess truly depends on what you would like to achieve. There are supplements that help you bulk up, or to cut weight and get really lean. it seems that you are really content with your physically body. I would suggest taking vitamins, they can help with making your skin, hair, etc look healthier. Also if you like your muscle build but want to be really defined, a strict diet would help and a supplement to help with staying lean wouldn't hurt.
  • rowerchgo

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    Nov 03, 2012 2:27 PM GMT
    Supplements are not going to hinder your progress, but you are only focusing on one variable of the equation. Think:

    Anaerobic exercises + 1/2 aerobic exercises + 2x diet + 2x rest + 1/4 supplements = lean mass

    My previous point is that you should only need supplements if your workout is so intense that your diet cant keep up.

    Personally i only take whey after workout, and casein sometimes before bed or to complete a meal. Creatin works to give you mass, but it is pretty much retained water which you lose once you stop. Aminoacids are important but if you have healthy diet you should get them from meat.

    Instead of supplements, i would recommend quinoa, fish, yogurt, egg whites, avocado, almonds, beans, broccolli, chicken, chickpeas, mushrooms..... Damn just got hungry! :-D
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    Nov 03, 2012 2:30 PM GMT
    can you please turn around in the same outfit, so i can see your back, then i will be able to advise better.
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    Nov 03, 2012 2:45 PM GMT
    rowerchgo said

    Instead of supplements, i would recommend quinoa, fish, yogurt, egg whites, avocado, almonds, beans, broccolli, chicken, chickpeas, mushrooms..... Damn just got hungry! :-D


    damn that sounds good haha

    again thanks for the advice! turns out this site is more than just useful for meeting hot guys...

    also thanks whatever, you flatter me