Is bodybuilding expensive?

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    Sep 01, 2013 12:19 AM GMT
    I really want to shape up. I know that in order for me to have a nice body, I have to hit the gym, eat the right food, do diets and all that, and i dont know if this is a must but also take supplements like those protein shakes and milk.

    So yeah, I really want to get into the healthy lifestyle? But is it expensive?

    Thanks... Just trying to learn as much as I can. I am planning my big step. I dont know how to drive yet (but my mom's teaching me) and i dont have a drivers license yet. Living in a city like Tallahassee, one really has to drive to get to places. so for now, since i cant go to the gym yet, I am trying my best to learn as much as I can and see if working out/body building would fit my budget. icon_biggrin.gif

    Thank you so much.


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    Sep 01, 2013 2:41 AM GMT
    yep
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    Sep 01, 2013 2:45 AM GMT
    MadeinMich saidyep


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    Sep 01, 2013 2:52 AM GMT
    Jantheman saidI really want to shape up. I know that in order for me to have a nice body, I have to hit the gym, eat the right food, do diets and all that, and i dont know if this is a must but also take supplements like those protein shakes and milk.

    So yeah, I really want to get into the healthy lifestyle? But is it expensive?

    Thanks... Just trying to learn as much as I can. I am planning my big step. I dont know how to drive yet (but my mom's teaching me) and i dont have a drivers license yet. Living in a city like Tallahassee, one really has to drive to get to places. so for now, since i cant go to the gym yet, I am trying my best to learn as much as I can and see if working out/body building would fit my budget. icon_biggrin.gif

    Thank you so much.


    JAN


    If you are planning on putting on muscle then you have to eat more and work had. The cost comes from eating that much. The shakes help you to get those extra macros without having to fix a big meal but you still need to eat. Food is expensive when you have to eat a lot of it.
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    Sep 01, 2013 3:01 AM GMT
    i figured. mmm. wow.

    thank you. icon_smile.gif
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    Sep 01, 2013 3:02 AM GMT
    Jantheman saidI really want to shape up. I know that in order for me to have a nice body, I have to hit the gym, eat the right food, do diets and all that, and i dont know if this is a must but also take supplements like those protein shakes and milk.

    So yeah, I really want to get into the healthy lifestyle? But is it expensive?

    Thanks... Just trying to learn as much as I can. I am planning my big step. I dont know how to drive yet (but my mom's teaching me) and i dont have a drivers license yet. Living in a city like Tallahassee, one really has to drive to get to places. so for now, since i cant go to the gym yet, I am trying my best to learn as much as I can and see if working out/body building would fit my budget. icon_biggrin.gif

    Thank you so much.


    JAN
    actually you are a small guy so you can pretty much eat whatever you want buddy. i mean you can just need to buy protein powder, and a few other supplements
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    Sep 01, 2013 3:03 AM GMT
    tuffguyndc said
    Jantheman said
    actually you are a small guy so you can pretty much eat whatever you want buddy. i mean you can just need to buy protein powder, and a few other supplements


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  • mybud

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    Sep 01, 2013 3:13 AM GMT
    Money doesn't make ya a bodybuilder...Determination does...If you truly want it? Lift your ass off..Eat 1 gram a protein per pound of lean mass..Supplements? Food should be your supplement right now...Good Luck
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    Sep 01, 2013 3:16 AM GMT
    It is as expensive as you make it really. Best way to do it is to eat healthy and eat enough calories. I know my current issue is eating enough. Eggs, fresh foods, etc...
    (fresh food is cheap, depending on what you buy)
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    Sep 01, 2013 3:21 AM GMT
    mybud saidMoney doesn't make ya a bodybuilder...Determination does...If you truly want it? Lift your ass off..Eat 1 gram a protein per pound of lean mass..Supplements? Food should be your supplement right now...Good Luck


    but you gotta buy those right? so is it expensive to keep up with your diet and all?
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    Sep 01, 2013 3:23 AM GMT
    Jantheman said
    mybud saidMoney doesn't make ya a bodybuilder...Determination does...If you truly want it? Lift your ass off..Eat 1 gram a protein per pound of lean mass..Supplements? Food should be your supplement right now...Good Luck


    but you gotta buy those right? so is it expensive to keep up with your diet and all?
    Chicken...rice...beans...you're kiddin right?
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    Sep 01, 2013 3:27 AM GMT
    mybud said
    Jantheman said
    mybud saidMoney doesn't make ya a bodybuilder...Determination does...If you truly want it? Lift your ass off..Eat 1 gram a protein per pound of lean mass..Supplements? Food should be your supplement right now...Good Luck


    but you gotta buy those right? so is it expensive to keep up with your diet and all?
    Chicken...rice...beans...you're kiddin right?


    ok. thank you sir
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    Sep 01, 2013 5:01 AM GMT
    Once you subtract the cost of all the bad habits you're going to give up you'll realize that that bodybuilding isn't that expensive.
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    Sep 01, 2013 5:05 AM GMT
    bodybuilding is priceless
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    Sep 01, 2013 5:15 AM GMT
    somersault saidjust the steroids, pec implants, and spray-on tan alone will wipe you out


    There are coupons and group discounts.

    You just have to be a smart shopper.
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    Sep 01, 2013 5:38 AM GMT
    OP - it does NOT have to be.

    GOOD food is actually moar economical that crap food - although You may have to take some time to prepare it.

    Protein supplements are essential (IMO) - but will not break the bank.

    Gyms can be pricey - but You don't need gym membership to have a decent body.

    I have never worked out in a gym in My life.

    As I have said a MILLION times on here before - - Dudes had Hot bodies LONG before the advent of chrome-plated equipment and mirrored juice bars.

    Go for it Dude!!!

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    Sep 01, 2013 6:15 AM GMT
    Cash saidOP - it does NOT have to be.

    GOOD food is actually moar economical that crap food - although You may have to take some time to prepare it.

    Protein supplements are essential (IMO) - but will not break the bank.

    Gyms can be pricey - but You don't need gym membership to have a decent body.

    I have never worked out in a gym in My life.

    As I have said a MILLION times on here before - - Dudes had Hot bodies LONG before the advent of chrome-plated equipment and mirrored juice bars.

    Go for it Dude!!!

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    Thanks Cash! I will do my best! Im so excited!
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    Sep 01, 2013 6:19 AM GMT
    Cash saidDudes had Hot bodies LONG before the advent of chrome-plated equipment and mirrored juice bars.

    Go for it Dude!!!

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    what is OP and mirrored juice bar btw?
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    Sep 01, 2013 6:24 AM GMT
    Jantheman said
    Cash saidDudes had Hot bodies LONG before the advent of chrome-plated equipment and mirrored juice bars.

    Go for it Dude!!!

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    what is OP and mirrored juice bar btw?


    OP = Original Post(er)

    Mirrored Juice Bar = a reference to a (largely lame) social scene at some gyms...

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    Sep 01, 2013 7:12 AM GMT
    No-ways ,
    the protein shakes one takes gives our body energy & muscle activity

    2) the multi vitamins , we have as a pill , provides our body removing deficiencies & cell regeneration , infact every vitamin has its own good , k,a,h,c, b-complex,d all important

    3) muscular activity makes our heart healthy & burns fats which coz obesity & cardio problem

    5) our bones strength & prevents us from arthiritis

    6) a lot many guys/gals wanna be with u

    what else does one want , if an Iraqi like men can say this , u are more civilized , u should know it better
    it'll save a lot on your medical expenses oneday ask alan ( gamrican ) hes poz from a decade + he's more fit than most guys round his age without hiv or other ailments

    keep up
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    Sep 01, 2013 8:08 AM GMT
    bodybuilding is really quite easy on a budget if you're willing to use supplements. protein powders cost dramatically less than its equivalent in meat, and is way more conveniently consumed. Things like brown rice and natural peanut butter are good sources of calories and are relatively inexpensive. A week's worth of bodybuilding nutrition costs about the same as a night out of town. A bench and a set of dumbells is what you need if you don't want to join a gym. Start light and work your way up. Good luck!
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    Sep 01, 2013 2:23 PM GMT
    Cash said
    Jantheman said
    Cash saidDudes had Hot bodies LONG before the advent of chrome-plated equipment and mirrored juice bars.

    Go for it Dude!!!

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    what is OP and mirrored juice bar btw?


    OP = Original Post(er)

    Mirrored Juice Bar = a reference to a (largely lame) social scene at some gyms...

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    oh okay. haha. thanks. icon_smile.gif
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    Sep 01, 2013 2:24 PM GMT
    dougyang saidbodybuilding is really quite easy on a budget if you're willing to use supplements. protein powders cost dramatically less than its equivalent in meat, and is way more conveniently consumed. Things like brown rice and natural peanut butter are good sources of calories and are relatively inexpensive. A week's worth of bodybuilding nutrition costs about the same as a night out of town. A bench and a set of dumbells is what you need if you don't want to join a gym. Start light and work your way up. Good luck!


    Thank you so much for this. icon_smile.gif appreciate it a lot
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    Sep 01, 2013 4:29 PM GMT
    dougyang saidbodybuilding is really quite easy on a budget if you're willing to use supplements. protein powders cost dramatically less than its equivalent in meat, and is way more conveniently consumed. Things like brown rice and natural peanut butter are good sources of calories and are relatively inexpensive. A week's worth of bodybuilding nutrition costs about the same as a night out of town. A bench and a set of dumbells is what you need if you don't want to join a gym. Start light and work your way up. Good luck!


    Prices I pay in Brazil for some common supplements:

    Casein (5lbs) - 134US$
    Whey (6.6lbs) - 168US$
    Maltodextrin (2.2lbs) - 8.4US$
    Dextrose (2.2lbs) - 4.2US$
    Gainer (6.6lbs) - 68US$
    BCAA (300cps) - 38US$
    Creatine (120g) - 25US$
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    Sep 01, 2013 5:20 PM GMT
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    dougyang saidbodybuilding is really quite easy on a budget if you're willing to use supplements. protein powders cost dramatically less than its equivalent in meat, and is way more conveniently consumed. Things like brown rice and natural peanut butter are good sources of calories and are relatively inexpensive. A week's worth of bodybuilding nutrition costs about the same as a night out of town. A bench and a set of dumbells is what you need if you don't want to join a gym. Start light and work your way up. Good luck!


    Prices I pay in Brazil for some common supplements:

    Casein (5lbs) - 134US$
    Whey (6.6lbs) - 168US$
    Maltodextrin (2.2lbs) - 8.4US$
    Dextrose (2.2lbs) - 4.2US$
    Gainer (6.6lbs) - 68US$
    BCAA (300cps) - 38US$
    Creatine (120g) - 25US$


    you buy them every week or every month?