Good bulking proteins?

  • andprin

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    Dec 20, 2014 11:16 PM GMT
    As my profile says I'm 5 8 at about 140 lbs. I haven't been able to go over 138/139 for about 2 years until I started using a bulking protein (amp xxx from the gnc). Just wanted feedback from other people who use bulking proteins to see which one I should get. I've heard gnc stuff makes u dependent on it and makes u lose some gains if u stop using it so I've been wanting to try something different that's at least sort of healthy and has a guarantee of working. By myself I can't eat much more which explains why I'm skinny but with a bulking protein I've noticed myself eating alil more so personally I feel like it's something necessary for me.
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    Dec 21, 2014 3:05 PM GMT
    I think you're looking for a mass builder. They add protien calories and other supplements. Depending on your metabolism you could add several thousand calories per serving. Keep in mind the higher the calories per serving the more likely sugar is the source of those calories. For a true hard gainer sugar not a big problem. Brand name is less important than ingredients. So carefully read the label. Make sure you're consuming only about 25-35 grams of protoien per serving. Good luck.
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    Dec 21, 2014 5:05 PM GMT
    I'm currently eating 6000Kcal/day, I don't use any weight gainers and I don't have a big appetite.

    You can perfectly prepare a weight gainer shake using all natural ingredients (or at the very least, with very little processing) A few suggestions for this shake...

    - Frozen coconut pulp (350Kcal in just 100g)
    - Oatmeal bran
    - Whey
    - Chia seeds or chia powder
    - Açaí, blueberries, strawberries... (for flavor, vitamins)

    When I do a shake with these ingredients I can easily reach 800 or 900Kcal -- and all that with a very low glycemic index. I doubt you will find another shake with so many calories and low GI like one you would do with these ingredients.
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    Dec 22, 2014 6:39 PM GMT
    Anything with weight/mass gainer on the label. The good news is that some of these ones actually taste nice. I don't just take protein after working out though, I have it several times a day (yes it is expensive!)
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    Dec 23, 2014 2:54 AM GMT
    Most "mass builder" and "gainer" proteins are terrible. They use cheap whey concentrate and shitty simple carbs to fill out their caloric content. You may gain weight using them, but it's not the healthiest way to do so, and in a lot of cases the sugars in them are just going to make you fat. Instead, get your carbs from quality sources. Buy a good quality whey isolate and add it to rolled oats or cream of rice. Eat a ton of rice, sweet potatoes or quinoa. Quality carbs are going to put weight on much better than this crap. I've tried it all...
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    Dec 23, 2014 4:04 AM GMT
    bachian saidI'm currently eating 6000Kcal/day, I don't use any weight gainers and I don't have a big appetite.

    You can perfectly prepare a weight gainer shake using all natural ingredients (or at the very least, with very little processing) A few suggestions for this shake...

    - Frozen coconut pulp (350Kcal in just 100g)
    - Oatmeal bran
    - Whey
    - Chia seeds or chia powder
    - Açaí, blueberries, strawberries... (for flavor, vitamins)

    When I do a shake with these ingredients I can easily reach 800 or 900Kcal -- and all that with a very low glycemic index. I doubt you will find another shake with so many calories and low GI like one you would do with these ingredients.



    On preview, this is great advice, too!
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    Dec 23, 2014 4:47 PM GMT
    It's two types of proteins you could take for bulking... Whey and casein. If you have to pick one go with whey but both are good.

    Whey almost instantly breaks down in your system while casein breaks down over time. So it's good to take whey following a workout for example and casein early in the morning so it breaks down through the day.

    If you're taking a lot of protein you should also add BCAA (branch chain amino acids) trust me you will see gains when you combine the two. BCAA, specifically leucine and/or glutamine help your body break down the protein so you actually absorb all the protein you are consuming.

    Oh and make sure you stay hydrated