Need help with my post workout meal and supplements.

  • ShagonTheHate

    Posts: 135

    Mar 31, 2009 8:10 PM GMT
    Hi there all you guys trying hard to build up a great body (and mind). I'm 19 years old and have just started going to the gym. I'm 174cm tall and weigh 65 kg, which means I am skinny. I am trying to build up some muscle without gaining lots of fat, which means I don't want to be bulky, but lean (still... muscle mass is needed and I want to grow ''bigger''). For now I'm going to the gym on Tuesdays (chest+biceps), Thursdays (shoulders+triceps) and Saturdays (back + legs or one of those other groups again). I do a 10min bycicle warm-up and on Thursdays after weight lifting also a 20 min elliptical trainer workout. On training days I eat about 2100-2300 kcal, on non-training about 1800-2000. Fruits, vegetables, chicken, tuna, rice, whole grain bread/pasta, fresh low fat cheese, cornflakes (no suggar added) with milk...

    I try to eat about 130 g of protein daily, but by regular food intake about 40g are missing (expensive food, not enough time to prepare it all), thus the need for whey....

    For now I'm taking multivitamin and mineral capsules + omega 3,6,9 capsules.

    The only thing I am really searching for is a whey dring after my workouts to add about 30-50 g of protein and some carbs to my diet. So, please help me with that.

    Which one should I take and how much should I put in a single shake? Also, how much glucose should I add (some suggest honey or bannanas???)?

    Which other supplements should I take, all those carnitin and bcaa stuff:cluelessicon_confused.gif I've read about tribestan capsules which encourage thestosterone and muscle growth, what about those? Considering I'm very young, I presume I don't need to take a lot of stuff, but advice on what and how much would be appreciated.
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    Apr 01, 2009 2:50 AM GMT
    Save your money for REAL FOOD, then, EAT IT.

    You're 19, and very underweight. EAT. You're not gonna' get fat unless you eat crap and lie around. EAT.

    You don't need any crap other than food, and some weight / protein powder. EAT.
  • Webster666

    Posts: 9225

    Apr 03, 2009 2:36 AM GMT
    I started out skinny, too.
    Don't count calories.
    Don't weigh yourself.
    Cook your own meals.
    Take the left-overs to school or work, to eat for lunch and break times.
    Skip all the supplements except Creatine.
    The harder you work out, the hungrier you'll be.
    Eat 5 meals a day.