11-07-2007, 19:42 #1
Question about Protein Supplement
Is it necessary to take protein supplements such as shakes and bars when muscle training? Or is it only for people who want to seriously bulk up?
11-07-2007, 19:47 #2
No. It is also silly to spend money on supplements if your diet is crap. Analyze your diet first.Nastiness Prime Soke, Honey Badger Kung Fu
11-07-2007, 19:47 #3
It is not necessary assuming you are getting between 1 and 1.3 grams of protein per kilogram of body mass in per day. If you are not, taking in a little extra can be a very good thing. Many people who have lousy dietary habits find it easier and oftentimes more cost effective to take some supplements when training. If the choise is between not getting enough protein and buy a quality protein powder or bar, I strongly encourage you to go with the supplement.
Immediately and one hour post exercise is the most important time for ingestion.For now, more than ever before, being sincere and dedicated is not enough. We must also be right. - Walter Kroll. 1971
11-07-2007, 19:59 #4
Nastiness Prime Soke, Honey Badger Kung Fu
11-07-2007, 21:19 #5
Originally Posted by Night_Fang
11-08-2007, 08:56 #6
Almost everything in life driven by goals. I use Whey Protein as a dietary supplement but I also try to practice a decent diet. Right now I am trying to cut weight because I have this crazy idea of getting back into grappling competition. I am looking at the label of this whey protein bucket here at my desk.
1 scoop is 115 calories 20 calories from fat. This will yield 21g of protein.
I would have to eat 4 hard boiled eggs to yield that much protein and I am probably looking at around 300 calories and 200 calories from fat. Now I am trying to cut calories but I want my protein sources to be effecient.
Earlier this year I was trying to bulk and I still used protein supplements but my reasons and my goals were differ. I purposely consumed a surplus of calories.
I still think if you living off a diet Doritoes and Mountain Dew then spending money on dietary supplements is stupid.
Another this is sleep. Do you get enough? You build muscle when you rest not when you lift. You can lift like a crazy man and spend the equivelent of the GNP of Canada on supplements but if you eat crap and don't get enough sleep you are peeing your money away.
Ice cream kills me. God I love ice cream. My wife has to quit buying it.Nastiness Prime Soke, Honey Badger Kung Fu
11-08-2007, 13:16 #7
I changed my eating habits to lose weight and it worked. My current diet is pretty healthy I'd say. I don't eat junk food cept cookies. I can't give up my cookies lol. I don't eat fast food, pizza, fried foods or chinesse food since most of it is fried stuff. I eat alot of protein foods, mostly from eggs, turkey, chicken, steak. And only whole grain products for carbs. Brown rice, wheat bread, whole grain waffles. Then someone suggested i take protein shakes to keep my protein up especially if i didnt have time to fix a real meal. So I took muscle milk but it had too many calories and then i found out it has a ingredient that causes cardiovascular disease so i gave it up. That was 40 bucks gone. Anyway I'm changin my training habits to put on more muscle and I was thinking about tryin a new supplement to help. Thanks everyone for your input and advice. I think I'll just stick to my diet without supplements and see what happens with this new training style.
11-08-2007, 13:34 #8
At muscletalk there is some good people there who function at a fairly high level in their respective disciplines. ( Bodybuilding, Powerlifting, Strongman comps etc....) There are soccer players that specialize in sport specific training also.
There is also Bodybuilding.com it is a big site but it is a friggin zoo. I didn't like it.
The British guys are muscletalk are a fun. If you ever have any questions about diet you can post your diet plans along with your goals and they will give some good analysis. Not everyone there is a bodybuilder. Steve Blades (ToxicToffee) knows his stuff.Nastiness Prime Soke, Honey Badger Kung Fu
11-14-2007, 17:37 #9
I use regular Whey Protein from GNC (nothing special in it but natural protein) after heavy workouts.
I yields 5g of carbs, 20g of protein and 2.5g of fat.
Not only it's good, but it tastes good! (cookies n cream)Life without effort is a waste of time and air.