Weightlifting supplements

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  1. whiteathlete33

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    Can anyone help me out with which supplements work good? I have been lifting for a year. I currently take creatine, whey protein, ABB energy drinks, and Leukic. I have had some great results from some Muscletech products. Gakic definitely works. Cryotest is also good. However I stopped taking these products due to the high caffeine content which gave me "jitters." I am thinking of trying Muscletech Celltech creatine. Has anyone tried it? I know it is expensive. Is it worth the money? Leukic is garbage and hasn't worked for me.
     
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    I used muscletech celltech fruit punch and I gained ten lbs. I have been off for one month and still have only lost 2 lbs water. Its very good, and when taken before workouts help me get in the gym.

    Make sure you take a multivitamin and also have all your BCAA's. I don't do this but I should. Also make sure you get a good protein like optimum nutrition.

    Other than that eat healthy and get good sleep. And dont forget plyometrics, base training (hills), and of coarse getting your pump on.

    Happy lifting.
     
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    If you can try cellmass and let me know how it is. And dont get NO X plode if you dont like the jitters.
     
  4. whiteathlete33

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    No explode contains caffeine? I know when I was taking Gakic the regular version doesn't contain caffeine. The hardcore version does. Celltech is basically creatine. So it's worth it? What other supplements have you tried? I get plenty of protein. I consume 1 gram per pound of body weight. I use GNC whey protein. It is inexpensive and does the job.Edited by: whiteathlete33
     
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    Just ZMA, which helps with sleep. Eating right and sleeping right are the biggest factors along with training. Ya NO explode is loaded with caffeine and sugar.
     
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    NO explode is from BSN. I dont need any caffeine as I get enough from ABB energy drinks. These are the best energy drinks out there.Edited by: whiteathlete33
     
  7. WHITE NOISE

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    I'm 47 years old and in order to make progress and continue to build muscle I take:

    Cod liver oil
    Whey protein
    PowerFul
    ZMA
    Diesel Test Hardcore
    DHEA
    Creatine
    Cycle 4 weeks with Novedex XT
    Glucosamine/Condroiton/MSM

    I am 5'9" and around 245. I do 12 reps with 100 lb dumbbells each hand at bench press. Four plates bend over T-bar rows and shrug 90 lb bells for reps to give you an idea of my workout ability.
     
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    That is not bad Whitenoise. How long have you been working out? I have 18 months under my belt so far. My numbers are not good but anyway: Max bench 225 lbs. Curl 100 for 10 reps, leg press 650 lbs, shoulder barbell press 145 I time. I am only 168 lbs and 5'9.
     
  9. StarWars

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    ZMA gives you good dreams. Very good supplement for sleep and replacing testosterone I've noticed. All those supplements are very good but what is probably yielding the most results is the creatine and whey protein. Do not forget a multivitamin, although I should take one but I forget.

    I am not as strong upper body as either of you guys; not even close. I just turned 18 and weigh 150 lbs and am 5'10". I just do pushups and squatted recently 400 10 times (correctly). So that is good. But I never do deadlifts or cleans and I know I should.

    What workouts do you think would benefit the most for football other than the obvious bench/squat/curls?
     
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    "What workouts do you think would benefit the most for football other than the obvious bench/squat/curls?"


    Single arm snatch, power cleans, split press. Anything that involves explosion in your hips.
     
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    Gakic had a great formula a few years ago. However, they changed the chemical make-up of their product. Now its called Gakic "Hardcore" and is loaded with all kinds of ungodly stimulants. I used to take it before hockey games, and wasn't able to sleep for two days. Its crap, if you are currently using it, throw whats left of it in the sh*tter before you blow your adrenal glands to sh*t.

    Cell-tech is also crap. It blows you up with water weight for a few months, making you think you're making "great gains". Only, when you cycle off of it, you piss it all out, and your size as well as your money goes right down the sh*tter.

    As a rule of thumb, stay away from any of that gong-show bullsh*t you see advertised in the magazines. Its all chemically-induced garbage that ACTUALLY DETERIORATES THE HUMAN BODY MORE THAN YOU KNOW. If you want to burn fat and gain muscle safely, a supplement called "tonalin" is available. If you want to gain strength safely, "dessicated liver tablets" is another harmless supplement if used properly. There are so many things out there that are both safe and affordable that work quite well, but the industry doesn't want you to know that. I learned the hard way.
     
  12. whiteathlete33

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    I am taking whey protein, creatine monohydrate, and NO explode. I thought NO explode was crap beacuse it is nitric oxide and caffeine. I was shocked when I took it. It is a pre workout supplement and it gives me tons of energy. I was plateauing and it honestly helped my stregth out alot. The pumps are awesome as well.

    Groundfigther, in reference to Gakic they have both the hardcore and regular one available that you were talking about. The regular one doesn't have caffeine. The Hardcore one does.
     
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    Yea I heard creatine only works for most people, like 90%. It worked well for me and I had stength and weight gains that lasted, although I was heavier while on it. It is possible that it did not work on Ground Fighter because he is in that 10% that it doesn't work for. Definitely stick with the monohydrate though.

    -ZMA is awesome
    -Creatiine is awesome
    -I will try NO Xplode in summer when I have time for more sleep
    -whey protein is the best
    -multivitamin is essential


    Most important workouts are compound such as squats and benching (I do pushups). Biceps look good but I'm not convinced they do much. Triceps come in handy when you want to hold onto someone's jersey when tackling them. Stretching is arguably the most important part.
     
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    I'll have to agree with that statement. I'm only about 5' 9" but I weight roughly 205 lbs., so I'm about as big as I'm going to get without putting on fat. If I didn't lift, I'd be about 150 lbs.[​IMG]So, even if I did put on MORE weight with the use of creatine, its probably not the kind of weight I want.

    As of this moment, I'm kind of on a budget, so I'm not taking any supplements. Not even whey protein. I'm just eating, sleeping and training. Its good to take a break from that stuff once in a while, or else your body gets used to its effects.
     
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    Groundfighter, how do you go about your bulking sessions? How many calories above matainence do you go?
     
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    Has anyone ever tried No explode? Great supplement. Anyway my question here is regarding the newest No Explode Nt. Is it any good? I don't want to shell out 40 bucks for it if it;s not better than the previous one.
     
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    WA33, I used to take alotta supplements back in the 90s (my single days), mostly creatine, betagen, whey protein & lots of vitamins. These days I still take vitamins & some protein bars & drinks. I'm 6'8, 335 & needing to get back to sub 300, so not interested in "massing up".[​IMG]I've been hitting the gym (4-5x per week) & training BJJ (3-4x weekly) but haven't cleaned up the diet (using holidays, hunting & football season as a (weak) excuse [​IMG] ). I promised my wife I'd tighten up the diet between now & first of the New Year.
     
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    Supplements are good Dixie but it depends what kind. I absolutely love Muscle Milk. It tastes great and is a high quality protein. It's also milk and whey combined so you have protein in your system for many hours and not just an hour like from pure whey. I take creatine but I use the cheap monohydrate kind from GNC. No sense in wasting money on these garbage "designer creatines" that cost 5 times as much as the regular stuff. It doesn't do anything but make the supplement companies richer. Besides that I take an energy drink before hitting the gym to make sure I put maximum effort in. I like American Body Building drinks. They taste great and always give me good energy without the jitters. NO Explode is a very good pre workout drink too.

    I know what you mean regarding the holidays Dixie. Around this time of year most weight gain occurs and it's tough not to pig out of Thanksgiving, New Years, and Christmas. I am going to do a very clean bulk after New Years Day. I plan on eating about 3,600 calories a day but only good stuff like tuna, any type of lean meats, fruits and veggies, and whole grain breads. It's going to be tough but I plan to hit 180lbs on my 5'9 frame in about 5 months with very minimal fat gains. The way I see it I might as well just wait this month out before starting this bulk as too much drinking and eating goes on this time of year.
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    WA33, yessir...I love the vittles. I don't eat junk every day, but have maybe 3-4 "crap" meals a week (ie - burgers, tacos, etc.). I'll probably clean it up like January 2nd or so. I can cut 30 lbs pretty quickly, but then have to work through my first plateau (probably around 300). I'll work towards 250 by next summer, but will have to get past plateaus every 15 lbs or so (under 300 lbs). I have a very large frame, so I actually look a bit "skinny" under 260. However, I promised my wife I'd lean out.[​IMG]
     
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    The sups and training articles at T-Nation.com are worth a look fellas.
     
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    Has anyone here taken NO Explode? It's a nitric oxide product with caffeine and creatine. I love this stuff. My training intensity goes up and I'm able to lift more.
     

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