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July 12, 2010 @ 01:44 PM
wongk222

Post: 1

Join Date: Jul 2010

Hi,

I have just joined the forum today and this is my first post. I have been doing weights on and off for about 5 years just to keep in shape. Lately I have decided that I want to increase my size and strength and loose a little bit of belly fat. I weigh about 13 stone and am around 6ft tall. I eat a fairly balanced diet with lots of meat and fruit. I have started going to the gym about 5 times a week targeting a specific muscle group each time I go, this has been working well thus far, but now I want to include protein shakes aswell. Im not sure which ones would be best, and when/how often i should be taking it?

Thanks for any advice you can offer.
July 12, 2010 @ 01:55 PM
Striker

Post: 1562

Join Date: Jan 2010

might be in the wrong forum?

but im sure peeps will help you out.
July 12, 2010 @ 06:48 PM
rts

Post: 144

Join Date: Feb 2010

Location: NJ

Same story for me. Whats your routine?
July 13, 2010 @ 05:23 AM
danariely

Post: 15

Join Date: Jul 2010

Depends on how much protein you get in your diet.

At least take a shake after your workout (starts anabolic process), and maybe one before you sleep (as growth hormone levels peak during sleep).

In terms of what kind to get, don't fall for manufacturer bullshyt about all the goodies they include. Just get a basic, cheap protein powder (whey concentrate or isolate) that mixes well and tastes good. My personal fave is Optimum.
July 16, 2010 @ 05:21 AM
RoseJan123

Post: 1

Join Date: Jul 2010

Protien shake
It depends on what you're looking for. If you're looking to bulk up, just get regular whey protein. If you're looking to build LEAN muscle mass, get whey protein isolate. Once you've decided which, go to a health store and compare the ingredients/prices and find the best price-quality ratio (especially if money is a factor).

And that person that said bananas are really high in protein is an idiot...

You DO want to put banana in your shakes (or at least eat them) for a lot other reasons though (EXCELLENT source of energy, high in potassium which will dilates blood vessles, which will give you a lot of benefits, and it will help restore muscle glycogen levels, which is the optimal fuel for your muscles)
August 14, 2010 @ 02:00 PM
Nevadaface

Post: 34

Join Date: Apr 2010

Optimum Whey protein or Optimum Pro Complex gainer. It wont let you down.
Try bodybuilding.com. Has tons of supplements with reviews.
August 28, 2010 @ 05:41 PM
K BOOG

Post: 2655

Join Date: Oct 2006

Location: Detroit.

Yeah anything by Optimum is good. I wouldn't worry about Isolate unless your competing.
August 28, 2010 @ 09:30 PM
gnar

Post: 1545

Join Date: Oct 2009

Location: Vegas

Optimum Whey protein or Optimum Pro Complex gainer. It wont let you down.
Try bodybuilding.com. Has tons of supplements with reviews.


Yeah. I am an active member at bb.com and it's a great site for any information. And agreed with the ON whey.
September 1, 2010 @ 11:42 PM
L.A

Post: 28

Join Date: Sep 2010

any whey should be good...
i use true mass workss great
September 3, 2010 @ 05:30 PM
nguyentendo

Post: 56

Join Date: Dec 2008

Location: San Jose

Optimum nutrition whey is a good. I usually get the double rich chocolate.
September 6, 2010 @ 01:31 PM
hyperpiper45

Post: 110

Join Date: Aug 2010

Location: UK

Just get whatever is cheap. On workout days I like to have one straight after I workout and then one before bed. You don't need shakes to get big though, it's more for convenience to get the calories/protein in. Just make you are lifting heavy to failure and up the weights or reps each session.
September 6, 2010 @ 03:53 PM
nemesi5

Post: 95

Join Date: Feb 2010

Just get whatever is cheap. On workout days I like to have one straight after I workout and then one before bed. You don't need shakes to get big though, it's more for convenience to get the calories/protein in. Just make you are lifting heavy to failure and up the weights or reps each session.


oo, that helps
September 8, 2010 @ 01:15 AM
Yeti_J

Post: 16

Join Date: Sep 2010

Location: Moose Factory, Ontar...

muscle milk works pretty good. take it before your workout.
September 8, 2010 @ 06:31 AM
jassmine12

Post: 60

Join Date: Sep 2010

I have never taken any protein shake ever

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