What should I get if i just started lifting a few month ago (still pretty weak). I keep hearing about "whey protein" and "meal replacments". What are the advantages to each. Is there anything else I should be looking for?
Whey protein is a pure, natural, high quality protein from cow's milk. It is a rich source of the essential amino acids needed on a daily basis by the body. In its purest form, as whey protein isolate, it contains little to no fat, lactose or cholesterol.
Just pick up some protein, fish oil, and maybe some flax oil. There are many forms....I would say a whey protein or protein complex....which is a blend of different forms ussually more expensive but filled with alot more glutamine and bcaa's. No need for anything else just yet.
For now just eat, lift, and rest. You'll do fine with just that.
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Well, I went and purchased a big thing of Whey Protein. It has 47 servings. Each serving is 20 grams of protein. It was 30 bucks. Oh and it tastes nasty. When I put it in milk it doesnt disolve all the way (unless im not mixing it long enough) and it taste gross going down. When I drink it with water it at least disolves.
Oh and my buddy who I went with purchased some multi - amino acids bottle for 10 bucks. Is anyone familiar with those? Its supposed to help fuel your workout?
I already have a "One a Day" multivitamin. Anyway whenever I add up my calories/protein I get around 3,500+ calories with 200 g of protein. Will my Whey protein really help if im getting so much already? I live on nothing but Mini Wheats, Whole Wheat bread, Tuna etc... Pretty much everything has a decent amount of protein in it.
Does anyone know anything about amino acid pills?
PS: Stay FAR AWAY from Mixed Berry Whey Protein. Its STILL nasty.