well, i agree to a point. you shouldnt resort to any supps unless your diet and routine is spot on. at the same time phrasing it like that insinuates that creatine is more of an advanced supp, which it is not.
After reading this month muscle and fitness which said that beginners should take
Is there anything else that I should take other than EFA's and what should i not be takin?
arginine in of itself really isnt a necessity as a basic. i would classify the "basics" as whey, multi vitamin, efas and creatine. arginine is one of the basics of NO products, but outside of an amino received via whey, you dont have to supplement it
Hi Guys, that list of 4 items sounds good. (im new by the way, and looking to get some suppliments ordered).
BUT, I have been reading Anthony Ellis' page and he says you need MRP. (which consists of Whey protein and maltodextrin (carbs).
So which should us skinny newbies buy, Whey protein or a MRP?
I haven't read the article but MRP is probably meant as (meal replacement powder) which again is a protien powder that may contain a few vitamins and have more nutritional value than an ordinary protien powder.It's easy to get carbs but if you are just trying to loose weight you may also want to decrease the number of carbs you intake,however carbs are neccessary.If you use to many carbs like these "bulking powders" you'll probably gain some fat with your muscle.Anthony I belive was refferring to something like Myoplex,but I would have to read the article.While I use MRP,the term is slightly decieving because they should not completly replace food.Food is always neccessary.Hope this helps you out.
cheers for the reply dude. if you search this article for 'MRP' you will see what he meant. Im quite slim/athletic, and looking to gain muscle mass. http://www.fastmusclegain.com/
In a nut shell would you recommend whey protein, or some kinda MRP.
ps. this is my local store, is there any product inparticular you would suggest? my colleague says USN whey protein. www.shape-nutrition.co.uk
I know when Anthony done the Body for Life thing that it was put on by EAS which is on your store site and they sell Myoplex which is much cheaper than it once was.He uses MRP in that article as meal replacement powder as I had assumed earlier.Most companies sell them but don't buy from Muscle Tech or some company thats going to give you an inflated price.If you get the Myoplex Deluxe you will get more protien and carbs per serving.These MRP's are just vitamin enriched protien powders.
Let me look at your site a few more minutes and I'll tell you what I would buy and why.
With your options I would go with the Myoplex Deluxe,from what I looked at it was probably the most complete and dependable.Remember though that alot of companies make good MRP's and they don't have to be expensive.
You'll have better options or atleast a better idea of MRP's if you'll go to www.bulknutrition.com select categories and below protien you'll see some MRP's.That will help you out.Optium Nutrition makes some and they sale good and cost effiecient products.
so you would go with an MRP over USN Whey protein in my case?
Also, I was thinkin of Whey protein combined with creatine mono, would you suggest the MRP to be used with creatine mono?
I don't see no problem with it.You may space them out a little,just so you get absorption for your creatine.It may not be mandatory but (I think EAS made a supp called Betagen that mixed protien and creatine,but couldn't say for sure)but again it's a preferance I have
There was a product in that USN line that I looked at that I think had 88g carbs in it.It didn't look bad but you may see more fat gain with high carbs keep in mind.
Use whey Protein, Oat Bran, skim Milk and natty PB
I do something similar. I use whey protein, skim milk, oat flour (oats grounded up in a coffee bean grinder), egg whites/beaters, natty pb and occassionally ground flax seed...all sweetend with liquid sucralose or splenda.
...and as far as supplements, I'm surprised nobody has mentioned BCAAs.
C, 2 grams
Water Soluble E, 800 I.U.
2-3 grams fish oil
6 grams creatine monohydrate
How does this sound for me? Improvements?
Since you asked, and I'm sure TP will back me on this one...Since you are taking an NO product you will want to look into an anti-oxidant product like, hmmm....maybe Vigor by DS or NOxidant if you can find some.
And like I mentioned in the post above, how about some BCAAs?