Am I screwing myself by not taking any substances if I'm lifting?

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  1. Anders 7

    Anders 7 I aim to misbehave OT Supporter

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    I take no protein no whey no nothing. I'm pretty skinny - 6'1'' 165-170lbs.
    I've been lifting for about two months and can bench 200lbs. Would I see a lot better gains if I start taking those nasty shakes? Just don't know how important they are. I don't eat all that well anyways, mostly junk and I don't eat as much as a should.
     
  2. Skeletor

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    start eating more in general. read the stickies for nutritional advice, and if you aren't going by a designed lifting program then consider getting on one, just to make sure you're lifting right too.



    shakes are good if you have the money definitely get some whey, it can't hurt.
     
  3. Damnation

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    before you go any further with your lifting, you should get your bloodwork done to see if your test levels are normal or not
     
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    to me it seems like whey is the cheapest protein you can get.
    The stuff I get is about 1.5 cents per gram
    eggs are like 12 cents per 7 grams each
    beef at $2/pound with 80 grams is about 2.5 cents per gram
     
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  6. Skeletor

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    a lot of guys like me are in college or even high school and live at home... = free food, so spending 80 on some whey isn't necessarily that appealing for a high school student.



    Working + college = best of both worlds though


    free food all the time and have plenty of money for whatever :bigthumb:
     
  7. TZ

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    You don't need supplements if you are eating well.
     
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    free food ftw, but $30-35 for 5 lbs of whey at sams will last over a month and its quicker than having to cook and eat 3 chicken breasts a day to get all the protein you need
     
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    A protein shake after you work out would be good, but eating well in general is more important. I trained hard for a long time and did not eat well, so I did not make the kind of gains I was looking for. Clean up your diet and drink a protein shake after workout for optimal results.
     
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    supplements are to ... well supplement. if you dont have time to eat a solid meal, shake it up. if you didnt get enough protein for the day, shake it up. etc etc. u dont need it but it sure as fuck helps
     
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    Your lifting routine and diet are the most important to your results... but if that is all solid then supplements will help give you the edge.

    Whey protein
    Creatine
    Multi

    That's all you need for the time being.
     
  12. Skeletor

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    seriously... it's just such a convenience to have it sitting around that you minus well buy it.

    if i didn't have it then i'd have to crack open a can of tuna at least twice a day and that stuff is way harder to stomach even though it ends up at about the same calorie amount per gram of protein.
     
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    Glad I did the same, just got done injecting test into my left ass-cheek.

    I'm glad you guys like laughing at us hypogonadal folk :rofl:
     
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    Formz Hipster Santa OT Supporter

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    I fucking lost it :bowrofl:
     
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    while some may find it amusing (and admittedly the comment was pretty funny) subclinical hypogonadism is quite common and clinical hypogonadism is not particularly uncommon. Adiposity and xenoestrogens (as well as other endocrine disruptors) being among the primary reason for their increasing prevalance.
     
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    :bowrofl: flawless
     
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