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  1. poz

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    Alright, so I am looking to start hitting the gym to get in shape and look decent. Two summers ago, I had a gym pass with some friends and went occasionally when they went, but didn't really take it seriously after summer ended. Now that I'm at school, I have access to a pretty big gym so I figure, why not use it?

    Anyway, I read the sticky "so you want to be a bodybuilder, etc" and I might start using that workout routine to start out. My question is though, what kinda supplements should I get, if any? When I went two summers ago, I had whey and that's it. I'll probably get another 2lb jug of whey or something to hold me over for a while, but besides that, is there anything necessary to get? I'll add that my metabolism is pretty damn fast, so it's kinda hard to gain weight. But I also have access to a cafeteria, so I've been eating a lot more than at home. Thanks again guys.
     
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    didn't read. just wanted to say

    GO PACKERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
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    Whey and creatine, only thing thats necessary. Other than that just put your diet in check. look at the stickies, peruse the site and ask intelligent questions.

    good luck
     
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    Eat a lot. Lift heavy.

    come back in a yr or two
     
  5. Thomas Crenshaw

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    Whey, creatine, glutamine, food.

    find a fish oil, multi vitamin. that should be enough.

    read blogs on t-nation.com and do research on your own dont just rely on what a few faggots on here say. that should get you started though.
     
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    could get by without the glutamine if you are poor, but the rest is spot on.
     
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    agreed with whey, creatine, multi-vitamin, and fish oil

    and if the money is there, a preworkout stim
     
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    yeah if cash flow is good, def try pre workouts, superpump, vasocharge, jack3d, (dont suggest NO-XPLOD).
     
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    caffeine tabs are $9 a bottle for over a months supply

    I'd rather have caffeine tabs and bcaa than preworkout sugar & stimulants
     
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    i dont think superpump has sugar.....

    but you have a point, caffeine and beta alanine might do it
     
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    what is a good creatine? i think im going to get ON whey but im unsure about the rest.
     
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    Creatine and fish oil is all you need. You can get protein from food--I only use protein powders when I need to replace a meal or on the go. If you need vitamins you are probably not eating enough of the right kind of foods.
     
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    Not sure about glutamine myself... at least great for gut health which is always a bonus I guess.
     
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    so post workout shakes are worthless?
     
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    Green Mag
     
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    Didn't say they were, but the monetary cost/benefit for training isn't justifiable for me. How much does a jug of Surge cost? $35 for a about a month supply. I can buy a lot of fruit and chicken breast/pork shoulder/beef rib-eye for that, getting plenty of vitamins and minerals, while avoiding some heavily processed product with artificial sweeteners, and getting the results I want.
     
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    I think I read something here from 1fast400 about how he only uses his glutamine powder during the seasonal change or during hard cuts when the immune system needs the support, which is basically what I had been doing. I've had a kilo all summer and hadn't used it but I pulled it out the other day and said okay why not.
     
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    Worthless? No. Make a difference over a pound of chicken and rice? No. Not research wise anyway.
     
  21. Mass

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    actually, the research has shown that if anything, we should be taking L-Threonine and vitamin d3 and thats about it. Just eat real food and be consistent with your lifting.
     
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    so for right now, you guys think green mag and ON whey would be fine? i'm a broke college kid :o
     
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    not only that, i've never taken creatine. i know that it just makes you keep your water weight, but what are some of the effects from it? i dont want to go into using it blind like an idiot.
     
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    If you broke just get a generic/gnc brand creatine.
     
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    well, i mean i dont think it'd be that big of a deal. i should restate that previous statement, i'm trying to conserve money but it really isn't that big of a deal. :hs:

    i just looked on gnc.com and saw that ON whey is cheaper on bodybuilding.com's shop than there so... i was probably gonna order all of the shit from bb.com
     
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