Should I start drinking protein shakes? Also, rate my routine and diet.

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  1. hootpie

    hootpie New Member

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    I just started working out again heavily, but I don't know if I should drink protein shakes. I'll give you my routine and my diet, you let me know what you think :).

    Routine - 5 day switch, HIIT

    Monday - chest
    Tuesday - shoulders
    Wednesday - biceps/triceps
    Thursday - off
    Friday - back
    Saturday - legs
    Sunday - off

    This is what I eat normally:

    Breakfast @ 8-9am: 10+10 Trader Joe's Cereal, 10 grams fiber, 10 grams protein (soy), banana, apple

    Lunch @ 12:30pm: regular turkey avocado from Togo's or something else remotely healthy (I'm trying to get in the habit of making my own sandwiches to take to school with me)

    Pre-workout ~4-6pm: sandwich, banana

    Start workout anywhere between 5-7pm, workout for 45 minutes or so and then do 20-30 minutes of cardio

    Post-workout ~6-8pm: sandwich or tuna on crackers + gatorade

    30-45 minutes later I'll eat another small meal of either a sandwich or tuna


    I drink about 84 fl oz. of water per day (5 water bottles) including one during my workout.


    Should I start drinking protein shakes and if so, when?
     
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    ACURA TL-S OT Supporter

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    I'm not seeing shoulder work, but I do like the two leg days, I would train legs in a westside manner or at least some type of CP if you are going to do two days.
     
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    Crap. I only do legs one day on Saturday. Wednesday is shoulders.
     
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    diet rating: 3/10 if bulking, 5/10 if cutting

    looks like you could use a protein shake with breakfast, pre and post workout.

    edit: I'm assuming your bulking if you're doing HST. Eat more.
     
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    Yes. Whenever you can...mostly before and after workout (breakfast, lunch, dinner)
     
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    I am trying to clean bulk. What kind of protein shakes do you guys recommend?
     
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    What kind of protein shakes should I get? Do they replace meals?
     
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    if you have a costco membership get the powder there
     
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    I'll check out Costco tomorrow or so. As for flavors, what tends to be the best tasting?
     
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    chocolate

    they have 6lbs for $20
     
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    Cool, thanks for the heads up.
     
  13. SteveO

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    how's the stuff taste? that's a good price
     
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    hootpie New Member

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    I doubt it tastes like a Dove bar, but it's probably better than drinking fish juice :)
     
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    ....personally, I wouldn't want to do shoulders the day after arms... cause if my triceps are sore... it would hinder my shoulder workout... (primarily in overhead press movements), I'd also keep chest and shoulder workouts as far apart as possilbe, or just do'em the same day (NOT split them either as in "AM" "PM" workouts).
     
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    I don't know what's wrong with me. I totally wrote my workout wrong. Here's the non-crack smoker version:

    Monday - chest
    Tuesday - shoulders
    Wednesday - biceps/triceps
    Thursday - off
    Friday - back
    Saturday - legs
    Sunday - off
     
  17. Ilyusha

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    Your shoulders aren't taxed from chest day?
     
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    hootpie New Member

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    They are, but not too much to the point where it hinders my shoulder workout.

    By the way, I solved my headache problem.
     
  19. Ilyusha

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    :bigthumb: Congrats.
     
  20. hootpie

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    Thanks...it was getting VERY bothersome.
     
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