Or better yet, which supplements do you find are the most important to your progress? Protein/post workout shakes? T-boosters? Recovery aids? Multi-vitamins? I'm 46 and just getting back into lifting several years away from the iron. Using the 5/3/1 and doing hill sprints 3 days a week. I'm already noticing I'm a little sorer than I used to get, a little slower making recovering, and gains come little slower. Just wondering what others in this age group find important and useful. Thanks.
Whey is consistent when I'm trying to gain some weight / muscle (like now). I don't have the biggest appetite so it is an easy way to get protein in. And I'll grab a shake to go when I know I'm not get a chance to eat for a while (i.e. running the kids to sports right after work).
I think it was Wendler (or maybe Tate) that said drink the shake before you eat to lose weight, as it kills your appetite, and after you eat to gain. Seems to work.
I'm a pretty clean eater - MOST of the time. Have always had a jug of protein around for post workout shakes. Currently taking fish oil and extra vitamin D. I have on occasion taken extra vitamin E, but haven't for a time. Need to find myself a good multi - any suggestions? I Have been reading the T replacement forum, and I think that I am going to have a blood test done and get an idea where I am at and if that's necessary or not. At least that way I'll know where my levels are at.
You talking test boosters as in Alpha? I tried them on a 3month run. I thought overall I could tell a difference. Vitality was the biggest thing I noticed. Other than that, maybe just the feel good endorphins.
Though at 47 I would be interested in knowing of any over the counter test boosters you guys have had success with.
EDIT- Thanks for the shake after dinner thing Git. I can't put wt on even you were on my back.