Been lurking here for about a year now, spent many hours reading many articles and finally decided to post a question. I'll stick it in beginners just in case there's something blindingly obvious I've missed and I seem a arrogant prat posting elsewhere.
weight- around 85kg (185-190 lb)
bench- 110kg (242 lb)
deadlift- 155kg (341 lb)
squat (below parallel)- 120 kg (264 lb)
Pull-ups (from dead hang)- 12
dips- 12 with 20 kg dumbbell
I'm currently taking- 100% gold standard protein, animal flex (I have pretty worn out knees), green tea extract (keep metabolism up), and glutamine powder if I'm going on long runs or rowing long distance.
I can take all these along with a high protein, medium carb, medium healthy fat diet (fairly high calories) without any real side-effects, but when I take other supplements like l-arginine, l-carnitine, creatine etc my stomach gets upset (with less-than-solid results). I'm posting this as I'm sick of seemingly wasting money as it all just seems to pass through my gut with no absorption at all! I recently took a protein powder that contains around 5g of creatine monohydrate which seemed to only affect my usage of the toilet in my gym, despite drinking litres of water beforehand. I live in spain and have big gaps between getting paid so when im broke i have to bargain hunt in a small selection so please dont recommend Biotest products- I cant get them! So guys and girls, I cant afford to throw money down the toilet (pun intended) so if anyone has any experience/ knowledge at all that can help me it'd be great.