I went to a doctor 2 days ago about my back pain/slight spine curve to talk to him and see what he can do to fix it. He started talking to me about working out and nutrition.
The first main point that he made was that my chest is stronger than my back and I need to work my chest:back in a 5:1 ration.
I’m 15 and about 5 months into working out, only about 1 of which have I really known what I am doing. I used to bench a lot and do nothing for back when just starting out, but I am working back/chest and everything else equally now with a program that Gerdy showed me.
So, it’s going to even itself out, hopefully.
He also told me to do a few pull ups a day, just to stretch the muscles, so I’ve been doing maybe 8 pull ups spread throughout the day on back off days.
When we got to nutrition, he told me that I need to eat meat/fish/eggs in a 1:1 ratio to vegetables.
Here’s the part where I couldn’t tell if he was joking.
“For breakfast, eat bacon and eggs…sunny side up.”
This dude went on about healthy fats and all, but honestly, greasy ass bacon and fried eggs as opposed to soft boiled eggs and vegetables?..
I told him that I take Protein powder, Creatine, BCAAs, and fish oil. He told me that Creatine is going to kill my Kidneys and to come in with all of my supplements and he would test if my body can take them somehow.
So, I went in today and first, he had me lie down and put some electrode things on my back that sent very light electricity into my back muscles and made them pulse; this lasted 20 minutes.
Then, he had me lie down and cup my hand. He kept experinemting with putting different pills into my hand. He later told me that he was testing which ones I needed with electronegativity, somehow.
He did that and told me to take Vasculin, Catalyn, and Ligaplex II, which are some supplements made out of different plants and whatnot to help with the ligaments and vascular system.
So then, he tested which supplements my body in particular could absorb. To his surprise, he told me that the Creatine was fine, but the Vitamin Shoppe brand BCAAs that I’m taking and the generic brand Protein powder is doing nothing for me.
He then told me that I don’t need any of that and that I can get all of the protein that I need from proper nutrition.
I tried to argue a bit and explain that I need liquid protein after a workout, but it’s hard to argue with a doctor…
So, I come to you all, completely confused and with everything that I have learned, and gotten results from, about training and nutrition on the line.
Has anybody had a similar experience? He told me that it’s not Protein powder or BCAAs in particular, but it could just be those particular brands, but what am I supposed to do… buy different supplements until I find one that he approves of?..
I need advice badly here and I have no idea what to make of this: weather to keep taking all of my supplements or not, about my nutrition…