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High School Athlete - Help!

I am the mother of a high school basketball player who wants to beef up over the summer. He has come home asking about Muscle Milk, which I researched on this site, and found out it is not a good idea. What do I need to tell him to eat and drink? Help!

Tell him to read the “Are you a Beginner II” thread at the top of this forum. Read it and all of the linked articles.

That was an eye opener for me and a great source of information.

In general though, Protien and water

some types of muscle milk do not have glycocamine in it.

http://www.T-Nation.com/readTopic.do?id=460331

http://www.T-Nation.com/readTopic.do?id=460327

http://www.T-Nation.com/readTopic.do?id=487636

[quote]highschoolmom wrote:
I am the mother of a high school basketball player who wants to beef up over the summer. He has come home asking about Muscle Milk, which I researched on this site, and found out it is not a good idea. What do I need to tell him to eat and drink? Help![/quote]

I’m pretty sure that Cytosport, the company that makes Muscle Milk, is removing glycocamine from their ingredients. Tell your son to hop on here and post on this thread, talking about his training experience, what his nutrition is like, etc. That’ll help everyone give him more solid advice.

What are his current stats? Age/Size? Is he 125lbs or 175lbs? Is he new to lifting?

He might be better off just eating a clean solid diet including chicken, turkey, eggs, milk, tuna, cheese, vetables, fruit, oatmeal, nuts, etc. Try to have him stay away from the junk food and empty calories. He might also look at using just a simple protein supplement if needed.

http://www.T-Nation.com/readTopic.do?id=508031

teach him that supplements are not substitutes. They add to a solid foundation.

[quote]jp_dubya wrote:
teach him that supplements are not substitutes. They add to a solid foundation. [/quote]

Exactly!!! he needs to learn how to gain with Food first! Supplements are that a supplement to an already solid, diet, training rest and recovery plan.

Then add in a simple protein supp like Metabolic Drive, low carb or Complete and further aids to his goals.

Phill

[quote]highschoolmom wrote:
I am the mother of a high school basketball player who wants to beef up over the summer. He has come home asking about Muscle Milk, which I researched on this site, and found out it is not a good idea. What do I need to tell him to eat and drink? Help![/quote]

You are a cool mom.

i second that.
your definitly rippin up the competition in the mom world

I think this mom needs to stay on board!

Simple speak ~

  • Throw in weight training 3-4 times a week.

  • Steak, Chicken, Salmon, Tuna, Eggs, Cottage Cheese, Cheese, Milk, Yogurt - Dairy

  • Since he plays basketball he’s going to have to eat a lot more just because he does such a cardio intensive sport.

  • To pad against that pasta, rice, and other simple carbs so they burn off faster.

Protein powder is useful when you are on the go and/or have no time to cook or prepare meals.