[quote]Chris Colucci wrote:
Not sure if you’re getting tired of seeing me pop up, but anyhow…
I recently hit a reality check that I need to get huge[/quote]
You are huge compared to everyone your age, and you’re on the bigger side for most guys with your training experience. I still suggest dropping 15-20 pounds or so. Dropping a little bodyfat will set you up for better muscular gains in the short-term. To grossly oversimplify, trying to bulk up when you’re already carrying a fair amount of bodyfat increases the chances of gaining more fat than muscle during the bulking phase.
Cleaning up your nutrition, getting on a well-designed program, and maybe a smidgen of cardio will get you where you want to go… for now. Truth be told, you do seem to switch goals every week or two. I understand you’re currently dealing with an injury, but still.
Fixed. Really though, a lot of times with protein powders, you get what you pay for quality-wise. The sacks o’ whey available at Costco or Wal-Mart are notorious for causing digestive problems - farts from beyond the grave, upset stomach/the runs, etc.
I’ve mentioned my thoughts on this before. Biotest’s Grow! whey will be about $120 for 8 pounds, but I do believe it’s a higher quality and a better overall product.
Pretty sure supplements were handled in your “stocking up” thread and at least one other thread. There’s nothing new anyone else can tell you.
What do beta alanine and AKG do, and how will they help your particular goals?[/quote]
Yeah I’ll shed some fat that’s no problem. As far as nutrition wise it’s not easy to get calories but thankfully mom got got hired at a deli and is getting pounds of chicken and steak. With goals, still the overall one is to have a huge raw total but I’ll admit I have a problem with switching routines too often that’s why I want to start 5/3/1 but have to delay the squat and dead.
I’m sure Biotest has good stuff but $120 for 8lbs is a little out of my budget. In my “stocking up” order I made 2 mistakes buying 2 MHP proteins because of the soy factor. Beta Alinine I heard gives you more endurance through a workout and muscles don’t get fatigues too quickly. And AKG increases nitric oxide. Both of them sound good but aren’t really necessary.