[quote]Dirty Gerdy wrote:
I have always felt better off of a multi-vitamin/multi-mineral/greens product.
The only thing I watch out for is the amount of iron in these products. I usually buy them without iron and like powders .vs. pills.
Depending on what type of activities you do and how strenuous would determine if you they are absolutely necessary.
Imo there are few vitamins/minerals that you could od on by accident. Most would just pass through you, and in this case you would be wasting your money. I personally think that a multi-vit/multi-mineral supplement is cheap enough that even if some pass through you it’d be worth it to have proper mineral/vitamin supplementation.
my opinion of course…
Thanks Gerdy, good tip on the iron.
For those of you who wanted more info:
I don’t think the amount of exercise I’m doing is that much. and the intensity isn’t excessive (1 hr 4-5 times per week) but I’ve found lately that I get run down after only 3 or 4 weeks on a particular program.
I get a cold or sore throat, also I get coldsores. I’ve droped my volume a bit from 5-6 days a week and I realise that periodisation is important, but I think that nutrition might have a bit to do with it. I think I’ll try a multi mineral first.
At the moment I have a four day split Leg, Chest, Back, shoulders and arms. I just put in a rest day when I feel I need it. This week I trained legs sunday, chest monday, tuesday off, wednesday back and today I’ll do shoulders and arms. I’ll prob have friday off and train legs sat.
I base all my workouts around one compound lift, atm squats for leg day, bench press for chest, dead lifts for back, military press for shoulders.
I do five heavy sets of <6 reps. Then I’ll do 2-4 other exercises (superset), keep it heavy for compound, but more reps less sets for the isolation exercises.
I generaly get my 8 hrs a night, but I struggle on wed and thur as I have to get up at 5am. Also I’ve had a gf for 4 months now so sometimes I miss out on half a nights sleep
Just made some changes to my diet about a week ago, as I mentioned in the first post. Used to train the same but only eat 4 meals a day and pretty much no protien for breakfast.
I really appreciate everyones comment so far, nice work Gerdy impressive stats and body mate.