Ok. So I am pretty new to this site, but I’ve been reading a lot of the forums and posts for the past two weeks. I have been weight training off and on now for about 4 years. (Ever since junior year in highschool)
Usually what happens is I’ll work out for about 3-7 months and stop for about 4 months and go back at it. Well, I’m still in college and want to get serious. A couple of years ago I bought ON’S 100% Whey protein. I never noticed any gains from it but then again, I probably didnt take it enought because I couldn’t stand the taste (vanilla) and would forget.
That bottle has since expired and I’m looking to replace it. I bought Muscle Milk a week ago and tried it out. Tastes Awesome! (strawberry milkshake) However, after researching it on bodybuilding.com, I reconsidered it and took it back because of the glycocyamine that it contains. Now, some people say that it doesn’t matter and some say it does. I’ve read more posts that are against it than ones that are for it though.
Anyway, the same forum that discussed Muscle Milk compared it to Max Milk. Virtually same product except EAS’ Max Milk doesn’t contain glycocyamine and it has 3g of creatine blend. I just want something to take that is safe, good quality and makes gains.
A lot of people on this site rant and rave about Metabolic Drive and Grow!. I’ve never tried either but would be willing if they are better than Max Milk and ON’s 100% Whey. Right now ON’s whey is the most popular protein, right? Does that mean its the best. Some forums say its not that great. Everybody has different things to say and its kind of confusing. Instead of reading all kinds of post for days on end, I was just thinking about doing what I used to do. (Post-workout can of tuna and glass of milk.)
So, my question is: Is Max Milk a good, safe product for gains and is it better than ON’s? Also, which do you recommend out of all the one’s listed or any others you know to be good? I appreciate any and all replies. Just in case it helps, I’ll give you my workout routine:
For my routine, I fluctuate every 3 weeks starting at 12X3, 10X3, 8X4, 6X5
Monday: Chest and Biceps
Flat Bench Dumbells
Incline Bench Dumbells
Straight Bar Curls
Tuesday: Shoulders and Triceps
Shoulder lateral raises (Dumbell)
Shoulder front raises (Dumbell)
Tricep extension with rope
Wednesday: Back and Legs
Lower Back Machine
Friday: On this day I take two of my fav. muscle group exercies and either do like 6X5, 4X4, or 18X2
Flat Bench Barbell
Incline or Decline Barbell
Close grip Bench
Oh yeah, 5’10 and around 150lbs. I was like 160 and some change when I quit working out last though. I appreciate any help and apologize for extra long post.