Last time I posted looking for some general advice and got some good responses.
An update: I’ve been training for just over 2 months now, and have put on more than 5 lbs of muscle in that time (i went from 130 to 135, i’m still easily over 10% - and it is not my goal to go down from that anytime soon)
I’ve been in the weight room around 3days/wk and do squats, deadlifts, lat pull down, dumbell bench (my form with the barbell has been bad), chin ups, and dips
i’m 21 and a full-time student
My question is this:
Most members at T-Nation seem to, in some degree, discourage beginners from using supplements. I see the merit in this, of course.
I have been taking Grow Whey 2x daily for around a month now, which has definitely increased my protein intake, and, adding some olive oil to the shake (can’t remember from whom on i here i got this idea) has also given me some boosts to my calorie intake.
I have been taking Surge post-workout, but i might discontinue this as it is expensive and I’m not 100% sure how to use it (and it doesn’t seem anyone on here is 100% sure after reading Barr’s articles).
Since I’m usually up late in the library or some other place working (i’m getting to my question) I often get involved in something to the point where I either cannot go back to my apartment and make a meal and am left with the options of take-out or delivery - which usually boils down to something expensive ($6-10) and unhealthy (pizza).
Also, i have read the article on here about eating on the go, and many others about this topic.
That said, I was considering buying some Metabolic Drive Complete in order to have something cheaper and more nutritious during these times, what are your thoughts?
Furthermore, I was looking at either Spike Shooter or Power Drive for the times when I go to the Gym and am mentally exhausted from other things. The other day I used red bull in this situation and the results were good, but it was expensive ($2.50/small can) and the effect didn’t last beyond my squats and deadlifts (about 15-20 minutes each). Which do you recommend?
just because I’m asking these questions doesn’t mean I’m ignoring diet/nutrition