This topic is particularly interesting to me, since I’ll be embarking upon a first cycle in the next couple days.
I used to use Power Drive, Spike, Surge, ZMA, Flameout and sometimes Superfood. The money for the cycle cut seriously into my budget, right at the time that I could use more supps, as well as when Biotest just decided to come out with a bunch of new cool things.
Additionally, and perhaps most important, is the fact that my income has taken a marked dip from where it was when I was buying those supplements, particularly Rhodiola (sic?). So it sucks all around for me.
So my question is, what are the single most useful things? Can we prioritize them? Especially taking into account that I’m going to be training an average of approximately 20-25 hours a week for the next couple months (high frequency, 2 a days, good stuff)
I was thinking rhodiola, HOT-ROX, Surge, Superfood, Beta 7, Spike. I can get fish oil at Walmart (heresy, I know)–it will allow me to get more calories in because it’s not as concentrated as Flameout per EPA/DHA dose.
I want to get BCAAs in mass quantities too, but I’m not sure I will be able to afford all these things. In fact, I’m pretty sure I won’t be able to. The question is, how do I prioritize what I’m buying?
any thoughts, personal experiences? Limited budget while on and intense training, what goes first, what stays?