Hey, there, JP. Welcome to T-Nation!!! (grin)
Congratulations on reading and doing your homework!!! But don’t look to supplements to help you fix your problems. For one thing, you’re not likely to get your money’s worth out of TRIBEX. Your hormones are at an all time high right now, and TRIBEX probably won’t raise them higher. It’s best used by men whose T-Levels are starting to drop a bit (age: >35) or who are under high(er) levels of stress.
I don’t know anything about N-Large. You should probably go to THEIR forum to ask your questions.
Surge is one supplement (if you want to call it that) that I feel everyone needs who works out hard. If you read John Berardi’s “Solving the Post Workout Puzzle,” I & II, I think you’ll see why. Except for my multi, it’s probably my number one supp.
Continue reading. Focus on the basics. Put your money into food. Eat 6 or more meals a day. Make sure you’re getting your TBW x 1.5g of protein per day. Either check out www.fitday.com or get a nutritional desk reference that lists grams of P/C/F per serving size.
In addition to that, make sure you’re eating your green veggies (fresh or frozen, not canned). But to aid you in consuming higher amounts of carbs, take in higher glycemic carbs. The point here is that 25g NET carbs of broccoli is going to fill you up, while eating 25g NET carbs of white or brown rice will NOT fill you up, allowing you to take in a higher level of calories.
Finally, check out Chris Shugart’s article, “The Missing Ingredient,” http://www.t-nation.com/readTopic.do?id=460332
If you ever keep a food log, even for just one month, you’ll learn more about your body and how it responds and what it needs to put on weight than any of your friends out there who are trying to manipulate THEIR body composition.
Bottom line, eat big, eat clean, bust your butt in the gym, and keep a food log. (grin) Spend the money you save on supps on FOOD!!!
If you have any questions, JP, don’t hesitate to ask!!!