Dude, I feel like giving you a smack in the head. I just saw the thread you started a few days ago about wanting to lose some fat. On one hand, pick one goal and attack it, don’t keep flipping around. On the flip side of that, you should be able to drop some bodyfat fairly easily if you skip the “mass gainers”, keep paying attention to what you eat (without starting to eat like a precontest bodybuilder), and train consistently 4 or 5 days a week.
Especially if strongman is in your future, you’ll need to build your conditioning base and that training can double as “functional fat loss”.
Since I’m in school all day it’s not easy to get my calories[/quote]
Big breakfast, big lunch, workout shake, big dinner, nighttime shake. If you can’t get your calories with those, it’s certainly not “time to stock up” on supplements.
If you must buy supps, then spend your money on:
Spend the money you save on food. Mass gainers are shitty. BCAAs and glutamine are just not worth the tiny potential performance boost. Use a simple cup of coffee as a pre-workout, if you need a boost. [/quote]
Big, big x2 on all of this. (BCAAs and Glutamine are absolutely unnecessary in your situation.)
I’d just add that asking questions and getting advice on the T-Nation/Biotest boards and then going out of your way to buy supplements from somewhere else is kind of a dick move. Almost everything you’re thinking about getting can be found at the store here: