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Whats A Good Supplement To Take When You Workout
Carbs &Protiens: When you workout, you deplete muscle glycogen , glycogen is the primary fuel your muscles use for energy production; therefore, optimizing glycogen stores is important and it's one of the reasons energy levels decrease when reducing carbs. Promote glycogen synthesis, but it's also crucial to feed some protein to stimulate protein synthesis and inhibit what's known as proteolysis. ...Read more
A dietary supplement, also known as food supplement or nutritional supplement, is a preparation intended to supplement the diet and provide nutrients, such as vitamins, minerals, fiber, fatty acids, or amino acids, that may be missing or may not be consumed in sufficient quantities in a person's diet. Some countries define dietary supplements as foods, while ...Read more
Self-image: It seems that “want to get bigger” means having more muscle mass. Whey protein is a source of protein that might improve the nutrient content of the diet and improve muscle mass. High doses can cause decreased appetite, nausea, thirst, bloating, cramps, increased bowel movements , tiredness, and headache. See Physician to discuss other sources of Protein in Diet; and your need to get bigger. ...Read more
Can you give me an idea on a workout plan to help lose weight that includes when I should take the protein meal replacements i just got?
Is it a good idea to take whey protein isolate as a recovery drink after I do the insanity fitness program? And before bedtime?
Maybe, but..: Insanity is a vigorous exercise program that engages all major & core muscle groups, stimulates the release of glycogen stores and the rapid and efficient uptake of oxygen to fuel activity. Recovery from the demands of such a program requires some protein and also a high GI food to promote growth and replenish glycogen. Adding some fruit or dextrose will do the trick! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
For what use?: One needs to know what the need and intended use is, before thinking about a "good supplement." then you also need to think about safety, along with other medications you might be on or conditions you may have. That said, the most widely used type of supplement is usually a good multivitamin. Even this needs individualization, though, as not everyone can -- or should -- take the same one. ...Read more
Workout: Please see doc to make sure you are healthy enough for exercise and then a trainer at the gym to personalize a program for you. Generally speaking, lifting weights, push ups, machines, all help the body to tear muscle fibers. They then grow as they re-connect adding mass. Protein such as eggs, cheese, nuts, all help feed the process. Peace and good health. ...Read more
No: Get enough protein in your diet. If you're trying to pack on muscle, one gram of protein eaten per day per pound that you weigh is sufficient and more will not help -- it'll just go to fat and rob you of definition. Generally, eat sensibly. The protein can be a cheap whey powder, lean meat, chicken, fish, tofu, eggs, whatever seems right. Glad you're exercising. ...Read more
I am a skinny guy starting on working out in the gym. is GNC whey protein 100% a good supplement for me? also can you please give me a diet? thanks
Consultation: with a personal trainer and a nutritionist. ...Read more
Is it really important to have a meal post workout? Also is it alright to workout and not take any supplements?
Ok to workout: Without supplements but. The post workout meal or shake is vital for healthy outcome. After workout your body needs nutrients to help rebuild and restore what you broke down. You will get better results and quicker results with post workout nutrition. It could be protein shake or small meal. Does not need to be large ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Creatine: Creatine is a small molecule that helps with initial activity energy. It holds onto phosphorous in the muscle cells. Therefore, maintaining maximum creatine in muscle cells will allow increase sets, help sprinting workouts, it will pull water into muscles. So creatine after workouts, does not match its intent but ok if you took it everyday after your work outs cause that works for you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sure: Bodybuilding, right? As you get better in the sport, you'll actually get a feel for how much your body needs to grow while staying lean. I'm glad you're doing this -- it's a wonderful gift to yourself. ...Read more
Life style changes: By changing a few things in your life now, you'll notice a tremendous difference in weight loss. Lower your carbohydrate intake, increase your water, cardiovascular exercise 15 to 20 min. Daily. Increase your protein. Do not eat sugar, do not drink sodas. Check out www.Weighstation.Net for further information. I hope this helps! ...Read more
Can you tell me what you suggest if I do this exercise routine five times a week, how long will it take to get a toned body?
Not as good as milk: When milk hurdles as in making cheese and cottage cheese, the curds have most of the nutrition. The whey is the left over liquid. It is not as nutritious as milk or cheese, and farmers feed it to.livestock and use it for fertilizer and sell it for supplements. But it is essentially fat free. ...Read more
BSN AMINOx is a supplement i plan to take but i wanted to know if you guys can read the nutrition if it is bad or the nutrition is not good thanks!
Nutrition advice: Unless you have some rare metabolic disorder (very unlikely) then the best nutrional advice is to eat a balanced diet of plenty of fruits and vegetables with a minimal amount of meat and to try to exercise regularly. If you do that dietary supplements are very rarely needed because you get what you need from your diet. ...Read more
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