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Hey guys! Im new to the forums but have read most of the articles on bulking and cutting, at the moment I am 5ft7 123lbs and 8%bf but I want to get a lot bigger.
I have worked out a diet starting at 2250 calories with 195g Protein 375g Carbs and 35g Fat but the diet consists of basically no supplements other than whey.. Do I really need to add more supplements?
Also I want to make sure hat im not wasting my time and that I wont just get a huge gut at the end of my bulk. Thanks for reading any help appreciated.
08-01-2005, 02:13 PM
As far as supplements are concerned, there are a lot out there that will help your goals. it's isn't a requirement to have a different protein supplement than Whey, though some people will have casein protein before bed because it is slow digesting. And some people have a MRP during the day. I, personally, don't have either. it will be beneficial for you to get Glutamine. It is an essential amino acid and will help you gain muscle and will aid in your recovery from workouts. Also, I would recommend taking creatine. Read Here (http://www.abcbodybuilding.com/CreatineMeta-analysis.php) if you have questions about creatine; everyone does! Other than those two, some supplements that are helpful, but not as essential in my opinion are ZMA(Zinc, magnesium, B6 complex wich helps testosterone production at night. You can read about it here (http://www.abcbodybuilding.com/zman.php)) BCAA's(branched chain amino acids which help build muscle. You can read about them here (http://www.abcbodybuilding.com/suppanalysis.php)) and HMB(which helps fat loss and keeps the body from a catabolic state here (http://www.abcbodybuilding.com/forum/showflat.php?Cat=0&Number=1107444&page=0&fpart=1&v c=1))
For essential supps, check out the ABCbodybuilding Store (http://www.abcbodybuilding.com/championsups.php)
Oh, and, if you haven't read The Window Of Opportunity (http://www.abcbodybuilding.com/windowofopportunity.php) It goes over how to properly make a PWO shake.
if you workout properly and keep a good clean diet, all you will get after your bulk is a LOT of muscle! Check out some of the programs for bulking on this site. I like starting of with the 24 Workout Mass Blitz (http://www.abcbodybuilding.com/bulking%20to%20the%20next%20levlel.php)
That is an option, or what is really great is coming up with a training split that you like. Here is an example:
Day 1: Chest
Day 2: Legs
Day 3: Shoulders/traps
Day 4: Back
Day 5: Triceps
Day 6: Biceps/Forearms
Day 7: Rest
You can find more splits Here (http://www.abcbodybuilding.com/forum/showflat.php?Cat=&Number=659725&page=0=collapsed&s b=5&o=&fpart=1) ranging from 3 day to 7 day splits.
Anyways, after you have your split, try going to the workout tab of this website here (http://www.abcbodybuilding.com/frontworkouts.php?id=17&subId=38) and finding a workout that you like for each body part and use that workout in your split for the week.
Doing either of those things will yield great results(though the latter is a little more advanced).
Good Luck! /forum/images/graemlins/cool.gif
08-01-2005, 02:42 PM
Welcome to the site.
And excellent post, lostsheep!!!
08-02-2005, 10:22 AM
Welcome to ABC! Excellent post Lost!
08-02-2005, 02:43 PM
me personaly. i think you should do as much of it " all natural" as possible. you will be pushing your body so hard that you WILL need to suppliment. but i have found( even more so on a cut) that the more regular food you can get down along with TUT, the harder the muscle is. i had been lifting for a over 8 years with no supplimentation of any kind. i now take Champion suppliments. i see the difference big time, but on a cut, i decrease my suppliment use by almost half.
08-05-2005, 12:22 AM
While there is nothing wrong with supplements, I usually recommend going without till you hit a plateau. Then introduce a supplement. Too many people take way too many supplements. The only sups I usually recommend to someone looking for gains: whey, creatine, and BCAA (which are excellent for recovery!).
These sups have been proven time & time again to work. Most of the other stuff out there just has slick marketing.
08-21-2005, 12:26 AM
Supplements rule. There is a lot of great info on this site about sups check it out.
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