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Postby backinjured » Nov 26, 2005 11:09

I refuse to take any supplements. However, I'm training for strength and I was wondering if I really need to change my nutrition for progress. Should I add one egg every meal or something?
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Postby mmeloon » Nov 27, 2005 11:55

That's tough for us to answer since we don't know what your current diet is. When you say "change my nutrition for progress" does that mean that you *aren't* progressing right now?

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Postby backinjured » Nov 28, 2005 08:40

No, I'm progressing in strength. And I didn't change anything I eat. I don't have any special diet but I'm not one of those eating only junks, my nutrition is healthy.
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Postby mmeloon » Nov 28, 2005 10:37

I would say that if it ain't broke, then don't fix it. You could experiment with adding a little more protein in your diet and see if you make even faster progress, but offhand I'd say that you're probably doing okay.

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Postby backinjured » Nov 28, 2005 18:33

ok but is proteins the only supplements body builders are taking?
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Postby mmeloon » Nov 28, 2005 20:27

backinjured wrote:ok but is proteins the only supplements body builders are taking?


Bodybuilders take all sorts of stuff and they rarely experiment to determine whether it really does them any good or not.

Science of Sports Training has a short chapter on nutrition that is worth reading. In it, Mr. Kurz points out the importance of getting enough red meat and omega-3 fatty acids. In addition, I think that vegetables are too often neglected by athletes since they tend to think in terms of macronutrients (protein, fat, etc.) while the real importance of vegetables comes from considering their vitamin, mineral, and phytonutrient value.

My suggestion would be to review that chapter and take a look at whether your diet seems to agree with the recommendations.

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Postby dragon » Nov 29, 2005 06:40

backinjured wrote:ok but is proteins the only supplements body builders are taking?


Ha Ha.

If you want to look like a pro bodybuilder then first you'll need fantastic genetics.Second,you'll need to do what bodybuilders do(something i'm definatley not suggesting).

You said you are progressing in strength.Therefore i'd look towards strength athletes for your answers,not bodybuilders.

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Postby backinjured » Nov 29, 2005 07:45

yeah strength athletes/body builders sorry for wrongly using them as synonyms

well ok thanks for your comments
I'll watch what I eat and if there are no progress then perhaps I'll try a special diet
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Postby Maxim » Dec 28, 2005 12:08

backinjured wrote:ok but is proteins the only supplements body builders are taking?

:wink:

bodybuilders...

year round:

* high dose multi vitamins and minerals
* various protein concentrates/isolates
* Creatine Monohydrate
* Essential Fatty Acids
* Branched Chain Amino Acids
* Essential Amino Acids

Contest Preparation

* Thermogenics
* L-Glutamine

As needed

* Testosteron Boosters
* Glucosamine and Chondroitine
* Fiber supplements


notes:

* These supplements are only effective when incorporated in a fine tuned nutrition and training program.

* Those gargantuan bodybuilders you see in the magazines are genetically gifted and chemically enhanced. In reality they use very little of the "cutting edge" supplements they advertise.


I advise you to buy a basic book on (sports) nutrition and go from there.
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Re: supplements

Postby allan101 » Nov 13, 2009 02:39

Hi Guys,
This is Stephen, Most supplements that are supposed to help build muscle don't work. But some, such as creatine, fluid and electrolyte replacers, supplements, and liquid meal replacers may offer some benefits to strength training athletes.
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