What protein supplements would you recommend? I've tried a few, like Isopure
and a couple of others whose names I can't recall now. But maybe they
weren't the best that I could have used. What do you guys use?
"Justin Morton" > wrote in message
> Sphinx wrote:
>> I'm a weight lifting newbie and I'm considering purchasing either:
>> 1) Total Sports America 5716 weight bench and barbell weight set ($550)
>> 2) Bowflex Sport ($800)
>> 3) Crossbar by (Joe???) "Weider" ($500)
>> The idea is to have a good system to work out at home with and have a
>> variety of exercises, focusing of course on the "Big 3".
>> Price aside, I'd like to get any impressions that any of you might have
>> of these choices and hear what you might recommend. TIA.
> This is a no-brainer, and trust me I learned the hard way.
> First off, forget the "crossbow" or the "Bowflex". Junk.
> Secondly, define some goals. Why are you training? What are you
> expecting to accomplish? What is your body type? Age?
> This is not going to be what you want to hear. But unless you want to
> waste 3 months of "hard" training making big mistakes, risking injury and
> gaining little to no muscle mass, listen close. If you are a
> self-proclaimed "weight lifting newbie", you need nothing other than a
> bench and a few dumbells. Start with a relatively light push/pull split
> and work heavier as you progress and find your rep/set range.
> For the first 6 months, don't worry too much (if at all) on isolation
> exercises (such as tricep kickbacks LOL). You need to start by
> strengthening your muscles and tendons with compound movements such as
> bench press, squats, chins, deadlifts, etc.
> Google a push/pull split, get a bench, barbell and some weights, and work
> your ass off. Drink a gallon of water a day and be sure to eat 1 gram of
> protein for every pound of body weight (and not all in shakes), which is
> harder than it sounds. Try to consume as little fat as possible, and load
> up on complex carbs (such as brown rice or baked potato) in a 2:1
> carb:protein ratio throughout the day. 6 small meals a day, not 3 big
> Your diet is critical to your training routine. Just as important as what
> you do with your iron. Don't be afraid to ask questions on this board, we
> promise not to flame, massacre or degrade you. Congratulations on your
> decision to train. Stay strong.
> Good luck.
> "When in doubt, deadlift."
> - Author unknown
> "He who makes a beast of himself gets rid of the pain of being a man."
> - Hunter S. Thompson