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CAG Health and Fitness Thread

#991 Allnatural   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1213 Posts   Joined 15.5 Years Ago  


Posted 07 September 2011 - 11:20 PM

but honestly i think the details matter little. i doubt there's a big effect between the guy that takes hemp protein in the morning and the guy who takes whey at 3pm on a full moon. as long as you get the calories you need, you're good.

I'll take that a step further. If you're getting sufficient protein from regular food, then all this supplemental stuff (shakes, powders, and bars) is unnecessary.

#992 strayfoxx   Slim Cessna fan CAGiversary!   602 Posts   Joined 17.5 Years Ago  

Posted 08 September 2011 - 12:41 AM

1. First I need to know your height and weight and body fat % and your physique to know how much protein you would need.
There are many protein shakes out there, but it is up to you to do the research to see which one fits you best. Whey protein is usually one of the best to take if the only thing extra you need in your diet is simply protein (look in the nutrition label of the supplement)

2. If you have a poor diet, then yes having a protein shake in the morning is the best thing to do, even if you lift an hour after. Always make sure to eat carbs before and after ANY workout, that way your body gets the energy it needs to power through it. To add on to this, your body needs the protein directly after exercise so there's nothing wrong with that.

3. On your running days yes you should still have a shake but not as much as your lifting days because on your lifting days you are "ripping and tearing" your muscles, protein is needed to repair the tissue. Now unless you are doing a power sprint uphill with weights on your back then stick to about 15g less than on lifting days.

*Many people see supplements or protein shakes as something bad because they look at bodybuilders and automatically assume they will get that big. Protein isn't what gets you big, is the workout you do and the intensity you put into it.

I'm 6'2" and am wavering between 160-165 lbs due to my running. I don't really know my body fat percentage is, but I do have abs (not to brag :) )so I suppose that would put me below a certain body fat percentage. As for my aspirations and goals, as I'm nearing my 30s and am looking to start a family, I would at least like to have a frame that could support something other than running 26.2 miles away from an assailant.

Also, thanks for the mention of carbs. I've always noticed that compared to other people, I need to eat far more before I engage in exercise. Today I borrowed one of my friends protein shakes and then lifted and felt weak. So I suppose I will eat a decent meal with some carbs beforehand, and have the shake afterwards.

Thanks for the input on this guys. I live with three jacked guys and I tend to get advice from people who don't know what its like not to be a raging 225lb behemoth. If you guys have any other advice it'd be great to hear.

#993 kainzero   scv good to go sir CAGiversary!   3930 Posts   Joined 15.5 Years Ago  


Posted 08 September 2011 - 03:49 AM

I'll take that a step further. If you're getting sufficient protein from regular food, then all this supplemental stuff (shakes, powders, and bars) is unnecessary.

i wouldn't go that far.

protein shakes are easy, convenient ways to get a lot of nutrients... it's not easy cooking and eating balanced meals during workouts.

what i meant is that sitting there and deciding whether or not you should go with whey hydrolysate vs whey isolate isn't as effective as just drinking a damn protein shake.

#994 panzerfaust  


Posted 10 September 2011 - 09:27 PM

everything bagel, 3 strips of turkey bacon, 1 large egg. this is becoming my go-to sandwich for lunch :drool:


so who's down for before and after goals for the remainder of the year? seanr was talking about a new thread and i think it would be a cool idea.

#995 seanr1221   :'( CAGiversary!   24430 Posts   Joined 15.8 Years Ago  

Posted 10 September 2011 - 09:31 PM

Yeah, I'd definitely be willing to make one around losing (or gaining in your case).

#996 jbuck138   Wario for President! CAGiversary!   718 Posts   Joined 16.0 Years Ago  


Posted 11 September 2011 - 12:32 AM

Condo gym got all new equipment. Need to get used to it. I had my routine down with the other equipment that was still in great shape.

#997 seanr1221   :'( CAGiversary!   24430 Posts   Joined 15.8 Years Ago  

Posted 11 September 2011 - 01:07 PM

Thread is up.