Protein powder, pre-workout and you

Hey guys, I wanted to make this thread to talk about the efficiency of it these four items for beginners. I was hoping somebody more experienced can talk about this. Because I’ve been wondering if any of this stuff is actually useful or effective

  1. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Cell phone because I stand by just being more important than fucking Andrew Tate threads

  2. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I always laugh at people who fall for the workout supplements meme. That stuff is all super processed garbage and just shit overall. I'm the biggest guy at my gym, and all I eat is steak, chicken, milk, and rice. I never take preworkout either.
    Think about it yourself, but I don't think it's worth it. All overpriced with barely any effect.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Even protein? The only reason I’m taking any protein supplement is because I can’t afford. Steak or chicken every night

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Sure, I can kinda get that. It really is worth it in my opinion to try and stretch for real meats, but if that's all you can afford, go for it. At least go for something that seems the most natural.
        How about this - stop spending money on other supplements and put that money back into real food whenever possible. I promise that will produce bigger gains

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          You’ve got it anon I’m almost done with the stuff anyway after I kill these last few cups I’m kicking it to curb. Thankfully, I only recently started lifting and stuff and I haven’t been buying this shit for months.

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            Here's the real redpill on supplements. Do they work? Yes. But what happens if you stop taking them? You lose those gains. So wtf is the point in wasting all that money for the entirety of your lifting career? You could have made those same gains if you had a little patience. Also, supplements are inherently unhealthy. You'll feel a lot healthier by not taking them and just lifting hard, eating lots of whole foods, and getting good sleep. Quit being a bitch and relying on supplements and music to get you through workouts.

            Right, stuff like creatine works, but is it really worth it? Not really in my opinion. Good sleep and good food wins by a mile.

            • 2 months ago
              Anonymous

              Also, I’ve got a good sleeping routine. I go to bed at nine wake up at 7 AM. But again thank you.

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            Thank you also for the advice anon fortunately, like I said, I haven’t been taking pre-workout or anything for years only like a month at this point since I just started trying to get in shape I wish there was a section on this shit in the sticky

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Do you live in a third world country? Protein powder is always more expensive than meat such as chicken and ground beef. Like 30 percent more on average for the same amount of protein. This makes no sense

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          No let’s just say tho that I don’t do the shopping and steak isn’t very common however, vegetables and rice are

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          >Protein powder is always more expensive than meat such as chicken and ground beef. Like 30 percent more on average for the same amount of protein.

          You can get a 200 scoop bag of Impact protein for 150 bucks online (if you're in the US). That's a total of ~4000g of pure protein (each scoop has a listed 19g of protein content)

          4oz of chicken breast has about 22g protein, chicken costs ~$3 per pound in the US (going off Kroger pricing)

          So for 4000g of protein from chicken, you'd need ~182 4oz servings, or 11 lbs, or around 30 bucks.

          Yeah honestly when you put it like that protein powder does sound like a scam lmao

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      This, steroids are cheaper than any natty supplements too kek

  3. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Here's the real redpill on supplements. Do they work? Yes. But what happens if you stop taking them? You lose those gains. So wtf is the point in wasting all that money for the entirety of your lifting career? You could have made those same gains if you had a little patience. Also, supplements are inherently unhealthy. You'll feel a lot healthier by not taking them and just lifting hard, eating lots of whole foods, and getting good sleep. Quit being a bitch and relying on supplements and music to get you through workouts.

  4. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Preworkout: You don't need preworkout. At all. Just drink a cup or two of coffee before the gym. That's all most preworkouts are anyway, nowadays at least. Back in the day they used to have all sorts of shit in them that would make your skin itch and shit, but nowadays almost all preworkouts are just caffeine and some other random bullshit.

    Protein powder: This shit "works" in that it's an easy to ingest form of protein if you want to supplement your daily intake and don't want to do it by eating chicken breast or whatever. When I was skelly and starting to work out and bulk, I used a lot of protein powders because it helped me hit my protein intake macros for the day, otherwise I simply wouldn't be able to gag down that much chicken, beans, whatever. It werks.

    Creatine: It works (in that there's a noticeable difference in lifting performance when supplementing creatine vs off of it, muscles look fuller due to water retention inside the fibers). Apparently the lore is that creatine makes you go bald. Never heard of that, but I did take it for a while and noticed results. Creatine is also possibly the most well studied sports supplement in the world, there's almost a century of medical studies of it's effectiveness and it absolutely does work. I personally found creatine to have a nasty aftertaste/feel in my mouth and could only take it with warm grape juice, otherwise I would gag after drinking it down.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Where would one go to just buy creatine straight and I guess I’ll keep up with the protein until it runs out and then switch to whatever protein rich meats I can eat but I’m gonna kick the pre-workout

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Creatine monohydrate is what you want, that's the form it's sold in almost all the time. The same place you buy your protein powder or whatever else. Amazon.com, local sports nutrition store, etc.

  5. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Starting the advice now bros

  6. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    useful and effective at what? it has protein, if you want easy protein then take it but you don't need it if you just get protein elsewhere

  7. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Preworkout is kind of a mixed bag honestly because there's no standad and they're all different some ( the majority ) are shit but a few actually do contain useful stuff.

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