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Old 10-03-2012, 08:55 PM   #1
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Protien

I need some help finding a cheapish but not horrible for you protien other than milk (already doing that)? Progenx is just really expensive and I can't keep paying for that and CrossFit. Any advise?
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Old 10-03-2012, 09:20 PM   #2
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Sam's Club or Costco. They have EAS or Muscletech 36 bucks for 5 pounds.
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Old 10-04-2012, 12:47 AM   #3
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Re: Protien

Yeah, 7 bucks a pound is a pretty good price for whey protein.

If you wanted a blended protein, Nitrean from AtLarge is quite popular on this forum and everywhere else.
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Old 10-04-2012, 12:48 AM   #4
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Re: Protien

Dymatize ISO-100 is very similar to progenix both being hydrolyzed whey. Cost $69 for 5 lbs from bodybuilding.com but you get 81 servings.
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Old 10-04-2012, 01:20 AM   #5
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Re: Protien

Buy some BCAA's to go with whatever protein you're gonna get (whey concentrate, whey isolate, or whey hydrosalate) and you'll basically be just as good as Progenex.

Well maybe it might not taste the same or mix as well but that's your journey.
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Old 10-04-2012, 08:43 AM   #6
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Sam's Club or Costco. They have EAS or Muscletech 36 bucks for 5 pounds.
x2 on this. you could also eat lots of chicken and greek yogurt.
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Old 10-04-2012, 08:47 AM   #7
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Re: Protien

I don't know the prices in the US, but I like canned tuna in water, cottage cheese as good protein source.
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Old 10-04-2012, 08:59 AM   #8
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I need some help finding a cheapish but not horrible for you protien other than milk (already doing that)? Progenx is just really expensive and I can't keep paying for that and CrossFit. Any advise?
beans and rice, and lentils as far as not protein powder but still high protein
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Re: Protien

Beans and rice and the like might be fine but is still inferior to the flesh of dead animals.

If you were to look at how many grams of protein are in 1 pound of protein powder, it will be far more than is in a food source. However, it might be 3-7 times as expensive as 1 pound of meat.

1 pound of protein powder is 360 grams of protein, roughly (whey). Let's say it's whey concentrate and it costs between 7 and 10 dollars. 1 pound of hamburger is roughly 2 to 3 dollars a pound and has 120ish grams of protein.

So it basically evens out protein wise. Except that the protein powder won't really have any calories to speak of. Some powders do have more carbs in the form of sugars or because they are vegetarian protein powders.
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Beans and rice and the like might be fine but is still inferior to the flesh of dead animals.

If you were to look at how many grams of protein are in 1 pound of protein powder, it will be far more than is in a food source. However, it might be 3-7 times as expensive as 1 pound of meat.

1 pound of protein powder is 360 grams of protein, roughly (whey). Let's say it's whey concentrate and it costs between 7 and 10 dollars. 1 pound of hamburger is roughly 2 to 3 dollars a pound and has 120ish grams of protein.

So it basically evens out protein wise. Except that the protein powder won't really have any calories to speak of. Some powders do have more carbs in the form of sugars or because they are vegetarian protein powders.
True, but I imagine that he is looking for a whey of some sorts for his PWO shake. Personally, I like to use about a half a scoop (~10g) with milk and some fruit as PWO then get the rest of my protein from foods as you said.
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