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Old 08-27-2011, 03:58 PM   #1
Patrick Midgley
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Progenex

I started using Progenex a few weeks ago and think it is great stuff--but I think I've also gained a few unwanted pounds.

What has been your experience with Progenex products? When do you take it, which products do you take (More Muscle, Recovery), and how do you find it differs from more typical Whey shakes?

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Old 08-27-2011, 10:55 PM   #2
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Re: Progenex

I take one scoop more muscle, one scoop recovery after i workout and i like it. Not sure what makes it different but i like it. a few pounds could be the result of taking recovery (170kcal) and taking more muscle (230kcal). thats 400 calories extra which could be leading to some weight gain. have your numbers gone up?
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Old 08-28-2011, 08:13 AM   #3
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Re: Progenex

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I started using Progenex a few weeks ago and think it is great stuff--but I think I've also gained a few unwanted pounds.

What has been your experience with Progenex products? When do you take it, which products do you take (More Muscle, Recovery), and how do you find it differs from more typical Whey shakes?
My personal opinion is if you are worried about weight gain you shouldn't be drinking protein shakes.
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Old 08-28-2011, 09:42 AM   #4
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Re: Progenex

I posted in another thread recently here was my experience...


Ok, I received 3 free samples of the new progenex formula.

My opinion is this. Flavor and consistancy were better with the old formula. When I mixed that up it was rich, thick and delicious. The new forumula just tastes watered down even when I used a little less water than reccomended.

As for performance, obviously 3 servings is not really enough to make a decision on its effectiveness. That said, while using the old formula I rarely if ever got sore and if I was sore a few servings cured me. I didn't seem to notice much of anything special with the new formula.

So my opinion is that the new formula is not as good as the old formula. I do appreciate the free samples to try though, I think that is a good business practice. I just didn't seem to feel it was any different than anything else on the shelf where as while using the old formula I really felt like it was enhancing recovery.

Again this is only my opinion based on a small sampling of the new product and in no way am I discouraging anyone from trying it out.
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Old 08-28-2011, 02:28 PM   #5
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My personal opinion is if you are worried about weight gain you shouldn't be drinking protein shakes.
even in post workout situations? many people around here, other forums, and most gyms ive worked out in have used post workout protein shakes and are pretty lean.
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Old 08-28-2011, 09:29 PM   #6
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Re: Progenex

When you say you have gained unwanted pounds, are you saying you have gained body fat or muscle?
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Old 08-29-2011, 05:46 AM   #7
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Re: Progenex

Gain in body fat. Not through the roof, but I noticed after only a few weeks.

I think cutting the serving in half is worth a try for a few weeks.
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Old 08-29-2011, 06:45 AM   #8
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Or you might give adjusting your macro's a try. Perhaps keeping your new protein intake but reducing your carb intake.
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Old 08-29-2011, 08:16 AM   #9
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Gain in body fat. Not through the roof, but I noticed after only a few weeks.

I think cutting the serving in half is worth a try for a few weeks.
That seems very, very odd to me. A few hundred calories for someone who trains like you do should make no difference on that front. Are you sure you haven't changed anything else?
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Old 08-29-2011, 06:15 PM   #10
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Stress levels have been high, but I've been staying strict paleo--even cut tubers.
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