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Old 06-10-2009, 02:52 AM   #1
Lester Leblanc
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CF and BB-type supplementation

Hi all,
I imagine that this question may have been addressed at some point before, but the 300+ pages of nutrition strings makes searching it out a bit daunting. I am still relatively new to CF (about 2 months) and still have a foot remaining in my old BB training days. As I gradually move into a more Zone-like diet, I was wondering what the general CF attitude was toward some of the more popular BB world supplements. Though not overly fancy in my supplementation approach, I have used the following in the past at various times: Whey protein, creatine, Argenine base NO stimulants, CLA, fish oil and multivites. Currently not taking creatine or the NO products, but would be curious to get feedback on how, if at all, any or all of these fit into a CF lifestyle. Thanks.

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Old 06-10-2009, 03:26 AM   #2
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Re: CF and BB-type supplementation

You are either a creatine person, or you are not. You'll find while most here aren't, there are a good number who do add it in. Depends on your goal. Personally, I do well with creatine.

NO products are pure crap IMHO and a huge waste of money. CLA would go in that category for me too!

Fish oil and multis are a must IMHO, especially if you have restricted food choices.

While I prefer my protein from whole food choices, I realize that there are people who can't consume 200 grams of protein from chicken breast every day. In a pinch, whey works. Whole food is better though.

I like you have used it all before and wish I had saved my money on most of it.

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Old 06-10-2009, 04:34 AM   #3
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Re: CF and BB-type supplementation

Damn Harley good point about the money. I would have so much more savings if I hadn't bought all that crap!
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Old 06-10-2009, 10:08 AM   #4
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Re: CF and BB-type supplementation

Harley,

What creatine do you use? Currently I only use fish oil as a supp and was curious.
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Old 06-10-2009, 01:49 PM   #5
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Re: CF and BB-type supplementation

Great post, Harley. One note from my experiences - I find that when eating a good quantity of a variety of good meats, creatine supplementation doesn't seem to make a difference at all. However, if relying on whey protein for a large part of my intake, it's very obvious when I take creatine.
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Old 06-10-2009, 01:52 PM   #6
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Re: CF and BB-type supplementation

I like glutamine. I seem to sleep and recover better on it.
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Old 06-10-2009, 09:10 PM   #7
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Re: CF and BB-type supplementation

Creatine is something that works, and works well. It's just something that is best used by someone with goals of increasing strength.

Healthy diet + multivitamin + fish oil, and you'll be fine.

Now about that bodybuilding thing...
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Old 06-10-2009, 11:13 PM   #8
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Re: CF and BB-type supplementation

Jacob,

You are right and I should of said something about the amount of red meat in ones diet. I also believe that there are body types that don't react as well to creatine supps as well as others.

Justin +1, that is the only time I use it, and when I do use it Thomas, I go with micronized powdered creatine for no other reason then it is cheap! 12 bucks for a 60 +day supply.

L-Glutiamine is one I take as often as my multi-v. Recovery and joint support is big!
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Old 06-10-2009, 11:27 PM   #9
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Re: CF and BB-type supplementation

fish oil, maybe ZMA
creatine + multi are optional
Healthy food (paleo works)

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Old 06-11-2009, 03:53 PM   #10
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Re: CF and BB-type supplementation

I take the kre-alkalyn creatine stuff. It's buffered to a higher PH so it doesn't cause any of the bloating, water retention nor require any 'loading'.
Got a bottle of 240 for <40$ online, 2 pills 30-60 minutes before training seems to work best.
ZMA is a amazing stuff, never slept so hard in my life. I wake up feeling fully rested instead of floating around in a fog for the first hour of the day.

Fish oil, flaxseed oil, multivitamin as well.

I also take a amino acid supplement from AM Sport, the creator Mark Warnecke is a swimmer who developed it in Germany. Dara Torres is the most notable user that got a lot of publicity due to her age and being in the olympics. It's animal based amino acids. I take a table spoon before training and a tablespoon after, seems to really help during workouts and recovery.
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