Proteins

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  1. raster22

    raster22 New Member

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    I want to ask this question before I allow my son to take any proteins.

    He would like to bulk up a bit this summer and was wanting to take "Muscle Milk" which is a whey based protein. He will have to take his DoDMERB this summer.

    Will this have an impact on any of the tests they run?

    Just would like to know before I allow it.

    Regards,

    Raster22
     
  2. America's Finest

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    I will go ahead and tell you that everybody is different so nothing is 100% but in my case yes.

    Strenous physical activity and protein supplements can cause you to need remedials in your urynalisis. I had to take mine 3 times because of this. I was advised to stop working out and taking high protein foods and supplements for the 5 days before the test. If you fail the third one I believe you are DQ'd and need to get a waiver.

    It's fine if he does this as long as he stops the protein supplements and tones down the workouts about 2 weeks before the test (can be less but this is just to be sure).
     
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    i took

    creatine and worked out steadily even up until the day before mine. urinalysis was fine.
     
  4. MullenLE

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    raster 22 - Send me your posting to Larry.Mullen@dodmerb.tma.osd.mil. I can assist you better from there, Standing by....If you send today, I will reply tonight.:thumb:
     
  5. America's Finest

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    I believe USMA and ROTC have different standards.
     
  6. MullenLE

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    That is incorrect:thumb:
     
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    Oh, how come people get waivers for ROTC but not the academy sometimes and they have a separate category for ROTC and the academy if they are the exact same why can't you be either qualified or DQd for both?

    That is what I meant. Please explain.
     
  8. MullenLE

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    My answer was regarding proteins:thumb:

    The standards, except for one vision standard for USMA and (Army) ROTC are exactly the same.

    Waivers, are issued on a case-by-case basis, involving risk analysis and a myriad of other concerns applicable to THAT applicant, THAT Academy, THAT ROTC program; and/or THAT Service.:thumb:
     
  9. America's Finest

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    Thanks! :thumb:
     
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    U R welcome:thumb:
     

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