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army2021

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So I'm training and lifting once my current sports season ends up until R-day to prep. I want to maximize this time and get the most progress I can. Disclaimer, I'm not looking into doing anything stupid with regards to supplements and I'm aware I won't have them up there, it's simply I'm considering using stuff to once again maximize my time. Was thinking about taking stuff along the lines of creatine, beta-alanine, protein, etc alongside a proper diet. Any problems with doing such to train? Thoughts?
 

xyz321

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As a mother and a physician, don't do it. More risk than benefit. The only caveat to above, it may be ok to use protein powder in addition to a healthy diet if you are expending more caloriea than you are eating. Be sure to use a reputable brand
 

tug_boat

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You should get all the nutrients from eating Whole Foods. Stay away from "SUGAR ANYTHING". "DON'T DRINK EXTRA CALORIES". Work your cardio and your legs. As a Plebe your dorm room will be on the top floors and you'll be walking long distances on the post to classes, dorm, events and Washington Hall.

Push Hard, Press Forward
 

jl123

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As a mother and a physician, don't do it. More risk than benefit. The only caveat to above, it may be ok to use protein powder in addition to a healthy diet if you are expending more caloriea than you are eating. Be sure to use a reputable brand
Agree totally. Eating a healthy diet is all you need, unless you are doing something extreme (which you shouldn't be doing if you want to stay healthy and injury free for beast).

If you do decide to use a protein supplement, watch the calories! I have seen teenage athletes try to put on weight for their sport with protein supplements, only to gain 10 pounds of fat in a few months. The increased power of the extra weight was more than offset by a decrease in speed and mobility.
 
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From my experience, I would just say stick to taking whey isolate protein (Around 200 cals per scoop with 24g of protein) and BCAAs during your workout. Creatine definitely increased my lifts, however it gave me high blood pressure as my body reacted negatively towards it and you probably dont wanna get used to using it since you won't have it during beast. Beta- alanine, I might be wrong but that'll help more for muscular endurance rather than strength, so its not that necessary for gaining muscular strength. Overall, make sure you have a good diet of carbs, fats, and proteins that allows you to gain minimal weight while maximizing muscle gain (trial and error to find right macros). If you can, take fish oil and multivitamins for helping your joints as well as giving your body potentially missed micronutrients (vitamins).
 
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