Supplement Stacking Advice Needed

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Jul 17, 2012 12:51pm

CrimsonTide90 CrimsonTide90
1 post

I Burned 5,000 Calories! I Burned 5,000 Calories! I Burned 5,000 Calories! I Burned 5,000 Calories!


What are some supplements you enjoy using to stack together for optimum results? I have listed my supplemental stack below and I would appreciate any advice or criticism you may have to offer.

Protein: BSN Syntha 6
Preworkout: Muscle Pharm Assault
Vitamins: Optimen, 500mg Vitamin C, Fish Oil Omega-3s

I have been using daily burn on my iphone and this is my first time approach the community regarding personal advice. I appreciate any criticism you may have. Thanks

Jul 17, 2012 8:22pm

pfries pfries
10 posts

This is what I use, not sure if it is the best, but it seems to work well for me:

Protein – IsoPure ZeroCarb (Strawberries and creme is good).
Pre-workout – I just take a HyperShred pill (by BSN), and drink a Gatoraid prime. Usually ill throw a banana in there also if I know its going to be a longer workout.

Post-workout – I will take a CytoGainer shake by CytoSport (I mix 4 scoops with non-fat milk).

Vitamins- I take Animal Pak (by universal). I will also stack that with “Animal Stak.” The “Stak” comes in a smaller package, so when that runs out, I will take about two weeks off before stacking it again.

Before bed i take Optimum ZMA (three pills). Helps boost testosterone and I’ve actually noticed that it has improved the quality of my sleep as well.

That’s about it. I have played with a ton of different supps over the years, its tough to find ones that you feel are actually beneficial and don’t feel like you are just throwing money out the window.

Nov 15, 2012 1:33pm

bishamon bishamon
27 posts


thats it. creatine maybe but that doesnt work half the time. enjoy wasting money on placebo effect guys!

Nov 15, 2012 5:19pm

adamsgiles adamsgiles
7 posts

I Lost 20 Lbs! I Lost 5 Lbs!

thats it. creatine maybe but that doesnt work half the time. enjoy wasting money on placebo effect guys!

That seems a little absolute. I agree completely that those two should be at the top of a list but to suggest that BCAAs arent effective, NO2 isnt effective, preworkout drinks arent effective, intra/post workout drinks with carbs arent effective….seems a little obtuse. Granted, 90% of GNC is trash but much of what I listed can affect training.

I stack SizeOn and NO Loaded in about 64 oz of water and drink from 30 mins prior to 30 mins post workout. Any nutritionist will tell you that the carbs help fuel the workout and recovery. And vasodilation allows more oxygenated blood to get to muscles (along with other nutrients). Thats just science. Anyone who has felt the pump from a healthy dose of NO2 knwos that its not placebo, you feel like you are going to bust out of your skin.

I get my creatine from SizeOn but I do supplement with additional ON Whey throughout the day and Casein at night because yes, protein is most important. Again though, that doesnt mean there isnt some benefit in some other supps.

Nov 16, 2012 5:56am

bishamon bishamon
27 posts

listen. he asks what supplements are NEEDED. do you even know what bcaa’s actually are? its just protein without carbs/fat. its an asinine concept making profit from ignorance ok?. preworkouts/pump arent NEEDED to make optimal progress. a pump indicates nothing more than blood and fluids in your muscle. nothing more. i have never used a preworkout, i use coffee which is about 100x as cheap(litterally) but you still dont NEED stimulants at all if you get enough sleep. and your ignorance is only showing more….intra/postworkout drinks? do you think its some kinda magic? what do you think is better carbs from whole foods or carbs that are processed into a powder loaded with sugar?your;re litterally overpaying for sugar in a tub. you dont even NEED whey if you reach your protein goal for the day with whole foods. obviously in some cases they are convenient though. so in any case any other than
whey protein(if you cant get sufficient amoutns from food),creatine(its studied and proven working),preworkout(when low on energy). is total trash and you are wasting your money.
so Op i recommend ON gold standard whey, Craze preworkout, creapure creatine.

ps. the average nutritionist will tell you to not eat carbs at night because they’ll get stored as fat!. pathetic really.

Dec 8, 2012 1:04am

jclark20 jclark20
8 posts

Big Dawg Santa of Steel Classic Weight Lifting Champion

wow, BCAA are definetly not just protein without carbs. lol take an intro biology class before making bogus claims like that. another thing is most of the best intras, such as karbolyn, have absolutely no sugar, and when combined with BCAA can be more effective the protein itself. now when it comes to supps, first and foremost, the top of your list should consist of a badass multi. also their are some pre workouts on the market, noxipro, nitro nag, that when taken have shown to increase hgh concentrations in the blood. i would say that another essential is a casein protein, and i shouldn’t have to explain why. just take it at night.

Dec 11, 2012 12:02am

Praveen15 Praveen15
10 posts

i read somewhere Whey Protein are beneficial. They provide your body with protein that the food you eat may not be providing. but i wann know Whey Protein usefull for body building..??

Dec 13, 2012 12:55am

KristaM KristaM
4 posts

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Dec 16, 2012 4:53pm

bishamon bishamon
27 posts

i can see youve taken a class in broscience jclarck.

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