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    When to take Mass Gainer? What's YOUR opinion?

    So I have heard several different opinions on when to take a mass gainer. I currently take it right after my workout and right before bed. A lot of people say to take it right when you wake up and right before bed. So should I take my first shake before I wake up or after my workout?

    Just a little information to help you decide. I typically sleep till about 11. I get up, get ready and am at the gym by 12. I try to eat something of substance with chicken or something before the gym, usually around 40 or so grams of protein worth. So I am taking my mass gainer still only a couple hours after I get up, but a lot of people say shakes after workouts are good so that is why I take it then.

    OK, so, what do yall think?
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    It does not matter when you take the mass gainer. At all. The End.
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    Originally Posted by Z Gatrel View Post
    It does not matter when you take the mass gainer. At all. The End.
    ^This.
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    Originally Posted by Z Gatrel View Post
    It does not matter when you take the mass gainer. At all. The End.
    Agreed, I eat oats for dinner
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    Skip the mass gainer. If you have that much room for cals, put together some awesome meals. Think how good a meal or snack/cheat you could have with those cals!
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    Originally Posted by Z Gatrel View Post
    It does not matter when you take the mass gainer. At all. The End.
    Well thank you sirs. I will immediately stop giving a sh*t
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    Originally Posted by markdm3 View Post
    Well thank you sirs. I will immediately stop giving a sh*t
    the answer was serious.. It makes no difference
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    Originally Posted by IrishPilot View Post
    Skip the mass gainer. If you have that much room for cals, put together some awesome meals. Think how good a meal or snack/cheat you could have with those cals!
    Pretty sure he asked when to take the mass gainer, not if he should take one or not. Theres nothing wrong with taking a shake once a day to get in those extra calories.
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    Originally Posted by Krisco65 View Post
    Pretty sure he asked when to take the mass gainer, not if he should take one or not. Theres nothing wrong with taking a shake once a day to get in those extra calories.
    But when you come to the NUTRITION section asking questions about supplements that have their carbohydrate portion comprised of empty calorie, nutritionally empty sugars, what kind of response would you expect?

    So, when someone asks how to time their intake of X, it is a reasonable response for someone to question whether it is optimal to even take X.
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    Originally Posted by markdm3 View Post
    Well thank you sirs. I will immediately stop giving a sh*t
    You've made decent gains over the last year and the above posts were correct. Stop being so sensitive.

    Timing doesn't matter for Mass Gainers.
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    Originally Posted by Krisco65 View Post
    Pretty sure he asked when to take the mass gainer, not if he should take one or not. Theres nothing wrong with taking a shake once a day to get in those extra calories.
    Indeed, and I answered with never and gave reasons why. I also did not imply there was something wrong with mass gainers, just that there were better options.
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    Originally Posted by BookMonkey View Post
    You've made decent gains over the last year and the above posts were correct. Stop being so sensitive.

    Timing doesn't matter for Mass Gainers.
    Sorry for the week and a half later reply. I wasn't being sensitive if you mean that I took the advice badly. By stop giving a sh*t I meant I will stop being so OCD about something that obviously doesn't matter that much haha. That wasn't harsh advice and if it was, I still won't get sensitive. I welcome all advice. Nice, mean, etc.

    Thanks a bunch guys.

    Oh and as for the advice to ditch the mass gainer and eat. My only issue is that I don't think I could make myself eat 250 grams of protein and over 3,000 calories a day in a clean manner without wanting to shoot myself. Half the time I would rather not eat than eat another fricken can of tuna haha. So if for nothing else, the mass gainer is a good way for me to get those calories and protein in so I don't get burnt out on 3,000 calories worth of chicken a day. But thanks for the advice nonetheless!
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    Originally Posted by markdm3 View Post
    Sorry for the week and a half later reply. I wasn't being sensitive if you mean that I took the advice badly. By stop giving a sh*t I meant I will stop being so OCD about something that obviously doesn't matter that much haha. That wasn't harsh advice and if it was, I still won't get sensitive. I welcome all advice. Nice, mean, etc.

    Thanks a bunch guys.

    Oh and as for the advice to ditch the mass gainer and eat. My only issue is that I don't think I could make myself eat 250 grams of protein and over 3,000 calories a day in a clean manner without wanting to shoot myself. Half the time I would rather not eat than eat another fricken can of tuna haha. So if for nothing else, the mass gainer is a good way for me to get those calories and protein in so I don't get burnt out on 3,000 calories worth of chicken a day. But thanks for the advice nonetheless!
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