I currently have a cart filled in the bb.com store, but I'm hesitating on whether to pull the trigger on it.
So here's the deal, I'm about 150, 5'10"-11" and getting ready to go on a bulk before I enter the 12 week challenge (probably on the 27th, my 20th birthday!). So here it is (I have some remaining ON 100% btw for the majority of my whey, I do already have fish oil, creatine, and a multi so please just comment on the stack listed [or if you would suggest alternates, don't think some of these are worth it, etc.]).
*note- like is bolded above, I am not a beginner I do already have the "basics," I'm more wondering whether or not you all think casein and bcaas are a good deal (which it looks like most people aren't saying), which of the post-wo's is the best deal, and if anyone has tried or would recommend glycobol and glycergrow.
Casein- Inner Armour Casein; 2 lbs (26 servings) = $26.99 <- to take late night with pb for a late night snack, the main reason I chose IA is because their buy a product get 1 lb of nitro peak free
Stim-free pre (I'm very stim sensitive- I cut soda and energy drinks out of my life like a year ago and don't drink coffee, not a stim junkie)- Magnum Opus; 48 servings = $34.95 <- looked like a profile, and bb.com has a buy one get one deal so 98 servings for $35 seemed liked a fantastic deal
BCAA- AI Sports Recoverpro; 125 servings = $48.99 <- has a good leucine heavy profile, and 125 4g leucine servings for $48 also seemed like a good deal
Creatine- Dymatize Creatine; 220 servings = $18.98 <- not picky about creatine, just best servings/cost ratio I found
Gainer/Post-wo shake- Inner Armour Mass Peak; 8.8 lbs (23 servings) = $44.48 <- now about gainers normally I make my own, but it takes me like 10-20 mins I would like to try a gainer that is already pre-made and that I just have to add water and go; I'm between Mass Peak and ON Serious Mass (16 servings/$44.49) again same as the casein IA's nitro peak throw in is why I have the IA in there now (which would give me 2 free lbs of whey)
* Universal Torrent; 6.1 lbs (28 servings) = $57.98 <- now I'm either going to get Torrent or one of the two above ^ gainers, if I get Torrent I won't get creatine when I run out; and it has great 8 grams of leucine and other goodies too, but I'm torn between it and Mass Peak and Serious Mass (since I do need the calories).
Pump- CL Glycergrow; 120 servings = $31.43 <- now I'm torn here, I've heard great things about this product it's a great price I just don't know if I need it now. I mean I LOVE PUMPS, LOVE THEM and have heard that this product gives you killer pumps which can help with post-workout nutrient absorption, I'm just not sure
Glycogen retention/partitioning- AI Sports Glycobol; 30 servings = $39.99 <- another one I'm torn on, I am going to be bulking and I have heard more fantastic things about this in regards to helping one bulk, but again I'm not sure about it. I have also heard good things about CL Black Hole (30 servings = $29.99) but I'm fairly certain that just works as an appetite enhancer (which glycobol does) without all the extra benefits of glycobol.
Total: $256.79 for what is listed ($250.31 with Torrent instead of MP; $258.31 with Serious Mass)
Duration: Creatine (if I didn't get torrent) would last 6+ months, Pre, BCAAs, and GG would last 3+ months, Proteins and glycobol would last 1 month
So as you can see I'm pretty torn about some of the things, I'm pretty sold on the IA Casein (I wouldn't mind getting Dymatize but IA has that killer deal now for same price), the Magnum Opus (98 servings for that price fantastic, and great profile for a stimfree- IMO a lot of companies fill their pres with caffeine and stims in way higher doses than their quality ingredients), and the Recoverpro (again great serving/cost ratio).
My main conflicts are about which post workout (Mass Peak, Serious Mass, or Torrent) to get and if I should get Glycergrow and Glycobol. And if I get torrent I would not get additional creatine (as the Torrent as 3 grams of creatine and uptake helping ingredients so no need).
Any advice, suggestions, recommendations, go-aheads, negs, rep pimping, product offers ;p lol, etc. are welcome. I have two weeks before I will be using this stack so I have time, I'm just usually an indecisive person so I wanted to see if anybody here had anything to offer about this.