Hey guys, I need some advice directed towards my goals and situation.
I currently weight about 330 lbs, am 6,2", 24 years old. I have been working out for the past few weeks doing a half hour of cardio and then hitting the weights. I have taken the suggestion of many people here and fixed my diet before getting into supplements. I have been taking Protein Shakes when I have trouble meeting my Macro and a Pre- Workout booster which I got from my gym buddy.
I want to know if adding creatine or amino acids to my diet would help me in losing weight/ building muscle mass. I know creatine helps cells retain water which helps in muscle repair and recovery, as creatine aids in getting protein into your muscles more.
I am not one to jump on supplement just because what I hear, I would like your opinions as to what would benefit me and what to stay away from.
thanks in advance
02-25-2013, 07:26 PM #1
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Supplement Suggestions for a Newbie working towards weightloss
02-25-2013, 07:44 PM #2
With only a few weeks into working out, I'd continue to focus on diet, training, and rest as you stated. I'd really only suggest protein,multi and fish oil. Protein try to get 1.5-2g per lb of bodyweight. If you're trying to lose weight, I wouldn't worry about creatine. If you do use creatine, take about 3-5g day. Preworkouts are great, just be sure to cycle them so you don't become to reliant on them/build up a tolerance to the stims.Paternus Deus, Humana Fraternitas