Originally Posted by bige201
i lift weights 4 times a week i squat dead lift bench press everything you can think of i eat 6 times a day boiled or grilled chicken and i keep my carbs to about 30 grams a day and drink 3 protein shakes a day/
i jog 5 to 7 miles 6 times a week i notice i have lost some fat i started jogging this much on monday i use to jog just 3 miles a day so if i contuine this diet and routine for anthor month will i be ripped i mean its not like im boney i do work out im alittle toned but not to cut
Are you f*cking kidding me? Your goal is to do what with that diet? Become an Abercrombie and Fitch phaggot model?
No, you wont be ripped or cut or jacked or HYUGE, brah! You'll resemble an anorexic, insecure little girl struggling to eat!
30 G CHO a day? Wow! Lower scale would be 1 G CHO per lb of BW. When I cut down for my first competition soon I'll be around 150 G of CHO a week before show time which is not considered healthy in itself. Now imagine eating 120 grams less than that and can you imagine how depleted you would be?
Believe it or not, your body is just as dependent on carbs and fat as it is on protein when it comes to muscle building. All that protein is doing is being stored/used as energy because you eat nothing but protein shakes.
Consider revising your diet and also don't run so much if you want to put muscle on. Constant running (especially long distance) makes you fight an uphill battle when it comes to adding leg mass.
Originally Posted by Rajah
How dare you bag Jack3d! Honestly, I don't get the pump everyone raves on about from any pre-workout drink. It's more the arginine that everyone is after. These days it gets mixed with everything else - creatine, citrulline, caffeine etc. I get a decent pump without a pre-workout supp, that's how I know I've had a decent workout.
Oh, don't get me wrong - jack3d is solid. I echoe that sentiment on pre-workout products. Honest to God, I never get a pump from anything other than an l-carnitine product. The only thing I can say I love about pre-workout supplements are the edge in focus I get.
You're totally right. Pre-workout products are way too over-hyped. One wouldn't be missing out on much by not using one.