A power shake after every workout is essential. It should have Whey Protein at say 50 - 70 gm, L-Glutamine at 6 - 8 gm and some Creatin. You can load creatin or just take 5 gm a day.
paulWTAMU wrote:My only caveat to starting strength is I don't like GOMAD, and I think advising doing ONLY those lifts for 3-9 months is a bit much. It also assumes that the person can low-bar squat,and not everybody can (I do best with a high bar placement myself).
That said, a rotation of squat/bench/dead and squat/ohp/dead for 4-8 weeks while someone is getting started can work wonders and his explanation of pressing, benching and deadlifting is great. So's his explanation of low bar squatting, but again, not everyone does well with that.
paulWTAMU wrote:A power shake after every workout is essential. It should have Whey Protein at say 50 - 70 gm, L-Glutamine at 6 - 8 gm and some Creatin. You can load creatin or just take 5 gm a day.
No. It may be useful in some cases but it is far from required. Eating something with protein within like 30-120 minutes is good, but it certainly doesn't have to be a shake. I lift then eat dinner (chicken breast or 2 fish fillets, plus veggies). it's worked OK for me.
Also, creatin doesn't work for everyone; for some people it just gives them an upset stomach. For some people it's wonderful but it varies.
The website you linked is helpful but the workout creation guidelines can be a bit confusing for a novice too, at least IMO since it list things like
Legs, Torso, Arms (4)
Legs, Pull, Push (4)
Alternating Push / Pull (4)
Alternating Upper / Lower (2)
as a workout.
Yeah, I ran in the very first Run For Your Lives last October. It was a hella lot fun, but it was horribly managed from a logistics perspective.ALiLPinkMonster wrote:P.S. On a somewhat related note, is anyone excited for/has anyone participated in the Run For Your Lives zombie 5K? It's part of my motivation to get fit, because it's also a massive obstacle course. Anyone who doesn't know about it and is interested should look it up. Orlando is in November. I can't wait.
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