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2011/04/02 09:51:26 (permalink)
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Beginner supplements?

I've been lifting for about a month just to introduce myself and have just started a programme of upper/lower body split over the week.
 
All I have been taking so far is protein powder. I had 1 KG from Atlas, called "All-Whey", it's starting to run out and I'm looking for something new, but I also wondered what else I should be taking (if anything).
 
Does anyone have any suggestions of what other supplements I should take?
 
Also, I was thinking of placing my next order at MyProtein. Are there any cheaper websites out there? I've heard MyProtein can be very cheap if you do the price matching - does anyone have any tips on how to use this to save the most money?
 
Saving money is a priority for me as I'm a student. I'm looking to order about 5KG or so to last me a while and for the bulk discount,
 
Thanks in advance
 

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    Wilks
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    Re:Beginner supplements? 2011/04/02 16:11:48 (permalink)
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    Diet and routine are always paramount, but when you first start out, it's easy to neglect these and over-supplement.  IFirstly, ensure your diet is nailed on.  Other than that, a decent protein powder is likely to be the first supplement most users begin with; potentially followed by creatine monohydrate. 
     
    As I say neither are essential at this stage, but both decent options to supplement a solid diet.

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    Re:Beginner supplements? 2011/04/02 16:12:46 (permalink)
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    Shae.

    I'm pretty sure that MT doesn't allow the posting of discount codes mate (may be wrong though!).

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    Re:Beginner supplements? 2011/04/02 17:42:53 (permalink)
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    At this stage (1 month in) you don't really need anything, your training hasn't stabilised at all yet. Post in the diet forum and you will get some good help there which will help you noticeably more than any supplements at this stage.
     
    Once you know how much protein you need per day (depending on your goals and lean bodyweight) then see how much you get from diet (google 'calorie count' for a good website) then if it isn't enough, add more food until it becaomes too expensive/inconvenient and at THIS stage you may want to get some protein - whey protein is a good shout, or a good blend of whey/casein/egg.
     
    Apart from that the only things you MAY need are a good multivitamin (not just the cheapest one around) and possibly an omega 3 supplement if your diet is deficient. After a few months then you may want to look into things like creatine, hope this helps!
     
     
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    Re:Beginner supplements? 2011/04/02 18:12:08 (permalink)
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    Like the others have said - read up and learn about nutrition and get this aspect in check then consider some protein and possibly creatine, a good multivitamin and fish oils.
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