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2011/03/18 14:46:09 (permalink)

Whey/Creatine for beginner?

Hi people,
 
After a little advise. I'm 26 and floating around 6ft and 200lbs. Just starting visiting the gym the last 4-6 weeks and looking to clue up a little. 
 
Mainly I've read here that it would be a good idea to have a whey and creatine supplement post workout and in the morning with breakfast.
 
Its very confusing, millions of supplements all declaring they will do this and that, figured asking people with experience would be best.
 
What would be a recommended product. I was looking at these maximuscle products but read a lot of negative things here to suggest there mediocre and overpriced.
 
Obviously I'd like something that could be used with breakfast and post work out. Another factor, I don't have it but with diabetes in the family i'd rather not have a products rammed full of sugar, dont want to go an trigger something. I've read about some that purposely spike sugar levels due to  whatever benefits.
 
one I randomly picked up in a store was 35% sugar!
 
What would you guy recommend?
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    Re:Whey/Creatine for beginner? 2011/03/18 14:56:14 (permalink)
    You just want a simple whey product. You can buy unflavoured and/or in bulk from places like myprotein, bulkpowders, bodybuildingwarehouse etc very cost effectively. They also do flavoured wheys. If you prefere bigger brands then again bbw and (online) stores like muscle finesse etc carry a good stock of respected brands.
     
    You don't want a 'gainer' as that will have carbs, any quality whey concentrate will suit your needs, usually 80%+ with minimal carbs and fat content. Be sure to check the breakdown of the product you like as they all vary to cover differing needs and wants.
     
    Creatine wise, any product with creapure is what you want.
     
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    Re:Whey/Creatine for beginner? 2011/03/18 16:49:02 (permalink)
    As above, personnally use Myprotein whey as I think this tastes the best, and yes creatine is a great supplement.......creapure is finer and mixes better then a standard mono but is pricier so depends on your budget, but defo a worthwhile purchase!.......A good multivit and some EFA,s would also be benficial.
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    Re:Whey/Creatine for beginner? 2011/03/18 17:11:45 (permalink)
    Get some Creatine Mono around £10 for 500g should last a few months.
     
    next get a simple whey concentrate you can get 5kg for £35 which should last you 2-3 months

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    Re:Whey/Creatine for beginner? 2011/03/18 18:35:18 (permalink)
    Thanks for everyone's input. Sure looks like I was going to spend too much.
     
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     As above, personnally use Myprotein whey as I think this tastes the best, and yes creatine is a great supplement.......creapure is finer and mixes better then a standard mono but is pricier so depends on your budget, but defo a worthwhile purchase!.......A good multivit and some EFA,s would also be benficial.

     
    Is there a recommended mutlivit? I just normally buy something from tesco lol I'm guessing that's overpriced too.
     
    And what are EFA's ?
    One other things I looked on myprotein and they had a million different types of whey? Impact Whey, Protein, Milk Protein Smooth, Soy Protein Isolate, PeptoPro etc  come again. Which is considered better or the best bang for your buck?
    http://www.myprotein.com/uk/cats/categories/mpessentials/protein_powders
     
    Thanks guys
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    Re:Whey/Creatine for beginner? 2011/03/20 16:47:58 (permalink)
    i would go for this one (good product, good price)
    http://www.myprotein.com/...ts/impact_whey_protein
     

     
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    Re:Whey/Creatine for beginner? 2011/03/20 17:57:43 (permalink)
    Yes just buy the MyProtein Impact Whey Protein, get a 5kg bag, it's great value considering it lasts 2-3 months. Tastes great with milk. I also like to add in peanut butter and the MyProtein Instant Oats.
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    Re:Whey/Creatine for beginner? 2011/03/24 20:18:54 (permalink)
    Thanks for the advise guys. I bought 2kg of the whey and also creapure.
     
    I bought the smaller size because I picked the unflavoured version. I have to say it isnt horrible but not something i look forward to having. It has quite the malty taste.
     
    I raided my cuboards to see what I could add to make it taste better and Found some Milo. What a fix! Milo is like a chocolate malt drink so its mixes perfectly. Also doesn't have any sugar just the cocoa a little carbs and a bunch of vitamins.
     
    Tastes bloody amazing with two tea spoons. must be better then the stuff you get loaded with flavourings, sweeteners or sugar.
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    Re:Whey/Creatine for beginner? 2011/03/24 21:08:26 (permalink)
    at the moment i've been flavouring mine with coffee which works well

     
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    Re:Whey/Creatine for beginner? 2011/06/08 18:05:28 (permalink)
    well I've gone off this stuff, the results are great but the taste is bad. I bought some of the chocolate smooth flavouring from my protein which did the trick for a while, but the taste puts me off.
     
    I've tried to use half the amount as its too sweet for me but then you can just taste the whey and other ingredients. I think its that taste of sweetener that puts me off.
     
    My partners using the herbalrobbery I mean herbalife products, I've resulted in using a scoop of that for flavouring and putting in a scoop of whey and creapure to boost the stuff. Tastes really good but there must be something better out there?
     
    Another thing as times gone on I've gotten really annoyed by the ritual of adding the whey, crepure, oats etc. every morning. 
     
    Is there a nice tasting all in one solution out there? 
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    Re:Whey/Creatine for beginner? 2011/06/08 19:10:39 (permalink)
    adawson

    well I've gone off this stuff, the results are great but the taste is bad. I bought some of the chocolate smooth flavouring from my protein which did the trick for a while, but the taste puts me off.

    I've tried to use half the amount as its too sweet for me but then you can just taste the whey and other ingredients. I think its that taste of sweetener that puts me off.

    My partners using the herbalrobbery I mean herbalife products, I've resulted in using a scoop of that for flavouring and putting in a scoop of whey and creapure to boost the stuff. Tastes really good but there must be something better out there?

    Another thing as times gone on I've gotten really annoyed by the ritual of adding the whey, crepure, oats etc. every morning. 

    Is there a nice tasting all in one solution out there? 

     
    A while ago when I had unflavoured I used a small portion [otherwise too much sugar] of nesquik, cheap and does the job, otherwise you could try with flavoured milk [again be careful with sugar content], or try with coffee as mentioned above.
     
    For breakfast I would go for a simple all in one product like - http://www.myprotein.com/uk/products/total_breakfast
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