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Old 02-15-2011, 05:23 PM
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Default Casein (ON) vs. Blend (ON Pro-Complex)


I was wondering what you guys would suggest as a better protein for my situation.

My dimensions: 5 foot 9 inches tall, 170 pounds, more body fat than I would like, but my current goal is putting on as much muscle as I can. If I was ANY sort of cut I would say I'd weigh 150-155. All of my extra body fat is concentrated in my belly and my legs, so while I am wearing clothes I appear very well proportioned and fit. For additional perspective, I supplement with creatine, have been since I started lifting again. I went from 160 to 170 in about 6-8 weeks while taking it. My lifts all increased dramatically.

Currently, I use ON's 100% Casein as a snack during the day, usually in-between meals. Sometimes if my schedule dictates, I will use it as a meal replacement. It is always mixed with a heaping spoon full of Trader Joe's Natural Peanut Butter, and on days I am not working out, I will add 5g creatine as well (I supplement 10g of creatine per day). I always use milk to mix it.

At first, I bought it to drink before bed. However, because I work out at night (get to the gym between 9 and 10 and my workout lasts about 1.5 hours) my last meal of the day comes extremely close to when I sleep (maybe 1.5 hours, even closer on some days if I'm running late and arrive at the gym later than I'd like). That being the case, I no longer use it for that purpose.

Since I am about to run out, I am wondering if the Pro-Complex by Optimum Nutrition would be a better choice for me when I go back to the store for a new tub. Again, I will use it for purposes of a snack or meal replacement in the afternoon or early evening, if I need to eat and cannot, for whatever reason, take in a solid meal.

Thank you for your responses.
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Old 02-16-2011, 05:12 AM
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Casein is a slower absorbing protein and may be useful for before bed but honestly I don't think you need to really worry about details like that. Sounds like you could stand to clean up your diet in general.

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Old 03-28-2011, 05:54 PM
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Get your diet in check, and then start adding supplements to really reach your full potential.
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Old 03-31-2011, 07:14 AM
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I'm not sure it would really matter. I normally use whey and mix it with milk. The main thing is to stick with a decent brand (ON is fine) and make sure what you are doing is cost-effective.

Your routine and diet are going to make a LOT more difference than your particular type of protein.

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Old 04-28-2011, 12:42 PM
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Personally I think caesin is over rated in general, but to each their own.
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