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Old 05-31-2006, 03:50 PM
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I've been lifting or about 4 years now and I'm not sure if Supps are the next step, but I would like to start taking some. I'm currently trying to lose body fat, but also trying to keep muscle growing. What supplements, if any, would you guys recommend? I'm 16, height 5'7''ish, and weight about 170. Money would probably be an issue and of course mom's ok would be needed.

Also I've been taking the B12 vitamin for over a month. Is it worth continuing use?

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Old 05-31-2006, 04:56 PM
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hey playmaker, take it from someone who knows, I'm 16 (17 in a couple of weeks) dont waste yer time getting on supps. Your body IMO will just get dependant on anything you take. So stay away from thermogenics and and that kind of thing. My advice to you is get some quality 100% whey protein, take a daily multi-vitamin, and maybe even some creatine if you really wanna splurge. Other than that just work hard. It's all about what you put in the gym not what supps. you put in your body.
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The best supplements for growing boys like yourself is: FOOD. Try to get as close to 1.5 grams of protein per pound of body weight as you can through food. Then, and only then, you should consider a whey or a whey/casein protein powder.

Creatine is not out of the question, and is pretty cheap. Get some dextrose to combine w/ the creatine, too.

Other than that, you don't need any supplementation, except maybe a multi-vitamin to cover your bases. I actually recommend one-a-days to everyone, whether they are lifters or athletes or not.
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The best supplements for growing boys like yourself is: FOOD. Try to get as close to 1.5 grams of protein per pound of body weight as you can through food. Then, and only then, you should consider a whey or a whey/casein protein powder.

Creatine is not out of the question, and is pretty cheap. Get some dextrose to combine w/ the creatine, too.

Other than that, you don't need any supplementation, except maybe a multi-vitamin to cover your bases. I actually recommend one-a-days to everyone, whether they are lifters or athletes or not.
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you've been lifting for 4 years? and your 16yo? Thats just insane, I hope your growth plates are alright.

These guys have you point in the right directions. Diet and training are the two most important things to improve. Then perhaps creatine if you hit a plateau.
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you've been lifting for 4 years? and your 16yo? Thats just insane, I hope your growth plates are alright.

These guys have you point in the right directions. Diet and training are the two most important things to improve. Then perhaps creatine if you hit a plateau.
The growth plates issue for the young is a myth. You just need food and work on your routine and you will be fine. I'm sure you don't or haven't changed much of anything in your routine when it comes to eating or workingout.
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