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I'd strongly suggest looking at the ingredients and avoiding mass gainers where the first few ingredients are dextrose, or some similar form of sugar. most of these products are just a scoop of whey protein and a lot of low glycemic sugar. Look for some that have healthy carbs like sweet potato or oat powder. By the way, you can also make your own mass ...


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the only side effects are digestive ones if the mass gainer is processed in a safe manner. the worst thing you can expect happening to you is diarrhea in the most extreme case, or farting a little more in the most mild cases. depending on how everything is processed, it can be carcinogenic, I would first inform myself by directly contacting the producer and ...


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What you are describing is referred to as Delayed-Onset Muscular Soreness, or DOMS. Despite its ubiquity, the phenomenon is still not fully understood. However, amongst the many theories attempting to explain it, the literature suggests that delayed-onset soreness is most likely caused by a combination of muscle cell damage and acute inflammation. The ...


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No, muscle fatigue doesn't have to be expressed by pain, usually a burning sensation in the muscle is a good feedback, but its not a must. About the Deltoid muscle pain ,which i assume you mean by "there is no pain on my shoulders". The Deltoid is a muscle that tends to use other muscles as assistance in heavy loaded exercises. If the feeling of ...


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The problem here is that "protein" isn't one item, but many and despite what the nutritional advice normally says you don't actually need it. What you need are amino acids, the usual source for them is protein. The problem is that there are 9 of them that you must have and not all sources have them in the same ratios. Eating a lot of protein ...


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First of all, the calculator is entirely wrong. The only way to know how many calories your body uses is to measure every day for a period of several months. Track every calorie you eat and your median weekly weight. Then you'll be able to calculate your maintenance calories, i.e., the number of calories you need to eat per day to maintain your current ...


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According to this source, protein powders come in various forms. The three common ones are whey, soy, and casein protein. Whey is the liquid remaining after milk has been curdled and strained (Wikipedia). Soy protein is a protein that is isolated from soybean. It is made from soybean meal that has been dehulled and defatted (dito). Casein proteins are ...


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First, it must be noted that the quantity of protein that is being recommended by the calculator you have found is not supported by science. The literature suggests that optimal recovery occurs with a maximum of about 2 grams per kilogram of (lean) body mass per day (g/kg/d), with most of the world's institutes of sport, for example, recommending between 1.5 ...


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I have no option beside protein powders. Just, because I cannot eat more than [a piece of chicken, 2 eggs, and a serving fish per day]. Yeah, right. There's no reason not to eat six eggs, double the chicken, and an extra serving of fish except you don't want to put in the effort. Two eggs? Two eggs is how many you eat when you're trying to lose weight! Get ...


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In the most simple terms: through measurement and records. Without these two practices, we have no objective way of knowing how, or even if or whether we are progressing. The more rigorous and detailed our measurements, the more we can learn about our progress. And through measurement, we can further determine which aspects of our training are most effective ...


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Here is how to track it: strength/Hypertrophy: keep an excel sheet of all your personal records. for bodyweight, keep track of max reps. for weight, keep track of how much weight you can max lift at different rep schemes (10 reps, 15 reps, 6 reps, etc..). for hypertrophy, measure max bests at 8-12 rep range. make sure to keep all the variables the same for ...


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I went from 170 lbs at 6’4” to 225 lbs in six months by doing 5 sets of barbell bench presses at 6 reps, 5 sets of seated barbell press behind the neck for six reps, 5 sets of barbell shrugs for 6 reps,, barbell curls for 5 sets at 6 reps, and 5 sets of barbell dead lifts for 6 reps. When you can do all the reps, go up in weight. The key is DON’T QUIT AND ...


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