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Should an 18-year-old overweight woman take supplements?

Please not. While there might be an argument if she starts serious competitive weight lifting, I guess that the question would've been asked differently then. If she is overweight, she has to relearn ...
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Can you get jacked-up without weights (more broadly, without equipment) or supplements?

If you look at the basics you'll see that you don't need weight, you need resistance. The most common way of finding resistance is by using weight because you can increase it in steps, making ...
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How can I check if my protein powder has been 'amino spiked'?

The cheapest way would be to see if there are any other added amino acids other than protein that aren't listed on the label. Companies will add cheap amino acids to increase the nitrogen balance in ...
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Can you drink alcohol while taking creatine?

Put simply, creatine needs water to help maintain, build, and restore muscles when you work out. Alcohol does the opposite as it dehydrates you. Drinking alcohol and creatine might not get the best ...
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Does supplimenting creatine cause belly fat to increace or stomach to bloat?

To answer the valid question here: Does Creatine cause bloating? Yes, the water retention usually seen with higher (>10g) loading doses can exceed five pounds (more than two kilograms). Lower doses ...
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Can you get jacked-up without weights (more broadly, without equipment) or supplements?

My experience seems to show that you can't significantly change anything regarding your physique with solely your body weight, even if you work out regularly for years. You can absolutely change your ...
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Can Kre-Alkalyn be used to preload for standard Creatine-monohydrate?

Kre-Alkalyn can be used to predrain your wallet. Greg Nuckols has a great article on creatine over at StrongerByScience called "Not Another Boring Creatine Guide: Answers To FAQs And Lesser-Known ...
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Is it good to take protein supplements?

Your primary nutrition should be from food. Protein powder as the name suggest are supplements, if you are using them as food, it may come up with side-effects. Regarding your coach, it's time to get ...
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What are risks of bodybuilding?

I think this is a very broad question as injuries resulting from bodybuilding or strength based exercise can range wildly depending on the intensity that someone does. The typical person that's just ...
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Are BCAA supplements and/or creatine necessary when balancing power and cardio training?

In general I think all the colorful drinks are about marketing. The supplement industry has done a good job of convincing people that products are required pretty much 24/7. A pre-workout before you ...
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general question about dietary supplement for my trainning

In order to improve my trainning gain/recovery what supplements should I take? Same question for the problem I expose above. Creatine Monohydrate is a defacto supplement that probably everybody with ...
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I can't swallow CLA pills, looking for alternatives

You may not like to hear this but a pill is not your answer. You cannot spot reduce belly fat. Exercising one muscle group (such as your abs) can increase muscle in a specific area but fat is lost all ...
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Is it good to take protein supplements?

Protein supplements such as whey protein powder can be very beneficial, especially to strength trainees and bodybuilders. If your stamina is reduced due to under-nourishment (for example, a caloric ...
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Using lactose-free whey protein for bodybuilding

I am in disagreement with the accepted answer. If something contains milk, it contains lactose. Whey protein powder is a by-product of cheese production and, in essence, a milk product. A Whey ...
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Protein supplement recommendation based on diet

Let me put some primary points out that anyone doing resistance training needs to understand. Programming You need to follow an effective training program. Not some lifts you think are the right ...
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Should an 18-year-old overweight woman take supplements?

Creatine monohydrate, 5 grams per day, is beneficial in multiple respects and across different fitness goals, especially resistance training and high-intensity interval training (HIIT). Protein ...
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Should an 18-year-old overweight woman take supplements?

Do two things: Make this question to a licensed professional who can see your daughter in real life (doctor, nutritionist, even a personal trainer). Free and general advice have either great or ...
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Can you get jacked-up without weights (more broadly, without equipment) or supplements?

Bodyweight training can be referred to as calisthenics, which is a widely popular training methodology that can result in decent muscle mass. It may be a slower progression than traditional weight ...
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How does absorption differ between vegan and animal protein powder?

To answer your question directly, there is no inherent difference between plant and animal amino acids. If the amino acid profile of one source is identical to another, its potential value or utility ...
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Have any studies been done to examine the effects of smelling salts on 1-rep max performance?

There have been a couple studies looking into this. Currently I don't think any have found any evidence to support the use of these inhalants yet. Study in 2014 This one used 25 college-aged males ...
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Vegan protein digestion/absorption speed? (Soy, pea, wheat, rice)

The reason why casein is considered to be a slower digesting protein is that it curdles inside the stomach, making it difficult to digest, so its amino acids are released slowly. It's reasonable to ...
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Is it possible to gain 1.5-2 inches on arms and 2 inches on chest without protein supplement

Protein does indeed build muscle, so, it’s going to be hard to add mass without sufficient protein intake. However, you don’t necessarily need to take protein supplements if your diet is adequately ...
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Is it safe to use nicotine to enhance performance?

here is a piece of an article I read on your question. "The performance-enhancing effects of nicotine included increased "vigilance and cognitive function" and "reduced stress and body weight", the ...
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Ineffective pre-workouts

Using pre-workout for 3 years is way too long. The "tingling" comes from the Beta-Alanine, if you try standalone 1-1,5gr of Beta-Alanine you will definitely get the "tingling", that doesn't mean i ...
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Does supplimenting creatine cause belly fat to increace or stomach to bloat?

@JJosaur's answer is correct. Creatine will slightly increase the amount of water your muscles hold. It will not, and in fact, it can not, increase body fat. That is literally impossible. The amount ...
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Which is the best supplement for lean person with workout?

All the supplements in the world won't fix a bad diet. You're underweight because you're eating too little. You need to eat more. To put on lean mass, stick to having good macro proportions of protein,...
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Osta-Red Supplements

First of all, you'd need to know what it is you're getting. Osta-Red contains ostarine, which is another name for a substance known as enobosarm. Its chemical formula is (or should be) (2S)-3-(4-...
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Protein supplement recommendation based on diet

Breakfast Oatmeal (Steel Cut Oats) Fats: (Min-Mod) Protein: ~20 grams Source of Barley* *Coats your small intestine, decreasing the Glycemic Index of foods you eat throughout the day in ...
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Protein Supplements and Gout

High protein intake is not associated with an increased risk of gout.[1] People who are physically active are also less likely than the general population to develop gout.[2] If you're not an ...
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Is BCAA worth taking and what are its pros and cons?

I believe you can get all the mentioned nutrients with food. Branched-chain amino acids (BCAA) include leucine, isoleucine and valine, all of which can be found in common protein foods (meat, milk, ...
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