What kind of supplements do you take to gain muscle

brooks20639
on 2/7/18 12:24 pm
RNY on 09/06/16

Hello new here had Rny on 9-6-2016 have, successfully lost over 200 pounds and starting to gain muscles. I like to know what kind of supplements do you take to gain muscles just want to get some new ideals.

HonestOmnivore
on 2/7/18 3:44 pm
RNY on 03/29/17 with

CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR LOSS!!!

The best option I know of is simply to eat plenty of protein. For supplements, my preference is Whey Isolate, I like to use the plain stuff from grass fed cows but lately I've been using mostly the flavored, sweetened Elevation brand I can get at my local Aldi store.

5'4" 49yrs at surgery date

SW - 206 CW - 128
M1 - 20lb M2 - 9 lb M3 - 7 lb M4 - 7 lb M5 - 7 lb M6 - 6 lb M7 - 4 lb M8 - 1 lb M9 - 2 lb M10 - 4 lb M11 - 0lb M12 - 3lb M13 - 0 lb M14 - 2 lb M15 - 0 lb M16 - 3 lb

jenorama
on 2/7/18 5:10 pm, edited 2/7/18 9:12 am - CA
RNY on 10/07/13

You don't necessarily have to go out of your way to supplement. Eat mainly protein-focused and lift heavy things often. As your muscles repair the micro-tears lifting heavy weights generate, they will glom on to the extra protein and grow.

If you're looking to supplement, I'd say go for things that have whey protein isolate rather than concentrate. Isolate is more easily digested and you get more bang for your buck.

Jen

Grim_Traveller
on 2/7/18 5:31 pm
RNY on 08/21/12

As Jen said, supplements don't build muscle, lifting heavy weights do. Getting enough animal protein is all you need, and supplements won't be necessary. Just follow a good lifting program.

6'3" tall, male. Maintaining a loss of 280 pounds.

Highest weight was 475. Consult weight 04/12 was 411. RNY on 08/21/12 at 359 lbs. Current weight 195.

M1 -24; M2 -21; M3 -19; M4 -21; M5 -13; M6 -21; M7 -10; M8 -16; M9 -10; M10 -8; M11 -6; M12 -5.

jenorama
on 2/7/18 6:01 pm - CA
RNY on 10/07/13

I just ran across this article in the NYT that you might find interesting.

Jen

Liz WantsHealthForAll
on 2/8/18 4:50 am - Cape Cod, MA
VSG on 03/28/16

Interesting. Thanks for sharing. Using the article's suggestion for ultimate protein, I should eat about 85 grams per day which I almost always achieve (good to know).

Liz 5'3" HW: 219 (BMI 38.8) SW: 185 GW: 125 CW: 115-118 (BMI 20.4-20.9) - TT and facelift 1/11/2017 - Brow and eyelid PS 12/11/2017.

WL: Pre-op: -34 M1: -17 M2: -12 M3: -11 M4: -7 M5: -7 M6: -5.5 M7: -3.3 M8: -3.3 M9: -2.5 UNDER GOAL since 10/12/2016 - in current range since 12/10/2016. Average maintenance calories 1350

Grim_Traveller
on 2/8/18 6:03 am
RNY on 08/21/12

Very nice article, thanks. It's mostly well established, but the part on timing of protein intake is illuminating. There areca lot of myths about when to eat in relation to working out.

6'3" tall, male. Maintaining a loss of 280 pounds.

Highest weight was 475. Consult weight 04/12 was 411. RNY on 08/21/12 at 359 lbs. Current weight 195.

M1 -24; M2 -21; M3 -19; M4 -21; M5 -13; M6 -21; M7 -10; M8 -16; M9 -10; M10 -8; M11 -6; M12 -5.

brooks20639
on 2/8/18 4:43 am
RNY on 09/06/16

Thanks everyone with the quick reply.

Theduffman27
on 2/8/18 7:31 am, edited 2/7/18 11:43 pm
VSG on 11/19/14

Congrats on your loss!

As many have said before me, you do not need supplements, increased protein and the right complex carbs ( energy) will benefit your energy level and improve muscle growth.

I just recently started a program and have been learning how to lift properly and how to concentrate workouts for gaining lean muscle mass.

The trainer i chose is a Female and she actually specializes in preparing females for the bikini figure competitions, speaking with her I let her know that I did NOT want to gain weight, I wanted to burn fat, and gain lean muscle. So far so good.

Best of Luck, let me know how you make out!

HW - 299 , Consult day weight - 277, Day of surgery - 259, LW - 178, CW - 199.8

Grim_Traveller
on 2/8/18 4:48 pm
RNY on 08/21/12

Someone has to say it -- you will look horrible in a bikini. At the very least, look into getting a wax.

6'3" tall, male. Maintaining a loss of 280 pounds.

Highest weight was 475. Consult weight 04/12 was 411. RNY on 08/21/12 at 359 lbs. Current weight 195.

M1 -24; M2 -21; M3 -19; M4 -21; M5 -13; M6 -21; M7 -10; M8 -16; M9 -10; M10 -8; M11 -6; M12 -5.

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