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1  Getbig Bodybuilding Boards / Nutrition, Products & Supplements / Re: Am i really missing out not having a Post Workout Shake? on: November 05, 2008, 01:18:55 PM
If you guys are interested in the science, here is the latest from the ISSN on nutrient timing:


The scientific literature associated with nutrient timing is an extremely popular, and thus ever-changing, area of research. Upon reviewing the available literature, the following conclusions can be drawn at this point in time:

Prolonged exercise (> 60 90 min) of moderate to high intensity exercise will deplete the internal stores of energy, and prudent timing of nutrient delivery can help offset these changes.

During intense exercise, regular consumption (10 15 fl oz.) of CHO/electrolyte solution delivering 6 8% CHO (6 8 g CHO/100 ml fluid) should be consumed every 15 20 min to sustain blood glucose levels.

Glucose, fructose, sucrose and other high-glycemic CHO sources are easily digested, but fructose consumption should be minimized as it is absorbed at a slower rate and increases the likelihood of gastrointestinal problems.

The addition of PRO (0.15 0.25 g PRO/kg/day) to CHO at all time points, especially post-exercise, is well tolerated and may promote greater restoration of muscle glycogen.

Ingestion of 6 20 grams of EAAs and 30 40 grams of high-glycemic CHO within three hours after an exercise bout and immediately before exercise have been shown to significantly stimulate muscle PRO synthesis.

Daily post-exercise ingestion of a CHO + PRO supplement promotes greater increases in strength and improvements in lean tissue and body fat % during regular resistance training.

Milk PRO sources (e.g. whey and casein) exhibit different kinetic digestion patterns and may subsequently differ in their support of training adaptations.

Addition of Cr to a CHO + PRO supplement in conjunction with regular resistance training facilitates greater improvements in strength and body composition as compared with when no Cr is consumed.

Dietary focus should center on adequate availability and delivery of CHO and PRO. However, including small amounts of fat does not appear to be harmful, and may help to control glycemic responses during exercise.

Irrespective of timing, regular ingestion of snacks or meals providing both CHO and PRO (3: 1 CHO: PRO ratio) helps to promote recovery and replenishment of muscle glycogen.
2  Getbig Bodybuilding Boards / Nutrition, Products & Supplements / Re: animal omega on: July 25, 2008, 12:26:20 PM
Animal Omega is designed to be a full spectrum, balanced EFA supplement. It's a solid formula.
3  Getbig Bodybuilding Boards / Nutrition, Products & Supplements / Re: universal torrent on: July 14, 2008, 05:51:13 AM
oh well yes you have a point there

i meant its over priced compared to the results it yeilds

you work for universal nutrition ?

Yes I do
4  Getbig Bodybuilding Boards / Nutrition, Products & Supplements / Re: universal torrent on: July 13, 2008, 04:41:46 AM

torrent is over priced as well.

It depends on what your comparing it to. Food?

If you bought all the ingredients in Torrent it comes out to be about the same price, if your comparing it to other pre made post workout formulas it's competitively priced and even lower than most.
5  Getbig Bodybuilding Boards / Nutrition, Products & Supplements / Re: universal torrent on: July 11, 2008, 09:49:49 AM
sounds like a great product, however only 20 grams of protein? don't you need to take somewhere in the vicinity of 40 up to 60grams after working out?

would universal torrent work if you added another 20 to 40 grams of protein powder (whether whey, casein,etc or a combination of proteins) to it?

You should always follow Torrent with a meal within 45 min - 1hour. You don't need a lot of protein to get the ball rolling toward recovery and Torrent uses hydro whey which in theory is used more efficiently than regular protein.
6  Getbig Bodybuilding Boards / Nutrition, Products & Supplements / Re: universal torrent on: July 01, 2008, 08:53:28 AM
Torrent's formula is geared toward recovery and volumization.

It's loaded with:

20 grms hydro whey
8 grms leucine
7 grms of cell volumizers
3 grms creatine
a great carb blend (including waxy maize starch)

It was designed to take the guess work out of post workout nutrition. Instead of taking 5-6 different powders, mixing them and not tasting too good, you get an all in one powder that tastes great.
7  Getbig Bodybuilding Boards / Nutrition, Products & Supplements / Re: Animal Pump/Caffeine on: April 29, 2008, 08:50:17 AM
I decided to try something different and picked up a can of Animal Pump. I've been using it for about 2 weeks now and I impressed with the product. In sort terms, I've very satisfied.

I was checking out the ingredients the other day and saw that it contains caffeine. I was kinda bummed (and naive) about this, because I don't drink coffee and drink little soda, so I dont get a lot of caffeine intake. The pump also has theobromine theophylline, which I'm not familiar with.

I went on the Animal website and read that the PUMP contains about 200 mg of caffeine, or roughly 2 strong cups of coffee.

I usually lift at 5:00 AM, and I have noticed a tremendous amount of get up and go in the morning, as well as being fully energized all day. No crashes.

I'm not sure what to do. I know Caffeine is bad for you, but I like the results.

Can I get some opinions about caffeine and lifting? What would you do?


I use Animal Pump before every workout however I leave out the red pill most of the time and only take it on days where I need a boost. It's not harmful to take caffeine daily however your body does get used to stims easily and they don't have the same effect after a while.

The nice thing about Animal Pump is the option to take the stims or leave it out, you don't have that option with other products.
8  Getbig Bodybuilding Boards / Nutrition, Products & Supplements / Re: new vs. old Animal Pak? on: April 29, 2008, 08:38:27 AM
You really can take Animal Pak with any meal, we changed the directions as we feel this is the best way to take it. The Pak does not need to be taken directly before a workout.

We did not change the formula. We updated all our labels in the Animal line.
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