A shaker is just a plastic bottle that you can fill up and shake around without any messy leakage. Most sports stores should have a few different types. They have a larger opening that the type you would have for a cycling bottle.
My current one is totally leak proof still after 9 months usage. I bought one in the US and it had more holes than the backroad to Cashel
i had one for about 8 years and only had to bin it the other day, bough one of the maximuscle one's a couple of months back and its starting to leak already!!
What do you mix the Whey with?!
Water usually, some people use milk. Probably best to use water straight after training.
Saw somone say something bout oats in it or something!?
yeah, people generally throw in a few oats
I make mine with:
1/2 scoops of whey
a little milk
You should have it with water after your workout for faster absorption, and with milk before bed for slower absorption to last longer as you sleep
hey guys. I have been recently trying to gain weight and have been taking Serious Mass the past few weeks. However i'm not sure if this is the right product for me. I want to gain weight with muscle but tone my body at the same time. So my question is should I be sticking with Serious Mass weight gainer and do cardio or buy a protein supplement and do cardio. I am quite skinny as it is (10.10 stone,5ft 11) so I am trying to bulk up but not with fat. If I start doing cardio with Serious Mass would I see better results than I would if I were taking a protein shake.
if your trying to gain wieght, i'd think you should be lifting heavy weights, not doing cardio.
i dont know anything about serious mass, to gain weight you need to add at least an extra 2 calories per pound of bodyweight per day to your diet.
so work out your weight in pounds, say its 160lbs, means you need an extra 320 calories per day.
start squatting, benching, deadlifting.
start eating more protein and take the calories in.
you wont see results from a supplement within a few weeks, it takes time and training.
I jus got some from the health shop
Jus lookin for info on how much I need to take, when to take etc
It says on the pack you have to take 3 at every meal, and some after workout, but my friends dad [a retired b/builder] said this is just a marketing ploy and that one a day should be grand
It really depends on what you're trying to achieve. A lot of people starting out forget that supplements are exactly that, "supplements".
They are there to be used in conjunction with a proper diet to achieve your goals. You need to figure out how much food you need to eat every day to achieve your goals and if you can't eat the food (real food will be always be better than supplements) due to whatever reason you can use supplements to reach your target.
Too many people people think that supplements are some kind of magic potion in gaining muscle. Drinking a protein shake on it's on won't put on muscle. You need to have all the other factors in place also.
Hmmm, dont really know where ye got that from
I simply asked whens the best time to take them, and how much to take
My diet is well sorted, as is my training
I just got creatine for the first time, it came free with a tub of whey I got in leffey valley which was handy.
Today I drank it straight dissolved in warm water as per the instructions. Disgusting, terrible.
How does everyone else take it?
Also the instructions say to take 2 tsp a day for the next 2 weeks to load up on it and then drop to 1 tsp a day. Is this the best way?
Are carb and/or fat binders effective at all. To control/adjust diet.
Or thermogenic (sp?) burners?
i personally take 5grams in a glass of orange juice every day, and on work out days straight after workout, ya could put it in your protein shake ya wouldn't taste it then.
also don't bother with reading the back of it, read here on proper directions on how to take creatine dosage.(great site and well laid out too so have a look around,it helped me greatly)
check that the brand of creatine is descent also, there could be a valid reason that it was offered as a bundle package
ya need to be eating between 5-6 meals a day with protein in each meal, you also need to be eating 1gram of protein per pound of body weight to be achieving your goal of putting on mass
personally i found this site very easy to understand for a novice like i was in the past and in a similar situation to yourself
it might help yourself also