Anything MusclePharm is V approved! I agree bout creatine loading being bogus...I'm just a gluten I suppose, lol. And no, Jumper I was wired from something else... Olympus Labs Conqu3r PWO is good to go too if anybody is interested in trying something new. It's intense. Going on 4 hours now and still feeling it.
Holy Sh!t Vector...did you smash some pre workout JUST before typing that? I can feel the energy coming at me through the words!
Interesting reading what the lads are on...seems fairly consistent across the board.
I start off with a multi (Optimum Nutrition) and some fish oil. I believe this combo helps keep me pretty healthy...coming up five years with my current employer and now sick days to date.
I have a preworkout, I run the Musclepharm assault. I'll only take this if I'm only lifting. If I have any conditioning or wod I'll avoid it..it's horrible in that application. Just makes my legs heavy. Good for squatting though. A tub will last me a while. But most days I'll just do black coffee. When I'm drinking my coffee I pretend I'm Jack Reacher.
I have the Musclepharm combat whey protein. Quite often I'll have two different flavours, just to keep me sane. To be fair, their chocolate is nasty, but pretty much every other flavour is epic. Love the Cinnamon Bun flavour. I use that in my overnight oats, and it's fricken beautiful. I'm using far less whey than I used to, prob one or two day compared to what I used to as a gym rat.
All this talk of bum gas, when I was at my heaviest a couple of years ago I was eating 8 whole eggs as my pre gym meal....lets just say that is was a fairly lethal time in my life for those around me.
I have creatine as well, Inner Armour. I don't bother loading this, and generally run it consistently. Possibly linked to reducing dementia, which is a plus. I find this to be a cheap supplement that lasts ages.
I also have some xtend aminos, which I take for the intense wod type actives.
What I've started taking recently, which isn't really a supplement as such, it's called EZ breathe. It's made by a local company and contains natural oils and menthol crystals...few drops on your tongue and BAM! A slap in the face with a wet fish. It instantly opens the airways and feels like before you were breathing with Dustoff's elevation mask. Company is Savvy Touch, the guy who makes it is effectively a horse physio. I've met him, top bloke and he is one hell of a machine..50 years old and looks like Rambo in his prime.
Seems the older I get the less I feel the importance for the 'add on' supplements. Love my eggs and oats, and making super smoothies with fruits (banana, apples, berries, mango, pineapple) avocado and spinach.
Like Vector I eat a bit of red meat, but much prefer the kiwi stuff over the Aussie stuff....its way more alpha...
Oh and btw - you can keep being an alpha. I'm the Omega mate!