Sunday, December 5, 2010

Supplements

Okay here's the deal. I'm not going to take mass gaining supplements anymore. At first it was because I'm allergic to milk. But I can always take vegan protein. I won't, however. I'm trying to prove a point that you do not need mass gainers or almost any other kinds of supplements to build muscle. All I need to do is eat. A lot.

After much prodding and urging from Kasey, I am finally 'in the groove' when it comes to eating. Carbs, fruits, Oreos, fish, ice cream, Coke. Everything's fair game. Of course, I am a hardgainer and I'm training everyday (almost) so I need all those extra calories.

It must be working, though. Because since that bout of food poisoning that left me skeletal, I am gaining all my mass back and then some. There's a bit of fat but it's not significant. I need some fat anyway so it doesn't bother me at all.

Now Kasey's advising me to take some multivitamins supplement. He says on top of the calories, I need extra nutrients because I've been undergoing some pretty intensive training (intensive? really? I haven't cried yet).

My dad has been getting me to take multivitamins and a slew of other supplements for years. I'd usually be really disciplined in taking them for a few weeks (and that's being optimistic) and then the bottle would just sit there collecting dust.

I wonder if I can make it this time round. At least finish a bottle of multivitamins within the prescribed time period.

3 comments:

KevL said...

Taking the regular whey protein supplement is okay, if you don't get enough of protein during your training days.

And yeah, multi-vits are important especially when you're training almost daily. I think Kasey should've also told you that anti-oxidants are also important (and also why).

Oh, it's not too hard to get used to the habit, believe me. I've been doing it for years now and sometimes miss it a day or 2 in a year - just take them after your breakfast and be done with it for the day.

ps. I wrote my latest post yesterday lah :P

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