Not necessarily pills, but more about glutamine and aminoacids. For the OP, I think he can skip it. At his age, he is still a bull full of testosterone (sounds ghay I know, but it's true.) For those of us in their 30's however, I think we need that kind of supplementation.Quote:
Originally Posted by ojgsxr6
I won't derail the thread much further :) Goju actually started a nice thread discussing that here, and I blogged a bit about the aminoacids and glutamine I've been taking and the desired results here if anyone would like to read and comment: http://blog.myspace.com/index.cfm?fu...A7BBE332071538
Again, PJ beats me to it.Quote:
Originally Posted by PirateJon
Lucid, you don't need to be a chef to eat well. As he said, oatmeal, frozen veggies, eggs, milk, tofu, yogurt, canned beans (and chicken if you can afford it). They all can give you something to start with.
Now, let's assume you really are in no position to buy that and cook (maybe you spend the whole day at school and have nowhere to keep your food... it can happen.)
Even when eating junk food, you can still manage around it. A mcdonalds combo can serve you as 2 to 2.5 meals. Buy 2 to 3 bottles of water, and empty them. Then every morning fill them up with a mix of water, a tiny bit of salt and orange juice (not from concentrate). Take them with you and drink them between meals to "fill you up". Here and there toss a green apple, yogurt or granola bars. It's all about playing with you food.
You have a large frame so you can afford to cut some calories. Even with the worst of junk food, you can manage to break it into smaller meals (better than nothing.) Control of the size of your rations is fundamental.
Start by dropping to 2000 cals a day. If you get to feel too dizzy or weak, then increase your caloric intake until you feel well, and then reduce it a bit... repeat as necessary.
Also, ditch the weight-loss supplement. You are 21 and in your prime. You don't need that. Try losing weight naturally, and use that supplement if all else fails (of you lose weight and then want to get ripped and cut and ****.)
PJ's suggestion on the pair of 55lbs dumbell is right on. You can do squats, overhead presses, lunges, bicep curls. Throw a mini-towel around the handle, grab the towel and do tricep kickbacks with it. That's a mean way to work your triceps and forearms.
I would still experiment with the pushups, though. Do them until failure, several sets of them, morning and night in addition to anything else you are doing. You'll be surprised.