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hossjulia

Social climber
Eastside (of the Tetons)
Oct 16, 2012 - 07:25pm PT
Skip the powder and use whole fat yogurt. Much better for you.
justthemaid

climber
Jim Henson's Basement
Oct 16, 2012 - 07:28pm PT
Spirutein... meh, tastes like crap.

RU Vegetarian or can you do whey?

The Warbler

climber
the edge of America
Oct 16, 2012 - 07:30pm PT
I was running Metabolol for a while and really liked it, Kathy.

http://www.nuvalife.com/store/productView.aspx?ec=1&idProduct=7422&prodId=235&utm_source=become&utm_medium=cpc&b=Become_NVL_235_Become_NVL_7422_00_*GeoUSCA*

Tastes good, just mix w water. They make a few varieties if you search around the web a bit.

Check it out sistah!
kaholatingtong

Trad climber
the green triangle, cali
Oct 16, 2012 - 07:31pm PT
no WheY brahette?
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Oct 16, 2012 - 07:33pm PT
Wasn't there a thread here about Mr Whey?
justthemaid

climber
Jim Henson's Basement
Oct 16, 2012 - 07:43pm PT
Yes whey = dairy. Usually a little creamier consistency and better tasting than the vegetarian stuff in some cases IMO... but I love dairy so I'm biased.

I work for a hippy health-food store that doesn't necessarily carry the big-name cheaper brands but we have some definite better sellers.

Our best seller is the Jarrow brand Plant Protein which is actually pea/rice based. It's delicious, but a little bit gritty so I prefer to mix it half and half with a whey protein for consistency myself.

Rice based- Proventive brand powders. Warrior vanilla-blended is pretty yummy too.

Whey based.. Biochem brand unflavored or vanilla.

I don't do the chocolate or other flavors so I got nothing there.
The Warbler

climber
the edge of America
Oct 16, 2012 - 07:50pm PT
When I was climbing a lot, not like the good ol' days of course, but 2 or 3 times a week, I found that regular dosing with Metabolol, especially immediately after climbing hard, would improve my recovery to full strength by about a day. I needed 2 rest days instead of 3 to get back to my maximum power and endurance. That starts to add up over a 3 or 4 month period of regular climbing.

It's got more amino acids and minerals than most supplements.


I also found it improved my general mental clarity noticeably, and as it satisfies appetite, it's a good substitute for a meal occasionally and helps keep you lean and mean.


GRRRRR
goatboy smellz

climber
Nederland-GulfBreeze
Oct 16, 2012 - 08:19pm PT
Whole foods if you can eat enough to keep up,
steaks, eggs, baby seals or go with Hammer.

http://m.hammernutrition.com/search/?q=Protein

Cue the emo vegans in 3...2...1...
zBrown

Ice climber
chingadero de chula vista
Oct 16, 2012 - 08:22pm PT
I BOUGHT SOME CUZ IN WAS ON SALE. LABEL SAID IT WAS PURE. IS SUPPOSED TO CREATE LEAN MUSCLE. VANILLA FLAVOR. WAS THAT NATURAL VANILLA? MIXES WELL WITH GRAPE JUICE. KIND OF A GRAPE MALT.

HOPE SOMEBODY CAN STRAIGHTEN OUT MY CONSUMER BEHAVIOR.

MIGHT SUGGEST GETTING YOUR TSH TESTED (Thyroid Stimulating Hormone). I trace all human frailty (in the physical, not spiritual realm) to undiagnosed thyroid problems).

Once you get in the loop though, it's seems like it's infinite.

neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Oct 16, 2012 - 08:30pm PT
hey there say, ekat...

i can't really make these often, but back in the married with kids' days
i used fresh fruit and yogurt, or sometimes plain soy powder (none of all that jazz in it, just simple)...


usually just ate a bit of the protein i needed and make the fruit in blender, just to last longer, as it was watered down, and with some yogurt... (plan, homemade) ...

have fun with all this stuff folks are guiding you too... :)
LilaBiene

Trad climber
Oct 16, 2012 - 08:31pm PT
I love Vega's nutritional shakes & recovery drink mixes. The Vanilla Chai is pretty tasty. It's the only shake mix I've ever bought more than one giant container of...and I think I'm on about no. 10 or 11 or so. I like to mix it with hazelnut or almond milk and cultured coconut milk. Mmmmmmmm! I add a bit of D-ribose and glutamine to round it out, and it keeps the Energizer Bunny going...

(Vitamin Shoppe is about $10 cheaper than Whole Foods.)
GDavis

Social climber
SOL CAL
Oct 16, 2012 - 08:39pm PT
Proteins are all different - and powders too.

Whey I would avoid if possible, as anything that comes from beef (especially grain-fed) likely has a sh#t ton of hormones - whether that is the beef itself or the by-products, there ya go. One of the real reasons for obesity in the U.S.

Soy protein has estrogen which may or may not be a good thing - know your body.

Hemp protein is one of the best and keeps you from getting Whey Farts. Expensive as sh#t because of idiots in our government, but extremely healthy.


Protein is all about the Amino Acids - really the best way to get them is with a balanced diet.

Get a good multivitamin, coated fish oil and start juicing. Nutrition and muscle recovery has a LOT of factors, protein is an important one of many. 8-10 hours of quality sleep a night, lots of water, replace minerals... its all connected.

I'm sure there are more geeky sports nutrition people that can explain some of this knowledge - for me its only really basic. But still, performance at the wheels isn't always measured in the engine.
crasic

climber
Oct 16, 2012 - 08:44pm PT
Are you sure you need supplementation?

I usually just make sure I eat enough meat/dairy to hit my protein goals naturally, but shakes/powders are pretty unnecessary unless you are aiming for a protein goal that is difficult to get naturally.

When I'm lifting weights hard and "bulking", I'm trying to hit a 200g protein minimum. Eating 1.5lb of lean meat a day can be expensive so I supplement with protein powders to make meals more reasonable. Usually Whey because its the cheapest to get and the most well-rounded as a protein supplement. All that matters is the amino acid profile (whey is pretty well rounded) and to a lesser extent - flavor. Everything else is just marketing.


Of course, there is plenty of "bro-science" going around and GDavis is a perfect example. So you can ignore me if you want and go with what sounds more "cutting edge".



kunlun_shan

Mountain climber
SF, CA
Oct 16, 2012 - 09:30pm PT
I use a combination of hemp protein, yellow pea protein, and brown rice protein. Plus ground flax seed and Vega's EFA oil blend.

I agree with LilaBiene - Vega has some great products!
Wen

Trad climber
Bend, OR
Oct 16, 2012 - 09:35pm PT
Almond or other nut butters!
hossjulia

Social climber
Eastside (of the Tetons)
Oct 16, 2012 - 10:01pm PT
Hot quinoa for breakfast is one of my fav's. Cook like you would steel cut oats.
donini

Trad climber
Ouray, Colorado
Oct 16, 2012 - 10:08pm PT
I know this will fall on death ears, everybody wants an easy way out, but, eat well, exercise and get a good night's sleep- everything else will fall into place.

I think that most supplemental foods/vitamins are marketing bullshite.
kunlun_shan

Mountain climber
SF, CA
Oct 16, 2012 - 10:20pm PT
eKat, do you have a Vitamix (super industrial type blender)? They are incredible. You can make smoothies out of anything, especially fresh vegetables.
goatboy smellz

climber
Nederland-GulfBreeze
Oct 16, 2012 - 10:58pm PT

I think that most supplemental foods/vitamins are marketing bullshite.

Um yeah, I'm sure all those doctors working in nutritional medicine got their degrees
on Madison Ave. and are laughing all the way to the bank and not really helping anyone with deficiencies.
johntp

Trad climber
socal
Oct 16, 2012 - 11:20pm PT
yellow pea protein

paging locker...

This is too good to let go but might get you banned..




















































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