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    I'm cheap so...

    I am a cheap bastard now a days. I bought a house, got married and have a baby on the way so I am saving as much money as possible. I do feel a need for some supps though since some of my food isn't where it should be (veggies,fruits, high grade proteins) and I want to get back in the game.

    I was thinking about getting:
    Multi Vitamin
    Multi Mineral (or the two combined)

    Cheap add-ons as needed:
    arginine
    caffenine
    b-complex
    niacin
    glutamine
    creatine (monohydrate)
    Whey protein

    Where do you guys get your supps and where are the cheapest yet still decent quality? I ussually goto bb.com and get their generic supps. I am open to all suggestions.

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    haha i'm just about in the same exact boat. just not married yet. i'm always checking on wheycheap.com they have one supp a day for like 80% off regular price. they always have good proteins, creatines, and everything you need. just gotta wait till it comes up. also check in the morning around eleven that's when they post the supp, they go fast.




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    oh and i get all my vitamins and what not at walmart. there stuff is actually pretty good, and super cheap.




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    ya, wheycheap has been crucial for me lately. I don't mind if the product is almost expired.

    Anyone have any other sites like wheycheap?




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    Whey2Buy.com Its the
    same as Wheycheap ck it everyday.




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    you could throw in some Dextrose, its cheap. like everyone else said, Wheycheap and Whey2buy.


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    Your list:
    Multi Vitamin Not really needed
    Multi Mineral (or the two combined) Not really needed

    arginine Not needed at all
    caffenine Not really needed
    b-complex Not really needed
    niacin Not needed at all
    glutamine Not needed at all
    creatine (monohydrate) Handy, but not needed
    Whey protein Handy




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    ^^ Would you recommend him to take those whey protein with 20% of BCAAs and 80% of protein?




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    Quote Originally Posted by mvsf1 View Post
    ^^ Would you recommend him to take those whey protein with 20% of BCAAs and 80% of protein?
    I'm cheap so...

    Do you mean combining BCAA and whey, or do you mean checking that the whey is actually decent quality?

    Because most whey proteins (and I think most protein powders) are ~20-25% BCAA anyway.




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    I agree with Tim here. ditch everything apart from multi-vit and protein shake.




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    Quote Originally Posted by tim290280 View Post
    I'm cheap so...

    Do you mean combining BCAA and whey, or do you mean checking that the whey is actually decent quality?

    Because most whey proteins (and I think most protein powders) are ~20-25% BCAA anyway.
    Exactly. What would you choose? Top-quality protein powder (99% protein) and then add some BCAAs or get standart quality protein powder (75% protein-25%BCAAs)?




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    Thats why I said they were "add-ons". You add them on as needed. They are supplements and I used them as I need to.

    If you think caffeine is worthless/not needed then the Olympic Committee would have to disagree with you. I do say the least needed would be arginine then glutamine but still these kinds of things give me that extra boost and I can find most for under $10 for a large supply since they would be a no name brand.




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    Quote Originally Posted by mvsf1 View Post
    Exactly. What would you choose? Top-quality protein powder (99% protein) and then add some BCAAs or get standart quality protein powder (75% protein-25%BCAAs)?
    BCAA is protein. Whey isolate is usually 85-95% protein, whey concentrate 60-70% and blends come in at ~80%. All of these proteins are usually made up of 20-25% BCAA, so a 90% isolate would be actually 70% other protein and 20% BCAA. I don't see the point of adding BCAA to protein, I do see a point to adding leucine, but not 100% convinced of this just yet.

    Are we making the same point??

    Quote Originally Posted by BigPimpin
    If you think caffeine is worthless/not needed then the Olympic Committee would have to disagree with you.
    Where did I say it was worthless? I said it isn't needed for standard training.

    I think your list contains a lot of stuff that isn't needed. I trained for years with no supplements so I do know that if I was trimming it back to the essentials Whey would be one of the few left (creatine and multivit would be the others).




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    I would suggest a multi, fish oil, and a quality multi source protein. After a couple months of consistency, get some creatine and beta alanine. I always use bb.com. They have a price match too if you just call the 800 number.


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    I haven't checked out wheycheap, but like Creator said, bb.com matches and also they can sort supps based on cost per serving. You can really see what you're paying for.




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    Quote Originally Posted by The Creator View Post
    I would suggest a multi, fish oil, and a quality multi source protein. After a couple months of consistency, get some creatine and beta alanine. I always use bb.com. They have a price match too if you just call the 800 number.
    I keep forgetting to write in fish oil. I love the stuff.

    I also take glucosamine.




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    Quote Originally Posted by The Creator View Post
    I would suggest a multi, fish oil, and a quality multi source protein. After a couple months of consistency, get some creatine and beta alanine. I always use bb.com. They have a price match too if you just call the 800 number.
    beta alanine always make me throw up after a leg workout
    take about 3g during my workout..


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