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Post by daggerkill » Sun Jul 23, 2006 8:36 pm

are their protein shakes any good? what's the general consensus on this brand?

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Post by George G » Mon Jul 24, 2006 10:10 am

If you can get your protein requirements (1g-1.5g per 1# body weight) then protein powders little benefit. Most people have to use protein powders to get the protein in. They are convenient.

I eat 1.5g per 1# bw and I aim to get 2/3 of my protein from whole food sources.

Edit: looks like I misunderstood the question. I know nothing of that brand, but I would advise not to try to save $ on anything you ingest.

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Post by Ryan A » Mon Jul 24, 2006 6:02 pm

Just a side note, most Americans eat more than enough protein. Even for athletes, it shouldn't be a problem if you eat a bit of meat.

http://www.extension.iastate.edu/nutrit ... otein.html

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Post by George G » Mon Jul 24, 2006 9:47 pm

If you eat protein as stated (0.8g/kg) in article posted by Ryan, you will crtainly meet your bodies needs.

Hre is a different perspective www.t-nation.com/findArticle.do?article=251prot2

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Optimal is different from what one needs.

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Post by TimD » Mon Jul 24, 2006 10:03 pm

Yep, George. I've seen the .8 gr/kg before, and as I recall, it's close to the USRDA. I've also note that most sports nutritionist recommend something closer to .8 gr/LB of lean bodyweight on the low end, to about 1 gr/ LB bodyweight on the high end. Some even recommend more, but while I don't think more will hurt in the least, I think it might be a bit overkill.
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Post by daggerkill » Wed Jul 26, 2006 1:05 pm

so nobody's got a specific opinion on the max muscle brand?

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Post by Trillian » Wed Jul 26, 2006 3:26 pm

daggerkill wrote:so nobody's got a specific opinion on the max muscle brand?
Yeah I am not sure on their brand, I dont have a Max Muscle in my area so I have never bought from them. I would like to hear how it is though, if someone has tried them.
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Post by hoosegow » Sun Aug 06, 2006 5:13 pm

I'd have to go back and research, but if my memory serves me correct, it has a heck of a lot of fat in it. I think that is why I always stear clear of them.

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