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Old 01-02-2013, 02:41 PM  
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*.* 2013 General Fitness Thread *.*

Welcome to 2013! Now get your ass in top physical condition!

**From the 2012 Thread**

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Keep in mind that you're a novice lifter for a longer period of time than you think you are. Novice lifting can last anywhere from a few months to a year or two, depending on how hard you hit the weights and where you started.

Once you've reached the point where you don't make regular progress on the SS program, you are ready to move on to the intermediate stage, which can last you for a good number of years. Find it HERE:

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If you're a very advanced lifter (many, many years of CONSISTENT weight training), then there are lot of programs out there, and which one you pick is simply a matter of preference. If you're really that advanced, you should know what works for you and what doesn't by this point.
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Old 06-14-2013, 01:17 AM   #556
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I hate that protein powder by Biochem gets the thumb down from silock - I was looking forward to the seal of approval - hey - their dairies use cows who are steroid free. so there's that - yeah boyeeeeeeee! and it's mixing capability is phenomenal. How does the biochem stack up in fat comparison?
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Old 06-14-2013, 01:23 AM   #557
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I hate that protein powder by Biochem gets the thumb down from silock - I was looking forward to the seal of approval - hey - their dairies use cows who are steroid free. so there's that - yeah boyeeeeeeee! and it's mixing capability is phenomenal. How does the biochem stack up in fat comparison?
Just go to hyvee and pick up a lb of ON and see if you like it. its good stuff, stay away from any vanilla imo. never tasted a good vanilla protein.
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Old 06-14-2013, 01:25 AM   #558
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Just go to hyvee and pick up a lb of ON and see if you like it. its good stuff, stay away from any vanilla imo. never tasted a good vanilla protein.
actually mine is chocolate - i just used that photo because it was the first I ran into. what is ON?
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Old 06-14-2013, 01:26 AM   #559
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Old 06-14-2013, 01:26 AM   #560
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We are talking 2 grams of fat and about 1gram protein depending if you get gold standard. For the value its pretty good.
Scivation has 21, ON has 24. And not that it makes a HUGE difference, but scivation also uses more concentrate in their blends than ON does. They both have bcaas, which is equally stupid, but ON also has glutamine in it, so you don't have to add it.

Scivation's nutrition info doesn't add up to the claimed calorie number, either. It's actually about 10 cals more than they say it is.

I'm not trying to bash Scivation. The differences aren't huge. It just seems as though ON is a little more honest and gives a higher quality protein than Scivation does.

Scivation's XTend is an awesome product, though. I love it.
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Old 06-14-2013, 01:27 AM   #561
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I hate that protein powder by Biochem gets the thumb down from silock - I was looking forward to the seal of approval - hey - their dairies use cows who are steroid free. so there's that - yeah boyeeeeeeee! and it's mixing capability is phenomenal. How does the biochem stack up in fat comparison?
To ON? biochem has less fat but less protein as well
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Old 06-14-2013, 01:27 AM   #562
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I hate that protein powder by Biochem gets the thumb down from silock - I was looking forward to the seal of approval - hey - their dairies use cows who are steroid free. so there's that - yeah boyeeeeeeee! and it's mixing capability is phenomenal. How does the biochem stack up in fat comparison?
It's fine, just overpriced and under protein'd compared to other brands.
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Old 06-14-2013, 01:29 AM   #563
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Scivation has 21, ON has 24. And not that it makes a HUGE difference, but scivation also uses more concentrate in their blends than ON does. They both have bcaas, which is equally stupid, but ON also has glutamine in it, so you don't have to add it.

Scivation's nutrition info doesn't add up to the claimed calorie number, either. It's actually about 10 cals more than they say it is.

I'm not trying to bash Scivation. The differences aren't huge. It just seems as though ON is a little more honest and gives a higher quality protein than Scivation does.

Scivation's XTend is an awesome product, though. I love it.
I've tried xtend as well. I was comparing it to the comparable ON, not gold standard. I think there's only a 1-2 gram diff in protein levels. as far as the calorie levels go I got no clue on that one lol
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It's fine, just overpriced and under protein'd compared to other brands.
that's cool - i'm hitting up the store this weekend - there's a place near Perimeter Mall. They have that Chuice stuff I was telling you about - it's exclusive to Atlanta - however Esales may be an option - let me know what you think. www.chuice.com
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Old 06-14-2013, 01:30 AM   #565
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Also, I am only recommending gold standard whey from ON. The performance whey is garbage, and the hydrolyzed whey is not only unnecessary and overly expensive, but tastes awful.
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that's cool - i'm hitting up the store this weekend - there's a place near Perimeter Mall. They have that Chuice stuff I was telling you about - it's exclusive to Atlanta - however Esales may be an option - let me know what you think. www.chuice.com
Order your protein online. Is way cheaper. Amazon prime has many good powders with free shipping. If you don't have prime, dpsnutrition is a good site. Bodybuilding.com is okay, but you can find stuff cheaper than there on other sites. They have a good selection, though.
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Also, I am only recommending gold standard whey from ON. The performance whey is garbage, and the hydrolyzed whey is not only unnecessary and overly expensive, but tastes awful.
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Also, I am only recommending gold standard whey from ON. The performance whey is garbage, and the hydrolyzed whey is not only unnecessary and overly expensive, but tastes awful.
Gold standard taste any better? I need to get some more protein, I bought some cheap crap from hyvee that didn't look terrible but they put way to much sweetner in it. My wife doesn't like the taste of the ON chocolate performance I had.
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Order your protein online. Is way cheaper. Amazon prime has many good powders with free shipping. If you don't have prime, dpsnutrition is a good site. Bodybuilding.com is okay, but you can find stuff cheaper than there on other sites. They have a good selection, though.
alrighty ty - the chuice is about 225 cal. per bottle if memory serves me.
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I've tried xtend as well. I was comparing it to the comparable ON, not gold standard. I think there's only a 1-2 gram diff in protein levels. as far as the calorie levels go I got no clue on that one lol
I'm just adding up the calories on the label. 21g protein x 4 cals, 3g fat x 9 cals, 4g carbs x 4 cals. That's not 120 like it says. Weird. Maybe they have to round up on the fat content or something.
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