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    Anyone take nitro tech?

    I'm making it with milk and bananas. Taste really good. I heard it was better for lean muscle mass instead of major bulk. It also has creatine within it.

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    Its protein. Protein is used to build muscle.
    Creatine is used for energy. It adds bulk through increased hydration.
    So...exactly how is this supposed to be for lean muscle instead of bulk? And what's the difference?

    edit: And yes, its one of the better tasting chocolate protein powders IMO.
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    ..because the other main brand at GNC has some 750+ calories in a serving vs nitrotech's 110 calories. One is going to bulk you more.

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    Bah, Weight Gain 4000 FTW!


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    Pheard,
    Little pink friend, I do not think you are comparing comparable products. The GNC's around here offer plenty of protein powders that are comparable to NitroTech (ie..@110-150 Calories/serving w/ 21-24 grms of protein).

    http://www.gnc.com/product/index.jsp...029&cp=2522433
    http://www.gnc.com/product/index.jsp...entPage=family
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    The brand you just linked too, is the one that is 750 calories per serving. I was just there the other day and checked.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pheard View Post
    The brand you just linked too, is the one that is 750 calories per serving. I was just there the other day and checked.
    Brand and product are not the same thing. 750 calories per serving is a weight gainer. The ones I linked to, if you will check the nutrition panels are 130-150 calories per serving.
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    Maybe it was the soy protein, but yes im going on what the oh so experienced GnC health technician told me. Psht.

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    Don't do that. Learn to read labels....it will take you far in life.
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    http://www.gnc.com/product/index.jsp...entPage=family
    this is what you are referring to. It is not a protein powder per se. It has 124 gr of Carbs per serving.
    124 Thats more than 2 meals worth for me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ModoVincere View Post
    Don't do that. Learn to read labels....it will take you far in life.
    True 'dat. Seriously. Check the "serving size", it may be the amount that could fit in the tip of your pinky. Unless you've got fat fingers...

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    Are you working out? Without tearing down the muscles and forcing them to rebuild bigger and stronger, eating that stuff will just result in fat-gain, not muscle. You can eat all the protein of any type you want, even 100% of your diet if you want, but the muscle-mass gain will be minimal without strenuous workouts that stress your muscles. Of couse, you'll add some muscle-mass to your legs with weight-gain, regardless if it's fat or muscle, simply to carry that extra mass around.

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    Agreed. Balance protein with a good workout habit.
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    I've just looked over the formulation for Nitro-Tech.

    Calories - at 110 it's reasonable.

    Protein - at 20g, it's dismally low. If you're serious about your lifting and you want to put on a lot of lean mass, you need to aim for 2.5 to 3.0g of protein/kg total mass on a daily basis. At 100kg (220#) you're* after 250 - 300g per day. You're not going to get that with 20g per shake.

    *edit: I've got no idea what you weigh, so I picked an even kg mass for example.

    SynthePro(tm) - Creatine. You wanna look big? Retain water.

    Insulogen(tm) - Guar gum. Keeps the mail movin' when you're cramming down the protein.

    Nitroxen (tm) - Glutamine. NEAA used in protein synthesis and as a digestion enhancer. Of their proprietary formulas, this might be the one I'd consider genuinely useful.

    If you're looking at GNC for protein supplements, check out IsoPure Zero Carb.
    210 calories
    - 0 carbohydrate
    - 1g total fat / 0.1g saturated
    - 50g protein
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    One must be careful to eat sufficient protein to maintain the "protein balance"; the amount of protein need for muscle-repair and synthesis, and no more. Contrary to popular bodybuilding myth that the extra protein is just flushed down the toilet, it's actually converted to fat. The actual amount of extra muscle-mass that's generated is more directly connected to your workout volumes and intensity than to protein-intake.

    For example, if you do minimal-intensity sub-LT aerobic workouts, you really want to focus on muscular glycogen re-synthesis and adequate carbohydrate intake after the workout. Insufficient carbs will result n muscle-catabolism as your body disassembles perfectly good muscle to convert to glucose to re-stock your glycogen stores. (Journal Applied Physiology - Effect of glucose supplement timing on protein metabolism after resistance training).

    With varying degrees of workout intensity and volumes, you'll want to ingest protein to match what's needed to repair the worn-out muscles. The more intense and higher-volume the workouts, the more protein is needed, up to a point. However, the worn-out muscles are like a sponge, they'll only soak up enough protein to fill themselves for full-repair and a little more. You can't force 10-gallons of water into a hand-sized sponge. The extra protein will get converted to fat, which kinda washes out any extra muscle-mass you've gained. (JAP - Evaluation of protein requirements for trained strength athletes).


    JAP - Protein requirements and muscle mass/strength changes during intensive training in novice bodybuilders
    JAP - Influence of protein intake and training status on nitrogen balance and lean body mass
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