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10-25-09, 04:23 PM #61
And sorry about the sock-bun situation. One less thing males have to worry about.
10-25-09, 04:39 PM #62
Check out some of the threads in the Poolee forum on Marine Corps knowledge.
Also, check out these sites. These sites will give you a general idea of what boot camp is like and what to expect.
10-25-09, 06:36 PM #63
look, MD you are telling her to use supplements to "bulk-up" which is a bad thing as it'll all go away in boot camp. She needs to do something to naturally add some weight.
as for creatine usage there's mixed reviews and I suppose it's all dependent on what brand you take and your body chemistry's reaction to it. Here's a link that's kinda helpful.
I think creatine isn't a bad way to go, but you'll lose it all in about a week or two once you get to the island. The best thing for you to do is drink ridiculous amounts of water, they will make you drink cantines of water at a time which will afford your muscles plenty of water to get and your stamina will be the same as if you took supplements.
It's all up to you Roop
10-25-09, 10:14 PM #64
I know that it will go away while she is at bootcamp. I thought I mentioned that. Either way, it's not bad. She will gain the weight she needs to leave, and then it will more than likely go away. There is nothing "bad" about that. The creatine will go away too...so you're telling her the same thing.
As for creatine , yeah there are mixed reviews. If you look at that first question and answer on that link, well obviously you are going to feel anxious, and have a high heart rate. It's mainly made for lifting, so when you take it, make sure you lift. You don't need any crazy brand, whatever will work. It isn't natural weight you will get from it either, it's water weight. You wil lose that faster than the weightgainer. And with creatine, you WILL have to drink alot of water, because you will dehydrate ALOT faster than if you don't take it.
Oh, if it makes you feel sick at your stomach, well, it doesnt mean its bad. You're just not used to it. Honestly, most supplements taste like crap. Like a horrible excuse for a shake or some koolaid. THey do make creatine in pill form, but it's more expensive.
10-25-09, 11:41 PM #65
Previous to September 1st, I had been a vegetarian for 12 years straight and hadn't been to the gym for 5 years. My body is probably in a little bit of a shock with all of this changing. Many of my health issues have disappeared and I feel much better physically and mentally. But by the time the weekend hits I just crash, exhaustion gets the best of me. 8-hour work days, PT 3 times a week, 2-hour gym sessions every night, swim lessons twice a week, eating meat again and eating triple what I did eat. It's all for the best. But definitely a HUGE adjustment for me.
10-26-09, 12:00 AM #66
As it stand right now, since you were a vegetarian then it's more important that you start with multi-vitamins and probiotics (think more yogurt). Dairy will help you pack on weight and regulate your system. The multi-vitamins will help with absorption of nutrients.
If you start taking Creatine (esther, with Nitric Oxide, blah blah blah) then you're going to have to lift a lot more. That and I dont' know if you're going to need hormone supplements since you're a female looking to trigger quick weight gain by using a product designed to help you lift more often and harder.
You can put on water weight without creatine by using a pump-style workout like a bodybuilder would (which is designed for maximal size but maximal size takes more weeks than you've got left before boot).
Eat more, run less, lift less, work on your basic PT (arm-hang and crunches). If you really want to get into catabolic vs anabolic and lift more than usual then you'll usually start by losing mass.
And you're swimming, that's creating a good amount of calorie burn in addition to your 2 hour sessions. If you want to put on weight now then I'd suggest you start eating larger meals less often, put yourself into starvation mode and merely maintain your PT numbers.
10-26-09, 04:11 AM #67
protein and carbs are your best friends... wheat bread and pastas, bananas covered in peanut butter, tuna, any high protein drinks (muscle milk is a good one). I had to put on 10 LB's when I dep'ed in and I just cut down on the cardio and focused alot of my diet on protein rich foods and carbs for energy for my PT.
10-26-09, 08:41 AM #68
wow, I didn't know you were a vegetable. Well, yeah. Eating meat alone will net you some serious gains.
vegetables don't give you the essential nutrients your body needs to build muscle or maintain it afterwards. We haven't developed as a species because we stayed eating plants, we evolved because we started eating meat.
10-26-09, 10:02 AM #69
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10-26-09, 03:01 PM #71
This is simple. Eat 10 lbs worth of food the morning of the weigh in.
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10-26-09, 03:47 PM #74
Damn.... Where is Achped when you need him to answer a quesiton; I am sure that he would have good, sound, adivce for this young lady....
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