So I've been trying to find some new supplements. I have noticed that most supplements are geared toward body building like Sytha 6, N.O. Explode and countless others. I have found VERY few that are designed for folks that aren't looking to get swoll, but instead be lean, strong and flexible. I found some stuff from a company called Intensity Nutrition. The company was started by an ex-SEAL, and is geared more toward the CrossFit/Functional/Tactical fitness mentality. Has anyone ever heard of this company, or tried any of their products? I want to steer more toward the body building supplements and find a good supplement combination that is more geared toward this type of workout, diet and lifestyle. Does anyone have any ideas. I know some of you J's have some good stuff issued like Endurox and such. What else are they giving out at the schoolhouse?
I used to use all that stuff like Jack3d, NO Explode, 1mr, etc.. and actually just recently bought the Intensity Nutrition bundle..the Fuel, Hydrate, n Recover. I personally loved it because its simple, effective, and doesn't have all those s*** fillers and whatnot in it. However it is 130$ which is pretty pricey. Syntha6 for protein is actually really good for lean muscle too, its the TrueMass you want to stay away from.
Thanks for starting this thread though, I'm curious to what else is out there that the guys in the schoolhouse use.
Looks like they've got 3 main products... my first thoughts is that the "fuel" has a s*** ton of creatine in it. I get that a SEAL founded it, but I wonder if he used creatine while going through BUD/S... here's what Stew Smith, also a SEAL, says about what creatine did to guys at BUD/S:
The Hydrate is electrolytes, which is fine, but you can get that with some smart water or by just adding some salt and other cheap minerals to water. SO it's fine, might be a cheaper way to get the electrolytes than buying lots of "smart water" or something like that.
And the recover is whey protein plus some aminos... first, there's a LOT of debate about whether straight amino acids can help you (your body's supposed to break protein down in to branch aminos, it wasn't designed to take them as is). But whatever, maybe it helps, maybe it doesn't. The whey protein is definitely good, but there is also debate about whether whey protein must be BIOLOGICALLY ACTIVE to work (that is, not boiled/processed to death, it should be close to natural for your body to absorb it). So all that to say, it's not a bad thing, it's comparable to other whey protein supplements, but I wouldn't buy it just because of the price tag on it.
Just take some horny goat weed for endurance and fish oils for joint health.
I don't like NOxplode when running because it get my heart rate too high.
I competed in two bodybuilding competetions and am currently enlisting for a Ranger Contract. If your trying to gain weight(put on muscle) or just recover faster either way your bodies under changes and stress. When I also competed in Crossfit type Firefighter competetions my supplements were almost the same supplement cycle as bodybuidling because I was working out twice a day, weights in the after noon and crossfit/ stairs in the night time when I had the hose tower and station to my self. Im not trying to talk about my self just explain what supplements really are. Becareful what, up and coming companies you buy from as the FDA does not regulate supplements until their deemed unsafe or possbile prohormone. I would stick with the companies with a repuataion of selling quality products like: Universal Nutrition, Dymatize and OPN. these are bodybulding supplements but thats whats your body is doing when your killing it in the gym. I would choose, Dymatize Recoup for BCAA, Gold standard whey by OPN and dymatize Expand for pre workout. as long as your hydration is up I think creatine will always help, Im talking a gallon plus everyday!! if you want a little more rage in the gym try using a Animal Stak pak by universal Nutrition they are not Steriods and just boost natural test levels. keeping up in the cardio and food intake will help sette any weight gaining side affects. sorry about my grammer just wanted to help out with some advice.