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    Question How do you keep yourself regular when your taking suppliments?

    Hi guys,

    So I'm going to get into lifting again since I'm going to get a membership at a pretty nice gym rather than just the one my apartment has

    My question is, how do you guys keep regular when your on supplements? I drink a ton of water but still it will mess up my bowels like no other.

    I was on weight gainer with a tad bit of creatine and I wouldn't have a bm for like 4-5 days which isn't good. Should I be eating like a ton of yogurt or what? I still drank a ton of water as well.


    Also if you guys recommend any suppliments let me know. I don't want to get huge but I'd like to get a little bigger. I naturally have an ectomorph body structure so I don't gain fat easily and have leaner muscle build. If I stop lifting I will actually lose weight rather than gain weight.

    So i'm curious to see what type of supplement I should get on. Pre-injury creatine did wonders for me but that is just a short term gain and not long term as it will go away once you get off creatine. I tried weight gainer and the problem with that is #1. It costs like 70 bucks for like 8 servings and #2. I didn't notice it working.

    Should I just ramp up my protein perhaps? I took a 5 day break from lifting to see what happened and I really didn't notice any change except I think pecs went down in size but no weight gain thats for sure.


    Currently my build looks like this:




    I don't want to get much bigger but just a little bit more.


    Thanks
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    I think your current build is beautiful, Cory. It's a lot nicer than what many able-bodied dudes have.


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    Cory, I have been taking Synta 6 for about two months now and it does mess up my BM if I dont drastically up my fiber intake (which is not a bad thing anyway). I try to have something bean related (for just one meal) 3-4 days a week and I eat Kashi Go-Lean every morning. This combination, along with 64+ ounces of water and exercise, and whole grain wheat bread works well for me.

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    Thanks todd, i'm bored though so I need something to keep myself busy and lifting shall be it!

    Ben,

    I thought of adding fiber but then I thought it might make it worse because it seems the supplements suck up alot of water. I'll give it a try.
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    Mr. Coffee,
    What do you do for aerobics workouts?

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    Quote Originally Posted by arndog View Post
    Mr. Coffee,
    What do you do for aerobics workouts?
    arndog, nothing at all actually. I mean other than rolling around on the wheelchair but I never get my heart rate up doing that. Pre-sci I would lift for 2 hours straight and wouldn't sweat but if I ran on the treadmill I'd be sweating like crazy.


    The only time I sweat now is when I'm trying to concentrate on moving my legs then I'll sweat like crazy. Like after doing leg presses with like 10 lbs my whole back was covered in sweat. Also sexual activity will cause me to sweat. The only time I notice my heart rate go up is during sex now that I think about it.
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    I use Smooth Move herbal tea before going to bed. I have used Green Dieters tea in the past which really produces BM, but the urgency it creates can be a problem. Smooth Move allows for a deliberate BM with out the urgency

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    Mr. Coffee -
    The following is just my opinion of course. I think you should add an aerobic activity and shoot for 1 hour 4 times a week as a minimum along with lifting. I have never been a fan for lifting just to get big. In my world, it is all about strength to weight. Transferring,especially crutch walking, even pull ups, what matters is strength to weight. So adding more muscle weight without any purpose wouldn't be what I would do. I would suggest handcycling or go to a gym that has Krankcycles (arm ergometers) and get strong that way. It will build useful muscles, help your heart conditioning, burn calories, fire up endorphins, burns fat, let you enjoy eating more, help your endurance, etc. I looked at your picture and you look pretty tough already with some good lean muscle. You probably weigh 140 lbs. I would get into aerobic work as much as lifting. I am not against lifting unless it serves as a way to avoid aerobic work. Strength to weight - and endurance. Well, that is how I see this whole thing!

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    Thanks for the tips arndog,

    ha! 140! I wish. Actually I weigh 120lbs, I say 120 but really I weigh probably less but I don't want to know my real weight. Last time I was really weighed back when I was in college about 2 years ago I was 112 although I looked and thought I was 120 back then, I was the same build as I am now so I'm guessing I'm less than 120 actually.

    I was 145 at my max pre-sci, I doubt I will ever get that big again. (i'm only like 5'5"-5'6" with shoes on)


    This is when I was 145 I was 18 back then. Looking at these pictures reminds me of swimming in the ocean and being carefree.







    If I knew I was going to wind up here in a few months I would have taken more pictures
    I went from 145 to 109 in 2 weeks! Even the docs were amazed at how much weight I lost in a short period of time.

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