BSN Syntha 6

Don Yeo

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HI everyone, for those who are looking for supplements. I suggest BSN syntha 6. It's not 100% whey but it's effect is still great. I've tried it and was pleasant to woke up the next day without any DOMS.
BSN Syntha 6 comes in 4 different flavours: Chocolate, strawberry, cookies & cream and vanilla. (I prefer strawberry, cookies & cream does not taste nice. I've tried that)
Place an order at Nutritionpark.com (It's a lot cheaper than GNC) Check it out!
 

rAWr

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I avoided it simply because it's not 100% whey! it's more mentally assuring for me to reduce the number of 'processed items' consumed. :p But i could be missing out on plenty of goodness :unsure:
 

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I've tried it and was pleasant to woke up the next day without any DOMS.
It's good to find a supplement that works for you. However - as with all supplements - you'll have to consume it for a period of time to better 'test' out its effect on you.

But i guess you have been taking it for some time, given that you are pleased with it and now recommending it to others. Good for u! :)
 

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Nah, you can it find cheaper elsewhere. Check out this site.

For the 10lb Optimum Nutrition whey though, nutrifirst is still definitely the cheapest.
 

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I have tried the BSN Syntax 6. Taste not bad. Already on my 4th 5 pound. But feel like trying others. It is good to switch protein powder now and then? What other protein powder should i try or should i stick BSN Syntax 6?

There is an isolate version out now with lower fats
 

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I have tried the BSN Syntax 6. Taste not bad. Already on my 4th 5 pound. But feel like trying others. It is good to switch protein powder now and then? What other protein powder should i try or should i stick BSN Syntax 6?

There is an isolate version out now with lower fats
I dont see any issues with switching protein powder every now and then. Also, switching allows yourself the opportunity to see what works better for you. You could try casein protein if you are looking for a slow acting protein alternative.
 

Jimmy

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I heard casein protein is a drink before bed. It helps to reduce muscle loss when sleeping in the night after work out.
Is it true?

I also see that BSN Syntax 6 isolate has also slow releasing feature. But not too sure what it does. It is like casein protein?
 

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Casein protein takes hours to digest, thus many people drink it before bed so that they have a protein source during their sleep. Consumption wise I personally feel it gets clumpy easily and u have to mix it really well in order to have a nice blend. Since casein protein is extracted from milk, drinking milk before sleep can also give somewhat the same slow releasing desired effect.

BSN Syntax 6 contains a mixture of different protein types like whey, casein and egg. The slow releasing function should come from ingredients such as casein. Whey and egg are relatively fast releasing.
 
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Casein protein takes hours to digest, thus many people drink it before bed so that they have a protein source during their sleep. Consumption wise I personally feel it gets clumpy easily and u have to mix it really well in order to have a nice blend. Since casein protein is extracted from milk, drinking milk before sleep can also give somewhat the same slow releasing desired effect.

BSN Syntax 6 contains a mixture of different protein types like whey, casein and egg. The slow releasing function should come from ingredients such as casein. Whey and egg are relatively fast releasing.
Thanks for the advice. It is wise to take 2 different protein. 1 post workout and 1 before bed?
 

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Thanks for the advice. It is wise to take 2 different protein. 1 post workout and 1 before bed?
In my opinion, if you have a good diet with sufficient protein, you need not take any protein supplements. I feel that many people get so focused on the supplement to take that they neglect the other key factors like sufficient sleep/rest, training routines and basic diet.

That said, some people take protein pre workout, during workout, post workout and also other times like before bed. They have different mixes for different times. All these "hardcore" protein/supplement consumption would really benefit you if you are already pushing the limits of training, at such an advanced stage of training that perhaps you need every single extra boost of supplement for you to break plateaus to get new gains.

So to answer your question, it's fine to consume 2 different protein. But for it to be really beneficial or not really depends.
 
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In my opinion, if you have a good diet with sufficient protein, you need not take any protein supplements. I feel that many people get so focused on the supplement to take that they neglect the other key factors like sufficient sleep/rest, training routines and basic diet.

That said, some people take protein pre workout, during workout, post workout and also other times like before bed. They have different mixes for different times. All these "hardcore" protein/supplement consumption would really benefit you if you are already pushing the limits of training, at such an advanced stage of training that perhaps you need every single extra boost of supplement for you to break plateaus to get new gains.

So to answer your question, it's fine to consume 2 different protein. But for it to be really beneficial or not really depends.
Thanks for the input. Actually before i tried out the protein powder, no matter how much i do, i don't seem to gain muscle. But now the muscle gain seems to be faster. That's why i continue to eat the supplement but also try to control with a balance diet
 
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Thanks for the input. Actually before i tried out the protein powder, no matter how much i do, i don't seem to gain muscle. But now the muscle gain seems to be faster. That's why i continue to eat the supplement but also try to control with a balance diet
No problem :) Great to hear u are having progress.

I used to take multiple types of protein powder, but did not see much muscle gains. Until I started working on compound exercises like squats and deadlift that I saw gains - huge gains :D. On hindsight I realised i was focusing too much on isolate stuff like bicep curls and machine related stuff.
 
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No problem :) Great to hear u are having progress.

I used to take multiple types of protein powder, but did not see much muscle gains. Until I started working on compound exercises like squats and deadlift that I saw gains - huge gains :D. On hindsight I realised i was focusing too much on isolate stuff like bicep curls and machine related stuff.
Oh.. Probably i should too. I focusing on my chest work out to get a broader chest. But i end up with bigger bicep then chest. Ha ha. The gain is in the wrong area. Probably posture too. Maybe i need to find a work out routine to try one and try a few compound exercise.

What kind of huge gains did you get?
 

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Oh.. Probably i should too. I focusing on my chest work out to get a broader chest. But i end up with bigger bicep then chest. Ha ha. The gain is in the wrong area. Probably posture too. Maybe i need to find a work out routine to try one and try a few compound exercise.

What kind of huge gains did you get?
Overall body frame, particularly shoulders and back. I feel deadlift helped tremendously. For quite awhile, i merely focused on the 3 big compound stuff. 3 visits to gym a week, focus on one of the big lifts during each session.

These articles are summaries of the 3 biggest compound exercises from the book "starting strength". In the actual book, it devotes about 60-70 pages to each compound exercise :D

http://gymkaki.com/threads/the-deadlift.4609/
http://gymkaki.com/threads/the-squat.4607/
http://gymkaki.com/threads/the-bench-press.4608/
 
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Overall body frame, particularly shoulders and back. I feel deadlift helped tremendously. For quite awhile, i merely focused on the 3 big compound stuff. 3 visits to gym a week, focus on one of the big lifts during each session.

These articles are summaries of the 3 biggest compound exercises from the book "starting strength". In the actual book, it devotes about 60-70 pages to each compound exercise :D

http://gymkaki.com/threads/the-deadlift.4609/
http://gymkaki.com/threads/the-squat.4607/
http://gymkaki.com/threads/the-bench-press.4608/
Ooooo... thanks for the tips. Let me try it out. Luckily i no need flip thru 60-70 pages. I sure get bored before i finish page 10.