Looking at starting BFL Jan 6, 2014 in doing so, I’m also getting ready to compete in a marathon in May 2014, with sprint triathlon in August 2014. I’m 177.8 cm ( 5’10”) 104.3 kg (230 lbs). I just completed my first half marathon this month as motivation to lose weight and get back to being active again. Now I would like to include a work out plan and I read BFL book. With so many different EA products I’m unsure what supplements would be best for me to use? Any help or suggestion appreciated.
Crazy... let me share with you something Mike Harris (beloved BFL Champion) would say. You can do a BFL Challenge. You can train for a marathon. You cannot do both. They are two totally different physical training programs, and even the nutritional needs are different.
As for supplements.... I would highly recommend Myoplex. It's more a meal replacement than supplement. What are your goals, to then zero in further as to what you may need? I mean... I know your training goals, but is it a meal replacement you're seeking, or something to help with muscle soreness, or.... ?
Jessica Mighty Max ~ 2013 Body-for-LIFE Champion ~ Champion is a VERB!
Jessica, I'm looking at food replacement, since I work 3rd shift. If I can include supplements for muscle recovery that would be great also
This is a much tougher one to answer, given you are training for a marathon. For someone doing purely the BFL plan, I would go with Myoplex + Betagen.
EAS also offers Recovery Protein, which is 20g protein + 40g carb. I would suggest this to a male runner who is not looking to lose weight. You lose so much glycogen during long runs that it's an appropriate meal replacement + muscle recovery supplement in one.
Phos HP is 37g carb + creatine, which would then need to be added to a protein.
I'm just not sure what EAS would recommend in this instance, which is why I recommend you call their experts at 1-800-297-9776.
And please do let us know what they say. I would be curious to know.
Oh, and Myoplex Strength comes bottled in convenient 1 time servings. It's good for on the go.
ok, thanks for the help
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