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Supplement Program Suggestion


#1

serpiente-6509 asks:

I am just about to graduate Army OCS and will be starting Infantry Basic Officer Leader Course soon after, then on to Ranger school. My current goal is just a body recomposition and adding functional muscle to my frame in preparation for IBOLC and Ranger Schools. I am working on putting together my workouts and right now have two workouts a day, movement focused lifting sessions (push pull movements), extended ruck marches 8-12 miles, and distance running. I am currently putting together a diet and supplement strategy. While I have the diet down pretty good I am struggling with putting together a good supplement program together.

What products would you suggest given the goal I have given above? My budget would be about $200/month.


#2

First and foremost, take care of workout nutrition. We suggest <a href="http://www.t-nation.com/store/products/plazma"target=“new”>Plazma or <a href="http://www.t-nation.com/store/products/surge-workout-fuel"target=“new”>Surge Workout Fuel. These are the most important supplements to use for any serious lifter or athlete.


#3

[quote]Chris Shugart wrote:
First and foremost, take care of workout nutrition. We suggest <a href="http://www.T-Nation.com/store/products/plazma"target=“new”>Plazma or <a href="http://www.T-Nation.com/store/products/surge-workout-fuel"target=“new”>Surge Workout Fuel. These are the most important supplements to use for any serious lifter or athlete. [/quote]

Thank you. I will definitely add Plazma to my workout nutrition. I do also plan to pick up some finibars to have out in the field (we won’t be able to have actual supplements out there with us) but bars are all good.

Workouts would be more than likely 2x/day with company PT in the morning and then my own personal workouts in the evening (where i’d use the supplements).

My main concern is recovery since we will be going at such a fast pace all the time. Essentially I will build my body up to peak performance and then have it ripped to shreds in Ranger School.

Losing body fat is a goal, albeit a superficial one. So it is not essential.

Diet is doing well but it can be better. Right now it’s a matter of as many calories as possible. I never used to eat sweets but that’s changes since well I could use those extra 300 kcal. Any suggestions on a good diet strategy to look into that would support a high intensity program that combines multiple training modalities (lots of running 5-6x a week at 5+ miles, road marches, weights, etc)?


#4

I’ve always been a fan of the “eat more good food” plan. :slight_smile: And remember, adding Plazma and Finibars (that was a great addition, BTW) is going to bump up your daily quality calories, so there may be no need to have junk for extra calories, something that just doesn’t work out well in the long run.

I’ve personally found that Finibars greatly help when needing convenient, quality calories yet it’s virtually impossible to get fat off of them. I average 3-4 per day, even when cutting down. So you get all the energy you need for multiple daily workouts and recovery, yet nothing spills over into excess body fat.

As for solid foods and hot meals, it’s really all about preparation. See some of the prep ideas near the bottom of this article: https://www.t-nation.com/diet-fat-loss/simple-diet-for-athletes


#5

[quote]Chris Shugart wrote:
I’ve always been a fan of the “eat more good food” plan. :slight_smile: And remember, adding Plazma and Finibars (that was a great addition, BTW) is going to bump up your daily quality calories, so there may be no need to have junk for extra calories, something that just doesn’t work out well in the long run.

I’ve personally found that Finibars greatly help when needing convenient, quality calories yet it’s virtually impossible to get fat off of them. I average 3-4 per day, even when cutting down. So you get all the energy you need for multiple daily workouts and recovery, yet nothing spills over into excess body fat.

As for solid foods and hot meals, it’s really all about preparation. See some of the prep ideas near the bottom of this article: https://www.T-Nation.com/diet-fat-loss/simple-diet-for-athletes

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Thanks for the article. I’ve got some great ideas from it already.

For the most part diet will be under my control except during field exercises where I’ll be stuck eating either nothing but MREs or whatever the food services sends over. But I figure with FiniBars and maybe some Mag10 in a nalgene I should be able to mediate this.

I’ve come to see preparation is key for all this. Especially on field exercises.

I’ll cut out the junk food since i’ll be getting better calories from the Finibars and MAG-10.

Thanks for all the help.