So I finished the V-Diet, and just started week 2 of the transition. Now I’m, looking to continue the trend and was wondering what supplements, beyond the shakes should I be considering to keep everythign going.
Also Chris do you have any specific pointers as far as workout plans go? I’ve perused the site a bit, but wanted to know if you had any favorite plans to get into after the V-Diet.
- I think of certain supplements as lifelong staples. They’re just too important for short and long-term health to skip, and their effects can’t be simulated with solid foods (not in practical amounts at least). For me, those are Superfood, Flameout, and REZ-V. I suppose I could drink 4 bottles of red wine per day, eat 6 pounds of salmon and 12 different exotic fruits and vegetables, and drink a half-dozen cups of green tea per day… but I think I’ll stick to those three supplements instead.
The rest will depend on your goals. I suggest always taking care of peri-workout nutrition, whether that’s with Surge Recovery or one of the newer supplements like Workout Fuel, Anaconda, MAG-10, or FINiBARS.
So, think basic health staples and peri-workout nutrition. You can always experiment with the more exotic stuff, but those two things – health and peri-workout – should be the core of it.
- Lots of great choices on the TNation side of things, but I’m a fan of variety. Since the V-Diet workout plan had you training full-body style, 3-4 days a week, I’d suggest going for a split program (chest/back day, leg day, etc.) for 5-6 days per week. I like doing 4-8 weeks with one method, then switching to another, preferably something very different than the previous. Always keep yourself challenged and keep your body “guessing” as the old-schoolers used to say. Anything by Christian Thibaudeau would rock.