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Friday, October 05, 2012


When I did P90X the first time, instead of buying the (overpriced!!!) supplements to go with the program, I instead used Muscle Milk.

What a gross name: Muscle Milk. Ew.

But anyway.

I used this stuff because it had vital things in it that the body needs when it is being put through the rigors of working out - especially that crucial shot of protein and carbs one needs after an intense workout. There's also a touch of creatine in there for good measure.

I didn't think much of it, really - I just used it figuring it couldn't hurt.

Well - I ran out over the summer, and so I just continued working out without it.

You know what? I'm beginning to think it isn't snake oil. I'm beginning to think it DOES MAKE A DIFFERENCE.

I have noticed that I'm not performing as well, I'm not creating lean muscle like I was, and my stamina is just not there.

I've been frustrated for the past four weeks or so, wondering what happened and why I'm just not doing as well as I was before. I mean, I'm doing the same exercises, I'm amping up my weight and my intensity - but I'm finding that getting through workouts is slightly more challenging than I'd like it to be, and my results aren't good. What gives?

I didn't make the connection until I went to take out the recycling and saw the empty 1 lb. tub of Muscle Milk in the heap. (As an aside, we recycle a lot - but we actually have a recycling DUMPSTER that gets emptied about once a month.)

Suddenly, it occurred to me that THAT was what was different!

I am far from being a paid spokesperson (you'd never know it, from the way I "talk-up" P90X, ha!), but I can tell you now, based on the above, that supplementing a healthy, whole-foods diet with a nutritional addititive such as Muscle Milk seems really and truly to make a difference. I'm a little bit shocked anytime I see a product that actually does exactly what it says it will, and it seems to be so in this case.

I've gone and ordered a 2.5 lb. tub of the stuff on Amazon THIS MORNING.

I will report back my findings. :)

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HEALTHY-SPARK 10/5/2012 1:05PM

    Definitely -- when you are trying to build muscle, women especially have a difficult time eating enough protein to do this on the P90x without accounting for that in either diet or protein supplements.
Keep up the great work!

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