I have a physical test in the 2nd week of March which includes a shuttle test (level 12=100%) and a obstacle course (farmer walk, carry a victim, hammer hits...). I am 5'8, 163lbs. I am ok with the shuttle test but I lack a bit of strength in the obstacle course.
I eat well (5-6x a day, 20g of protein each meal), sleep well and I do some crossfit, track and field, SS and a bit of swimming.
A friend of mine says that I should really focus on gaining mass and strength and really recommends me taking protein powder. I personally don't trust what they put inside and I often heard that if you eat well, you don't need protein powder/BCAA/multivitamins at all. He says that the best of the best is from New Zealand, hydrolyzed or some shit.
I've been lifting for 7 years.
SEVEN. More than most faggots on here.
5 years with 2 scoops daily
2 years with no whey at all.
>nobody needs whey
>almost every lifter out there consume more protein than necessary, and the extra proteins end up as either expensive carbs or bodyfat raise.
Don't believe the hype. You think you need whey because you've always taken whey since day 1 at the gym
It's just a convenient source of protein.
If you need a convenient source of protein, get it. If you don't need a convenient source of protein, well, don't.
>I don't know what scam means
This will help, OP:
Listen fags. Your not gonna make gains eating less than 3500 cal a day and less than 250 g protein. You might but you are severely wasting time and money.- A dude who went from 145 to 208 @5'9 10%bf
Whey protein is food. One scoop is even cheaper than dry roasted peanuts... I take mine before bed time, because most muscle repair happens when you sleep. I want there to be amino acids in my blood stream during that time, and don't want my body to be distracted by digesting a full stomach.
I cannot think of a reason not to take it, plus i find it motivates me to eat healthy because I am more deliberate about hitting a protein number.
There is no possible harm to your body... so other than saving a tiny tiny bit of money...
Honestly though, if you are that poor, get off your ass, go to Germany, burn your passport -and start raping for benefits.
Is it the cpat for firefighter test?
The only part you need to practice is the stair climb with 75lbs. The test is easy as shit. If you can't pass it, you literally have no place in the fire service.
Want to do something challenging? Do the Scott stair climb. Hardest ff stair climb in the world. Did it in 25 minutes my first year. Record is 19.