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Old May 1st, 2012, 12:12 PM
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S2B 3 super shakes every day too much?

6 scoops every day seems like a lot, I'm wondering if anyone else has had experience supplementing with that much protein powder. Are there other alternatives recommended to make sure I'm getting 6 "muscle meals" every day?

In the S2B guide they recommend 3 super shakes every day that each have 2 scoops of protein powder.

Thanks for the thoughts and advice!
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Old May 1st, 2012, 01:55 PM
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I can't be specific to the S2B program because I know nothing about it. But here is the way I generally feel about these kinds of things.

John, Nate, Paul and Chuck (the S2B coaches) know a lot of stuff and have become very good at making skinny guys grow muscle. They certainly know a lot more about it than I do. If they say to drink 6 scoops of protein powder a day, drink 6 scoops of protein powder a day. Don't mess around with a program until you have years of experience and understand what you are actually messing around with. For all you know, it's because you don't drink 6 scoops of protein powder that you are turning to S2B for help in the first place. Have faith in that they know what they are talking about and do it.

If you go on the S2B website, I suggest that you read John's and Paul's stories about how they gained muscle. There is an extremely good lesson in both of their stories about just this topic. It took me about 2, 2 and a half years to learn that lesson and only then did I start making real progress.
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Old May 2nd, 2012, 07:57 AM
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It seems like a lot but you get used to it pretty fast and then it becomes natural to you. Lets say for example that you are having a hard time getting down 3 shakes + 3 meals. Keep the shakes and remove one meal. Once you feel more comfortable add the final meal.

Note: If you are not used to drinking shakes at first you will start farting quite a bit while the body gets used to it but it goes away. If it doesn't you may have an allergy to that kind of protein powder. Usually switching brands does the trick. Example: Metabolic Drive gets me gassy but Muscle Milk doesn't.

Some people make all 3 shakes in the morning and that way they save time.
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Old May 3rd, 2012, 12:20 AM
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Hi there,

Supershakes are a great way to get in many calories and not feel too satiated. With S2B you are supposed to be eating an excess (more calories) then normal in order to gain muscle.. it may be hard to eat 6 huge meals a day, therefore it is split up as it is easier to get in all your required kcals through shakes..

Is there a specific concern you have? I wouldn't worry about it unless you have reactions to protein powder, etc etc. ENjoy the shakes -- i bet they taste amazing
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Old May 9th, 2012, 03:21 PM
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My concern would be more about the processing of said powders. In the past I've relied on them too much for my protein source... and now that I'm at a different stage in my life, I wonder if protein powders are really that good for us, especially in higher intake. Not the protein part, but the processing part.

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Old May 9th, 2012, 04:56 PM
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Buddy, I drink 4 scoops a day and I'm in the final 2 weeks of my pre-contest diet. I was over 6 when I was bulking up. So short answer: 6 scoops a day IS a lot, but you are doing this with with the purpose of over-feeding yourself.

So drink up.

If it really bugs you, you can substitute for another food source. I think you'll find that it's easier to get down the calories if you drink them, though.
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