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    Anyone ever tried Casein??

    A buddy gave me a 4 pound jug of this stuff made by Optimum Nutrition called Casein. I've never even heard of it but it's supposed to be some kind of slow releasing protein that he said was better to drink at night before I go to bed. It's chocolate flavor and tastes like shit compared to any kind of whey i've ever taken. anyone ever tried this stuff?

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    Re: Anyone ever tried Casein??

    yes, I have, and your friend is correct in what was said.

    slow burning, more expensive, so only take at night before bed if you feel you need to.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Casein

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    Re: Anyone ever tried Casein??

    Yessir.. I "felt" a difference. seemed as if glycogen stores were loaded when I woke up each morning.. Without it I just woke up feeling flat.

    I don't use powders anymore though just whole foods, so if I want casein protein I eat cottage cheese before bed. -same effect for me anyway

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    Re: Anyone ever tried Casein??

    awesome. thanks bro. i'm a powerlifter and my job requires working out in the hot sun and sweating my balls off, which is resulting in me shedding pounds FAST. I've lost 15 pounds and I can tell my strength is getting down and it's pissing me off. i'm just trying to everything I can to keep some size on. eating everything in sight and still losing weight.

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    Re: Anyone ever tried Casein??

    Originally Posted by heavydeads83 View Post
    awesome. thanks bro. i'm a powerlifter and my job requires working out in the hot sun and sweating my balls off, which is resulting in me shedding pounds FAST. I've lost 15 pounds and I can tell my strength is getting down and it's pissing me off. i'm just trying to everything I can to keep some size on. eating everything in sight and still losing weight.
    are you tracking your BodyFat % ?

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    Re: Anyone ever tried Casein??

    Originally Posted by samcooke View Post
    Yessir.. I "felt" a difference. seemed as if glycogen stores were loaded when I woke up each morning.. Without it I just woke up feeling flat.

    I don't use powders anymore though just whole foods, so if I want casein protein I eat cottage cheese before bed. -same effect for me anyway
    that's good to know. I didn't know you could get it from Cottage cheese.

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    Re: Anyone ever tried Casein??

    no because i'm not worried about that stuff as much being that i'm more of a powerlifter. I know they aren't very accurate but I used some calipers we have at our gym yesterday. i just used them 3 times and averaged it and was around 12%. I have very visible abs right now so I don't see it being over 14 percent. i'm the leanest i've been in a long time.

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    Re: Anyone ever tried Casein??

    its night time protein ive used it..but it mixes real thick

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    Re: Anyone ever tried Casein??

    I went to just whole food no shakes and its made a difference I used to use casein at night Syntha 6 it also has whey its a blend of fast and slow.

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    Re: Anyone ever tried Casein??

    Originally Posted by heavydeads83 View Post
    no because i'm not worried about that stuff as much being that i'm more of a powerlifter. I know they aren't very accurate but I used some calipers we have at our gym yesterday. i just used them 3 times and averaged it and was around 12%. I have very visible abs right now so I don't see it being over 14 percent. i'm the leanest i've been in a long time.
    well, it's nice you know that it's not just water weight and LBM you are losing...........?

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    Re: Anyone ever tried Casein??

    basically what everyones said. I used it for night time. water or milk mixes thick like a smoothie. heavy during bedtime. and digests slow for protein intake during sleep

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    Re: Anyone ever tried Casein??

    Originally Posted by heavydeads83 View Post
    awesome. thanks bro. i'm a powerlifter and my job requires working out in the hot sun and sweating my balls off, which is resulting in me shedding pounds FAST. I've lost 15 pounds and I can tell my strength is getting down and it's pissing me off. i'm just trying to everything I can to keep some size on. eating everything in sight and still losing weight.
    This may sound elementary, but are you really drinking enough water, might want to double even triple your intake.

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    Re: Anyone ever tried Casein??

    In a similar situation as you bro. Try taking a fat gainer in a cooler with you to drink throughout the day. I'm working in a high end busy urgent care and am constantly on my feet all day burning cals and have ended up loosing a meal do to the shifts and dont really have time for breaks except to sip on my gainer. Basically the only thing that's helped me make up that meal I missed.

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    Re: Anyone ever tried Casein??

    I have taken it. Food is always number one but sometimes you need to supplement that for whatever reason and a protein shake is better than nothing.

    Im outside every day in the 90-110 degree temps and it just takes it out of me no matter what. I drink pedialyte every day and that has always helped. Its just one of those things we deal with being in the line of work we are. Our bodies can only take so much abuse between training and working.

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    Re: Anyone ever tried Casein??

    Its water loss most likely, drink plenty of fluids throughout the day. If I were u I would take a cooler with a gallon of milk in it and drink that throughout the day. Should make a big difference in a week....

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    Re: Anyone ever tried Casein??

    Dairy products are full of casein. I have used it before but don't anymore. It is a good thing to mix with your whey tho.

    Whey:casein:milk:liquid egg white sounds good.

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    Re: Anyone ever tried Casein??

    Originally Posted by Times Roman View Post
    well, it's nice you know that it's not just water weight and LBM you are losing...........?
    yeah i'm not losing lean body mass but since my weight has came down my strength has also a little bit and that's whats frustrating. i actually look the best i have in a long time. still big in the traps, chest, and arms. I don't have a problem with looking a little puffy and being stronger though. I think it's just time to get back on some dbol lol.

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    Re: Anyone ever tried Casein??

    Originally Posted by Poof View Post
    This may sound elementary, but are you really drinking enough water, might want to double even triple your intake.
    yeah I drink water and powerade all day dude. I have to.

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    Re: Anyone ever tried Casein??

    I recently just got a tub and I really enjoy just the taste of the stuff. I mix it with barely any water and it just turns into a cookies n cream sludge, its good.

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    Re: Anyone ever tried Casein??

    I'll take it over Whey anyway even if I used it as a PWO, A lot of mumbo jumbo out there and whey is a waste of $ IMO.

    I don't use either but as Bigworn has said drink pedialyte, I would not drink milk all day in the heat it would wreck havoc on me.

    We Powerlifters drink pedialyte at meets so on the job should be a none issue.
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