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Power 90 Supplements - Chris Garrett Fitness | Dream-2-Reality | Team D2R

Power 90 Supplements

Power 90 Supplements We Both Used:

Shakeology = This is by far my favorite Beachbody supplement (in fact, it’s the only one on my “Must Have” list).  I gave it a trial run just to see what the hype was about (they offer a 30 day guarantee so you have nothing to lose) so I signed up for home direct and have been using it EVERY day since.   Since it is a meal replacement shake it replaced food I was purchasing so it really wasn’t an additional cost to me.  Shakeology costs $4 per day ($3 as a coach).  On the days I used to go out to eat for lunch I would spend $7-10 so Shakeology helped me actually start saving money!   Best of all the nutrition I get from Shakeology is much better than anything I have ever eaten.  There seem to be 2 types of people when it comes to Shakeology – those who haven’t tried it and are skeptical about the price, and those who have tried it and now rave about it.  It does cost twice the amount of regular whey protein, but it’s got hundreds of nutrients and supplements in it, so comparing it to plain protein powder isn’t a fair comparison.  You’ll have to decide if it’s in your budget or not, but to me it’s worth the money.  To learn more, click here.

Whey Protein Powder = You will need to consume a lot of protein to fuel your muscles.  A good quality protein powder is critical to giving you what your body needs.  Beachbody sells Whey protein powder, but I primarily use Optimum Nutrition Gold 100% Whey because it is a little more affordable and has a higher protein content per serving.

BCAA’s and L-Glutamine =  We actually used Xtend, but later discovered it contained sucralose which is an artificial sweetener and also contains other artificial ingredients which are not healthy at all.  We used this as a during/post workout recovery drink.   What I would recommend to use instead is BlueBonnet BCAA’s (capsules) that you can open up and poor into a protein shake or Shakeology (if you want a recovery / meal replacement).   I would also recommend picking up some L-Glutamine to add to the shake as well.  The combination of the extra BCAA’s and Glutamine will help with muscle recovery and soreness. the BCAA’s contains a mix of L-Leucine, L-Isoleucine, and L-Valine and you will also add L-Glutamine.  Adding baby leaf spinach to your nutrition is a good natural source of glutamine to prevent muscle soreness as well.

Multi-vitamin = During Power 90 I used Mega Men’s Sport from GNC and Tekoa was taking a prenatal since she was still breast feeding our daughter.  We  stopped taking a multi-vitamin because we were getting what our body needed from Shakeology

Fish Oil = to give you the essential fatty acids to support joint, brain, and skin health.  I get mine at Amazon.  Carlson brand Norwegian Salmon Oil.

7 comments
Zeezo
Zeezo

Hey coach chirs i want to ask you when did you take these supplements and how much

Jessie
Jessie

I can't believe I didn't see this before! I just posted this question on the message boards, and I was going to ask Tekoa about what she took during Power 90 and here is my answer. This was very helpful, thank you! ~ Jessie P.S. Where do you get the Xtend?

Coach Chris
Coach Chris

You're welcome! I actually don't recommend Xtend any more because it contains sucralose. I would recommend getting some L-Glutamine and incorporating a lot of baby spinach and lots of water to help with soreness

Shawn
Shawn

Hey Chris- I started my IH Power 90 yesterday and thought I was going to die! HAHA! I realized how bad of shape I am really in. My question is this: I started w/ 1-2 Sweat, and today I will do 1-2 Sculpt. When do I switch it up to 3-4 Sweat and Sculpt? Do I do a week of each? I'm confused.

Coach Chris
Coach Chris

Hey Shawn - stick with it! You will switch to 3-4 when you feel you are ready. I moved to 3-4 around day 45. When you feel like you can take a bigger challenge is when you change.

E. Manning
E. Manning

I am doing the Power 90 program because my fiance wants to get in better shape before our wedding and her main issue is motivation. That is where I come in, she needs someone to workout with. I prefer free weights (power lifting)with the occasional circuit training but I thought since she is dead set on this it would be good for the both of us. All I can say about it, being in phase 1-2, intensity is all up to you. For a 90-day beginner to intermediate this is a good base to start from, you learn the basics with which you can move on to more focused work. I came into this being pretty full of myself and found a few spots that were a little sore during the first two weeks. Don't listen to people who say its just not intense enough.....intensity is up to you. If its easy, add weight, add reps, do slower reps, concentrate on form. This is a 'tool' for you to use but the real work comes from you so set goals after you have done a week and gotten adjusted to the movements. Can you only do 15 push-ups, go for 20-25 then move on to push-up bars or do incline push-up (feet on a chair or bench). Thats all I have to say, great starter if you want it.