Supplements at Sandhurst

#2
Why don't you just turn up with what's on the list, they'll feed you enough and work you enough without having to smash in a poncy steroid milkshake every 2 hours
 
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#5
Don't be a dick. Go to the dining hall and eat meals with your colleagues - sitting in your room drinking milkshakes will mark you out as a sad loner and will probably end up making you ill! You need lots of food and will also be buying stickies galore.
 
#6
I'm sorry... 'the hurst'? Where the hell have you got that from?

I can't say I know for sure what will happen to your no-doubt magnificent guns if you only eat the food you are given like almost everyone else who has ever commissioned. What I can tell you though, is that if you turn up on day 1 - week 1 talking about protein shakes and using made up pseudo-ally slang, you will be immediately marked down as a cockapotamus and beasted accordingly.
 
#7
nice idea in theory.
in practice would mark you down as an oddball.
most supplements will probably add a bit if your being a professional athelete/ body builder.
Your meant to be learning to be an officer would you be happy leading a platoon that drank nothing but weird shakes?
making sure you get to the mess to eat is part of the programme failing to do so will get you noticed and not in a good way.
 
#9
nice idea in theory.
in practice would mark you down as an oddball.
most supplements will probably add a bit if your being a professional athelete/ body builder.
Your meant to be learning to be an officer would you be happy leading a platoon that drank nothing but weird shakes?
making sure you get to the mess to eat is part of the programme failing to do so will get you noticed and not in a good way.
Yeah the thought wasn't about being a throbber gym buff downing protein shakes all day long. Someone suggested to me a protein/energy bar here and there is a better option over wolfing down choc bars/haribo etc to keep the energy up!
 
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#10
No, haribo can live for weeks in your bergen without suffering and can be stuffed down your grid in all weathers. Do you fancy mixing your shakes in water of questionable provenance in a metal mug full of pine needles?
 
#11
If i ever make it to your position i would turn up and see how things get on. If i need some kind of supplement meal drink then ill get it when i get home on leave or what not. I certinally wouldn't bring something like that on day one; have you heard a reccomendation to get these meal shakes from several people or just one person? If its from one person it sounds to me like they are a bit of a ****.

Edited to add; that protein mix your looking at in particular contains creatine, which is not something you want if endurance is key.

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#12
As well as heaps of carbs served up by the nice Ghurka ladies in the Old College dining hall, a pint of Coke and a bar of fruit and nut from Johnson's bar should see you in good stead...
 
#13
If i ever make it to your position i would turn up and see how things get on. If i need some kind of supplement meal drink then ill get it when i get home on leave or what not. I certinally wouldn't bring something like that on day one; have you heard a reccomendation to get these meal shakes from several people or just one person? If its from one person it sounds to me like they are a bit of a ****.

Edited to add; that protein mix your looking at in particular contains creatine, which is not something you want if endurance is key.

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Right, thanks! Did not know that creatine fact. 4 of my mates were in the same platoon and them + a bunch of others used protein shakes.

Seems I've been barking up the wrong tree! Real food = win any day.
 
#14
Topping up your protein intake won't hurt, but stay well clear of anything with creatine in it. There's all sorts of conflicting research about it, but in my experience it dehydrates you and gives you muscle cramps. Not what you want at Sandhurst.
 
#17
Creatine (and Red Bull) was banned at the factory when I went through...
Strange, the drink of choice when I went through was Vodka and Red Bull.

Fantastic for a night on the smash in Guildford, and fighting through the early morning, less good for the CSgts when their charges begin to headbutt Old College square en masse during Sovereign's Banner Parade later on...
 
#18
The taking of sports supplements at sandhurst is banned currently fact. I believe this is ARTD policy across all trg establishments for soldiers under training.

The only exception to this is those included in the new (ish) multi climate ration pack as these have been tested under the appropriate conditions.
 
#19
gels protein bars tins of slid (its a type of fish) kendal mintcake your eat anything to be fair.
most of the energy bars are overpriced flapjacks that taste like shite
 
#20
The Rules:
If you are caught with supplements in Junior Term at Sandhurst things will get very sweaty and uptight extremely quickly. Places to hide things can be sparse. DS dependant you will be slamming your tabs in the Adjt if caught which is less than ideal.

Once you are in Inters / Seniors and have more time to conduct your own phys then DS (who are openly cracking down a protein shake after phys) will look the other way.

The Reality:
The food in Old College is appalling, it is carbs and not a lot else tbh. It is shit, and a LOT of people were taking protein shakes / lucozade powders after phys as you are putting on a lot of leg muscles in those first few weeks. Ask the PTIs for advice - however when we asked it was quantity not quality at this stage. Smash as much down as you can. Stodge puddings are for champions.

Juniors is not the time to be pushing the boundaries of what you can get away with. New College food is a lot better. Yes Red Bull is also banned and not sold in any cadet shops or bars due to a mong piling in late 90's IIRC.

Also, never ever say The Hurst again, it is ******* gay.
 

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