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post #46 of 128
www.thedailyplate.com

Great website to figure out your macros and everything.
post #47 of 128
Ah, I see. So it's not so much about drinking lots of water for any special benefits of it as it is about making sure you don't get dehydrated. Thanks for the reply.
post #48 of 128
Eating healthy is expensive, but no worse than eating out for most of us - $10 for a sandwich and drink at lunch will buy plenty of greens and even good meat. Throw in a couple of cheap shakes every day for another 50g of protein and 400 calories (for what, $2?) and you're good to go.
post #49 of 128
http://www.medpagetoday.com/PrimaryC...utrition/13021

i hear macro ratios don't matter, but i also hear a lot of anecdotes and outdated studies that they do.
post #50 of 128
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http://www.medpagetoday.com/PrimaryC...utrition/13021 i hear macro ratios don't matter, but i also hear a lot of anecdotes and outdated studies that they do.
Yeah that article is for weight loss, not gain. And yes, macronutrient ratios DO matter. Considering this is about getting big, not losing weight, keep it relevant. Yeah, no shit - any kind of diet with a caloric deficit is going to make you lose weight - but your macronutrient ratios are going to determine if you lose good or bad weight. Likewise, any diet with a caloric excess is going to make you gain weight - again, your macronutrient ratios will decide if you put on lean body mass or body fat. Not caring about your macros and just eating tons of carbs and fat with little protein is going to ensure you turn into a pasty fatass real quick. Even if you do eat lots of protein, but with an inconsistent diet, is going to guarantee inconsistent results. If we're going to play the internet article game, I recommend you research the work of Dr. John Berardi, an accomplished bodybuilder and powerlifter who has dedicated his entire life to the science of sports nutrition and exercise - not to mention he has a doctorate on the topic.
post #51 of 128
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http://www.medpagetoday.com/PrimaryC...utrition/13021

i hear macro ratios don't matter, but i also hear a lot of anecdotes and outdated studies that they do.

That article appears to be about losing fat, not gaining muscle.
post #52 of 128
Bulking isn't really expensive. A gallon of milk, peanut butter, a couple of tins of tuna/sardines/mackrel and a cooked roast chicken takes care of your fat/protein content. Bread + brown brice for carbs. You can buy the tinned fish+pb+brown rice in bulk, cooked roast chickens are available from super markets for a good price or if you know how to cook etc. I don't think shakes are really needed unless you have a very high required protein intake (200g+) or you have a lot of time in the morning but hardly any during the day.
post #53 of 128
I think it's hard for new lifters to do cleans and deadlifts, and question the inclusion of those exercises in SS. First, a lot of gyms won't let you do that stuff for some reason. Second, unless you've been lifting for a while, it's very hard to those exercises correctly, without hurting yourself. I've been doing DL's for a while (not lately, stupid Brussels gym . . . .) and I still have to go through the set up like it's my golf swing. As for the cleans, I'm pretty sure I've never done them correctly.
post #54 of 128
Your gym is crap if they don't let you do deadlifts. Find a new gym. Read and watch videos on form. Deadlift form is one of the most natural forms. Don't listen to what other people tell you, just watch Mark Rippetoes' tutorial of it. I've heard so many idiots in my gym say go lower, "get your ass into it" etc. I think power clean form requires a bit of studying and maybe a coach.
post #55 of 128
If you aren't doing squats and deadlifts then you aren't weight lifting.
post #56 of 128
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If you aren't doing squats and deadlifts then you aren't weight lifting.

This is absolutely the truth.
post #57 of 128
Yeah squatting and deadlifting has changed my body more quickly than I ever thought possible. Even though I have not gained any weight, my body composition has changed drastically. Still skinny as hell, but I'm no longer a stick, I actually have muscles on top of my bones now heheh, ripped to hell and veins all over me too, it's sweet. Made a new record squatting Friday. 80 lbs 5x5, doesn't seem like much but it nearly killed my 115 lb ass. I'm still limping today. Only part I'm dissatisfied with are my pecs.
post #58 of 128
Another good resource is "From the Ground Up" by Dan John. Search Dan John on videos.google.com for a good vid that talks about deadlifting, squats, and olympic lifting, especially form and whatnot. Good stuff.
post #59 of 128
Yea I still need to get into squatting and deadlifting just can't because my hip is always out of alignment it's frustrating. I love working out but can't do the most important lifts because of my fragile ass body. I go to the chiropractor and keep getting re-adjusted but it just doesn't seem to stay in place and pretty much feel like im throwing money away with the chiropractor at this point.
post #60 of 128
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I go to the chiropractor and keep getting re-adjusted but it just doesn't seem to stay in place and pretty much feel like im throwing money away with the chiropractor at this point.

Chiropractors are the most iconic contemporary pseudoscientists.
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