While these links (sherdog, bb, IA, etc.) have kernels of truth in them, often they are also full of bro-science. I would really recommend reading Lyle McDonald, Alan Aragon and Martin Berkhan - in fact, getting Lyle's RFL book is a great idea even if you don't do the RFL diet simply for understanding how the human metabolism works. For example, one shibboleth oft regurgitated by the bros is that you need to eat heaps of protein before going to bed "to prevent catabolism during the 8 hours of sleep." This cannot be more wrong - that's not how the body works. The duration over which the body actually starts responding to protein restriction is significantly longer - more like 2-3 days. So, hitting your mactos is important, but getting up in the middle of the night to pound down another cup of cottage cheese "to feed my muscles until the morning whey shake, brah..." is just moronic.
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1/5/11 at 9:48am