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post #46 of 54
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.
post #47 of 54
Good articles on Mcdonald's site as well (bodyrecomposition.com) - the issues are covered in detail in the books, but the site is a fine resource as well.
post #48 of 54
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While these links (sherdog, bb, IA, etc.) have kernels of truth in them, often they are also full of bro-science.


post #49 of 54
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Yeah, wrong one. My keyboard got ahead of me... IA is one of the better sites. I was thinking of another one more like bb.com.... can't recall the name at the moment.
post #50 of 54
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Originally Posted by Scrumhalf View Post
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.

I was about to point out how absurdly wrong that was, since your muscles build during sleep... but then started to wonder if that was broscience.
post #51 of 54
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So now that I have been keeping up with it, im down 5 lbs. Feel great but only one thing. I used to drink a lot of energy drinks. By a lot I mean at least 1 a day. Now I basically stopped drinking them and I am always exhausted. Basically a withdrawl. Was just curious as to what you think I can do for the extra energy since I have been using a lot to work out, and since I got rid of the energy drinks, basically right after working out im dead for the rest of the day.
Thinking about starting to drink coffee again.
post #52 of 54
Coffee >>>>>>>>>>>>>> any fucking energy drink ever (without booze)

My opinion, though, is tainted as we finnish drink pretty nefarious amounts of the stuff.
post #53 of 54
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Coffee >>>>>>>>>>>>>> any fucking energy drink ever (without booze)

My opinion, though, is tainted as we finnish drink pretty nefarious amounts of the stuff.

Haha <3 coffee too. Black coffee all the way tho
post #54 of 54
Re: Abs -- Add a Pilates class to your routine.

Ask Mom to cook whole-wheat pasta.

Eat more broccoli.

Creamy sweets only once a week.
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