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Random health and exercise thoughts

Discussion in 'Health & Body' started by Eason, Dec 20, 2009.

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  1. MarkI

    MarkI Senior member

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    [​IMG] but for real, you also eat like a motherfucker
     
  2. tesseract

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    Eating rules. Just don't think you are going to get super lean working on your feet.
     
  3. MarkI

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    Oh hell no, I just figured that if I burn like 2,000cals over the course of a shift, then 2 beers would just cancel each other out.
     
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    I doubt you will burn 2000 Cals in a shift but I'm sure a couple of beers won't kill you either.
     
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  5. MarkI

    MarkI Senior member

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    Word.

    I think I might get a bodybugg to figure this shit out once and for all.
     
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    For some comparison, Bear Grylls estimates he burns about 3000 when he's diving out of planes and climbing mountains.
     
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    in my summers of swimming i would be in a pool for 8 hours a day, 5 days/week on top of lifting 4x/week. i gained weight every summer.
     
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    I've worked in a restaurant doing all kinds of work (mostly cooking, but also workig the counter, serving, cleaning, carrying stuff) in the same shifts. The usual shift was 8 hours but sometimes I worked double for 14-16 hours.

    You won't burn a ton of calories. Even though you might burn say 2000 calories over a 16 hour shift, you'd burn at least 1500 just sitting on your ass at home, so I'd say it would net out to 300-500 calories more than usual. I didn't account for it though by eating more and I lost weight and could train just fine. Just gotta sleep in the next day if you work late.

    Also, I'd avoid beers if I were you. Alcohol is treated different from other food by the body. As soon as you drink alcohol, the body has to burn of all its calories before it goes back to burning carbs or fat for fuel. So drinking temporarily halts your cut. If you gotta drink, take a shot, wine or some liquor like gin, whisky, vodka or rum. Basically half or a third of the calories in beer, iirc.
     
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    Well if you want to compare the amount of alcohol in a liquor (80proof) vs beer (regular/avg beer)...

    A can of regular beer vs a jigger of liquor has pretty much identical amounts of alcohol.

    And if you're worried about amt of alcohol consumption, it doesn't matter at all.

    And unless you're talking about a high abv beer, a "drink" (jigger's worth) of liquor actually has about 2/3 the amount of calories as a can of regular beer (and near identical amt of calories as a light beer). Only due to carbs because, as I stated, alcohol amt is similar.

    So if you're worried about consuming grams of alc and also calories, your best bet is a light beer.
     
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    If one beer messes up your diet, maybe your diet is not really solid after all.

    Just a video you may find interesting, it's a bit long but basically, one beer a day shouldn't really affect you negatively. It is binge and abuse drinking that usually mess you up.

    [VIDEO][/VIDEO]
     
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    Hmm... I'm not gonna do the calculations but you're prob right.
    I've always just thought how much I need of each to get drunk, like comparing the calorie content of 6-8 beers to a couple of shots and in that regard the hard liquor has fewer calories. They may not differ in a more analytical comparison like you did.

    Then again, I also avoid beer nowadays since my party mood tends go down when I have 2 liters of fluid in my stomach. Liquor works better for me in that way.
     
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    It's not so much the beer, it's the fucking mental aspect of oh, I didnt account for this, need to track it!
     
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    Meh, just do an extra set in the gym :satisfied:
     
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    Yo dudes, since I tried a deadlifting session with a belt, my lower back has been a lot tighter and experiencing more DOMS than usual. What gives? Usually I don't get too heavy DOMs or lower back aggravation from deads.
     
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    i had a body media fit link and used to put it on before i worked a 9 hour shift at a restaurant

    it told me i burned around 3500 to 4000 on those days. it was a lot of running around, but i think the fact that it goes on the arm and that i had to raise my arm up and down constantly (lifting trays and whatnot) that made the number so high
     
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    Probably was able to contract harder against the belt. Dunno, just my guess.
     
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    How about every night you drink you must do sprints the next morning?
     
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    I've had a bodybugg too during long shifts in the restaurant and mine certainly didn't show that much. They're known to not be accurate in all situations.


    I'd say thats a good way to develop an obsessive food disorder and that sort of compensatory diet thinking where you have to go running every time you eat something "dirty".

    Mark, don't stress it. Just track the alcohol like everything else and make sure you hit your daily macros. A beer is carbs too after all so drink one or two during your shifts if you're fine with trading some normal carbs for the beer. I went out every weekend and got drunk on my cut and my fat loss and strength wasn't negatively affected.

    There's a in depth article on Leangains about alcohol if you really want to get into the smaller details and effects on body recomposition.
     
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    You think that's obsessive but counting calories and tracking macros isn't?
     
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    Yeah I think it was off but not sure by how much. It's a pretty tough job tho. Moving on your feet the whole time but you have to appear calm and collected and professional
     

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