Posted On:10/07/2007 12:08pm
Style: creonte on hiatus
Ok dudes, I'm going through a cleaning up process here. Basically this is going to be the mega-stickie for the best threads we have had so far on nutrition. I'll ask you not to post here, but on the threads listed below.
PM me if you have any ideas or suggestions of threads or links that should be included here. Now, this think about it really hard. We don't want to make this stickie a big chunky mess of semi-cooked spagetti threads.) If there is an external link worth considering, just create a new thread with the link (and a reasonable discussion) in it. If it develops well, it may find its way here.
-- EDIT -- 2008-02-23 ---
Well, since a lot of people keep asking the same goddam questions about how much calories to eat, how much is too much protein, how much they should weight and what not, start by reading this post below, and then the threads that follow.
Best thread so far on how to make desserts rich in protein. If there is a way to satisfy your sweet tooth and your protein cravings, it may just be here.
Teh Cutting Weight, Pre-Fight Recovery (and Colonics) Thread (Updated Regularly)
This is an ongoing thread where people discuss their pre and post-fight experiences, recommendations and caveats when it comes to cutting weight.
The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Nutritional Programs & Protein Prejudice
Ongoing discussion on the work and articles done by Dr. John M Berardi, Ph.D on effective nutrition.
HOW DO WORKOUT! Precision Nutrition At Your Fingertips!!!!
This is just an announcement regarding the forums available at the precisionnutrition.com website. Worth taking a look.
Supplements, do they actually work?
Does it need an explanation? :)
Ongoing discussion on testosterone levels and its impact in health, sleep/recovery and athletic performance
-- 2008-06-04 --
Pills - So what should I be looking at taking regularly?
Last edited by Teh El Macho; 6/04/2008 9:06am at .
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Posted On:11/05/2007 9:34am
These are posts made by me and others a long time ago on the subject. Read them.
Originally Posted by sdave
Lots of good info and suggestions here.
A few points:
Holding a position under tension as long as possible is an example of the asynchronous contraction of muscle fibers. Most of you are likely aware that individual fibers completely contract when stimulated, so you may have wondered why you don't shove your glass through the back of your head every time you try to take a drink, or why you can hold light things up longer than heavy things.
ALL of the fibers in a given muscle don't conract under a typical load. Generally, for lighter objects, relatively few are required. When those are fatigued and have to relax, other fibers in the same muscle are recruited. This can go on for quite some time if few fibers are needed. Heavier loads obviously require more fibers, leaving fewer "in reserve" and thus reducing the length of time the muscle can be used without rest.
Also, nutrition is indeed King. As I may have mentioned before, amino acids are ESSENTIAL for myriad processes in the body every minute of the day. If at any point those amino acids are unavailable, the body has to rob its biggest amino acid warehouse, muscles.
Thus, amino acids should not be thought of so much as "anabolic" or "muscle building", but rather as "anti-catabolic" or "muscle sparing". Constant intake of quality protein gives the body a source of amino acids other than those nifty muscles. Glutamine's popularity as a supplement is due to its high demand in the body.
Keep in mind that unlike fats and carbs, there's no convenient storage area for proteins except those muscles that most guys would like to keep full. Given the choice between big arms and nitrogen metabolism, wouldn't you know the damn human body would go with the silly metabolic processes and eat up those biceps...
Originally Posted by Teh El Macho
Ok, I broke my reply in two pieces because it would cover two pics about which I've kind of made some observations. Goju, I suggested aminoacids because that's worked for me beautifully.
For like 4 months I was feeling tired and burned out. I tried everything. Finally I got into this nutrition forum, described what I was doing and how I was feeling, and ta-da, they suggested aminoacids. This is one thing that was missing from my diet. I was taking my shakes, NO2 and creatine, but no aminoacids and glutamine. This was two weeks ago.
Right on the second day when I started taking aminoacids and glutamine, there was a major improvement. I no longer felt tired or burned out, and I can actually sleep better. Before, I was lucky if I could sleep for being so tired. And even if I slept 8 hours, it felt like if I didn't.
I know it sounds like an informecial, but I truly believe in this, and I don't think this is mental or some sort of placebo effect. My weight will always swing from 160 to 145lbs anytime I would pump up my cardio. So far, it's remained at 158 and I felt much more rested and stronger than before.
So now, **** the NO2 and the creatine. Aminoacids. If we exercise beyond a certain threshold and we are over 30, we need aminoacids so that the body can recover and repair itself.
Nutrition is king. Anything else is secondary.
Posted On:11/05/2007 10:26am
Style: MMA, BJJ, CMD, TKD, FMA
TEM, I don't know if you wanted to keep the thread sans-replies (if so, feel free to chop/toss this one into a bin heh). But, on glutamine/amino's holy crap no doubt. I noticed an amazing difference in recovery, less soreness, more energy, I dig the glutamine.
Posted On:6/04/2008 9:06am
Thread update, see bottom of first post.
Posted On:12/07/2008 11:11am
Guy Who Pays the Bills and Gets the Death Threats Style: MMA (Retired)
Huh, this was somehow unstuck.
Ad Hominem rocks.
Posted On:6/08/2009 10:28pm
Style: BJJ, mma
Testosterone Link in the OP is broken.
This post will self-destruct after you fix the link and delete this post...
Posted On:2/04/2011 3:40am
The detail about the nutrition and the supplement is very informative,
I want to know about the side effect of the supplement.should we
get nutrition naturally.
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