12/30/2007 11:18pm, #11Originally Posted by Emevas
(Sorry to briefly hijack your thread, Fatherdog.)
And are things like sardines helpful, e.g. for protein plus so-called 'good oils'? (Plus they make you smell sexy.)
12/30/2007 11:25pm, #12
Before bed because that's 8 hours where your body is still working and recuperating, but you can't refuel to give it more stuff to work with.
Just lying there still makes your body give off like 100 watts I believe, so you still need to give it something.
12/30/2007 11:28pm, #13
I often eat before I sleep, but my worry has always been that I'm not burning it off.
12/30/2007 11:33pm, #14Originally Posted by DAYoung"Emevas,
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12/30/2007 11:35pm, #15Originally Posted by Emevas
But point taken.
12/30/2007 11:38pm, #16
Heavy is a percentage of max, not total weight. Don't sweat it."Emevas,
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12/30/2007 11:49pm, #17
Originally Posted by fatherdog
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One thing you need to keep in mind is that recommended values of mostly anything are ridiculously low - for example, the very same Vitamin C supplement you are taking, EmergenC, it has 16 times the RDV. And athletes have been know to take 3 times that amount and more.
The moment you put your body to work in sports, the moment you stop being sedentary, your diet alone will not provide all the nutrients you need. You won't die or stop functioning, but you will not function as optimal as you could. And since your goal is to recover from an injury, this is even more important to take note.
Your body already contains glutamine, and it is the supplementation of it that allows your body not to run out of it when you work out. Not to mention the anti-inflamatory properties of glutamine when supplemented.
I don't really take that many pills. I bought a big container of tasteless glutamine powder. Either I add 20g on my protein shake or on the frozen fruit and peanut butter smootie I make in the mornings. Incredibly convenient and incospicous.
In your case, I would just mix 2 tablespoons (10g) in a glass of EmergenC. You wouldn't even notice it's there.
My BCAA pills, I either take them throughout the day, or open them and pour their contents into the smooties. Ideally one would have to take them by themselves on an empty stomach, but life is not perfect. I just say **** it, and I take one pill at a time, 7 in total during the day. I take one with my tea, or with my water, with my smootie, when I'm eating.
If I wait to take the pills in a batch, of course, it would be a nightmare. One has to develop the proper plan of eating and supplementing a day to make sure you don't have to face yet another batch of pills in front of the half a dozen you have to take.
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12/31/2007 12:21pm, #19
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I started taking Glutamine, wasn't taking anything other than a mutli-vitamin.
I saw immediate improvement in both recovery time and minimization of DOMS.
As far as glutamine's usefulness via data, it has been shown to improve recovery time in injury - both at a macro and micro level. Since heavy lifting is essentially premediated injury, that was enough for me to give it a try. Its cheap too - and I'm not doing anywhere near the levels TEM is doing, so for me its a fairly neglibable expense.
My though would be to try it - its cheap and there are no negative side effects. You might not see a difference - but the cost of trying it is neglibable. 90 days @ 5 grams a day is about $25.00. 15 grams a day would still be less than $25 a month. I've just been doing 5 grams and been happy with it.
12/31/2007 1:09pm, #20Originally Posted by fatherdog
Other than that, it sounds like you have the right idea already. Supplement protein and creatine, maximize your gym time and be sure to get adequate rest. You can look into some prohormones...they can be pricey, but most quality products will help get results. I've done 4-andro and DHEA cycles with noticeable results in recovery time and workout intensity. DOn't believe the hype with these things though, they help a little, but they are not magic growing beans.And lo, Kano looked down upon the field and saw the multitudes. Amongst them were the disciples of Uesheba who were greatly vexed at his sayings. And Kano spake: "Do not be concerned with the mote in thy neighbor's eye, when verily thou hast a massive stick in thine ass".
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