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    thanks... so less motrin. more food. more sleep.

    i ate a bigger meal then i usually do and my mood improved hella.

    what's ac and c?

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    Quote Originally Posted by vinhthekid View Post
    thanks... so less motrin. more food. more sleep.

    i ate a bigger meal then i usually do and my mood improved hella.

    what's ac and c?
    Its kind of like exedrin with Codeine. Legal to get in Canada but not the US.

    +1 on the rest and more sleep. Its not easy to lose weight, but it becomes way harder if you're hurt (trust me...lol). Train safe and good luck :)

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    Dude, the reason you aren't losing weight is probably a result of too much training. Your body is probably full of cortisol and in an extremely catabolic state, so it's eating the muscle and storing the fat.
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    ac&c = 375mg aspirin, 15mg caffeine, 8mg codiene. It's a behind the counter drug here in Canada, meaning you have to ask for it specifically. Helps me sleep when im really sore. I get migraines, so I have a thousand different pain relievers.

    If you have trouble sleeping after hard workouts, there are several things you can take which can help. Easy things like cough syrup or gravol. I wouldn't rely on them though. Proper diet, supplements, and a cold shower after training are the best answers.

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    how do kill cortisol?

    what's gravol?

    yeah. i have awful insomnia. been taking melatonin, but it's losing its effectiveness.

    thanks guys!

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    Gravol is a medicine to stop an upset stomach, it makes you drowsy. Melatonin is better. I'm talking stuff i take once in a while when i have particular trouble sleeping, not an everyday thing. If you are having trouble sleeping everyday, the answer is likely not drugs (I'm not a doctor! You might want to see one).

    Over training can mess up your sleep patterns. Having a routine that is always changing (I currently work at a bar till 3am on the weekends, and get up to work at a golf course during the week between 5-6am) fucks up your sleep pattern royally. Eating a big meal too close before bedtime has always messed up my sleep patterns, same with taking regular big doses of caffiene. Taking a cool shower after an evening workout helps calm your body down for bed as well.

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    great thread, there's lots of focus on training and preparation in our world, and not enough on winding down or taking care of ourselves.

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    would taking a cool shower **** with my muscle recovery?

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    Quote Originally Posted by vinhthekid View Post
    would taking a cool shower **** with my muscle recovery?
    Taking a cold shower will help muscle recovery.

    At least, it does in my case
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    Simple calculation on how much you eat (this is an estimate, but is a good guide)
    Calculate your Basal metabolic Rate (BMR)
    BMR = 66 + ( 6.23 x weight in pounds ) + ( 12.7 x height in inches ) - ( 6.8 x age in year )
    Calories needed for extremely heavy work days = BMR x 1.9

    If you are doing that much exercise, and not loosing weight, its one of 2 things. Your diet is shockingly bad, or you're not eating enough.
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