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Lifting stats as of 12/18/11:

5'11", 215lbs, SQ/BP/DL = 435/275/500


Apr
7
comment Is it necessary to eat fewer carbs in order to lose weight?
I'm torn here. The answer "no you don't need to eat low-carb to lose weight" is correct, but take issue with some of the explanation. For example, "fat from your food" is not necessarily converted directly to body fat; the vector from starch or sugar to body fat is much more direct.
Apr
7
comment Is it necessary to eat fewer carbs in order to lose weight?
@victoriah Also, keep in mind that those gym calories aren't as high as the readout on the treadmill makes it look. That 500-600 was the total calories you burned there, yes, but that doesn't take into account that you likely would have burned 400 (not an exact number) of those calories just laying on the couch. Machine readouts are total calories, not a delta... Point being that DB will double-count that because you have your base calories already in the system and now that e.g. 400 calories is doubly counted when you enter your exercise.
Apr
7
comment Is it necessary to eat fewer carbs in order to lose weight?
@victoriah 150-102g isn't really a low-carb diet. Low-er carb diets tend to keep you below 100g per day, and a true ketogenic diet (e.g. Atkins) will have you below 50g.
Apr
6
comment Effect of squat and dead lift on long distance running
+1 for noting that swimming != running. It has been demonstrated (see Body By Science for one rundown) that endurance exercise doesn't carry over well from one activity to another, and is very localized.
Apr
5
comment Pain in the top of my foot
What surface do you run on? Vibrams + pavement is probably not a great combination...
Apr
5
comment Pre-spinning suggestions
It would be helpful to add a bit to your question about what your eating schedule currently looks like on spinning days.
Apr
4
reviewed Approve Using a rowing machine for abdominal muscles
Apr
4
reviewed Approve Can I run barefeet on asphalt?
Apr
4
awarded  Cleanup
Apr
4
revised What causes side stitches?
rolled back to a previous revision
Apr
4
revised What causes side stitches?
Added running & cramps tag to improve search results
Apr
3
revised How can I improve my vertical?
Added vertical-jump tag
Apr
3
answered How can I improve my vertical?
Apr
2
comment Foods with optimal amino acid profile?
@Jojo I believe it; much of that list came from jssm.org/vol3/n3/2/v3n3-2pdf.pdf. In reading it, it doesn't seem to me like egg was actually separated into white and yolk, they were just "suggesting" it because of the fat content (another topic). My feeling is that the 1.00 rating actually applies to whole eggs (just goes to show don't believe everything you read on wikipedia!).
Apr
2
comment How much exercise for children?
Are you sure you didn't have TV? :-)
Apr
2
accepted Do creatine and L-glutamine compete for receptors?
Apr
2
answered Foods with optimal amino acid profile?
Apr
1
answered Do creatine and L-glutamine compete for receptors?
Apr
1
comment Vitamin B toxicity?
@Ivo I once tried an energy drink - shot size - that had over a year's supply of vitamin B in it (according to FDA recommendations).
Mar
31
reviewed Approve Any social website for sharing and tracking fitness workouts?