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Apr
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answered Developing slow transition in muscle-up
Apr
10
answered What plants provide which essential amino-acids?
Apr
10
comment How often can a person work on their Abs?
Excellent viewpoint, and what I actually do myself. However, if squats are the daddy of all exercises, then deadlifts are the grand-daddy. :-)
Apr
10
answered How do I naturally boost my Testosterone levels?
Apr
10
revised Tracking What We Eat?
I assume you meant complex carbs instead of simple... rollback if I erred.
Apr
10
answered Tracking What We Eat?
Apr
9
answered How often can a person work on their Abs?
Apr
9
comment Tricks to lose weight in 48 hours
Yes, in this time frame (and using scale weight as the measure) all you can do is get rid of water/glycogen, which means convincing your body to get rid of the excess water it has and staying away from carbs so that you don't accumulate more.
Apr
7
comment How to sculpt masculine VS feminine chest?
I have a feeling this has everything to do with genetics (and perhaps steroids) and very little to do with a specific workout.
Apr
7
comment Is it necessary to eat fewer carbs in order to lose weight?
@victoriah It is pretty vague - I was assuming that you were using the readout from treadmills, etc. to get that figure. I'm not sure where e.g. dummies.com gets their data...
Apr
7
revised Best strength exercises for arm wrestling
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Apr
7
comment What are the nutritional benefits of saturated fats?
Hmm, it's difficult to classify a diet as "saturated fat". You don't sit down to eat a plate of sat. fat, you sit down and eat a steak. The most prevalent fatty acid in beef fat, btw, is oleic acid, which is same unsaturated fat that makes up the bulk of olive oil! Stearic acid (which is actually saturated) only comes in #2.
Apr
7
comment What are the nutritional benefits of saturated fats?
The problem with balance between omega3 & 6 is that a typical Western diet is over-heavy with omega-6. I read a stat that the typical American eats on the order of 20-30x the amount of omega-6, when the ratio should be about even. I'm guessing that many people on this site consciously watch that ratio, but I think it's also a safe bet that almost noone needs more omega-6! :-)
Apr
7
comment Is it necessary to eat fewer carbs in order to lose weight?
@Natalie Barnett I think that your other comment-turned-answer is best posted as an update to this answer. Have done so for you, and deleted the other answer. You can edit this answer further if you'd like to tweak the merge.
Apr
7
revised Is it necessary to eat fewer carbs in order to lose weight?
Merged other answer that I think was intended to be a comment.
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...