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Lifting stats as of 12/18/11:

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


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comment What is the difference between protein supplements and branch chain amino acid supplements?
@JoJo That's not necessarily so. I don't believe that it's definitively known (would love to see some research on this, if it exists) that muscle damage is a requirement for growth. Many would claim that muscle damage is a by-product of the exercise that generates the correct hormonal state for muscle growth; in this scenario, damage must be repaired before growth can begin and is therefore detrimental.
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answered Painful grip on deadlift and lat pulldown
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Mar
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comment Shoes for Weightlifting
+1 for Vibrams. I love these for squats and deadlifts.
Mar
21
comment Is 3400 calories a day unreasonable for me?
Agree with @md5sum that we need some more info for specific recommendations, but one thing to consider (and I mean this objectively): are you SURE that you were counting calories correctly? It's very easy to underestimate what you actually eat. What you added up as 1800 calorie may very well have been much more... 1,800 calories to maintain would suggest that you are considerably smaller than the "average" man (I'm inferring your gender from your profile) - is this true?
Mar
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comment Is taking a nap before workout good idea?
Drinking the protein before should be fine. Keep in mind that it'll take that hour to digest it; if you drink it after your workout, your body doesn't have access to it right away. For protein (used for repair) it's fine to have it later as repair can take a couple days. But for energy from any source, you need to have it earlier so that it's available when you're working out.
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answered Is taking a nap before workout good idea?
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comment Egg whites and yolks
@Uw Concept Risk of salmonella seems like a good reason! :-)
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comment Egg whites and yolks
@syockit I don't know if I'd claim it's recommended. I haven't heard of any health benefits and there's the risk of salmonella... I wouldn't eat eggs or anything raw that comes out of the supermarket; maybe the odds are much lower if you get your eggs straight from a small farm with good practices.
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comment Egg whites and yolks
@Artic certain types of blood cholesterol can be harmful for vessels (ratios of "good" to "bad" cholesterol and all that). But dietary cholesterol i.e. eating egg yolks has not been shown to affect blood cholesterol or be otherwise harmful to blood vessels.
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comment One set weight lifting?
To clarify, are you referring to the "Occam's Protocol" chapter? (Ferriss has several alternate workouts that are recommended for different purposes). For those who haven't read the book: Occam's Protocol is a minimalist approach to mass building (and also involves a lot of guided eating and a formula for timing rest between workouts).
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answered What is the difference between protein supplements and branch chain amino acid supplements?
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comment Weight vs resistance
@DustinDavis I think @Yevgeniy's first two points cover this scenario. Just about any device produces resistance only over very specific lines of movement, which limits the range of motion and the extra stabilizing required. I know the original question was "when all is equal" but the problem is that all being equal isn't a realistic scenario.
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comment Do creatine and L-glutamine compete for receptors?
Orally, mixed with a beverage just like my creatine. So I get that both glutamine and creatine are (or are derived from) amino acids, which make up proteins. But wouldn't it make intuitive sense that amino acids are all absorbed by a similar mechanism and that having an abundance of one in your gut (say, glutamine) would compete with your ability to digest the glycine, methionine and arginine at the same time? I think the missing piece of this answer is an explanation of how the digestion process differs for these different amino acids.