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Lifting stats as of 12/18/11:

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


Mar
21
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.
Mar
21
answered Is taking a nap before workout good idea?
Mar
21
comment Egg whites and yolks
@Uw Concept Risk of salmonella seems like a good reason! :-)
Mar
21
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.
Mar
19
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.
Mar
19
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).
Mar
19
answered What is the difference between protein supplements and branch chain amino acid supplements?
Mar
19
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.
Mar
19
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.
Mar
19
comment Is going to bed hungry going to help me trim fat?
Perhaps it would help (both this thread and the one on the other answer) to provide a (the?) definition of metabolism. According to en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Metabolism, metabolism is essentially a catch-all name for a whole set of chemical reactions, which include but are not limited to several reactions relating to digestion and energy management.
Mar
18
comment Do creatine and L-glutamine compete for receptors?
Can you elaborate on what the absorption mechanisms are and demonstrate why they don't compete? Only the first sentence addresses my question - I wasn't asking what benefits of these supplements were, and I don't think the biochemical reactions are subject to opinion...
Mar
17
comment Egg whites and yolks
@Janis Neither dietary cholesterol nor saturated fat have been shown to affect blood cholesterol in a negative way; this is a myth that's been perpetuated based on some bad science over the middle decades of the last century. Read either of Gary Taubes' books for more backing and explanation than you want! :-)
Mar
17
answered Egg whites and yolks
Mar
16
asked Do creatine and L-glutamine compete for receptors?
Mar
15
comment Is it healthy to exercise a muscle when it's still sore?
@Yevgeniy not all olympic weightlifters train every day - some take recovery very seriously and train shockingly infrequently. See trainees of Rogozhnkov, for example. I think the type of training matters - true strength training has enough rest and never to failure that soreness is never an issue. But lighter higher-rep training for mass is a different beast.
Mar
15
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Mar
15
answered How to 'engage your core'?
Mar
15
answered After protein shakes and BCAA, what is the next supplement to take?
Mar
15
comment Leg Strength Exercises
+1 for deadlifts. Single most effective exercise there is!
Mar
14
comment Clicking and clicking noise with bench presses
That ain't right... but I think more information would be helpful to diagnose. Is there any pain when this happens? Is it possible to get a friend to record a video clip of you doing a press and post that so that we can diagnose technique? I suspect that if there isn't an obvious flaw in your technique, then seeing a dr. might be the way to go.