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comment Do Omega-3 fish oils improve athletic performance?
Not at all -- but since you came here looking for an anecdote, I thought I'd suggest doing some research to see if there actually is any substantial merit to the fish oil claims. Anecdotes aren't of much value in medicine! As we know, "the plural of anecdote is not data."
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comment Do Omega-3 fish oils improve athletic performance?
Haha, well. There is some good reading there. NLM publications are where it all begins. If you're really intrepid, you could include "athletic" on your search, like so: google.com/webhp#q=nlm+fish+oil+athletic
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comment Do Omega-3 fish oils improve athletic performance?
google.com/webhp#q=nlm%20fish%20oil
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comment What are some ingredients in this protein powder that may negatively effect my health?
I'd agree -- and I don't think it's a huge deal in this case. But if the OP is concerned, there are alternatives (such as Optimum Nutrition Gold Standard Whey [no affiliation]) that contain no artificial sweeteners.
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comment What are some ingredients in this protein powder that may negatively effect my health?
I'd say the jury is still out on the actual repercussions of artificial sweetener intake. The second paper points strongly to impairment of energy regulation. The fact that reward processing is altered might mean other hormonal responses are altered as well, perhaps affecting non-exercise activity thermogenesis or general system entropy -- meaning people would get fat more easily. If the brain's reward system thinks artificial sweeteners represent the maximum dietary reward (more so than sugar -- as the paper states "...greater activation to sweet taste..."), what are the implications?
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comment What are some ingredients in this protein powder that may negatively effect my health?
Re: artificial sweeteners: not necessarily. "Consumption of diet soda at least daily was associated with significantly greater risks of select incident metabolic syndrome components and type 2 diabetes." (source) and "These findings may provide some insight into the link between diet soda consumption and obesity." (source)
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comment How to keep my leg muscle from increasing in volume while still exercising?
You might be interested in this answer.
Nov
13
comment What doctor/specialist can assess fat and body composition?
@JohnP You're right -- it would be difficult to hit all the spots by yourself. My girlfriend and I measured each other weekly for a few months. So, if you want a more accurate measurement, get some help. You could still keep measurements on the areas you can reach, at least to gauge for movement.
Nov
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comment What doctor/specialist can assess fat and body composition?
How much weight did you lose? Is the "flab" extra skin or is it actually body fat? Why not get some skin fold calipers on Amazon for $8 and measure your body fat yourself? If it's really an issue, you'd probably want to speak with an endocrinologist about hormone levels.
Nov
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comment What movements are safe to 'do for time'?
I disagree that Olympic weightlifting movements shouldn't be done for time. Death by clean and jerk is one of my favorite workouts, and is quite safe if performed correctly. If done for time, loads are probably not high enough to risk serious injury anyway.
Nov
9
comment Never skip leg day?
@EricKaufman Agreed about the oly lifters. Stronglifts/SS might be good depending on experience. Since he has no restrictions on upper body size though (which seems to be his concern here), he could try a routine that gets him in the gym more often. 5x5 routines are sort of "prilepen's chart" with their rep schemes, instead of a bodybuilding routine which would get people in the 5x10 range.
Nov
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comment How quickly does fitness depreciate?
See this answer.
Nov
5
comment Bicycling 36 km per day in city traffic is feasible?
Cycling exertion is about 1/4 that of running, so you could compare this to running about 2.8 miles (4.5km) each way. Not a big deal. You could get used to this very easily.
Nov
5
comment Alternative to coffee
Decaffeinated??
Nov
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comment Will squats help me build stronger legs
It's unfair for everyone to downvote this question without explanation. Please give a reason so the OP can improve his question (or make improvements to his question yourself).
Oct
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comment The impact of Diet Cola on a low carb diet
@JoeBlow Re: alcohol
Oct
30
comment Gaining LBM while doing cardio
Are you a beginner? Recomposition is not unusual.
Oct
29
comment Strengthening neck and shoulders to hold weight on my head
+1 for neck bridges.
Oct
29
comment Cable Squats vs Smith Machine Squats
Of interest: ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15705030 Muscle recruitment patterns suffer, muscular imbalances develop, exertion is only a fraction of an actual squat.
Oct
29
comment how to get 6 pack abs in 1.5 month
Do squats, deadlifts, and high intensity interval training.