Sup /fit/. Back for another round of your questions. Anything fitness/diet related. Try to keep it on topic.
If you still don't know who I am, I'm a PhD Biochemist with extensive knowledge of human metabolism. Any lifting questions are welcomed, I've also been lifting since undergrad studies.
I'll have a biology degree after this semester (premed)... So my question is:
Is creatine safe?
Is it safe to stop using creatine?
Should I use it year round (bulking/cutting cycles)
Does it all get absorbed by the muscles or does some get pissed out or stored somewhere else
I ask because my biochem teacher told the class that people who took creatine are dumbasses and it doesn't do anything.... Thanks :/
Carbs are incredibly important to anyone's diet. Eating protein without eating carbs wastes a good portion of the protein. Carbs are energy, protein is building blocks. Only cut carbs (and not entirely, either) if you're looking to lose weight. If you're lifting, carbs are necessary.
Per week is hard to answer. If you deadlift twice a week, go for 1-2 sets of no more than 5 reps. If once a week, 3 sets is fine, but still only 5 reps. You should never be tired DLing, as a single form slip could mean snap city.
One rest day isn't enough for most people. You want minimum two if you aren't juicing.
Rest day should be rest. You can go for a light job or a walk or some shit, but definitely nothing that would be considered cardio training.
Is there a limit to how much protein the digestive system can absorb from a single meal sitting?
I see some dumb motherfuckers claiming you can't get more than 50-80g protein in a single intake and want a qualified source to clarify.
>Carbs are incredibly important to anyone's diet. Eating protein without eating carbs wastes a good portion of the protein. Carbs are energy, protein is building blocks. Only cut carbs (and not entirely, either) if you're looking to lose weight. If you're lifting, carbs are necessary
>If you're lifting, carbs are necessary
>If you're lifting, carbs are necessary
>If you're lifting, carbs are necessary
>If you're lifting, carbs are necessary
Ive been lifting foe a while and making gains, but recently ive been trying to bulk so have been eating more calorie dense meals and now that I'm eating 500kcal more than usual my stomach has been playing up. Will this settle when my body gets use to it?
Metabolisms do differ between people due to genetics. But not to some ridiculous extent that means you can gain all muscle and no fat and they can't do anything. People don't hit 350 lbs from genetics.
Also how does he discredit your progress? Metabolism (in the sense of burning calories) doesn't majorly effect muscle gains (unless you aren't eating enough)
Creatine is safe. And it's safe to stop. You can use it year round, and you don't need to cycle it. A lot gets pissed out, I really don't think you need 5g/day for creatine level maintenance (you don't piss out 5g a day if you stop taking it, so taking 5g a day just means you're wasting some).
Creatine does have some effects, but the major effect that people see is water retention. Creatine is stored in solution in your body. So by taking creatine, your body stores more water in muscle tissue. Makes you look bigger. that's the #1 effect, imo.
Freelee the banana girl here to remind you that protein is bad and carbs are good... A raw vegan lifestyle is the most superior and people who eat meat or any source of protein besides soy is retarded...
Your body isn't going to piss out protein, and there isn't a hard cutoff, but the amount of usable material that you can take from an individual meal is kind of logarithmic. You absorb everything until a certain point, where energy absorbed starts to kind of taper. It makes more sense to spread protein intake out over the day. You WILL absorb more protein from 5 20g protein meals than 1 100g protein meal.
tbh I did research on this throughout grad school and ended up just sending out a fuckload of emails acting really interested in the group's research. I got like a 50% response rate, and went with the group that had the most interesting research and uni w/ well known faculty.
What do you mean playing up? Make sure you're eating alright. My first bulk started with lots of milk and I became lactose intolerant pretty quickly but I took like 2 weeks to figure it out.
go shitpost somewhere else.
Static stretching is for post workout. Prior to lifting do dynamic stretches and warm up ROM with low weight and stuff. Don't hold static stretches, as they don't prepare the body for load-bearing motion.
Not a significant amount, but there is evidence that ingestion of fast absorbing proteins (BCAAs) can halt catabolism and begin anabolism faster than normal. This means there's some credence to the "anabolic window."
I know that in order to gain muscle I need to eat properly to get mass. The thing is, I'm on a very strict diet to lose weight, so I don't ingest nearly enough calories to build up, not that I want to at this point, that comes later, but I really enjoy lifting, feels like I'm high when I leave the gym, it's amazing, but my nutritionist said to stick to cardio and only do light walks, because I would get too tired. My question is, is that the only problem? Cause I can deal with tired, but I don't want to mess up something in the long run. Also, what is the effect of lifting when I don't eat enough calories to bulk up? Do I get more defined muscles or literally nothing happens?
Why do people think being in ketosis means you're using up your adipose tissue? Wouldn't people be producing ketone bodies on a HUGE caloric deficit anyways?
Also what's the bare minimum of calories needed for a human in a day assuming they're supplementing to get essential fatty acids, vitamins and minerals.
Yo bro,I have a question for you
When we eat carbs and there is enough glycogen/insulin or whatever the fuck happens when we eat carbs it's literally impossible to lose fat.I dont remember why,but I know its true.
Anyhow,what happens when we are on keto that keeps us away from losing muscle mass?I mean,is it because the body started using fats for fuel and use glycogen?
I think it's quite interesting.
Lets take a look on PSMF style diets,where you eat ~600kcals(that come from protein, from lean protein sources) a day on average that.It would be impossible to do this kind of diet eating carbs.
So another questions come to my mind: whats it that makes us able to lose fat on such a huge caloric deficit while on ketosis without fucking us up unlile if we were eating carbs on such a caloric deficit?Are we truly "made" to lose fat in ketosis?
Thanks m8 i'm really interested in this,also my apologizes for my probably bad english,hope you can understand me
>When we eat carbs and there is enough glycogen/insulin or whatever the fuck happens when we eat carbs it's literally impossible to lose fat.I dont remember why,but I know its true.
higher bloodsugar will give you more stamina for longer sets. i.e. 8 reps instead of 5. that's about it. It boils down to glycogen stores. However, your workout will probably be shorter, as you'll lose energy faster. High blood sugar increases glycogenolysis- or the "killing" of energy stores by the body. So it depends on your workouts what you're looking for. If you want to max out on bench, higher BS is better. If you have an hour long routine, normal BS is better. (Low = low energy, usually not favorable at all)
does it matter when you eat? as far as I know it averages out and it doesnt matter day to day, so is it fine to eat like a truck before going to bed or does sleeping/diggesting fuck with each other
How much variability is there in the optimal rest period before performing a lift again? Advice tends to be very specific
>wait X days
and I'm always skeptical because it treats everyone the same and based on a 7 day week rather than the best possible schedule.
Related question, do rules like
>you can work a muscle again when the soreness goes away
have any validity?
I eat 100 calories of oats. All these calories get digested slowly, and thus I store 10% or something of these as fat.
I eat 100 calories of white bread. All these calories get digested rapidly, so I store 30% or something of these as fat... and after I am out of calories to burn, I burn the fat.
Explain how simple carbs are bad for me, provided if they fit my macros.
Okay, let me test you a bit (right or wrong questions):
1. For training drink, tap water is better than ionized water.
2. You could do your warmup (efficiently) by sitting in a sauna.
3. Alcohol in your blood physiologically decreases your power.
4. Recovery time is proportional to stress.
5. Different muscles require different compositions of amino acids to synthesize.
Do phytochemicals matter at all?
I have a bottle of this. When should I take it?
I'm going to bring this up the next time I meet with my accountant
>no, see, "income minus expenses" doesn't work here because I spread my spending out into little purchases throughout the day, instead of one big expense in the morning.
i posted about this in a now deleted thread and you replied.
>24 years old, ~5'7" 145lbs
>no diagnosed disability
>can't dl/squat/bench 20kg after 3 months of working out regularly
thoughts on what is wrong with me?
I have peaked in weight gains. I eat constantly because I work in a kitchen and drink two protein shakes a day while grazing.
My workout is 5 days a week for about 1 hour each. Chest/Back/legs/arms/shoulders-traps
I do around 4-6 reps at 3 sets in each muscle group. I.e flat/incline/decline bench, cable flys, dumbell flat
I don't want to cut, I want to gain weight. Do not care if it is fat.
Should I be doing 4-6 reps @ 3 sets for 1 hour, no circuts?
Or change my routine for more gains?? If so, what do you suggest for a 6'0 150 male
>and I became lactose intolerant pretty quickly
you don't happen to mean that you weren't fully lactose tolerant in the first place and drinking too much milk made it pass the manageable threshold right?
Lifting on a cut is tough. You won't see gains, but you'll burn more fat than just eating at a deficit, which is i suppose the goal. if you don't eat a lot of carbs (as is common with diets), you'll have less energy stores, and not only will you not be building muscle, you'll have lower energy while at the gym. It's not doing any damage, and if you like it keep at it. But don't expect to make gains yet.
Ketosis frees the fatty acids from adipose tissue. The tissue itself doesn't really deteriorate, but it depletes due to fat loss. Yes, but ketone bodies aren't a solid energy source. I don't recommend keto.
Bare min as in to maintain weight? Because actual minimum is zero. But if you mean to maintain, it depends on the person. A 5'0" 100lb woman needs fewer calories than a 6'6" 220 lb man. In general, to maintain weight, a man needs 2200-2400, a woman needs 1800-2000 but it varies with body weight and height.
Gluconeogenesis. Body produces enough glucose (from GNG cycle) to use the proteins from the remaining diet to build muscle or whatever. Yes, you also use the fatty acids and make ketone bodies, but eh. I don't recommend keto.
Try some tums or some shit. You're probably just not used to eating at a surplus. You'll get used to it. In the mean time take antacids or whatever to counteract symptoms.
People who have the lactase persistence gene can get "secondary lactose intolerance" if their gut bacteria get out of whack. It usually happens after an injury to the intestines, but I suppose a shitty diet could do it.
I don't really care much for hitting perfect numbers on my micro nutrients according to myfitnesspal I eat about 10g too much of fat each day and too little carbs but my protein is always 1g per lb will not hitting my micro nutrients and instead focusing very much on my calories hurt me big time?
Dehydration, Crohn's, some metabolic disorders, some diet things like very high protein, refined sugar, vit c and other things (for the diet it usually needs to be in combination with dehydration)
First line treatment? Usually drink masses of water
Is miscellar casein a good supplement to use for bed? Or is it a myth that you go catabolic during sleep (let's assume this protein hits their protein requirement for bodybuilding, I.e. .8g-1.2g protein per pound bodyweight
Eating too many minerals with not enough water. Minerals accumulate. Truly horrible, but if you drink enough water you generally don't have to worry.
If you go 23h59 min without eating, your body will dip into energy stores which is generally not favored if you're trying to build muscle. If you keep a somewhat regular schedule, this won't happen
Usually 72 hours is required between working out the same muscle group. So if you lift chest on monday, you shouldn't lift again until that time on thursday. But that means actual rest with adequate sleep.
I wouldn't trust the soreness thing. That can depend on a lot, like stretching and all that. I would stick with 72 hours as a good number. (But again, adequate rest).
You don't burn the fat, usually. Your body stores fat for the long haul. Also blood sugar spike, etc. You feel worse. Eat oats and do squats.
You're testing me? I don't give a fuck "Anonymous"
Depends on the person. You shouldn't go to exhaustion. Keep it to 50-75 reps per muscle group for muscle mass gain. (i.e. 3 or 4 exercises per muscle group, and train two muscle groups per lift). I do chest and tris for monday, so that's a few isolations with mostly compounds, so it comes out to 6 total exercises rather than 7 or 8 because bench works both chest and tris. do u feel.
depends on how they are shitty. Ligaments/collagen problems can be permanent or require surgery.
post body pics or something. You either need to eat more or fix form. Post in form checks and stuff. But srsly body pics?
what? you do 4-6 reps for 3 sets in each muscle group or in each exercise?
Well it became very apparent that I was lactose intolerant to some extent that I had not noticed drinking 1-2 glasses of milk prior to bulking.
A good multi you should be able to absorb some/most of the vitamins you need. Obviously if you've already got enough then your body won't use it, and will either store it or get rid or not absorb it in the first place
Ask yourself why you want to take a multi, and which specific things you want to increase, otherwise your throwing money away.
There is always the other option of eating more fruit/veg as well
Wait minimum is zero? A person can live on zero calories a day? I meant bare functional minimum. Let's say someone was fucking around with Albuterol/T3 Hormone/EC stack and decided to go on the bare essentials to not die in a day.
Just take a multivitamin, is it that hard?
there's some shit on leptin levels out there, but it's not super well understood, so I can't give you a solid answer. I would say take the long but well founded road of eating at a 200-300 kcal deficit rather than 500+. But whatever works.
pretty much what
sounds like you have a problem. I would imagine if you told a dr. you couldn't pick up 20 kgs off the floor they'd be concerned.
you don't go catabolic during an 8 hour sleep, and any "losses" are from energy stores your body is using to do necessary maintenance. People have been sleeping forever. Don't fuck with it
Also bear in mind bio-availability tends to be better from food than multis, don't ask for a citation though as this is just mum/bro/made up science so no idea if it's actually true...
There is also the approach of it can't do much harm even if you already have enough in your diet, just be careful with some things like Vit A, Vit K where overdose is dangerous
>there's some shit on leptin levels out there, but it's not super well understood, so I can't give you a solid answer. I would say take the long but well founded road of eating at a 200-300 kcal deficit rather than 500+. But whatever works
Cool, thanks for the response man.
If I lift 3 times a week and do cardio twice a week, should I use moderate or lightly active for TDEE calculators?
during, only about 5minutes walking or so is enough. i get side stitches while walking too.
only other thing i guess is that my lifestyle from the age of 14 or so has consisted of sitting at my PC all day and not much else, so i guess my muscles haven't really developed at all
body needs carbs, son. Nomatter what people say, glucose is the body's best energy source. We were built for it. The body using fats and protein for energy is less than ideal, but works. So people can say whatever they want about keto, but it's not as good for the average human as just eating NONPROCESSED carbs.
A oneaday costs like 5 cents a day. I would say it's worth it regardless unless you're sure you always get enough.
Nigga wat. It depends on the person. If you want to go into african starving child/holocaust mode, you can probably live indefinitely on ~500 kcals a day, but have no energy and always be on the brink of starvation. You're way more prone to disease and illness, and that's what's likely to kill you at that point.
I do 4-6 reps for each exercise, not muscle group. For each muscle group I haven't counted.
So today I did plate loaded shoulder press, dumbell shoulder press, dumbell shoulder raise front, dumbell shoulder raise side, cable sword draw, cable scarecrow.
Then a burnout set on a machine for delts starting at 100 and ending at 10.
I alwas try 6 reps at 3 sets in each exercise.
Like I said I see strength in my gains just not mass/weight.
I have not but I have a good understanding of most hormones. You can ask away, I won't BS. I'll just tell you if I don't know enough
Sounds like a fuckload of volume for just shoulders. Do this for me: Count up total reps for each muscle group each day. If the number is over 75, you have too much volume per group per day. More than 75 reps gives you diminishing returns.
Nice trips satan
Seriously, see a doc. Muscle soreness on such little exertion is pretty worrying, even if you haven't done anything else since 14 you should be able to walk for 5 minutes, your BMI is in the healthy range as well...
But seriously, doctor. There's only so much we can say off 'muscle soreness during walking and a stitch'
Pic would be helpful
Any previous medical conditions?
Have you ever had knee injuries?
Nope. People will tell you there's nonsense about hormones and shit, but the only risk is that you may be at higher risk to develop lactose intolerance.
It's almost as if the shit about metabolism and genetics is BS!
Yeah, eating clean makes it much harder to pack on weight. A gram of fat is 9 kcal, a gram of oats is 4. It's harder with less fat. Make sure you're sticking to your diet, and drink enough water. 3 lbs can easily be attributed to dehydration, especially when eating clean.
Say I'm on 800 mg of testosterone/week at the moment, which depending on variables puts me somewhere around 5-8x higher on testosterone levels than the average male.
What ultimately makes me a superman compared to the average joe? I recover faster, get stronger and bigger faster, what's that all about?
Second question is about trenbolone, which seems to be able to give you significant strength and muscle gains even on a caloric deficit (for example me going from 97kg 13% to a 96kg in the single numbers)? Isn't that somewhat against the laws of physics?
How bad is it to drink alcohol while cutting?
I'm german and hit dat lactose intolerance hard when I was 20.
>tfw /fit/ goal is to be featured is a sir comic
What do you make of this, science guy?
He talks about pretty obscure reasons to account for the obesity epidemic. But what I wonder is has caloric intake actually been RISING since the 1980's, which would pretty much explain everything in a much more simple way? It is intuitive that the success of very calorie-dense foods would cause this sort of thing to happen.
Isn't the reason that BCAAs are important because they are relatively scarce except for in muscle tissue - so when the body demands them it catabolizes muscle.
I don't think BCAAs are more easily absorbed.
Don't fucking pussy out of seeing a doctor because it's 'embarassing'- what do you think they'll do? Laugh at you and chuck you out?
Seriously, they are there to make you better and help you, no matter how serious or stupid you think it is. You have a serious problem, I mean come on man, you're meant to be at the peak of your physical fitness and you get a fucking stitch when you walk for 5 minutes? You can't even pick up a heavy bag! Get your ass to a doctor, find out what the problem is, and go and lift some HEAVY ASS WEIGHT
It helps keep me warm
But for real it's annoying as fuck and I'm not sure how to stop it. I've tried not drinking water before bed but my body still wakes up, as if it's conditioned to wake up at that time.
I am a not a very wealthy man and have to resort to eating foods found in American supermarkets to support my training. I usually get stuff like white rice, potatoes, wheat bread, eggs, whole milk, tuna, peanut butter, meats, and some greens all from the "Big Name" places near my home.
My question is, is it really so damaging on the body to consume these foods when they are apparently laced with chemicals and hormones? Am I harming myself even though I follow a good training routine and am seeing positive results (will be 29 this year but have never been as fit as I am now)? Will I be paying for eating these shitty foods when I am an old man?
I appreciate your insight.
No injuries that I know of. I think I just spent too much of my life sitting around. They get weak.
Trying to squat is one of the reasons I realized they were a problem. I can't tell if my form is bad or my knees just too weak to handle it.
Is it disrupting your life? Do you feel tired during the day?
In between sleep cycles people can and do wake up, then go back to sleep again afaik
I remember reading somewhere (can't remember where) that say 500 years ago when people did fuck all once it was dark so they went to bed earlier and got up before dawn, there was often a period in the middle of the night where people woke up and did shit for an hour or so before going back to bed, completely naturally... no idea how true that is though
Oh, so T just increases protein synthesis. Your muscles repair faster than the average male's, so you can workout more often and get bigger.
Tren decreases catabolism significantly, so eating at a deficit (which would normally result in catabolism - muscle breakdown) doesn't cut muscle. So you can still gain strength. It's not against physics, you just lose fat insead of muscle. That's not biologically favorable at ALL, but nonetheless it happens.
You'll see more strength loss than normal, that's about it. Alcohol is bad for gains, but so is cutting.
You can do it, but it's bad for overall health. Ketosis is not great, but I'll admit keto is decent for fat loss. I would recommend a modest deficit, as boring as it sounds. (200-300 kcal deficit)
Yeah. That explains a lot. Personally I work out 5 days a week, but each day is two muscle groups. So I do about 100 reps, but some are compounds of the two groups (bench for chest and tris, for example), so it works out to about 75 reps per groups, with some of those reps workout both group.
There are many reasons for failing to be able to squat, one of the most common is mobility.
If your knees are ok in day to day life then it would seem like they're pretty stable, hence not the problem when you squat. The problem could manifest itself there, but actually be due to a muscular imbalance/muscle tightness/poor form etc
I don't want to watch a whole video - but what is sounds like is he's trying to to blame his potentially obese audience for their fatness? I'm just guessing. What are his points? Sorry I can't watch, I'm in a symposium not paying attention to some speaker about biotechnologies.
Do you have to piss all the time? That could be bladder cancer or some shit. If it's just at night, I don't know what to tell you. Is it that bad?
GMO is fine. People that say its not are sensationalist idiots. There aren't hormones, and most places advertise no pesticides were used, etc. They're fine for you. There's absolutely no way we could feed everyone without modifying food.
Do your knees bend out in front of you when you squat? It's hard to say what the problem is without a form check. Next time you squat, take a video and post in a form check thread.
Pure processed sugar is sure to lead to a spike in BS, but that should subside. A lifetime of eating processed carbs and sugar will lead to the beetus, though. Try to stick to less processed carbs and limit sugary drinks to a minimum.
Phytochemicals could be important as vitamins, but you get enough from eating normal things. You don't need any phytochem supps, please don't buy them if they exist.
Arginine is good for boners, if I recall correctly. Not much else benefit.
No. It's from the fat burning and GNG. You could be on to something, but the main reason is the ketosis.
I buy Lactaid. It's just as good as reg milk, but a dollar more a gallon. Fuggit. Factors are random, not even genetic sometimes. Some people get it from GOMAD.
Iron is good for women, you probably don't need it as a man unless you're a vegetarian.
>They're fine for you. There's absolutely no way we could feed everyone without modifying food
Zumindest wenn wir unser derzeitiges Verhalten beibehalten wollen.
Wie wärs denn wenn wir zuerst die Verteilungssysteme und Anbaumethoden optimieren bevor wir an den Genen rumpfuschen. Meiner Meinung nach sind GMOs einfach Geschäftemacherei und keineswegs ungefährlich.
>structure of milk
Milk is a homogenous mixture of proteins. That hasn't really changed much. The only difference is ILG inclusion, which is a growth factor that doesn't effect much in human metabolism.
I feel tired when I wake up at 5am but when I go back to sleep and wake up normally I usually feel ok. Not really tired as if I hadn't gotten any sleep. Maybe it's just the sleep cycle thing
Does prolonged periods of cutting affect testosterone levels? If so is there any way to combat it?
On an unrelated note, my cum dries up very quickly, <1min, and it turns into transparent flaky pieces.
Eh. If you take 3 or more days off, cardio is okay on one of the days, But if you're on a 5 day, I would take two full rest days.
Kek, Deutschfag. Monsanto is definitely a money mongrel, but the idea GMOs is necessary for the future of humanity.
REM cycle. If I get 7.5 hrs sleep, I can wake up fine. If i get 9, I'm groggy as fuck.
That is an unrelated note.
Where do you live?
Jury is still out. In my personal experience, I've seen way more gains eating carnivore protein (beef based) than eating soy based protein. Like to a ridiculous extent.
Backstory: I was born to not make it. I'm allergic to whey, peanuts, and peas. I'm lactose intolerant. But through some modern miracles, I can still eat at a surplus and make gains. So I tried soy protein (Builders bars) and got nogains for like 2 years, then switched to Carnivor Beef Protein, and immediately saw gains within 3 months. Stuck with it ever since. Mix it with lactose free milk (suck it, koshers)
Wow seems like we finally have something good here again.
Is there any way to get my joints stronger? Exercise or something to eat which will help?
Keep up those threads man! Thanks based walter
No there are. There's a higher occurance of insulin-like growth factor. It just hasn't been shown to have much of an effect on humans.
Get me in a sir comic and I'll owe my life to /fit/
Joint strength is a tough one. If you don't have bone density problems and you get enough calcium, your joints should be fine. Have you noticed any specific problems while lifting? Joint pains tend to be traced to ligament problems or collagen deterioration.
Effects of alcohol on human body/lifting. How much is ok to drink? Would drinking less/not at all be healthier/make me stronger? I drink about 2-3 guinesses a week, sometimes less.
Is there anything I can do to facilitate recovery when coming off amphetamines? I've been taking them for 8 years when I was misdiagnosed with ADHD. I've been lowering the dose for about a year and I'm currently at the lowest dose of lisdexamfetamine. I tried to stop taking it for the past few days and I felt completely exhausted. I couldn't think at all much less lift, it's like I couldn't even process what was going on around me. Right now it took me like 30 minutes to write this post, it's that bad. Is there anything I can get more of in my diet to come off this shit better?
If you fly me from Boston Logan to Ireland, I'll be at your party.
Pyruvate carbox is necessary to replenish the TCA cycle. If you have a deficiency and you're a ketofag, you'll probably die. Otherwise, as long as you eat enough carbs and don't need GNG too often, you'll be okay. The TCA cycle can replenish at other points, not just pyruvate to oxaloacetate. u feel
Should I still eat at a deficit if my maintanance is around 1200 cal but want to lower my bf%? Im a small framed 5 foot grill but common sense tells me anything less than 1000 a day seems ridiculous and bordering on an eating disorder
Technically all alcohol is effecting gains. A few beers a week isn't anything to worry about, but there's no "safe" amount. All alcohol is metabolised to acetaldeyhde and so on.
Sounds like you may be dependent. You probably should talk to your regular physician about this. There are methods of letting you off.
legally? Caffeine. But other than that, I'd just stick to the diet and workout. Cardio and such. Your body has to get the energy from somewhere.
Sorry if it sounds like shitpost, but is there a formula for !maximum fatloss without muscle loss?
Why do people feel hungry, yet have already eaten over their TDEE?
I would do psmf, but I have not enough money for chicken, thus intermittent fasting also sounds nice.
Or should I just do the -20% cut?
Also, what do you think of bioinformatics and genome research?
how do you know maintenance is 1200? Do you need to lose weight? And I've been saying a 200-300 kcal deficit is normal, but that's for a normal diet of around 2000-2500. You shouldn't cut 300 if your maintenance is 1200. You should cut more like 100.
he has a point. The carbs do boost glyc levels, but the alcohol was hurting.
Hey Walter, thanks for sharing your info. It's greatly appreciated. Any thoughts on IF in regards to trying to build muscle? Do you think it's beneficial or negative overall or does it just depend on the individual?
I had a growth disturbance which fucked up my knee a bit but thats not a problem anymore. Thats about it as far as i know. Im a former fatty and had problems with dips which would hurt my wrist.Fixed that with gloves and since i lost weight its nomore a thing. My biggest problem at the moment is that after my self defenc training my wrist hurts and if i do a sport like handball my elboe joints will hurt a bit.
Not really a formula. Your body will lose muscle before fat because muscle costs more energy to have. You're never going to find a cut that loses only fat without any muscle/strength losses.
I'd go with 12-15% cut.
bioinformatics is neat. Personally I find CS super boring and mundane, but whatever floats your boat. Genome research is pretty important and will be even more so in the future.
people don't talk a lot about intermittent fasting. It's actually one of the more proven and healthy diets, but just make sure you're eating healthy when you aren't fasting. Intermittent fasting with shit diet is awful.
I been fatting it up in prep for a weight loss challenge at work. I'm fine with losing muscle and fat, I just wanna go back to thin and make a few hundred dollars.
My plan is to eat lots and drink many glasses of water at weight in, then do a 1500 calorie a day diet (my mait. is 2000 due to being sedentary at work). I plan on doing another 1000 calories worth of cardio in running and biking every day, so 1500 cal intake, 3000 calorie outtake every day for 10 weeks ending on a 24 hour fast before last weigh in. All my biometrics are healthy at 225 on a 6ft frame. WIll I die?
Thank you very much for the reply. I've been toying with giving it a try, my only concerns were being able to meet my caloric needs in the eating window (8 hours), while eating healthy. I'll give it a try. Thanks again.
You won't die, but a 1500 kcal deficit is pretty high. You may not feel great, and if you aren't careful you'll balloon back up.
If you want, you can just sue your company saying weight loss isn't necessarily healthy, muh genetics, fatism, etc if you need the cash.
Why does my hearing occasionally go out/become impaired while lifting weights or doing intense cardio? I'm assuming it's blood pressure related?
Unrelated, but why does muscle control not return immediately upon "waking up" one that has fallen asleep? Basically after circulation is restored to a muscle, why do I have a difficult time walking around for a minute or two?
Thank you very much, Ill exit the challenge with a 200-300 cal deficit for a few more weeks getting macros (which I planned to during the challenge anyhow) to carefully get my body out of store-all-energy mode.
How bad is it to not have consistent sleep. I'm having a lot of trouble staying asleep and find myself waking up a lot during the night.
Also how much does frame size affect appearance at the same weight?
He is explaining that the current scientific evidence for the obesity epidemic have to do with a trend in sleep deprivation (people get two hours less sleep which fucks with the productions of certain hormones that can mix up hunger urge and your urge to sleep), epigenetic factors, regular genetic factors, the age at which your mother gave birth (he says the correlation is real but no one has any fucking clue why it's there), widespread climate control of household interiors (supposedly heat regulation requires a lot of calories, which that we don't need to use anymore), the downward trend in cigarette smoking (since nicotine is a hunger suppressant), and certain industrial chemicals (but he was super vague about this).
Here are his sources (from description) but they're pretty sparse: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1zWDdBUHA-GkvjbodZCgrVQDyMTDUd5SWnLI4dEjkAek/edit
This guy's a physics expert so I don't think he's an authority on this subject, but his shows are usually pretty reputable.
What I don't understand is how can there NOT be an upward trend in average daily caloric intake, or a downward trend in TDEE, or some combination of both, with developments like more white collar jobs and sitting around, in combination with the massive popularity of calorie-dense foods.
Doc, I'm 220lb 5'11" 24 y/o I've never lifted in my life, if I eat at a deficit @ 1800 calories a day will I still see no gains at the gym while I'm lifting during my cut to 170lb because I'm eating at a deficit?
Also will I have loose skin that makes me look hideous, I've been fat my whole life except last year I cut down from 245 to 190.
I don't know of any studies on that. But I feel like I would have trouble focusing on an audiobook with 300 lbs on my back.
depends. If you aren't on a diet, there are great fats and proteins. Yolks aren't good for people that are cutting though.
I think all of the things he listed are side factors. The big ones are poor diet. Not necessarily eating a lot, but eating bad food. I don't think nicotine has anything to do with it. There are a lot of young fatasses that never smoked. I think a lot of these are correlation, not causation. Life has changed a lot in the past 50 years, but that doesn't mean it's all related. I.e. women give birth at an older age because they are more likely to have career and stuff. Doesn't mean it's related to the fact that people have stopped smoking.
no. You'll still get some beginner gains due to form improvements, some muscular gains (it's easy when you start), etc, you'll see gains.
the skin thing kinda blows, but it's possible that better diet and muscle gains along with your relative youth, you'll lose the loose skin.
I have exhausted so many different ways of getting rid of subcutaneous fat that rests on my love handles. I've tried fasted cardio with yohimbine hcl, carb cycling, all that stuff.
I know it's impossible to spot reduce, but it is currently my only resvoir of fat left that will simply not go away. Do you have any suggestions of how to effectively reduce it?
Who would win in a fight between Supermang and Isley?
Sorry if this has already been asked. But OP, what do you think of Layne Norton (biolayne) and his metabolic damage hypothesis? I majored in biochem in my undergrad and to me it seems like total bullshit. Most of all because metabolic damage already exists (known as diabetes). Plus the way he equates carbs to calories irritates the hell out of me. I just hate the guy.