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by 0 · about 11 hours ago

I'm deployed, and I often play sports after crossfit. I Don't have the ability to eat a full meal because it will slow me down on the field. Anyone eat tanka bites after working out for protien? I don't like the idea of a protein shake, I'm... (more)

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rebeccamarie 0 · October 15, 2014 at 12:26 AM

try simply natural nutrition protein mousse

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by 0 · about 11 hours ago

I'm a 19 year old female, 5'7 and 135 pounds. Trying to get to 120. I've recently amped up my workout routine with and increased strength training with kettlebells. I workout in the morning at around 5:15, my workouts usually last an hour. I know... (more)

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jeffery88 0 · August 04, 2014 at 12:43 PM

Well have you tried garcinia cambogia extract? It works like a bullet on fat and has been approved by FDA?

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by 88 · about 11 hours ago

Hey, so I'm wondering, what should you have in a post workout meal if you follow Nate Miyaki's or John Kiefer's nutritional protocols of eating the majority of carbs at night, ASSUMING you train fasted in the early morning? I'm just curious... (more)

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Mash 0 · October 01, 2013 at 9:19 AM

Fill your boots: http://bit.ly/12ayQWu Whether back-loading actually makes that great a difference is debatable I think though that consuming carbs post-workout is probably doing more of the overall work. I would think though that... (more)

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by 88 · about 11 hours ago

Hey everyone, so I just tried taking some of the advice I've received, and after my workout on the rings this morning, had this for breakfast- 1 cup fresh strawberries/raspberries, 6 oz ground white meat turkey with spices, 250 grams sweet potato... (more)

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Maria_8 0 · September 04, 2013 at 3:35 PM

I think you basically answered your own questions when you remarked on how much better you feel with the carbs: whether it's appropriate to start having a carb refeed like this 3x a week, or whether I should do 3 days lower carb, and one day... (more)

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by 88 · about 11 hours ago

Hello all- I have asked several variations of several questions before, but I think I finally can put down a basic plan of what I think I'm going to try in action, and I wanted some advice from any of the more experienced hackers- I currently am... (more)

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SUSTAINEDfitness 0 · September 01, 2013 at 9:50 PM

I would up your carbs to about 200g per day, and spread it out between 2-3 meals. As to the workout, pick something and stick with it for at least a couple months. As to legs, do either heavy lifting, or a mix of heavy lifting/plyometrics legs... (more)

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by 88 · about 11 hours ago

I've asked several questions in the category of post workout, and after deciding to take the advice offered and increase my intake of carbohydrate, I am just wanting to know, is the window of opportunity for when your body processes carbohydrate... (more)

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Desmond 0 · August 05, 2013 at 11:04 PM

No one truly knows the "window of opportunity" after a workout...you might hear anything from 30 minutes to 2 hours. I personally do similar to your strategy and it works quite well: Finish workout at 6:30am, 7am shake with protein/carbs, 8am... (more)

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by 915 · about 11 hours ago

This happens to me far too many times to be coincidence, I've just finished a hefty steak with fried onions & chips at 6.45pm. It's now 7.15 & I now feel like doing a workout..bodyweight routine, lifting etc...what gives?? My carb intake... (more)

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GruffaloUnchained 0 · August 05, 2013 at 9:13 PM

Because you are awesome?

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by 88 · about 11 hours ago

Hey, so I've asked many questions before, but I am seriously concerned with how my nutrition has been, what has happened (IMO) because of it, and I am wondering if anyone can help me. I currently am doing WS4SB, a strength/muscle building... (more)

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Mscott 0 · July 31, 2013 at 8:06 PM

High protein, low carbohydrates diets tend to raise cortisol: http://paleohacks.com/questions/144817/fighting-cortisol-and-high-carb-breakfasts/144823#144823 They also tend to lower testosterone:... (more)

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by 88 · about 11 hours ago

Hey, so I am doing a barbell strength program, Westside for skinny bastards 3, and I am wondering what any of the more experienced hackers would recomend nutrition-wise. My goals with this program are to increase my muscle mass, and put on some... (more)

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GruffaloUnchained 0 · August 22, 2013 at 7:40 PM

Q: Joe, Can you post a sample skinny bastard diet to go along with your program? I’m a 16-year-old kid preparing for next football season. I’m 6’1", 162 lbs. It’s hard for me to eat breakfast because I still take the bus and I’m always running... (more)

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by 251 · about 11 hours ago

What are the pros and cons of BCAAs? I have adrenal fatigue and the only thing that helps after workouts to keep me going through the week used to be protein drinks, but I've stopped those and there are not really any good paleo protein mixes with... (more)

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raydawg 0 · July 10, 2013 at 5:07 PM

If you're consuming whole proteins from animal sources, you are getting BCAAs. They are just 4 of the spectrum of Amino Acids. If you eat meat, or have a whey protein shake, you're already getting BCAAs. So for example, you could just find clean... (more)

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by 2944 · about 11 hours ago

Sometimes my hands get cold suddenly in the period after eating a reasonably large meal. This is in a post-exercise period. Would this phenomenon be insulin related? Have you had similar or different experience? Answers on a postcard s'il vous... (more)

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BGottfried 0 · July 16, 2013 at 3:51 PM

So, as always, there are a LOT of possible explanations out there, but two that seem more pertinent: -Hypothyroidism. Cold hands and feet after a meal are common complaints from people with underactive thyroids. Have you spoken with your doctor... (more)

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by 251 · about 11 hours ago

I have been having a small snack before a workout (nuts or some sort of fruit), which is usually right after work (4-4:30pm), and then I'll have dinner about an hour or two after I work out at the gym (6:30-7:30). Some nights I've waiting until... (more)

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CD 0 · June 20, 2013 at 7:38 PM

The studies I have read show minimal to no change in the number of calories burned based on meal timing. Working out fasted is designed to enabled faster mobilization of body fat, not to burn more calories. Personally I get bloated if I... (more)

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by 115 · about 11 hours ago

I've been looking for a good PWO quick liquid meal for my husband as I don't want him taking conventional protein shakes. What should I include? He leaves the house in the early morning and will be working out late in the evening after work. The... (more)

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greymouser 0 · May 23, 2013 at 1:00 PM

Why the desire to drink a shake/meal? Many people do for convenience, but there are much better whole food options -- if you are able to figure out the particular logistics and timing you have to deal with. Does he have access to a fridge at... (more)

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by 88 · about 11 hours ago

Hey, So after finding most of the information I've been looking for, I just wanted to get some feedback on my nutrition- 6 am- workout on empty stomach Then once I've finished my workout - 30 grams of carbs( coconut water/sweet potato) and 10... (more)

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by 88 · about 11 hours ago

In regards to post workout carbohydrate intake, I have some questions about the timing and also the amounts I am currently carb-cycling, doing 2 high carb days a week, the rest I keep carbs under 100 grams, even on days I workout. I workout... (more)

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Mash 0 · May 15, 2013 at 8:57 AM

In my mind honestly the amount you are eating 200g would not matter consumed all together or split up especially because it's post-workout. Because your workouts are glycogen depleting. Because you were potentially lower in glycogen from low... (more)

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by 88 · about 11 hours ago

Hey, so my workouts are fairly highly glycogen dependant, and after trying a high fat low carb diet for a while, I've gained nothing but depressed adrenals, worse performance, and worse body composition.(Probably due to increased stress I would... (more)

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Rebecca_L 0 · May 14, 2013 at 11:49 PM

When you say low carb, do you mean low starchy carb? 200g isn't what I would classify as low carb. You also seem to be confusing the game of fat adaption and ketosis.... Regards PWO I can't find the link regarding what I am about to post but... (more)

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by 100 · about 11 hours ago

I have been paleo for about 5 months now. I absolutely love it!!!! I feel great and I am losing weight. I am 5'9" and currently weigh 218 lbs (down from 245 lbs). I am hoping to still drop some more weight, hopefully 18 more pounds. I... (more)

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greymouser 0 · May 09, 2013 at 12:02 PM

Coconut water is mostly okay. It's very, very low in sugar compared to any drink that isn't water. Just make sure you seek out 100% pure coconut water, and not "coconut water drinks" that they are selling these days. Honestly, at 40-50 calories... (more)

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by 88 · about 11 hours ago

I know the subject of post workout has been basically run into the ground, but please bear with me- So, for someone performing longer (1 hr or a little over) glycotic strength workouts 3x a week, what would you suggest for post workout nutrition?... (more)

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Mash 0 · May 08, 2013 at 5:16 PM

Read: How Many Carbohydrates Do You Need? Clearly the above represents a pretty drastic range of carbohydrate requirements, depending on the specifics. For a typical male with 160 pounds of lean body mass, daily carbohydrate intake could range... (more)

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by 88 · about 11 hours ago

Hey, so I have a quick question, how should one carb cycle while trying to lean out, and how does post-workout nutrition play into this? I do HIIT cardio(usually plyometrics) 1-2 times a week, and do very high volume body weight/lifting workouts... (more)

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Stephen_Aegis 0 · May 05, 2013 at 5:49 PM

carb restriction relies heavily on intervals between exercise. If you are doing heavy work every day, your body will likely not be able to convert to glucose fast enough to keep up. Personally, 3 days a week, with rest or light work in between... (more)

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by 88 · about 11 hours ago

Hello everyone So I recently tried to lean bulk, and totally failed for a variety of reasons. However, In the 5 weeks that I was doing this, I've gained some muscle, but have gotten a bit of the flab back on my belly, and before bulking I was... (more)

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Pat_13 0 · May 08, 2013 at 2:28 AM

To sum up what I'm about to write: LIFT and EAT MORE CARBS. OK where to start. I'll go point by point. I HIGHLY suggest you get on a strength based resistance training program. Those beachbody programs are great for raw beginners, but pretty much... (more)

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by 10 · about 11 hours ago

Hi all so I have been doing IF for about a week or two and love it. I have decided to start carb back-loading as well. I usually train (crossfit 5-6 days a week) in the morning and as I understand it that's not the optimal time if you are doing... (more)

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by 5 · about 11 hours ago

I'm a student in high school and I don't have the money to afford a Crossfit gym, so I go to another, cheap, gym and make due there. I also have tried to convert to a paleo diet and all of my meals are paleo mostly.. Something other high school... (more)

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Mash 0 · April 23, 2013 at 8:55 AM

Ryan, there is some merit (it is thought so) to consume some fruit (fructose) post-workout with your starchy carbohydrate (glucose) allowing the majority of the carbohydrate to be shuttled to your muscles as glycogen. The reason for this is that... (more)

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by 88 · about 11 hours ago

Hey there, so I am currently working out 6 days a week, once or twice HIIT, and the rest are lift days. I'm also trying to bulk up right now, but do it as leanly as possible.. My question is, on days that I consume more carbohydrate, in the... (more)

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Stephen_4 0 · April 19, 2013 at 1:40 AM

Massively carb loading after a workout is unnecessary. Some carbs? Meh, maybe as long as its with some protein. If you go to bodybuilding.com's forums you'll see in the stickies that meal timing plays a minimal amount in actual muscle growth. I'd... (more)

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by 88 · about 11 hours ago

Hey there, I'm 17 years old, and I'm trying to bulk as leanly as possible. I really started eating primally about 3 weeks ago, limiting my carbs and eating alot more fat, from things like coconut products( A TON) fattier meat, (only grass... (more)

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greymouser 0 · April 10, 2013 at 5:53 PM

I checked out "Body Beast", and it looks pretty good - especially for beginning bodybuilders. About a decade ago, I used the original Power 90 from BeachBody and had a lot of success, so they have a special spot in my heart. ;-) Do they teach you... (more)

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by 115 · about 11 hours ago

From the general public (of bodybuiders) it is a sin not to eat a lot post-workout. Preferably you drink a super high-carb high-protein shake. Usually after a work-out I don't long for that at all, and thus I don't think it would be very healthy... (more)

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Tom_10 0 · April 07, 2013 at 4:43 AM

The question is, why would you want to. In very broad strokes, the fed state is anabolic, the fasting state is catabolic (or at least, not as anabolic). You want to make the most of your workout by coinciding the maximum neurological and hormonal... (more)

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