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MonStar1023
03-07-2002, 06:34 PM
Would an extra tsp. or 2 of salt be beneficial during a carb-up meal? I have heard good and bad things about this.

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David
03-07-2002, 06:52 PM
2 tsp. doesnt sound like that much, just make sure you don't overdoit. If you are going to eat an extra 2 tsp. of salt, make sure you cut down on salt from other foods.

Eating less salt lowers your risk of stomach cancer and high blood pressure.

Here are some ideas for eating less salt:

Choose fresh foods instead of processed or canned foods. Fresh foods, especially fruits and vegetables, are low in salt.
Check food labels. If sodium is one of the first few ingredients, the food is probably high in salt.
Use herbs and spices instead of salt for flavoring. Try lemon, pepper, or garlic powder.
Limit condiments. Ketchup, mustard, relish, soy sauce, and salad dressings are usually high in salt.

The daily allowance of salt recommended by the Food and Drug Administration is 2,400 milligrams. The average American eats between 3,500 and 4,000 milligrams a day

David
03-07-2002, 06:54 PM
oh, yeah, and sorry about the bold

MonStar1023
03-07-2002, 06:58 PM
TripleP-
Thanks for the reply bro. I know that too much salt is bad. But I have just read that salt helps with water retention etc. So are you saying that it would be a good idea or nah?

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irish mike
03-07-2002, 07:15 PM
salt draws water out of the cell(extracellular)potassium draws water in(intracellular)if you take in sodium also supplement with potassium

MonStar1023
03-07-2002, 07:22 PM
Wait hold up. So if I added 1-2 tsp. to my carb-up meal how much potassium should I add? Would this be a good idea or a waste?

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MonStar1023
03-07-2002, 07:39 PM
Would adding one or the other be beneficial?

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MonStar1023
03-07-2002, 07:44 PM
Sodium/salt makes you retain water though. Isnt this bascially what you want in a carb-up meal. For your muscles to retain excess water etc. to give them that "full" look. Before competitions bodybuilders load with potassium to deplete water..., wouldnt the opposite be to retain it with salt. Please help me out.

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irish mike
03-07-2002, 07:49 PM
page 130 NHE

MonStar1023
03-07-2002, 07:52 PM
irish mike-
Thanks bro just checked it out. Even though I think that NHE is a little outdated, I understand what Rob is saying. However, it almost seems like he is suggesting supplementing with extra potassium.

I am confused a little still. With the carb-up meal(s), would additional sodium or potassium be beneficial?

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irish mike
03-07-2002, 07:56 PM
id say potassium but its just my opinion

MonStar1023
03-07-2002, 08:00 PM
Other opinions for potassium, or maybe salt, intake/supplementation during a carb-up meal.

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Wizard
03-08-2002, 08:15 AM
You should consume at least 1g of salt during your carb up but you usually get it from the foods, because most high carb foods contain some sodium

MonStar1023
03-08-2002, 08:17 AM
Oh really? Okay then maybe Ill just add 1 tsp. of salt then. I know Gatorade has sodium and electrolytes. Anyway bro what about potassium should I add that since I am adding 1 tsp. of sodium?

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... How much sodium is in 1 tsp. of salt?

MWB
03-08-2002, 09:32 AM
In my opinion, I would add potasium not salt. Salt can make you hold water between the skin and muscle and make you look bloated. Potassium draws water into the muscle, which is what you want.

MonStar1023
03-08-2002, 09:54 AM
AHHH... so confused. Okay so how much potassium SPECIFICALLY because I already have a bottle or 2 at my house.

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MonStar1023
03-08-2002, 10:00 AM
Par Deus help me out bro.

body
03-08-2002, 11:47 AM
I would not supp with sodium aless working in a blast furnace.

No point taking soduim as you will be getting enough through eating anyway.

Wizard
03-08-2002, 11:54 AM
Now I am confused..
:help: :help:

Hey Par Deus, where are you bro ?
We have an argument here
Will potassium flush out the sodium?
Will sodium aid in bumping the muscles more?
I don't know...
Please help us!

Thanks in advance bro !



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Wizard
03-08-2002, 11:57 AM
bump for Par Deus and Cackpot

Cackerot69
03-08-2002, 11:58 AM
Wizard whats up bro? Is there really anything up? I heard that up is really down? Maybe I'll just go diagnally then? But what about fructose? Doesn't fructose mean glucose? Is there really a such thing as glucose? Damn bro I'm confused. :confused: :confused:

Cackerot69
03-08-2002, 11:59 AM
Bump for Wizard :cool: :cool:

Wizard
03-08-2002, 12:00 PM
Hold on Cackpot
I think that fructose's molecules will help in breaking up glucose but I can't define the process.

Btw you can still have some sodium.I believe that it really aids in carbing up.

Cackerot69
03-08-2002, 12:04 PM
Really bro? So fructose molecule(s) do that? Are there really molecules in glucose? Wait I thought you said fructose bro? And sodium bro? I thought sodium was salt? Does salt really exist? Are salt carbs? I thought you were supposed to eat carbs when carbing up? :confused: :confused:

Cackerot69
03-08-2002, 12:05 PM
Bump for Wizard :cool: :cool:

Wizard
03-08-2002, 12:08 PM
Hey bro it isn't so hard to understand but I prolly was not able to explain it.. Anyway,look,

Glucose is different that fructose, however they are made of molecules but that's not so important.
On the other hand,sodium is not exactly salt. Furthermore, combining carbs (e.g glucose) with salt is good for delivering the nutrients to the muscles.
Alright?

Cackerot69
03-08-2002, 12:12 PM
Wait bro really? But I thought glucose was was different then fructose? If they have the same molecules can they really be different? Is anything different? What does different mean anyway? But damn bro I'm confused, how much salt SPECIFICALLY? Wait I thought you said sodium? Is sodium the same thing as glucose? :confused: :confused:

Cackerot69
03-08-2002, 12:13 PM
Bump for Wizard :cool: :cool:

Wizard
03-08-2002, 12:17 PM
Well, Cacktop, they do consist of some molecules but they are not the same.. So the result is to get two different types of carbs.

On the other hand, sodium is not yet the same thing as glucose but the government schedules to change it in 4 years and 3 months so that the individuals won't get confused anymore.

Cackerot69
03-08-2002, 12:21 PM
Ok bro I think I got it now. Thanks a lot bro. So I guess I'll just not eat any sodium or carbs on my carb up day and just eat fat? Thanks for clearing that up for me bro. All this time I thought glucose and fructose were different, wow bro you helped me out a lot. Now I totally get it. :cool: :cool:

Any other opinions?

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Cackerot69
03-08-2002, 12:23 PM
Par Deus help me out bro :cool: :cool:

body
03-08-2002, 12:27 PM
that made less sense that I do.

MonStar1023
03-08-2002, 02:38 PM
I am totally confused...

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Cackerot69
03-08-2002, 02:41 PM
lmao.

Wizard
03-08-2002, 02:47 PM
LAUGHING MY FOOKIN ASS OFF..

I m gonna build Ronny abs from the laughs...

the doc
03-08-2002, 05:00 PM
LMAO

my belly sore!

Monstar I would just eat normally. THere is more than enough salt in a normal diet.

Wizard
03-09-2002, 05:41 AM
who closed the thread..?
now you fooked up my carb up bro..
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the doc
03-09-2002, 06:14 AM
little gremlins running around here...

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Tryska
03-09-2002, 07:00 AM
see what happens when you feed them after midnight?

Pup
03-09-2002, 07:06 AM
Hmm...if i eat the gremlins, would they affect my carb-up, and should i add salt to them or just eat em plain, oh, and, what's a gremlin?

Tryska
03-09-2002, 07:09 AM
just_a_pup -

hey bro....i don't know. let's bump for doc.

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Pup
03-09-2002, 07:29 AM
:nod:

MonStar1023
03-09-2002, 08:55 AM
:D:D

Wizard
03-09-2002, 10:01 AM
It is widely accepted that Monstar liked this thread..
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the doc
03-09-2002, 10:24 AM
salt the gremlins slightly, they are a good source of protein.

I hear they are high in test though and their balls are concentrated in it. I recommend at least 4-6 balls/day!

bump for severed ties!

Wizard
03-09-2002, 10:33 AM
Hey, the doc!

I heard that gremlins are a poor source of CLA. What do I have to supplement with, to get the extra edge in my carb up?
Whata bout that bro?
By the way, are you a doctor? Why your called the doc? Do you work in the dock? Do you own a docket? Are you documentary? Wazup?

bump for just_a_pup
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ElPietro
03-11-2002, 09:19 PM
Hey Wizard, whatsup bro

I hear what you're saying but one thing I was wondering...how can I apply this into a great forearm routine? Oh and what is the best carb-up for forearms? I didn't see it in my book NHE. Have you heard of this book? :confused::confused:

Bump for Wizard, look forward to your response bro!
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Wizard
03-12-2002, 03:38 AM
:bang:

MonStar1023
03-12-2002, 05:16 AM
LOL! Hehehehe...

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Cackerot69
03-12-2002, 08:33 AM
Bump for Wizard :cool: :cool:

MonStar1023
03-12-2002, 08:35 AM
Bump for Cackerot..

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Wizard
03-12-2002, 08:40 AM
Take my bump

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