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IronKidd
06-12-2005, 02:53 PM
How do dill pickles stand in body building, full of carbs? Or do they not really have much in them at all so it doesn't matter anyway? I love them but not sure how much I should be eating.

shootermcgavin7
06-12-2005, 03:19 PM
Most pickles have roughly 5 cals total. I would be more concerned with the Sodium than any carbs...

Vapour Trails
06-12-2005, 03:28 PM
What he said - Next to no calories, but loaded with salt.

Built
06-12-2005, 03:29 PM
And outside of contest prep, sodium may actually help you stay anabolic. So enjoy your pickles, big guy!

shootermcgavin7
06-12-2005, 04:27 PM
And outside of contest prep, sodium may actually help you stay anabolic.



It can also raise your blood pressure, especially if you're consuming a lot of calories....

Built
06-12-2005, 05:22 PM
Unless you have high blood pressure to worry about, this isn't really a problem.

I consume extra salt while cutting.

Jabberwocky
06-12-2005, 08:08 PM
Salt helps with pumps. Worthless yes, but cool none the less.

shootermcgavin7
06-12-2005, 08:23 PM
Unless you have high blood pressure to worry about, this isn't really a problem.


I agree; although I think its probably something a lot of bodybuilders don't monitor. Obviously males are more prone to it than females (which automatically gets you off the hook); and putting on a lot of weight (even if you're 2 1/2 % bf) still makes you prone.

For example, I was 6'1" 155lb as a college pitcher, I'm 6'2" 215lb now an I can probably at least compete with my college self in a mile run. In other words, I'm still in relatively good shape; but my bp is a lot higher, simply because of the weight I put on, even though most of it is muscle.


I realize this probably belongs in the Gen Health thread, but watch your damned blood pressure, you damned bodybuilders.

Mine is still medium-high, but I keep a close watch on it just because. You can lift an hour a day; but the excess weight might still cause an increased bp.

Built
06-13-2005, 07:08 PM
Salt helps with pumps. Worthless yes, but cool none the less.

Not necessarily worthless...

http://chemo.net/sodium-.htm

bigsethmeister
06-14-2005, 11:46 AM
Not necessarily worthless...

http://chemo.net/sodium-.htm

Some more info here...


http://www.abcbodybuilding.com/magazine03/sodium.htm

You know what's funny? I LOVE salt on my hardboiled eggs but was not using it until I read this stuff. Now I get to use it again. That makes me happy. :)

Built
06-14-2005, 02:19 PM
I'm glad I made you happy. Salt makes me happy, too.

Mmmm....salt....

Great article, by the way. Dextrose/Maltodextrin relative osmolality discussion, too.

spencerjrus
06-14-2005, 04:22 PM
Salt is freaking pure gold.

Paul Stagg
06-14-2005, 04:28 PM
My suggestion: Learn how to read a nutrition label or look up this information on the web.

getfit
06-14-2005, 04:28 PM
i love salt but i can go overboard!