The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness
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The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness

Itís no secret that when people contradict themselves, it has the effect of making the flaws in their actions or statements seem glaringly obvious. But what about when WE ourselves get caught contradicting ourselves by someone else?

By: Nick Tumminello Added: January 6th, 2014
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    Eating Before or After Nap?

    Hey guys, as i recently got to college the amount of sleep i get per night has decreased from my school-free summer. This is not by choice but because of typical dorm ****. Loud drunks and whatnot. So my sleep is down to about 8 hours a night from 10 during the summer. So to compensate for my loss of sleep i take a 1-1.5 hour nap in the afternoon. My intuition tells me that i should eat one of my six meals before I take a nap so my body can use the nutrient to help repair the muscles from my workouts although thats just what makes sense in my head. Do yall know if its better to eat before or after a nap? What do yall do? Thanks!
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    Smeagol on Steroids Mercuryblade's Avatar
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    It probably doesn't really matter.
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    i just ate. im going to go take a nap
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    Quote Originally Posted by ApieceofMEAT View Post
    Hey guys, as i recently got to college the amount of sleep i get per night has decreased from my school-free summer. This is not by choice but because of typical dorm ****. Loud drunks and whatnot. So my sleep is down to about 8 hours a night from 10 during the summer. So to compensate for my loss of sleep i take a 1-1.5 hour nap in the afternoon. My intuition tells me that i should eat one of my six meals before I take a nap so my body can use the nutrient to help repair the muscles from my workouts although thats just what makes sense in my head. Do yall know if its better to eat before or after a nap? What do yall do? Thanks!
    it does matter if u eat then go to sleep you can have acid leak from your stomach and cause issues i used to do it all the time and it messed me up bad
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bonez View Post
    it does matter if u eat then go to sleep you can have acid leak from your stomach and cause issues i used to do it all the time and it messed me up bad
    Oh crap I totally forgot about the acid leak. You may have saved the OP's life.
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    ^--Very irresponsible of you.

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    are you talking about acid reflux?
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    Every body's different ... that being said ...

    I ate a cup of cottage cheese before I went to bed last night.

    I'm still here and doing quite well, thank you. Sleep for 7 hours = extended nap.
    me: so this is the "pump" you speak of
    me: I could never figure out what people were talking about
    Relentless: like an all over body hardon, yeah


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