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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?

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    Mystic Eric
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    Meals a day:

    Ok, I came up with an idea that will help me save some time during a day because time is something I don't have enough of because of school, training, clothes washing, cooking etc.

    I'm trying to gain mass right now (I wouldn't really say it's heavy bulking but I'm just doing things slowly). Let's say if I just eat 4 meals a day and make them big meals like 1000 calorie meals and I get 4000 calories for that day, is that way ok? Rather than eating 5 meals a day and eating 800 calories each meal, would 1000 calories for 4 meals be sufficient?

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    Yup.
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    Take some ALA and maybe even some digestive enzymes. Although most are crap you can find some good ones out there.
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    "Test all things; hold fast what is good.": 1 Thessalonians 5:21

    "I do not understand what I do. For what I want to do I do not do, but what I hate I do. And if I do what I do not want to do, I agree that the law is good. As it is, it is no longer I myself who do it, but it is sin living in me. I know that nothing good lives in me, that is, in my sinful nature. For I have the desire to do what is good, but I cannot carry it out. For what I do is not the good I want to do; no, the evil I do not want to do--this I keep on doing. Now if I do what I do not want to do, it is no longer I who do it, but it is sin living in me that does it.
    So I find this law at work: When I want to do good, evil is right there with me. For in my inner being I delight in God's law; but I see another law at work in the members of my body, waging war against the law of my mind and making me a prisoner of the law of sin at work within my members. What a wretched man I am! Who will rescue me from this body of death? Thanks be to God--through Jesus Christ our Lord!"
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    Carefull of eating too many calories all at once. If your gonna eat 4 meal instead of 5 ensure most are of the lower GI variety !
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    Make sure that you are getting enough protein, becasue the less meals that you eat, the more likely you are to get less protein. I also understand that you body can only process so much protein at one time. Actually I think I am going to start a thread on that very subject.

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    Originally posted by Maki Riddington
    Take some ALA and maybe even some digestive enzymes. Although most are crap you can find some good ones out there.
    Maki, question: Just curious why you think ALA will make a difference in this scenario?

    Not questioning you, just curious for your reasoning.
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    At a 1000 cals per meal the bulk of his cals are going to be coming from (hopefully) lower glycemic carbs, not high glycemic carbs.
    I believe he eats a fairly substantial amount of carbs at each sitting. Correct me if I'm wrong Eric. Taking ALA will decrease the percentage that will not make it into the muscle cell. And increase the percentage that will be driven into the muscle cell then if he didn't take it at all.

    Of course if I'm off about his carb intake then I wouldn't have suggested him taking it in the first place.
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    "Test all things; hold fast what is good.": 1 Thessalonians 5:21

    "I do not understand what I do. For what I want to do I do not do, but what I hate I do. And if I do what I do not want to do, I agree that the law is good. As it is, it is no longer I myself who do it, but it is sin living in me. I know that nothing good lives in me, that is, in my sinful nature. For I have the desire to do what is good, but I cannot carry it out. For what I do is not the good I want to do; no, the evil I do not want to do--this I keep on doing. Now if I do what I do not want to do, it is no longer I who do it, but it is sin living in me that does it.
    So I find this law at work: When I want to do good, evil is right there with me. For in my inner being I delight in God's law; but I see another law at work in the members of my body, waging war against the law of my mind and making me a prisoner of the law of sin at work within my members. What a wretched man I am! Who will rescue me from this body of death? Thanks be to God--through Jesus Christ our Lord!"
    Romans 7:14-25

    "Judo is not about strength. Yet in the learning curve, all Judokas get strong. Only with time do you learn where to apply that strength."
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    Fair enough.
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    the ALA will definetly help with the high carb meals

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    Whats ALA?

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    alpha lipoic acid. it is a great anti-oxidant for the liver and it also has some nutrient partitioning properties

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    Originally posted by Maki Riddington
    At a 1000 cals per meal the bulk of his cals are going to be coming from (hopefully) lower glycemic carbs, not high glycemic carbs.
    I believe he eats a fairly substantial amount of carbs at each sitting. Correct me if I'm wrong Eric. Taking ALA will decrease the percentage that will not make it into the muscle cell. And increase the percentage that will be driven into the muscle cell then if he didn't take it at all.

    Of course if I'm off about his carb intake then I wouldn't have suggested him taking it in the first place.

    Well I've actually upped my fat a lot. I have 2 tablespoons of Udo's flax and I'm also eating more protein. I'm not eating as many carbs as I did in the summer.

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    Originally posted by LAM
    alpha lipoic acid. it is a great anti-oxidant for the liver and it also has some nutrient partitioning properties
    Depends how you look at it.

    Thinking of 'nutrient partitioning' in the way that it partitions calories to a more favourable tissue (muscle) over a less favourable one (fat).

    Problem is, ALA isn't selective on the types of cell it works on.
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    Is taking ALA with creatine a good idea. I know that MuscleTech puts it in theirs.

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