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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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    What to eat post-cardio?

    My cardio consists of 5 minutes jogging, followed by 20 minutes of alternating 1-min sprints and 1-min jog.

    After I'm done, what's the best eating strategy? Right now I'm having about 200 calories of fibrous carbs and protein (usually tuna and vegetables) about 45 minutes after I've finished. Is this not enough?

    Any advice would be helpful.

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    Get some quick acting carbs in you with some protein. My recommendation is a protein shake for the quicker absorption and some simple sugars. Bread or bagel, some sugared cereal etc. It will help to replenish your carb stores. I'd also try to get it in sooner than 45 minutes later.

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    This depends on if you're cutting or what.

    If you're really trying to burn the fat then wait your 45 minutes and make it some complex carbs and protein. I think you're on the right track.

    Why would you want to do cardio then eat a bunch of suger and get your insulin spike just to store more fat? In 20 minutes you arn't using much of your muscle glycogen rather probably liver and blood stores.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LuvDaPump
    This depends on if you're cutting or what.

    If you're really trying to burn the fat then wait your 45 minutes and make it some complex carbs and protein. I think you're on the right track.

    Why would you want to do cardio then eat a bunch of suger and get your insulin spike just to store more fat? In 20 minutes you arn't using much of your muscle glycogen rather probably liver and blood stores.
    High-intensity cardio is the equivalent to a workout, hence the need for carbs and protein right after.

    After high-intensity cardio: carbs + protein (right away)
    After low-moderate intensity cardio: fat + protein (here you can wait an hour and then eat)

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