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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    Former Fatass Unreal's Avatar
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    Carbs effect on sleep

    Recently on my current cut, I've been having trouble sleeping. I find if I get to sleep I'm up an hour or two later and this repeats through the night. If I have a bowl of oatmeal right before sleep or when I wake up, I pass out and get a good nights rest. Is there a reason for this? I think my weightloss and strength gains have got better since I started having a carb+protein meal right before bed.
    For some reason having a protein+fat meal before bed just doesn't do it.
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    Hulking bulking bruiser Minotaur's Avatar
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    Carbs have a sedating effect. They're used in producing serotonin, the "feel good" brain neurotransmitter. That's one reason why if you have a lot of carbs for lunch, you feel sleepy in the afternoon. That's the simple short version. I don't know the scientific details.

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