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The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness

It’s 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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    Get Built - Issue 5 - By MariAnne Anderson - Dec 9th 2006

    This month Built talks about exercise and hives, insulin resistance and glycogen replenishment.

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    Another keeper!

    MariAnne - based on what I've just read (the last question to be specific,) it sounds as if consuming someting like 60g of carbs (Mix of mid/high GI) and 30g of whey protein about an hour before a workout is a good idea? I'll probably still do the shake after, because I enjoy gulping down 620 easy cals on a bulk.
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    Built, I get those hives all the time, never knew what they were from.....very informative article...

    And what in the name of jaysus is the chiquita banana song?
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    I agree with McVein

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    McVein - it's amazing how many people get the itchies from exercise and don't know what it is - until you mention it. We need some sort of meathead support group or something.

    But enough talk - on to the Chiquita Banana song:

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    lmfao!
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    I agree with McVein

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    I suspect I too am insulin resistant, since I've cut back on carbs I've lost nearly 25 in a few weeks (some of which I can attribute to water I'm sure).

    Great read. I would have though Post Workout nutrition to be more important then pre workout nutrition, now I know!

    In your article however, are you hinting at ketosis when your talking about how glycogen will be spared for the brain when on low carb diets? What are your personal opinions/experiences on ketosis (and from what I understand its inherit ability to switch your bodily fuel source indirectly to fat)?

    Is it generally a good idea to do something like that if your insulin resistant?

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    I have a number of feelings with regard to ketosis, none of them negative. I stayed in ketosis for many months when I did Atkins and I was fine. I'm not sure what you're asking, but ketosis is normal in a healthy body - my understanding of it is that we slip in and out of ketosis over the course of a day as we store and retrieve fat.

    Glad you found the article helpful.

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    I have a friend who gets the itchies but only when the temperature is too COOL. Antihistimine works for her, too. As long as it is warm enough she doesn't have a problem. Weird.

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    5’7” tall, 131 lbs, 43 years old, female

    BMR = 1337.65
    BUILT'S BMR is l33t!
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    Built, awesome article!

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    Quote Originally Posted by D Breyer View Post
    BUILT'S BMR is l33t!
    Don't you forget it baby. I'm t3h r0xx0rz

    ArchAngel777 - thank you very much! Oh - I've been meaning to ask - does 777 mean you're the neighbour of the beast?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Built View Post
    Don't you forget it baby. I'm t3h r0xx0rz

    ArchAngel777 - thank you very much! Oh - I've been meaning to ask - does 777 mean you're the neighbour of the beast?

    My name is Gabriel, my parents named me after the Arch Angel, Gabriel in the Bible. So, you know... Actually, I prefer to use my real name on forums, but since Gabriel is ALWAYS taken (not sure why this is) I can never get it. So, I decide to use an alias to elude to my real name. The 777 is opposite to the 666 beast number (which ironically is actually 686, translation error!). So in a nutshell my handle means this:

    Arch Angel = Gabriel

    777 = Good

    I am Gabriel, with an alignment of Lawful-Good (D & D!!! Woot!) Yes, I will be a Paladin

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    Quote Originally Posted by ArchAngel777 View Post
    My name is Gabriel, my parents named me after the Arch Angel, Gabriel in the Bible. So, you know... Actually, I prefer to use my real name on forums, but since Gabriel is ALWAYS taken (not sure why this is) I can never get it. So, I decide to use an alias to elude to my real name. The 777 is opposite to the 666 beast number (which ironically is actually 686, translation error!). So in a nutshell my handle means this:

    Arch Angel = Gabriel

    777 = Good

    I am Gabriel, with an alignment of Lawful-Good (D & D!!! Woot!) Yes, I will be a Paladin
    From all I've read, the mistranslation was 616, not 686.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Number_of_the_Beast
    http://www.google.com/search?q=616+mark+beast

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    You are correct Gal, but that wasn't really the point of the post anyway. The point was that it has been mistranslated.
    Last edited by ArchAngel777; 02-01-2007 at 09:17 AM.

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    Your back looks insanely awesome in this one, MariAnne. The striations are insane.

    Last edited by sCaRz*Of*PaiN; 12-13-2006 at 01:16 AM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sCaRz*Of*PaiN View Post
    Your back looks insanely awesome in this one, MariAnne. The striations are insane.

    Thanks sCaRz!


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    I just fixed a few bits in the article and added in a new picture
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    The striations coming out of your shoulders are what really gets me. Looks almost...not...real. Keep up the good work.

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    Hey Built,

    Great Article, I'm gonna go buy some Dextros this week for my Pre-workout shake. A couple of questions...I've heard around that if you can't find Dextros, Sweet Tarts are 100% dextrose. Is this true? The closest place that sells it from me is a little bit of a hike, so I'll probably order some online, but in the mean time, I'd like something.

    My Second question is about the Anabolic window that happens right after you lift. I understand how protien intake is very important during this time, but what is happening with that protien during this time? A lot of other articles I've read state that almost all muscle building occurs at night during sleep. Is this true?

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    Quote Originally Posted by NewTriathlete View Post
    My Second question is about the Anabolic window that happens right after you lift. I understand how protien intake is very important during this time, but what is happening with that protien during this time? A lot of other articles I've read state that almost all muscle building occurs at night during sleep. Is this true?

    Unless you're in a starved state and haven't eaten anything solid for 24 hours, or have just somehow depleted ALL the glycogen in your body (you'd be dead) chances are you have more than enough amino acids in your gut being digested to assist in repair, and enough carbohydrates to prevent immediate catabolism.

    Most important thing to get in is a small amount of simple carbohydrates to bring your blood sugar back up quickly. You'll feel better. But other than that, the post-workout shake is one of the biggest pieces of marketing hype ever thrown out by supp companies.

    This is not to say they're useless for endurance athletes, bodybuilders or strength athletes who are cutting weight, etc... nor is it to say that electrolyte/carb recovery drinks are worthless.

    But don't worry about the silly anabolic window. It's not an window. It's a god damn barn door that you can fit a truck through, and it's always open.

    And maltodextrin... has too many different structures depending on the starch it's derived from, but essentially they are all processed quickly and easily by the gut, quickly stripped down into various simple sugars for processing. Of course, there are issues regarding malto versus dextrose concentrations in sports drinks for dehydrated athletes (osmolality issues, etc.), but those are nothing to worry about unless you're taking in your malto in a dehydrated, critical state.

    So, essentially, there's no difference between using malto and using dextrose.
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    I believe you're right about the sweet tarts, but you should be able to get dex really cheap at a u-brew.

    My understanding of the "anabolic window" is your body starts fixing the damage you just did as soon as it has the raw materials with which to do so. You want the insulin to deliver the goods, and of course sleep is when a lot of healing happens, which is, after all, what this is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Built View Post
    I believe you're right about the sweet tarts, but you should be able to get dex really cheap at a u-brew.

    My understanding of the "anabolic window" is your body starts fixing the damage you just did as soon as it has the raw materials with which to do so. You want the insulin to deliver the goods, and of course sleep is when a lot of healing happens, which is, after all, what this is.
    Just make sure you read the ingredients. There are many variations of sweet tarts and some of them use dextrose, some of them don't.

    The best source of dextrose besides dextrose of course would probably be the candy known as "smarties". That is what I use.

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    I have more question. How important is it to mix Dextrose and Maltodextrin, would the results be similiar if I just used Maltodextrin? I'm finding that adding the proper ammount Dextrose to my shake makes it a bit too sweet for my tastes and makes me feel really bloated, but I do not have the same experience with using the same ammount of just Maltodextrin.

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