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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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    Protein Shake late at night

    I'm currently on a cut and trying to do the normal things i.e. lose fat and retain muscle. Assuming it doesn't increase my caloric intake for the day, does a protein shake an hour or two before I go to bed help or hinder my progress?
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    i don't see the problem.Try some cottage cheese as well.Do you mix your shake with water?
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    I have done it with water lately, I used to use milk, but figured water was probably better due to less sugar.
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    Total calories matter. A shake before bed or if you wake up during the night is a good idea to keep your body from burning LBM.
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    Ide have a slower digesting protein then whey. Cheese is good.
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    Id prefer to eat cottage cheese. More satisfying.

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    Slower digesting protein before bedtime is a fantastic idea. ALso, perhaps eating a small portion of fat would help too. I know cottage cheese is a good one, but I think it's disgusting. Currently I have a whey+casein shake in milk with a handful of almonds.

    I also have4g of BCAA capsules sitting next to my water glass, so if I wake up at 4am, I take them and go back to sleep!

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    Right now I'm not really concerned about taste, so I can down some cottage cheese instead of a shake if it makes a difference.
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    CC is a better idea =)
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    I have a question that sprt of relates to this topic. I hope it is appropriate to post it in this thread vs. starting a new topic.

    On a cut, how late would you want to eat the CC before going to bed. I thought you did not want to eat immediately before bed so would it be best to eat 1/2 hour before going to bed? 1 hour?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Unreal View Post
    Total calories matter. A shake before bed or if you wake up during the night is a good idea to keep your body from burning LBM.
    Probably a newbie question.....but what is LBM short for?
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    Quote Originally Posted by FireRescue View Post
    I have a question that sprt of relates to this topic. I hope it is appropriate to post it in this thread vs. starting a new topic.

    On a cut, how late would you want to eat the CC before going to bed. I thought you did not want to eat immediately before bed so would it be best to eat 1/2 hour before going to bed? 1 hour?

    Thanks.
    As long as your within your caloric intake you can eat right before sleep, it keeps you from going catabolic in the middle of the night.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Superman250 View Post
    Probably a newbie question.....but what is LBM short for?
    LBM = lean body mass
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    Quote Originally Posted by XxH0LyWaRsxX View Post
    As long as your within your caloric intake you can eat right before sleep, it keeps you from going catabolic in the middle of the night.
    Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Unholy View Post
    As long as your within your caloric intake you can eat right before sleep, it keeps you from going catabolic in the middle of the night.
    I was reading some info the other day that suggest not eating, especially carbs, to close to sleeping because the insulin response from the food will inhinit the natural GH production we have while we sleep.

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