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by Ricky
Fri Aug 27, 2010 4:21 pm
Forum: Diet & Nutrition
Topic: Post Workout Meal
Replies: 6
Views: 10686

Re: Post Workout Meal

I have a little concern about my post workout meal. I know it's known to be the most important meal when you workout. But I also hear that you are best to NOT eat anything after 7pm and sleep 10pm to 6am. I wouldn't worry about it that much. The companies that sell all those nutritional products tr...
by Ricky
Fri Aug 27, 2010 3:49 pm
Forum: General
Topic: When to recomend steady state cardio
Replies: 51
Views: 14299

That's raw calories burned during the exercise though. You also get the elevated metabolism for a day or so with the intervals. Cardio in general boosts metabolism though I haven't seen any research isolate any type of interval training over another type of training with a similar time/intensity. I...
by Ricky
Fri Aug 27, 2010 3:46 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Can cardio cause weight gain?
Replies: 24
Views: 15531

I think he means 5 points. As in 9 to 19%. That seems a little high though. I meant +/-5% bodyfat though that's really just a guess, or course. From having it measured myself I can tell you it's been at LEAST that much. The first time I ever had it tested they said my bodyfat was <2% when it was al...
by Ricky
Wed Aug 25, 2010 6:36 pm
Forum: General
Topic: When to recomend steady state cardio
Replies: 51
Views: 14299

And I'm pretty sure that you can burn more calories with aerobic activity than anaerobic. The charts in the books I have at home say aerobic workouts burn more calories per hour than anaerobic and I tend to believe them... Aerobic exercise is definitely more efficient for burning fat but there's no...
by Ricky
Wed Aug 25, 2010 5:43 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Can cardio cause weight gain?
Replies: 24
Views: 15531

The body fat measurement was done using bio-impedance analysis. I know it's not perfect but I would expect it be somewhere around where I'm actually at. I'm naturally lean. Unless they are using a dunk tank, the way they are measuring your bodyfat will have a greater margin of error than what you a...
by Ricky
Wed Aug 25, 2010 5:28 pm
Forum: Exercise Science
Topic: Fat VS Muscle gain - how much fat is acceptable
Replies: 15
Views: 11196

Re: Fat VS Muscle gain - how much fat is acceptable

Also... So, my question is, which seemed simple in my head but is a little difficult to articulate, should I stay under 20% body fat whilst reaching my original weight (16st/102kg) - with the logic that I now have more muscle therefore at the same as my original weight, my fat should be lower than b...
by Ricky
Wed Aug 25, 2010 5:23 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Targeting different parts of your HAMSTRING
Replies: 16
Views: 6917

The concept of "upper" and "lower" hamstrings has never made sense to me. I don't think there really are, but if your'e trying to work it from different angles something like the glute-ham raises would be the right idea since you're basically doing the opposite movement as the curl. Personally, I j...
by Ricky
Wed Aug 25, 2010 1:17 pm
Forum: Exercise Science
Topic: Fat VS Muscle gain - how much fat is acceptable
Replies: 15
Views: 11196

don't be a fatty
by Ricky
Tue Aug 24, 2010 6:59 pm
Forum: General
Topic: When to recomend steady state cardio
Replies: 51
Views: 14299

I'll just do 45 mins or so of high intensity running (185-195 BPM).

Get the best of both worlds.
by Ricky
Mon Aug 09, 2010 11:06 pm
Forum: Diet & Nutrition
Topic: Single Digit Bodyfat without Cardio
Replies: 39
Views: 22158

No way you are forcing your body to gain more muscle than it wants to hold (from an evolutionary perspective) and then keeping ALL the muscle on a calorie deficit. It isn't happening as a natty. If you're already where you want to be in terms of bf, why would you need to be in a calorie deficit? Yo...
by Ricky
Mon Aug 09, 2010 10:50 pm
Forum: General
Topic: question about zinc and muscle
Replies: 17
Views: 3886

Zinc can have a positive impact on testosterone levels.

The amount you normally get in your diet may be sufficient though, I don't know.
by Ricky
Sat Aug 07, 2010 5:44 pm
Forum: Diet & Nutrition
Topic: Single Digit Bodyfat without Cardio
Replies: 39
Views: 22158

Muscle is pretty hard to lose. ? :eek: There is a reason people risk their life and health loading up on drugs while cutting, and it isn't for fun. Your body doesn't want to hold onto muscle in a calorie deficit. It is more expensive in a caloric sense. Without a stimulus to hold it, your body will...
by Ricky
Sat Aug 07, 2010 5:30 pm
Forum: General
Topic: 5X5
Replies: 10
Views: 2265

If you want to feel that sore like you got a good workout you should probably be doing closer to where I'm at and blast one muscle group each day with a bunch of workouts for different angles. If you're doing that you definitely shouldn't be doing each group 3 times a week... Maybe once. If you're b...
by Ricky
Sat Aug 07, 2010 2:25 am
Forum: ExRx lounge
Topic: mate's hotmail's been hacked...
Replies: 9
Views: 6149

Well, first you'll want to check the mail headers for the path to make sure it actually came from your ISP's mail server. If it didn't, someone is just forging it (and there's nothing you can do at that point because it's probably a server in Lybia or some $h1t ). If it's your actual account you sho...
by Ricky
Sat Aug 07, 2010 2:14 am
Forum: Diet & Nutrition
Topic: Single Digit Bodyfat without Cardio
Replies: 39
Views: 22158

Muscle is pretty hard to lose. It will happen with a protein deficiency but otherwise your body isn't just going to start burning off all your muscle. Even with extremely low calories your body releases a hormone to help stop this from happening (well until it needs it, like if there is not enough p...