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by jtw
Thu Mar 12, 2009 3:38 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Workout Help
Replies: 4
Views: 3048

i'm in about the same boat as you. while i don't have any specific workout advice, it seems to be acknowledged here that intense cardio can somewhat inhibit your progress with weights. are you trying to lose weight, gain strength or mass, or what? what are your goals, and where are you starting from?
by jtw
Tue Mar 10, 2009 9:24 am
Forum: General
Topic: strange twingey spasm thing
Replies: 11
Views: 5378

i'll occasionally get those - like you mentioned, in the shoulder/delt, and i'll occasionally get it on my right or left quad as well.

i always assumed it was stress- and sleep-related since when i'm "feeling good" they've never been a symptom, but the magnesium idea is interesting as well.
by jtw
Thu Mar 05, 2009 1:02 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Advice needed: What needs to be improved in this workout?
Replies: 16
Views: 7628

how'd you get such a big pineapple for an avatar?
by jtw
Wed Feb 04, 2009 10:27 am
Forum: Diet & Nutrition
Topic: A question about some vegetable proteins...
Replies: 11
Views: 8383

what about some cottage cheese before bed? no fiber like spinach, but it's a great low-fat protein source.
by jtw
Tue Jan 27, 2009 2:15 pm
Forum: Diet & Nutrition
Topic: Best booze to drink
Replies: 25
Views: 16002

as I understand it, vodka and clear spirits are the least calorie-laden sources of alcohol, because there is less residual sugar (ignoring that many people mix them with other sugary liquids like Coke or tonic). I would suggest you find alcohol you truly like (wine, whiskey, beer, whatever), and you...
by jtw
Tue Jan 27, 2009 2:10 pm
Forum: Diet & Nutrition
Topic: Best booze to drink
Replies: 25
Views: 16002

The 64 cal beers are sort of misleading. They're under 3% alcohol (by volume), where a regular MGD is 4.7% ABV. In order to consume the same amount of alcohol, you need to drink 3 or more "64's" for each 2 regulars, and the calories just about balance out. Plus, they just taste like watered down MGD...
by jtw
Thu Jan 22, 2009 9:48 am
Forum: Psychology
Topic: Since there is a movie topic how about...
Replies: 17
Views: 39663

i find that the beat helps most, more than the music itself. an upbeat tempo helps me keep pace, especially with cardio. while lifting, i'm mostly indifferent to the music since i'm focusing more on the lift itself.
by jtw
Thu Jan 22, 2009 9:43 am
Forum: Exercise Science
Topic: Jogging on Threadmill, cannot run fast
Replies: 9
Views: 17283

treadmill running isn't for everyone - i can't take it for more than 20 minutes myself. if it's strictly for cardio (and not for running/training) then an elliptical machine might be a good alternative. are you already a good runner? is the problem that you have trouble specifically with running on ...
by jtw
Thu Jan 22, 2009 9:39 am
Forum: General
Topic: Why is it that people...
Replies: 39
Views: 19338

the first time i didn't use the collars (out of laziness) on a curl bar, i dumped my weights. the plates slid off like they were greased, so since then i won't forgo them. occasionally i see people benching or whatever without them and i wonder why, since it doesn't take much effort to put them on a...
by jtw
Wed Dec 10, 2008 10:49 am
Forum: Diet & Nutrition
Topic: Best breakfast?
Replies: 10
Views: 7023

so it seems that eggs and oatmeal are common themes, which is just about the response i expected.

i really wanted to make sure i wasn't missing some "miracle" breakfast food, or if there was a reason not to eat any particular breakfast foods.

how are people's feelings on real eggs vs egg beaters?
by jtw
Tue Dec 09, 2008 2:59 pm
Forum: Diet & Nutrition
Topic: Best breakfast?
Replies: 10
Views: 7023

Best breakfast?

There are lots of great options for breakfast, but is there a "best" food or combination of foods? It seems difficult to meet both protein AND fiber needs at breakfast. Most mornings my breakfast is a bowl of whole grain cereal (minimum 4 grams of fiber per serving) with milk. Often it's unsweetened...