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by Drew
Tue Jul 11, 2006 2:52 pm
Forum: Diet & Nutrition
Topic: protein calculations
Replies: 8
Views: 16033

Thanks, Tim!
by Drew
Tue Jul 11, 2006 8:17 am
Forum: Diet & Nutrition
Topic: protein calculations
Replies: 8
Views: 16033

You were talking about the usability of protein. Now we are getting into something similar the the Glycemic Index for carbs. With Protein, its similar. I has to do with bioavailability, i.e. how fully can that substance be assimilated, and how quickly. I haven't seen a chart in years, but I do know...
by Drew
Sun Jun 04, 2006 7:13 pm
Forum: Diet & Nutrition
Topic: Creatine vs Whey?
Replies: 15
Views: 31972

Interesting discussion with studies about creatine on t-nation. http://www.t-nation.com/readTopic.do;jsessionid=C41CC7082A7F5BC8A24D98179FB3C0B1.hydra?id=1085045 BTW how would I highlight t-nation and link the website to that word. This code {url= http://www.t-nation.com/ } ABCDEFG {/url} produces ...
by Drew
Wed May 31, 2006 6:31 pm
Forum: Diet & Nutrition
Topic: DMSO
Replies: 2
Views: 8750

Dimethylsulfoxide is a very good solvent, especially when it comes to traversing cellular membranes. My boss at my college job told me how some of the old-time chemists used to dissolve aspirin in DMSO and rub it on their hands for a quick fix to a headache. It takes whatever is dissolved in it into...
by Drew
Fri May 19, 2006 9:11 am
Forum: Diet & Nutrition
Topic: Microwaving Raw Eggs
Replies: 11
Views: 23165

Microwaving eggs is perfectly safe. Microwaves are electromagnetic radiation, the same as visible light, infrared light, ultraviolet light, and radio waves. It's not inherently dangerous. A microwave oven contains a special vacuum tube called a magnetron that emits EM radiation in the microwave regi...
by Drew
Tue May 09, 2006 9:06 pm
Forum: Diet & Nutrition
Topic: Liquid protein diet
Replies: 2
Views: 9233

I don't recall suffering from exhaustion at all. Though my frame of reference may be skewed because my wife was eight months pregnant at the time, so with taking care of two other small kids and her, plus working a lot of overtime, I know I wasn't getting much more than 5-6 hours of sleep a night to...
by Drew
Tue May 02, 2006 12:40 pm
Forum: General
Topic: lowering bf to single digit
Replies: 9
Views: 13721

dian in spokane wrote:life is too short for single digit bodyfat.

go dancing or something!

geez
True, but I'd like to at least get there one more time.

Call me sentimental. :D
by Drew
Tue Apr 04, 2006 9:28 am
Forum: Diet & Nutrition
Topic: Liquid protein diet
Replies: 2
Views: 9233

Liquid protein diet

During the month of February, I decided to try the velocity diet that I stumbled across while reading t-nation. It's basically just a liquid protein diet, despite the fancy name. I have to say I am very happy with the results. I went from 200 to 190 pounds in a month without losing muscle. The weigh...
by Drew
Thu Feb 09, 2006 3:44 pm
Forum: Diet & Nutrition
Topic: Abs Diet program, any good?
Replies: 6
Views: 16141

FWIW - A man who works for the same company I do, Blake Williams, took the Men's Health Abs Diet challenge last year and won their competition. Aside from losing 16 pounds in 6 weeks, he won a 2005 Mustang. Here's a little article about him. http://health.msn.com/dietnutrition/articlepage.aspx?cp-do...
by Drew
Tue Feb 07, 2006 7:56 am
Forum: from General
Topic: Post Workout Protein question/routine question.
Replies: 10
Views: 18889

I've read that you want to have approximately twice as many carbs immediately after a workout as protein (~80g carbs, 40g protein for a 200 lbs person) for a better recovery. Has anyone else heard this as well?
by Drew
Thu Feb 02, 2006 5:07 pm
Forum: from Diet
Topic: Food
Replies: 19
Views: 48429

I eat hard boiled eggs every day on the way to work. I'll usually eat 5 whites plus a whole egg. I tend to eat a lot of saturated fat, which is why I've cut back on eating all the yolks. But since eggs are cheap at the wholesale stores, I'll buy three or four dozen and boil them on the weekend.
by Drew
Tue Jan 24, 2006 10:15 am
Forum: General
Topic: 3-day split Jan06
Replies: 9
Views: 21117

thebigragu, Something I'm curious about, and this is a general question for anyone, is how do you warm up, if at all? And I'm not talking about a pre-workout warmup. Do you do a couple lightweight sets for each exercise before moving on to your "real" 3-4 sets at 6-10 reps or do you just start in on...
by Drew
Mon Jan 23, 2006 3:12 pm
Forum: Exercise Science
Topic: Stretching, Static and Dynamic, Studies?
Replies: 12
Views: 30426

I do about 10-15 minutes worth of stretching after my workout, starting at my head and working down to my legs, preferably after 5 minutes of light work on an exercise bike as a cooldown. I've noticed it's really helped me stretch better than ever before. I've never been able to touch my toes with m...
by Drew
Mon Jan 23, 2006 3:01 pm
Forum: from General
Topic: Changing your routine
Replies: 18
Views: 34499

Training to failure isn't bad per se, it's just that a lot of people can't handle doing it frequently. Going to failure on one or a few exercises every few weeks probably won't kill your workouts, so if it's something you enjoy, go for it. One key thing I don't think we discussed yet is diet. If al...
by Drew
Fri Jan 20, 2006 9:04 pm
Forum: from General
Topic: Changing your routine
Replies: 18
Views: 34499

Hey, I can use all the info you guys want to share. :D I've actually switched my routine this very week as I noticed I was sliding back in some of my exercises. Maybe this topic was foretelling something... LOL I had been doing two sets of a full body routine using a circuit style, with the second s...