His AARR newsletter is amazing. He's also a REALLY nice guy. I had to cancel my membership because I didn't want to forget about it and it take out another $10 (I'm a poor college kid).Jungledoc wrote:I was reading the free sample issue of Alan Aragon's newsletter (which I'd love to subscribe to) which reviews several exercise nutrition studies relating to peri exercise nutrition. He makes the point that one needs amino acids during and after workout to promote protein syntheses, but that one only needs a modest amount of carbs to prevent catabolysis. Larger amounts of carbs are needed to restore glycogen stores quickly only if you are planning on more exercise within the next day or so. Otherwise ordinary eating will restore glycogen adequately.
I do a protein shake pre-workout only if I haven't eaten for a few hours. I do a scoop of whey and a couple of teaspoons of table sugar (since that's all I have). I usually have supper within an hour of the workout. Otherwise, I try to grab some sort of snack, preferably high-prot, but that's not always around. Sometimes snag some of the partly-prepared supper!
When I did that, it automatically cancelled my membership, even though I had just paid 3 days prior to that for the month!
So, I emailed him and he said it was np and he set me up a temporary account to lat the remaining 27 days of my subscription.
As soon as I get my first paycheck or my student aid (I'm working for the school in the fall) I'm going to be subscribing to it - some of it is information I already knew/assumed, but it's good reading the actual RESEARCH behind it and layman's terms.
I'd recommend anyone who doesn't have a subscription go pay for one, $10/mo and you get ALL the back issues. There's something like 40 issues up there and they're all 5-10 pages long reviewing various studies and health issues in the press.