Wednesday, 9 November 2011

Overrated Supplements articles are usually fairly superficial, this one is interesting though.

I'll stick to casein protein when I haven't eaten much meat on training days and BCAAs before working out.

Note: Written by Alan Aragon who used to be against intermittent fasting and is now a supporter of

Other Leangains links to read:

Bodybuilding celebrity Lee Labrada sets world record in nutritional ignorance Read the truth here

Candy, Cocaine, Autism and Schizophrenia | Scientific American

New study challenges the widely held assumption 'a calorie is a calorie' Cooked and processed food yields more energy.

Posted this before, but i think it is really important, because i see that a lot people here want to go in a 30-40% deficit, thinking in optimal and faster fat loss, but things do not happen like this...
From Emma Leigh(google if you do not know who is she):

Many people grossly underestimate the time it is going to take them to reach their goal weight, which generally results in frustration, disappointment, and a fall from the diet wagon.
So I just wanted to point everyone to this:

It points out that a '3500 cal deficit' will NOT always = 1# weight loss... <-- this generic calculation fails to take into consideration the many differences seen in individuals (gender, age, race, starting weight, impact after prolonged dieting, etc).

I encourage you to check out the link, and take advantage of this funky timeline tool here: which should give you an understanding of realistic timelines associated with weight loss.

Be sure to use the 'advanced tools' when doing so, as these allow you to enter things like your RMR calculations and % carbs calories and bodyfat and what not. Also check out the visual stuff (easier to understand) - as it gives you lots of different options when assessing data (check out the different timeline graphs / tabulated data etc).

Even with that said - at the end of the day it is still just 'another prediction equation' that isn't always going to be accurate. There will always be people who fall outside of these results.
So remember to maintain some common sense

Effects of Resistance vs. Aerobic Training Combined With an 800 Calorie Liquid Diet on Lean Body Mass

to all LG'ers, who wonder im very lean but still cant see their abs, should i STILL CUT for more definition? here is ur answer, READ THIS:

They are now doing Intermittent Fasting at Xtreme Couture MMA gym in Las Vegas. Check out Ray Sefo at 9.58mins. Martin your knowledge sure doe get around

Hollywood grade Fuckarounditis!

Doctors don't know shit about diet, new study finds That people assume otherwise is unfortunate.

Workout tune:

Worst spotter in the world: Bloody Idiot :P

Why does explaining why a cupcake is delicious make us love it less? 

Japanese girl sets new world record in jumping rope - YouTube This is pretty crazy.

High-protein/high-dairy diet supports bone health during fat loss and exercise New study for the vegans to chew on.
Juice Plus + ® Provides the nutritional essence of 17 different fruits, vegetables and grains in a convenient capsule form. Click here to learn more.

It is a nice article but has a few misconseptions: "After a meal, some of the glucose not used immediately for fuel travels to the liver or skeletal muscles, where it is converted to a compound called Glycogen--through a process called glycogenesis--and stored for energy. Any excess glucose is stored in adipose tissue as fat." The convertion of glucose to fat in humans is a metabolical pathway not that easy, it needs days of overfeeding carbs to ocur. And it says that fatty acids need carbs in order to be oxided, not necesarily, i do not want to become a pro carb pro fat discution, but chech tha facts
Directed by Lee Fulkerson. With Joey Aucoin, Neal Barnard, Gene Baur, San'Dera Brantley-Nation. Examines the profound claim that most, if not all, of the degenerative diseases that afflict us can be controlled, or even reversed, by rejecting our present menu of animal-based and processed foods.

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