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    Default Recipes For Disaster: What's Your List of Things to Avoid?

    We all have heard stories of what NOT to mix or what to be careful taking TOO MUCH of. I think it's important to share that information with others. Here are 3 things I've learned.Please add more to the list. What are your top Recipes for Disaster?

    1.Don't Over Do it on the protein
    -You wanna get "Huge" well taking 6scoops of whey isn't going to get it done. Your body can't process all that. Your not only wasting "Money" but you could also harm your kidneys.
    2. Creatine isn't just found online It's found in FOODS AND in the BODY TOO There is Creatine in Beef,Chicken and Fish. It is also produced naturally in the liver(mainly) Creatine helps boost your power output and also helps to build lean mass. It boosts muscle contractions by fueling ATPs(high energy molecules) that are bound by phospates. Creatine's job is to replenish the phospates so ATPs keep running. Creatine supplement increases the volume of available fuel for these reactions in the body. (Go Back to school,Read up on this stuff its complicated, don't just PUT STUFF in your body, know what it is doing)
    3.Protein- Stop asking what the BEST PROTEIN is. The BEST PROTEIN is FOOD! There is no company that makes a better protein thank fresh organic, farm-raised chicken, fish, or beef. That is the best source now anything less than food, is a "supplement" and just know your body doesn't absorb 100% of this because it isn't natural. With that being said, I pick the protein that tastes the best. :-) Why? Because it isn't food, but I don't want to eat cardboard if I'm not eating food! :-)

    Those are my top three. What are some of your Recipes for Disaster?
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    1. There is a reason it hurts. Stop complaining that you can't do a certain exercise because it hurts too much. If it hurts, then you are obviously doing too much, have bad form, or a combination of the two. Find out the reason why it it hurting: find out what is hurt, get it fixed by the doctor; have bad form - fix it; using too much weight - use less.

    2. You're ego doesn't lift the weight. Just because you think you're the biggest baddest bro in the gym because you've got a 315 "bench", a 135 "curl", and a below-bodyweight squat (but that doesn't count) doesn't mean you're strong. Leave your ego at the door, or in your gym locker with your yellowing athletic supporter that has the "haven't-been-washed.....ever" smell and do some real work when you're in the gym.

    3. Squat. Enough said. If not, see #1.

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    Wild caught fish > Farm raised fish
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    There are many many more articles just like this one..

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    thinking carbs at night will be all stored to fat

    fast off them during the day, pound them in during the evening and an hour before bed, tell me your fat loss results

    also...(cardio while bulking will always lead to losing muscle mass.) If you up the intensity and stay sprinting on a hill or even sprint flats, trust me, you wont be losing muscle any time soon, just fat.
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    Not Nutrition/Food related

    Gym Longevity/Disaster Avoidance Tips


    If in Doubt.........
    DO NOT even attempt a Crazy Mega Lift, Seriously swallow your pride down some water and lower those PPS. & If you really must recruit a spotter to have your back (literally) otherwise there's every chance you might just go stop drop Kaboom in the Squat rack.

    Noob/Novice Nostalgia- Dont fuel your envious EGO when you see a gym Vet (in comparison to you) lifting houses next to you. There is a perfectly valid reason why/how brute strength as such is being exhibited next to you. All good things in time you can't go from crawling to running spend time walking! Also don't train in huge chatty Boy-band group & then wonder WTF is up when there is next to minimal growth going down!!

    Avoid training on your gut instinct/ relying on mirror mirror on the wall syndrome or random guess-timations. If you are truly serious about your training start tracking down figures,become STATS oriented. Men lie, Women lie numbers don't. Recording your progression will help immensely in deciding where you take your training goalwise to the next level. Also makes re-evaluation easier defines your strength and weaknesses all this on Paper! ALso you learn more about yourself from yourself this way as we all different and gotta make do with what we got in Life.

    Lastly - Follow a PROVEN natural training guide/program please, Dont deviate due to an absurd over-glamourised Hollywood workout plan or program you seen in various Gym MAGS as these are usually aimed at MUSCLEVILLE - the Steroid Bound Testosterone to spare community.
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    Big Exercises FIRST. Finishing Touches Later ALWAYS

    "Here's the thing... Something like 80% of the population doesn't even workout. Out of the 20% that do 80% don't squat... And out of the 20% that do squat, maybe 10% of those actually SQUAT! Not smith machine squats, not 1/4, not 1/2, or 2/3 squats, but actual squats... So call me surprised when I see someone doing 2-3 plate full ROM squats effortlessly"

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    Default Going Pro with the PROTEIN

    Dont mix Protein shakes with Protein bars coupled with sniffing protein powder ending up with a protein shower - Basically dont over do it with the Protein.... I see guys in the gym carrying 3-4 different shakers with them downing 'secret' gym cocktails back-to back- True SUPP Junkies
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    Big Exercises FIRST. Finishing Touches Later ALWAYS

    "Here's the thing... Something like 80% of the population doesn't even workout. Out of the 20% that do 80% don't squat... And out of the 20% that do squat, maybe 10% of those actually SQUAT! Not smith machine squats, not 1/4, not 1/2, or 2/3 squats, but actual squats... So call me surprised when I see someone doing 2-3 plate full ROM squats effortlessly"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Babington View Post
    Is there something wrong with the shared link?

    I mean, it seems to be dead but I'm not sure about that.
    regards
    Come again mate? what Link are you referring to that is R.I.P ???
    Big Exercises FIRST. Finishing Touches Later ALWAYS

    "Here's the thing... Something like 80% of the population doesn't even workout. Out of the 20% that do 80% don't squat... And out of the 20% that do squat, maybe 10% of those actually SQUAT! Not smith machine squats, not 1/4, not 1/2, or 2/3 squats, but actual squats... So call me surprised when I see someone doing 2-3 plate full ROM squats effortlessly"

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    Big 3 Total = 518kg - 1142lbs
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    Great stuff guys. Thanks for sharing
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    Quote Originally Posted by GreekStrong View Post
    thinking carbs at night will be all stored to fat

    fast off them during the day, pound them in during the evening and an hour before bed, tell me your fat loss results

    also...(cardio while bulking will always lead to losing muscle mass.) If you up the intensity and stay sprinting on a hill or even sprint flats, trust me, you wont be losing muscle any time soon, just fat.
    Can you clarify by what you mean about "fast off them during the day, pound them in during the evening and an hour before bed, tell me your fat loss results "

    Are you saying to not do this, or do it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by distancerunner View Post
    Can you clarify by what you mean about "fast off them during the day, pound them in during the evening and an hour before bed, tell me your fat loss results "

    Are you saying to not do this, or do it?
    Hes saying minimize carbs or no carbs during the day, then eat most or all of you daily carbs in the late day and evening.
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    Thanks for clearing that up.

    To add to the list....

    If your going to wear an ipod and listen to music, don't blast it for the entire gym to hear. Especially if it's Justin Bieber and your a 40 year old dude

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    Quote Originally Posted by AMuscle1 View Post
    3.Protein- Stop asking what the BEST PROTEIN is. The BEST PROTEIN is FOOD! There is no company that makes a better protein thank fresh organic, farm-raised chicken, fish, or beef. That is the best source now anything less than food, is a "supplement" and just know your body doesn't absorb 100% of this because it isn't natural. With that being said, I pick the protein that tastes the best. :-) Why? Because it isn't food, but I don't want to eat cardboard if I'm not eating food! :-)
    Whey is food just like chicken, beef etc

    Whey is also found in milk. And whey protein in its most basic form is just as good (if not better) than any other source of protein you will find in foods.
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    POPCORN! I am not sure why people think it's SO HEALTHY.... It's not. CORN IS NOT HEALTHY!!!!!!!!!!!! And plus, popcorn is super addicting so in a matter of minutes you may eat your way through 1,000 calories! JUST STOP!!!!!!

    Now if you eat 1,000 worth of spinach.... hot damn, that would be impressive!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by GiGiEatsCelebs View Post
    POPCORN! I am not sure why people think it's SO HEALTHY.... It's not. CORN IS NOT HEALTHY!!!!!!!!!!!! And plus, popcorn is super addicting so in a matter of minutes you may eat your way through 1,000 calories! JUST STOP!!!!!!

    Now if you eat 1,000 worth of spinach.... hot damn, that would be impressive!!!
    In a matter of minutes you might eat through 31 cups of popped popcorn? Strong youtube plug Gigi.

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    I think that the thing below forget with popcorn is how much sodium is in the salt they put on it to top it all off. It's not worth it. There are plenty of other options out there for healthy snacks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AMuscle1 View Post
    I think that the thing below forget with popcorn is how much sodium is in the salt they put on it to top it all off. It's not worth it. There are plenty of other options out there for healthy snacks.
    Disagree. For active individuals w/o a history of hypertension/high blood pressure, sodium shouldn't be an issue.

    And recent studies have actually found that the hull of the popcorn kernel contains powerful antioxidants.
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    Why not buy straight up popcorn and pop it yourself? Then you can add however much salt and butter you want.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GiGiEatsCelebs View Post
    POPCORN! I am not sure why people think it's SO HEALTHY.... It's not. CORN IS NOT HEALTHY!!!!!!!!!!!! And plus, popcorn is super addicting so in a matter of minutes you may eat your way through 1,000 calories! JUST STOP!!!!!!

    Now if you eat 1,000 worth of spinach.... hot damn, that would be impressive!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by linedriver465 View Post
    Disagree. For active individuals w/o a history of hypertension/high blood pressure, sodium shouldn't be an issue.

    And recent studies have actually found that the hull of the popcorn kernel contains powerful antioxidants.
    Really? I didn't know this! Learn something everyday
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    I see friends doing this all the time and it kills me.

    Cutting or losing weight is not just about "eating healthy" - it is about a caloric deficit. If you eat a ****load of fruit and chicken breast every night you're going to stay just as fat as if you'd had a couple slices of pizza.

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    I see friends doing this all the time and it kills me.

    Cutting or losing weight is not just about "eating healthy" - it is about a caloric deficit. If you eat a ****load of fruit and chicken breast every night you're going to stay just as fat as if you'd had a couple slices of pizza.

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    I think another thing to avoid is overtraining. It's important to rest your muscles at least one time per week
    I think it really is good to have a 5 day split and have at least two days off. I think its also good to switch up
    your routine as much as possible. Making sure you challenge your muscles and give it your all.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AMuscle1 View Post
    I think its also good to switch up
    your routine as much as possible. Making sure you challenge your muscles and give it your all.
    Why as much as possible? how can you guage effects/results if you are constantly changing exercises, sets, reps, frequency if you cannot give your body time to adjust and see if you can add weight to the bar or time under tension to your exercises before switching so often.

    That is a major mistake most new individuals make is constantly changing routines, sets, reps. Stick to something basic and focus on beating the log book.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LayzieBone085 View Post
    Why as much as possible? how can you guage effects/results if you are constantly changing exercises, sets, reps, frequency if you cannot give your body time to adjust and see if you can add weight to the bar or time under tension to your exercises before switching so often.

    That is a major mistake most new individuals make is constantly changing routines, sets, reps. Stick to something basic and focus on beating the log book.
    I think its important to switch things up every so often so your muscles continue to be challenged. I agree with your
    statement that you should keep the routine long enough to log effects and see progress but changing it up can be
    a great thing also. I think both ways are effective and I think its really all up to the individual
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