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  1. BigTex

    Protein: Is there a limit to how much we can use?

    I guess bodybuilders who eat huge amounts of protein have been right all along. So much for the 20g of protein bro science. Jorn Trommelen, Glenn A.A. van Lieshout, Jean Nyakayiru, Andrew M. Holwerda, Joey S.J. Smeets, Floris K. Hendriks, Janneau M.X. van Kranenburg, Antoine H. Zorenc, Joan...
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    Applying Critical Thinking to Longevity Research: Video from Chris Masterjohn

    The linked video has IMO a lot of great points that everyone who follows the developments in this area should be aware of. It's very relevant for the IMO over-rated concept of calorie restriction and the anti-Growth Hormone arguments, and lots of other topics as well:
  3. BadassBlues

    Whey Protein Causes Stomach Bloat

    I am in need of some advice, or perhaps a way to avoid stomach bloat from whey protein. I have used whey for years with no problems, but lately it seems to make my stomach larger after ingesting it. Its the same product I have used for quite a while. No real indigestion issues, just stomach...
  4. BigTex

    The Timing of Protein

    This is a very good video by Lee Hayward on the timing of protein in your diet. This is not only used by bodybuilders but can be used by anyone to put together a good diet. This is all based on the digestion rates of different proteins depending on their fat content.
  5. BigTex

    Total Meat Intake is Associated with Life Expectancy

    You W, Henneberg R, Saniotis A, Ge Y, Henneberg M. Total Meat Intake is Associated with Life Expectancy: A Cross-Sectional Data Analysis of 175 Contemporary Populations. Int J Gen Med. 2022;15:1833-1851. Background: The association between a plant-based diet (vegetarianism) and extended life...
  6. Fernando Almaguer

    Whats your muscle building protocol and what factors are most important?

    I'd like to know what everyone's training splits, duration and intensity.. any other variables, look like? What does your protein intake plan, do you implement fasting? How important is testosterone in protein synthesis, how important is training hard?
  7. BigTex

    Are Plant-Based Diets Associated With Decreased Bone Mass Density?

    Osteoporosis is a commonly occurring metabolic bone disease characterized by a reduction in bone mineral density (BMD) and the deterioration of bone microarchitecture, frequently leading to increased risk of bone pain and fragility fractures. This disease affects over 200 million individuals...
  8. BigTex

    Increasing your muscle mass during a rigorous weight loss diet?

    Hypoenergetic diet–induced weight loss results in ∼20–30% of mass lost as lean body mass (LBM), with the remaining mass lost from adipose tissue. So normally you can expect for every 10 pounds of body weight you lost to also lost 2-3 pounds of muscle tissue. However, is there a way to avoid...
  9. BigTex

    International Society of Sports Nutrition Position Stand: protein and exercise.

    Here is a copy of the International Society of Sports Nutrition Position Stand: protein and exercise. Jäger R, Kerksick CM, Campbell BI, Cribb PJ, Wells SD, Skwiat TM, Purpura M, Ziegenfuss TN, Ferrando AA, Arent SM, Smith-Ryan AE, Stout JR, Arciero PJ, Ormsbee MJ, Taylor LW, Wilborn CD...
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    Protein digestion rates and how it can be used in diet.

    Protein timing is considered an important aspect of building fitness and strength by professional and amateur athletes. The term ‘protein timing’ in this case basically refers to the time it takes protein to digest and assimilate and be available for use in the body. The digestion rate of...
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    Whey and egg protein alternative

    avid lifter and fitness guy here. I have developed some problems that the doc think may be related to my diet. I have been eating a bodybuilder diet for the last 18 years, with a lot of my protein consumption revolving around whey protein and eggs. I am going to try to eliminate these from my...
  12. sokaiya

    I don't take protein for the numbers

    I do not use a protein supplement to increase the amount of protein in my diet. If you are not getting enough protein from your food, then your diet sucks. The reason i take a protein supplement is for overall health. You want something that boosts your immune system through immuno globulins...
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    How normal people get their protein macro?

    I looked at some diet (MATADOR intermittent diet) and for my body weight of about 160lb, I have to consume about 160 grams protein per day. Naive me always thought that means just 160 grams of meat. Checking the nutritional value info for chicken, beef, and fish: all are about 25% protein by...
  14. PeacefulWarrior

    Protein bars

    Hello! I like protein bars because it's good source of energy as for me. Sometimes i can't have a good meal because of my job, so this snacks help me to up my protein levels. What is your favorite protein bar? And how often do you eat them?
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    Whey Protein

    What would you use for lean muscle gain,, i was looking for one that tastes good with water because all of them taste good with milk lol..
  16. Nelson Vergel

    How much protein do you need to gain muscle?

    What if you want to gain muscle? Wilson & Wilson (2006) conducted an extensive review of the literature on protein intake and nitrogen balance. That review suggests that a protein intake beyond 25 percent of what is necessary to achieve a nitrogen balance of zero would have no effect on muscle...
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    BEST FOODS while on TRT

    I am trying to gain good weight. What are your favorite lean proteins, good carbs and favorite veggies to gain good muscle weight while keeping fat low?
  18. Nelson Vergel

    What's the best protein for building muscle and how does it work?

    I highly recommend this video. It is a little long but worth it if you want to learn more about what is the best protein for muscle growth
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    The effects of consuming a high protein diet (4.4 g/kg/d) on body composition in resistance-trained

    The effects of consuming a high protein diet (4.4 g/kg/d) on body composition in resistance-trained individuals. Authors Antonio J, et al. Journal J Int Soc Sports Nutr. 2014 May 12;11:19. doi: 10.1186/1550-2783-11-19. Affiliation Abstract BACKGROUND: The consumption of dietary protein is...
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