|10-04-2008, 01:06 AM||#1|
| inmate |
Rank: New Member
Join Date: Aug 2008
Need help getting lean and cut
HI all. Well, I'm 5.9 and weight about 170 lbs. I'm trying to be more lean and cut, so I need help.
Morning: White eggs and 2 toasted white bread
Lunch: 2 chicken breasts and corn
Afternoon: Oatmeal and white eggs
After workout: Salmon and vegetables
Before bed: 40 grams weigh protein shake.
One question I really want to ask is:
What does your body do when you don't have enough calories after a workout to fix muscles?
Does it use the stored fat?
|10-04-2008, 01:51 AM||#2|
| Ross86 |
Rank: Light Heavyweight
Experience: > 1 Year
Start by reading the stickies.
Welcome to the forum.
|10-04-2008, 11:26 AM||#5|
| EricT |
Experience: 7-10 Years
Join Date: Jul 2005
On the after workout and muscle repair question it is, well, the fact is, it's the wrong question. Right after a workout your body's number one concern is restoring homestasis, or, a state of equilibrium. Not reparing muscles.
After any workout oxygen uptake is increased for a period of time. The intensity and duration have a lot to do with this. This used to be termed "oxygen debt" but now the term "excess postexercise oxygen consumption" is used.
Since oxygen is being consumed at an elevated rate then energy is being used at an elevated rate. So the body's preferred source of fuel for this will be fat...no matter what you take in. So, in a way, yes, fat will be used. BUT...
The first priorities are:
1. Fuel replenishment: the phosphagen system (main source of muscular fuel), lactate to pyruvate as an energy source, and gycogen restoration to the muscles.
2. Re-oxygenation of the blood.
3. Restoration of circulating hormones to the normal level.
4. Cool down the body.
5. Restoration of normal breathing and heart rate.
6. Repair of tissue (note...this takes energy and so is considered part of the epoc package..thus contributes to fat being used and NOT just amino acid uptake and such)
There are lots of other small details as well...
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