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Old 10-04-2008, 01:06 AM
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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?
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Old 10-04-2008, 01:51 AM
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What does your body do when you don't have enough calories after a workout to fix muscles?

Does it use the stored fat?
No, it does not.

Start by reading the stickies.

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Old 10-04-2008, 08:49 AM
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I"m definitely cutting down on the carbs....is that a good way to lose bodyfat?
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It can be if you're carb sensitive. Do you know what your macronutrient breakdown is? (pro/carbs/fat)
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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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