- Hey Guys I’m relatively new to the fitness craze and My friend told me about crossfit.com. I have noticed that the workouts are very difficult especially for someone out of shape. (5’3″ and 147) I was curious if you think crossfit is a good idea. Thanks again your show is wonderful and keep up the good work. -Sean
- For the past 6 years, I haven’t consumed milk because I thought I was lactose intolerant. A cup of milk would give me gas for hours. Recently, my friend introduced me to Horizon Organic milk, and it doesn’t give me gas. The label says organic milk is produced without “antibiotics, added hormones, pesticides or cloning.” Regular, bullshit milk still gives me gas. So for these past years, was I wrong about being lactose intolerant or was it the other nonsense they pump into regular milk that gave me the trouble? -Dale
- Hi Kevin,
I ran across your webcast last month and have been listening and enjoying. I’m 42 and a diabetic by no fault but my own. I’ve committed myself to loosing the gross pounds that I have gained and you’re team is a really great inspiration when I am on the treadmill.
I’m 5’9, 257 lbs. and currently I have been on the south beach diet at the advise of my doctor. I was wondering how your team feels about this? I get headaches and dizzy when lifting after an hour of cardio. I’m just wondering if my body is telling me to add some carbs in to balance things out when working out.
- I have a question regarding fat loss, which I’m sure is going to be a an increasingly popular subject as spring gets closer.I have been in a mass gaining phase for about the past 5 1/2 months. I have done Eric’s Maximum Strength program, and I’m currently about to start the second phase of a hypertrophy program. This is the first real long term muscle gaining phase I have done successfully. It has been hard for me mentally to “gain weight” after being fairly over-weight in middle and high school. I lost 45lbs about 6 years ago(the wrong way; starving and low-carb diet with no weight training) before I became better educated in fitness and weight training. I now generally follow the PN nutrition guidelines and am doing good. I was, and still am, just lacking the desired muscle mass so many of us are trying to get…I’m working on it.
Currently I have increased my strength is all my lifts, and increased my weight from 162lb to around 178lb. I have not gained much fat and was fairly lean when I started 5 months ago, but I’m not at that point anymore. I’m 23 years old and 6’1″, approximately 12%BF.
I’m planning on starting a fat loss program (NROL or maybe Warpspeed FL) in 5 weeks and wanted to know your thoughts on a couples areas.
1.) After eating a surplus of calories for a long period, is it wise to follow a maintenance diet and strength training program for a period of time before trying to diet down? and if so, for how long?
2.) I know that cycling carbs while in a calorie deficit is a great way to lose fat, but what are some good guidelines on how low and high to go in carbohydrates levels? And should I have higher carb day when I lift, with lower levels on non-lifting/cardio/HIIT days?
Any other advice and tips on getting lean discussed, would be icing on the cake. Thanks for the help and keep up the good work, I listen every week!
Paul, from Virginia.
- I see information all the time regarding scapulae stability during pressing and rowing movements. Once the scapulae are pulled back and held in place during the lowering of a bench press, do they stay in this position during the entire exercise, even when the arms
are extended? Same question for a rowing movement.
- I have a question about reloading after a workout (either strength or cardio), to ensure glycogen stores are at their peak for my next session, all while ensuring not to consume excess carbs that may be stored as fat. For example, if I do a 45 minute session on the bike at an intensity that burns 50% fat and 50% carbs, totaling 400 calories, that would be 50 grams of carbs burned. Presumably I would make use of the exercise window and reload these carb stores quickly with proper post workout nutrition. That all said, how can I be certain my glycogen stores are at max?Thanks and I appreciate your show.
- Hello to all,Love the show, just by chance stumbled on this and Strength Coach and you have changed my life for the better. I am even thinking of watching an episode of Stargate. Never have before. Dr Who rocks, but I have not watched it in years.
Now my question:
I have read in a number of magazines and sites about insulin and how to control its effect on the body. I understand to pack the protein and fast digesting carbs after a workout but a few sources also say that fast digesting carbs are essential first thing in the morning to replace glycogen stores used up overnight. Does that mean I should have Gatorade for breakfast?
My real question is the best no-cook breakfast (I get up super early and do not want to wake up the family) for someone in each of the three cycles – bulking, cutting and maintenance. Things that could be cooked ahead of time would be fine, but no cooking in the morning. For reference I am 6’4″ 215 lbs 15% body fat doing a full body workout 3X week.
Thanks for all that you do to motivate us!
“Liftin heavy sh*t in Tallahassee”