I've been on the kick that low fat choc milk is a good post-workout drink. I read a recommendation of 500-750 mL (500 mL = 2.11 cups) would give you optimum protein infusion. But 2 cups of choc milk is about 400 calories and an hour of weight lifting is about 400 calories.
Is it a worthwhile tradeoff to "give back" the calories you just burned to get protein in your system?
I've been kicking my lose 20lbs diets ass. Started at 180 Jan 1st and have dropped to 170.5 today. Though some days it has been tough getting in more calories than I am burning. I'm still happy with the results and hopefully reach my goal.
As far as diets go, I've avoided sodas, juices, fast food, deserts. I'm a huge sucker for pastries, cookies and those types of food. I've done well avoiding them though.
Last edited by boysetsfire; February-16th-2013 at 05:41 PM.
I'm hoping someone can provide some advice on Tabata training.
I did my first set of Tabata intervals this morning - 4 sets of 8 rounds each 20:10 seconds, with about a minute between sets. I used different exercises (all bodyweight) for each round: pushups, situps, jumping rope, squats, flutter kicks, burpees, heisman jumps, and mountain climbers.
At the end of 4 sets I was exhausted but not seeing stars as I've read happens for a lot of people. Do I just need to up the intensity? Change the exercises I'm using?
Kettlebells are back in my workout regimen. Wish I hadn't let them collect dust for so long.
Snack tip for us healthy eaters. I take a pack of that Ranch dip packet and put it into regular, low-fat yogurt. I've been tearing up some broccoli, cauliflower, etc using that dip. It's much better then I anticipated.
I try to avoid products that contain MSG which I'm pretty sure those packets do. I actually made some chicken last night that called for the ranch dressing seasoning packet, and I just used some dried buttermilk with a few spices instead.
Yogurt in ranch sounds disgusting. No offense.
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