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    Originally Posted by co1e_train View Post
    Hey Sporto,


    i had a quick question for clarity about post workout carbs and what kind of GI the carb is. Does it really matter at the end of the day? I normally use oats as my post workout source and i have had good gains. I just ask cause there are, like anything else, 13423 opinions. Im with most of the people here on the board about not caring what the GI is so I guess i just want to understand it more than I do for the sake of having more knowledge.



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    In my opinion, at the end of the day, unless you are competing and below setpoint, it isn't something you are going to notice at all unless you have insulin resistance issues. Even then, I don't believe it will hinder total progress either. If you are a person that is more IR, you will probably notice your energy levels are all over the place, and this becomes more noticeable the leaner you get. Other than that, especially when not cutting, it's not a big concern at all.

    Originally Posted by bwelch1985 View Post
    As far as the "hard, grainy" look goes, obviously a significant factor there is simply outstanding conditioning. You achieved, quite possibly, the best conditioning I've ever seen this year. I mean, your face alone spoke volumes on how retardedly lean you got...and I don't even need to mention the gl00tz! I'm sure you would agree that the months of hard dieting and training were the biggest factors in determining your incredible shape.
    Yes, the most significant factor is definitely being lean enough, however, there were several bodybuilders at both my shows that were lean enough (with glutes) that still didn't have the hard/grainy look. There was a reason for that (since I know how some of these people did their peak week)...

    Originally Posted by bwelch1985 View Post
    Now, when it comes to the little extra things BEYOND just getting freakshow lean...such as water, sodium, food sources, insulin control, supplementation...I would definately be interested in hearing your thoughts on these subjects and what you've learned this year about manipulating these things to truly benefit your physique. Obviously the minute details are insignificant as every body is different, but I hope you'll be willing to share some specifics of your prep as it relates to these topics (i.e. what were the food source rules you followed?, what supplements did you take and when?, how did you manipulate sodium/potassium/water in the final week?)
    Basically I'm just interested in learning about some of the "little things" that are not well known on this board that you've clearly gotten a firm grasp on during your prep...any information you're willing to divulge I'm really anxious to hear!

    Sorry for the wall of text and thanks Tommy![/QUOTE]

    I will definitely touch on these at some point! I'm actually in the process of getting it all into writing in a book/pamphlet format...

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    Originally Posted by JohnBrowne View Post
    I see guys shift from the broscience to valid science all the time but to see you move back towards perpetuating classic bodybuilding myths is truly unfortunate.
    Why is that? Someone asked me my opinion, and based on what I have seen over the last few years in both myself and countless clients, I gave my honest thoughts. In fact, I've been pretty clear that I don't even think GI of a source should necessarily be considered unless someone is competing and below setpoint - and even then it's not a matter of whether you will hinder progress, but rather how efficient your progress will be from then on. I really don't see how this is an undebateable topic either. If GI is insignificant on all levels, then why is it that IR people feel and perform much better on low/zero carb diets where insulin is hardly present? And when you take those same people and have them eat meals that spike insulin levels, they feel like crap and/or want to immediately take a nap? Because obviously there is something going on there with repsect to insulin and food choice...

    In addition, all I can do is give my opinion based on what I have seen several times over and over when experimenting on myself and clients. It was only then that I could actually see noticeable differences..

    And if my advice is so unfortunate, you may want to re-think reading my journal beyond this point. All I am tyring to do is help those who are seeking help and asking how I personally do things and what I personally believe on certain topics...

    Originally Posted by DanTheManB View Post
    Dont listen to him tommy, he's a strong hater!

    I hear you bout GI ....so I'll be your assistant lab partner in Bro Science
    Even if he is, there are better ways to discuss a difference of opinion instead of making comments the way he did - THAT was unfortunate...

    Originally Posted by zmcdole View Post
    I'll be following along more closely than I thought. I'm gonna be a daddy as well in May. It will be nice to follow someone who shares the same passion and is a father.
    Congrats! It throws a whole new set of challenges into the mix, but it is still the best thing in the world!

    Originally Posted by JohnBrowne View Post
    Yeah this is something we disagree on. GI/GL/II/IL is all irrelevant in any realistically practical situation for a bodybuilder.
    And I don't disagree with that EXCEPT at a certain level of leanness when even the tiniest things start to count in the overall efficiency of things...

    Originally Posted by AustrianOakJr View Post
    First, Congrats Tommy!!! That is a one cute kid.......good thing she gets her looks from mom.
    Ha! No kidding!

    Originally Posted by AustrianOakJr View Post
    Congrats to you as well! Fatherhood adds a whole other dimension to this sport.....and well, just about anything. Learning to live your dreams and passions while putting your kids ahead of yourself is very, very difficult....especially towards the end of a prep when your mind is 100% focused on what you need to accomplish....and youre grumpy and tired. Its all you can do to exert the effort and tell yourself that your fam has to come first.
    It certainly is...that's just one ofmany reasons I plan on taking another solid 2.5 years off...I'm going to need to prepare myself for a prep that includes little ones

    Originally Posted by AustrianOakJr View Post
    I second this motion! .....realizing that this is individual to you, Tommy.....but it would be interesting to look into the things that you learned about yourself.
    Coming soon!

    Originally Posted by Work-Hard View Post
    I have always prescribed to the follwoing notion:

    Regardless of whether GI has a significant impact on the ability get lean, in general, lower GI foods (sweet potatos, oats, brown rice, veggies and fruit) have a higher and more complex micronutrient profile. This has always lead me to the assumption that a diet high in nutritionally dense food would lead to a more appealing, dry, well conditioned physique.

    Again, just my opinion so take it for what its worth.
    I am in 100% agreement. So much so that I have chosen to eat the same way in the offseason to get the most bang for my buck nutrition-wise from my food selection. If it allows me to gain even the slightest ground on my competitors the next time I compete, it will be worth it!

    Originally Posted by JohnBrowne View Post
    Oh I absolutely agree with that and I'm not one of the radical "antibroscientists" that will tell people to eat **** just because they "can".

    But in terms of insulin manipulation... no matter what you eat you can't manipulate it to any meaningful degree without bringing in exogenous humulin.
    Let me ask you this...when someone is trying to go from lean to extraordinarily lean (all below setpoint), then would you say that even that "meaningful degree" could possibly matter at that point?

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    Originally Posted by InclineDBPresss View Post
    Always an inspiration and Topic of the day is a great addition! Do you have a comment on high reps vs low reps
    First of all, I am addicted to Dexter!

    Second, it is my firm belief that BOTH high reps and low reps matter if you want full muscular development!

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    Originally Posted by Sporto1633 View Post
    First of all, I am addicted to Dexter!

    Second, it is my firm belief that BOTH high reps and low reps matter if you want full muscular development!

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    Originally Posted by Sporto1633 View Post
    It certainly is...that's just one ofmany reasons I plan on taking another solid 2.5 years off...I'm going to need to prepare myself for a prep that includes little ones


    Wise move. Very wise. Prior to my son being born I was a recreational bodybuilder and would hit the gym pretty regularly.....2-4 times per week. After he was born, i think I might have hit the gym maybe 2-4 times a YEAR for first few years of his life. And I think I put on a good, solid 40 lbs of fat......so just dont wander off the path like I did. By the time my daughter was born I started to learn the balance .....but its still a struggle.
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    Can you explain from a physiological perspective why you think that being extremely lean somehow changes the body's insulin response to food/changes body water balance in response to insulin?

    And I'm not sure why you're bringing diabetics into the equation at all... please show me where it is that I claimed that GI/GL/II/IL is irrelevant for diabetics. We're talking about extremely active athletes who for the most part are not clinically insulin resistant.

    I may come off as aggressive but the point I'm trying to get across is that if you can't explain your experience other than purely anecdotally then it has NO empirical value whatsoever and is the epitome of "broscience".
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    Originally Posted by Sporto1633 View Post
    One, because it is cheap, and two, because it is really effective at spiking insulin for maximum glycogen replenishment.
    I think that's what originally got to me because insulin has very little to do with glycogen replenishment... glycogen synthesis isn't insulin dependent.
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    Originally Posted by JohnBrowne View Post
    Can you explain from a physiological perspective why you think that being extremely lean somehow changes the body's insulin response to food/changes body water balance in response to insulin?
    I really don't think he ever said the body's response changes when you get extremely lean. Only that those fluctuation could have a more noticeable impact on a physique that is that lean... that's how I take what he said.
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    Originally Posted by JohnBrowne View Post
    Can you explain from a physiological perspective why you think that being extremely lean somehow changes the body's insulin response to food/changes body water balance in response to insulin?
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    The further you go below your set point, the more insulin sensitive you become. I know you dont like anecdotal evidence but.......I can eat an entire apple pie covered in a ice cream sundae and topped with a quart of honey and feel OK when im sitting above my set point. If I eat a real sugary meal after months of dieting to contest level leanness I need smelling salts to keep from passing out from the insulin response. There is no doubt about it for me....insulin response changes.
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    Originally Posted by AustrianOakJr View Post
    The further you go below your set point, the more insulin sensitive you become. I know you dont like anecdotal evidence but.......I can eat an entire apple pie covered in a ice cream sundae and topped with a quart of honey and feel OK when im sitting above my set point. If I eat a real sugary meal after months of dieting to contest level leanness I need smelling salts to keep from passing out from the insulin response. There is no doubt about it for me....insulin response changes.
    That statement is true and contradicts the rest of your post.

    Sounds like you need to get your fasting glucose tested.
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    Originally Posted by J_Bo View Post
    I really don't think he ever said the body's response changes when you get extremely lean. Only that those fluctuation could have a more noticeable impact on a physique that is that lean... that's how I take what he said.
    Assuming that insulin has an effect on "hardness" or "dryness", how does it do so?

    I'm not saying it's impossible but I just don't see it from a physiological perspective.
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    Originally Posted by JohnBrowne View Post
    That statement is true and contradicts the rest of your post.

    Sounds like you need to get your fasting glucose tested.
    Perhaps I worded that wrong. I have been in the situation a few times where I take in a lot of sugar in one shot right after a contest (post contest feed fest) and I get super lightheaded and sick (actually blacked out once). What I believe is happening is that blood sugar is sky rocketing and my body's insulin response is falling short due to the fact that insulin is normally not needed in such large doses because I have become very insulin sensitive. The carbs enter the system, my body releases a normal amount of insulin but blood sugar rises much faster and higher than normal.....I feel sick......give a few minutes and the insulin response catches up. Im not a doc......but this is my best educated guess as to whats happening.

    Either way....insulin sensitivity changes the leaner I get.
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    Originally Posted by AustrianOakJr View Post
    Perhaps I worded that wrong. I have been in the situation a few times where I take in a lot of sugar in one shot right after a contest (post contest feed fest) and I get super lightheaded and sick (actually blacked out once). What I believe is happening is that blood sugar is sky rocketing and my body's insulin response is falling short due to the fact that insulin is normally not needed in such large doses because I have become very insulin sensitive. The carbs enter the system, my body releases a normal amount of insulin but blood sugar rises much faster and higher than normal.....I feel sick......give a few minutes and the insulin response catches up. Im not a doc......but this is my best educated guess as to whats happening.

    Either way....insulin sensitivity changes the leaner I get.
    What you're describing is essentially type 1 diabetes... has nothing to do with insulin sensitivity and everything to do with insulin production.

    Again I would highly recommend you get your fasting glucose and glucose tolerance tested because that's indicative of an underlying health problem.
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    Originally Posted by JohnBrowne View Post
    What you're describing is essentially type 1 diabetes... has nothing to do with insulin sensitivity and everything to do with insulin production.

    Again I would highly recommend you get your fasting glucose and glucose tolerance tested because that's indicative of an underlying health problem.
    Getting stage lean isn't exactly a healthy thing to do and it shouldn't be a surprise that he would respond that way to large amounts of sugars after a long prep. I've heard that same story from many people. As he said, if he has a large amount of sugar in the offseason he doesn't have that issue.
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    Originally Posted by AustrianOakJr View Post
    The further you go below your set point, the more insulin sensitive you become. I know you dont like anecdotal evidence but.......I can eat an entire apple pie covered in a ice cream sundae and topped with a quart of honey and feel OK when im sitting above my set point. If I eat a real sugary meal after months of dieting to contest level leanness I need smelling salts to keep from passing out from the insulin response. There is no doubt about it for me....insulin response changes.
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    Originally Posted by JohnBrowne View Post
    What you're describing is essentially type 1 diabetes... has nothing to do with insulin sensitivity and everything to do with insulin production.

    Again I would highly recommend you get your fasting glucose and glucose tolerance tested because that's indicative of an underlying health problem.
    I'd get the sugar high...never have I had the blacking out feeling or feeling sick. I love insulin spikes.

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    Originally Posted by JohnBrowne View Post
    Can you explain from a physiological perspective why you think that being extremely lean somehow changes the body's insulin response to food/changes body water balance in response to insulin?
    Uhmm.. it's called calorie partitioning.. This is an article from Lyle McDonald..


    http://www.bodyrecomposition.com/mus...ng-part-1.html
    The question is why, why is bodyfat percentage having such a profound impact on P-ratio. Well, there are a few easy answers. One is that bodyfat and insulin sensitivity tend to correlate: the fatter you get, the more insulin resistant you tend to get and the leaner you are the more insulin sensitive you tend to be.
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    Originally Posted by JohnBrowne View Post
    What you're describing is essentially type 1 diabetes... has nothing to do with insulin sensitivity and everything to do with insulin production.

    Again I would highly recommend you get your fasting glucose and glucose tolerance tested because that's indicative of an underlying health problem.
    I would highly doubt that i am a type 1 diabetic. Usually type one diabetics have a hard time gaining weight/muscle because the body doesnt use glucose properly. I would be lacking strength, tired, etc. I dont have any of those symptoms. The only time I experience anything like this is when I am in the depths of prep and deprived of glucose for a long period of time.


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    you get drunk much faster too
    The times I have had too much to drink I think I can count on about three fingers and none were during prep or when I was very lean. But I have had a drink at a post contest party and you are very right......I was feeling it within minutes of the first sip. But EVERYTHING hits the blood much faster when you are starving. Its not just hunger......the body literally thinks its starving. I wont pretend to know the exact mechanism or the science behind it, but the body becomes very efficient at getting nutrients into the blood and fast.
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    Originally Posted by AustrianOakJr View Post
    I would highly doubt that i am a type 1 diabetic. Usually type one diabetics have a hard time gaining weight/muscle because the body doesnt use glucose properly. I would be lacking strength, tired, etc. I dont have any of those symptoms. The only time I experience anything like this is when I am in the depths of prep and deprived of glucose for a long period of time.




    The times I have had too much to drink I think I can count on about three fingers and none were during prep or when I was very lean. But I have had a drink at a post contest party and you are very right......I was feeling it within minutes of the first sip. But EVERYTHING hits the blood much faster when you are starving. Its not just hunger......the body literally thinks its starving. I wont pretend to know the exact mechanism or the science behind it, but the body becomes very efficient at getting nutrients into the blood and fast.
    Yea, pretty amazing
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    Oak how low was your carb intake at the end of prep?
    It went as low as 130g at the very end.
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    First of all, I am addicted to Dexter!

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    Originally Posted by JohnBrowne View Post
    What you're describing is essentially type 1 diabetes... has nothing to do with insulin sensitivity and everything to do with insulin production.

    Again I would highly recommend you get your fasting glucose and glucose tolerance tested because that's indicative of an underlying health problem.
    I don't like bro science but I am also against looking at every system in the body as an isolated thing. You might look at insulin response from various meals at various body fat. Okay, that is the INSULIN response. And you are trying to judge whether it was the INSULIN response causing something. But the body has a million complex functions for everything.

    You can know whether a high GI carb meal had a "Good" or "bad" result a particular time but you can't take that and say that it was 100% due to the meal's insulin response. But being able to say whether its bad or good is enough for me.
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    But, now that nutrition is in check, I'm sure I will recomp pretty well at this weigh

    Tommy,

    Congratulations on all the amazing things happening in your life right now. Could you explain what you mean when you say your body will recomp at a certain weight? Is this able to happen when eating at maintenance? I suppose you mean you will lose fat and gain LBM. Thank you!

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    Originally Posted by anti-steroids View Post
    agree 10000% my reps can range from as low as 1 and as high as 50! dude even the fat girl needs love too!
    Fat girls need love too...but they gotta pay! (Family Guy quote..not trying to be an ass lol)

    Originally Posted by AustrianOakJr View Post
    Wise move. Very wise. Prior to my son being born I was a recreational bodybuilder and would hit the gym pretty regularly.....2-4 times per week. After he was born, i think I might have hit the gym maybe 2-4 times a YEAR for first few years of his life. And I think I put on a good, solid 40 lbs of fat......so just dont wander off the path like I did. By the time my daughter was born I started to learn the balance .....but its still a struggle.
    It's all about balance! I'm learning how to keep a nice balance as we speak! Of course, it helps to have a wife who understands the lifestyle!

    Originally Posted by JohnBrowne View Post
    Can you explain from a physiological perspective why you think that being extremely lean somehow changes the body's insulin response to food/changes body water balance in response to insulin?

    And I'm not sure why you're bringing diabetics into the equation at all... please show me where it is that I claimed that GI/GL/II/IL is irrelevant for diabetics. We're talking about extremely active athletes who for the most part are not clinically insulin resistant.

    I may come off as aggressive but the point I'm trying to get across is that if you can't explain your experience other than purely anecdotally then it has NO empirical value whatsoever and is the epitome of "broscience".
    I never said nor implied that being extremely lean changes the insulin response to food.

    And no, we are not just talking about extremely active athletes, there are plenty of bodybuilders, and great ones at that, who are more IR than they are IS...especially older bodybuilders.

    I don't mind the aggressive part, but you are making assumptions AND you are being a pr*ck about it. It is possible to discuss things without an attitude like you are all high and mighty with knowledge you know...besides, my experiences with myself and my clients all show that something is obviously working - whether there is a study done to prove it is pointless to me since I care about what works practically in the real world, at real shows.

    Originally Posted by JohnBrowne View Post
    I think that's what originally got to me because insulin has very little to do with glycogen replenishment... glycogen synthesis isn't insulin dependent.
    So you believe that insulin plays no role in calorie partitioning?

    Originally Posted by J_Bo View Post
    I really don't think he ever said the body's response changes when you get extremely lean. Only that those fluctuation could have a more noticeable impact on a physique that is that lean... that's how I take what he said.
    Exactly. When you get extremely lean, calorie partitioning becomes much more significant when tyring to achieve a certain look. Again, many bodybuilders can get lean with glutes, but because of little things like food source, they will lack other attributes...

    Originally Posted by JohnBrowne View Post
    Assuming that insulin has an effect on "hardness" or "dryness", how does it do so?

    I'm not saying it's impossible but I just don't see it from a physiological perspective.
    I was mainly looking at the insulin response from food intake from a calorie partitioning perspective. When you are extremely lean, every little bit matters...

    And you can argue with me all you want, the results I have seen over and over are enough for me to keep doing what I am doing. Most people that I have worked with who have not paid attention to food source before, all report a wide range of looks throughout a given week. When they started working with me and paying attention to food source, they had a very consistent look throughout their entire prep.

    Hmm...

    Originally Posted by zmcdole View Post
    Getting stage lean isn't exactly a healthy thing to do and it shouldn't be a surprise that he would respond that way to large amounts of sugars after a long prep. I've heard that same story from many people. As he said, if he has a large amount of sugar in the offseason he doesn't have that issue.
    No it's not...there is no doubt a lot going on that doesn't go on in normal healthy adults. Trying to compare a legitimate 3-4% bodybuilder to a normal 10-14% active person is like comparing apples to oranges.

    Originally Posted by CklueD View Post
    Uhmm.. it's called calorie partitioning.. This is an article from Lyle McDonald..


    http://www.bodyrecomposition.com/mus...ng-part-1.html
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    Originally Posted by AustrianOakJr View Post
    I would highly doubt that i am a type 1 diabetic. Usually type one diabetics have a hard time gaining weight/muscle because the body doesnt use glucose properly. I would be lacking strength, tired, etc. I dont have any of those symptoms. The only time I experience anything like this is when I am in the depths of prep and deprived of glucose for a long period of time.




    The times I have had too much to drink I think I can count on about three fingers and none were during prep or when I was very lean. But I have had a drink at a post contest party and you are very right......I was feeling it within minutes of the first sip. But EVERYTHING hits the blood much faster when you are starving. Its not just hunger......the body literally thinks its starving. I wont pretend to know the exact mechanism or the science behind it, but the body becomes very efficient at getting nutrients into the blood and fast.
    No you are not type I diabetic LOL

    Originally Posted by AustrianOakJr View Post
    It went as low as 130g at the very end.
    Lucky...mine went even lower lol

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    Originally Posted by InclineDBPresss View Post
    I don't like bro science but I am also against looking at every system in the body as an isolated thing. You might look at insulin response from various meals at various body fat. Okay, that is the INSULIN response. And you are trying to judge whether it was the INSULIN response causing something. But the body has a million complex functions for everything.

    You can know whether a high GI carb meal had a "Good" or "bad" result a particular time but you can't take that and say that it was 100% due to the meal's insulin response. But being able to say whether its bad or good is enough for me.
    All I care about are real world results. When food source was strictly controlled, noticeable differences were made...especially in the final look on stage. Period.

    Originally Posted by jdarndt View Post
    Tommy,

    Congratulations on all the amazing things happening in your life right now. Could you explain what you mean when you say your body will recomp at a certain weight? Is this able to happen when eating at maintenance? I suppose you mean you will lose fat and gain LBM. Thank you!

    John
    Thanks!

    Basically I just mean that I will be controlling cals and food source, maintaining around this weight, and focusing on strength gains in all rep ranges. I feel like this is a good weight for me to be at and grow, and as I build muscle and weight starts to creep, I will adjust things to stay around here (mini cuts, etc.)

    Originally Posted by adamjohn32 View Post
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    Originally Posted by JohnBrowne View Post
    Lay out your plan then... do you use the GI or the II and in what context?

    Also, how does food source specifically relate to calorie partitioning?
    I'm not sure why your questioning this guy. It's not like he's saying that everything he does is gospel and EVERYBODY should do it or they'll look like crap. The guy is a freaking IFPA Pro for crying out loud!! He might know a thing or two about bodybuilding. It's one thing to question if you're trying to learn. BRB telling Cutler that everything he does is BS.
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    Originally Posted by zmcdole View Post
    I'm not sure why your questioning this guy. It's not like he's saying that everything he does is gospel and EVERYBODY should do it or they'll look like crap. The guy is a freaking IFPA Pro for crying out loud!! He might know a thing or two about bodybuilding. It's one thing to question if you're trying to learn. BRB telling Cutler that everything he does is BS.
    I'm wondering if there is any logic behind it other than "I ate like X and then like Y and I looked better when I ate Y" - which is no doubt reasonable in a singular case but I'm looking at this empirically.

    I find it unfortunate that so many people take what pros say without expecting some rationale behind it.

    I asked Tommy because he used to be a huge advocate of eating "within macros" and similarly he used to be against flat bench pressing as a chest exercise and he's changed his mind on both. It's worth the line of questioning.

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    Originally Posted by JohnBrowne View Post
    I'm wondering if there is any logic behind it other than "I ate like X and then like Y and I looked better when I ate Y" - which is no doubt reasonable in a singular case but I'm looking at this empirically.

    I find it unfortunate that so many people take what pros say without expecting some rationale behind it.

    I asked Tommy because he used to be a huge advocate of eating "within macros" and similarly he used to be against flat bench pressing as a chest exercise and he's changed his mind on both. It's worth the line of questioning.

    Sorry that so many of you are so upset by something on the internet. Christ.
    I see what you're saying. Why is it against the law for someone to change their mind? I thought you knew that bodybuilding is almost always singular in regards to how one responds to certain protocol. Tommy was just making the it known that getting to an ELITE level is very difficult to do and it may require going against the grain to achieve it. This is not surprising considering everybody is unique in their bodies makeup, chemistry, and overall response to variables. Sure, just about anybody can get stage lean. However, it's getting stage lean, filling back out, and having a POP to your muscle/physique is a pretty hard combination to achieve. Doing so is gonna require some experimentation and may even require one to go against what they previously held as gospel or truth.
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    Photo in Avi is not current, I'm way fatter now.
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    Originally Posted by Sporto1633 View Post

    I don't mind the aggressive part, but you are making assumptions AND you are being a pr*ck about it. It is possible to discuss things without an attitude like you are all high and mighty with knowledge you know...besides, my experiences with myself and my clients all show that something is obviously working - whether there is a study done to prove it is pointless to me since I care about what works practically in the real world, at real shows.
    In bold---my thoughts exactly! It infuriates me that all the 150lbers etc on this site reFUSE to accept real world experiences as truth. If it isn't done in a lab coat as an experience then it isn't true. Ridiculous. Emulate what you aspire to be. And what most successful bodybuilders do whether natural or enhanced works GREAT FOR THEM (in b4 it works in spite of them whatever) ..so why not emulate that?

    How is the rebound going Tommy? Still getting strength back it seems...
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