The Mighty Stu wrote:
Do you have any idea what you’re eating everyday? Sometimes all it takes is a little consistency and elimination of the crappier stuff in your diet.
Yes, I am getting better with my food intake everyday. I probable drink close to 2 gallons of water a day (between actual water and mixed with my shakes), my normal breakfast is 2 or 3 eggs with 2 pieces of whole wheat toast. A few hours later I will usually have some Metabolic Drive mxied with Greens + and Water. Lunch is usually some sort of meat (roughly the size of my palm) and either a mixed green salad with balsamic vinaigrette or veggies. Usually a few hours later I snack on Raisans and Almonds. Dinner is usually similar to my Lunch (I try to cook enough for the week). Then I have a pre and post workout shake. the post workout shake usually has another serving of Greens+ in it. I am REALLY liking greens+. The taste is horrible, but I enjoy the effects it has on the body. I have not had to take ANY antacids since I have started using it (and I have acid reflux disease).
So that and cleaning up alot of the starchy carbs in my diet have helped considerable. I know my food intake isn’t perfect (and I most Saturdays I eat something not so good for me) but it is slowly getting better. I also take 4 to 8 flameouts a day…
mass is mass no?
if you have a bridge with a capacity for 500 pounds
and you put 501 pounds of rocks on it the bridge will collapse
if you put 501 pounds of paper on it the bridge will still collapse.
so if your knees can only withstand 200 pounds on them i dont see how it makes a difference whether your upper body is 200 pounds of muscle, fat, or if its 150 pounds and you have a 50 pound back pack on because it still all equals the same.
but then again biology is tricky stuff so who knows, i dont for sure.
To use your bridge analogy, this is my line of thinking and the questioning I bring…
If you have a bridge that can only take 500 pounds but then you add more support to it (Muscle) then it could then support more weight. So, as I put on muscle in my lower body (I am doing alot of Front squats(they seem to cause less discomfort) deadlifts, lunges, step-ups etc…) will it then help my joints support the weight I am carrying. I want to get to a weight of around 195 pounds. I like the way I look and feel at that weight (when I was last there at least).
So that is my goal. BUT If I can look and feel the same way at 205 as I did at 195 I would prefer that. That extra lean muscle would look good I think.
@patrickk --> You seem what I am saying / asking…
Thanks for the replies everyone[/quote]
ah, i see. biology is weird lol.
anyway, fwiw if your joints suck lifting heavy is just going to fuck with them more. its not like my joints have gotten any better from lifting, trust me.