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Nutrition Partitioning for Dummies


#1

Ok,I need help. I've read lot's of article's on diet/nutrition timing and all that goes along with how to eat. Problem is,I don't get it. When you read a workout routine it tells you what to do, how many times,the tempo, rest,percentage of 1RM and how many times a week. I understand lifting weights, but when an article says "eat complex carbs throughput the day than fast absorbing carbs during peri-workout" what exactly does that mean. What carb (food) do I eat. Oats,potatoes, i.e. vs donuts,pop tarts and carp for example kinda.

I really just wanna be told exactly what to eat or at least an example template. I know everyone is different but there has some middle ground. Squats make everyone's legs bigger and stronger, isn't there some basic food model to follow.

Thanks.


#2

It means to eat fast digesting carbs but not just straight up table sugar to help prevent too much of an insulin crash in the middle of a workout.


#3

Horsepuss, try reading ths one. I think I did a good job in explaining it: http://www.t-nation.com/supplements/what-you-dont-know-about-workout-supplementation