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by skustes
Thu May 08, 2008 7:12 am
Forum: Nutrition
Topic: Intermittent Fasting and Muscle Catabolism
Replies: 6
Views: 12878

Who says that short-term catabolism is a bad thing? When you damage muscles from exercise, wouldn't you want the body to consume them in order to rebuild new muscle fibers? Seems logical to me. Further, a high-fat diet is protein sparing. Catabolism is a normal physiological process and the body-bui...
by skustes
Fri May 02, 2008 6:59 am
Forum: fitness community
Topic: crossfit?
Replies: 18
Views: 14393

I've been doing CrossFit in some incarnation for the past 6 years. It's good stuff. I regularly switch to a strength focus for 2-3 months at a time, but always maintain some of the metcon workouts in my arsenal. I'm currently off of CrossFit completely due to sprint training for a track meet in July...
by skustes
Fri May 02, 2008 6:52 am
Forum: Nutrition
Topic: Spend Less, Eat Better- Cooking tips for cheap cuts of meat
Replies: 3
Views: 5162

Good stuff goodly!
by skustes
Thu Apr 17, 2008 10:52 am
Forum: Nutrition
Topic: newbie paleo diet questions
Replies: 10
Views: 7897

Meat and eggs are the original protein sources of mankind, with beans being relatively new additions. I wrote a post some time ago about this. Also take note that egg is the most biologically available protein available, hence why it is the reference to which other proteins are compared. Beans as a ...
by skustes
Wed Mar 05, 2008 6:29 am
Forum: Nutrition
Topic: Grass-fed Beef
Replies: 12
Views: 8262

Typically when you buy an eighth, quarter, or half cow, it comes already cut into serving pieces, for instance you'll get (I'm making this up as I go so disregard the numbers) 25lbs of ground beef, 2 roasts, 4 steaks, 2lbs of liver if you'd like, etc. It'll be already packaged, so there's no need fo...
by skustes
Wed Feb 27, 2008 7:10 am
Forum: Nutrition
Topic: You are what you eat. Seriously.
Replies: 12
Views: 7620

As Kevin said, try a full elimination before ruling grains good or bad for you. It is worth mentioning though that there is no such thing as an unprocessed grain. Even "whole grains" are processed as you cannot just go pick up a stalk of wheat and chow down.
by skustes
Thu Jan 10, 2008 5:39 am
Forum: Nutrition
Topic: snacks
Replies: 10
Views: 7875

Fruit (apples, grapes, berries are all transportable), the above-mentioned celery, carrots. Nuts work very well for fat and you can get decent jerky at some of the higher end stores (TJ's, Whole Foods, etc) or you can make your own. A can of tuna is portable too, but your office mates may hate you f...
by skustes
Tue Dec 11, 2007 7:45 am
Forum: fitness community
Topic: Lucky Simplefit
Replies: 7
Views: 6001

Sorry to hear that Kevin. Hope everything works out alright.
by skustes
Tue Dec 11, 2007 7:45 am
Forum: fitness community
Topic: What are you reading?
Replies: 11
Views: 7659

Started "Survival of the Sickest" last Friday and have "The Blind Watchmaker" waiting for me. I can't do the reading two books at once thing like some of you do.
by skustes
Sun Dec 09, 2007 6:32 am
Forum: fitness community
Topic: Cool article about the dissociation technique in NYT.
Replies: 2
Views: 3553

Very cool stuff. I hate running on treadmills, so when I have to do a workout like CrossFit's Michael or Helen, I count to myself. ~10 steps is 1/10 of a mile, so I just start counting and as I near the goal I'll glance down at the distance meter so I don't run too far (wouldn't want that to happen ...
by skustes
Mon Dec 03, 2007 7:59 am
Forum: fitness community
Topic: What are you reading?
Replies: 11
Views: 7659

I just finished Moral Minds and started The Old Way. I have an Amazon list about 75 books long that maybe I'll one day make it through.
by skustes
Thu Nov 22, 2007 5:36 am
Forum: Nutrition
Topic: Too Much Sugar Turns Off Gene That Controls Effects Of Sex
Replies: 1
Views: 2790

Good article Kevin. I actually earmarked that one yesterday for a post on my blog soon too. I have too many earmarked though, so your post is more timely. :lol:
by skustes
Sun Nov 11, 2007 8:59 am
Forum: Nutrition
Topic: How much fish oil
Replies: 5
Views: 5111

Admin wrote:Hey Scott great to see you here!
Thanks Kevin! I visited before and forgot to add it to my routine. Being a man of routine, it took me awhile, but I've added simplefit to my list of forums to visit daily. Great site you have here.
by skustes
Fri Nov 09, 2007 6:37 am
Forum: Nutrition
Topic: How much fish oil
Replies: 5
Views: 5111

I take quite a shot of fish oil daily: 1 tbsp of Carlson's fish oil and 1 tbsp of Carlson's cod liver oil. Some people take even more. It depends heavily on how much you have to spend on supplements.