Favorite Overheard Work Out "Tips"

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    Aug 06, 2009 8:13 PM GMT
    Overheard "tip" from a trainer to a client:

    "After a workout, a combination of proteins and sugars are important for rebuilding muscle (true, as far as I know.) So after we're done, go grab a smoothie at the smoothie bar with a bunch of Oreos crumbled on top."
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    Aug 06, 2009 9:44 PM GMT
    Haha.. Yeah, I think someone here suggested getting an Blizzard shake from McDonalds right after a workout. Personally, I just add a couple teaspoons of sugar to my post-workout MRP.

    This might qualify as a gym pet peeve. But one time I asked these two kids how many more sets they had left on the bench press. And one of them responded, 20. I had a surprised look and asked if he was serious. He happily said that they were doing a "burn-out" routine or something. And I kinda chuckled and asked what exactly that entailed. It was basically, 20 sets of high reps and light weights. I just said, ok cool. And then walked away to find something else to work on. I probably should have asked where they got that idea from. Because it will certainly burn them out. icon_lol.gif
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    Aug 06, 2009 9:54 PM GMT
    eating a banana

    or 1% chocolate milk

    I prefer the banana - it's so well... it's just so darn sexy
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    Aug 06, 2009 11:39 PM GMT
    @xrichx: I get the high rep, light weight thing for "cutting", but 20 sets? May as well go take a step class.
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    Aug 07, 2009 5:48 AM GMT
    My favorite overheard tips usually involve take, (insert supplement here), and you will gain a LOT of muscle and lose weight. Heard so many over the years I forgot most of them. Bought a couple of them though. Of course they didn't work, but oddly enough regular food did. hhhhmmm. except for MetRX. That stuff didn't make me gain muscle, but I did gain weight.
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    Aug 10, 2009 6:35 AM GMT
    Consuming high glycemic index foods (like pure glucose) along with some protein shortly after intense exercise is supposed to aid recovery by replenishing energy stores -- specifically, a 4:1 ratio of carbs to proteins (e.g., sugary sports drink + protein powder), *up to* 100g : 25g respectively ideally within 30 minutes of ending an intense workout (and fewer carbs/protein for a less intense workout). Fat is supposed to be bad, so avoid the Oreos. Follow with a balanced meal within the next couple hours.
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    Aug 10, 2009 6:40 AM GMT
    Seriously, post-workout Oreos... icon_neutral.gif
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    Aug 10, 2009 6:41 AM GMT
    i just eat all the time, it works
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    Aug 15, 2009 3:40 AM GMT
    Swing really hard up and drop it fast. Hard up. Drop fast. Hard up. Drop fast.
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    Aug 15, 2009 4:01 AM GMT
    MyArsenal saidOverheard "tip" from a trainer to a client:

    "After a workout, a combination of proteins and sugars are important for rebuilding muscle (true, as far as I know.) So after we're done, go grab a smoothie at the smoothie bar with a bunch of Oreos crumbled on top."


    But I like Oreos.........icon_cry.gif
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    Aug 15, 2009 4:28 AM GMT
    I think my favorite one was after I went through a pt session and came back a week later, the convo went like this...

    "How did your legs feel?"
    "They're still sore... I think we overdid it last time."
    "Nah! That just means it worked!"

    Needless to say, I fired her.
  • Celticmusl

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    Aug 15, 2009 4:28 AM GMT
    When you crumble an oreo cookie all the calories fall out so in fact oreo crumbles have zero calories. It's like when your at the office and you cut a donut in half and only eat one half until about 15 minutes later when you come back for the other half....You've just cut your calories in half by eating twice the portion.

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    Aug 15, 2009 4:52 AM GMT
    Celticmusl saidWhen you crumble an oreo cookie all the calories fall out so in fact oreo crumbles have zero calories. It's like when your at the office and you cut a donut in half and only eat one half until about 15 minutes later when you come back for the other half....You've just cut your calories in half by eating twice the portion.



    Wait what?