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    Good stuff Rosi. Useful and important info for...

    Good stuff Rosi. Useful and important info for fighters/ coaches!

    One point to add for the avenues of weight loss during "short term weight loss" that I'm sure you'll cover. You also lose a...
  2. Performance enhancing substances and MMA/ sport

    A Friend of mine is studying for a PhD in sociology of sports and is interested in talking to people who have either experience of being involved with performance enhancing substances or have been...
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    Haha. Yeah, given a calorie is a unit of energy...

    Haha. Yeah, given a calorie is a unit of energy and thus they are the same thing it shouldn't be aloud...
  4. Thread: Sweatz Vests

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    Well it's pretty easy to determine whether it is...

    Well it's pretty easy to determine whether it is fat oxidation or not by doing indirect calorimetry (which is what I will test). This is a very simple lab technique.

    You make a very good point...
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    Well the water that would be secreted as sweat...

    Well the water that would be secreted as sweat would come from the blood, which supplies the sweat gland and when people lose a fair amount of water you see a dissproportionate loss of extracellular...
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    To put some numbers to it for you Stapes. My...

    To put some numbers to it for you Stapes. My experience (from actually measuring these variables in exercising humans) is that during exhaustive exercise (exercising to the point of fatigue) in the...
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    I'm interested in seeing the studies too. Also...

    I'm interested in seeing the studies too. Also I'm interested in learning more about the BASES recognition, what exactly does this mean? I can't find anything on the BASES web site or online about...
  8. A couple of points. I personally don't...

    A couple of points.

    I personally don't recommend water loading, for the reason Rosi stated. As well as the wiki link Rosi posted, look at this one and read the section on notable cases....
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    Plenty of self control and will power!

    Plenty of self control and will power!
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    Oh and the creatine caffeine point... If you...

    Oh and the creatine caffeine point...

    If you look at the study that looked at this, they had individuals taking a very large daily dose of caffeine. I think a few more studies are warrented...
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    Some interesting points. I think the most useful...

    Some interesting points. I think the most useful points related to creatine supplementation for MMA athletes are:

    1. Increasing muscle phosphocreatine stores, increases the muscles ability to...
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    You wouldn't see any difference between BCAA's...

    You wouldn't see any difference between BCAA's and a whole protein source, so better off just having the whole protein source.



    I never recommended a low vitamin diet. Adequate intake of...
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    I believe this is most of them. Maybe check some...

    I believe this is most of them. Maybe check some of your information.




    There's no evidence to suggest that take creatine after exercise is going to improve recovery. You don't need as much as...
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    I'm sorry Stuart, but a lot of what you have said...

    I'm sorry Stuart, but a lot of what you have said is wrong or doesn't make any sense. Where do you get your info from?
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    Yeah 3 grams a day for a month will see similar...

    Yeah 3 grams a day for a month will see similar results to the typical loading protocol.

    You don't need anymore than that (3 g/ day) to maintain muscle creatine stores after you've reached...
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    The definition of short term will depend on the...

    The definition of short term will depend on the dose you take. If we're talking about the normal loading dose 5 g, 4 times a day for 5 days then most of the initial changes in muscle creatine and...
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    To be honest, this is not a very good write up on...

    To be honest, this is not a very good write up on creatine.

    3-4 pounds weight gain in 2 weeks isn't unrealistic, but is probably an extreme example. However, whilst there is a gain in weight and...
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    If there is no weight (water) gain, then there's...

    If there is no weight (water) gain, then there's probably not much point in taking creatine.
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    What's the difference between the two? Which one...

    What's the difference between the two? Which one works best? Again, surely it's not about preference, it's about what works!
  20. Thread: Thermopure

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    Surely it's about whether or not they work? It's...

    Surely it's about whether or not they work? It's nothing to do with personal preference.

    The best results for fat loss will always come from consuming less energy than you're expending...
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    Dehydration is only 1 of a number of different...

    Dehydration is only 1 of a number of different techniques used to "cut weight" (acutely reduce body weight in the 3-4 days before the weigh in).

    You have missed some very significant other...
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    MMA isn't body building. Smiler makes the most...

    MMA isn't body building. Smiler makes the most important points!!
  23. Out of interest, what do you walk around at Neil...

    Out of interest, what do you walk around at Neil and what do you normally weigh when you fight at welter?

    Phil, if you're weak after the recovery, you want to take a look or get someone to take a...
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    Probably best to steer clear then. If you (or...

    Probably best to steer clear then.

    If you (or anyone else) was looking for increased buffering capacity the first thing I would do anyway would be to use beta-alanine supplementation, but that's...
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    Tom. The dosage they used in this study (which is...

    Tom. The dosage they used in this study (which is a commonly used dose) was 0.3 g/ kg body weight. 1 teaspoon of sodium bicarbonate is approximately 5 g.

    Here's some dosages for different body...
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