In this Apr 4, 2012 free audio podcast: Should You Eat Carbs or Protein Before Bed? Also: being predisposed to heat stroke, shot-gun vitamins and high dose antioxidants, good swim technique videos, being ketogenic all the time, tendonitis explained, why one muscle can be bigger than the one on the other side, and how to blast away belly fat.
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Audio Question from Kelsey:
What is best to eat before bed? Garret Webber-Gale's nutritionist says carbs instead of protein or it will all turn to fat… is that true?
Audio Question from Patrick:
Wondering about heat susceptibility. If he can't take an icebath, he gets crazy headaches 24 hours after a hot/hard workout.
~ In my response to Patrick, I recommend CapraColostrum.
Audio Question from Mike:
Wants your opinion of the “Longevity” and “Six for Men” supplements.
Audio Question from Jared:
Wants some recommendations for videos he can watch to help his swimming technique as he prepares for a triathlon.
~ In my response to Jared, I recommend Swim Smooth, and especially the DVD's.
If I train myself to be ketogenic, is that purely for health and fat burning? What about racing? Do I still eat the gels, etc. before/during a race? Or is that counter-productive?
I need some advice on how to manage my tendonitis in my foot once and for all. In fall 2010, I completed my first marathon. During the end of my training, I started to develop pain on the inside of my left foot. I pushed my way through the race but was left limping for a week. The pain subsided enough to allow me to start running in April 2011. However, by August, I had to cease running due to extreme pain on the outside of my foot. An MRI determined that I had tendinitis and I spent 3 months in Physical Therapy. My foot has gotten better but it is still not 100%. What do you suggest in terms of stretching, foam rolling, etc., to enable me to slowly begin a running program again? I would like to try a marathon in fall 2012.
I lift a lot of weights for strength training. I notice one peck is significantly larger than the other. When I train I use dumbbells so I can't overcompensate with a stronger side. I'm right handed, and my right peck is smaller. Why does something like this typically occur? Could it be related to one side being dominant and used throughout the day? What would be the way to fix this?
I have currently noticed that my left bicep is longer/larger than my right bicep. I am right handed and have always consciously made an effort to work both arms the same amount. Do opposite biceps normally grow at the same rate? My concern now is how to get the right bicep to ‘catch up' to the left one.
I wanted to get your thoughts on the best way to loose fat that accumulates between my waste and my neck. My legs are very strong and have little fat – if any. I seem to accumulate my fat up north. I know you can't target belly fat loss, however I thought I heard you mention a good fat loss program for this scenario on one of your podcasts. If you could point me to that podcast or any articles you have on this I would appreciate it. By the way I am 38, have a desk job but try to eat organic and drink 8 cups of water during week days and raw milk 2-3 cups per day for calcium. I also take a great vitamin from Dr. Ron. As well as cod lover oil. I'm a husband with 6 children and not as active as I want to be.
~ In my response to Gerald I talk about www.shape21.com
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