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    Spikeman1444 is offline Senior Member
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    Dear Dragondoor,

    Why has there been only one nutrition article in the last year? Not to mention the articles go as follows: 2006, 2009, 2011. Those are the three most recent. The reason I'm posting here is because not many will see this over on the nutrition forum. I think people would appreciate it if there were more nutrition articles and activity on the nutrition forum. Nutrition is just as important as strength and conditioning.

    Many thanks, Spikeman1444

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    I think the reason for this is that there is not really much to be said that has not already been said. Basic nutrition is ... well ... basic. Few except the very elite athlete can really use the tweaking and fussing that many who have something to sell claim we all need.

    Look at the training tables at places like the Olympic Training Center and other top institutes of performance enhancement and research. They are pretty straight forward using few if any of the "miracle" pills / potions / regimens that get trumpeted daily from the "nutrition world". They keep it varied, closer to natural forms, and proportioned across the fat/carb/protein spectrum but don't go to great lengths from there. They play a bit with timing and portions but even that is pretty mundane compared to what is suggested by some of the "top authors" in the field. (Top authors is quoted, because just because you can sell a lot of books does not really equate to having real knowledge on a subject).

    Dan John has it right ... pay attention to the food eaten (basic diet here) add a multi-vit / multi-mineral and fish oil just short of causing the runs and you should be good. Focus on leaves, nuts, berries, quality protein and then go spent the rest of the time working out and living the other aspects of your lives! As he oft times states, "there is no magic pill".

    If we are really honest about it ... most of the supplements, systems (etc.) are really like putting Perelli tires on a family sedan. They are wasted. The differences in performance really are not noted unless you are in that top rare-air level of performance (if at all).

    So once we have the basics down (and this does vary somewhat with the individual) we pretty much have it done ... so what else would there be to say?

    My two cents ... which means it's probably worth even less <grin> , now where did I put that raw tofu / fermented egg white smoothie anyway?
    Be well ... Lee.

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    I just looked at the Articles section and your right about there being a lack of recent writeups on nutrition. I agree with DLS that its all pretty basic. Protein, vegetibles, fruit, nuts and fats. There is however alot of discussion on the nutrition forum on IF, WD and other eating plans / strategies that give out useful info. For myself I allways know how, why and when I screw up my eating. When that happens just reset for the next day and put it behind me. I think most of us who take their training seriously do also...Dennis

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    Just to play devils advocate... strength training ain't rocket science either.
    1) Find an exercise you can perform a limited (<15) number of times in one set.
    2) Practice that exercise.
    3a) If it starts feeling lighter, then add resistance.
    3b) If it starts to feel heavier (and you've been consistently training), you are probably over-training, so cut back a bit or get your recovery in check.
    4) For top results, try to work the entirety of your body and primarily use compound exercises.

    We could talk about set and rep schemes, back-off sets, and lots of other stuff, but following the above 4 rules will get you plenty strong without any further complications. My point? Most things have various levels of analysis, and the fact that this forum's community is more into s&c than nutrition doesn't mean that deeper levels of nutritional information don't have their use.

    Spikeman, DD is a company that deals with a lot of people in the s&c world, and few in the nutritional world. I'd suggest you find another source of nutrition articles, as I assume not much is going to change over in the nutritional article section of the site.

    Cheers,
    Josh
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    Quote Originally Posted by kodo kb View Post
    Just to play devils advocate... strength training ain't rocket science either.
    1) Find an exercise you can perform a limited (<15) number of times in one set.
    2) Practice that exercise.
    3a) If it starts feeling lighter, then add resistance.
    3b) If it starts to feel heavier (and you've been consistently training), you are probably over-training, so cut back a bit or get your recovery in check.
    4) For top results, try to work the entirety of your body and primarily use compound exercises.

    We could talk about set and rep schemes, back-off sets, and lots of other stuff, but following the above 4 rules will get you plenty strong without any further complications. My point? Most things have various levels of analysis, and the fact that this forum's community is more into s&c than nutrition doesn't mean that deeper levels of nutritional information don't have their use.

    Spikeman, DD is a company that deals with a lot of people in the s&c world, and few in the nutritional world. I'd suggest you find another source of nutrition articles, as I assume not much is going to change over in the nutritional article section of the site.

    Cheers,
    Josh
    I agree with this post particularly with the point that a comparatively inactive nutrition forum means comparatively less interest in nutrition discussion compared to S&C. That does not mean this forum isn't interested in nutrition, but your best bet is to find another forum for discussions on nutrition. On the other hand, however, maybe DD should publish a book or two about nutrition to drum up more interest in the topic since the S&C forum is currently full of topics based on DD books like ROP, ETK, CC, and BOAH.

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    thank you for the responses.

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