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Chris Shugart
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Join date: Oct 2002
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Good Gone Bad

Andy heard that it's not good to mix carbs and fats together in the same meal. Now he's so scared of doing it that he worries about taking his fish oil capsules with his oatmeal.

Larry lives a low-carb lifestyle, but is now so afraid of insulin bumps that he refuses to use proper peri-workout nutrition, carb cycling, or even take carb-free amino acids: things that would only improve his physique.

Scott knows that big basic compound movements should be the cornerstone of his training programs. But he's so dead-set against isolation work that he suffers from imbalances and gaps in his strength development, which could be fixed with some "small" movements.


Macronutrient manipulation, carb control, compound exercises: none of these are bad ideas, but they're often taken too far.

Think of the person who reads about how mass-produced beef contains some questionable substances, then becomes a vegetarian. That's throwing the baby out with the bathwater. The solution is to simply choose better, grass-finished beef, not invite a whole new set of problems by becoming a misguided vegetarian.

There's dedicated and there's fanatical. There's being on a diet and there's being an anorexic. There's sticking to a set of beliefs about diet and training, and there's being close-minded to all new approaches.

Sometimes it's a fine line. Sometimes it's not. But it's always a line to be aware of.

Don't let a good idea go bad.

-- Chris


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ghost87
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Join date: Jul 2005
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Chris- now with the Internet, I have noticed "analysis by paralysis." There is so much information available, with so much conflicting data, that people either don't know what to do or in the case above, go to extremes

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Chris Shugart
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ghost87 wrote:
Chris- now with the Internet, I have noticed "analysis by paralysis." There is so much information available, with so much conflicting data, that people either don't know what to do or in the case above, go to extremes



Very true.

If in doubt, simplify.

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