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Hey Matt, just watched part 2 of CTTP. Love it!
I know that you’re someone who trains later in the afternoon, after 2 or 3 meals. Because of my schedule I have to train after 1 meal, earlier in the morning around 10:30/11. If you were in my position, would you still take your fiber/greens shake first thing in the AM or would you worry about the fiber slowing the digestion of your pre workout meal?
Hey Matt, I took my NAC and Milk Thistle this morning on an empty stomach for the first time and I got a severe case of diarrhea from it. I’m hesitant to try it again because of this, so I was wondering if the effectiveness of these supplements decrease at all when taken with food. I’m sure it’s splitting hairs but I was just curious as to what your thoughts on it are.
Hey Matt are you an advocate of diet soda during prep? I know some people are against using it because of the artificial sweeteners and potential to bloat, was just interested to hear your thoughts.
Second the post about the shirts. I’d definitely buy a “Pursuing” hoodie and/or T!
Love watching Michaela on Instagram. Can’t wait for this thread!
Matt what are your suggestions/recommendations for eating out and staying on track with your diet? My girlfriend lives in a town 2 hours away and I frequently go and stay with her for 2-3 days at a time. I’ve been eating chipotle/qdoba a few times a day to keep to the basic staples (rice, steak, chicken etc).
Two nutrition questions matt:
1. What are your opinions on tilapia being a cheap, poor protein source to eat due to its poor diet while growing? Also, why does each coach seem to switch to fish towards the end of a prep? I feel it’s almost ritualistic that when I see a bodybuilder eating tilapia in their daily diet I know they’re in the dog end of prep?
2. I know rice gets a lot of love for ease of digestion and lack of bloating, especially for bodybuilders in an off season phase consuming huge amounts of carbohydrates. Do you think that oats (complex carbs in general like sweet potato) have a place in a diet due to their Fiber and vitamin content?
Loving this thread Matt. I think the real value here is when you give explanations as to why you’re doing what you’re doing, specifically as it relates to diet and training. I just have a few questions regarding your previous posts:
1. Could you explain the benefits of using a GDA, both in an off season setting and in a pre-contest setting?
2. Do you recommend one Greens supplement over another? I’ve had a hard time being consistent with taking in a Greens powder due to the fact that everyone I’ve tried tastes like absolute shit.
3. When you choose your fiber powder, why do you opt for one that doesn’t contain psyllium?
Interesting note on prioritizing calves, I feel I definitely need to do the same.
Do you think that the intensity/loading that you put into your chest work was compromised by doing calves before chest? Calves aren’t necessarily a “hard” muscle group to train I guess but I’ve always worried that if I did them first before another body part (quads, back, chest etc.) I’d be a little more tired going into the larger muscle group and my intensity/loads would fall short of what they normally are.
How do you measure your fat sources, in g or mL? For example if I wanted to add 10 g of Fat from olive oil to a meal, would you weigh out 10 g on the scale or use teaspoon measurements to get 10 mL, since oils are technically liquids and the ratio from mL to g may not be 1:1, specifically since the nutritional labels are stated in mL. Just trying to make sure I’m not undereating or overeating on my fat sources.
Would you say the T bar row differs from a traditional barbell row? Would you say they target the same musculature or would the close, narrow grip of the T Bar row activate different muscles? They seem to be a similar motor pattern and was wondering if incorporating both of them in the same back training session would be redundant.
Nutrition question: do you think there’s a difference between iodized sea salt and himalayan pink salt? The research I’ve done states that HPSS has more minerals/electrolytes but I’ve also seen some advocates for iodized salt because of the iodide potentially leading to increased thyroid production/output. Is this one of those “splitting hairs” scenarios or do you think there may be a difference?
I’ve seen in some of your shoulder training videos (specifically your latest one with Nathan and Brad) you include a front delt isolation movement (the seated dumbbell raises). I’d be interested to hear your thoughts on the debate of specifically eliminating front delt movements because overcompensating front delts can lead to forward rotation of the shoulders and also make your physique appear less “wide” (as the front delt is now disproportionally large compared to the medial and rear delts).
Hey Matt, I’d be interested to hear your thoughts on upright rows as a movement to add width to the shoulder and enhance medial delt size. Thoughts on it’s potential to cause shoulder issues/etc.
Thanks for the response Matt. I also see from your base diet on page 1 your current diet lacks any dairy. What is your reasoning behind this and do you/would you recommend taking a calcium supplement to try and get some mineral deficiencies remedied from a lack of a direct calcium source via food?