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Competitive 1 mile, 2 mile, and 5k runner here, /fit/. I'm 5'10" at 140lbs with 8% body fat. Firstly, I'll say that I'm maintaining my 1g protein/lb body weight and eating clean. I have a.m. and p.m. runs Monday-Friday, in addition to lifting 3x a week, so no corrections need to be made in my diet or training regimen.
Now, my race times are very good, but I want to get to an elite level, like , and aside from giving max effort everyday the only way I can think of getting closer to my goals is through supplements. The only supplements I currently take are caffeine and albuterol, but only before a race, so that I don't develop a tolerance. Before my races I take 400mg caffeine and 300mcg albuterol. I've heard of a pre-workout supplement called Body Octane High Voltage that I plan on trying soon. But are there any other supplements or ways to get an edge over my competition while remaining natty?
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Alright /fit/, I has a question for you. This past summer I ran 4-5 miles per day no problem, but I wasn't watching my diet at all so I didn't lose any weight. I've been cutting since I got back to uni, and for the most part now I can hardly do 3 miles before I feel like I'm gonna collapse. I know it's partially due to the cut, but is it better to just keep up with the 3miles, or bump up what I'm eating and run farther?
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Muat Thai/MMA bros:
I'm pretty new to Muay Thai and MMA, only done pure striking before and I did Thai and wrestling clinch in MMA a couple of days ago and Thai clinch again today in MT. After MMA the inside of my right bicep was pretty bruised but it went down a bit. However today brought them back up a bit (pic is shitty but shows where they are, got a small cluster on the edge of the pec/delt tie-in as well, they look worse in person than in the pic but not much worse). The ones on the left of the pic, more in the middle of my bicep, don't really hurt to touch. However, the one nearer my shoulder hurts a bit to touch and my bicep feels kinda sore in the bit kind of underneath the pec, where it connects to the top of the arm and it's a kind of sharp, almost hot soreness - not like DOMS. Also, maybe it's placebo but what I assume is my brocep tendon (feels stringy and very taught when I flex) can be felt more on the bruised bicep, like it's protruding a little more from the muscle.
I presume the bruising is just from knuckles hitting the bicep as hands go in to get the dominant clinch but it seems weird it's only on the right, not the left. I'm right handed so my right hand goes onto the neck/head and my left hand over so I guess my right arm will be tighter to them than my left but it still seems odd, the bruising still seems worse than you'd expect and there's still the presumed tendon pain.
Does anyone have any thoughts? Tips to help avoid this shit in future, or tips in general? Anything I can do to help it heal up?
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I've recently made the switch from white to wheat bread. However, I get confused when I get to the store and am met with: 7 grain, 10 grain, 12 grain, double-fiber, health-nut, whole wheat, triple health, double protein.
I know that any of these options are probably better for me than white bread, but what are the differences between them? In other words, what am I looking for my wheat bread to have and what shouldn't it have? I tend to go cross-eyed when I am trying to compare all of those nutrition labels.