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Cordains "Paleo for Athletes" vs Robb Wolfes book

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Created July 01, 2011 at 6:15 PM

Just wondering if I am the only one seeing some contradictions between the advice given in these two books about Paleo. Specifically related to PWO diet . And I mean within the first 30 minutes of PWO. Seems the more I read the more I am confused about what to do as it related to glycogen resotration etc.

Thoughts ???

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on July 01, 2011
at 08:22 PM

I agree about the PWO window. Ages ago I worked in a popular supplement store. Lots of old timey bodybuiders came in there and they were all about carbs and protein pwo. After reading lots of sciency stuff and trying out the new thinking on the subject I have concluded that the PWO meal is something I need. Sometimes it's better for me to spend more time observing what works for people in practice and less time reading. I guess those old timey guys knew something after all.

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on July 01, 2011
at 08:20 PM

Without a doubt. In fact I saw fairly rapid muscle loss when I skipped my window. However I don't view pre workout the same way.

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on July 01, 2011
at 07:37 PM

the PWO window argument does indeed rage on but for me, after lifting and disregarding the window and then the same lifting with eating carbs and protein ASAP after lifting (so, within a one hour postWO window) i've seen consistently better gains using the window.

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on July 01, 2011
at 06:17 PM

Oh and Cordain advises against fatty meats while Wolf gives it the thumbs up. Another contradiction.

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77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

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on July 01, 2011
at 06:57 PM

Yeah, that's Paleo - contradicting! The best thing to do is test both pieces of advice. Some say milk is in and others say its out. Some eat once a day, some every other day. I think it all comes down to your personal body goals. Before Paleo I was a freak about consuming protein within 30 minutes PWO. I stopped that for 3 months and for me, I realized it is best to consume protein w/i 30 minutes if I want to build muscle.

There was a brief discussion and link to an article at another Stack Exchange community on the topic: "Is the 'glycogen restoration window' real?"

From a cursory Google search, I see that there are many conflicting opinions so test yourself and see what happens!

667f6c030b0245d71d8ef50c72b097dc

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on July 01, 2011
at 07:37 PM

the PWO window argument does indeed rage on but for me, after lifting and disregarding the window and then the same lifting with eating carbs and protein ASAP after lifting (so, within a one hour postWO window) i've seen consistently better gains using the window.

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on July 01, 2011
at 08:20 PM

Without a doubt. In fact I saw fairly rapid muscle loss when I skipped my window. However I don't view pre workout the same way.

0dbd7154d909b97fe774d1655754f195

(16131)

on July 01, 2011
at 08:22 PM

I agree about the PWO window. Ages ago I worked in a popular supplement store. Lots of old timey bodybuiders came in there and they were all about carbs and protein pwo. After reading lots of sciency stuff and trying out the new thinking on the subject I have concluded that the PWO meal is something I need. Sometimes it's better for me to spend more time observing what works for people in practice and less time reading. I guess those old timey guys knew something after all.

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