*someguy bragging about how good distance running is for conditioning *
Guy 1: Oh man this guy really knows what he talking about
Strength nerd: Eh, not really. He doesnt take into account the fact that increasing the capacity of the aerobic energy system without developing a solid base of strength will limit our overall work capacity, prevent the development of the anaerobic system which we actually use in *insert sport name here* and leave us weak and out of shape. Our time would best be spent doing heavy deadlifts.
In the context of dieting:
Guy1: To lose weight you need to eat 5-6 times a day every 2-3 hrs. It increases the thermic effect of food
Strength nerd: Well it doesnt really work that way. The thermic effect of food is diactated by ones over all caloric intake over a certain period of time so increasing meal frequency would accomplish nothing.
In the supplement context:
Guy1:You need to take a whey protein shake exactly 30 minutes after your workout
Strengthnerd: While taking a protein shake is a good idea muscle protein synthesis is elevated for up to 36 hrs after you have stimulated a muscle group leaving a far larger window than 30 minutes postworkout. I certainly wouldn't recommend waiting say 8 hrs. there is really no need to rush