#nutrition

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Broscience is the predominant brand of reasoning in bodybuilding circles where the anecdotal reports of jacked dudes are considered more credible than scientific research.
Broscience in action:

"Bro, you gotta slam 40-60 grams of waxy maize plus 20 grams of BCAA within 7 seconds of finishing your last set of squat rack curls. Otherwise, you'll go straight catabolic."
by Alan Aragon August 02, 2008

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A sarcastic term implying that the time tested, muscle building wealth of knowledge developed and utilized by successful, experienced bodybuilders is inferior to the continually shifting hypotheses of articulate, textbook-savvy 155lb. chemists with little or no real world first-person experience to substantiate their conclusions. The term "Broscience" is oft repeated on bodybuilding and fitness oriented internet forums in an attempt to demonstrate online dominance as a substitution for success in the arena of actual bodybuilding.
Professor Shnootgarten: What are you drinking there?

Tommy: Just a protein shake with some carbs; I need to get my 350 grams daily.

Professor Shnootgarten: According to the 30 pubmed studies that I’ve downloaded, any amount greater than 22.341 grams of protein post workout is superfluous for greater protein synthesis. Additionally, insulin spiking, if that’s your intended objective, is neither necessary nor helpful toward replenishing glycogen stores unless, of course, your focus is high rep, time under tension endurance tolerance rather than maximal load, low rep hypertrophy stimulation.

Tommy: Dude, over the last 8 years, I’ve gone from a 148 pound weakling to a 220 pound beast doing the same stuff that worked for my dad, and you’re a buck fifteen and have never actually seen the inside of a gym.

Professor Shnootgarten: Well, according to last year’s in-vitro study of skeletal-muscle glycogen phosphorylase done at the University of Stuttgart School of Bio-Organic Chemistry Deluxe...

Tommy: Spare me the science lesson Mr. Wizard; you’ll change your mind next week when new studies reveal the opposite conclusions. You can take your research and your weak pale self, and I’ll take the 500+lb.deadlift that I got with hard work and a little help from broscience.
by musclestudlackinganyirony September 06, 2009

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looking at facebook pictures of pretty girls.
I had optical nutrition on Maria's profile.
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superfood expert: someone who is good in nutritious food. for more than quater of century
superfood expert:anyone who is an expert in choosing food which are good for health in the long run.
by ccdc April 10, 2010

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The phrase If It Fits Your Macros (often abbreviated to IIFYM) refers to meeting the individual macronutrient needs relevant to one’s goals and then filling the remaining calories with foods of personal preference. Meaning, eat whatever you want as long as it fits your macros.

What “eat whatever you want as long as it fits your macros” means is basically, eat right, but don’t get all caught up in the whole ‘clean vs dirty’ food debate that seems to still go on. If you want to eat whole grain bread, oats, brown rice, etc. etc. Then do it. If you want to eat white bread, white rice, and pop tarts, as long as it fits in with your other macronutrients and your goals in terms of caloric intake then it isn’t going to make much of a difference in the long run. It all comes down to personal preference.
IIFYM is achieved by following a structured diet similar to the below:
- 200lb man at 20% body fat wants to lose weight
- Maintenance Calories: 3000
- Calories to cut: 2400 - this is a 20% caloric deficit
- 1.5g protein per lb/LBM: (1.5 * 160) 240g
- 0.45g fat per lb/BW: (200 * 0.45) 90g
- Calories from fats + protein minimums: (240 * 4) + (90 * 9) = 1770
- Calories from reaching minimums taken from calories to cut: (2400 - 1770) 630
- He has 630 kcal left to fill with whatever foods he chooses (pop-tarts, pizza, cake, ice cream) and still lose weight as a result of remaining in a calorie deficit.
by tsw March 07, 2012

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The human herbivore was designed to live on earth as an integral part of nature. He has become estranged from nature by a culture 'artificially scripted' by extremely ancient temple communities.

These societies determined at some point in their evolution to produce a class of humans capable of violence to protect them and guard their treasures. They set about to define cultural mores that would insure that captured children raised inside these artificial reality cultures would never be able to learn the truth of their naturally peaceful and attuned natures.

They raised them to kill small animals; consume flesh; war with each other; be competitive in all matters; never speak truthfully and never assume that anyone else was unless they were authority figures.

They taught them that only discipline should be trusted, mind over matter (meaning over ones natural instincts), that 'nature' was cruel, that only artificial engineering could insure comfort and peace...

But mostly they taught them to always look to a leader and listen to nothing else. They instituted a culture of rewards and punishments and were able to create desensitized warriors that could kill on demand.

These meat-eating creatures, who other temple members considered something of a monstrosity, were kept isolated from the rest of society. Their creation also brought about the need for the creation of strict castes so that the greater society would not be polluted by their conditioned and violent natures but also their unusual diseases.

Thus two completely unique societies became both intertwined and interdependent with all the consequent convolutions of logic apparent today.
Eventually, this 'warrior' class overthrew the original temple culture completely. These temple cultures existed across the globe and as each fell to a class of warriors, wars broke out between the now warrior-dominated temple societies as well.

This separation and artificial society began with man's induced separation from nature, in particular, the most basic part which allows him to fully participate in all of nature... his human herbivore design.

See: Milton Mills, MD., "Comparative Anatomy of Eating"

This design is his key to communion and the development of wisdom, a result of communion with nature.
The human herbivore that practices meat-eating is blinded to his true nature by the gross unnaturalness of his behavior and the culture that enables it.
by Cheryl Maietta October 30, 2006

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Noun. A term used by fitness people, usually bodybuilders, to describe the protien, fats, and carbs they must meet or stay under every damn day if they want to get results.
Man, I really want that pizza, but it doesn't fit into my macros for today.
by The Gym Sensei November 13, 2013

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