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Fitness Myths: Fact or Fiction

Swimsuit season is in full swing, and if you're trying to tone up for an upcoming beach vacation, you want to make sure you can separate out fitness facts from fiction. Take this quiz and see what's up with your workout.

Fitness Myths: Fact or Fiction

T/F: You burn more fat when you exercise first thing in the morning on an empty stomach.

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KatharineMTHW KatharineMTHW 7 years
looks like i didnt do so well!
runningesq runningesq 7 years
Anon, you're wrong. See my post above ^^^ ... yes, if you do a 30 min run, you don't need 2% chocolate milk. But trust me, after a 20 mi run, you need the 2%
sooluvsky sooluvsky 7 years
hahahaha;;;;;;;1/5...............at least i have one right...
sooluvsky sooluvsky 7 years
hahahaha;;;;;;; 1/5..... .......... at least i have one right...
Soniabonya Soniabonya 7 years
4 out of 5. Yay!
Soniabonya Soniabonya 7 years
4 out of 5. Yay!
runningesq runningesq 7 years
Allytta, you're wrong about the chocolate milk:Common sports drinks such as Gatorade supply those carbs, as well as fluids and electrolytes lost through sweat. However, more recent research suggests that adding protein to the mix may further hasten recovery. Hence the new wave of drinks such as Endurox R4 that include protein as well as higher doses of carbs.In the study, nine male cyclists rode until their muscles were depleted of energy, then rested four hours and biked again until exhaustion. During the rest period, the cyclists drank low-fat chocolate milk, Gatorade, or Endurox R4. During a second round of exercise, the cyclists who drank the chocolate milk were able to bike about 50% longer than those who drank Endurox, and about as long as those who drank the Gatorade. The findings suggest that chocolate milk has an optimal ratio of carbohydrates to protein to help refuel tired muscles, researcher Joel M. Stager, PhD, Indiana University kinesiology professor, tells WebMD.But the most puzzling result of the study, experts say, was why Endurox -- which has the same carb-to-protein ratio as the chocolate milk -- fared so poorly. Researcher Jeanne D. Johnston, MA, tells WebMD it may have to do with the different composition of the sugars in the milk. Another theory is that the sugars in the milk may be better absorbed in the gut than those in the Endurox.Edward F. Coyle, PhD, a researcher on exercise and hydration at the University of Texas, tells WebMD the trial would have been stronger if the researchers had also tested the effect of flavored water or another dummy (placebo) drink. The study was partly funded by the Dairy and Nutrition Council, an industry group. Coyle says that the study’s reliance on industry funding is not unusual in the world of sports research, as federal funding for such research is hard to come by.http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2006/02/24/health/webmd/main1342839.shtml
runningesq runningesq 7 years
Allytta, you're wrong about the chocolate milk: Common sports drinks such as Gatorade supply those carbs, as well as fluids and electrolytes lost through sweat. However, more recent research suggests that adding protein to the mix may further hasten recovery. Hence the new wave of drinks such as Endurox R4 that include protein as well as higher doses of carbs. In the study, nine male cyclists rode until their muscles were depleted of energy, then rested four hours and biked again until exhaustion. During the rest period, the cyclists drank low-fat chocolate milk, Gatorade, or Endurox R4. During a second round of exercise, the cyclists who drank the chocolate milk were able to bike about 50% longer than those who drank Endurox, and about as long as those who drank the Gatorade. The findings suggest that chocolate milk has an optimal ratio of carbohydrates to protein to help refuel tired muscles, researcher Joel M. Stager, PhD, Indiana University kinesiology professor, tells WebMD. But the most puzzling result of the study, experts say, was why Endurox -- which has the same carb-to-protein ratio as the chocolate milk -- fared so poorly. Researcher Jeanne D. Johnston, MA, tells WebMD it may have to do with the different composition of the sugars in the milk. Another theory is that the sugars in the milk may be better absorbed in the gut than those in the Endurox. Edward F. Coyle, PhD, a researcher on exercise and hydration at the University of Texas, tells WebMD the trial would have been stronger if the researchers had also tested the effect of flavored water or another dummy (placebo) drink. The study was partly funded by the Dairy and Nutrition Council, an industry group. Coyle says that the study’s reliance on industry funding is not unusual in the world of sports research, as federal funding for such research is hard to come by. http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2006/02/24/health/webmd/main1342839.shtml
Allytta Allytta 7 years
hey, you posted yourself that MILK is good, not chocolate milk, that chocolate part just adds bullshit calories to the milk. and about stretching - you also said that we should do it, then you said we shouldn't, then again - that we should. i got really confused and asked you so what's the deal - should we or shouldn't? and you said it all depends on the type of exercise and warming up.
cg130 cg130 7 years
Wow, I really didn't know a lot of these!
cjstraus cjstraus 7 years
Yay! 4/5 I got the one about stretching wrong...now I know :)
LilyLyra LilyLyra 7 years
5/5! :-D
LilyLyra LilyLyra 7 years
5/5! :-D
Talldiva45 Talldiva45 7 years
Bummer - only 2 right
Talldiva45 Talldiva45 7 years
Bummer - only 2 right
runningesq runningesq 7 years
5/5.... I LOVE 2% chocolate milk and a bagel with peanut butter after a long ride or long run.
kclulu kclulu 7 years
I love chocolate milk for a recovery drink, it tastes so much better than gatorade.I got the stretching one wrong though because I assumed there was a warm up period involved. I am with Run2bfree067 and do both.
kclulu kclulu 7 years
I love chocolate milk for a recovery drink, it tastes so much better than gatorade. I got the stretching one wrong though because I assumed there was a warm up period involved. I am with Run2bfree067 and do both.
mondaymoos mondaymoos 7 years
I love chocolate milk as a post-workout recovery. It's the frugal version of pricey protein shakes. 5/5: Booyah.
Run2bfree067 Run2bfree067 7 years
stretch AND warm up before a workout then stretch after and drink a recovery drink, like 1% choco milk for maximum recovery for the next day!
juliefischer juliefischer 7 years
4/5...Got the chocolate milk one wrong. I really don't think that is the best choice but its not based on my opinion :)
Vampyre Vampyre 7 years
I got 5 out of 5 on that. I thought I was going to get 0. I guess it's that I know my stuff, I'm just too lazy to apply it.
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