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Ever wonder why nuts are not a great source of protein?

Ever wonder why Vegans have trouble gaining muscle? Ever wonder why nuts are not a great source of protein? My Protein Quality Tool rates the protein quality in plain english for over 5000 foods! All protein is not created equally. The essential amino acid profile, the digestibility, and the macros of the nuts all factor in to determine how much you actually have to eat to get the equievelent of 30g high quality protein like that from isolated whey, eggs, or chicken breast. Lets look at the example of peanuts, they have a *lot* of fat in them.  "So what" you say, "its good...

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CB-1 Weight Gainer, a semi-legitimate product

If all you care about is getting big and fat and you just cant shovel enough food into your mouth to do it, then CB-1 is the product for you!   One thumbs up on CB-1 for honestly.   This pill is an appetite enhancer so if you cant eat enough to get fat, this pill can help. Since obesity is at epidemic proportions they are probably looking at a very small market niche - skinny healthy people who want to join their obese, diabetic, and heart diseased fellow Americans.  Skinny people doing SS, if you cant eat Mark Rippetoe's recommended...

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Cyber-attack Against AskScooby Forum Imminent

Cyber-attack Against AskScooby Forum Imminent It has come to my attention that less than a handful of members are planning illegal cyber-attacks against the AskScooby Forum to try and shut down the forum unless member michaelzwarszawy is banned. We will not be blackmailed by a lynch mob. All precautions have been made against cyber-attack and in the unlikely event it should succeed, we have twice weekly backups that will be restored to a standby server.. Should the forum disappear, it will only be for a short time so please check scoobysworkshop.com for status. If you want to know who is making the...

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Success Stories – One Week Left To Enter!

Entries to my success stories contest are due on the 1st of May which is one week off.  This is the last announcement. The next post about this contest will be on the 1st of June to announce the winners! Get your success stories entries in now! Because these contests are a lot of work for me, there is a good chance that this contest will be the last so if you are sitting on the fence about entering, I suggest you do it.  Many of you submitted entries over the winter or last year, you might want to take another 'after' photo now...

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PV Solar, save money and help the planet! Earth Day April 22 2013

PV Solar, save money and help the planet! Earth Day April 22 2013 The politicians of the world will not save the planet, WE will thru our individual actions. We need to stop blaming the politicians and take care of the problem ourselves and we CAN make a big difference. Lets talk solar energy by starting with the myths about photovoltaic (PV) solar: [iframe width="480" height="303" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/UQdaJCBWilw?rel=0&wmode=transparent" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen] 1) Myth: Solar is too expensive. Its NOT. The prices have dropped so dramatically that you can now get a panel that makes 240 watts of power for about $300 making it very...

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The “Complete Protein” myth.

We have heard over and over that chicken, beef, eggs, and fish are better than beans for muscle building because plant products like beans.  We are told that plant based protein is "not a complete protein" except in rare cases like Quinoa, and that is still inferior.  WHY?  Lets take a look at the amino acid profile of black beans vs chicken, the chart from that page is reproduced here:   Look at the data.  The profile of the essential amino acids looks remarkable similar to me.  The biggest difference is that beans have about 25% less lysine than chicken but...

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Sort foods by amino acid content!

I am working to build a suite of very sophisticated software tools for nutritional planning in sports, health, and fitness minded athletes. The first tools will be to help athletes get the optimal combination of amino acids for muscle building, optimal recovery, and sports performance. The ultimate goal of this software will be to allow the user to pick a primary source of protein (plant or animal) and have the software choose the optimal complementary food to give the best amino acid profile. For a very trite example, if you select "black beans", the software might suggest "rice". I already...

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“Complete Protein” Nutritionists and Vegan Bodybuilders I need your help.

I was shocked to find a complete lack of quality information when it comes to getting protein for muscle building from plant sources. I had just assumed it was there but I hadn't been able to find it but it appears everyone is just parroting the same things. Many trite phrases get repeated over and over without anyone thinking critically about them, not even the vegan bodybuilding websites I have seen - "beans and rice make a complete protein", etc. People keep asking me again and again for inexpensive, healthy, high protein meals and inexpensive means no meat. My goal...

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Those Pretty Heart Rate Charts

Time to talk about all those heart rate charts.  They are so neat and tidy, they make everything so simple and clear.  We have seen them for so long that we dont even think about them or question them.  If you want to lose weight, you put your heart rate in the "weight loss zone", right?  Well, maybe, maybe not! The biggest problem of all with these pretty heart rate charts is that there is a HUGE variation in heartrates between similar healthy individuals which lowers the values of the charts right off the bat.  First lets look at how...

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Get your success stories entries in!

Entries to my success stories contest are due on the 1st of May which is less than 30 days away. Get your success stories entries in now! I only do success stories contests every 2 years so if you are sitting on the fence about entering, I suggest you do it.  Many of you submitted entries over the winter or last year, you might want to take another 'after' photo now and resubmit your entry.  Please send a complete new entry, not just the update photo, because its very likely I wont be able to find your original entry.  I am a bit laxer...

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