This is especially true for those of us who love lifting, bodybuilding or, really, any other sport.
Among the questions that abound in every gym's weight room, typically between two bros, are lifechanging gems such as these: Are almonds or peanuts better for you? 6 meals or 3? Are oats or bread a better post-workout carb? Coconut oil or olive oil? Protein 30 minutes after a workout or 10?
|This is a bro, for those of you who are wondering|
1. Train properly and consistently. (Read: lift heavy, with corrrect form, in the correct rep range -- no more than 12, ever, people! I don't care if you want to do 50 crunches. Abs should be worked the same as any other body part.)
2. Eat enough good food most of the time. (Read: find what works for you and eat it!)
3. Rest. (Read: 48 hours between working on the same body part, at least 1 full day off -- no cardio! -- per week.)
So now feel free to debate peanuts versus almonds, but make sure you remember where your focus should be.
I'll leave you with this fabulous view that greeted me this morning. This is for you, people bragging about warm weather on Facebook...
Your turn! Do you think there are other factors that are as important (or nearly as important) as the three listed above? And more importantly....almonds or peanuts?