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plap0 12-01-2010 08:36 AM

Diet or workout more important?
Whats more important diet or workout? If I workout hard do I have to worry about counting my diet if I eat healthy?

Plz advice.

TitanCT 12-01-2010 08:43 AM

diet is the key to all. workouts are great and some routines will work better for your body than others...but diet is King.

dildobaggins 12-01-2010 09:12 AM


Originally Posted by plap0 (Post 97362)
Whats more important diet or workout? If I workout hard do I have to worry about counting my diet if I eat healthy?

Plz advice.

What you eat is way overblown. You just need to eat healthy and eat your protein and you will get big. There's a bodybuilder at my gym who weighs about 250 and he just makes sure to eat protein every 2 hours.

Trevor Lane 12-01-2010 09:16 AM

I would say they are basically equal. Eat like shit, look like shit, feel like shit. Slack on the work, look like shit, feel like shit.

glwanabe 12-01-2010 09:23 AM

Here with tonights opposing viewpoint, is Glwanabe.

You can eat a perfect diet all day long , but without any stimulation, you will surely atrophy.

Eat a less than perfect diet, but work your butt off and you will still make progress. Especially if you push for progression.

Obviously, having both in good order is optimal, but if forced to choose, I say exercise.

bamazav 12-02-2010 08:44 AM

It all depends on your goals. If you are trying to lose, I would say diet becomes much more important. It is important to have some sort of plan, as most folks tend to over estimate the cals they eat. If you are gaining, there is more room to play and diet exists more as part of the process. To gain muscle you have to eat big and lift big. To lose and keep muscle you have to eat less and lift big. I personally find the latter a lot harder to manage.

TitanCT 12-02-2010 09:27 AM

both diet and exercise are important. but diet is the key. it is what causes either a cut or a bulk. some people can bulk on little to no food, some need mass quantities of calories. you need to learn your body.

think of it like this. food is the fire and fuel to keep you going..exercise is the quick flash of spark that ignites the fire.

depending on your body type..esp if you are endo or ecto, eating will feel more like a job than the lifting does.

Carl1174 12-31-2010 06:11 AM

I have got to agree with Titan... It doesnt matter how much you work your butt off in the gym if the diet isnt there then you wont get results (well you will get some kind of results, but they wont be great). If you aren't eating adequate macros and staying in a positive nitrogen balance through protein consumption then you WILL NOT grow, unless you are in the genetically gifted category, or juicing. If you want to cut, you can cut on any program, with or without cardio as long as diet is spot on IMO.

Routine is important, but diet is KING


Trevor Ross 01-22-2011 04:37 PM

Training, Diet, and Rest are equal in importance.

Brackneyc 01-22-2011 05:01 PM

In my experience, diet is the key. You can see results on any program if the diet and intensity is there.

Don't believe me, eat really bad for a while (I did it for years), train like a madman (did that too) and see how it goes. Then, keep the program where it is, tighten the diet up (by way of a diet log), and see what happens.

It is only my experience, but once I changed my diet, a lot of good things began to happen. :)

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