Muscle and Brawn Forums
 

Go Back   Muscle and Brawn Forums > Supplements, Nutrition & Diet > Nutrition, Diet and Supplements
Mark Forums Read
Register Articles Members List Search Today's Posts

Notices

Nutrition, Diet and Supplements Discuss nutrition, diet, cutting and weight loss. Supplement discussions as well.

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 05-07-2014, 05:37 PM   #1
LindenGarcia18
Senior Member
Max Brawn
Points: 8,417, Level: 61 Points: 8,417, Level: 61 Points: 8,417, Level: 61
Activity: 16% Activity: 16% Activity: 16%
 
LindenGarcia18's Avatar
 

Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: London City UK
Posts: 1,882
Training Type: 5x5
Fav Exercise: One arm dumbbell rows.
Reputation: 69801
LindenGarcia18 is a lifting beastLindenGarcia18 is a lifting beastLindenGarcia18 is a lifting beastLindenGarcia18 is a lifting beastLindenGarcia18 is a lifting beastLindenGarcia18 is a lifting beastLindenGarcia18 is a lifting beastLindenGarcia18 is a lifting beastLindenGarcia18 is a lifting beastLindenGarcia18 is a lifting beastLindenGarcia18 is a lifting beast
Default The importance of vegetables for lifting.

What do vegetables do, if anything, for a lifter?

We know we need them ordinarily for their nutritional benefit, but are there any aspects that aid athletes/lifters specifically?

I thought if anything perhaps the vitamins.


Any thoughts?
LindenGarcia18 is online now   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Old 05-07-2014, 07:12 PM   #2
JTM811
Senior Member
Brawn
Points: 592, Level: 11 Points: 592, Level: 11 Points: 592, Level: 11
Activity: 1% Activity: 1% Activity: 1%
 
JTM811's Avatar
 

Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: Iowa
Posts: 115
Training Exp: Off and on 15 years
Training Type: Other
Fav Exercise: Deadlifts or Squats
Reputation: 5923
JTM811 is a consistent contributorJTM811 is a consistent contributorJTM811 is a consistent contributorJTM811 is a consistent contributorJTM811 is a consistent contributorJTM811 is a consistent contributorJTM811 is a consistent contributorJTM811 is a consistent contributorJTM811 is a consistent contributorJTM811 is a consistent contributorJTM811 is a consistent contributor
Default

There are many positive benefits in eating veggies. Potassium from dark greens especially, is good for alleviating cramping. I know during football in the early season when its pretty hot in August and September, getting in those greens and banana's helped me immensely to avoid cramps. Beans are protein sources. Potatoes are great sources of carbs.
JTM811 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-07-2014, 07:16 PM   #3
Dray
Senior Member
Max Brawn
Points: 10,100, Level: 67 Points: 10,100, Level: 67 Points: 10,100, Level: 67
Activity: 6% Activity: 6% Activity: 6%
 

Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: tldu
Posts: 4,106
Training Type: Fullbody
Fav Exercise: bench press
Reputation: 245355
Dray is a master memberDray is a master memberDray is a master memberDray is a master memberDray is a master memberDray is a master memberDray is a master memberDray is a master memberDray is a master memberDray is a master memberDray is a master member
Default

I've heard - from a few sources, over time - that athletes and other very active individuals "burn" more micronutrients in general, and some in particular, though I can't remember which ones.

Whether that's true or not, I think eating a lot of vegetables is a smart way to go, because they're full of all sorts of goodies that would be a pain in the butt - and probably quite expensive, if even possible for some of them - to get any other way. Not just vitamins and minerals, though they are very important, but other stuff that definitely isn't in your typical multi, say. Not to mention fibre...

Plus, if you know even the most basic ways of making food tasty, they're... tasty! So why not.
Dray is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 05-07-2014, 08:01 PM   #4
Chirag
Senior Member
Brawn
Points: 364, Level: 7 Points: 364, Level: 7 Points: 364, Level: 7
Activity: 18% Activity: 18% Activity: 18%
 

Join Date: Apr 2014
Posts: 104
Reputation: 3010
Chirag has made some very good postsChirag has made some very good postsChirag has made some very good postsChirag has made some very good postsChirag has made some very good postsChirag has made some very good postsChirag has made some very good postsChirag has made some very good postsChirag has made some very good postsChirag has made some very good postsChirag has made some very good posts
Default

One reason I could think of why veggies are important is that they make you fuller and you could really eat a lot of them and not rack up as many calories if you are trying to count macros. Not to mention they taste great when you throw butter on them hahaha. Also, like Dray says, they're cheaper than multivitamins and perfect to get your micronutrients in. I always get more energy when eating veggies with my meals as opposed to when I don't. This could just be me though.
Chirag is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-07-2014, 11:54 PM   #5
BigMyk
Junior Member
Points: 18, Level: 1 Points: 18, Level: 1 Points: 18, Level: 1
Activity: 3% Activity: 3% Activity: 3%
 

Join Date: May 2014
Posts: 9
Reputation: 110
BigMyk is new to the forumBigMyk is new to the forum
Default

vitamins, decrease inflammation, put your body in an alkaline state (required for anabolism) makes you shit right (because of fibers), antioxidants.

Just eat them. Lots.
BigMyk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-08-2014, 09:43 AM   #6
brad1224
Senior Member
Max Brawn
Points: 5,286, Level: 46 Points: 5,286, Level: 46 Points: 5,286, Level: 46
Activity: 0% Activity: 0% Activity: 0%
 
brad1224's Avatar
 

Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 844
Reputation: 43342
brad1224 is a lifting machinebrad1224 is a lifting machinebrad1224 is a lifting machinebrad1224 is a lifting machinebrad1224 is a lifting machinebrad1224 is a lifting machinebrad1224 is a lifting machinebrad1224 is a lifting machinebrad1224 is a lifting machinebrad1224 is a lifting machinebrad1224 is a lifting machine
Default

there are an abundance of reasons why veggies a good! my main reason is most are fibrous carbs that will help in digestion
__________________
EAT BIG TO GET BIG

***AAEFX REP***



Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AllAmericanEFX
Twitter: @AllAmericanEFX
Instagram: @AAEFX

http://www.aaefx.com
brad1224 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-08-2014, 10:24 AM   #7
JBWarren70
GymRat
Brawn
Points: 737, Level: 14 Points: 737, Level: 14 Points: 737, Level: 14
Activity: 8% Activity: 8% Activity: 8%
 
JBWarren70's Avatar
 

Join Date: May 2014
Location: Orange City, FL
Posts: 232
Training Type: ARGH!!!
Fav Exercise: Curls brah!
Fav Supp: Skittles, Pizza, Proteinz
Reputation: 4661
JBWarren70 has made some very good postsJBWarren70 has made some very good postsJBWarren70 has made some very good postsJBWarren70 has made some very good postsJBWarren70 has made some very good postsJBWarren70 has made some very good postsJBWarren70 has made some very good postsJBWarren70 has made some very good postsJBWarren70 has made some very good postsJBWarren70 has made some very good postsJBWarren70 has made some very good posts
Default

Vegetables contain the richest source of micronutrients = vitamins, minerals and phytochemicals. These are needed for a healthy life and to fight disease.
JBWarren70 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-08-2014, 02:42 PM   #8
Tannhauser
Senior Member
Max Brawn
Points: 138,239, Level: 100 Points: 138,239, Level: 100 Points: 138,239, Level: 100
Activity: 28% Activity: 28% Activity: 28%
 
Tannhauser's Avatar
 

Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: UK
Posts: 3,133
Training Exp: 30+
Training Type: Powerlifting
Fav Exercise: Front squat
Fav Supp: Creatine. C'est tout.
Reputation: 355223
Tannhauser is an elite memberTannhauser is an elite memberTannhauser is an elite memberTannhauser is an elite memberTannhauser is an elite memberTannhauser is an elite memberTannhauser is an elite memberTannhauser is an elite memberTannhauser is an elite memberTannhauser is an elite memberTannhauser is an elite member
Default

I'm not sure lifters need veggies more than any other group. However, veggies are such a cornerstone for nutrition that it would be mad to neglect them.

Why they're good for us is more mysterious than it might seem, because:

Populations that eat lots of fruit and veggies tend to enjoy long, healthy lives

AND

Anti-oxidants and other micronutrients isolated from veggies do lots of good stuff in lab conditions, such as prevent tumour growth

AND

There is absolutely no difference between micronutrients made by a plant and ones manufactured. Vitamin C is vitamin C regardless of how it's made.

BUT

If you get people to supplement their diet with multivits, there's no strong evidence that it does them any good and in fact some studies point to them causing harm

AND

There are now quite a few studies emerging that have found that supplementing vitamins like vitamin C doesn't benefit athletes and may actually delay recovery.

So veggies (and fruits) are full of micronutrient goodies, and yet if exactly the same substances are put into capsules, they don't seem to have the same effect. Figure that one out.
__________________
Lifetime PRs

Powerlifts: 500/363/573 @ 220 belt only
front squat: 403
dips: bodyweight + 176 x 4
military press: 232
Tannhauser is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 05-08-2014, 04:57 PM   #9
LindenGarcia18
Senior Member
Max Brawn
Points: 8,417, Level: 61 Points: 8,417, Level: 61 Points: 8,417, Level: 61
Activity: 16% Activity: 16% Activity: 16%
 
LindenGarcia18's Avatar
 

Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: London City UK
Posts: 1,882
Training Type: 5x5
Fav Exercise: One arm dumbbell rows.
Reputation: 69801
LindenGarcia18 is a lifting beastLindenGarcia18 is a lifting beastLindenGarcia18 is a lifting beastLindenGarcia18 is a lifting beastLindenGarcia18 is a lifting beastLindenGarcia18 is a lifting beastLindenGarcia18 is a lifting beastLindenGarcia18 is a lifting beastLindenGarcia18 is a lifting beastLindenGarcia18 is a lifting beastLindenGarcia18 is a lifting beast
Default

Great answers.

So it looks like from what you guys are saying, that there aren't any specific lifting benefits for vegitables, but they're obviously a must for overall good nutrition and health.


I typically eat about 5 cups of vegetables a day.
3 of which are spinach, and for the other two I tend to pick vegetables brighter in color.

However, I also take a 1000mg vitamin C tablet, along with a couple of mult-ivits spaced throughout the day.

To touch on what Tann said, what I and many others probably do is overkill.
That perhaps just the vegetables alone have all the nutrition we need.
Especially if some studies show that tablet form could actually be a hinderance rather than a plus.
LindenGarcia18 is online now   Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Importance of Mental Strength BendtheBar General Fitness & Health 9 07-13-2012 09:25 AM
The importance of cardio MVP Articles 0 03-09-2012 02:20 AM
The Top 5 Harvest Vegetables for Fall Dork McSchlorp General Board 0 09-28-2010 07:28 AM
Importance of Resistance Training For Women Gladiatrix General Board 0 07-06-2009 06:41 AM
Importance of Warming Up Before Exercise Iron Gladiator General Board 0 07-04-2009 02:53 PM

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:42 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.