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Post by stosh » Wed Mar 16, 2005 8:37 pm

From: Garm
Subject: Fitness
Date/Time 2001-12-27 21:38:30
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One would also ask why one should violate sound, scientific nutritional principles just because ancients did so. That's logically akin to following the Roman Order of Battle or praying to their Gods. Technically, an inverted ad hominem fallacy - people X were good, therefore do what they did. Who cares what the Roman Legions ate? Jivaro headhunters ate people and they were pretty bad customers. Mike Tyson eats ears and smokes crack - better jump on that 'program', too.

Fasting may or may not have a place in 'spiritual' development, but it is clear that eating 5-6 small meals per day is the correct long term dietary approach for optimal human performance. That's one reason modern athletes outperform ancient ones, and why modern armies do not die of disease brought on by impaired immune function, scurvy, and the various other nutritional deficiencies that have killed more soldiers than enemy action throughout history.

If Hofmekler produces a single world class athelete who eats one meal a day, that is proof that that specific athlete can perform at his or her current level on such a diet. A statistically significant group of dominant athletes who eat one meal a day, a control group with everything else being identical who eat multiple meals per day, and some peer reviewed experimental data wiould be required to make a claim that it is a valid nutritional program. Until then, only a fool would eat that way. Silly-Assed Fad Diet #29,874, awaiting a courtesy flush.
A novice is someone who keeps asking himself if he is a novice. An intermediate is someone who is sick of training with weak people and an advanced person doesn't give a shit anymore. - Jim Wendler

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Post by Fat Cat » Wed Mar 16, 2005 8:48 pm

Garm is a master of derogatory analysis.

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