ninearms wrote: Dave Noisy wrote:
ninearms wrote:I give up. It's like trying to reason with Jehovah's Witnesses.
How is what you're saying any different?
Only difference is that i'm having quantifiable results, despite it being impossible (according to some.)
What am I saying, apart from your logic is totally flawed and circular, and you're drawing conclusions based on ignoring numerous other parts of the equation?
You say your sprint times have increased and the only way this could have happened is if you had gained muscle, therefore you must have gained muscle even though you have not actually had this measured. Your basic argument is:
a) My sprint times have increased, therefore I must have gained muscle.
b) I know I have gained muscle because my sprint times have increased.
I argue that your reasoning is faulty, and that there are numerous other factors that may have improved your sprint times (*cough*creatine*cough*). All you have to do is replace the phrase "gained muscle" with the phrase "been touched by the love of Jesus Christ" to see how ridiculous this argument is.
Why are you getting so upset? It makes no sense.
The problem here is that you're not trying to understand what i'm saying, and arguing against statements which i don't believe i've made.
Firstly - my sprints were improving BEFORE i started taking creatine. Cough.
Secondly - how can my sprint times and power be improving (or, if you prefer, have improved) if there wasn't some kind of gain in muscle?
Sprints are not dependent on the aerobic energy system. A 100m track (foot) sprinter is not doing that effort on aerobic power.
If i wasn't getting enough protein - which is what is really what this is about -- should i not be FAILING?
I'm very confident that it isn't biomechanics, and little else had changed. I'd been eating lower-protein since late fall. It's due to training which has resulted in GAINED MUSCLE.
Where is the fault in the logic that to make gains as suggested by many one here, one needs more than 0.5g/kg of protein? I've been told by some that the amount of protein i'm eating is completely insufficient. While places like the World Health Organization concur, i'm the one being personally insulted, and disrespected despite a lack of evidence to the contrary. (ie, studies showing that muscle gain are impossible at protein levels that i'm speaking of.)
So tell me: what's wrong?