11-18-2015, 09:37 PM
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Relating to fitness, what are some bro-science concepts you are aware of? One that I always hear is that soy will ruin your gains because it contains female hormones. Is this bro-science? I have tried to look into actual studies and have found contradictory and not solid information.

I also see goofy people wearing plastic bag outfits thinking they are losing fat while just dehydrating themselves.

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 11-19-2015, 08:57 AM
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First time hearing this terminology! I must be out-of-date with the world. See what not having a cell-phone can do to you! Biggrin

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 11-19-2015, 08:58 AM
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I have never heard of it.

Celestino, you are not missing much Smile

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 11-19-2015, 09:01 AM
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(11-19-2015, 08:58 AM)hrfdez Wrote: I have never heard of it.

Celestino, you are not missing much Smile

Me neither. I drink soy milk, eat edamame etc. all the time and have no moobs nor mangina.

Smile

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 11-19-2015, 09:03 AM
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(11-19-2015, 09:01 AM)kwsher Wrote:
(11-19-2015, 08:58 AM)hrfdez Wrote: I have never heard of it.

Celestino, you are not missing much Smile

Me neither. I drink soy milk, eat edamame etc. all the time and have no moobs nor mangina.

Smile

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 11-19-2015, 09:49 AM
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Soy does contain a very high concentration of isoflavones. Isoflavones are phytoestrogens, compounds in plants that mimic estrogen. Phytoestrogens are weaker than the body's own estrogen, but do still affect hormone levels. Some fear that soy can lower testosterone, but clinical studies(and men in Asian countries) don't support this. 

I eat a good amount of soy and have yet to suffer any ill effects.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/m/pubmed/19524224/

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 11-19-2015, 10:22 AM
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Broscience is a colloquial term for pseudo science spread by "bro" types.

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 11-19-2015, 10:51 AM
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What is a "bro?" Lol....

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 11-19-2015, 10:54 AM
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(11-19-2015, 10:22 AM)fram773 Wrote: Broscience is a colloquial term for pseudo science spread by "bro" types.

I highlighted the important word there.. stick to real science, and you should be good. Also remember to do your warm ups and your stretches Smile

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 11-19-2015, 10:55 AM
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The internet contains a great deal of nonsense;  continued exposure is reputed to scramble the brain.

Stanley

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 11-19-2015, 10:56 AM
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(11-19-2015, 10:55 AM)radioman4 Wrote: The internet contains a great deal of nonsense;  continued exposure is reputed to scramble the brain.

Stanley

Very true.

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 11-19-2015, 10:57 AM
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(11-19-2015, 10:54 AM)WegianWarrior Wrote:
(11-19-2015, 10:22 AM)fram773 Wrote: Broscience is a colloquial term for pseudo science spread by "bro" types.

I highlighted the important word there.. stick to real science, and you should be good. Also remember to do your warm ups and your stretches Smile

I agree.  I'm almost 50 and I am in the best shape of my life, even better than some of my younger friends.  Eating well and exercising regularly has done it for me.  But the thing that has done it for me the most is not stressing over stupid stuff.

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 11-19-2015, 11:45 AM
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The whole soy issue came up in cycling years ago and eating energy bars with soy would reduce your performance.  Most of it was just internet blather with no hard science behind it.  Being an engineer I am always leary of any story until I see hard data or real proof - not the chatter of a bunch of people locked in their basements. Wink

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 11-19-2015, 11:51 AM
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An example of bro-science in shaving is the assertion that adjusting an adjustable while its closed will damage it. I wonder how many people that have called other examples of bro-science out for what they are (baloney), believe this.

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 11-20-2015, 10:38 AM
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(11-19-2015, 10:55 AM)radioman4 Wrote: The internet contains a great deal of nonsense;  continued exposure is reputed to scramble the brain.

Stanley

Absolutely!

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 11-20-2015, 10:54 AM
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(11-19-2015, 10:55 AM)radioman4 Wrote: The internet contains a great deal of nonsense;  continued exposure is reputed to scramble the brain.

Stanley

No different from the mainstream media.

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