riyada in arabic means "training" or "discipline". It was used by the arabs in relation to horse taming. Sufis refer to their discipline as "riyadat an-nafs": disciplining the soul / training the ego. Today, the word riyada has come to mean "sports". There is an Arabic proverb that says: "The purpose of sports (riyada) is not to win cups, but to discipline the soul". This blog is here to help me discipline my soul and train my body.

Monday, May 08, 2006

Green Tea

i'm taking 6 caps daily of Universal's Thermo Green Tea... that's 2250mgs... which is a lot, but that's what the bottle says and it has been shown to increase thermogenesis by up to 43%, apparently. It's actually like 5 times the recommended dosage i see on other green tea bottles!

it's also got tons of health benefits such as being a powerful antioxidant, great for digestive health (helps reduce harmful bacteria in the gut while keeping/helping the good bacteria)... and tons of other stuff that would take a long list. Also drank a cup today and basically rinsed my teeth with it before swallowing it, cause its been proven to prevent cavities or gingivitis or something.

anyway, now i find out green tea is anti-androgenic!! that means less testosterone, that means less muscle!!! ghaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa. WHYYYYYYYYYYYYYY??!?!?!?!?!?! WHYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY?!?!?!?!

oh well, since my next program will be a fat-loss program, i'll just finish these two bottles of Universal Thermo Green.. together, they'll last me a month. I mean, Green Tea has so many health benefits and will really help me cut, that i'm willing to slow down (but hopefully not reverse) muscle growth for this one month. damnit.. is this why i feel like my muscles got smaller the past two days?!?!?



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