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  3. Ras

    Occult Blooded Occlusion Grimoire

    Switching up to using the 92 as my primary kettlebell for morning work has been tough but is paying off. Was able to hit 8 reps with 1-arm rows today for several sets...neurally taxing but obviously felt good too..
  4. Ras

    Onward

    Inb4 @Kimbo Is her concern regarding your vitamin D levels around sleep disruption?
  5. mwarren

    Onward

    Keep the D high. That range is not reflective of optimal. 100 is fine. So many benefits of elevated d. Unlike most things when you only feel better coming out of a deficit, I continued to feel better going outside the high end and there's the potential for AR modulation
  6. mwarren

    One (New) Direction

    Damn. We can't enderestimate certain remedies. Studies done on them are often poorly structured and some things like ryr and natural sources of different alkaloids can have drug effects.
  7. mwarren

    Kimbo's PR Log

    I've wondered why bodybuilders don't use templates as such and just add a set every week until they surpass recovery then deload and start over. Would be so easy.
  8. mwarren

    Resurrection of Blu

    I decided to ice my knees, take a tylenol every 3 hours leading up to the session, and just overload. This is the last week before deloading and I want to make sure I'm in the right place for adaptation. WEEK 9 DAY 1- ACCUMULATION 2 A. PL Back Squat to Parallel 5 reps, RPE 7 405x5 RPE 7.5 B. Back Squat (full ROM) 5-8 reps, RPE 9.5, 3-1-X-1. Drop 10% and do backoff sets until RPE 9 achieved. 255x8 RPE 9 NO BACKDOWN SET PER KIM   C. Competition Grip Bench Press 5 reps, RPE 7 285x5 RPE 7.5 My chest is feeling great. Probably will be at full strength in 2 more cycles with some different movements  D1. Incline DB Bench Press 8-12 reps, RPE 9.5, 3-1-X-1. Drop 10% and do backoff sets until RPE 9 achieved. 85x15 RPE 9.5 85x10 RPE 9 Just went for an extra rep where possible. Think I milked this movement satisfactorily this meso.  D2. Face Pull 12-15 reps, RPE 9.5, 3-1-X-1. Drop 10% and do backoff sets until RPE 9 achieved. 70x15 RPE 9.5 60x15 RPE 8 60x15 RPE 9 Just goddamned pleased with my strength gains on Kim's protocol. It's been 9 weeks since I tested my lifts and I'm easily +25/+20/+?? without even peaking. If I can get 3-4 more mesos in like this or close, then I'll be peaking at nationals numbers.
  9. mwarren

    Resurrection of Blu

    Always in your white T-s lol.
  10. Emperor G_D

    Onward

    My sleep specialist is a pulmonologist, I believe.
  11. STENDEC

    Onward

    How does your insomnia manifest?
  12. Construct

    Onward

    I didn't know this until recently: Sleep medicine can be a subspecialty of several different primary specialties. In this case, her background is psychiatry and neurology, with a specialization in sleep medicine. She also ordered B12, Vitamin D, and Ferritin blood tests. Everything was good there. Vitamin D came back at 83, which is higher than the 50-80 range she likes to see. I didn't think I was taking that much Vitamin D, but I'll dial it back a bit.
  13. STENDEC

    One (New) Direction

    Yes. It is a natural source of lovastatin....which is why it works for cholesterol reduction. I was. Ubiquinol.
  14. Kimbo

    Onward

    Like an ogre.
  15. Emperor G_D

    Onward

    This is complicated... This doctor is a hippy who's an MD, who is actually a Neuro who specializes in sleep disorders? Your story is very onion-like. Lots of layers. lol
  16. Construct

    One (New) Direction

    Were you supplementing with CoQ10 or Ubiquinol?
  17. Construct

    Onward

    That's the plan. I'll ride it out by the book for a while first. This doctor is a neurologist who specializes in sleep disorders, so a sleep study is up next. She wanted to address the nasal congestion first to get a good, baseline sleep study. I didn't actually believe the diet would do anything, but so far it's done exactly what she said it would. Shouldn't be too hard to figure out which food group is actually responsible.
  18. Kimbo

    Onward

    After reading the diet over, it sounds like it could be easily be any part of the diet that's doing the trick as opposed to the whole thing. Have you considered reintroducing foods to see if you can narrow down the cause of the congestion?
  19. Kimbo

    One (New) Direction

    That's nuts. What's the deal with that? Does that naturally occur in RYR?
  20. Kimbo

    Resurrection of Blu

    I usually lose layers as I warm up, even if it's cold in the gym. Once I'm warmed up I'm usually in a t-shirt and compression pants.
  21. Emperor G_D

    Best exercise for general neck hypertrophy?

    Video or you're lying. We want to see first set and last set to compare... And by 'we', I mean @STENDEC.
  22. Construct

    Onward

    Monday, 18 February 2018: Squat: 5 x 5 x 135 lbs Haven't had much time for the gym lately. Doing some remodeling projects around the house and some car work in the garage. My sinuses are still mostly clear in the mornings. My mouth isn't nearly as dry when I wake up now because I'm breathing through my nose during the night. I was using BreatheRight nasal strips previously with mild success, but this diet beats the nasal strips hands-down. I cheated on the diet the other night while watching a game at a friend's house. Sure enough, my congestion came back that night and I woke up with a dry mouth. I still don't entirely buy the reasoning behind the diet, but I can't argue with the results at this point.
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  24. Kimbo

    Best exercise for general neck hypertrophy?

    We strengthened Mike's neck up by me trying to force his face between my legs while he resisted. The last set was always taken to failure.
  25. Kimbo

    Kimbo's PR Log

    Kept it simple today. I'm going to stay very conservative with squats. Same thing every day for now. A. Oly Squat Worked up to 60x10@<6 B. Seated BTN Press Worked up to 35x10@9 C. Snatch Grip RDL Worked up to 60x10@<6
  26. STENDEC

    Best exercise for general neck hypertrophy?

    The Canadian banana belt.
  27. STENDEC

    One (New) Direction

    Back & Bis Deads, Heavy Scott Curls, Landmine Rows, Cable-Rope Curls So I had been experimenting with a Red Yeast Rice product that contained about 8mg of Monacolin K, AKA lovastatin per serving and it made my legs/knees and biceps (oddly) so sore, I felt like I had aged about 25 years...this is less than half of the typical starting dose of Mevacor. It took me a couple of weeks to finally figure out what was going on but I am really surprised by how strong and pronounced the effect was....I was really wondering if I was going to be able to keep lifting my knees, hamstrings and quads hurt so bad. The pain has completely resolved since stopping the supplement.
  28. Sanction

    Best exercise for general neck hypertrophy?

    That's why I moved to BC
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