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  2. Emperor G_D

    Resurrection of Blu

    ...but in messing with it for 30 seconds, it's clear to me that if ytou are not careful with your posture when doing it, it will just lead to an extreme pec flex. So if you try this, you have to 'retract your shoulders, shrug, then down hard'. That way, it won't lead to a strong pec flex...
  3. Emperor G_D

    Resurrection of Blu

    Interesting cue, this 'shrug, then down hard'...
  4. Emperor G_D

    Sanction lifted

    lol@buttcheek pull-aparts.
  5. Today
  6. STENDEC

    Why Willpower is Overrated

    This is why I always appreciated binary style diets for weight loss....when there are just whole food groups off the table like with Atkins and carbs, the decision-making gets far easier for me than just trying to budget kcal intake...
  7. STENDEC

    A Cure for Alcoholism/Addiction?

    I got the sense that Ameisen felt that the dosage being used in some of the followup studies was too low to be effective.
  8. STENDEC

    Proper CBD dosage?

    What sort of strength were you able to find?
  9. Kimbo

    GF's "CS Goes Pubic" Log

    Interested to see how DC training works out for you.
  10. Kimbo

    Sanction lifted

    P.S. If Sam tries to get you to do butt cheek pull aparts and asks for a video to check your form, don't do it. He got me good with that one.
  11. Kimbo

    Sanction lifted

    Couch stretch is amazing.
  12. Kimbo

    Proper CBD dosage?

    I have some CBD oil on the way. I mainly plan to use it to help with aches and pains. I'll report back with results. One thing that concerns me a little is that CBD inhibits CYP-450. I don't think I'm using anything currently that I should worry about WRT drug interactions, but it's something to take into consideration.
  13. Kimbo

    Resurrection of Blu

    A few cues my coach gives me for Oly lifts might help. One is to shrug, then down hard - this helps to engage the lats. The other is to sqeeze your armpits. These have helped me with my 1st pull, so I would imagine that they'd help with DLing.
  14. Sanction

    A Cure for Alcoholism/Addiction?

    Gabor Mate thinks that unresolved emotional stress (i.e. trauma) precedes both anxiety and substance use. The results of more recent studies on baclofen are disappointingly mixed. For some unknown reason it works for some folks but not others.
  15. Kimbo

    Why Willpower is Overrated

    Same. I tend to "budget" calories so that I can have some tasty higher calorie foods when I want them.
  16. Emperor G_D

    Why Willpower is Overrated

    I prep food for the week, but a wealth of junk food always rears up. I tend to miss a meal or two during the week for easier/better tasting/more rewarding foods. lol
  17. Kimbo

    Why Willpower is Overrated

    And that's what I need to do - do stuff that'll make it easier to get up in the morning. I used to be very good about that, but I fell off the wagon. I'll start putting my alarm clock on the other side of the room and getting my clothes ready the night before. WRT dieting, meal prep and not having junk in the house makes it much easier. I can't really do the latter as it would be unfair to my wife, so we keep the junk food out of sight, which helps me immensely.
  18. Emperor G_D

    Why Willpower is Overrated

    Coincidentally, I happened upon a very similar article right now: https://www.theladders.com/career-advice/this-morning-routine-will-make-you-unstoppable Emphasis mine. Just quoted that because it was along the same lines as my post.
  19. Emperor G_D

    Why Willpower is Overrated

    I agree with the extract you put in your post. People always give me the "how do you get up so early and work out" bullshit. "I could never do that" "I'm just not a morning person", etc. I'm not a morning person-have these people ever met me before? I simply made a choice about when to get to the gym and I organize my life-or at least parts of my life that have the biggest impact on my gym attendance-around it. Once your life is organized and you do the things that must be done to continue that pattern, it's easy. SHit, it takes me no willpower at all...I just listen to my alarm, put my clothes on, and walk out the door. Done.
  20. https://getpocket.com/explore/item/why-willpower-is-overrated-2029766008 “People who are good at self-control … seem to be structuring their lives in a way to avoid having to make a self-control decision in the first place,” Galla tells me. And structuring your life is a skill. People who do the same activity, like running or meditating, at the same time each day have an easier time accomplishing their goals, he says — not because of their willpower, but because the routine makes it easier. A trick to wake up more quickly in the morning is to set the alarm on the other side of the room. That’s not in-the-moment willpower at play; it’s planning.
  21. Emperor G_D

    Mr.Kite is doing 5/3/1

    I'm pretty famous for having my head firmly planted up my ass and doing shit like this. At least you didn't drop any reps or lose time on your mile.
  22. Something Anonymous

    A Cure for Alcoholism/Addiction?

    8 years after this article a review on pubmed shows very little in the way of substantive evidence. That said the author is clearly an established source and his anecdote deserves credence. This reminds me of Jack Dreyfus and his crusade to promote low dose Dilantin as a tonic for anxiety, depression, and anger. Mental illness and comorbid substance abuse disorders are a spectrum of diseases with likely multifactorial sources of origination. Great, compelling article though. As someone who has a relative which alcohol abuse has ravaged I wish I had stumbled across this article earlier.
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  24. Emperor G_D

    Resurrection of Blu

    I'm the latless man, so I wouldn't look to me for packing on meat there. I've been getting in rows, and pulldowns, and reverse pushups, and single arm lat work for about 4 weeks and my lats are improving. I give them 2 days of work per week.
  25. Kimbo

    Kimbo's PR Log

    I've been off of Lexapro entirely for a few weeks now, and honestly, I feel amazing. I was getting progressively more and more fatigued on the shit, plus I felt unmotivated and sad. I think it works well for some people, and it did work well for me at first, but eventually it wasn't worth it for me to continue taking it. No issues with anxiety since I've come off, either. My left knee has been feeling great, but I recently hurt my right knee. It doesn't feel as bad as my left did, so I think I'll recover from it sooner. And despite the injury, my muscle snatch numbers have continued to climb. I have a competition coming up next month. I'll post results here after.
  26. Emperor G_D

    A Cure for Alcoholism/Addiction?

    I've always drawn a pretty tight conclusion between nervous disorders and addiction based on local examples.
  27. mwarren

    So. Not. Powerlifting...

    Ugh. I already have a lot of pain in the proximal insertion. I bet it would make me feel like shit. Good to know.
  28. mwarren

    Resurrection of Blu

    I know, you keep me pushing hard. It's good having someone I respect in a similar position so that I can see what they do and how it works for them and whatnot. Ever since I was a teenager on the AL forum, I've been envious of your pulling ability.
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