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  1. 5 points
    Ras

    Muscle Memory Revisited

    This could probably be posted in a variety of places, but: "These and other data argue against the current interpretation of the myonuclear domain hypothesis and suggest that once a nucleus has been acquired by a muscle fiber it persists." https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fphys.2018.01887/full?utm_source=FWEB&utm_medium=NBLOG&utm_campaign=ECO_FPHYS_muscle-memory
  2. 5 points
    Burton

    Liftin' weights and other shit

    It's a decent opportunity. It's with Smucker's as an analytical chemist in their coffee R&D group. As of right now it's a contract job for 6 months but the reason why it's open in the first place is that the previous person had moved into another position within the company so it's not just a position they're filling to cope with a sudden surge in work, it's likely a job that will be replaced at some point, likely after this contract. The work is GC-MS work for the first 3 months, which is the weakest of my chromatography skills so I'll be happy to get some more work in that area. It's rare for anyone in small moleucle analysis to be well rounded in both LC and GC. Plus I have IC, ICP (magnets, right?), AA and FTIR/NIR experience so that puts me in a spot that not a lot of people can claim. Anyway, after 3 months, one of the other people goes on maternity leave so then it will become a mix of GC-MS, LC and LC-MS/MS work. Basically, that gives me 3 months to show that I know all of the shit they do and would be a good addition to their team. It's definitely a job I can do and one I think I can do well at. So I'm thinking if I get in there, do a good job, show that I know my shit, they'll maybe offer me a full-time position going forward. It's certainly not a guarantee but my recruiter seems to think it's a job they're obviously gonna fill but might not be able to secure funding right now due to whatever idiosyncrasy may exist in their corporation re: budgets, hiring freezes, etc. When I was at Scotts, R&D could literally only ever hire anyone in the first 8 months of the fiscal year. After May of every year, that shit was shut down until October for some reason no one could ever explain to me. If I can get hired on as a full-time employee, they're a great place to work, rated generally in the top 50 in the country, the campus/facilities are beautiful and I'll be getting back all the benefits I lost from Scotts: On site fitness center, catered lunches, time off for charity work, great insurance, good 401k match, etc. If I can't get on full time, it's 6 months of steady income, and even a 10% pay bump over my last job, which was 10% above my previous job. So in the end, I'll be making ~18% more money than I was 12 months ago. I'm gonna worry about all that later down the line/what if stuff later. I'll just go there, bust my ass and do as well as I'm able. Hopefully, it turns out to be more. If not, it's 6 months of good experience broadening my instrumentation skills and more importantly, my data analysis capabilities. Finally, it's me getting back in the workforce in a good position, which has been priority #1 for me, for obvious reasons. Only downside is that it's about a 90 min drive. But luckily it's in the outskirts of Cleveland so I can find a house/room share for at worst, 500 bucks a month. I'll take that during the weeks, come home on the weekends, hang with the girlfriend, go back Sunday night. If it ends up being permanent, she can work remotely from home and go into the office once or twice a week for necessary meetings and such so she won't have to find a new job. So that gives us the option to relocate. Probably try to find something in the middle between here and there but there's a lot of decent places to live there, just gonna miss Columbus if I'm being honest. There's just so much cool shit to do here. That place is very much rural but with a ton of shit in a 30-45 minute radius. I don't like the hassle of the drive to go do things but such is life I guess.
  3. 5 points
    mwarren

    Resurrection of Blu

    I'll just say this; my workout just now was so good that I can't even tell you guys about it because it might cause eternal despair within your own trainings knowing that you will never have a session as good as this one was.
  4. 5 points
    Something Anonymous

    Super Poopers

    Yea I have. It was in 2013 when this happened and FMT’s at that time were considered experimental medicine. I had to sign a bunch of release waivers and the GI doc basically told me he had no idea if this would help or hurt her but case reports had shown some promise. The donor had to be from someone who did not live with her but was related so her sister took a big crap in a Tupperware container, and they blended it up and pushed it through her ng tube. It was the craziest thing in the world man. She was hooked to 3 or 4 powerful abx for weeks and tube full of shit ended up saving her life. The last time we saw her GI doc last year he told us it was now a common treatment for sepsis related C.Diff infections in the ICU at that hospital.
  5. 5 points
    Ras

    So. Not. Powerlifting...

    I would like it if we could commit, as a team, to ensuring that this thread is like 20% about Sam's training and 80% about Sam's toilet training.
  6. 4 points
    Gotta think about it logically guys use your own brain don't listen to anybody else be a leader not a follower. If you tie off your biceps then....I donno you know...all that blood goes in there and....you know....I donno...makes you huge. You don't want to break down the muscle. You want to get blood in there. Let's think about this logically guys. Build up, not break down. Body...BUILDING. Motherfuckin SHAKE TIME GOD DAMNIT
  7. 4 points
    Emperor G_D

    So. Not. Powerlifting...

    Hell yeah. All hail crippled @Burton
  8. 4 points
    Ras

    Resurrection of Blu

    See what I mean, @Burton?
  9. 4 points
    Kimbo

    So. Not. Powerlifting...

    I do that thing they did in Kickboxer. I wrap my hand in toilet paper, then tree sap, and then, finally, broken glass.
  10. 4 points
    Sanction

    Sanction lifted

    Given that Ras scores 147 on a 100 point scale for ADD and entropic brain states, that program IS minimalist for him.
  11. 3 points
    Emperor G_D

    Resurrection of Blu

    Or semen, or smegma?
  12. 3 points
    Ras

    Resurrection of Blu

    Keep talking it out here. Stay cool, be good.
  13. 3 points
    Ras

    Kimbo's PR Log

    Coincidentally, the exact items @Burton uses to "help" his audience stay quietly awake for the screening of his home movie entitled "The Search for Ted Bundy's Eyes."
  14. 3 points
    Ras

    One (New) Direction

    Did the inch dumbbell reference remind you of your shortcomings?
  15. 3 points
    Ras

    Occult Blooded Occlusion Grimoire

    Much needed deload week - really just mildly reduced volume and honed the new tricks with the mob bands and bfr (banded single leg presses and banded good mornings are really good for BFR). Today: The Basic: 25x4x48 kg RKC/HKC swings 5x4x48 kg Goblet Squat 25x4xBW Proper Push Up Heavy: Just testing AMRAP (sort of), but managed 8xL/Rx92 kg one-arm rows 20x92 kg RKC swings BFR: Crush curl drop set Skullcrusher drop set Pushup drop set OHP drop set
  16. 3 points
    Burton

    So. Not. Powerlifting...

    3 ply you grumpy old fuck
  17. 3 points
    Ras

    Occult Blooded Occlusion Grimoire

    Anyone else get the sense that @Emperor G_D is some sort of demonic abyssal entity, whose slavering jaws are awaiting terrible fates to befall all of us, his supposed comrades? All this to say: Sam, I can 'see' you eagerly rubbing your hands together regarding my demise due to overtraining, so am going to disappoint you and do a volume deload for a week and then a frequency deload for a week. SORRY TO DISAPPOINT. 😍 @mwarren - You inspired this unusual use of common sense, ftr...thank you!
  18. 3 points
    Emperor G_D

    Resurrection of Blu

    2 perverts, 1 fecal implant.
  19. 3 points
    STENDEC

    So. Not. Powerlifting...

    I tried to tell you guys that warm up sets were overrated and unnecessary...
  20. 3 points
    Burton

    Resurrection of Blu

    This thread has become much more erotic than I had originally assumed it would be. This pleases me.
  21. 3 points
    Burton

    Making An Oral Suspension

    I don't see why it would. 151 rum is sold for consumption so I see no reason you should be concerned as long as it will adequately dissolve your compound of interest at the concentration you want. And if it's not good enough to dissolve it and there's no other option, you should probably just use some kind of safe for consumption PEG or like you said, glycerin to make a suspension. So yeah, you're right. I don't feel like looking up the solubility but my guess is that if it's soluble enough at 95% ethanol, it's probably also gonna be soluble enough at 75% to be no issue. As long as you're not stuck buying grocery store 20% "vodka" you should be all right.
  22. 3 points
    Kimbo

    Occult Blooded Occlusion Grimoire

    Sodomy hole what
  23. 3 points
    STENDEC

    Making An Oral Suspension

    Your cabergoline is insoluble in water but is soluble in ethanol. So your first stop is going to be a liquor store to get yourself the strongest white liquor you can put your hands on...probably Everclear or Bacardi 151 unless you live someplace where they sell Everclear 190 proof. You will also need a dark-colored glass bottle that can hold at least 100ml with a calibrated 1ml dropper like these. Next you are going to need an accurate scale so that you can measure out exactly 25mg of your cabergoline powder. The next step is to mix this in 100ml of 190 proof Everclear and voila, you will now have a 0.25mg/ml oral solution, or at least one that is very close to that because your solvent is 95% ethanol....if you can't get your hands on Everclear 190 and have to use 151, I'll need a little help from the chemists in the house to understand what, if any, impact using a solvent that is only 75% ethanol will have... You could also make a suspension out of something thick like glycerin. The caber won't dissolve but if you again mix 25mg of caber in 100ml of glycerin and shake the heck out of it to ensure that the caber is uniformly distributed before you use it, 1ml should contain approximately 0.25mg of caber.
  24. 3 points
    Ras

    Sanction lifted

    Inb4 @Kimbo says "did someone say 'edging'?"
  25. 3 points
    mwarren

    Resurrection of Blu

    WEEK 4 DAY 3- ACCUMULATION Full Squat 8-12reps RPE 9.5 w/10% drop until RPE 9 w/5s pause at parallel 165x12 RPE 9 150x12 RPE 8 150x10 RPE 9 Comp Bench 8-12reps RPE 9.5 w/10% drop until RPE 9 w/5s pause 1" above chest 155x10 RPE 9 140x10 RPE 8 140x10 RPE 9 Pendlay Row 8-12reps RPE 9.5 w/10% drop until RPE 9 (5-1-x-1) 185x10 RPE 9 165x10 RPE 8 165x7 RPE 9  DL 5reps RPE 7-8 315x5 RPE 9 what can I say? I felt smoked.  Face Pull 30x20 35x15 I was going to do some arms and GHRs but I felt good and ready for the deload right there lol. I stalled or even slightly regressed on bench and deadlift. So I guess we timed this perfectly. My work capacity has gone up a lot from this block and I'm stoked about how this will effect my next hypertrophy block.
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