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  1. 7 points
    anoopbal

    fasted or not ?

    None of the studies which measured actual FAT LOSS showed any benefits with fasted cardio compared to fed cardio. Acute studies that showed increased fat oxidation and lipolysis didn't pan out in chronic studies. The article above is looking at an acute study looking at surrogate outcomes, but still giving strong lifestyle recommendations which is misleading and untrue. So based on the current research, food after or before cardio is a personal choice. ☺️
  2. 5 points
    Construct

    Liftin' weights and other shit

    To be blunt, they probably gave you a contract position because they could tell they were holding all of the cards in that negotiation. If you're already between jobs and they figured out that you were willing to jump through hoops to commute long distance to interview there, they probably realized you'd take a contract offer. In this next interview, I'd suggest that you take this angle: Tell the interviewers that you're mostly happy with your current position. Let them know you're open to new opportunities, and you're particularly interested in what this new company does. Explain that you're preparing to move to be closer to your new job, without hesitation, but that you can stick around for this current job if it's a better fit. What you don't want to do is show your hand: Don't complain about the contract position, don't let them know that you're hesitant to move. You probably should let them know that you're excited about the company, the career opportunity, and the work they're doing, but just leave the personal life preferences out of the conversation as much as possible. Leaving a contract position on short notice isn't a big deal, nor is it uncommon. You don't owe them anything. It's just business. It's very unlikely to have any negative career or network effects for you, either.
  3. 4 points
    Ras

    Liftin' weights and other shit

    I like a man who does housework even if he injures himself doing it.
  4. 3 points
    Neck training is popular in motorsports. With modern tires and basic aero, even amateur drivers can exceed 1.2-1.3G lateral acceleration in turns. Add a heavy helmet to the equation and neck endurance starts to become important. Here's a basic video that covers the basics. It's not targeted at fitness geeks, but the exercises look reasonable enough: I doubt you'll find that last machine in your average gym, though.
  5. 3 points
    Burton

    Liftin' weights and other shit

    Not exactly news. 1. Ras is gay for everyone. 2. Everyone is either gay for me or don't know of me yet. So yeah, tell me something I don't already know.
  6. 3 points
    mwarren

    Resurrection of Blu

    Got my weight climbing up again. 208 today. I've reached a good place wrt following some rules that affect my appetite. I'm afraid I just can't have much caffeine if I need to cram in calories. I react to stimulants very exaggeratedly. So I've been eating a lot of cheap yet delicious home cooked meals. Jamie makes me big batches of stuff I can heat up and I just make easy stuff to go with it. For dinner, I had 5 enchiladas and am working at probably 4 of these cupcakes. I made some cake, too. So I'm covered on deserts for the week. It's not "protein cupcakes" nor "lesser human cupcakes." I add protein and use butter instead of oil. Milk instead of water.
  7. 3 points
    Mr.Kite

    Mr.Kite is doing 5/3/1

    Transition Week 1 - Tuesday Squats: 115x5 / 135x5 / 165x5 // 175x5 / 205x5 / 235x14 (5+) OHP: 65x5 / 75x5 / 85x5 // 95x5 / 105x5 / 125x8 (5+) Lat Pulldowns: 4x10 @ 140 lbs Tricep Extensions: 5x10 @ 30 lbs Working out Tue/Thu this week as a sort of deload. It's funny that 235x14 converts to the same one rep max that 260x10 does. So I guess that really is my current squat max. Decided to test my OHP today after doing all that dumbbell work for Krypteia. I did ok. Still relatively weak (should have hit 10+), but that's the way it goes. Only did 4x10 on the pulldowns because my arms were giving out by the end of the 3rd set, which made the 4th one murder. Thursday I'll do deadlift + bench press.
  8. 2 points
    Construct

    Onward

    That sums up my feelings on the topic. It feels like a grab-bag of good nutritional advice mixed with things you'd find on Mercola's site. Honestly, I'd be more comfortable if she had just skipped straight to the short list of acceptable foods and told me to try that for a few months. The acceptable foods list looks like a generic healthy diet with a few additional constraints. I'll give it a shot for a few months. The simplest explanation is that I'm just mildly allergic or vaguely intolerant to something that's not allowed on this diet. I'll probably just start adding things back one at a time later.
  9. 2 points
    Construct

    Onward

    Okay, buckle up. I still don't know how much of this is real science. It's restrictive and expensive. I wouldn't be enthusiastic about it if I hadn't noticed my morning nasal inflammation and congestion was greatly reduced by days 5-7. Eliminate or greatly minimize: - Added sugars - Grains - Processed foods - Alcohol Significantly reduce: - Lectins. This includes legumes, beans, peanuts, dairy, yeast, and nightshades such as tomatoes, peppers, potatoes, and eggplant. - Glyphosate. Basically, buy organic. - Mold. Foods that could have higher mold exposure during transport, storage, or processing. No leftovers, dried fruit, yeast, corn, corn products, grains, sugar, peanuts, mushrooms, chocolate, coffee, bread - Meat that has been fed anything in the above list. Basically anything farmed, including farmed fish. This doesn't leave a long list of things I can actually eat. The highlights: - Grass-fed meats. I bought 1/4 of a grass-fed cow from a local farm to keep this cost down. - Wild-caught fish. My local Costco sells reasonably priced wild-caught Salmon. - Organic leafy greens. I consume spinach by the fistful because I hate stabbing all those individual leaves with a fork. 9 cups of leafy greens per day. - Cruciferous vegetables. Broccoli, cauliflower, brussels sprouts, and bok choy all over the place. Kale if I'm desperate. Kohlrabi too, because why not. - Beets. I forget why these are in the list, but she wrote it down twice so I'm going to eat them. - Cooked sweet potatoes are okay somehow. - Fermented foods. Seems to conflict with some low-mold advice, but she said it was critical. Kombucha, kimchi, sauerkraut, dairy-free kefir. Twice a day minimum. - Grass-fed butter - Avocados She said the best variation would be if I could just barely tip the macros toward entering ketosis, without compromising on the vegetable intake. Now, take a moment to Google "low mold diet" and "lectin free diet" and admire the dismal quality of the sources that come back. I have to admit that I'm deeply skeptical about some of the logic here, but I'm going to give it a shot for at least 3 months. It's not a cheap diet, but I can mostly keep the costs in check with the bulk meat order and some local sources of low-cost fresh vegetables. I'm also planting our giant backyard garden around this list, but we're many months away from that kicking in.
  10. 2 points
    Yes, I think I do. It might even be an old Jailhouse Strong book: https://1drv.ms/b/s!AnzkW6uu1pLpgaFhyu50go1rzj6ILQ I think there might be a dedicated book, but I can't find it.
  11. 2 points
    Ras

    Liftin' weights and other shit

    That's a quote from Enoch, yeah.
  12. 2 points
    Burton

    Liftin' weights and other shit

    Just like the bible says, right?
  13. 2 points
    mwarren

    Resurrection of Blu

    I did some hamstring curls with my squat warmups to see if that would help. Nope. Mobility seems more than enough in surrounding areas. I think my quad tendon just has a new workload because of my squat changes. Just needs time to adapt and get stronger. The pain wasn't quite as bad today, but I think if I could move freely and squat without pain, the working weights would be a bit higher. And they really should be at my current body weight. I'm just going to hammer the joint supps I have and follow kim's rec's and hopefully things will be chipper after the deload on week 10. WEEK 8 DAY 2- ACCUMULATION 2 A. PL Back Squat to Parallel 5 reps, RPE 7 375x5 RPE 7 B. Romanian DL 5-8 reps, RPE 9.5, 3-1-X-1. Drop weight 10% and do sets until RPE 9 achieved. 365x8 RPE 9 I used straps 330x6 RPE 9  C. Competition Grip Bench Press 5 reps, RPE 7 265x5 RPE 7 D1. Chest Dip 5-8 reps, RPE 9.5, 3-1-X-1. Drop weight 10% and do sets until RPE 9 achieved BW+55x8 RPE 9 BW+30x8 RPE 9 D2. Medium Grip Chinup 5-8 reps, RPE 9.5, 3-1-X-1. Drop weight 10% and do sets until RPE 9 achieved. BW+35x7 RPE 9 BWx7 RPE 9 I'm going to use straps on RDLs because the TUT at the weights I'm using is too much for hook grip and I don't believe in mixed grip. I'm not worried about my hook grip. I'll use it on all my deadlifts. It's so much easier to hook a set with deloaded reps.
  14. 2 points
    Sanction

    Occult Blooded Occlusion Grimoire

    It's time to start worrying when you see the world through Ras colored glasses
  15. 2 points
    Kimbo

    Occult Blooded Occlusion Grimoire

    Seeing the world through rape colored glasses.
  16. 2 points
    Emperor G_D

    Liftin' weights and other shit

    Thank you for buttoning your fly after he licked all the butter from your crotch. Also, @Ras has the gays for you.
  17. 2 points
    Burton

    Liftin' weights and other shit

    On a note unrelated to my job search, I think I'm feeling good enough to go back to working out. I have been good enough for 3-4 weeks now but you know, I'm lazy. I may upload some form videos for you fuckboxes to look at and tell me why I can't seem to stay unhurt. I'm still blaming the laundry basket but looking at all potential sources of injury is a good idea. If you'd like, I can show you form of that too but I know it's trash. I bend over on one leg like a golfer picking up a ball after a successful putt, have a rounded back and in some cases, am probably rotating my trunk to some degree. But it's a fucking laundry basket, you know? Anyway, look for that journey starting tomorrow or sometime soonish. In the meantime, here's a picture of my dog Elvis harassing me when I was trying to eat some organic southwestern style potato salad. That's what's in my left hand behind the pillow. It's not relevant to anything here, but he's very handsome and thought I'd make this place happier than it usually is.
  18. 2 points
    Ras

    Occult Blooded Occlusion Grimoire

    This entire log is about repurposed bondage gear. It's hard not to interpret everything erotically..
  19. 2 points
    Kimbo

    Resurrection of Blu

    Very good possibility. It's usually downstream or upstream from the problem area.
  20. 2 points
    Ras

    Resurrection of Blu

    I think your Gastrocs and Tib Ants are tight.
  21. 2 points
    Ras

    Resurrection of Blu

    "Ooops I dropped the soap" is a really good quad stretch.
  22. 2 points
    Kimbo

    Resurrection of Blu

    The long term plan was to cripple you so that you'd be easier to rape. But it's not working out at all. Sigh. We might just need to adjust your volume. Maybe 2/1 work/deload, or ramp the dropoff up. Do you do any stretching for your quads?
  23. 2 points
    Sanction

    Liftin' weights and other shit

    Your guilt is a carry-over from a few million years of evolution. We lived in small groups where life and death were the consequences of fulfilling small commitments. We had only one tribe to keep us alive. This no longer applies. Unless the CEO calls you up and invites you to marry his/her daughter, there is no benefit for your vestigial guilt.
  24. 1 point
    We used to do neck bridges in BJJ. It definitely pays to have a strong neck in grappling arts.
  25. 1 point
    Construct

    Onward

    December and January were mostly lost to the vague fatigue symptoms I've been dealing with lately. My primary doctor referred me to a new specialist who is one part expert, well-read clinician, and one part hippie. She pulled more blood tests and scheduled a followup sleep study, while prescribing me a very well-defined organic food diet low in lectins and molds and high in prebiotics, probiotics, and fermented foods. The diet part was triggering my skepticism a bit, but I went all-in on it anyway. To my surprise, 3-4 days into the diet my constant nasal stuffiness disappeared completely for the first time in many months. I'll run with it. Testing the waters with some light gym work: Squat: 5 x 5 x 135 Bench: 5 x 5 x 135 Both lifts felt way heavier than they should have. My drive to workout was basically non-existent, to the point that this felt like a chore. Strange feeling. Anyway, hopefully this is temporary and I can get back into this full swing before Spring.
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