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  1. Emperor G_D

    Starting Anew

    301.6 yesterday after a walk. I've gotten in several 18h fasts after having a hard time managing even 12 for a few weeks. I "ran" a mile in 14:26 today. I haven't run a mile that fast since high school. Feeling pretty good, overall. I have good and bad days like everyone else, but I'm not feeling consistently poor at the moment.
    4 points
  2. I suspect the trick is in the dose...we've known anecdotally that crushing E is bad so finding a dose that keeps it in the ~30pg/ml range is likely the key. With the non-hormonal AIs, probably no more than 2x/week dosing is a good idea.
    3 points
  3. It is benign from a taste perspective. but it often puts me in the shitter the first few times I use it until I get used to a tablespoon or so of it. Why Does MCT Oil Cause Diarrhea? It is not explicitly known why MCT oil may cause diarrhea. The 1967 Journal of Gastroenterology offers this suggestion: To put this in simple terms, when MCT oil is consumed, it is broken down further with water (hydrolosis) so it can be readily absorbed by the body. MCT’s are then directed straight into the liver through the portal vein where they are converted to endogenous ketones.
    2 points
  4. STENDEC

    Forget The Fish Oil

    A new study published in Mayo Clinic Proceedings provides the most comprehensive analysis of the role of omega-3 dosage on cardiovascular prevention to date. The meta-analysis, which is an in-depth review of 40 clinical trials, provides authoritative evidence for consuming more EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid) and DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) omega-3 fats. The research concludes that EPA and DHA omega-3 intake is associated with reduced risk of coronary heart disease (CHD) events, the cause of 7.4 million deaths globally each year, and reduced risk of myocardial infarction (heart attack),
    2 points
  5. While acetaminophen is helping you deal with your headache, it may also be making you more willing to take risks, a new study suggests. People who took acetaminophen rated activities like “bungee jumping off a tall bridge” and “speaking your mind about an unpopular issue in a meeting at work” as less risky than people who took a placebo, researchers found. Use of the drug also led people to take more risks in an experiment where they could earn rewards by inflating a virtual balloon on a computer: Sometimes they went too far and the balloon popped. “Acetamin
    2 points
  6. People just lack vision and courage is all.
    2 points
  7. My RAT needs to test some TREN!!!!!!11!!! Oh wait, this isn't Bodybuilding.com?
    2 points
  8. I haven't posted in my log lately because I just haven't worked out since this last bench day. The back injury really took it out of me, in addition to other things I'm dealing with. I also further injured my low back at work while just performing the act of sitting down. I couldn't even bend to tie my shoes so working out was out of the question. I am feeling like I can give it a go now, but I have to play it careful. I've begun PT, but I still haven't gotten my scans done to investigate the nature of my pain and injury. That's this evening. In other news, work has been very frust
    2 points
  9. A lot lol. Have had my best year in real estate by far. Like it aint even close lol. Bought a HOUSE almost a month ago. Still as single as 1 man can get lol. Using lifting to get through the stress lol. Not sure if I have lifted 4 or 6 days in a row when the "plan" calls for 2 days on with a day or 2 off.
    2 points
  10. Visually that is some very apparent progress.
    2 points
  11. Emperor G_D

    Starting Anew

    July 2019 - today.
    2 points
  12. 2 lower molar fillings today. Fun times. Ignoring that... Out of the 3-hundos.
    2 points
  13. airnow.gov now includes purpleair sensors on their maps. I'm pushing Ambient to find a way in to the "inexpensive sensor program" with airnow, because we track the same things as purpleair, and more sensors seems to be a good thing to me.
    1 point
  14. In my experience, the days with bad PM2.5 pollution are visible to the naked eye as long as you can see some distant landmarks. The 100-400 PM2.5 days are visibly bad, especially with smoke particles in the air. You probably wouldn't be very excited to go outside on the really bad days anyway. Air pollution is becoming a popular research topic. There are an increasing number of studies with tentative links between air pollution exposure and various negative health effects. I went ahead and put HEPA air purifiers in my house and my office (back when that was a thing) so I could at l
    1 point
  15. 1-2 tablespoons of MCT oil doesn't bother my stomach much when mixed with normal meals. The problem with the meal replacement shakes is that the powder doesn't have much volume. It's a very dense drink, so there isn't much to buffer the 60mL of oil in your stomach.
    1 point
  16. Appears that MCT oil is now available as a powder which mitigates some or all of the digestive issues if the Amazon reviewers are to be believed. https://www.amazon.com/Quest-Nutrition-Powder-Carbs-Additives/dp/B016APVE5S
    1 point
  17. STENDEC

    Nuts!

    Bump. Great thread....I love nuts and forget how metabolically magical they are.
    1 point
  18. Int J Prev Med. 2019 Jul 5;10:118. doi: 10.4103/ijpvm.IJPVM_404_17. eCollection 2019. Effects of Eurycoma Longifolia Jack Supplementation Combined with Resistance Training on Isokinetic Muscular Strength and Power, Anaerobic Power, and Urinary Testosterone: Epitestosterone Ratio in Young Males Chee Keong Chen 1 2, Foong Kiew Ooi 1 2, Nurul Ain Abu Kasim 1, Mohd Asnizam Asari 3 Abstract Introduction: This study investigated the effects of resistance training and Eurycoma longifolia Jack supplementation on isokinetic muscular strength and power, Wingate anaerobic power, and testosterone
    1 point
  19. Middle-aged and older men (≥50 years), especially those who are obese and suffer from comorbidities, not uncommonly present with clinical features consistent with androgen deficiency and modestly reduced testosterone levels. Commonly, such men do not demonstrate anatomical hypothalamic–pituitary–testicular axis pathology but have functional hypogonadism that is potentially reversible. FT
    1 point
  20. I seem to recall having that experience with Rhodilia
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  21. Yup. It almost gives me a strange sense of derealization. Also makes me somewhat irritable. I tried to make that stuff work years ago and tried dosing before bed, which strangely kept me up, and in the morning, which would make me feel both somewhat sleepy and agitated at the same time. I don’t know, it just doesn’t play well with my neurochemistry.
    1 point
  22. Same here. For me, it's a strange mix of apathy and subtly heightened background anxiety. I've wondered if a lower dose might make more sense, but I haven't tried it.
    1 point
  23. There's something...imperceptible about Ashwaghanda that I can't put my finger on, but I don't like. I believe SA has said that as well.
    1 point
  24. Emperor G_D

    Starting Anew

    It's been hot, and smoky and pretty much awful since the last time I posted. I went 10 days without any activity at all, but it was weighing on me. Started walking a few days ago, in spite of the smoke. Weight is 299.3 today. So even though there was an immediate bump after I hit 299-like 3 pounds, not too much-continued fasting seems to still be paying off. Took some bloodwork the other day. 2 pumps of test gel (a half-dose) has my T at 200 with .1mg of anastrozole EoD. My TAG is at about 200 still, in spite of not really eating too much in the way of processed carbs
    1 point
  25. I've dosing Anastrozole once a week and have suspected that maybe twice a week might be better. I'll try it for a while and report back.
    1 point
  26. For the first time, researchers at Northwestern University's Feinberg School of Medicine have identified how a single gene called aromatase (CYP19A1) triggers a chain reaction in the brain that converts testosterone into estrogen and seems to drive sexual desire in male mice. These findings (Brooks et al., 2020) were published on September 10 in the journal Endocrinology. Psychology Today Article
    1 point
  27. STENDEC

    Food Finds

    This remains good and is now available in large multi-serving 2lb containers.
    1 point
  28. I wonder if the mechanism by which chronic mTOR activation accelerates muscle aging is through stem cell depletion?
    1 point
  29. Past, Present, and Future Perspective of Targeting Myostatin and Related Signaling Pathways to Counteract Muscle Atrophy Willem M H Hoogaars 1, Richard T Jaspers 2 Affiliations expand PMID: 30390252 DOI: 10.1007/978-981-13-1435-3_8 Abstract Myostatin was identified more than 20 years ago as a negative regulator of muscle mass in mice and cattle. Since then, a wealth of studies have uncovered the potential involvement of myostatin in muscle atrophy and sparked interest in myostatin as a promising
    1 point
  30. Well, animal body composition and leanness is actually is a topic of interest in animal agriculture. Anyways, I for one would love for this approach to become real. I think it's a better solution for cachexia, for instance, than anabolic steroids as it could theoretically have a lower side effect profile. Perhaps too much inhibition might lead to too many sides, though. It just might be that a person will require two or more drugs to establish this state rather than a streamlined approach with one drug. And/or there might be different approaches depending on the time of interventio
    1 point
  31. I saw this yesterday. We also know from prior research that acetaminophen will reduce a person's empathy for other people's pain.
    1 point
  32. These results are unexpected: Improvements in body composition, cardiometabolic risk factors and insulin sensitivity with trenbolone in normogonadic rats Daniel G Donner 1, Belinda R Beck 2, Andrew C Bulmer 3, Alfred K Lam 4, Eugene F Du Toit 3 j.steroids.2014.12.017 Abstract Trenbolone (TREN) is used for anabolic growth-promotion in over 20 million cattle annually and continues to be misused for aesthetic purposes in humans. The current study investigated TREN's effects on body composition and cardiometabolic risk factors; and its tissue-selective effects on the
    1 point
  33. It's been too long since I've reviewed the literature, but last I knew in these circles it was thought that myostatin inhibition is meaningless in an matured human being (i.e. not at the embryonic stage). While intervention has been possible with myostatin knockout mimetics in animals well into adulthood, from what I recall human studies using myostatin inhibitors including follistatin saw zero results. The thought was that there are redundant feedback loops in place to continue to regulate muscle tissue to counteract myostatin inhibition in people. There are real people out there who are myos
    1 point
  34. Went on a Walkrunjog for 3 miles. 15:50 average mile. Will do some kind of KB work tomorrow. I'll find some kind of Squat/pull complex for tomorrow. Maybe: 2-handed swingsx20 1-handed swingsx10 L/R Goblet Squats (large bell)x10 Rowsx10 L/R Again, done as a complex, no pausing until the bloc is over.
    1 point
  35. Emperor G_D

    Starting Anew

    Hit the kettlebells for the first time in a while. 5 rounds of: 2-handed swingx20 R-handed swingx10 L-handed swingx10 R-cleanx1 -Pressx5 L-Cleanx1 -Pressx5 16:00 even with 9 minutes of work.
    1 point
  36. https://www.openpowerlifting.org/rankings/men/by-wilks By total #21, so awesome guess, but holy shit...
    1 point
  37. That’s a big milestone. Well done!
    1 point
  38. STENDEC

    Superdrol Clone Sale

    Tommy!
    1 point
  39. STENDEC

    Starting Anew

    w00t! Congratulations Sam!
    1 point
  40. I completely dumped my stash about 2 years ago. I hadn't touched any of it in probably 3 maybe 4 years. Not sure what all I had left at the time time but it was A LOT... Kinda getting the itch to run something lol.
    1 point
  41. This from the Economist...who don't really show their math but make an interesting argument nonetheless. Gets at something I said earlier....nonwithstanding the effectiveness of masks at infection control, they make governments and citizens more confident and in that respect, have a vital role to play in managing the pandemic. Why the economic value of a face mask is $56.14 A new frontier in facial finance After a brutal first six months of the year, governments across the world are hoping for an economic bounce-back. Rich-world GDP fell by about 10% in the first half
    1 point
  42. STENDEC

    The Power of Androgens

    Hey welcome back! And yeah...not a typical dosing scheme for sure.
    1 point
  43. Combined protein and HMB supplementation resulted in segmental, but not whole-body increases in FFM compared to protein supplementation alone. These findings could explain some of the controversial effects of HMB reported in previous studies and have practical implications for maximizing training-induced gains in FFM and clinical conditions associated with skeletal muscle deconditioning such as aging, sedentary lifestyles, bed rest and spaceflight. FFT
    1 point
  44. Truth, this forum is minuscule, and our n=like 5 these days. I have been around the block a LONG TIME, though, and I have experience on TRT fora and muscle fora and drug fora for well over a decade. One thing I can tell you about that is that in my estimation, men in general, young men in particular, young and older men who are concerned about looks, sex drive, attractiveness, etc.-they are given to histrionics. They are given to anxiety, and to chronic dysmorphia, and other mental illnesses that many times trumps all measurable hormonal issues. I used to spend some time on Dr. Mic
    1 point
  45. And....it makes you smell strongly of maple syrup. It's waffles, it's French toast, it's... "Pancake Man!!"
    1 point
  46. If your access to TUDCA or the price becomes too much for you, my go-to has always been plain Taurine-after all, TUDCA is a molecule built on taurine. Also, it has a surprising amount of research on it for liver protection. It's just that it's cheap and widely available, and therefore not cool enough to sell for that purpose. THere are a few posts here where I preached to dead ears on Taurine...
    1 point
  47. OOOhh, I want the special edition Micro Charles Poliquin. How pissed-off would that thing be?! We could keep them in Poke-balls and battle them... Sorry, I don't actually have anything usful to add.
    1 point
  48. One more on PA "Efficacy of phosphatidic acid ingestion on lean body mass, muscle thickness and strength gains in resistance-trained men" http://www.jissn.com/content/9/1/47 One of the more interesting things about this stuff is that it appears to be effective in very small quantities.
    1 point
  49. I was just talking to kim about me probably cessating use. I was planning on using twice a year but things may not be so. I don't like certain side effects. For me, though, the euphoria is something I just can't have exogenously. I'm an addict. I don't need a new addiction. The effects on my health are not worth any amount of physical strength. My body has already been through hell. Sorry, had to get that off my back. Sent from my SPH-M820-BST using Tapatalk 2
    1 point
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