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  1. 7 points
    Growth Factor

    GF's "CS Goes Pubic" Log

    I want to share this story without having you guys read too much into this or interpret it the wrong way. I just had one of the most fun moments of the past 12 years of my life. I got to the gym late because of my PT today, which was actually very hard and again very humbling with banded monster walks that kicked my ass. Anyways, I'm feeling super gassed a little past midway through my workout, and after finishing dips I decide I just need a break and would walk home and finish up dumbbell arm work at my apt gym. I noticed a storm was brewing outside earlier, and as I approach the doors I see torrential rains slamming hard. You can hear this stuff it's so loud. I decided it'd be fun to walk in the rain since I couldnt remember the last time I did something like this (maybe mud-sliding or tackle football in college?). I take all my precious belongings, and I take my shirt off, I shove them into my slinger, and I start back. Well. This rain is coming down fucking hard. 100% this felt like getting hosed down by a fire engine hose. If this hasn't happened to you before, it's pretty brutal. I start running. The winds start picking up hard. As I'm running by this newly constructed apt complex with fencing and canvas covering the fence, the wind blows this WHOLE fence down on me. With the canvas, it's like it's added resistance (think like a parachute). I basically have to hold the fence up from crushing me, walk, pick the other side of the fence up while letting the side I just walked past down, until I clear it all. My path is completely constrained by construction median that's making a temporary sidewalk right on a heavily trafficked street. I take shelter in a nearby parking deck just to catch something resembling a breath after that absolutely intense core workout. I start back up, and I get to a large intersection with a red light for pedestrians, and I start getting hit with waves of water from passing cars. It's actually hilarious. After I get the walk and continue jogging, I'm now ankle deep in puddles of water. At some point, the sewage was overflowing and was shooting water up in the air right under me when I went over a manhole. I finally get back to my apartment, and I somehow decide to attempt to continue the rest of my workout which was DB hammer curls and extensions. I pick up the 60s and I felt like I just performed a max effort deadlift. It's time to call it. I honestly can't remember the last time I had a moment of this intense, pure joy like running through this storm.Even the the rain hurting me as it came down and that fence challenge added to the experience. I'd run it again 10/10. Gonna think about ordering a pizza after that one.
  2. 7 points
    Burton

    Liftin' weights and other shit

    Went to my first day at my fancy new job today. Seems like it'll be cool. You know, if you're into that stupid science bullshit. Gonna be learning a bit of shit by shadowing in the Columbus area this week and then in house training for 2 weeks after that followed by another 4-8 weeks of shadowing. Then I get to be released into the world to fuck shit up on my own. If I ever come near any of your towns, we should hang out (no homo). Or some homo. Really, however much homo you need to make it work for you is fine.
  3. 5 points
    So today ended up being a fun day. Had the closing at 11am. Went to the gun range with my dad AFTER we stopped by the motorcycle shop across the street. Unfortunately they didn't really have a lot of the bikes I am interested in. Oh well really, I don't plan on buying yet anyway. Realistically I want to save for a good down payment for a house. If/when the other 2 houses close I will definitely be moving strong in that direction. But the nature of my pay doesn't really help. Hopefully I can get the ball really rolling and do something crazy. More than likely I will be looking for a new place to live the start of next year. Plus if I get a motorcycle I would like to keep it in the garage(which this current house doesn't have. The other part of my day. So I had my 2nd meal around 2pm. I actually got to the gym a little after 7pm. Not exactly my ideal wait time after a meal. Plus today is to me the toughest workout of this routine. Here it is: Squat: 400 for 8 reps, I had messed up last week so I ended up doing 400(or 87.5%) 3 weeks in a row ๐Ÿ˜• I can't recall the last time I squatted this much. In fact my strength is at a recent high while clearly leaning out. Zercher squats with thick bar 275 for 7,4,2 rest pause DB flat bench 100 for 9 reps mTor(5 second negatives with a 2 second pause/stretch at bottom of rep) Rope triceps extension 130 for 12,3,3,3 DB lateral raise 35*12,3,3,3 Edit: added about my squat strength and then this. I had more of a Carb Backload last night. Decent chunk of pizza with yogurt and a cherry turnover with a bowl of Marshmallow Fruity Pebbles. Wasn't quite sure how a Carb Nite would fit in this week so decided to make it a Carb Backload week. Saturday I have an open house(work) and then going to my sister and brother in laws gender reveal(yup I am going to be an uncle). I think I will take Saturday as a rest day(we will see). Then Sunday helping out at middle school ministry party. They are getting out of school. Might lift before that and then have some carbs later.
  4. 4 points
    My wife had two that saved her life. Literally, she went from comatose for 6 weeks with a roaring 105 temp that could barely be contained, to conscious and recovering a week after two consecutive transplants over a 48 hour period. They tested the donor poo prior to both transplants.
  5. 4 points
    https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-019-44097-3?utm_source=share&utm_medium=ios_app Now obviously this has a huge correlation component as those in poor health wonโ€™t be outdoors as much in the first place. However, you canโ€™t spend 2 hours outside without getting at least a little bit of sunlight, exercise, and mental stimulation. from new scenery.
  6. 4 points
    Emperor G_D

    Kimbo's PR Log

    Bad day at work? --You just need test, bro. Getting a cold? --You just need test, bro. Girl's got you down? --You just need test, bro. Blew your asshole out while squatting? --You just need test, bro. Getting fat? --You just need test, bro. Getting skinny? --You just need test, bro. Dick don't work anymore? --You just need test, bro. Dick works too well? --You just need test (deca), bro. In the flowchart of life, all roads lead to test...
  7. 4 points
    Posted this in Logs subforum earlier by mistake: Overview: https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2019/06/study-marathon-runners-reveals-hard-limit-human-endurance?utm_campaign=news_daily_2019-06-05&et_rid=17043146&et_cid=2848575 Article: https://advances.sciencemag.org/content/5/6/eaaw0341
  8. 4 points
    Growth Factor

    GF's "CS Goes Pubic" Log

    19/06/07 OHP OHP 95x5 115x5 135x5 165x1 195x4,4,4 <-- PR NG PULLUPS (BW@253) superset BAND FACEPULLS BWx6 +70x3,3,2,2 +45x5 DIPS (BW@253) +65x8,10,10 <-- cramp on first set DB HAMMER CURLS superset DB ROLLING EXTENSIONS 60x8,8,8 60x12,8,8 Pretty pumped about the workout and OHP PR. I am also positive that was a PR on dips, but I don't really track those since they're never a main movement thus hard to track in a reasonable manner. I really ran into a wall there with the pullups. I think that coincides with my heavier bodyweight, but I can't rule out the possibility I'm hitting a wall due to adaptation, diet, or some other such limit. I am feeling a bit more worn down after this workout than usual, but it's not a big deal right now. I still think I want to do one more full week of normal workouts before dropping into a deload, but we'll see how things turn out. Doc ok'ed me to return to squatting and deadlifting. I might dabble in squats since I was still able to do those while injured last time, and then maybe wait on deadlifts until I have my 1 month followup with my ortho. We shall see. Was gonna go out tonight, but I'm really wiped out from the week I had. I feel like retiring quietly and maybe giving it a shot tomorrow. I had been casually seeing this girl since March/April until recently. We always had a great time, and she was extremely beautiful, but I never really thought of her as a long-long term thing for reasons I dont feel like sharing in public. As it turns out, what I thought was the situation was somehow orders of magnitude worse. I just found out Sunday. Since then, I've broken things off with her and am back to being truly single. I'm pretty upset about the whole ordeal, and I'm questioning some of the choices I've made that led me to end up in the situation I was in. But I know situations like these can be part of the dating world, especially when you date outside of a school or work situation where you at least know a little something about the person and where they're coming from. I've just sort of avoided dating at work, but I think I've found an approach that will be reasonable, measured, and not untoward.
  9. 4 points
    Kimbo

    Kimbo's PR Log

    I feel like you've been studying me. Like you're on a Nat Geo special where you watch me from the bushes and record my habits and mating rituals for science.
  10. 4 points
    Here is an article reviewing this study on eggs and CVD risk. I talk about a few things that most of the articles missed. Hope it is helpful. ๐Ÿ˜Š http://www.exercisebiology.com/index.php/site/articles/should_you_eat_eggs_or_not Note: If this is against the forum rules, please feel free to delete it.
  11. 4 points
    mwarren

    One (New) Direction

    You're supposed to be at least better than Rippetoe to be a part of this subforum. You are fired.
  12. 4 points
    Burton

    Liftin' weights and other shit

    The battle against poverty and human dignity. They lost. OH, SNAP!
  13. 4 points
    Growth Factor

    CBD Source?

    The problem is the research is still so new that it's hard to really ascribe all these effects with certainty until more studies are carried out. As far as I know, the pain research shows whole cannabis and THC has very significant effects at reducing chronic and neuropathic pain, including in those whose pain is not resolved by other, standard treatments. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19732371 This effect may be mediated by THC's action at the amygdala and its modulation of perceived pain https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23273106 rather than direct antinociception https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18580179 , although biochemically CB1 agonists like THC do affect neurons that send pain signals via inhibition of their activity. The studies done with CBD are even fewer, and I think these suggest an even lower magnitude of effect than with whole cannabis extracts or THC. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28457055 showed how some patients are just unresponsive to treatment, while some received some relief. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29579828 also demonstrated pain relief in some patients, but with lower magnitude than previously reported with whole cannabis or THC Things CBD definitely does well with is controlling seizures, reducing anxiety, and inducing sleep. It is possible that all of these effects are mediated by CBD's affinity for 5HT receptors. Remember, CBD has an affinity for CB2/CB1, but it is weak. And although some studies have shown synergistic effects with THC, these have been at low doses - at high doses, CBD antagonizes THC. So at best, CBD is some sort of allosteric modulator that may enhance effects under certain contexts and antagonize it in others - but it is likely an actually weak antagonist of the CB receptors. To your point about the miracle effects touted on youtube. There's actually way more to this than the effects of pure CBD, contamination of products with THC and designer cannabinoids, or placebo. A huge contributor are terpenes. If the CBD you're using is pure CBD dissolved in like an innocuous oil or glycerol mixture, then the effects should be like those I mentioned above. But some tinctures are dissolved in a terpene oil matrix. The science is even more nascent in this field, but initial findings suggest terpenes are potent modulators of the endo/cannabinoid signaling network. They may be positive allosteric modulators, negative modulators, they inhibit the breakdown of cannabinoids, and they may even be agonists themselves of CB1/CB2. So if somebody is using a CBD mix dissolved in terpenes and thinks they feel high, this may actually be a very real effect, especially depending on that person's individual physiology and biochemistry. Your epi/genetics and drug and medical history will likely have an impact on your experience with the product, but these things are not pure fantasy.
  14. 4 points
    Ras

    Occult Blooded Occlusion Grimoire

    I am generally only posting in this when I do something notably different or hit some kind of PR. Have added in Jefferson Deadlifts with Kettlebells Have re-added banded swings and may add in banded presses - thanks @mwarren! Hit a PR just now rep-wise on swings with the 203 - 20 full RKC swings - yes, @Emperor G_D , I wax between kilos and pounds with this KB and yes it is to make myself feel like a tuff gai. Have been racking up extra reps with pull-ups lately - No, @Kimbo, not the diapers, though early morning creatine makes me consider it.
  15. 4 points
    Growth Factor

    GF's "CS Goes Pubic" Log

    Went to PT today. Holy fuck do I have some serious issues in my hips. I got humbled hard over there. To be fair, some of this could be due to my back injury ... but it's probably like 5% that, 95% imbalances. Anyways, I dont think I'll have to worry about losing core/glute (I know, it's also core) strength during my layoff from leg work, nor the lack of calorie burning from not squatting/deadlifting. Hit up the gym afterwards and completely tore it up. 19/05/17 OHP C3W1 OHP 95x5 115x5 135x5 175x4 165x6,7 NG PULLUPS superset BAND FACEPULLS x20 (BW@249... looks like I've gained 10 lbs =o ) BWx8 +45x5,4,5,5,5 (gained strength on the NGs afterall!) DIPS +55x7,8,9 I should warm up on these next time DB HAMMER CURLS superset DB TRI EXTENSIONS 50x3x10 50x3x12 I haven't been tracking my calories the past 2 weeks and have sort of been winging it. Probably a bad idea for my cut, but you guys saw how I look, so it's not like I've done bad damage. I've likely (re)gained some nice muscle from the boost. I've eaten out a fuckton over the past 2 weeks as a dear friend of mine from work graduated with her PhD and will be leaving very soon for her post doc in MD. Things have stabilized since Monday, and I've started tracking again. Vid from last set of pullups. Too bad the angle is shit and you can't see how well I clear the bar on my first 4 reps. Pullups.mp4
  16. 3 points
    Ras

    Sanction lifted

    This makes me feel more than ever that you should convert to the kettlebell and calisthenics club. That shit, as useful as it is for grounding and mindfulness, is also cognitively exhausting. If you find you are missing it, I am sure the community here can oblige in terms of enabling self-flagellation and body shaming. I will rename Nathan Greyhound Ian Greyhound for starters.
  17. 3 points
    Sanction

    Sanction lifted

    I have drifted back into the gym a few times. Mostly I am doing this as mindfulness exercise on what I hate about it. Is there a way to make going to the gym enjoyable? After the first 3 minutes of ordeal and misery, I do love the feeling of lifting weights at times. Being in the gym activates my self-criticism -- I don't have a plan, I'm not doing 5-3-1, I am not keto, I don't use test enthanate, I don't bench 250+, I am weaker than everyone else in the room, I am too skinny, Blah blah blah.says the mental chatter. But each time I am glad that I went.
  18. 3 points
    Emperor G_D

    Tomahawk HUGE update with a log

    I don't think that is exclusive to millennials. We used to joke that our dog was our "fur baby" long before millennials were out of elementary school. Now, we didn't take her everywhere in an expensive over the shoulder bag (retrievers are a bit more substantial than most millennial animals), and that was just something we said. In fact, one of the t-shirts we made that poor dog wear we still have as a keepsake. It said "My doggy is my baby" or something like that. Do remember that my wife was a teen and I barely in my 20s at this time. lol
  19. 3 points
    I think this is a definite factor. Fat type also has specific POMC, enterostatin, etc. signalling effects; hyperpalatability coupled with high-density and low satiety is going to tend towards overeating. Neither your brain nor your stomach are telling you to stop stuffing your pie-hole. And, unsurprisingly, obese subjects have blunted anorectic hormonal responses.
  20. 3 points
    It depends on the woman you're dating and what she values. For most people, room mates are understood to be just room mates, regardless of gender. Non-issue. Adults are capable of handling themselves. However, you could easily find someone in your circles who was raised to believe that the only appropriate situation for a man and woman to live in the same building is as husband and wife. I've seen this among my very religious friends. For them, your living arrangements could raise some concerns. The concerns would be without merit, of course, but that doesn't matter if it's perceived as an issue.
  21. 3 points
    mwarren

    Resurrection of Blu

    Haven't felt like posting since I'm just slowly getting weaker lol. I'll get back at it next session. Weight is all the way down to 182 now, BUT jaundice is dissipating FINALLY so I'm hoping my liver is getting better. Appetite was better today. Things might be turning around soon.
  22. 3 points
    mwarren

    Kimbo's PR Log

    You just need test, bro.
  23. 3 points
    Burton

    Tomahawk HUGE update with a log

    This is 100% true. They've also studied and shown that in an active shooter situation where someone runs into a room with a gun, the vast majority of people are unable to even get to their gun, let alone use it effectively in that situation. Instead, you fumbling around in your pocket or whatever will just make you a likely first target. None of these types walking around with these pre-emptive justice boners are delta force hard asses, no matter how much swat team cosplay they do and how hard they think they are. I suppose my opinion on it is that it just creates a bunch of dirty harry wannabes who are too fat, slow, uncoordinated, etc to really do much of anything with it aside from being a danger to themselves. I just hope for the best that they don't end up being a danger to everyone else around them by being loose cannons who pull their guns out over dumb shit. In the end, if you need a gun to feel like a big man, good for you I guess and have at it I suppose? Or my condolences is probably a better relaying of my feelings.
  24. 3 points
    Ras

    Occult Blooded Occlusion Grimoire

    Giving keto a try for FM purposes and while (on day 8 ) I am sleepy (as opposed to tired) and ravenous (as opposed to 'hungry'), I feel pretty good overall. Frequency is down a bit as I adjust, but managed my regular am giant sets and a max effort kb carry/max rep kb goblet squats this afternoon and hit PBs on both (200 lbsx150m; 100 lbs x 25 reps).
  25. 3 points
    Burton

    Resurrection of Blu

    It may as well be. Homoeroticism, self loathing, tales of fatassery. I might just start posting here too.
  26. 3 points
    mwarren

    CBD Source?

    Changed Jamie's life. I think it might just be the thing for your anxiety.
  27. 3 points
    Emperor G_D

    Kimbo's PR Log

    Unfortunately, there wasn't much footage...
  28. 3 points
    Construct

    The Sleep Thread ๐Ÿ˜ด

    Philips has a new sleep headband that claims to enhance deep sleep: https://www.usa.philips.com/c-e/smartsleep-headband.html It claims to enhance slow wave sleep by playing specific audio tones when SWS is detected. If this was a Kickstarter project or some random startup company, I wouldn't have believed it. However, this is Philips, and there are some studies that support the claim. To their credit, Philips has even run registered clinical trials on the device: https://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT03665844 At $400 it's not cheap. I'd buy it right now if I was confident it would provide some benefit, but I'm not convinced yet. Even anecdotal reviews are hard to find online.
  29. 3 points
    I read this yesterday, and some kind of look must have crossed my face, because my wife asked me what was wrong. ::gag::
  30. 3 points
    Supnut

    The Sleep Thread ๐Ÿ˜ด

    I still use melatonin here and there. I find it hard to convince myself not to use it. It ALWAYS feels like, "no, I can't risk having a bad night's sleep tonight, not tonight". Every single time I start using it, it becomes an every night thing and eventually, it stops working. It no longer has the upfront sedative effect and seems to actually cause me to stay awake in the middle of the night. There aren't any withdrawals or nights of bad sleep when I stop taking it, but I'm always hesitant to. Usually, when I do, sleep improves dramatically after a few days. And then sometime later, I'm trying to go to bed early, or I'm wound up or I had caffeine too late, and I turn to melatonin and the cycle starts again. I keep theanine on hand as well. The only thing I notice from using it is that I can fall asleep easier on it if I've had caffeine later than I should. A diet soda or coffee or popping a caffeine pill too late in the afternoon wrecks my schedule. Even having a chocolate bar after dinner is enough. Theanine helps with that. It certainly doesn't turn off the 'mental awakness' completely, but it helps. I definitely don't use it so I CAN have late caffeine, its not that reliable. I just use it to mitigate the occasional mistake or when I need to stay up later than normal and then turn off. I feel like most of my sleep issues are either from stimulants too late in the day, or periods of work-related stress/anxiety. A short-lived stimulant I could replace caffeine during the afternoon or early evening would really help. For the latter, I'm tempted to try CBD or some other supplement. I also want to simply commit to meditating regularly. I will find myself watching youtube in the middle of the night and as the random videos distract me, I grow sleepy. As soon as I turn it off and try and go to sleep, my mind starts thinking about work again and I wake right back up. Has anyone tried the inhalable melatonin? I scrolled past some on Amazon over the weekend. I also tossed a few things on my wishlist being marketed for lucid dreaming. Not something I chase regularly, but its mildly intriguing.
  31. 3 points
    Derp.. I always call any sort of protein powder whey. But the beef stuff isn't whey at all, it's tiny ground up cows.
  32. 3 points
    Sanction

    Occult Blooded Occlusion Grimoire

  33. 3 points
    Growth Factor

    CBD Source?

    I forget the duration reported in the literature, but IME it's ~2 hours of significant anxiolytic activity that tapers off until you're at a baseline. I also think I have a physiological marker for stress which is a tightness in the back of my head right around where my traps insert into the base of the skull. This relaxes whenever I medicate my anxiety (alcohol, small dose of THC, meditation, etc). I feel this relax with ~25mg CBD. For sleep, it's likely anxiolytically-mediated as well. As far as I know there's no interplay between it and GABA receptors. I'm only just starting to study the orexin system, but I doubt there's anything there, either, but I can't rule it out.
  34. 3 points
    Daily AM D3 - 5000IUs B complex of some unknown dosage 1g fish oil with 3:1 ratio of EPA:DHA 1 mg 5-MTHF ~1000mg curcumin Daily PM 1g fish oil with 3:1 ratio of EPA:DHA ~1000mg curcumin 30mg zinc 1000mg magnesium probiotic During workout: 1 scoop Biosteel 2 tsp taurine Post-Workout (heavy lifting, judo) 1 scoop hydrolized beef whey (~30g protein) 1 scoop highly-branched cyclic dextrin (~30g carbs) Greens+ here and there.
  35. 3 points
    Emperor G_D

    Tomahawk HUGE update with a log

    Man, you don't have the right to call yourself fat until you struggle with a prong belt...
  36. 3 points
    mwarren

    What did you cook today?

    This is amazing. And 230cal per 3/4 cup. Creme filled @Kimbo @Growth Factor just how you like it
  37. 3 points
    My diet is an attempt of fitting calories into a small space lol. As a matter of fact, to add to your jealousy, I ate a pan of the cinnamon roll poppers from Fazoli's with a glass of milk after my dinner (cereal then spaghetti and meatballs). Woke up even leaner again. Even with processed food, my appetite has not been enough lately. I'm getting those side-cuts now lol
  38. 3 points
    Kimbo

    Onward

    That's what she said.
  39. 3 points
    I imagine it's better to look at it on a scale vs. a black or white definition. And we want to lean towards one side of the scale vs the other.
  40. 3 points
    The paper does devote some space to the problem of defining ultra-processed via the NOVA classification and cites a fair number of papers that debate that very issue. I think it's fine as long as it is not making grandiose claims about the rigour of the definition (it doesn't), but is rather setting specific list parameters for 'in' and 'out' for the functional purposes of the research question at hand. https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/public-health-nutrition/article/un-decade-of-nutrition-the-nova-food-classification-and-the-trouble-with-ultraprocessing/2A9776922A28F8F757BDA32C3266AC2A
  41. 3 points
    Construct

    So. Not. Powerlifting...

    I think the solution is obvious, Sam. You need to become a hippie and run a pot homestead near half-moon bay. It's your calling.
  42. 3 points
    Growth Factor

    So. Not. Powerlifting...

    lol that description of the gym almost reads like a greentext
  43. 3 points
    Burton

    So. Not. Powerlifting...

    You should have shit on the floor and maintained eye contact the entire time. With everyone. And if you couldn't maintain eye contact with everyone for the entire time of your shit, you aren't worthy of shitting on the floor.
  44. 3 points
    mwarren

    Occult Blooded Occlusion Grimoire

    When I have money to get a #weightvest, I'll be doing all kinds of things with it. Things that don't need to be done work it. Sex, cooking, mowing the lawn. I'd really like to have one for pullups, dips, pushups, and transverse plane lower body stuff
  45. 3 points
    Construct

    Occult Blooded Occlusion Grimoire

    Every time I start one house project, I end up with two more things that need to be fixed. The key is to never start.
  46. 3 points
    Kimbo

    Resurrection of Blu

  47. 3 points
    Pass me your creatine bottle, Tom
  48. 3 points
    Emperor G_D

    GF's "CS Goes Pubic" Log

    wow
  49. 3 points
    Growth Factor

    GF's "CS Goes Pubic" Log

    I knew this crowd liked some thicc boys
  50. 2 points
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