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  1. 4 points
    Mr.Kite

    Mr.Kite is doing 5/3/1

    I finally made it to the gym 9 months later. I gained a fair bit of weight through the end of my wife's pregnancy and the first couple months or child rearing (back up to ~190 lbs), so unsurprisingly my new year's resolution was to get back to the gym. I found this weird little community gym thing that looks like its a haphazard collection of weights from the 70s. I'll take a picture when I go today. I started off really light because I can't afford to be so sore that I can't carry/walk the baby around. My wife would literally kill me if I was useless for a few days. Oh and weights are back to kilograms because Germans don't use freedom units. 5/3/1 Krypteia - Monday Squats: 45x5 / 50x5 / 60x5 // 70x5 / 80x5 / 90x5 FSL: 5x5 @ 70 BB OHP: 5x10 @ 25 BB Row: 5x10 @ 30 This left me pretty sore, but not so sore I couldn't walk the baby to sleep. So I think I got it just right. Normally I don't dial it back enough and then I can't walk for two days when I start lifting after a long break.
  2. 4 points
    Working out 6 times a week with high RPE is a recipe for stagnation. With age we don't recuperate as easy. Once you get your labs and know fir aure where you stand. Try decreasing the workouts, think like a hard gainer. Or you could change going from gym workouts to street or park or anything that strikes your fancy. TRT is a forever road that you have to be serious about before undertaking.
  3. 3 points
    STENDEC

    Mr.Kite is doing 5/3/1

    Congrats Kite! Each stage is, as Sam put it, a new round of suck, in its own way. But I would not trade being a dad for the world.
  4. 3 points
    Emperor G_D

    Mr.Kite is doing 5/3/1

    Nice gym spot! Congrats on the baby, and yes, your life will suck for another ~8 months or so. And then it will start walking, and a new round of suck will commence.
  5. 3 points
    Mr.Kite

    Mr.Kite is doing 5/3/1

    5/3/1 Krypteia - Wednesday Bench: 35x5 / 40x5 / 45x5 // 55x5 / 62.5x5 / 70x5 FSL: 5x5 @ 55 KB Goblet Squat: 5x10 @ 24 BB SLDL: 5x10 @ 25 Got it done nice and quick. Managed to avoid interacting with the old german guys who speak no english. I'm still pretty sore (and those SLDLs were killer), but things are going pretty well. Here is a snap shot of what part of the gym looks like:
  6. 3 points
    STENDEC

    Gut Microbiome Extinction

    I'm never going to find it but I seem to recall FunkOdessey posting some article that indicated that even after months of probiotic therapy, if you discontinued taking them, your gut flora would fairly quickly return to how it was before you started. Take home message, humans ate a lot of all sorts of stuff over our development and our gut microbiome developed along with us and is likely far more resilient than we seem to think it is....don't worry about the hot sauce.
  7. 3 points
    STENDEC

    Sci papers free

    When Kazakhstani computer programmer Alexandra Elbakyan learned recently that she had been targeted for investigation by the US Department of Justice, she says she wasn’t particularly surprised. “I suspected that the US government was investigating a long time ago, because that is obvious, that a project like Sci-Hub would look suspicious to them,” Elbakyan told Quartz. “But I did not have any information about this.” Elbakyan, a notorious and self-admitted hacker, is the creator of Sci-Hub, a free collection of scientific journal articles—tens of millions of them—that are normally locked behind a paywall. Sci-Hub offers 85.2% of all paywalled journal articles in the world, and more than 97% of those published by Elsevier, the largest science publisher in the United States. There are at least 373 universities in 39 countries with networks that Sci-Hub has penetrated. Last week, allegations emerged that Elbakyan hacked into the systems of 39 British universities. Citing sources inside the agency, the Washington Post last week reported that the Justice Department had opened an investigation into Elbakyan. According to the Post, US authorities believe Elbakyan has links to Russian intelligence, in part because the sheer scale of Sci-Hub’s activities make it likely she is acting with the tacit approval, if not the assistance, of the Kremlin. Full Quartz Article
  8. 2 points
    Agree with Sam about LGD with the exception of this statement. I really believe that when it comes to anabolic chemicals, something Patrick Arnold said a long time ago is correct: if whatever you are taking is anabolic enough to build noticeable muscle, it will also likely shut you down. SARMs should be treated like traditional hormonal AAS in that regard IMO. Ozzy is probably on the right track in that for your age, your training volume is likely higher than your recovery capacity....remember the noob advice that nobody grows in the gym.
  9. 2 points
    I honestly think reading up on today's hormonal options OTC is the best course for you. TRT isn't magic. I can honestly only get my doctors to make sure I'm in the 300-range, so when you tell me you're most recently in the 600-range, I say fuck you. There are lots of unknowns and risks associated with the progesterone route-including the good possibility that it will do nothing. There are lots of SARMs on the market and they won't impact your natural production very much. LGD-4033 is a favorite of mine and will make you feel like you're on T, so maybe just start there? More info on SARMs in general: https://legionathletics.com/sarms/
  10. 2 points
    Growth Factor

    GF's "CS Goes Pubic" Log

    21/01/11 BENCH A2S C3W4 PAUSE BENCH 135x5 185x5 225x5 <-- felt heavy 275x3 same 305x1 same 330x2 <-- RPE 9.5 STANDING DB OHP 40x3x10 DIPS (BW@245) BWx3x10 CHINUPS BWx3x6 ROPE CABLE TRIPLE THREATS 15x3x12 REVERSE PEC DEC 105x2x12 Felt a little weak today on the bench, but I was eager to get in the gym and went ahead with the planned lift. It's possible that deadlift took it out of me, esp considering how sore my triceps and lats have been from it, surprisingly. I aimed for 3 reps but could only get 2. As such my max will remain the same moving forward. That still puts me at 365 which is cool, esp considering the way I've recomped and lost weight. But I'll have to earn it in another 4 weeks. I didn't play it safe today and also committed to the gym while my shoulder wasn't feeling that great, esp due to a feeling in my trap. However, after stretching and warming up I felt I really made the shoulder issue disappear. On the bench I felt I had no issues from it. I am glad I got lucky, though. I think I am ending week 9 and about to begin week 10. I think next week will be my last week of pinning. I've enjoyed the cycle and the gains I've made, but I want to focus on other things, and I can't get it out of my head that being on might hinder what I'm trying to do right now. But more importantly, pinning is getting annoying.
  11. 2 points
    Supnut

    Dynamine?

    Or perhaps as a mid-late afternoon boost when its too late to risk disrupting sleep with regular caffeine.
  12. 2 points
    Growth Factor

    The Power of Androgens

    To add on, this analysis was looking at sperm production and upstream markers. While I think the risk of permanent shutdown is overplayed, it's a real thing that happens. This forum is miniscule, and I bet our experiences interacting with people might not be statistically meaningful. I'd urge anyone to venture to a larger board, like Anabolic Minds, and peruse the TRT intro threads and see how many reports there are of users running some cycles, running PCT, and being unable to recover (even after conventional TRT methods like employing SERMs). Even if the chances of it happening are small, it's worth being informed and understanding that this is a risk. I think the paper at hand is far more valuable in terms of thinking about fertility and the acute and long-term implications of AAS use. T-therapy would be wholly inadequate as a standalone contraceptive, even at upwards of 300mg/week. PED use does have a dose-effect inhibitory relationship on spermatogenesis that seems to plateau around 100mg/week (but might re-peak at higher doses above 300mg e.g. 600mg/week). And lastly, I think this helps make sense of other anecdotes of users who are playing experimental chemistry with their bodies and still end up impregnating a person, including after a cycle, during PCT, and even while on cycle. Also, very good points about other types of AAS and how they may have different impacts than testosterone, an endogenous hormone.
  13. 2 points
    STENDEC

    The Power of Androgens

    Anecdotal being the operative word. I suspect that, generally speaking, the fear of shutdown among AAS users is a lot more real than shutdown itself. The lifting world tends to rapidly convert the hypothetical to gospel (see also: protein requirements and fear of GH "bleed" from peptides). The other thing to note here is the dose. A weekly dose of 300mg of long-acting testosterone will put the average guy at the very high end of "normal" somewhere between 1100-1500ng/dl which while high, isn't over the moon. That sort of dose isn't even a noob PED dose anymore and at gram plus doses of T plus whatever is getting stacked on top, suppression may very well be a much bigger issue. Last observation, we are talking about testosterone here. IME, stuff that plays on the progesterone receptor like Deca and Tren are orders of magnitude more suppressive and research on hormonal male contraceptives bears this out.
  14. 2 points
    Emperor G_D

    CBD Source?

    Well, it's a hemp- based product, federal limits legal. There's no THC at all in it-or in probably more than 50% of products nationally. Orally, I get real modest effects from CBD and CBD-THC combo products, honestly. Vaping is another story completely. I'd say if you're using an oral product and sitting, waiting for an effect, you might just miss it completely. I'd approach it as if it's working, and then use it consistently and see if you notice changes over time. It's not like smoking a blunt or vaping it, and traditionally, oral consumption takes 1-2 hours for standard oral weed products.
  15. 1 point
    Construct

    Protein Bars?

    If you find a good protein bar recipe, let us know. I haven't found a good bar recipe yet. I had the same experience you did: Most of the online recipes seem like they're built around taste or Instagram worthiness, not macros. It might help to open your search up to "ball" recipes. It's trendy to have "paleo balls" or "protein balls". When I go keto, I think 20% of my diet is "keto balls".
  16. 1 point
    Ras

    Old Powerlifters don't just die...

    Sam's IP. IIRC, it is a superset of over/over and then under/under tricep pushdowns @ 20 reps.
  17. 1 point
    Concentrate not on the drop during treatment, but the 20 day recovery to normal...
  18. 1 point
    The patients started with an average testosterone of 550ng/dL and the 1mg/day group had a drop of almost -350ng/dL on day 21. That seems significantly suppressive to me. I also like how they put a discontinuity in the graph between day 28 and day 56 so it looks like recovery is quicker. Would have been more interesting if they had included a couple more data points in the recovery period.
  19. 1 point
    Burton

    Sleep Apnea AKA: Slapnea

    Looks like we got ourselves a real fat guy sleep problems Dave Ramsey over here.
  20. 1 point
    Clinical trials suggest treatment that involves psychedelics can be more effective than psychotherapy alone. More than three million people in the United States are diagnosed each year with post-traumatic stress disorder, whose symptoms include nightmares or unwanted memories of trauma, heightened reactions, anxieties, and depression--and can last months, or even years. People with PTSD--difficulty recovering from experiencing or witnessing a traumatic event--have traditionally been treated with a combination of trauma-focused psychotherapy and a regimen of medications. Many sufferers have not responded well to that treatment, but new research to be presented by the Medical University of South Carolina's Dr. Michael Mithoefer and colleagues, at the annual meeting of the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology, suggests that the combination of some psychedelic drugs and traditional psychotherapy holds promise. Article
  21. 1 point
    Construct

    Mr.Kite is doing 5/3/1

    You sound like those insufferable people on /r/childfree Seriously though, all of my friends with young children are generally extremely happy with their children, despite the challenges. Anecdotally, most of the parenting problems or unhappiness I've seen can be traced back to the parents' relationship problems rather than the kids.
  22. 1 point
    ozzman

    Sleep Apnea AKA: Slapnea

    Anyone try a mouth appliance? They are very inexpensive (ish) and you don't have to be beholden to CPAP mafiosos and worry about your kneecaps
  23. 1 point
    Growth Factor

    GF's "CS Goes Pubic" Log

    hmm I guess I missed a leg workout. Been a rough week 20/01/15 OHP A2S C3W4 OHP 95x8 135x5 175x1 205x3 <-- RPE 9.5+ CGBP (paused, legs elevated) 145x3x10 SEATED NAUTILUS ROW 4PPSx3x10 Brief workout. I had a hair stuck in my eye all day, and I forgot to deal with it between work and the gym. So I was walking around with this gross, pussing eye the whole time and it was aggravating me towards the end. I think I performed all my rows without being able to see out of one side. The good news is there's no pinkeye as I was able to remove both the contact and the hair follicle, and the hair was covered in pus, confirming its guilt. My OHP felt really strong warming up. That 175 felt so light. Sadly, the 205 was a very serious grinder. I think once the weight goes above 200 I think it taxes my "core" in a very different way, and it's hard for me to engage it properly without being pitched too far forward. I also didn't have wrist wraps today, which may have had a marginal effect. Anyways, I aimed for 3 and got it, so I will increase my working max by 5lbs. I didn't make it to 245 this cycle, but moving from 215 to 235 while losing fat is no small feat for an overhead press. Yes it used to be around 245 when I was just ~10-15 lbs heavier, but that was before my hamstring injury in July and me taking a month off from the gym.
  24. 1 point
    Sten, my comment is based on the limited research available on the compounds. I agree with you about not getting something for nothing when it comes to hormones and whatnot.
  25. 1 point
    Sanction

    Gut Microbiome Extinction

    I can't figure out from the article whether this is good or bad. 3 things I eat before noon affect the gut microbiome: cinnamon, stevia, aspartame. Then for all the other meals there is hot sauce. Might as well give up without those. Check out the scientist in a camo shirt in the photo. "Foods they tested that had antimicrobial effects include honey, licorice, stevia... aspartame, hot sauce, herbs such as oregano, spices such as cinnamon and clove, rhubarbs, uva ursi (bear berry), and neem extract." https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2020-01/sdsu-cfc010920.php
  26. 1 point
    Well, you don't know what your T levels are, so maybe start with getting a level before hatching a plan to "fail" the test? If you are really working out 6-7 times per week, and really doing it with high intensity, then maybe you just burned your hormones out a bit with all that work, some shitty diet and less than ample sleep with the stresses of daily life added on top of that? There are "male" clinics whose only goal is to give every dide who walks through the door a TRT script and as much androgen as they can. Of course, they are boutique clinics so they tend to charge more, and you likely won't have full coverage through insurance unless they have good billers in place (most don't, some charge cash rates and expect you to file with your insurance if you want to get any money back from the visit). All you need to do at these places though, is walk in, take bloods, give them a list of your complaints (fatigue, sadness, lack of energy, poor performance or desire, etc.), and they'll do the rest. A couple places do it fully online. Just pay and go. Otherwise, there might be a skin cream company that I've heard of who sells "TRT" cream...and there are other forums, chinese imported powders, Etc.
  27. 1 point
    Growth Factor

    GF's "CS Goes Pubic" Log

    I PCT. Last I checked my levels were around 450-500 and apparently reset rather well after a cycle.
  28. 1 point
    Sanction

    The Sleep Thread 😴

    haha, brotizolam
  29. 1 point
    ozzman

    AI and Machine Learning thread

    Great browser extension to install on my older relatives computers.
  30. 1 point
    ozzman

    Food Finds

    They sell them at Whole Foods. Everywhere you rube.
  31. 1 point
    Emperor G_D

    CBD Source?

    I think someone with chronic tension or anxiety issues is not the right target for modest CBD usage. For instance, I get almost nothing out of it, and neither do you, it seems. My wife seems a bit better "rounded off" when she uses CBD, but I don't know whether it's CBD or placebo effect. Smoking CBD gets some effects from non-hemp sources. That's probably because it's source is cannabis as opposed to hemp. I think the "miracle" of CBD will be over soon, and those who expected mental illness and cancer to be cured by the overpriced and overhyped $50 bottle of bullshit hemp oil at CVS will stop wasting the money. Those who have smarter intake methods, stouter concentrations, larger doses and lower expectations for felt impact might still use it, but from more reasonable sources and most likely not from hemp.
  32. 1 point
    Construct

    CBD Source?

    The only time I felt noticeable effects from CBD oil was when I used a full-spectrum oil, consumed a significant amount (50-100mg CBD), consumed it with a high-fat snack, and waited about 2 hours. If your'e comparing it to something more immediate and noticeable like alcohol, you're going to be disappointed. In fact, CBD is a bit disappointing all around relative to some of the marketing material out there. I think there might be some subtle effects, but it's nowhere near the miracle anxiety relief like some of the marketing material claims.
  33. 1 point
    Growth Factor

    GF's "CS Goes Pubic" Log

    20/01/06 SQUAT A2S C3W3 SQUAT 135x5 225x5 275x3 added belt 315x3 365x1 405x1 <-- RPE 9.5, fast and good form with minor low back arching (hyperlordosis) but very hard. Pretty hard limit with good form IMO 295x12 <-- going for 20, but way too much fucking pump and fatigue so I stopped INSTAGRAM GHR (BW@239, and I ate Dominos last night) BWx10 +25x10,10 <-- hamstrings fried AB WHEEL Knees x 12,12 Plank to standing x 5 I was gonna go for a 5RM, but I somehow got both lazy and felt powerful, so I went for a single, lol. I need to develop some serious work capacity and squat strength. It's in the toilet. 405 for a single is absolute garbage strength. I'm going for a 565 or 585 pull on Thurs or Fri, so that would put my DL 180 lbs over my squat. That's outrageously sad. I think this also helps highlight a weakness in my deadlift currently. As I haven't been diligent with my squatting or pulling, and since I've nixed deficits, my quads are nowhere to be found. I need to work on them. That said, 405 is either where I thought I was for a max, or above it. So this was a pleasing session in spite of the revelation.
  34. 1 point
    STENDEC

    The Power of Androgens

    One other thought: there is undoubtedly a very high amount of interpersonal variability here, specifically related to the expression of aromatase. The HPT Axis is much more sensitive to elevated estrogen than to elevated androgens so that may have a significant impact on how suppressive a given dose of testosterone is.
  35. 1 point
    Growth Factor

    GF's "CS Goes Pubic" Log

    20/01/04 BENCH A2S C3W3 PAUSE BENCH (legs elevated) 135x5 185x5 225x5 275x3 310x3 <-- RPE 8.5? 9? 290x4 275x8 to failure <-- 3" from lockout, stalled hard and for fairly long with no movement STANDING DB OHP 75x6 <-- RPE 8.5 85x6 <-- RPE 10 but strict form 75x6 <-- RPE 9++ delts tired from benching, now thoroughly gassed DIPS (BW@239-240) +60x10,9,8 WG LAT PULLDOWNS 200x8,8,7,7 LATBAR TRI PUSHDOWNS 100x10,10 I really like these as I feel them strongly in my low traps, too. I feel I stand more erect afterwards Real solid workout. No complaints. I tried so hard to bang out 9 on the bench, but that 9th went nowhere fast. I even planted my legs in preparation, but no dice. Had I gotten 9 I would have been more than justified to bump my max up. As it is, I will play it safe and wait until test day tomorrow to see where to go next. I'm already supposed to do 330 for at least 3, so I figure jumping the gun now and bumping my TM early might not be worth it if I'm not there yet, even though I got 2 reps above my target (6). BTW, I felt pretty alpha after that second set on DB OHP. I effectively can single arm overhead press 2 people weighing 80lbs a piece, considering instability and especially considering my range of motion on these (I clean them, start with dbs on shoulders, and press; each rep moves from DB-on-delt to a fully extended position). FYI, you older gents might already be aware. I have never had issues sliding on a bench since maybe 2011, when I had developed a large enough back that I always stick on the bench, so "sliding on the bench" has never been an issue on my radar. Plus the weight I use has been over 2 plates, so that also keeps me planted. Apparently I have to watch what I wear to the gym because this triblend Nike athletic Tshirt causes me to slide all over the bench. It became less of a problem as the weight went up, and it made me focus harder on pulling the bar apart and engaging my rear delts and upper back, but it was still annoying. At my working sets I really doubt it caused me to lose any reps, but it could be a safety issue.
  36. 1 point
    STENDEC

    The Power of Androgens

    Testosterone by itself, even in amounts that produce supraphysiological levels, does not reliably cause testicular shutdown....and, at those doses, also doesn't produce any significant negative health effects at least over six months of the study.
  37. 1 point
    Construct

    Dynamine?

    I can't find much info on Dynamine (Methylliberine). I came across this questionable toxicological assessment document: https://aibmr.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/CS-Poster-2019.pdf Nootropics Depot has a blog post heavy on marketing materials: https://nootropicsdepot.com/articles/dynamine-methylliberine-a-fast-acting-natural-ingredient-that-boosts-focus-and-energy/ My takeaways from the ND blog post are that it's 1) Short acting and 2) Potentially underwhelming as a stimulant if you're expecting a caffeine-like punch. Being mild and short-acting would make it a good pre-workout stimulant, though.
  38. 1 point
    Sanction

    Dynamine?

    i speak for all of them, especially in Ras' absence.
  39. 1 point
    Construct

    Dynamine?

    Looks like we had it, but the FDA pulled it. This article says it was something similar to eszopiclone: https://www.fda.gov/drugs/medication-health-fraud/public-notification-u-dream-full-night-contains-hidden-drug-ingredient Maybe some RC z-drug? Or just a regular old benzo derivative? EDIT: Other articles are saying it's racemic zopiclone, My favorite is still the workout supplement that contained Prozac for some unknown reason.
  40. 1 point
    Sanction

    Dynamine?

    Canadians. I think the product was assembled in Vancouver. I assumed it wasn't sold stateside.
  41. 1 point
    Growth Factor

    GF's "CS Goes Pubic" Log

    I legit have no idea what I should have done today at the gym. Dont even ask, I had no idea other than something deadlifty. I took a guess. Time will tell if it paid off, lmao. I basically found an extremely old spreadsheet, remembered some logic I used to justify some decisions about the numbers, and applied it to today. 20/01/02 DEADLIFT C3W2 2" BLOCK PULLS 245x5 335x4 425x2 460x3 500x2 540x1 SSB PAUSE SQUATS (70lb bar, but I round down to 65 for consistency's sake) 335x4,5,4 <-- 3 count, more like 2 seconds SSB PIN GM 215x12,12,10 Low back (around L5-S1) started feeling a little vulnerable after my 460 set. It'd subside with dynamic stretching, but return after subsequent sets. The peculiar thing was the pause squats made it feel better to the point it disappeared by the end. Maybe I was twisting? I hope not. It could have been twisting from the setup, meaning that it could have been an artifact from the block setup (I didn't use blocks or platforms but plates with an indented middle). Anyways, things did feel good.
  42. 1 point
    Sanction

    CBD Source?

    Maybe add 1 mg of THC to get the synergistic effect on the ERK pathway (?)
  43. 1 point
    STENDEC

    The Power of Androgens

    Testosterone linked to men's ability to 'woo' potential mates Science News March 13, 2011 Theories have long proposed that testosterone influences competition among males trying to attract females. Findings from a recent study at Wayne State University give a clearer understanding of the links between testosterone and human mating behavior, and how testosterone is associated with dominance and competitive success when men battle for the attention of an attractive woman. The study engaged pairs of men in a seven-minute videotaped competition for the attention of an attractive female undergraduate. Pre-competition testosterone levels were positively associated with men's dominance behaviors in the mate competition-including how assertive they were and how much they "took control" of the conversation-and with how much the woman indicated that she "clicked" with each of the men. According to Richard Slatcher, Ph.D., assistant professor of psychology in WSU's College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and a resident of Birmingham, Mich., the effects of testosterone on dominance behaviors were especially pronounced among men who reported having a high need for social dominance. In his study, "Testosterone and Self-Reported Dominance Interact to Influence Human Mating Behavior," published online Feb. 28 in the journal, Social Psychological and Personality Science, these men showed a strong positive association between their own testosterone and their own dominance behaviors and, most surprisingly, a strong negative association between their own testosterone and their opponents' dominance behaviors. In other words, men both high in testosterone and who reported a high need for social dominance appeared to be able somehow suppress their competitors' ability to attract potential mates. However, when men reported low need for dominance, there was no association between testosterone and dominance behaviors-either their own or their competitors'. "We found that testosterone levels influenced men's dominance behaviors during the competitions, how much they derogated (or 'bashed') their competitors afterward, and how much the woman said she 'clicked' with them," said Slatcher. "Books, film and television often portray men who are bold and self-assured with women as being high in testosterone. Our results suggest that there is a kernel of truth to this stereotype, that naturally circulating testosterone indeed is associated with men's behaviors when they try to woo women." Although many animal studies have shown that testosterone is associated with dominance when males compete for mates, none-until now-have demonstrated this association in humans. "These findings highlight an important difference between humans and animals," said Slatcher. "In humans-unlike animals-explicit, conscious motives can affect how a hormone such as testosterone shapes behavior. Our findings indicate that testosterone is associated with dominance behaviors and success when men compete for the attention of an attractive woman, particularly when men also have a strong conscious desire for social dominance." Journal Reference: R. B. Slatcher, P. H. Mehta, R. A. Josephs. Testosterone and Self-Reported Dominance Interact to Influence Human Mating Behavior. Social Psychological and Personality Science, 2011; DOI: 10.1177/1948550611400099
  44. 1 point
    Growth Factor

    GF's "CS Goes Pubic" Log

    12/01/01 OHP A2S C3W2 OHP no belt today, so it was tough 95x8 135x5 165x3 180x5 170x5 160x11 <-- PR??? I forget CGBP (legs up, paused reps) 265x8,7 <-- RPE 9.0+ 255x7 <-- RPE 9.0+ SEATED NAUTILUS ROW 3P35PSx13,12,11 LATBAR TRICEP PUSHDOWN 85x12 100x12,12 FACEPULLS 30x15,15 Great session today. I aimed for 8 reps on the 160 and slammed 11. This is more than enough to once again bump my training max to now 230, and I still have 2 more weeks before I will certainly have to bump it up again. And again, this was done without a belt, and I generally have a weak core for OHP. Also, to show you just how bad in shape I am, I was out dancing last night and my abs are sore from just that. But I made it happen. In other fitness news, I weighed myself and was floored by the fact I haven't put on a fucking pound since Xmas. I swear to God the shit I've eaten is just absolutely vile and disgusting by anybody's standards (save perhaps Dwayne Johnson's). I could have sworn I shared a bit about me waking up in the middle of the night with a strong acid-reflux reaction (mouthful of acid). But no, not a single pound has stuck to me. Fucking aas.
  45. 1 point
    STENDEC

    Whole Milk, Obesity & Children

    Children who drank whole milk had lower risk of being overweight or obese Review analyzing almost 21,000 children suggests children who drank whole milk were less likely to be overweight or obese Science News December 30, 2019 A systematic review and meta-analysis led by St. Michael's Hospital of Unity Health Toronto found children who drank whole milk had 40 per cent lower odds of being overweight or obese compared with children who consumed reduced-fat milk. The research, published in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, analyzed 28 studies from seven countries that explored the relationship between children drinking cow's milk and the risk of being overweight or obese. None of the studies -- which involved a total almost 21,000 children between the ages of one and 18 years old -- showed that kids who drank reduced-fat milk had a lower risk of being overweight or obese. Eighteen of the 28 studies suggested children who drank whole milk were less likely to be overweight or obese. The findings challenge Canadian and international guidelines that recommend children consume reduced-fat cow milk instead of whole milk starting at age two to reduce the risk of obesity. "The majority of children in Canada and the United States consume cow's milk on a daily basis and it is a major contributor of dietary fat for many children," said Dr. Jonathon Maguire, lead author of the review and a pediatrician at St. Michael's Hospital. "In our review, children following the current recommendation of switching to reduced-fat milk at age two were not leaner than those consuming whole milk." Dr. Maguire, who is also a scientist at the MAP Centre for Urban Health Solutions, next hopes to establish the cause and effect of whole milk and lower risk of obesity in a randomized controlled trial. "All of the studies we examined were observational studies, meaning that we cannot be sure if whole milk caused the lower risk of overweight or obesity. Whole milk may have been related to other factors which lowered the risk of overweight or obesity," Dr. Maguire said. "A randomized controlled trial would help to establish cause and effect but none were found in the literature." Shelley M Vanderhout, Mary Aglipay, Nazi Torabi, Peter Jüni, Bruno R da Costa, Catherine S Birken, Deborah L O'Connor, Kevin E Thorpe, Jonathon L Maguire. Whole milk compared with reduced-fat milk and childhood overweight: a systematic review and meta-analysis. The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 2019
  46. 1 point
    Emperor G_D

    GF's "CS Goes Pubic" Log

    Sorry I missed this. Relationships are hard, man. You could have just coasted and waited until after the holidays, you know? But I understand not wanting to feel like you're being taken advantage of all the time. That's shitty. Hopefully you got some of that sweet, sweet poon, at least.
  47. 1 point
    Construct

    GF's "CS Goes Pubic" Log

    Holidays are a difficult time to end a relationship, but at least you can start the new year with a clean slate.
  48. 1 point
    Growth Factor

    GF's "CS Goes Pubic" Log

    Really been inconsistent with some of my leg work, and I've wanted to really do more glute work than I've been doing, so today I ran a glute-focused workout to sort of get back into the groove of things. I threw in a few sets of back, although in hindsight I should have probably done like 5. 19/12/29 LOWER SMITH MACHINE HIP THRUSTS 135x10 225x10 315x10 405x3x10 GHR (BW unknown) BWx1.5 <-- this is the real GHR, and my knees were on the pad with this setting, so it was all way too hard knees thru setting BWx5,5,5 LEG EXTENSIONS (with exaggerated eccentric) 110x12,12,10 <-- clicking in knee so stopped WG LAT PULLDOWNS 140x10 190x3x10
  49. 1 point
    Sanction

    Cannabis & Migraine

    Great find! I'm going to share this with the two entheogenic interest groups I meet with.
  50. 0 points
    Growth Factor

    GF's "CS Goes Pubic" Log

    Seems like the girl I was seeing was only interested in me for the dinners and dates I paid for and the favors I did for her. I swear I've never had someone dodge me as much as this girl has when I suggest more casual outings or spending time with one another at each other's places or neighborhoods. Not to sound ridiculous but I really wish this shit would have waited to hit the fan until after the holidays. Just makes me feel extra worse that it happened now.
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