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  1. 7 points
    Growth Factor

    GF's "CS Goes Pubic" Log

    By the way, I think I shared the news a few years ago that my mom was diagnosed with stage 4 melanoma. As of yesterday, she is officially (cancer) disease free! Long live nivolumab/pembrolizumab!
  2. 6 points
    Emperor G_D

    Old Powerlifters don't just die...

    Day 2 I made day 2! Woot. OK: Deadlift 135x10 185x10 225x8 245x8 265x8 275x8 Hamstring curls 35x10 45x10 50x8 DB Bench Wondering if this will treat my disk issues a bit better than flat, arched benching 65x10 70x10 75x10 80x10 Machine chest shit No clue what name, or angle it is, but it was inclined and I hated the fuck out of it. 90x10 180x5 200x5 140x8 90x7 Seated row Interesting machine with an actual rowing motion (like on a skell). The arms come back, and then out as you approach your chest. I liked it. 130x10 90x10 95x8 100x8 Triceps hell new machine; new weight scale. lol 57.5lbsx20x2 (overhand) 42.5x20, 47.5x20 (underhand) Biceps curls on the same machine 57.5x10x3S My glute med is a bit tweaky. Hopefully it relaxes in the next hour. My Uncle had a 2-artery heart attack this week. The widowmaker was 100% blocked, and there is another one that is 70% blocked. He drove himself to the hospital in his RV, since he was out in the woods. He received his first stent within the first hour of having his heart attack, and it looks like there was no muscle tissue damage, or at least very minor damage. They won't apply the second stent for a while, since I guess it's not fully blocked? My wife heads off to work a new job on top of her other 2 jobs, so after some time, I'm guessing the money stress will lessen a little bit. I'm IFing, since I have to do something to trim some weight. My uncle is a "large" guy, but his weight at admission time was 231...
  3. 5 points
    Do they? Maybe they do, but I'm not quite ready for that. So I went to a place called fit republic a few weeks back. Wow, talk about awful. Bad equipment, worse vibe. Today I went to the 24hr Fitness by my house, and that was my second worst corporate gym experience, ever. The first worst being that Fit Republic shithole. This is what Trump was talking about when he used that term. So my wife talked me into just signing back up for my old Gold's gym/ABC club, and I signed up. I know the people, I know the equipment and whatnot. Better than making one of these weird little shitholes work. What's my plan? Not sure as of now. I've just never had to shift gears with any amount of sincerity before, and now that my back is an ongoing problem, I'll have to work around that. Today I hit some squats and the elliptical. It's amazing how untrained I've become in 6 weeks of not lifting or working out in any way.
  4. 5 points
    mwarren

    Resurrection of Blu

    Yes, I thought I had shared but I probably forgot. Biopsy and accompanying ultrasound revealed nothing. My liver is in excellent shape again somehow. The size grant reduced since the last ultrasound and my enzymes are almost normal. Just waiting on the insurance company to decline me. They said they wouldn't pay for medication unless my biopsy showed at least level 2 fibrosis. I have zero fibrosis. We'll have to see how that plays out. When I get a job, though, that insurance will cover some.
  5. 5 points
    STENDEC

    Resurrection of Blu

  6. 5 points
    STENDEC

    Old Powerlifters don't just die...

    I had decided to add these into my routine a number of years ago. And when I showed up to the gym that day there were a couple of attractive women who I thought I might impress with my strength so I grabbed a couple of 85# DB and a Swiss Ball and proceeded to lie back on it....and I rolled right over it and landed on the floor with DB in hand and my legs in the air without any graceful means of exit.
  7. 4 points
    mwarren

    Resurrection of Blu

    Okay switching out the bamboo bench for straight weight for this wave. Need to feel some heavy weight. But I will absolutely be going back to bamboo bench to keep building. Bench 95X10 135X5 185X5 225X4 275X3 315X2 I was surprised. Haven't touched over 215 until this day. Pec felt good. This was the weight at which my pecs start to be the weak link. Pullup BWX12 grip 1 BWX12 grip 2 BWX13 grip 3 Press 165X5 135X5X2 Cable Row 60X8 80X8 100X8 120X8 140X8 Pec Deck 150X15X2 Face Pull and Press 50X8 40X15 30X15 Incline DB Curl 15X20 20X13 I was shocked at my bench. Things must be going well. Pullups are also feeling good...I hit a stride with them and they're feeling more fluid.
  8. 4 points
    Emperor G_D

    Old Powerlifters don't just die...

    Day 1 Wasn't going to go to the gym today, but I bullied myself into it. It ended up being OK. Belt Squats 90x10 135x10 180x10 225x10 250x10 (I think?) OHP barx20 70x10 90x10 110x10 Rest Pause from here 120x5 130x5 140x5 Leg Extension Plates are numbered, NFC how heavy 11x10 12x10 13x10 14x5 15x5 Incline press machine 90x10 140x10 180x10 Rolling triceps extensions 45x10x3S Superset Biceps curls on a machine. Like usual, not sure how heavy, but 3 sets of 8-10 (pretty sure I did 10, 10, 8). Concentrated on taking my time with the curls, and boy did I feel it.
  9. 4 points
    STENDEC

    Resurrection of Blu

    Maybe you are squatting too deep?
  10. 4 points
    Supnut

    The Sleep Thread 😴

    The attack that initiates WWIII will be timed according to machine learning algorithms that have deduced the optimal optimal time most of the country will be the most groggy. Our Smart TV's will have been hacked to wake us up a few times during the night for added effect and when we do get up, we'll find our coffee makers are refusing to work while our new robot overlords land on the beaches.
  11. 4 points
    I wrestled with my post before sending it. Decided it didn't need any punctuation to get the message across. Then you found another anime reference to fuck me over. Thanks. Should have seen it coming. Got 'em!
  12. 4 points
    Kimbo

    Collagen/Bone Broth

    I've been taking BCAAs psuedo-workout lately. They seem to be working well. In a way.
  13. 4 points
    Maybe, you could, like, program your training.
  14. 4 points
    Construct

    The Sleep Thread 😴

    I've used my new Philips Smartsleep for two nights now. I'm reserving judgment until I've used it for a few months, but I will say that my initial impression is positive. My deep sleep duration increased significantly relative to what the Zeo reported recently. Obviously I can't know for sure if the increase is due to the claimed SWS enhancing effect of the Smartsleep or just different measurement methods, but my energy levels have been notably higher in the past two days despite only getting 6 hours of sleep each night. The Smartsleep has an option to disable the SWS boosting function. After I have a few more weeks of data I'll try turning it off for a while to measure any differences.
  15. 4 points
    Kimbo

    Sanction lifted

    Oh man. Are we the same person? I have done this over and over again, and it's just gotten worse as I've gotten older (because I'm more prone to injury). I hurt my left knee and adductor pretty badly a while back, went through months of rehab, then when my knee was finally better I jumped straight into the full Oly lifts again and hurt my right knee. I think the only thing that's saved me recently is just following my coach's programming without deviation (aside from a little additional accessory work). I'm not sure why, but I'll come up with programs for myself that I would never give to anyone else. Like I'm some sort of special snowflake. I think there's a lot to be said sometimes for just having someone tell you what to do. Sorry for the tangent. Just something I've been thinking about lately.
  16. 4 points
    mwarren

    Resurrection of Blu

    I haven't been on the forum much lately because I just haven't been in a certain headspace. Other things have been more important than farting around online lately but I'll be back around eventually. Just a heads up if I only post in my log for awhile. I performed very well today and am regaining some confidence. My squat was beautiful (for me) and I'm content with what it looks like now. I'm built a certain way and I shouldn't fight it to squat like other people. I'll keep working on my quads but not to the point where I ain't squatting heavy. Comp Squat 45X5 135X3 185X3 225X2 275X1X2 315X1 365X1 405X1 425X1...I think I went a bit below depth and could have gone a little heavier. Super happy wit it. Oly Squat 155X5 155X5 225X5 Trap DL 130X3 395X3 325X5 Manual Leg Curl BW-green&red bandsX10 BW-green bandX10X2 Was going to do some core and maybe leg extensions lol but I have to shovel and move 3 square yards of mulch tonight so I kept a little in the tank.
  17. 4 points
    Growth Factor

    Sanction lifted

    I personally struggle with this. Scoff all you want but at some point I will probably really have to overhaul what I'm doing if I want to have any future in the weight room. I'm already contemplating dropping deadlifts not from pins entirely from my programming just so I can still do something that challenges me (ironically, they've historically never bothered me until recently (plus one time when I thought I had either a labral tear or FAI). But like I said, I often feel like after injury I get back in the gym, do something, make progress, and then go overboard. Thankfully so far so good...
  18. 4 points
    Emperor G_D

    Sanction lifted

    I think this has been my problem for the last 6 months. In spite of my back injuries, going to the gym still meant that I had to go in to get stronger. This set me up to continually fail and (re)injure myself. Same thing goes for being in a powerlifting gym...there's nothing to do there but powerlift. So I had to get out of there and re-find my thing. 880 will never come, but maybe 65 will...
  19. 4 points
    Sanction

    The Sleep Thread 😴

    This is great. I had to look up the FT because I didn't get the point of graph C. This graph demonstrates a "collider", which is a variable caused by 2 or more other variables and can imply causation where none exists. (Or if there is causation, it is unknown) Boxes here represent measured variables, and the others are unknown or measured indirectly. The dotted line represents false causation. The Primary Neuropsychiatric Condition causes benzo use and gets recorded in Symptoms. Neurodegenerative Disease causes Dementia and gets recorded in Symptoms. A researcher looking only at Record of Neuro Symptoms will see both Benzo and Dementia together, even though there may be no relationship at all. (I wrote this out mostly so I would remember it. To teach once is to learn twice)
  20. 4 points
    Ras

    The Sleep Thread 😴

    Both of these worth a read: https://academic.oup.com/aje/advance-article/doi/10.1093/aje/kwz073/5421030 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6441128/
  21. 4 points
    STENDEC

    Medical Reversals

    Study Finds Nearly 400 Medical Devices, Procedures And Practices That Are Ineffective We like to view modern medicine as based on rigorous science, and while it certainly beats the various dangerous alternatives out there, sometimes physicians still end up adopting practices based on little evidence. When a medical treatment, device or procedure is no better than previous or lesser alternatives, it's deemed a 'medical reversal'. These discredited practices are a major barrier to better and cheaper healthcare, but actually identifying them is surprisingly difficult and rarely done. A recent study, designed to create a more comprehensive list, has unearthed nearly 400 established treatments, devices and procedures that fit this bill. Full Article
  22. 4 points
    Construct

    Sanction lifted

    Is your mental bar too high? My gym satisfaction went way up after I lowered my expectations. Now I'm satisfied even if I show up, do my stretches, and then decide I'm not up for the task. Just getting to the gym and doing some stretches is still really satisfying.
  23. 3 points
    Tomahawk007

    Tomahawk HUGE update with a log

    Nothing too crazy compared to others I have heard. Grew up in church which a lot of the students could relate to. Just learned the rules to follow when people were paying attention. Definitely some depression/anxiety starting around 5th grade(didn't mention that). Ended up bottling everything up inside me which eventually led to emotional meltdowns. Tried smoking weed when I was in 7th grade. Did that for a bit but it just wasn't for me. Only seemed to make me paranoid. Got drunk for the first time the summer going into my 9th grade year. Basically just poured alcohol down my throat. Every time I drank it was basically just waiting for whatever I had buried inside to explode out of me after pouring alcohol down. The drinking would be pretty sporadic just because I didn't really have easy access to it. In high school I found lifting and that became my go to for coping. Could only workout so much though. I think I took my first cycle of DS at 19. Had a party when I was 20 and the cops came. I woke up in the hospital. That put a damper on the drinking. But instead of dealing with any of my issues(went to a therapists for a bit) I just went to porn more. Porn had been around for a while but that is when I would say it became an addiction. I think at one point I even stopped lifting. Seriously don't know how I lived like I did. Just wasn't taking care of myself at all. Fell asleep driving down the highway. I got diagnosed with sleep apnea but my bigger problem was I was staying up all night watching porn and then would wake up and watch more. It is crazy to think back to how I was "living" then. Big change happened when my sister got cancer. I started helping out with her taking her to appointments and all. She got me to go back to church(different one than where I grew up). Was still addicted to porn and not really trying to stop. Then she had chemo treatment and her immune system was tanked plus she had/s a cat. Her boyfriend at the time(now husband) was taking care of her a lot but then he had to go out of town for 2 weeks for work. So I stayed with her for 2 weeks. And for some reason I couldn't bring myself to watch porn at my sister's house. I think God used that as an opportunity to show me I didn't have to live like that which for a long time I figured that was just going to be my life. I am not sure why it got that bad but it did. I don't have some good excuse or anything. That is definitely more than I told the middle schoolers but they got part of that. With them it was funny story, scripture, and bottom line focused. Hoping it had an impact of some of them. They seemed to pay attention. Alright so here was my workout from today: Lying leg curl 6-8-10 with 160,100,50 Straight arm pull down mtor 130 for 9 High row machine Hammer Strength rest pause 320 for 9,4,3 Preacher curl mtor 120 for 7. Was planning on doing 110 again but accidentally used it as a warm up and it was easy haha. Today got some sun. I got a nice farmer's tan going on right now. Went in the back yard and did some reading/writing shirtless. Stay out there about 30 minutes and sweat haha. Then decided to walk shirtless around the neighborhood for another 25 minutes. Going to the beach the 25th-27th so I figure I might get a little sun ahead of time. Plus my bacne is looking great haha.
  24. 3 points
    Burton

    Liftin' weights and other shit

    Did bench yesterday. Got 5 reps at 165 with the duffalo. Felt pretty good, if I can stick with this it should go okayish. At least I'm guessing 165. The bar felt heavier than 65 pounds but I've been gone for so long I'm not great at judging weights Did some BBB and tricep pushdowns
  25. 3 points
    Burton

    Liftin' weights and other shit

    Found a decent gym around here. Really big, lots of equipment, is "westside certified" which I think just means they have a lot of WSB equipment. Not bad because their equipment seems to be of decent quality and they have some of that really interesting stuff like the assisted leg curl thing, the glute bridge machine, etc. Signed up for a week membership so I'll feel bad if I piss 30 bucks down the drain. Gonna do that for every city I travel to. And I'll keep my membership at home active for when I'm home, which should be ~2-3 weeks every 2 months if the schedule continues as it currently has been going. So anyway, kept it light and breezy since it was first week back in forever. Kept the main movement as it was supposed to be, cut down on the warmups (for logistics more than anything else, didn't want a huge number of sets). Dialed back the accessory work to almost nothing. I decided to just jump back in with where I was in my last 5/3/1 cycle since those maxes were done from an untrained state so it's pretty much my baseline strength level and I can slide right back in with no issues. It was a 1+ week so here goes. 1. Squats-Yoke Bar 5 x 155 lbs 3 x 175 lbs 2 x 205 lbs Fell short of my first microcyle goal as calculated. According to my math/app, it should have been ~245 and was only 230 2. Good Mornings-Yoke Bar 5 x 5 sets x 155 lbs 3. Reverse Hyper 10 x 3 sets x 50 lbs The good mornings was the only accessory work done. Gonna knock out some bench work tonight and maybe some light conditioning. Maybe sled dragging or yoke walks. Not sure yet but I'll do something.
  26. 3 points
    Emperor G_D

    What did you cook today?

    Yes! Literally pineapple core (chunk it or crush it), pineapple rinds (rinsed but not washed), sugar or honey, and spices like clove or cinnamon or cardamom if you like, and give it 3 or 4 days on your counter. THen strain it and refrigerate it. If you want to be all fancy, put it in swingtops with a tiny amount of priming sugar and it will really carbonate.
  27. 3 points
    Emperor G_D

    What did you cook today?

    We're still discussing spanish rice. I love this place. Rice (sautee) Taco seasoning 1 can tomatoes with green chilies 1 can of water If my kids weren't such awful people about onions, I'd sautee onions and garlic with the rice, too. Recently, I made tepache, which is a simple ferment of pineapple core and rind in water with sugar. I spiced it with 2 or 3 cloves and I think that might have made it a bit funky. I liked it, though. It was like a sweet pineapple soda.
  28. 3 points
    First there was Bulletproof coffee for the self-righteous asshole cross-fitter, now I'll introduce Bass Fisher Frappuccino.
  29. 3 points
    Kimbo

    Kimbo's PR Log

    A. Walking Lunges Down to the end of my back yard and back. B. Two Handed Alternating Landmine Press Warmup +30x10 +30x6,x6,x6@RPE 9 C. BTN Press 20x12 20x7, x7, x7, x7@RPE 9 D. Barbell Curl 20x20 20x11 20x7 My triceps felt like they were going to pop. I also felt a good back pump - probably from the BTN work. Focused on keeping my core right and pelvis neutral on everything.
  30. 3 points
    Kimbo

    What did you cook today?

    Making mead using wild yeast from magnolia blossoms. I also have a smaller batch of acerglyn (mead made with maple syrup instead of honey) going. They should be ready to re-rack into secondary fermenters by next week.
  31. 3 points
    Sanction

    Collagen/Bone Broth

    Thank god the periphile in this group didn't take a thread on collagen and drive into the weeds. Oh wait.
  32. 3 points
    mwarren

    Collagen/Bone Broth

    I'll need to add vodka to understand Ras and Sanction's play with words.
  33. 3 points
    mwarren

    Resurrection of Blu

    Yesternight: CAT Squat 45X5 135X3 185X2 245X2X12 Excellent speed but my knees are sore as fuck today Front Squat 225X5X2 RDL, dropset! 325X8 to 275X8 to 225X8. My thumb! Poor hook grip... Manual Leg Curl BW-green and red bandsX10 BW-green and red bandsX8 BW-green and red bandsX7 Leveraged Squat BW+25X20X2 Donno what this is called but you lock your feet/shins into place while you squat so that it hits quads only Pullup Hang 30s Today: CAT Bench 45X10 95X5X2 135X3X2 185X3X8 Very satisfied with my benching/pec. Great speed, no pain. Pullup BWX12 Grip 1 BWX11 Grip 2 BWX12 Grip 3 Press 165X4 135X8 Straight Arm Pulldown 35X20 45X20 60X20 Was feeling it out. Really liked it. Teres were on fire. The last set was actually to failure. Preacher Curl Machine 115X6 85X10 Tricep Pushdown on Assisted Pullup, dropset 50X20 behind the back then 50X20 to the front DB External Rotation 10X10 Will do more later
  34. 3 points
    Kimbo

    GF's "CS Goes Pubic" Log

  35. 3 points
    mwarren

    Resurrection of Blu

    Next Friday. So, things will be moving along after that, in whichever direction. But at least they'll be moving.
  36. 3 points
    I think you'll like the versatility for what you're doing. If your training day turns into a day at the beach with the kids or something, no problem- do it tomorrow
  37. 3 points
    Burton

    Liftin' weights and other shit

    Good news my harem of homos: I'm on my first trip for work this week so I've got spare time. I think I'm gonna do some minor exercise tonight. It'll be the hotel gym but I guess I've gotta start somewhere. My company offers a corporate discount for lifetime fitness so I need to get that info since those fucking places are in every town.
  38. 3 points
    mwarren

    AA and the treatment of alcoholism

    AA is definitely not a great singular treatment option and some addicts become addicted to AA in recovery, which is bad as well. It is a good tool to use as PART of recovery, however. Group accountability is the main reason IMO. Combined with therapy from a liscence substance abuse therapist, exercise, and possibly naltrexone, you have a winning combination. AA alone is a terrible idea IMO. It doesn't solve the issues that cause triggers nearly like a therapist can. And addictive behaviors need to be identified and slowly modified. AA also does not fix the messed up reward system. Naltrexone may help here, physiologically, but not behaviorally. Therapist is most important IMO.
  39. 3 points
    I just don't believe this. No, I believe you. I'm just sour. That's amazing. What the fuck. You could throw grown men.
  40. 3 points
    Kimbo

    Black Pepper

    Probably a very similar MoA: Journal of Food Science Volume 73, Issue 6 Effect of Marinades on the Formation of Heterocyclic Amines in Grilled Beef Steaks J.S. Smith, F. Ameri, P. Gadgil ABSTRACT: Heterocyclic amines (HCAs) are suspected human carcinogens formed in muscle foods during high temperature grilling or cooking. Inhibition of HCAs by commercial marinades rich in polyphenolic antioxidant containing spices was evaluated with beef round steaks cooked at 204 °C (400 °F). Treatment effects on the levels of 4 HCAs were investigated: 2‐amino‐3,8‐dimethylimidazo[4,5‐f]quinoxaline (MeIQx), 2‐amino‐1‐methyl‐6‐phenyl‐imidazo[4,5‐b]pyridine (PhIP), 1‐methyl‐9H‐pyrido[4,3‐b]indol (harman), and 9H‐pyrido[4,3‐b]indol (norharman). The marinades were formulated according to the package label instruction in an oil, water, and vinegar mixture, and the steaks were treated for 1 h prior to grilling. All 3 marinades, Caribbean, Southwest, and herb, significantly decreased the imidazo‐azaarene HCAs (MeIQx, PhIP) as contrasted to controls and liquid blanks. The Caribbean mixture showed the highest decrease in the total HCA content (88%), followed by the herb (72%) and Southwest (57%). With a few exceptions there were significant decreases in HCAs for treatments with only the marinade bases (ingredients without any spices/herbs). As measured by high‐performance liquid chromatography (HPLC), the marinades contained considerable amounts of the polyphenolic antioxidants carnosic acid, carnosol, and rosmarinic acid with Caribbean being the highest. Commonly available spice‐containing marinades can be effective inhibitors of HCA formation and provide reduced exposure to some of the carcinogens formed during grilling.
  41. 3 points
    Ras

    GF's "CS Goes Pubic" Log

    "OK is not OK" - @Emperor G_D
  42. 3 points
    Emperor G_D

    Old Powerlifters don't just die...

    Day 2 Skipped cardio (already? Already. Might ride my bike for a bit as penance) Warmed up 3 rounds of 15 of: band dislocates band face pulls band pull aparts Bench 45x20 95x10 135x10 165x10 195x10 225x10 235x8 245x8 255x6 Note: a target emerges, now. Next week I will do: 225x10 235x8 245x8 255x...8? Ann then I'll add some weight the following week if I get that target Triceps Hell weight on stack said 7o and 50 for over/underhand Pec Deck flyes 110x10 120x10 130xfailure (x6) rest/pause: 100x5 Rear delts on the pec deck 90x10x3 Seated curl machine 50x20 60x10 70x10 Hammer DB curls 40x8 40x8 45x6 Out.
  43. 3 points
    Ras

    Occult Blooded Occlusion Grimoire

    Played around tonight with heavy c+ps and managed to get 3x3 with 2x100 and 2x5 l/r 100 snatches. Plus some band work. Fairly happy with this as second workout and both fasted. Had pwo and the konjac noodle alfredo and am gonna be pooping until tomorrow, I suspect.
  44. 3 points
    Kimbo

    Tomahawk HUGE update with a log

    I didn't find Asian women attractive for the longest time, either. Then suddenly I thought some of them were pretty hot. I still don't find a Korean girls attractive. I've found lots of half Asian women attractive though and dated a few. Also, anal isn't real sex. Just putting that out there. Use this information however you see fit.
  45. 3 points
    Alright so back to boring ole workouts haha Military press 180 for 6 Incline BB press 275 for 6,2,1 Pec deck 180 for 9,3 was toasted Leg press stack, just did a few sets of 10 to feel it a little bit JM press 155 for 9 mtor I know I LITERALLY just said I wasn't going to talk about Bri but I had to share this. And granted it isn't necessarily about Bri(directly). So my sister called me when I was finishing up my workout. We mainly talked about their home building process. She was going to the dentist. Said she will call me back later to discuss my stuff after her appointment. I am at home cooking myself something to eat after lifting(some ground turkey with pasta sauce). I get a text from my dad: "Men are stupid. I'm a man. Don't listen to me. Find a new Bree. The one you were hanging out with wants to move on. Find someone new. Love Dad" Lol I immediately call my dad. Half checking to see if my mom had been borrowing my dad's phone. I had actually had a pretty good honest conversation with my dad last night. My dad is not one to be so bold. He has been pretty "mehh just find a woman to marry." He has suggested Asian women but then I told him I don't like Asian women. I think this baffles him haha. I was really surprised by my dad as far as the conversation we had last night and that text. Honestly the conversation was more about my parents. Basically how did they get together and stay together(40 years married). I learned a little more how jacked up they were particularly my dad. It was weird to have my dad be so open and honest. I could probably count the number of times I have getting advice from my dad on one hand and if my dad was proud of me I wouldn't know it because he doesn't say it. In all honesty I don't think we discussed Bri all that much during our talk. I did mention it wasn't going to be easy and the concerns she brought up. But not enough information to give my dad who rarely give opinion on the girls I talk to a reason to be so bold haha. So the real reason I mentioned my conversation with my sister haha. I told her about our dad's text and we both got a good laugh about it. He gives her a little more of his opinion but still reserved so she is aware how rare and out of character that was haha. She suggested slow down and not worry about it so much. Which is one reason I plan on not talking about Bri on this log. Now if something crazy happens I might bring her up haha.
  46. 3 points
    mwarren

    Resurrection of Blu

    I took 10mg viagra twice last night. First dose 60 min pre, second dose 30 min pre. I also ate some pickled garlic and took some vit C about 45min pre. The boner I got was indestructible. Honestly I think I added 20% volume. It was amazing. I also think my sensitivity increased due to the increased size of the head. I felt like a jackhammer. It was like a boner I would get when I was 18 combined with the experience I have now. Jamie said it felt like I was turning her pussy inside out and had to take a bunch of midol to get ready for work this morning. My ego just went from 6 to 11. Due to my behavior during our last anal session, I'm not allowed to have it until further notice. However, it'll happen sooner or later. But, I would lose wood trying to get it in there sometimes. So now that I have this new boner stack, I feel like I'm waiting for Christmas. Upper body workout tonight, pretty pumped about it. On-site interview with Perrigo on Wednesday. Ultrasound and possible surgery Friday. I reeeally need this week to go well.
  47. 3 points
    Kimbo

    Kimbo's PR Log

    Kang squats - the squats that make people think you don't know how to squat. 80kg with a 5 sec negative.
  48. 3 points
    STENDEC

    LC Diet vs. The Beetus

    Surprise: reducing carb intake reduces MetSyn symptoms and T2DM risk... Low-carb diet may reduce diabetes risk independent of weight loss Researchers report reversal of metabolic syndrome in some cases Science News June 20, 2019 A low-carb diet may have benefits for people at risk of developing type 2 diabetes even if they don't lose any weight, a new study suggests. Researchers at The Ohio State University wanted to know what happens to obese people with metabolic syndrome, a precursor to diabetes, when they eat a diet low in carbohydrates but don't shed any pounds. They found that more than half of study participants no longer met the criteria for metabolic syndrome immediately following a four-week low-carb diet. The new study included 16 men and women with metabolic syndrome, a cluster of factors that also put people at higher risk of heart disease and stroke. The conditions that contribute to metabolic syndrome include high blood pressure, high blood sugar, excess body fat around the waist and abnormally low 'good' HDL cholesterol or high triglyceride levels. About a third of American adults have the syndrome, according to the American Heart Association. After eating a low-carb diet, more than half the participants -- five men and four women -- saw their metabolic syndrome reversed even though they were fed diets that intentionally contained enough calories to keep their weight stable. Previous work in the Ohio State lab and elsewhere has shown that low-carb diets can be beneficial for people with metabolic syndrome and diabetes, but nutrition scientists and others have debated whether that's a product of the diet or a product of the weight loss typically seen when people reduce carbs, said the study's senior author, Jeff Volek, a professor of human sciences at Ohio State. "There's no doubt that people with metabolic syndrome and type 2 diabetes do better on low-carb diets, but they typically lose weight and one of the prevailing thoughts is that the weight loss is driving the improvements. That was clearly not the case here," Volek said. "Our view is that restricting carbs even without weight loss improves a host of metabolic problems. Obviously, quality of diet matters because quantity is locked down in this experiment." The study appears today (June 20) in the Journal of Clinical Investigation Insight. Over about four months, each study participant ate three month-long controlled diets -- high-carb, moderate-carb and low-carb -- with a two-week break between diets. The order in which the participants ate the diets was randomly assigned. The research team, led by research scientist Parker Hyde, ensured that the participants would not lose weight by providing them with pre-prepared meals that contained an amount of calories equal to their energy expenditure. After eating the low-carb diet, the participants had a variety of significantly improved health measures, particularly lower triglycerides and improved cholesterol readings. Despite the fact that the low-carb diet contained 2.5 times more saturated fat than the high-carb diet, it decreased saturated fat in the bloodstream and was associated with an increase in the size of cholesterol particles in the blood, which decreases the risk of cardiovascular disease, Hyde said. The researchers also report evidence of increased fat-burning efficiency after a low-carb diet and an improvement in blood sugar. They did not see statistically significant improvements in blood pressure or insulin resistance. Three participants no longer had metabolic syndrome after the moderate-carbohydrate diet and one no longer had the syndrome after the high-carb diet. Volek said that those results are likely explained by the fact that even these study diets -- particularly the moderate-carb diet -- represented a shift toward fewer carbs for study participants. "Even a modest restriction is carbs is enough to reverse metabolic syndrome in some people, but others need to restrict even more," he said. Because of the study design, waist circumference was not factored in as a contributor to metabolic syndrome. Had the participants been permitted to lose weight, it is likely that several more would have been considered free of the condition after the low-carb diet, Volek said. This research doesn't address the potential long-term benefits and challenges of adopting a low-carbohydrate diet, and the researchers suggest that future long-term diet studies on people with metabolic syndrome need to include low-carb diets. The research was supported by the National Dairy Council and the Dutch Dairy Association. Journal Reference: Parker N. Hyde, Teryn N. Sapper, Christopher D. Crabtree, Richard A. LaFountain, Madison L. Bowling, Alex Buga, Brandon Fell, Fionn T. McSwiney, Ryan M. Dickerson, Vincent J. Miller, Debbie Scandling, Orlando P. Simonetti, Stephen D. Phinney, William J. Kraemer, Sarah A. King, Ronald M. Krauss, Jeff S. Volek. Dietary carbohydrate restriction improves metabolic syndrome independent of weight loss. JCI Insight, 2019; 4 (12) DOI: 10.1172/jci.insight.128308
  49. 3 points
    mwarren

    Resurrection of Blu

    Whoops forgot to update. Last session: CAT comp squat 45X5 95X3 135X2 185X2 245X2X8 I was fried after those. I pushed the speed as hard as I could. I like the opportunity to work on technique as well. And I just can't squat heavy twice per week. My frame is too puny. Front Squat 155X10X2 RDL 135X5 185X8 245X8X2 Manual Leg Curl BW-green and red band X8x3 I'm really shitty at these so I want to work on them. Hanging Leg Raise X10X3 Today (well, yesterday because it's after midnight now): CAT Bench to 1/2 board 45X10 95X3 135X3 185X3X6 Got pretty quick towards the end. Pullup BWX8X3 w/different grips DB Bench 70X15 70X13 70X15 Need more gains in chest Cable Row w/long DD attachment 150X15 wide+X7 medium 150X13 wide+X6 medium Tricep Pushdown 50X20X2 Rope Curl ?X15X2 Face pulls at home both days. I really need my chest and lats to be stronger so I'm going to make sure to give them more volume. Same with quads and hammies. Lower and mid back, triceps, and shoulders are going to be lower priority. Next 2 sessions will be heavier. I'm not doing some westside kinda thing. Just wanted to get some volume on my squats while I work on my comp setup and practice good reps. The number of sets will increase on the CAT work. On the heavier days, I'll get a few reps of 95%+ intensity for squats, but keep doing the bamboo bench. My pec is feeling good and I want to keep this momentum I have with good pec feels.
  50. 3 points
    Happy father's day to any of yall that have kids. Here was my workout from today: Deadlift conventional! 405 for 5 sets of 3 pretty easy. Definitely a good idea to sub out the sumo. I really think that tweaked my hip. Chest supported rows 195 for 10,3,3,2 Face pull 80 for 10,3,3,3,3 decided to switch these to myo reps instead of mtor BB curl 125 for 9,3,3,3 So I told Bri about my living situation. No big reaction, wasn't like thrilled about it haha but understood. Personally I wouldn't like her living with a guy but I find her attractive. Bri is actually coming over tomorrow for dinner. I am cooking, we are progressive like that haha. I generally don't have much trouble opening up about my struggle with porn. I told the 2 girls I was in a serious relationship about it fairly easily. It was pretty easy with Emily because she already knew. But it was definitely hard telling Bri. I think it was because I was more worried it would scare her off. Which is kind of comical looking at the grand scheme of things. She has been pretty open with me about her past.
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