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  1. It's a valid point. It's often misunderstood, but it's also not something lifters can real feel until they've gotten to the intermediate level. Before then they just have no idea what an RPE 8 feels like. I think that the idea behind using RPE is pretty simple - base your training off of how strong you are on that particular day. It fixes several problems that I've always had with percentage based programs. If you can utilize it properly then I think it's a fantastic tool. If it's not your cup of tea, though, and percentages just make more sense to you, then go with that. I can see someone getting frustrated with RPE if it just doesn't feel right to them. YDY.
  2. Just buy two 100lb plates and keep them in your car at all times.
  3. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=31009432 J Strength Cond Res. 2019 Apr 17. Autoregulation by "Repetitions in Reserve" Leads to Greater Improvements in Strength Over a 12-Week Training Program Than Fixed Loading. Graham T1, Cleather DJ. Author information Abstract Graham, T and Cleather, DJ. Autoregulation by "repetitions in reserve" leads to greater improvements in strength over a 12-week training program than fixed loading. J Strength Cond Res XX(X): 000-000, 2019-Autoregulated (AR) training involves altering resistance session parameters based on the athlete's readiness to train. One potential benefit of AR training may be that training intensity can reflect an athlete's increasing strength level throughout a training program and can be contrasted with fixed loading (FL) where the load is stipulated at the start of the program. In this study, 31 resistance-trained men participated twice weekly in an AR or a FL squat program. For the FL group, the load was prescribed as a percentage of the pre-test 1-repetition maximum, whereas for the AR group, the load was prescribed based on the number of "repetitions in reserve," such that the intensities were theoretically the same (volume was also matched). Both groups showed a significant increase in front squat (FS) and back squat (BS) performance, but the magnitude of this was significantly greater for the AR program (FS: AR +11.7%, FL +8.3%, p = 0.004, ηp = 0.255; BS: AR +10.8%, FL +7.1%, p = 0.006, ηp = 0.233). The AR group was trained at a greater intensity (average weekly intensity; FS: AR 83.2 ± 13.3%, FL 80.4 ± 10.0%, p < 0.001, ηp = 0.240; BS: AR 83.6 ± 12.7%, FL 80.4 ± 10.0%, p = 0.006, ηp = 0.159). The results of this study support the contention that AR can be used to accommodate the increasing strength level of the athlete during the course of a program and that such a strategy is effective in eliciting greater strength adaptations across 12 weeks.
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    Kimbo's PR Log

    Tried to do my workout today and had to bag it. Just could not wake up, even after a cup of coffee and a few hits of an energy drink. I'll try again tomorrow.
  5. With regard to the cayenne, I remember several anecdotal reports from guys who swore that eating high capsaicin chiles made a difference of an extra pound of fat loss a week. These guys were eating like 2-3 ghost chiles a day, though, IIRC.
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    Kimbo's PR Log

    Haha yeah. I'm up to 245lb. 😬
  7. You can also do RDLs with a trap bar. They're kinda fucky, but doable.
  8. We tell our dog that she's our biological child. We use the term "fur kid" quite often.
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    Kimbo's PR Log

    I've been trying to ramp it up. It also helps that this is a low intensity week, and that I've been eating like a big fatty.
  10. It's not a total wash, but you'll need to DL at some point some time... You could probably get away with trap bar DL + GMs until you can find a place to do DLs. Just come work out in my garage. I have weights, and food.
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    Kimbo's PR Log

    Still working out regularly, just not logging every time I do. This is an easy week in my program. A) Muscle Clean + Front Squat + Push Press Warmup, 65x(x1+x1+x1)x3sets Notes: Felt good. Kept the bar close. Arms were long. Concentrated on being stacked on the push presses. B. Overhead Squats (Tempo 3211) light Warmup, 60x3(3) Notes: I concentrated on staying stacked. Right wrist was hurting again. I used my straps, that was better. Held the last rep of the last set at the bottom for 15sec, but my right elbow started to hurt a tiny bit, so I stopped. C) Clean Grip Pocket Pulls w/ 3 Second Pause at the knee on the way up- 4 sets of 3. These are Medium weights. Warmup, 100x3(3) D) Split Stance Behind-the-Neck Press, 1-1-X-2 Warmup, 40x8, 40x10, 42x5 Notes: I think these were good? I measured out my split stance and drew markers on the floor. I paused for 2 seconds at the top to try to really feel myself being stacked all the way down. E) Semi-Supinated Assisted Pullups Warmup, x8, x4+10sec negative Notes: Tried to concentrate on executing the concentric with my scaps. I lowered myself slowly and then paused at the bottom for a while to stretch the lats. F1) Butterflies + External Rotations- 2x10 1kg plates x10 1.5kg plates x10 Notes: Missed the part about 4x12, will make it up next workout F2) Bird Dog, fist to knee x10 right, x10 left x10 left, x10 right G) Adductor Plank, knee on bench x10 left, x10 right, x10 left + 10sec hold at top Notes: My PT gave me this exercise to do because my left adductor was bugging me.
  12. Maybd the missing factor here with processed foods is lack of fiber or a high GI.
  13. I'd like to try saccharomyces boulardii. Any brand recs?
  14. Looks like the ideal time to take in collagen is around 1hr before workout time. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27852613 "Subjects who took 15 g gelatin 1 h before exercise showed double the amino-terminal propeptide of collagen I in their blood, indicating increased collagen synthesis."
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