Leg presses can put the pelvis in posterior tilt resulting in lumbar flexion and greater risk for disc injury. I'd argue that your spine is much safer squatting due to the level of spinal stabilization required when handling heavy weights.
The China Study is pretty laughable. His own research (not the actual China Study) contradicts many conclusions he makes. His dietary recommendations are the same general dietary recommendations made by most RDs other than the exclusion of animal products. Traditional bodybuilding choice and the high taurine content improves glucose metabolism.
Will be lifting again next week. Shooting for 1650 @ 198 by next spring (really tho, I just want a non-shit bench cuz bro)The same foods as I always eat with lower total kcals and carbs because of no physical activity.