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post #3901 of 57266
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Originally Posted by Krish the Fish View Post
I'll pm you when I get my boxes in. I only got thin mints, but I should be able to send a box out your way. I'll let you know when I get them. (I'm restricting myself from carbs, so 3 boxes of thin mints sitting beside me all day won't do me any good).
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post #3902 of 57266
Finally! I was cleared today to begin working my legs again. Yes! So, I'm still stuck in my building's gym with only dumbbells and a regular smith. I don't like dumbbell squats as I think they contributed to fucking up my back in the first place. Something about my shape does not respond well to them. Also, not really a fan of standard squats on a smith. Too fixed for me. Parallel squats on the smith are ok (think doing a squat on a balance ball against the wall). What do you guys recommend?
post #3903 of 57266
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Originally Posted by speedy4500 View Post
Did someone say carb up? I just got 6 boxes of Girl Scout cookies.... challenge accepted.
The peanut butter + chocolate ones are my weakness. And they only put like 10 in a pack but charge $10 for em. I might make em myself this year
post #3904 of 57266
I paid $3.50 per box... :roma:
post #3905 of 57266
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Originally Posted by Krish the Fish View Post
I paid $3.50 per box... :roma:

seriously, i paid $4 for the same chocolate/PB cookies.
post #3906 of 57266
Saw this over at IA:

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If you are using the little round scoops from True Protein that are supposed to throw 5 grams, you have bee severely shorting yourself on quantities. It really isn't TP's fault. They can't make a plastic spoon for the price they charge that is accurate with all products which is one reason they have a scale right at the VERY TOP of the supplement page. You need a scale that will weigh small grams if you are going to be accurate. The good news is that scoop throw 10 grams glutamine right on. EAA's are denser than BCAA's, glute and taurine are MUCH more dense and thus weigh more by volume.

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On my digital scale it takes 3 of those small "5gr" scoops to equal 10 grams of BCAA's and about 2.5 scoops for 10grams of the EAA's.

I was wondering how my pound of BCAA's was lasting so long
post #3907 of 57266
Thankfully I read that before making my first BCAA purchase, so I made sure to buy a hand scale, too.
post #3908 of 57266
Why is it that in a nearly empty weight room, some jerkface walks in while I step out for some water or a piss and HAS to go to the station that I just fucking set up and tear it apart. There are 11 other power racks, loads of DBs, several machines.... but no, these douchebags have to go to the one that my OCD ass just spent 5 minutes making sure everything--plates, bench, bar, etc--was EXACTLY how I want it. If it weren't so frustrating, it'd probably be rather comical.

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Originally Posted by Cool The Kid View Post
The peanut butter + chocolate ones are my weakness. And they only put like 10 in a pack but charge $10 for em. I might make em myself this year

Thinking about making sliders this weekend, with beef patties and bacon and using those PB+Chocolate cookies as "buns". Boxes are still $3.50 here in the Mid-Atlantic and yeah you only get a dozen or so; not cheap, but I don't mind supporting the organization once a year.
post #3909 of 57266
Got my M-Stak today. Will see how it works on me since I have heard really good stories from other guys.
post #3910 of 57266
moved to avoid disaster in WAYWT thread
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Originally Posted by Lane View Post
skipping meals ruins your metabolism
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Originally Posted by APK View Post
Untrue.
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Originally Posted by shahanshah View Post
evidence?
edit: also would like to hear your thoughts on supplements vs natural foods, what benefits are seen in taking them vs a truly well-balanced diet. please don't link me to a website pushing another diet/workout plan for profit
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post #3912 of 57266
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Originally Posted by sonick View Post
"For a more reliable metabolic boost, studies show, try exercise." LOL But this isn't about 3 vs 6, it's about multiple vs 1 (or 2, as skipping I assume means less than 3) Edit: one of the linked articles says this:
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a slightly hypocaloric diet with protein (13% of energy), carbohydrates (46% of energy) and fat (41% of energy) was given as one meal or as five meals in a change-over trial. ... The plasma concentrations of cholesterol and uric acid were not influenced by meal frequency, glucose and triglycerides showed typical behaviour depending on the time interval to the last meal. The results demonstrate that the meal frequency did not influence the energy balance.
post #3913 of 57266
I subscribed to the six small meals a day thing for years. I got pretty chubby for a guy who prided himself of regular lifting and "clean" eating.

My posts about IF and more recently, the WD, are pretty well documented around here, so I won't rehash. I'll just sum up that for me, I've found that "skipping" meals hasn't hurt my metabolism. For me, it was less about meal frequency and more about the calories I was consuming, both in terms of quality and quantity.

I think there's a misconception about these dieting methods slash caloric intake to the minimum a person needs to survive. I'm not JD Maying this shit over here, man. I'm still consuming slightly below maintenance calories during the week and a re-feed one or two days during the weekend. I've still got a ways to go to hit my body comp goals, but I'm a lot leaner looking than I was on the six-meals-a-day protocol.
post #3914 of 57266
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Originally Posted by APK View Post
I subscribed to the six small meals a day thing for years. I got pretty chubby for a guy who prided himself of regular lifting and "clean" eating.

My posts about IF and more recently, the WD, are pretty well documented around here, so I won't rehash. I'll just sum up that for me, I've found that "skipping" meals hasn't hurt my metabolism. For me, it was less about meal frequency and more about the calories I was consuming, both in terms of quality and quantity.

I think there's a misconception about these dieting methods slash caloric intake to the minimum a person needs to survive. I'm not JD Maying this shit over here, man. I'm still consuming slightly below maintenance calories during the week and a re-feed one or two days during the weekend. I've still got a ways to go to hit my body comp goals, but I'm a lot leaner looking than I was on the six-meals-a-day protocol.

LOL that's more a psychological disorder, I think.

Do you find that people who switch to a smaller but more frequent meal plan tend to (whether consciously or not) "splurge?" Perhaps that would explain why many still see weight gains. According to the previously-linked articles it should make no difference whether the meals are spread out or not when the overall caloric intake is the same. And it also did not affect metabolic activity. ***I did not read through them, just the abstracts, so please don't hold me accountable for any faulty science that may have lead to the conclusions.
post #3915 of 57266
as for "natural" vs "artificial" supplementation, i dont think either matters. a compound is a compound no matter which way you ingest it. what might matter is all the myriad of other minute compounds in real food. like resveratrol in real wine is way too little to have an impact, but wine still has a positive impact and that's most likely due to a synergistic effect from resveratrol and all the polyphenols and flavenoids that would be very difficult or prohibitively expensive to replicate in a pill
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