Random health and exercise thoughts - Page 2609
Yeah, I remember you told me that when we were eating at that Vietnamese place.
Nah, you won't be depleted. I think it takes 5 days or something like that of sub 50 carbs to reach ketosis.
Another very important factor that BBers doing attempting keto tend to forget is that a high protein intake takes you out of ketosis. Don't know the exact science about it but I believe has to do with excessive protein being converted to sugar which then takes you out of the ketosis.
I also post on a swedish lifting forum and a guy there did a proper keto diet to see how it affected his lifting, just out of interest. He was around 200 pounds and had to limit his protein intake to around 150g a day IIRC to not lose the keto effect. Lost a lot of fat but his performance in the gym was garbage after a couple of weeks. He did no carb refeeds or anything like that. Just strict LCHF keto.
Guessing they are small, and ordered a pair in size 13.
Regarding rest between sets which I was wondering/complaining about some pages back, I have started to time my rests (max 2 min) and really turn up the intensity of the lifting. Really tireing, but I hope my bode will get used to it. Dropped 10% on the squat which will hopefully will get me over 5x5 at 230 lb in a couple of weeks.
Meeting with PE partners couldn't have gone better. They basically told me they'd bring me in part time so I could keep my job, and it could turn into a FT PE Associate offer if they expand their portfolio in the next year. Also said they'd email me their proposal, and that on the off chance that I get fired from my current job they'd bring me on full time but the pay would suck. Basically they'll do whatever I need them to to make this work out.
But it's the buy side? Isn't it supposed to be like magical over there? Don't destroy my dreams of working for blackstone when I'm 24 clearing like $500k. Internship all in is 74k per annum, such good feels for a summer job.
The company in question is a fundless 2 person sponsor, and I am sure each of those partners pulls ~1mm+ per year
Megafunds (Like $BX) associate compensation is VERY good, $300-500k not unreasonable
Internship pay would suck, PE Associate pay would be awesome.
BTW, these guys have the perfect fund. An investor network of high net worth individuals that just basically hand them money without any excessive paperwork. This obviously limits the amount of capital they can raise but when they can raise $5M with a couple phone calls it makes financing small deals insanely easy, especially because they have great relationships with their banks. They're sort of structured like a pledge fund but way less structured; they basically find a company they want to buy and tell their LP's about it and people give them money on a deal-by-deal basis. They have a buy and hold philosophy, only purchase companies in the region so they're not traveling everywhere, and have had a 100% success rate.
Their work/life balance sounds amazing and they're probably making a ton of money. I asked them if they thought of scaling up what they were doing and they said they don't want to get into bigger deals because then they have to deal with investment banks and people's lawyers and stuff, and they like working directly with owners and management on deals as they do now. And they also don't want to bring in institutional investors because they like having zero pressure to exit. Basically they're happy with how everything is going and they don't feel like stretching themselves thin: i.e. great work/life balance.
BTW one of their interns went to Blackstone a couple years ago, thinking about trying to leverage that connection eventually. Would love to get out of b-school, work for Blackstone then set up my own shop. These guys said they want to give me enough experience to guarantee that I could get into PE as an associate after school so there's that.
I've heard Adidas are starting to pull them out, or at least not giving out more pairs to their stockists. Reasonable to assume that they're bringing a new mid market model soon.
I'd still get a pair if I were you. Big improvement in stability for me. A shoe in the 100-200 range will last you at least 5 years if taken care of. Pretty much a necessity for proper front squats imo, if you do them (unless you have stellar ankle dorsiflexion but I've never seen that on non-athletes).
They should fit like any Adidas shoe, which is TTS.
You want them to be very snug at first since that will improve the stability. If theres space left you take away some of the benefit of the shoes.
I actually exchanged the AdiPowers that I got first in my regular Adidas size to half a size smaller and it was def a wise choice. I like my lifting shoes to fit tight with no space in the front. They will form to your foot with wear, so you can afford to go tighter than normal shoes as well.
I got my shoes from a polish dealer on eBay. Germany and those Eastern countries have the best prices on lifting gear.
Of course you can use whatever you want and they will suffice for just about anyone. Chad Wesley Smith entered his first meet in Nike Frees and squatted around 600-700 IIRC.
The question for me is not what is good enough, but what is optimal.
On another note, here's a good article on how Russian strength training differs from the traditional American programs:
Yeah but I won't make any sort of "real" money for another 4 years and can't max out my income for at least another 8.