Random health and exercise thoughts - Page 3140
Kind of a silly question, but actually, not really. Any good recommendations for a whey protein isolate? I went through 10lb of NOW and I'm glad it's over. Dymatize has one that's decent, but its sweet to the point that it's almost sickening for the # of servings I do (100g in like 20 oz of water). I hear Optimum Nutrition has something out, and they have a deal with it at Costco, but I don't have a membership and it's double the price ($100 for 5lbs) anywhere else I can find it. Any ideas?
Another vote here for True Nutrition. Besides the ability to customize the proteins in the mix, you can specify less sweetener for your mix, as well as avoiding sucralose or acesulfame if you don't like those things. I am almost done 5lb of 50% whey isolate and 50% hydrolyzed whey and it was the best tasting, best mixing protein I've ever tried. Then again, I always mix with milk which helps with taste and texture.
Woah woah woah woah woah.
Brought in my ipod shuffle to the gym for the first time since I started lifting again. PR'ed just about everything!
120x10 PR on seated row. 70x8 on flat db bench.
Fuck yes. Legit as fakkk.
Overall workout was:
5x10 superset of db flat bench and seated row.
5x10 superset of db incline bench and lat pulldown.
3x30 cable ab pulldown, shoulder pre-hab, 3x10 tricep pulldown, and 3x10 db curl (done as a circuit).
I was done in a little over an hour with a shower. Saaaweeet!
Anyone else never experience soreness after blasting their delts?
I know, I know, soreness is a not a reliable indicator of a 'proper' workout. But it's so strange to me how my shoulders NEVER ever get sore.
Seems like this is the case for many people, after a quick google search.
Even the front delts?
I've never had issues with the front and rear delts but didn't ever get much soreness (or even a pump) in medial delts until I started going much lighter on side raises (rule of thumb I was told is that you should be able to reverse the movement at any point, like get halfway down and then stop, pause, and start raising your arm again. Also learning to take the traps out of it helps) and using heavy partials for high reps.
I eat home cooked meat and vegetables every day for lunch, usually organic frozen california mix from whole foods (cauliflower, broccoli, carrot mix) dabbed with a few pads of grass fed butter. I bulk cook 3-5 lbs of steak/chicken/pork/sausages of decent quality on Sunday or Monday and use work that in. I have 5 lunch size glass containers from the Container store and just fill those up with a decent qualit meal. Whatever meat is left I will sometimes eat with eggs for breakfast, add on salads, or eat for dinner. Usually cook fish once or twice a week since my wife loves it and go out to a decent restaurant on the other nights/friday/saturday. Saves me time from going to walk and pick up a starchy option or a salad that I don't like as much as one I make at home.
That's what I eat 5 days a week at work. I used to bulk cool once a week and putting everything in the freezer. A pain in the ass for prep work and clean up but don't have to cook for an entire week is a pretty cool feeling.
Got that vid? Oh yeah, and fuck that guy in the background.
So, after 10 weeks of Stronglift 5x5, I got sick of it. I was only hitting PR on deadlift but decreasing on everything else...I started Candito 6 weeks strength program. I'm in week 2 and I've already hit squats PR on rep work today at 250x10x3x3x3x3x3. I feel like I should be able to squat 330 with no problem. But after the squats, my hamstrings were fatigued and couldn't pull worth shit. So, I did some sumo deads and Romanian deads for reps. Felt pretty damn good actually. Gonna report back after the end of first cycle. Short term goal, DL 405, Squat 350, Bench 300. Oh yeah, I also hit PR on bench rep work at 215x10 after a week on the program. Damn, should have started it sooner...
4 more days of work, fuk cannot ait to be done. Big presentation on thursday, but we all gonna make it.
Got that sick achy post-massage feeling last night. feels shit man