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Splenda seems pretty OK. They've been studying it for about 50 years and all of the "bad" aspects that have come out in studies haven't held up in further studies. PubMed has an infinite amount of articles on it if you feel like reading. I wrote a paper on it a few years ago and from what I found there was nothing wrong with continued use, and the biggest gripe was about how artificial sweeteners "trick" your body and have the same effects as sugar since it tastes sweet, so your body assumes it is sugar. That was total shit though, with that said I wouldn't go nuts and have 50 packets a day. I would say Sucralose would be fine too since that's basically what Splenda is (Maltodextrin + Sucralose).

Stevia is good if it's actual stevia and liquid (most powders are mixed with other shit and a lot of commercial stevia is lab engineered based off stevia, the liquids are generally just straight up exctract from the leaf itself). Although with Stevia you have to be careful Walt hasn't dipped your pack with Ricin.

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Originally Posted by Cool The Kid View Post

I just don't feel comfy/stable with the weight loaded up, and because of that my form winds up sucking
How would I attach the chain to the belt? All the powerlifting belts I see just have a buckle.

I looked into the True Nutrition stuff and I'm into it. My question now is, which is less carcinogeny.... Splenda or sucralose?


Put the belt on like you normally would but more loose, wrap the chain around the belt so its perpendicular to it then just put the chain through a plate and hook the carabiner up.

If thats confusing ill take a pic next time i do pull ups.
post #47148 of 57460
OK... so Splenda/sucralose it is (since True Nutrition is all powder)

And yea now I get how to use the belt. That makes a lot of sense.

Thanks brahs
post #47149 of 57460

Good session last night.

 

5x10 circuit with Lunges, seated db military press, face pull.

5x10 circuit with quad extension, hamstring curl, lateral raise

3x10 circuit with back extensions, tricep pulldown, bicep curl, leg raises, ab wheel and 3x20 calf raises.

 

Done in 1.5 hrs.

 

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Originally Posted by Cool The Kid View Post


I just don't feel comfy/stable with the weight loaded up, and because of that my form winds up sucking
How would I attach the chain to the belt? All the powerlifting belts I see just have a buckle.

 

That's so bizarre, I mean it takes a bit to get used to the weight sitting on your delts like that but I found it much easier than doing back squats.

post #47150 of 57460
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Originally Posted by fuji View Post

Anyone want to recommend me a decent set of speakers for my flat? Like $100ish just to plug into my laptop or ipod. Getting a bar job or some shit after this internship, obviously it wont pay as well as investment banking, but I want more money whilst i'm at uni. Some accounting firms let uni students come in and do work part time, which I could probably get quite easily. Would be shameful though.

This seems nice for a bachelors pad -

http://www.amazon.com/SONOS-PLAY-Compact-Wireless-Streaming/dp/B00EWCUK1Q/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1409146801&sr=8-1&keywords=Sonos

Can stream music from pretty much anywhere from your phone; pandora, spotify, music collection on another pc, on a networked hard drive, in the cloud.
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Originally Posted by ridethecliche View Post

That's so bizarre, I mean it takes a bit to get used to the weight sitting on your delts like that but I found it much easier than doing back squats.
Next time I do them I will try and get video. Will be good for me to see what I'm doing wrong too.
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If I could get olympic plates for a reasonable price in the UK I'd do that too, but they're like $1.60 a lb minimum. Decent bar for $160 or so and some saw horses.

Secondhand. Buying gym stuff new is a fool's game, people are always getting rid of it for pennies. Olympic plate should be 50-70c/lb tops.
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Originally Posted by Coldsnap View Post

This seems nice for a bachelors pad -

http://www.amazon.com/SONOS-PLAY-Compact-Wireless-Streaming/dp/B00EWCUK1Q/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1409146801&sr=8-1&keywords=Sonos

Can stream music from pretty much anywhere from your phone; pandora, spotify, music collection on another pc, on a networked hard drive, in the cloud.

My gf has Sonos set up throughout her condo (her brothers both have it too, and are big fans as well)... Play 3s in her kitchen and living room, and a Play 1 in the master bath. Get a bridge that you connect via ethernet to your router, but it works great.

Only downside is the cost, but the fact that everything plays together and can all play the same music (and you can get the connect to use your existing speakers with your sonos system) makes up for it a bit. Nothing else I could find works quite as well.
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Anyone have ideas for an office fitness incentive? We have a staff of largely inactive people who literally won't work out even when they're paid to - we have a gym in the basement and everyone gets 2h/week paid to get away from their desk and workout, but few people do it.

Biggest loser challenge is out as a matter of principle. Boss has tasked me with getting people into it - thinking of putting people into teams, setting up a few set workouts, teams earn points for workouts completed, etc. Anyone done anything like this before?
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Originally Posted by jarude View Post

Anyone have ideas for an office fitness incentive? We have a staff of largely inactive people who literally won't work out even when they're paid to - we have a gym in the basement and everyone gets 2h/week paid to get away from their desk and workout, but few people do it.

Biggest loser challenge is out as a matter of principle. Boss has tasked me with getting people into it - thinking of putting people into teams, setting up a few set workouts, teams earn points for workouts completed, etc. Anyone done anything like this before?

Wow, I wish my office offered that. Who wouldn't take that? As far as your idea. I think teams would work...depending on the people. If you have competitive people then I could see it working.
post #47156 of 57460
My wife's school has a biggest loser thing, made up of teams. Everybody puts in $25 and the winning team gets the pool at the end. Last year she got $350. Why does your boss day no biggest loser?
post #47157 of 57460
I guess putting too much weight (rimshot.gif) on the idea of scale weight loss is going to single a particular few people out in a bad way - there's a couple people that are huge and my boss feels like it would be perceived as targeted. Plus I fucking hate the biggest loser and everything associated with it - we are more concerned with reducing occupational injuries; bunch of people here have bad backs, carpal tunnel, ***internal rotation*** etc.
post #47158 of 57460
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Originally Posted by jarude View Post

Anyone have ideas for an office fitness incentive? We have a staff of largely inactive people who literally won't work out even when they're paid to - we have a gym in the basement and everyone gets 2h/week paid to get away from their desk and workout, but few people do it.

Biggest loser challenge is out as a matter of principle. Boss has tasked me with getting people into it - thinking of putting people into teams, setting up a few set workouts, teams earn points for workouts completed, etc. Anyone done anything like this before?

oh god

this is why I've learned to tell my colleagues my hobbies include running and orienteering
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Originally Posted by jarude View Post

Anyone have ideas for an office fitness incentive? We have a staff of largely inactive people who literally won't work out even when they're paid to - we have a gym in the basement and everyone gets 2h/week paid to get away from their desk and workout, but few people do it.

Biggest loser challenge is out as a matter of principle. Boss has tasked me with getting people into it - thinking of putting people into teams, setting up a few set workouts, teams earn points for workouts completed, etc. Anyone done anything like this before?

My shared office space has soft incentives, such as networking fitness walks. Other ideas that might not eat up as much time (no pun intended), could be to have some sort of healthy cooking contest instead of the ubiquitous and low-brow pizza parties, etc.
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My wife's company does daily walks. Sometimes you have to start small. I am surprised the company has a gym, that's a lot of liability, esp for fat fucks already on the edge
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