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post #4726 of 48560
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Originally Posted by Magician View Post
Ughh turns out the scale at my gym was about 7 lbs too heavy. I'm not eating nearly enough.

Got weighed at the doctors today and I'm 9lb lighter then I thought I was. Eating 5000 calories a day and I'm still gaining weight very slowly.
post #4727 of 48560
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Originally Posted by fuji View Post
Got weighed at the doctors today and I'm 9lb lighter then I thought I was. Eating 5000 calories a day and I'm still gaining weight very slowly.

Damn, I'm struggling to get in 3200 a day. Poverty and busy schedule are not conducive to this.

On another note, this is fucking great: http://startingstrength.wikia.com/wi..._Mark_Rippetoe
post #4728 of 48560
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Originally Posted by Magician View Post
On another note, this is fucking great: http://startingstrength.wikia.com/wi..._Mark_Rippetoe

thank you for that!
post #4729 of 48560
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Originally Posted by indesertum View Post
true protein's prolly the best you can get. they have also have complete milk dairy isolate that's filtered and dried skim milk. is there any substantiation to glutamine and taurine? a lot of commercial BCAA mixes have these in it. not sure if i should add them to my bcaas. i've done some reading, but there's lots of back and forth
Didn't say they weren't good quality. What I was wondering was if there is an all-natural version without artificial sweeteners or preservatives? Also, neck harness - Anybody? I still can't find the link that was posted a while back.
post #4730 of 48560
Since it's all custom you should be able to ask for no sweetener. In fact I think its on their FAQ
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Yep, their standard protein comes unflavored. You can buy flavor packs that you can mix with the protein powder at home if you want. I have found however that the unflavored protein tastes just fine, so I have not bothered to mix it with the flavor packs. I believe they have flavor packs with both natural (stevia) and splenda-based sweetener.
post #4732 of 48560
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Originally Posted by Magician View Post
On another note, this is fucking great: http://startingstrength.wikia.com/wi..._Mark_Rippetoe

So many fcking gems man.
post #4733 of 48560
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Originally Posted by Rambo View Post
I tried searching the thread but can't find the damn name or link - can somebody please link me to a good quality head harness for working out your neck? I know Kunk and somebody else recommended one but I can't find the fucking thing.

Pretty much anything Elitefts carries is good quality, and free shipping through tomorrow (3/10).

http://www.flexcart.com/members/elit...lt.asp?cid=139
post #4734 of 48560
I have been taking Animal MStak. Not sure if it's psychological or the actual supplement, but I have definitely been gaining a bit of strength. Dumbbell rowed 125s for 4 sets of 5 reps each today.
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Random rants.....

Someone asked me recently what training program I follow. Because apparently it's impossible to just workout according to your own desires. It's a good thing homo erectus 50 millennia back wasn't such a huge pussy that he needed some shithead who went through a 3 week certification to hold his hand.

I'm pretty much the most humble person I know. OK, that was a bit of a joke, but seriously....showing off has never been something I enjoy. So I always feel bad when people are doing the same movement as I am and struggling with form or with significantly less weight. I hate to think that they are watching me and thinking "That asshole is just trying to show off." Maybe I'm projecting my own insecurities? But seeing other people's abilities has driven me to push harder, so perhaps I'm helping instill some drive in others? Anyone else ever think about this?

My workout philosophy? I'm not a professional, nor do I aspire to be one, so it's really quite simple: "Move a lot of weight. Move it over a large distance, and move it as quickly as possible. That's all."

Hey Chris, how can you eat so much and not be a fatty? You're so lucky to have such good metabolism. -- No, fuck you. I used to be a weak 250lb slob. I've busted my ass 5-6 days week, every week, for the past 4 years to get where I am now. Don't tell me it's luck. Besides, I don't eat 5 donuts and 2 Chipotle burritos for lunch everyday.
post #4736 of 48560
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Originally Posted by Rambo View Post
Didn't say they weren't good quality. What I was wondering was if there is an all-natural version without artificial sweeteners or preservatives?

Also, neck harness - Anybody? I still can't find the link that was posted a while back.

Costco carries some good shit by LeanFit. 25g of pure whey-isolate protein with no artificial colors, flavors or sweeteners. Worked wonders for me and it wasn't difficult to digest either. In order words, it didn't give me Hershey Squirts or act as a Female Repellent... if you get my drift. And I think it was about $30 CAD for approx. 2kg/4lbs. Not a bad deal.
post #4737 of 48560
Costco only carries EAS and MuscleMilk down here.
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EAS has high cholesterol content and musclemilk has too much fat and sugar.
post #4739 of 48560
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Originally Posted by Prada_Ferragamo View Post
EAS has high cholesterol content and musclemilk has too much fat and sugar.

The MM that Costco carries is actually a cheaper version made for Costco, I use it cause its cheap and convenient. Its not the fatty sugary bullshit that has gone bro on everyone (although they carry that too sometimes). This bag says '100% Whey' in big letters and is 80% concentrated/ 20% isolated with 6g bcaas per serving. It's a 6lb bag for 30 bucks and has a good amount of whey... 88 servings and 27g protein per serving. Its 130kcal, 2g fat, 3g carbs per serving. I can live with that.

Not saying its the best shit, but when I stress nitty gritty, its not with the type of whey I'm using.
post #4740 of 48560
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Originally Posted by speedy4500 View Post
Random rants.....
So I always feel bad when people are doing the same movement as I am and struggling with form or with significantly less weight. I hate to think that they are watching me and thinking "That asshole is just trying to show off." Maybe I'm projecting my own insecurities? But seeing other people's abilities has driven me to push harder, so perhaps I'm helping instill some drive in others? Anyone else ever think about this?

In short: no. Lifting with good technique isn't showing off, it's called using your brain. Training at the campus facility, the amount of people I see lifting with bad technique is staggering - and I'm not talking debatable shit like not deloading on deads but rounding the lower back on deads and squats, stuff that is pretty much guaranteed to fuck something up when the bar gets heavy. The people who genuinely want to improve will seek out information to correct their technique, e.g. reading SS or god forbid asking a more experienced lifter for advice. Those who don't, well, pay no mind to them. Lifting with good technique will keep you injury-free (as much as possible) and in the end will allow you to lift maximal poundage.

I consider myself as nothing special when it comes to poundage and thus I don't spout advice at the gym to anyone, I just try to get my stuff done and go home. As I mentioned before ITT, lifting is the one hobby I enjoy the most and I guess I'll still be hitting the gym 20 years from now - not injuring myself in the process is why I focus on technique.
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