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Random health and exercise thoughts

Discussion in 'Health & Body' started by Eason, Dec 20, 2009.

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  1. mrchariybrown

    mrchariybrown Well-Known Member

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    I don't know everyone else has been doing.. but I've been eating at/a little above maintenance calories with about 150-175g carbs daily (1000+ on fridays) and it's been a get recomp so far.
     
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    ^+1. I eat slightly at/above maintenence and I gain muscle/burn fat at a slow but fairly steady place.
     
  3. db_ggmm

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    Don't want to get all preachy here, but don't do it. This isn't some multi-billion dollar Hollywood company you will be bilking, but a working stiff like you and me. Not right.
    I don't know. If it were a real book in a real store, I would take 5 to peak inside and make sure it was something I am in to. It would also have an editor and a company agreeing to publish it and in some way vouch for its content. I suggest the same preview for ebooks in an effort to hold them accountable for their content. The only ebook I have purchased is Wendler531 and that is because I use the program. Ironically enough, he doesn't care if people share the ebook. I have read that dude's insane diet books and was completely unable to buy into the hype so I did not buy, but I will consider buying if I reach my strength goals and want to do something particular with my physique.
     
  4. APK

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    I don't know everyone else has been doing.. but I've been eating at/a little above maintenance calories with about 150-175g carbs daily (1000+ on fridays) and it's been a get recomp so far.

    This goes to show you how wildly the results of these methods fluctuate depending on the person. I'm a natural endomorph, so I seem to put on fat if I am even a bit above maintenance most days and eating that many carbs.

    I generally don't break 125g carbs on lifting days and keep it below 30-40g on non-lifting days. All bets are off one or two days a week. Part of this is just because my body doesn't handle most carbs well at all. I get bloated, gassy, backed up, etc. I love a lot of grains, but the aftermath isn't worth it.

    I've got a lot of spare time these days, so I've been tinkering with my activity levels. It's only a couple of weeks in, but I've been doing a lot of fasted LISS in the morning or early afternoon. A mix of the treadmill on an incline, stationary bike and elliptical for 45 minutes on lifting days and about an hour on non-lifting days. Nothing intense at all; comparable to a brisk walk outside. If it's a lifting day, I'll do this earlier in the day and then come back to lift at night. Too early to tell, but it seems to be helping already.

    Today's my cheat day, but I'm keeping the bad food limited to after I lift later. I'm filling in the rest of the day with clean calories. I wolfed down five almond flour pancakes about an hour ago. [​IMG]
     
  5. APK

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    Just got off the toilet. Definitely need to increase my fiber intake. FFFUUU..............

    This is just me, but adequate water consumption seems to help the cause a lot more than fiber count. Whenever things get slow in that regard, it's almost always because I've been drinking so little water.
     
  6. Prada_Ferragamo

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    I drink about 1.5 gallons a day. I think I wasn't eating enough vegs. Yesterday I ate 2 1-pound turkey sandwiches plus 2 pounds a tilapia. 10 stalks of asparagus. I want to eat more fruits, but don't want the sugars that come with them.
     
  7. Cary Grant

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    I didn't imply that, just wondering about my reaction or lack of it.

    Gotcha- shoulda said, just about everybody becomes immune to, well, less-effected by stims over time. Some even end up down-regulated. So yeah- you're certainly not unusual.

    i trust you are going on/off and haven't been using it "for ages"?
     
  8. Cool The Kid

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    I don't know. If it were a real book in a real store, I would take 5 to peak inside and make sure it was something I am in to. It would also have an editor and a company agreeing to publish it and in some way vouch for its content. I suggest the same preview for ebooks in an effort to hold them accountable for their content.

    The only ebook I have purchased is Wendler531 and that is because I use the program. Ironically enough, he doesn't care if people share the ebook.

    I have read that dude's insane diet books and was completely unable to buy into the hype so I did not buy, but I will consider buying if I reach my strength goals and want to do something particular with my physique.


    Yea I'm definitely hesitant just for that reason alone. If I buy a book and it blows, I will punch a hole through my computer monitor. Those shits are expensive.

    I think if I hit a wall in my cut I will try the books out. But hopefully I have a solid enough plan now to not need them.
     
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    Missing a box jump and banging your shin on the edge of the box might be the most painful thing ever. I've been stabbed by a screwdriver, burned by 800C metal, deep cut by shards of glass, road rash peeling off sheets of skin, woke up during surgery when anaesthesia started to wear off.... but banging my shin on the box jump is the only thing that has ever caused me to pass out due to pain.
     
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    i trust you are going on/off and haven't been using it "for ages"?

    Just disposing of whats left to "aid" in cutting, although the effects may be negligible at best.
     
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    Missing a box jump and banging your shin on the edge of the box might be the most painful thing ever. I've been stabbed by a screwdriver, burned by 800C metal, deep cut by shards of glass, road rash peeling off sheets of skin, woke up during surgery when anaesthesia started to wear off.... but banging my shin on the box jump is the only thing that has ever caused me to pass out due to pain.

    It's funny you mention that. I was at a lake house in September and was taking out the trash...long story short I was kinda buzzed and attempted what was essentially a box jump onto a stone ledge. I COMPLETELY FUCKING missed the ledge and gashed my shin open. It was a solid 1.5-2" cut with the bone exposed. It required some muscle sutures and 10 stitches.

    That wasn't fun [​IMG]
     
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    5 years ago I cut my hand open with a machete and had to get 21 stitches in an inch long cut. Still hurts a bit when I grip a bar hard.

    As far as the IF is going, I haven't been counting calories at all just using the feeding window to satisfy my hunger and making sure to eat enough protein. So far so good, I've def. leaned out and the weights keep going up so I'm satisfied. Now if I could just get enough sleep....
     
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    I stepped on the scale today and it read 66.6[​IMG]
     
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    Can't decide if I want to start MMA or BJJ this week. Don't really know anything about either. I'm tall and very lean, but not weak. What would suit my body type better.
     
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    Something is up with my right knee... could not squat today, and whenever I body squat it makes a little cracking sound. Not good. Hope it won't mess with my deadlifts... pain only comes when I go past parallel Gonna double up on some glucosamine in the meantime and see... *EDIT* The dosage on this is crazy... bottle was like $8, 60 caplets, serving size is 3 per meal.... Jesus Christ
     
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    Something is up with my right knee... could not squat today, and whenever I body squat it makes a little cracking sound. Not good. Hope it won't mess with my deadlifts... pain only comes when I go past parallel

    Gonna double up on some glucosamine in the meantime and see...

    *EDIT* The dosage on this is crazy... bottle was like $8, 60 caplets, serving size is 3 per meal.... Jesus Christ


    What are you doing for warm-ups?
     
  17. Cool The Kid

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    What are you doing for warm-ups?
    A warm up set [​IMG]
     
  18. APK

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    I used to jump right in to the big lifts, but ramp it up to working sets now by doing as many as seven or eight warm-up sets at various weights.
     
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    I used to jump right in to the big lifts, but ramp it up to working sets now by doing as many as seven or eight warm-up sets at various weights.
    But by the time you're ready to put in work you're wiped (at least I am) I do a descending pyramid.... one warm up set, big lift, wind down. But for squats I might need a little more. My knee's been acting up for the past couple of days though
     

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