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Forum: General training questions 04-18-2018, 07:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 175
Posted By alcahuetej
Wow, that oneís pretty solid. Thanks for the...

Wow, that oneís pretty solid. Thanks for the recommendation.
Forum: General training questions 04-18-2018, 10:29 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 175
Posted By alcahuetej
Ah, itís $30/year. Not too bad I guess. ...

Ah, itís $30/year. Not too bad I guess. Heavyset was $10 for a lifetime subscription.
Forum: General training questions 04-18-2018, 10:25 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 175
Posted By alcahuetej
Oh crap, itís just an extra $5? I was using that...

Oh crap, itís just an extra $5? I was using that one and then there was another fee after I logged my last workout. So I didnít bother checking.

Heavyset was another one that was supposed to be...
Forum: General training questions 04-18-2018, 09:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 175
Posted By alcahuetej
Workout Log App for iPhone: Suggestions?

Hi everyone,

Do any of you use an app to log your lifting workouts?

I recently switched to Apple and Iím having difficulty finding a free app for logging workouts. One thatís worth using...
Forum: General diet questions 03-09-2018, 02:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,063
Posted By alcahuetej
I went on Clomid and combined with 10 - 15 lbs....

I went on Clomid and combined with 10 - 15 lbs. put on over the course of a summer seemed to fix things.

After two years of weening off Clomid, my symptoms have remained at bay, but I'm also 19...
Forum: General diet questions 03-06-2018, 11:35 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 302
Posted By alcahuetej
Body Temperature After Eating

I was wondering if anyone knew off-hand if there's any studies looking at body temperature after eating (postprandial thermogenesis).

I found a few, but most studies focus on measuring TEF using...
Forum: General training questions 02-15-2018, 01:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 434
Posted By alcahuetej
Oh, yeah I don't either. I was just trying to...

Oh, yeah I don't either. I was just trying to describe at what point I'm not feeling pain during the movement.

That could be it, "elbows flared" anything is bad for my shoulders. The Hammer...
Forum: General training questions 02-15-2018, 10:54 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 434
Posted By alcahuetej
I always enjoyed doing them in the past, and felt...

I always enjoyed doing them in the past, and felt my shoulder development has been lacking in the last few years since omitting them.

I've personally felt all of my chest/back work has hit the...
Forum: General training questions 02-15-2018, 08:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 434
Posted By alcahuetej
Arnold Press vs. Regular Seated DB Press

I've started getting some pain behind my right shoulder during Hammer Shoulder Presses, so I tried out Arnold Presses and these didn't bother me.

I then tried regular seated DB presses, and still...
Forum: General training questions 02-08-2018, 09:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 515
Posted By alcahuetej
I just noticed you said it was during spin...

I just noticed you said it was during spin class.

If you're gripping anything, like the handlebars, that can throw wrist based optical heart rate monitors off.

They also suck at intervals.

If...
Forum: General training questions 02-07-2018, 08:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 515
Posted By alcahuetej
What activity tracker are you using?

What activity tracker are you using?
Forum: General diet questions 02-07-2018, 02:57 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,137
Posted By alcahuetej
Try bumping up your calories to 2600. That...

Try bumping up your calories to 2600. That should do it. 😉
Forum: General diet questions 02-06-2018, 03:30 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,137
Posted By alcahuetej
Yes, consistency is what's important. Just like...

Yes, consistency is what's important. Just like when you're tracking your food intake. You're likely very inaccurate with tracking food, but as long as you do it the same way everytime, it'll work....
Forum: General diet questions 02-05-2018, 07:01 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,137
Posted By alcahuetej
Buy any of the myriad of activity trackers out...

Buy any of the myriad of activity trackers out there and use that to figure out your maintenance.

Preferably one with a heart rate monitor to track your calories while exercising.

They're not...
Forum: General training questions 01-28-2018, 07:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 969
Posted By alcahuetej
This all makes sense to me, and I've always...

This all makes sense to me, and I've always included a small amount of ab work in my programs.

But in Eric Helm's book his programs don't include ab work because they felt the abs get worked enough...
Forum: General training questions 01-22-2018, 03:59 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,497
Posted By alcahuetej
Regardless, if back extensions are hurting my...

Regardless, if back extensions are hurting my knees, then I may have to choose something else. Unless I'm doing something wrong.

I tried single leg RDLs today with light weight and those actually...
Forum: General training questions 01-21-2018, 12:51 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,497
Posted By alcahuetej
So, I tried out the back extensions today. It...

So, I tried out the back extensions today. It was great for the lower back, but I didn't feel it much in the glutes/hamstrings. I had the pad low enough, right around the crotch.

I was also...
Forum: General diet questions 01-20-2018, 06:27 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,234
Posted By alcahuetej
Oh God yes. I adored every meal because I was so...

Oh God yes. I adored every meal because I was so hungry all the time.

I also passed up many social events (not every single one) because I could really only afford one cheat meal per week (and...
Forum: General diet questions 01-19-2018, 08:06 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,234
Posted By alcahuetej
I've said this before on this forum, I spent...

I've said this before on this forum, I spent about 2 years sub 10%-ish, and my hormones eventually crashed. I put on about 10 - 15 pounds, and everything was normal again.

I wasn't on a starvation...
Forum: General training questions 01-17-2018, 08:01 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,497
Posted By alcahuetej
I think it helps things hum along nicely, by...

I think it helps things hum along nicely, by giving your body a small break each week, similar to UD2.

As a side note, I've noticed in the past few months, that after holidays/events (social...
Forum: General training questions 01-17-2018, 04:33 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,497
Posted By alcahuetej
Do you do these with a flat back at the bottom or...

Do you do these with a flat back at the bottom or rounded to work the lower back isometrically vs. dynamically?
Forum: General training questions 01-17-2018, 09:33 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,497
Posted By alcahuetej
This volume is higher than I've ever done,...

This volume is higher than I've ever done, probably stupid on a cut, but whatever. I know myself well enough to know when I'm burned out, so if it doesn't work, I'll tweak it and drop some volume....
Forum: General training questions 01-17-2018, 07:23 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,497
Posted By alcahuetej
Well, I started it during a week of maintenance,...

Well, I started it during a week of maintenance, because as I was cutting I was continuously going to failure and getting burnt out (feeling an injury coming on), despite deloads as well. I figured...
Forum: General training questions 01-17-2018, 06:14 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,497
Posted By alcahuetej
Wouldn't that have me training legs three...

Wouldn't that have me training legs three times/week?

Current set-up is...

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Forum: General training questions 01-16-2018, 05:23 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,497
Posted By alcahuetej
I would just drop them, but I can't deadlift. So...

I would just drop them, but I can't deadlift. So I want something that works my abs, traps, mid back, erectors...etc., and I'd rather not do four separate exercises. I also like rack pulls, I did...
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