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Forum: General training questions 10-01-2017, 11:02 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,060
Posted By farrenator
Amazing how nothing has changed over the last 30...

Amazing how nothing has changed over the last 30 years.
Forum: General training questions 09-28-2017, 03:29 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,554
Posted By farrenator
When I reached the point that I got burnt out on...

When I reached the point that I got burnt out on heavy load, heavy volume I reduced volume and load and started getting into the olympic lifts. That got me going again for a while. It kept me in...
Forum: General training questions 09-28-2017, 03:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 584
Posted By farrenator
You aren't supposed to overload face pulls. ...

You aren't supposed to overload face pulls. Hypertrophy is not the point. Think of them in the same way you think of the band pull-apart.
Forum: General training questions 09-27-2017, 07:02 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 834
Posted By farrenator
Rowing if you are not good at it. Row until you...

Rowing if you are not good at it. Row until you are efficient, then pick something else you are not good at. Then do that. If you are going to do the cycling route, consider fartleks/intervals or...
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussion 09-08-2017, 11:02 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,051
Posted By farrenator
I second that, although during my last 'session'...

I second that, although during my last 'session' I got tired of Soju and switched to Scotch.
Forum: General training questions 09-08-2017, 10:59 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,100
Posted By farrenator
Another way of thinking about it: Given a...

Another way of thinking about it: Given a reasonable training program, focus, effort, it can take 2-3 years of serious training for an average person to hit 'Intermediate' levels of strength - 1.5 x...
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussion 09-05-2017, 02:59 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,051
Posted By farrenator
Booze: Tons of calories Makes you lethargic...

Booze:
Tons of calories
Makes you lethargic during and after
encourages horrible food choices
Strongly encourages repeat behavior so as to avoid after effects, i.e. hangover
Easily available at many...
Forum: General diet questions 07-19-2017, 09:58 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,351
Posted By farrenator
There was a period in my life when I was...

There was a period in my life when I was regularly boozing but also training hard. I made good gains, just made sure to time it so I wasn't going into a training session hung over - b/c it had an...
Forum: General diet questions 07-18-2017, 02:47 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,026
Posted By farrenator
What is 'bro' food? Brotein powder?

What is 'bro' food? Brotein powder?
Forum: General training questions 06-20-2017, 06:48 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 642
Posted By farrenator
300 calories of cardio isn't going to negatively...

300 calories of cardio isn't going to negatively impact muscle retention if the other parts of your diet are on point. If you enjoy it, do it.
Forum: General training questions 06-20-2017, 06:45 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 726
Posted By farrenator
There is an entire series of articles on...

There is an entire series of articles on beginning weight training on the main site.
Forum: UD 2.0 06-16-2017, 01:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 743
Posted By farrenator
1) Find low calorie foods that fix your cravings,...

1) Find low calorie foods that fix your cravings, because you will get them. For me UD2 is a schizophrenic diet that produced weird cravings - sweets for me, since I don't normally crave sweets. ...
Forum: Rapid Fat Loss Handbook 06-15-2017, 09:31 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 910
Posted By farrenator
If you want to run, pick a different diet. Don't...

If you want to run, pick a different diet. Don't try and pound a square peg into a round hole. There are plenty of other diets that allow you to loose fat and retain muscle. Just use the...
Forum: General diet questions 06-13-2017, 08:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,332
Posted By farrenator
As suggested, try IF. Also, I would prioritize...

As suggested, try IF. Also, I would prioritize cardio over weight training to create a some room for indulgence. Move to maintenance weight training and focus on cardio. Keep protein high if you...
Forum: General diet questions 06-13-2017, 03:26 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,372
Posted By farrenator
Lifestyle is a big part of it. Sit around, play...

Lifestyle is a big part of it. Sit around, play video games, watch tv, eat food, get chubby/fat/sloppy/soft. Move around, stay active, play sports etc. and it is easier to maintain a reasonable...
Forum: General diet questions 06-13-2017, 07:17 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,372
Posted By farrenator
We should all celebrate 13-14% - where you feel...

We should all celebrate 13-14% - where you feel good physically and mentally and can still perform well athletically. And drink moderate amounts of beer.
Forum: General training questions 06-08-2017, 10:59 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,189
Posted By farrenator
Yeah, but that is where all the gains come...

Yeah, but that is where all the gains come from.

Seriously though - pick a program and stick with it for a while before you reassess. I suggest one of the proven programs developed by someone else...
Forum: General diet questions 06-01-2017, 02:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,170
Posted By farrenator
I found it on google. Look up how to search...

I found it on google. Look up how to search forums. But I will save you the trouble since what I wrote was basically what he said in the thread. It was a one sentence answer. Small negative...
Forum: General training questions 06-01-2017, 02:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 955
Posted By farrenator
FWIW I have seen some pretty big (muscular) dudes...

FWIW I have seen some pretty big (muscular) dudes running marathons. They are probably naturally big though.

If you do distance running as your mainstay of physical activity, your body will adapt...
Forum: General training questions 06-01-2017, 11:46 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 955
Posted By farrenator
I am sure there is but I don't know, not...

I am sure there is but I don't know, not currently a runner. But to give you some context, when I train for the century ride I put in about 22 miles a day, M-Friday and then anywhere from 40-80...
Forum: General diet questions 06-01-2017, 09:56 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,170
Posted By farrenator
I don't know the answer to this but think about...

I don't know the answer to this but think about how effective creatine loading is going to be on a low carb diet (assuming this is the case). Traditional thinking is that creatine loading is...
Forum: General training questions 06-01-2017, 09:51 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 955
Posted By farrenator
Half marathon is a different ballgame than full...

Half marathon is a different ballgame than full marathon. It also depends on how many per year you are planning on doing. I generally train for 1 century bike ride per year over the course of 3-4...
Forum: UD 2.0 05-24-2017, 03:02 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 535
Posted By farrenator
start at low end and increase if you don't notice...

start at low end and increase if you don't notice adverse consequences. It is in the book.
Forum: General training questions 05-04-2017, 02:30 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,696
Posted By farrenator
uhhh, yeeeahhh, I am not so sure about that one...

uhhh, yeeeahhh, I am not so sure about that one Squat. My office mates don't tend to like it when I randomly take off my clothes at work, despite the surprise and the fact that I don't look half...
Forum: General training questions 04-19-2017, 03:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,183
Posted By farrenator
This is what works for me. When I am using large...

This is what works for me. When I am using large deficits - think 1000-1200 calorie deficit per day, up to 5 days per week - I use the routine in the RFL forum but keep the sets at 2 for each...
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