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Forum: Miscellaneous Discussion Today, 10:25 AM
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Posted By alcahuetej
Interesting, I always thought the thermogenic...

Interesting, I always thought the thermogenic effects decreased as well. I thought it only maintained/increased over time when combined with ephedrine.



And you also have various EC protocols (and...
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussion Today, 10:02 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 690
Posted By alcahuetej
Right, he's not vindictive. But he did endorse...

Right, he's not vindictive. But he did endorse something that may not be novel and cutting edge. That part perplexes me.

His caffeine protocol is something I haven't seen before (note, his exact...
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussion Today, 05:11 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 690
Posted By alcahuetej
You know Alan better than we do, any idea why he...

You know Alan better than we do, any idea why he wrote the foreword?

It's not like he just gave the book a good review. He had glaring praise for Martin and his book, and even helped edit it. ...
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussion 08-17-2018, 07:44 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 690
Posted By alcahuetej
Iíll post something after Iíve read a good chunk...

Iíll post something after Iíve read a good chunk or just finished it. If itís just his life story Iím curious why Alan endorsed it. Heís usually a no BS guy.
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussion 08-17-2018, 05:55 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 690
Posted By alcahuetej
Read the foreword, preface and part of the first...

Read the foreword, preface and part of the first chapter so far.

Aragon had a heap of praise and respect for Berkhan. He apparently had a huge part in editing it.

So far just Martinís life story...
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussion 08-16-2018, 05:35 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 690
Posted By alcahuetej
New Berkhan Book Out Today

I bought it, foreword is by Alan Aragon so I'm intrigued.

Purchased it but obviously haven't read it yet.
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussion 08-03-2018, 09:37 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 254
Posted By alcahuetej
Get 18" arms and a bigger gut. Problem...

Get 18" arms and a bigger gut. Problem solved.
Forum: General training questions 07-13-2018, 05:07 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 774
Posted By alcahuetej
I don't know what's optimal, I'll let someone...

I don't know what's optimal, I'll let someone else answer that. I also suspect it's an individual thing, depending on your goals and the rest of your program.

I had a shoulder issue (it's still...
Forum: General training questions 07-12-2018, 05:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 774
Posted By alcahuetej
If you have good form upright rows should hit...

If you have good form upright rows should hit your shoulders, not your traps.

I read Lyle's article on upright rows and switched to those due to shoulder problems, and having to drop all pressing...
Forum: General diet questions 06-27-2018, 08:51 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 249
Posted By alcahuetej
This is true, thanks for the reply.

This is true, thanks for the reply.
Forum: General diet questions 06-26-2018, 11:14 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 249
Posted By alcahuetej
Celexa and Low Carb Dieting

I just started a 20 mg/day dose of Celexa and when I received it I noticed the precaution for QTc prolongation.

https://www.fda.gov/Drugs/DrugSafety/ucm297391.htm

I noticed one of the risk...
Forum: General diet questions 06-25-2018, 05:13 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 630
Posted By alcahuetej
This thread is timely and is interesting to me. ...

This thread is timely and is interesting to me. I just read the linked article by Lyle yesterday.

I'm potentially starting an SSRI/SNRI/NDRI this week. I'll discuss my options and specific...
Forum: General training questions 06-13-2018, 10:36 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 671
Posted By alcahuetej
Went to the PT today. Nailed, itís the...

Went to the PT today.

Nailed, itís the supraspinatus. I have poor scapular stability in my right shoulder.

Basically have hammer away at rows, get a lot of lower trap work in. All pressing is...
Forum: General training questions 05-29-2018, 08:43 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 671
Posted By alcahuetej
I've added in upright rows with a rope (per...

I've added in upright rows with a rope (per Lyle's article on the form). Low weight, high reps, these give me no pain whatsoever.

What's interesting is my rear delts are sore on both sides, but on...
Forum: General training questions 05-24-2018, 06:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 671
Posted By alcahuetej
Palpated the heck out of my pec minor. Nothing...

Palpated the heck out of my pec minor. Nothing there. And not flying blind, I have The Trigger Point Therapy workbook.

Oh well. Unless Iím checking in the wrong place or doing it wrong...
Forum: General training questions 05-24-2018, 01:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 671
Posted By alcahuetej
I'll try that. My infraspinatus usually turns...

I'll try that. My infraspinatus usually turns into a huge painful knot (on both sides) and that typically "fixes" things. Sure enough there was a huge knot on both sides, but after massaging both...
Forum: General training questions 05-24-2018, 11:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 671
Posted By alcahuetej
https://www.ors.org/Transactions/60/1016.pdf This...

https://www.ors.org/Transactions/60/1016.pdf

This is interesting.

Results: After external rotation exercise at 0 degrees of abduction, the SUV of the infraspinatus was the highest among all the...
Forum: General training questions 05-24-2018, 08:30 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 671
Posted By alcahuetej
Cool, thanks. This sounds about right. I forgot...

Cool, thanks. This sounds about right.

I forgot to mention that yes, I can do external rotations (not lying, I do them standing) with my arm in adduction completely pain free.
Forum: General training questions 05-24-2018, 05:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 671
Posted By alcahuetej
What muscles does this external rotation exercise work?

I have had some pain in the front of my shoulder, which I've had in the past (years ago), so I'm going through all my usual routines to calm it down. Avoiding what hurts, ice, stretching, lots of...
Forum: General training questions 05-12-2018, 07:41 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 612
Posted By alcahuetej
Personally it puts less stress on my shoulders...

Personally it puts less stress on my shoulders with a neutral grip. Itís also much harder to flare my elbows with a neutral grip.
Forum: General training questions 05-11-2018, 03:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 612
Posted By alcahuetej
Neutral Grip Presses vs. Regular Grip

From what Iíve read thereís more triceps involvement. But Iíve been playing around with them lately and feel a lot of the same muscles working.

Do the different grips emphasize different muscles?...
Forum: General diet questions 05-07-2018, 11:46 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,144
Posted By alcahuetej
Hmm. For comparison by the time things went...

Hmm.

For comparison by the time things went south for me I was <10%, 156 lbs. at 5'9". Spent two years <10% trying to continuously go lower and just ended up losing muscle.

Currently ~15% at...
Forum: General diet questions 05-07-2018, 05:40 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,144
Posted By alcahuetej
Take a couple month break. I did the same thing...

Take a couple month break.

I did the same thing as you for about two years, with high activity and a restrictive diet. I had to go on hormone medication for two years after that. But things didn't...
Forum: General training questions 04-18-2018, 07:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 547
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: 6
Views: 547
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.
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