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Forum: Miscellaneous Discussion 01-08-2019, 08:03 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 455
Posted By alcahuetej
Muscle and Strength Pyramids: Second Edition

I received my free copy and started to dig in, but didn't get very far.

Helms does a brief summary of what's been updated, but apparently there's a whopping 50% more content. I was hoping to just...
Forum: General training questions 01-07-2019, 09:29 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 200
Posted By alcahuetej
Postal workers

Postal workers
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussion 01-02-2019, 12:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 180
Posted By alcahuetej
Not for all things, maybe for the Fitness...

Not for all things, maybe for the Fitness industry?

I've been on Beeradvocate since 2004 and that forum is insanely busy all the time.

I also find Facebook to be slowing down. Being replaced by...
Forum: General training questions 12-30-2018, 02:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 339
Posted By alcahuetej
After lots of stretching and icing that night and...

After lots of stretching and icing that night and the next day the pain is gone.

Weíll see how I feel doing rack pulls tomorrow. Lifting yesterday for my upper day was fine yesterday, although it...
Forum: General training questions 12-29-2018, 08:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 339
Posted By alcahuetej
Ironically, I screwed my back up squatting this...

Ironically, I screwed my back up squatting this week. On my last rep on my last set, I went too low and had to put the bar down, but had the pins set too low.

I had to awkwardly bend forward to set...
Forum: General training questions 12-21-2018, 12:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 339
Posted By alcahuetej
No itís a good tip. I need to work on my...

No itís a good tip. I need to work on my flexibility to be able to squat like youíre suggesting. I try to stay as upright as I can though.
Forum: General training questions 12-21-2018, 09:50 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 339
Posted By alcahuetej
Squat Form Check

https://youtu.be/OIGwdpNj13g

Been meaning to post this for awhile. My lower back has been a bit sore lately after squats, so I was looking for some input.

Although today felt fine as I took a big...
Forum: Articles on the Main Site 10-25-2018, 05:59 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,453
Posted By alcahuetej
In the middle of part 2 right now... Wow,...

In the middle of part 2 right now...

Wow, biopsies seem a bit extreme for a study looking at the ideal amount of volume for hypertrophy. It's not cancer research.

That being said, kudos to him...
Forum: General training questions 10-09-2018, 01:05 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 385
Posted By alcahuetej
Ok thanks thats what I figured. The issue is,...

Ok thanks thats what I figured.

The issue is, it does get a bit difficult to keep them retracted because unlike regular bench, the weight of the bar isnít bearing down on me to keep them pinned to...
Forum: General training questions 10-09-2018, 11:30 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 385
Posted By alcahuetej
Keeping scapula retracted during machine pressing

I had a shoulder injury last year, and I'm slowly getting back into pressing. I've since joined a new gym, and I've been using an upright machine bench press (Nautilus) for pressing. I'm also using...
Forum: General diet questions 10-05-2018, 10:16 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 503
Posted By alcahuetej
Ah, bummer. I deleted a message, hopefully that...

Ah, bummer. I deleted a message, hopefully that helps. I don't have time at the moment to sift through my inbox.



Eek, 11 am is late. You want that as early as possible, 8 am is good. Also...
Forum: General diet questions 10-05-2018, 08:56 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 503
Posted By alcahuetej
I was prescribed Clomid at 33. What was your...

I was prescribed Clomid at 33. What was your testosterone if you don't mind me asking? Your free T? Any other numbers?



Do you have any studies showing that Clomid helps with depression? Clomid...
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussion 10-04-2018, 08:38 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,117
Posted By alcahuetej
It was a joke aimed at the part bolded above...

It was a joke aimed at the part bolded above about not washing and brushing while fasted.
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussion 10-03-2018, 07:47 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,117
Posted By alcahuetej
How long can I not brush my teeth for?

How long can I not brush my teeth for?
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussion 10-03-2018, 02:23 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,117
Posted By alcahuetej
Itís the pendulum swinging the other way from...

Itís the pendulum swinging the other way from ďcleanĒ eating.
Forum: General training questions 10-02-2018, 07:17 AM
Replies: 177
Views: 14,331
Posted By alcahuetej
I haven't added it up, but I currently run a...

I haven't added it up, but I currently run a modified version of his novice routine from his book. So it's likely in line with what he recommends as well.

Unless he plans on updating his book after...
Forum: General diet questions 10-01-2018, 11:14 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 481
Posted By alcahuetej
Well thing is, I was never what most people...

Well thing is, I was never what most people consider "fat". And when I was my fattest at ~18% last year, my testosterone was at its highest at 849 ng/dl. Also my estrogen is always very low,...
Forum: General diet questions 10-01-2018, 09:22 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 481
Posted By alcahuetej
Testosterone Boost from SSRI?

Just thought I'd share this, as I found it interesting.

The last couple of years I had been recovering from low T. I took Clomid for a year, and gained about 30 lbs., which seemed to fix the issue....
Forum: General training questions 09-30-2018, 01:00 PM
Replies: 177
Views: 14,331
Posted By alcahuetej
"According to Google Scholar, Brad has published...

"According to Google Scholar, Brad has published about forty seven papers already this year. Thatís 5 per month since itís only September, most researchers do maybe 1 a year because that is how long...
Forum: General training questions 09-29-2018, 01:37 PM
Replies: 177
Views: 14,331
Posted By alcahuetej
This sounds like how they design these ďstudiesĒ.

This sounds like how they design these ďstudiesĒ.
Forum: General training questions 09-29-2018, 07:47 AM
Replies: 177
Views: 14,331
Posted By alcahuetej
Thatís what Iíve been missing for years, and why...

Thatís what Iíve been missing for years, and why I canít reach my genetic potential.

A desensitization phase.

I think Iíll follow it up with an injury phase.
Forum: General training questions 09-27-2018, 01:43 PM
Replies: 177
Views: 14,331
Posted By alcahuetej
Wow, that routine at the end would kill someone.

Wow, that routine at the end would kill someone.
Forum: General training questions 09-27-2018, 06:56 AM
Replies: 177
Views: 14,331
Posted By alcahuetej
If chest and back exercises count towards biceps...

If chest and back exercises count towards biceps and triceps was discussed.

But what about lower body? Are squats/leg press counting towards both hams and quads? What about deadlift?

Does...
Forum: General training questions 09-26-2018, 08:39 AM
Replies: 177
Views: 14,331
Posted By alcahuetej
Somehow my testosterone went from castrate levels...

Somehow my testosterone went from castrate levels to normal just by eating more food and keeping protein relatively the same (which was high protein).

Good link, thanks for posting.
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussion 09-21-2018, 06:19 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 10,183
Posted By alcahuetej
Sure. Although his new stance is, "But remember:...

Sure.

Although his new stance is, "But remember: never once have I said or claimed, that I believe everyone needs to convert to intermittent fasting---or even that it is proven to be superior to a...
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