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Forum: General training questions 10-09-2018, 12:05 PM
Replies: 2
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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, 10:30 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 138
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, 09:16 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 137
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, 07:56 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 137
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, 07:38 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 792
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, 06:47 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 792
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, 01:23 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 792
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, 06:17 AM
Replies: 162
Views: 9,477
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, 10:14 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 160
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, 08:22 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 160
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, 12:00 PM
Replies: 162
Views: 9,477
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, 12:37 PM
Replies: 162
Views: 9,477
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, 06:47 AM
Replies: 162
Views: 9,477
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, 12:43 PM
Replies: 162
Views: 9,477
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, 05:56 AM
Replies: 162
Views: 9,477
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, 07:39 AM
Replies: 162
Views: 9,477
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, 05:19 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 7,780
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...
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussion 09-20-2018, 09:58 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 7,780
Posted By alcahuetej
Yes, because if you remove IF (which he was one...

Yes, because if you remove IF (which he was one of the first to promote this), the protocol is simply a HIT-based weight lifting routine, with lots of protein and caffeine.

Which obviously isn't...
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussion 09-20-2018, 08:11 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 7,780
Posted By alcahuetej
I'm not defending him or being an apologist for...

I'm not defending him or being an apologist for him or his book.

I'm simply stating a fact. Intermittent Fasting is not part of the Lean Gains protocol in his book. It's a separate chapter and he...
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussion 09-19-2018, 06:55 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 7,780
Posted By alcahuetej
Nah he just doesn't have it as part of the Lean...

Nah he just doesn't have it as part of the Lean Gains protocol. He has a chapter on it, but it's simply another tool one can choose to use if it works for them.
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussion 09-19-2018, 08:58 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 7,780
Posted By alcahuetej
I've read most of it, but some of that seems a...

I've read most of it, but some of that seems a bit off. For example, he mentioned the 16:8 part, but it's not necessarily part of the protocol.

But your main point stands.
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussion 09-14-2018, 02:11 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 7,780
Posted By alcahuetej
Yeah Iíd say he is. Thereís a huge article on...

Yeah Iíd say he is. Thereís a huge article on him on Deadspin. I didnít realize he was that big of a deal in the fitness industry before this.
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussion 09-12-2018, 08:31 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 7,780
Posted By alcahuetej
Yeah, I caught that part. I was just...

Yeah, I caught that part.

I was just responding to this part of the post, and should have quoted that.
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussion 09-12-2018, 06:39 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 7,780
Posted By alcahuetej
He has to eliminate anything having to do with...

He has to eliminate anything having to do with Alan from the e-book, and then re-do the hard copy.

He had a lengthy post about it a week or two ago.
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussion 09-05-2018, 09:25 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 7,780
Posted By alcahuetej
Looks like Martin has to edit a good portion of...

Looks like Martin has to edit a good portion of his book and obviously the hard copy is delayed.
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