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  1. The new advertisment came out in "REPS" magazine today. Gunner told me I reminded him of He Man in front of Castle GreySkull. "I have the POWER!!!" Ha ha!!

    Sean Campbell
    Pro Natural Bodybuilder
    NRC Sponsored Athlete - Cabergolean.com


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    Quote Originally Posted by AustrianOakJr View Post
    The new advertisment came out in "REPS" magazine today. Gunner told me I reminded him of He Man in front of Castle GreySkull. "I have the POWER!!!" Ha ha!!

    BigGunn~"Just happy to be invited to the party!"
    Nutrigenomics Research Company [www.Cabergolean.com]
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  3. If I could only get my calves to look like that.......

    I used to love that show as a kid. Heck, I recently got the whole first season on DVD. I know im a dork.
    Sean Campbell
    Pro Natural Bodybuilder
    NRC Sponsored Athlete - Cabergolean.com

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    Hilarious! I was just talking about that show last week with my wife and get this she never saw it! I told her thats divorce talk right there.

    Awesome ad though guys

  5. Quote Originally Posted by AustrianOakJr View Post
    The new advertisment came out in "REPS" magazine today. Gunner told me I reminded him of He Man in front of Castle GreySkull. "I have the POWER!!!" Ha ha!!


    Awesome AD Gunner and sick shot Sean!
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  6. Quote Originally Posted by AustrianOakJr View Post
    Thanks man. Yea, the weekend was great. I took my son on a little father/son overnight with his "Treeclimbers" (Cub Scout) group. It was a manly adventure complete with BB gun shooting, potato gun firing, archery, dodge ball, etc. Would have been better if it didnt rain all weekend but...you cant everything.

    Been chipping away at "The Omnivores Dilemma". When I finish we will have some good discussion.
    My little guy is still too young for the cub scots but I plan on enrolling him when he is of age. I never went to anything even close to that as a child myself so i want him to be able to experience it. Do you and your kid enjoy it?

    I havent even completely read OD all the way yet. I pick it up and read a chapter or two here and there. I cant read through the whole boiiok straight through mainly due to my attention span (which is that of a 5 year old) and the fact it just pisses me off too much. The term organic has almost no value anymore in my eyes. It has just been watered down way to much. Which is why I now advocate for one to be a locavore above all else. It is always better to buy local IMO
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  7. Quote Originally Posted by JudoJosh View Post
    My little guy is still too young for the cub scots but I plan on enrolling him when he is of age. I never went to anything even close to that as a child myself so i want him to be able to experience it. Do you and your kid enjoy it?

    I havent even completely read OD all the way yet. I pick it up and read a chapter or two here and there. I cant read through the whole boiiok straight through mainly due to my attention span (which is that of a 5 year old) and the fact it just pisses me off too much. The term organic has almost no value anymore in my eyes. It has just been watered down way to much. Which is why I now advocate for one to be a locavore above all else. It is always better to buy local IMO
    Oh yea...my son loves it. He couldnt wait to go and then hes been talking about it since we got back. It was a good time. Defintely good father/son time well spent. The club is through our church so there is a spiritual side to it as well which we appreciate.

    I hear you on the book. Im on chapter 4 or so and I am reading about how the corn industry basically defies all the laws of supply and demand and how the government has basically made it so that the farmer is working for them producing more and more of a product that we really dont need or want and subsidizing the ever increasing gap between what the corn is worth vs. what is costs to grow. Blows my mind. And then to think about how that ties into the obesity epidemic......wow. Crazy.

    Ive been trying to be as much "locovore" as I can with limited budget and access. My sis is a big proponent of organic/vegetarian living, etc. So I have been slowly indoctrinated. We have a farmers market that literally takes place about 100 yards from our house every saturday so we can grab a lot there. But in the winter we eat a lot of pesticide.

    Im also in the process of reading some Lyle McDonald stuff so I am going back and forth......and yea, not enough time to devote to either. Ive also been looking into some pub-med on the issue we were discussing before and found a few more recent studies correlating leptin to carb/glucose intake, etc, etc. Ill be sure to post some of the stuff up once ive read through it if you are interested.
    Sean Campbell
    Pro Natural Bodybuilder
    NRC Sponsored Athlete - Cabergolean.com

  8. Quote Originally Posted by AustrianOakJr View Post
    Oh yea...my son loves it. He couldnt wait to go and then hes been talking about it since we got back. It was a good time. Defintely good father/son time well spent. The club is through our church so there is a spiritual side to it as well which we appreciate.

    I hear you on the book. Im on chapter 4 or so and I am reading about how the corn industry basically defies all the laws of supply and demand and how the government has basically made it so that the farmer is working for them producing more and more of a product that we really dont need or want and subsidizing the ever increasing gap between what the corn is worth vs. what is costs to grow. Blows my mind. And then to think about how that ties into the obesity epidemic......wow. Crazy.

    Ive been trying to be as much "locovore" as I can with limited budget and access. My sis is a big proponent of organic/vegetarian living, etc. So I have been slowly indoctrinated. We have a farmers market that literally takes place about 100 yards from our house every saturday so we can grab a lot there. But in the winter we eat a lot of pesticide.

    Im also in the process of reading some Lyle McDonald stuff so I am going back and forth......and yea, not enough time to devote to either. Ive also been looking into some pub-med on the issue we were discussing before and found a few more recent studies correlating leptin to carb/glucose intake, etc, etc. Ill be sure to post some of the stuff up once ive read through it if you are interested.
    Yea it really makes you think about our whole obesity epidemic we have here in the states. I try to not be a conspiracst but it is pretty evident that our government has this obsession with corn and pushes it onto the consumer as some holy grail of foods. Hence why our food pyramid is so largely based on grains and demonizes fat. We have made it so cheap for a farmer to grow corn vs any other fruit or veggie and now have such of an abundance of corn it is being used for literally everything! You will be amazed on the amount of products that use corn not to mention we also sell this corn to other countries and effectively put their farmers out of business since we can sell it for so cheap. Why isn't spinach subsidized? Why isn't tomatoes subsidized? Why is it just corn? Makes you wonder if they intentionally wanted to make us fat buy stuffing corn down our throat only to turn around and sell us all these meds to control our now acquired diabetes, cholesterol and blood pressure medications. What I found the most intriguing was the section on corn and its ability to actually alter our DNA and our corn is really a capitalist plant with its unique strains which open the doors to companies patenting them. The amount of **** that goes on in the food industry and the level of impact it has on our government is insane.

    As for the leptin stuff.. I am not that well versed in understanding all that is involved with leptin to the level of being able to hold a debate or discussion around it. There has been some recent threads posted by ssbackwards that you might find interesting. But as far as what you have come across regarding a leptin/carb correlation I would be more than happy to hear what you have learned about it and open to hearing whatever connections who found but again I really cant contribute much as I dont really know a ton about leptin to really comment on it.

    What have you ben reading by McDonald? I recently put a order in for his stubborn fat book and look forward to giving that a read myself.
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    "The only good is knowledge and the only evil is ignorance." - Socrates

  9. Quote Originally Posted by JudoJosh View Post
    Why isn't spinach subsidized? Why isn't tomatoes subsidized? Why is it just corn? Makes you wonder if they intentionally wanted to make us fat buy stuffing corn down our throat only to turn around and sell us all these meds to control our now acquired diabetes, cholesterol and blood pressure medications.
    I know that you know the answer to this but I figure I would chime in anyways......Why isnt it subsidized? Because there is no money in spinach. Spinach doesnt have any lobbying power.....companies arent making high fructose spinach syrup and stuffing it into anything and everything to make a buck. I dont believe the government WANTS to make people fat and I also dont believe there is anything inherently fattening about corn. Yes, its more calorie dense than say....spinach. But what "IS" inherently fattening is the availability of very cheap calories. HFCS and all the other variations provide those cheap calories. Coca Cola, Kellogs, etc keep make money because they continue to support big government intervention in the farming industry which supplies them with cheap corn so they can provide fat people with cheap food.....and the cycle goes around. It really is disgusting that we allow it to happen but this is the problem with big government. When Big Brother decides whats best for everyone, money always gets in the way of discernment.

    Quote Originally Posted by JudoJosh View Post
    As for the leptin stuff.. I am not that well versed in understanding all that is involved with leptin to the level of being able to hold a debate or discussion around it. There has been some recent threads posted by ssbackwards that you might find interesting. But as far as what you have come across regarding a leptin/carb correlation I would be more than happy to hear what you have learned about it and open to hearing whatever connections who found but again I really cant contribute much as I dont really know a ton about leptin to really comment on it.
    Ill post some links to some studies. Its interesting stuff. There is definitely a correlation between circulating glucose and leptin. The hormonal response to carbs is primarily why I think they are beneficial to metabolism over a higher fat diet. Now, you can bring this discussion back to the obesity epidemic and recognize that at some point when you are outside of "normal" bodyfat range and activity levels, you become leptin and insulin resistant and carbs are easily stored as bodyfat. But again, I am referring to athletic individuals in my discussion around carbs. If you want to talk about obesity there are a seperate physiological responses to carbs to be discussed.

    Quote Originally Posted by JudoJosh View Post

    What have you ben reading by McDonald? I recently put a order in for his stubborn fat book and look forward to giving that a read myself
    Ive read a lot of McDonald on the web but never a full book. I just got "Ultimate Diet 2.0". Its pretty darn good. I read it on the treadmill yesterday and before I knew it I was 40 pages in and burned a gazillion calories. Lots of good info on the type of hormonal environent created when dieting vs. overfeeding, etc. Lots of good info on Leptin too! Definitely recommend it.
    Sean Campbell
    Pro Natural Bodybuilder
    NRC Sponsored Athlete - Cabergolean.com

  10. Very solid session today despite the nagging knot in my left upper glute. Man is it painful. I have to warm up forever, stretch, roll, etc. I finally got to the point where i could do some working sets for my quads.

    LEGS DAY - QUAD FOCUS

    POWER WORK

    SMITH MACHINE SQUATS (to knee height box)

    365 X 6
    405 X 6
    455 X 6
    455 X 7 (where'd that extra rep come from?? )

    HYPER WORK

    LEG PRESS

    7 pps X 15
    7 pps X 15

    LEG EXTENSION

    155 X 12
    170 X 10
    170 X 11

    COOL DOWN, STRETCH, FOAM ROLL - 25 min.
    Sean Campbell
    Pro Natural Bodybuilder
    NRC Sponsored Athlete - Cabergolean.com

  11. I am familiar with his UD2.0 book but I never read it nor really felt a desire to read it. The diet seemed too extreme with an over intensive carb refeeds and I am not really looking to make captain crunch pancakes and shove all sorts of carb dense processed junk foods down my throat.

    But if it has a good section on leptin I might pick it up and give it a read sometime.
    PESCIENCE.COM

    "The only good is knowledge and the only evil is ignorance." - Socrates

  12. Wow looks like I missed a lot. I forgot what this thread was lol.

    Anyway, yea america goes with the money. Logical for a power looking to stay in power. Sad though. By the year 2030 50% of america will be obese. Man.

    Anyway, lyles stuff is interesting but he is not one to practice what he preaches and doesn't get much respect. Kinda like the how the guy who invented crossfit looks like a couch potato. He had good info, but I wouldn't consider him a role model.

    UD 2.0 was good for aesthetics but the drop in performance i had due to so many carb type intolerances I have made the carb up almost impossible. Try eating 1400g in white potatoes... With a damaged gi track that's not happening. Tried for 8 weeks. All I got was constipated and horrible lifting days due to being bloated in my gut. SFLP seems to be a good read. Don't have it though.

    Judojosh. You should read brocrimptin. I think that's what it is called. . That's a good one.
    RecoverBro ELITE

  13. Quote Originally Posted by mattrag View Post

    Judojosh. You should read brocrimptin. I think that's what it is called. . That's a good one.
    Bromocriptine? If so then yes I have the book and it is one of my future reads
    PESCIENCE.COM

    "The only good is knowledge and the only evil is ignorance." - Socrates

  14. Quote Originally Posted by JudoJosh

    Bromocriptine? If so then yes I have the book and it is one of my future reads
    Yea that's the one. Lol.

    It's pretty good info regarding leptin
    RecoverBro ELITE

  15. Quote Originally Posted by JudoJosh View Post
    I am familiar with his UD2.0 book but I never read it nor really felt a desire to read it. The diet seemed too extreme with an over intensive carb refeeds and I am not really looking to make captain crunch pancakes and shove all sorts of carb dense processed junk foods down my throat.

    But if it has a good section on leptin I might pick it up and give it a read sometime.
    I havent gotten to the details of the carb up period. I was unaware that he recommended eating captain crunch, etc. If so, i would disagree that you NEED to eat any type of specific carb to achieve the desired result. I have heard it argued by many UD2 dieters that high-glycemic carbs should comprise the majority of the first half of your carb up. I dont know how much merit there is to that either. Regardless, I have no problem with "processed" foods but I make a point of keeping them the minority in my diet. I eat a lot of pancake mix, some cereals, granola bars, etc. But the majority of my carbs come from sweet potatos, oats, and veggies. But then again, I go by the "if it fits your macros" philosophy. Once your micro-nutrition needs are met, I dont know that it benefits you significantly to overemphasize whole foods to the exclusion of all "processed" foods. BTW, I am putting "processed" in quotes because I am assuming by using that word, you mean anything coming in a pre-packaged container. In reality, there isnt much out there that isnt processed to some degree before it hits our mouth.

    Quote Originally Posted by mattrag View Post
    Wow looks like I missed a lot. I forgot what this thread was lol.

    Anyway, yea america goes with the money. Logical for a power looking to stay in power. Sad though. By the year 2030 50% of america will be obese. Man.

    Anyway, lyles stuff is interesting but he is not one to practice what he preaches and doesn't get much respect. Kinda like the how the guy who invented crossfit looks like a couch potato. He had good info, but I wouldn't consider him a role model.

    UD 2.0 was good for aesthetics but the drop in performance i had due to so many carb type intolerances I have made the carb up almost impossible. Try eating 1400g in white potatoes... With a damaged gi track that's not happening. Tried for 8 weeks. All I got was constipated and horrible lifting days due to being bloated in my gut. SFLP seems to be a good read. Don't have it though.

    Judojosh. You should read brocrimptin. I think that's what it is called. . That's a good one.
    Eh.....I dont put much stock in the way someone looks. I know thats a big deal to many people, hence the reason why supplement manu's use bodybuilders in their advertisements. BUt I am much more interested in the content of what the guys says. Again, I havent read the whole book yet, but so far he seems like he knows his stuff.

    As for the white potatos, I did an entire carb load for a show one time on white potatoes. I ate 8 lbs of them over two days. I had already learned prior to the load that it was the skins that caused my GI tract to go insane with bloating and gas. I peeled all 8 lbs of the potatos and I was totally fine. No digestion issues in the least. Not saying this is the case for you, but you might give it a try if you havent already.
    Sean Campbell
    Pro Natural Bodybuilder
    NRC Sponsored Athlete - Cabergolean.com

  16. Yea I don't eat any potato skins.
    They have all the plant lectins. Basically inflammatory stuff.
    RecoverBro ELITE

  17. Quote Originally Posted by mattrag View Post
    Yea I don't eat any potato skins.
    They have all the plant lectins. Basically inflammatory stuff.
    But you miss all that good fiber that keeps the GI down......keeps from spikin dem insulinz.
    Sean Campbell
    Pro Natural Bodybuilder
    NRC Sponsored Athlete - Cabergolean.com

  18. Whats up Sean have an update on my progress and hoping you can share some last min tips


    Here i am 14 days out,Im doing the show 100% no going back!
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=clDEXTyH1Vw


    Really gonna go hard with posing practice but any tips you recommend last 2 weeks?

    So far i cut out all supplements
    no tap water just bottled
    Only condiment im using is hot sauce n pepper


    Also was getting great pumps between the cabergolean preworkout and Ergo-Blitz intra workout ,Review coming up for both of those!

  19. Hell of a transformation Vin! Looking good bro!!!
    BigGunn~"Just happy to be invited to the party!"
    Nutrigenomics Research Company [www.Cabergolean.com]

  20. Quote Originally Posted by BigGunn View Post
    Hell of a transformation Vin! Looking good bro!!!
    '

    Thanks 13 days left to give it my all!Then a long offseason to pack on some muscle!

  21. Nice man. You have moved a lot of weight in 14 weeks. And you mentioned it in your blog.....but this is a learning experience so you just have to remember this experience.....what worked and what didnt.....and add that to your base of knowledge. You should get better every competition you do.

    As for last minute advice, my advice would be to change as little as possible. You dont hold water in your natural state so there is no need to try and do crazy things to "shed water". You are not going to look dramatically better between monday of peak and saturday show day. It just doesnt work that way. The only thing I change is the amount of carbohydrates i eat. My supplements, water, sodium and other electrolytes stay the same as they were for the previous 30 weeks. Keep the water cranking, sodium, potassium and calcium elevated. Just maintain consistency and focus on the things that matter......like posing, mental attitude, etc. Carbs are the largest factor determining your look on show day. I backload my carbs on friday and saturday but I dont go crazy. If im not horribly depleted, 1000g of carbs spread over two days is plenty. If I were you I might just double your normal intake and play conservative. Better to be a little flat then spilled.

    Keep me posted and let me know how you do!!

    Quote Originally Posted by NYbodybuilder View Post
    Whats up Sean have an update on my progress and hoping you can share some last min tips


    Here i am 14 days out,Im doing the show 100% no going back!
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=clDEXTyH1Vw

    Really gonna go hard with posing practice but any tips you recommend last 2 weeks?

    So far i cut out all supplements
    no tap water just bottled
    Only condiment im using is hot sauce n pepper


    Also was getting great pumps between the cabergolean preworkout and Ergo-Blitz intra workout ,Review coming up for both of those!
    Sean Campbell
    Pro Natural Bodybuilder
    NRC Sponsored Athlete - Cabergolean.com

  22. Quote Originally Posted by AustrianOakJr View Post
    Nice man. You have moved a lot of weight in 14 weeks. And you mentioned it in your blog.....but this is a learning experience so you just have to remember this experience.....what worked and what didnt.....and add that to your base of knowledge. You should get better every competition you do.

    As for last minute advice, my advice would be to change as little as possible. You dont hold water in your natural state so there is no need to try and do crazy things to "shed water". You are not going to look dramatically better between monday of peak and saturday show day. It just doesnt work that way. The only thing I change is the amount of carbohydrates i eat. My supplements, water, sodium and other electrolytes stay the same as they were for the previous 30 weeks. Keep the water cranking, sodium, potassium and calcium elevated. Just maintain consistency and focus on the things that matter......like posing, mental attitude, etc. Carbs are the largest factor determining your look on show day. I backload my carbs on friday and saturday but I dont go crazy. If im not horribly depleted, 1000g of carbs spread over two days is plenty. If I were you I might just double your normal intake and play conservative. Better to be a little flat then spilled.

    Keep me posted and let me know how you do!!
    Thanks alot Sean

    this is the game plan from my coach

    game plan

    "im not loading you you're not lean enough to load we gotta keep you flat and dry"

    he said hes gonna load me a little but not much at all,so seems good to me!

  23. Quote Originally Posted by NYbodybuilder View Post
    Thanks alot Sean

    this is the game plan from my coach

    game plan

    "im not loading you you're not lean enough to load we gotta keep you flat and dry"

    he said hes gonna load me a little but not much at all,so seems good to me!
    In reality, you have to be pretty damn lean to notice a significant difference with any peak week strategy. Getting leaner is just a matter of dieting longer (and preferably slower to minimize muscle loss). My first show I dieted for 13 weeks and realized I needed to be much leaner to be real competitive. My next show was about 20 weeks of dieting. The show(s) where I won my pro card I had 25-30 weeks of dieting in prior. And I still wasnt happy with my level of leanness. It just takes time to figure it all out. Youre doing great.....just keep your eye on the prize and get ready to have some fun.
    Sean Campbell
    Pro Natural Bodybuilder
    NRC Sponsored Athlete - Cabergolean.com

  24. Quote Originally Posted by NYbodybuilder View Post
    Thanks alot Sean

    this is the game plan from my coach

    game plan

    "im not loading you you're not lean enough to load we gotta keep you flat and dry"

    he said hes gonna load me a little but not much at all,so seems good to me!
    Smart! Definitely a good move..that last minute crap just doesn't work like it's supposed to

  25. Strength is still on the rise! I got 435 X 6 for sumo deadlifts last night. Heres my workout:

    HAMSTRING AND GLUTE TRAINING:

    SUMO DL's

    Warm ups:
    135 X alot
    225 X 12
    315 X 8
    365 X 6
    405 X 3

    Working set: 435 X 6

    ROMANIAN DL's

    275 X 12

    SMITH SPLIT SQUATS:

    225 X 15
    275 X 10

    LEG CURLS

    105 X 8
    120 X 8
    135 X 4, drop X 2, drop X 2

    STRETCH/ROLL - 15 min.
    Sean Campbell
    Pro Natural Bodybuilder
    NRC Sponsored Athlete - Cabergolean.com
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