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    Quote Originally Posted by HereToStudy View Post
    Thanks for reminding me, I just added it to my netflix instant queue and will watch it tonight. Lot of crazyness going on (PP Sale), so Ive lost my mind on alot of other things.

    As for that video, dude is very inspirational. Next time I "can't" I am going to watch that video.
    I was available for instant watch (I have netflix too) but I don't know if it still is

    And yea watching him really kicked my ass. If he can despite his situation I have no excuse that is acceptable

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    ok well the conventional wisdom always goes against low/no carb diets. dieticians and doctors are taught using the US food pyramid, which reccomends 5-8 servings of grain daily. to them, high amounts of carbs are essential to good health. these are the same people who pay no attention to gluten concentration, PH levels of food, etc.

    first of all, its either low carb or no carb. in no carb, your body enters a state of ketosis. once the liver glycogen stores are depleted, the liver produces ketones that the brain continues to burn..instead of glucose. the energy in this diet comes from fat stores and consumed dietary fat. this is a great diet to drop body fat but not a bodybuilding diet. people who deplete their muscle glycogen through workouts will have a hard time replenishing that glycogen without carbs/glucose. however it is perfectly possible to live in ketosis, just like how our ancestors did before the agricultural revolution. you might not power through 2 workouts a day but if given enough dietary fat, there is research showing that physical endurance wont be affected.

    paleo people believe in a low carb approach. low meaning the ceiling is about 150-170 g a day. this gives you many benefits. your insulin sensitivity improves because you are not spiking the insulin and blood sugar throughout the day with super high glycemic carbs. vegetables are extremely low glycemic and fruit has a low glycemic load because of the fiber content, longer time to digest, fructose is processed in the liver, etc. eating fruit/vegetables/red potatoes allows us to replenish muscle glycogen without all the health issues thats associated with grains and processed sugars.

    so no carb/keto is a little more difficult to stay with if you lift/train, but there is no research proving that there is any harm. the best is to use low carb (up to 180 grams) and limit the carbs to fruit, veg, red potatoes.
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    When I'm cutting carbs, cardio is kept short, HIIT style and I train in the lower rep ranges. I find it's easier to bounce back that way, as I'm not really tapping too much into my glycogen during lifts, and only really hitting it on cardio days. I would agree with the above statement about "Low or no carbs," when used for recomping and such. Every so often though, I'll carb up for a day just to shock the body and keep it guessing, plus, it lets me go harder at it next time I'm in the gym. I'm not talking overboard here, just some sensible carbs timed around my schedule for that day. It doesn't concern me if I don't lose weight for that day, because I know it's not enough to plateau me. Besides, I don't need to weigh myself everyday, I can pretty much tell by this point what's going on.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AntonG42O View Post
    so no carb/keto is a little more difficult to stay with if you lift/train, but there is no research proving that there is any harm. the best is to use low carb (up to 180 grams) and limit the carbs to fruit, veg, red potatoes.
    Thanks for responding bro. Knew you were the man for it. Question though, by mentioning specifically red, are you suggesting to avoid sweet potatoes? I absolutely love them, and all I have seen about them is that they are a smart choice. Any reason to limit intake?
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    Quote Originally Posted by HereToStudy View Post
    Thanks for responding bro. Knew you were the man for it. Question though, by mentioning specifically red, are you suggesting to avoid sweet potatoes? I absolutely love them, and all I have seen about them is that they are a smart choice. Any reason to limit intake?
    no sweet potatoes are good. sweet potatoes actually have a lower GI. red potatoes are less starchy than white, they are more waxier. sincei its a borderline paleo food, its best to choose the most compatible to your body potato. so yeah stick to sweet and red.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AntonG42O View Post
    no sweet potatoes are good. sweet potatoes actually have a lower GI. red potatoes are less starchy than white, they are more waxier. sincei its a borderline paleo food, its best to choose the most compatible to your body potato. so yeah stick to sweet and red.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AntonG42O View Post
    no sweet potatoes are good. sweet potatoes actually have a lower GI. red potatoes are less starchy than white, they are more waxier. sincei its a borderline paleo food, its best to choose the most compatible to your body potato. so yeah stick to sweet and red.
    Yea I read mixed views on tubers and paleo. How do you feel about oats? Or basmati rice or quiona herb?
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    Had my quiz today, which I think I did fairly well on. I decided to just buy another bottle of prime and extend this. I counted my left over prime caps today and if I pick up anoter bottle and continue with the 69 protocol I should be able to about 4 more weeks which would make my total 6 weeks on prime. My OEP, AP, Jack3d, and powerful should last till then. If my powerful runs out I have some 1-carboxy I can take afterwards. Not sure if it is just as good or not. I am also toying with the idea of adding in some ephedera into the mix to aide with the fat loss and also help kill the hunger cravings I been getting recently. If I do it will be very minimal like say 25 grams a day split into 2 servings taking a couple hours after the OEP, but im still not sure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HereToStudy View Post
    Cool thats what I was hoping to hear, thanks bro.
    I know me too. Just had another half of sweet potato and banana mash with a nice big steak mmmm
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    Quote Originally Posted by JudoJosh View Post
    Yea I read mixed views on tubers and paleo. How do you feel about oats? Or basmati rice or quiona herb?
    oats are no good in my opinion. there is very little gluten but they are highly acidic like all grains. you also dont want to eat so much insoluble fiber. ive mentioned it before, you want naturally flowing digestion cycles....not a sped up process because you are eating a ton of insoluble fiber. going once a day > more than once a day because frequent cycles empty out good intestine bacteria. scientists say that the fiber twigs literally scrape the intestines forcing some kind of mucus to be released to lubricate and ease the damage. thats why you only need the fiber thats in fruits/vegetables. if you eat enough vegetables there wont be any constipation issues.

    basmati rice is good. i know rodja eats it post workout. the acidity is much lower than other kinds of rice. you can google the PRAL score of food, that will give you an idea how acidic or alkaline the food is.

    quinoa i have no experience with. im not sure if its sprouted or not which would make a difference in its anti-nutrient content.

    dont eat ephedrine. that sh#t is too harsh on the body/heart. if you wanna lose fat, put yourself in keto and do less martial arts. use weekends for re-carbing. let me know what else you need to know
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    Man, I've only got til' saturday and then I'm a married man. I should be doing more wedding stuff, but too much good info here. I will add that spinach is great for balancing high acidity, the darker the better. As for quinoa, I like it and it's a very protein complete carb. At this point, though, I'm not sure of it's acidity.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AntonG42O View Post
    oats are no good in my opinion. there is very little gluten but they are highly acidic like all grains. you also dont want to eat so much insoluble fiber. ive mentioned it before, you want naturally flowing digestion cycles....not a sped up process because you are eating a ton of insoluble fiber. going once a day > more than once a day because frequent cycles empty out good intestine bacteria. scientists say that the fiber twigs literally scrape the intestines forcing some kind of mucus to be released to lubricate and ease the damage. thats why you only need the fiber thats in fruits/vegetables. if you eat enough vegetables there wont be any constipation issues.

    basmati rice is good. i know rodja eats it post workout. the acidity is much lower than other kinds of rice. you can google the PRAL score of food, that will give you an idea how acidic or alkaline the food is.

    quinoa i have no experience with. im not sure if its sprouted or not which would make a difference in its anti-nutrient content.

    dont eat ephedrine. that sh#t is too harsh on the body/heart. if you wanna lose fat, put yourself in keto and do less martial arts. use weekends for re-carbing. let me know what else you need to know
    Quinoa is gluten-free, which is really how I eat now instead of true Paleo. Anton started his usage of red potatoes per my recommendations since it's both alkalinic and gluten-free. Plus, they're really high in potassium and can be made in many ways to avoid eating the same things.

    I still take in quite a bit of carbs since I've been adding more cardio into my training and am still performance based as opposed to aesthetically based. Right now, I'd say I'm getting about 275-300g of carbs along with 240-300g of protein and 60-80g of fat. All of my fats come from beef, whole eggs, EVOO, coconut milk, and mixed nuts.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tomahawk88 View Post
    I know me too. Just had another half of sweet potato and banana mash with a nice big steak mmmm
    Banana mash? what is this you speak of? Is it like mashed potatoes but with bananas instead?

    Quote Originally Posted by AntonG42O View Post
    oats are no good in my opinion. there is very little gluten but they are highly acidic like all grains. you also dont want to eat so much insoluble fiber. ive mentioned it before, you want naturally flowing digestion cycles....not a sped up process because you are eating a ton of insoluble fiber. going once a day > more than once a day because frequent cycles empty out good intestine bacteria. scientists say that the fiber twigs literally scrape the intestines forcing some kind of mucus to be released to lubricate and ease the damage. thats why you only need the fiber thats in fruits/vegetables. if you eat enough vegetables there wont be any constipation issues.

    basmati rice is good. i know rodja eats it post workout. the acidity is much lower than other kinds of rice. you can google the PRAL score of food, that will give you an idea how acidic or alkaline the food is.

    quinoa i have no experience with. im not sure if its sprouted or not which would make a difference in its anti-nutrient content.

    dont eat ephedrine. that sh#t is too harsh on the body/heart. if you wanna lose fat, put yourself in keto and do less martial arts. use weekends for re-carbing. let me know what else you need to know
    I have some red potatos that I will start taking for my pre workout, I'll stop with the oats. Thanks for clearing that up, I was wondering about it.

    I am presently out of basmati rice. I had opted to get quinoa instead during my last grocery trip. I had read some articles on vegetarian eating and saw many people eat quinoa with black beans and say they formed a complete protein. So I figured it would be some cheap meals to have once in a while instead of meat. But now that I have been looking into this paleo lifestyle and it preaches against beans I never made the quinoa. I also am not sure if it is sprouted or not. This is what a quick google search turned up if this helps

    Quinoa (pronounced Keen-wah) is an ancient food that is not yet well known in North America. It has been cultivated in South American Andes since at least 3,000 B.C. and has been a staple food of millions of native inhabitants. The ancient Incas called quinoa the "mother grain" and revered it as sacred. Each year at planting time it was traditional for the Inca leader to plant the first quinoa seed using a solid gold shovel! Quinoa was used to sustain Incan armies, which frequently marched for many days eating a mixture of quinoa and fat, known as "war balls." Beginning with the Spanish conquest in the 1500s, there was a 400-year decline in the production of quinoa. It became a minor crop at that time and was grown only by peasants in remote areas for local consumption.
    Technically quinoa is not a true grain, but is the seed of the Chenopodium or Goosefoot plant. It is used as a grain and substituted for grains because of it's cooking characteristics. The name comes from the Greek words, chen (a goose) and pous (a foot). This is due to a resemblance of the leaves of the plant to the webbed foot of a goose. The leaves are lobed or toothed and often triangular in shape. The succulent like plant grows from 4 to 6 feet high and has many angular branches. The flower heads are branched and when in seed looks much like millet, with large clusters of seeds at the end of a stalk. The plant will grow in a variety of conditions but favors a cool, arid climate and higher elevations. Beets, spinach, Swiss chard, and lamb's quarters are all relatives of quinoa
    For people who need to follow a gluten free diet regime the good news is that standard quinoa grains are gluten free. Quinoa grain can be included into your diet easily and you can be sure that as long as the other ingredients are also gluten free there will be no problem.

    There are however quinoa food products where it is not quite so clear cut. Quinoa flour and quinoa flakes are processed quinoa and cannot be guaranteed gluten free. The problem comes because some quinoa manufacturers use the same factory to produce other flours. This means that there can be some cross contamination with wheat flour products.
    So since quinoa is not really a grain and the article said it is realated to spinach is it safe to say it is paleo friendly?

    As for going keto.. I can imagine that would be fairly hard to do paleo. When I was doing the anabolic diet I relied heavily on cheeses for my fat intake. It would be hard to hit the needed percent of fat in your diet while still being paleo. That would have to be alot of nuts!! And I can't imagine eating without fruit in my diet now. I dont think a keto diet would be an option for me anymore.

    Quote Originally Posted by subweevil View Post
    Man, I've only got til' saturday and then I'm a married man. I should be doing more wedding stuff, but too much good info here. I will add that spinach is great for balancing high acidity, the darker the better. As for quinoa, I like it and it's a very protein complete carb. At this point, though, I'm not sure of it's acidity.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rodja View Post
    Quinoa is gluten-free, which is really how I eat now instead of true Paleo. Anton started his usage of red potatoes per my recommendations since it's both alkalinic and gluten-free. Plus, they're really high in potassium and can be made in many ways to avoid eating the same things.

    I still take in quite a bit of carbs since I've been adding more cardio into my training and am still performance based as opposed to aesthetically based. Right now, I'd say I'm getting about 275-300g of carbs along with 240-300g of protein and 60-80g of fat. All of my fats come from beef, whole eggs, EVOO, coconut milk, and mixed nuts.
    Thanks for clearing up the quinoa option. I am curious as to what are some ways you cook the potatoes? I usually just chop em up and drizzle EVOO on top and bake them. Would love to hear some other ways to add them tomy meals other then baked or mashed.

    I try and lift the same way. I believe in the olympic / athlethic type of lifting rather then the bodybuilding approach. Not that there is anything wrong with it, it is just a personal preference of mine. I try to avoid all movements that would involve me sitting or using a machine. I try and do almost everything standing up. I recently finished reading Power Training by Dos Medios and am about to start this other book about functional training. I see from your log you follow Defrancos WS4SB. I will prolly give that program a shot after my 531 but am gonna stick with 531 for a little longer to give it a fair chance. It is soupposed to be great for strength building. Do you read any of Jim Smiths writings?
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    Incase anyone doesnt know who Joe Defranco is, here is a compliation video of his gym

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    wait...its the opposite, paleo is very keto friendly. the deficit in calories that used to be from carbs now come from fat, eggs/fish/steak/oils. paleo is the perfect diet for keto. keep carbs under 30 during the week and recarb on the weekends.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JudoJosh View Post
    Incase anyone doesnt know who Joe Defranco is, here is a compliation video of his gym

    Thank u def got me wanting to go lift now.

    Sweet potato and banana mash. Basically mash a banana into a sweet potato with a fork. Heat both of them 1st of course. About a minute in the the microwave for the banana and depends on the sweet potato. I usually use half a sweet potato and a whole banana.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tomahawk88 View Post
    Thank u def got me wanting to go lift now.

    Sweet potato and banana mash. Basically mash a banana into a sweet potato with a fork. Heat both of them 1st of course. About a minute in the the microwave for the banana and depends on the sweet potato. I usually use half a sweet potato and a whole banana.
    No butter? Just a banana and sweet potato and that's all? I'm def gonna give it a try

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    wait...its the opposite, paleo is very keto friendly. the deficit in calories that used to be from carbs now come from fat, eggs/fish/steak/oils. paleo is the perfect diet for keto. keep carbs under 30 during the week and recarb on the weekends.
    I gues your right now that I really think about it but again I can't imagine going without fruit all week.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tomahawk88 View Post
    Thank u def got me wanting to go lift now.

    Sweet potato and banana mash. Basically mash a banana into a sweet potato with a fork. Heat both of them 1st of course. About a minute in the the microwave for the banana and depends on the sweet potato. I usually use half a sweet potato and a whole banana.
    I actually grabbed some bananas yesterday specifically for this after you mentioned it in the food thread. Tonight is the night
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    Quote Originally Posted by JudoJosh View Post
    No butter? Just a banana and sweet potato and that's all? I'm def gonna give it a try


    I gues your right now that I really think about it but again I can't imagine going without fruit all week.
    you can eat a little bit, like 1 piece of fruit a day. i mean this is a diet for extreme fat loss. the body literally uses adipose tissue for energy. energy levels dip at first but this is super effective. i have a roomate who is about 5-10 and in the beginning of the summer he weighed 193. you know, skinny fat guy physique. by putting him on paleo and eventually a little bit of keto + 3 days a week of lifting, we got him down to 165 in 2 months. now hes got no love handles and looks pretty solid.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JudoJosh View Post
    Thanks for clearing up the quinoa option. I am curious as to what are some ways you cook the potatoes? I usually just chop em up and drizzle EVOO on top and bake them. Would love to hear some other ways to add them tomy meals other then baked or mashed.

    I try and lift the same way. I believe in the olympic / athlethic type of lifting rather then the bodybuilding approach. Not that there is anything wrong with it, it is just a personal preference of mine. I try to avoid all movements that would involve me sitting or using a machine. I try and do almost everything standing up. I recently finished reading Power Training by Dos Medios and am about to start this other book about functional training. I see from your log you follow Defrancos WS4SB. I will prolly give that program a shot after my 531 but am gonna stick with 531 for a little longer to give it a fair chance. It is soupposed to be great for strength building. Do you read any of Jim Smiths writings?
    I like the DeFranco method a tad better since it has more variety and room for tinkering. Plus, I am NOT a fan of singles for most lifts and stay in the 3-5 rep range for my max lift(s). One thing that I do use that come from PLing is the deload to rest the CNS and joints. Honestly, most of my training is an amalgam of concepts with a twist based on my MMA experience/emphasis.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HereToStudy View Post
    I actually grabbed some bananas yesterday specifically for this after you mentioned it in the food thread. Tonight is the night

    Let us know how you like it. I don't have any sweet potaoes home now but I can run to the market and grabbed a couple sometime this week


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    you can eat a little bit, like 1 piece of fruit a day. i mean this is a diet for extreme fat loss. the body literally uses adipose tissue for energy. energy levels dip at first but this is super effective. i have a roomate who is about 5-10 and in the beginning of the summer he weighed 193. you know, skinny fat guy physique. by putting him on paleo and eventually a little bit of keto + 3 days a week of lifting, we got him down to 165 in 2 months. now hes got no love handles and looks pretty solid.
    hmmmm.. maybe for a future hard cutting cycle I might give it a try. I just got the erase-tt2-oep stack from nutra that I was planning ro run in a couple months. I am now considering a paleo/CKD type diet. So during carb up days would I only limit myself to red potaoes, sweet potatoes, basmati rice, quiona and fruit as carb sources? Are there any other paleo friendly carbs out there?

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    I like the DeFranco method a tad better since it has more variety and room for tinkering. Plus, I am NOT a fan of singles for most lifts and stay in the 3-5 rep range for my max lift(s). One thing that I do use that come from PLing is the deload to rest the CNS and joints. Honestly, most of my training is an amalgam of concepts with a twist based on my MMA experience/emphasis.
    The 1 in 531 isnt a true 1 rep and he talks against using your actual 1RM. The way Wendler lays it out is you take what you think your 1RM is and take some weight off of that and go for as many reps as you can then you enter the weight and reps into a formula to get your 1RM and then you take 90% of that number and use that as your 1RM, so it is slightly less then your actual 1RM. Then you base all your percentages off your new 1RM and he instructs that when you get to the 531 week on your last set, the 1, which is 90% of 90% of your true 1RM, you lift it was many times as possible not just once. The theory is that you dont have to lift at your heaviest to gain strength, you can work with less weight and still gain strength. So it isnt exactly a single. I remember reading in Defrancos site that he has been experimenting with incorporating the 531 methodology to his ME days and leaving the rest of the WS4SB program the same.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tomahawk88 View Post
    I know me too. Just had another half of sweet potato and banana mash with a nice big steak mmmm
    Quote Originally Posted by JudoJosh View Post
    Banana mash? what is this you speak of? Is it like mashed potatoes but with bananas instead?
    When I said I would try this, I did not lie. Put a bit of a twist on it:

    Basically did it like a twice baked. Baked the sweet potato, cut off cap, scooped out inside. Put it into a bowl, with a warmed banana, added some cinammon, and a bit of cayenne (i love sweet meets spicey). Mixed it all together, put it back into the potato, and baked for another 10 minutes. **** is delicious!

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    Nice HTS I might have to try it like that too. How long did u cook it the 1st time?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tomahawk88 View Post
    Nice HTS I might have to try it like that too. How long did u cook it the 1st time?
    I usually bake a sweet potato for about an hour on a flat cookie sheet at about 400 degrees. It takes a hell of a long time, but I think the texture comes out alot better than when I am in a rush and microwave it.

    In this case I baked it for about 55 minutes before adding the banana and rebaking for 10 minutes. I use a bit of microwave assistance to get the banana and sweet potato filling to blend well before readding it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HereToStudy View Post
    I usually bake a sweet potato for about an hour on a flat cookie sheet at about 400 degrees. It takes a hell of a long time, but I think the texture comes out alot better than when I am in a rush and microwave it.

    In this case I baked it for about 55 minutes before adding the banana and rebaking for 10 minutes. I use a bit of microwave assistance to get the banana and sweet potato filling to blend well before readding it.
    That might require more time than I would like. I like mine post workout. Although I could always have a shake, pop a swee potato in the oven, shower, and then start cooking whatever meat.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HereToStudy View Post
    When I said I would try this, I did not lie. Put a bit of a twist on it:

    Basically did it like a twice baked. Baked the sweet potato, cut off cap, scooped out inside. Put it into a bowl, with a warmed banana, added some cinammon, and a bit of cayenne (i love sweet meets spicey). Mixed it all together, put it back into the potato, and baked for another 10 minutes. **** is delicious!

    Mmmmm I am definetely trying this!!!

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    That might require more time than I would like. I like mine post workout. Although I could always have a shake, pop a swee potato in the oven, shower, and then start cooking whatever meat.
    How long do you usually microwave the potato for?
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    Quote Originally Posted by JudoJosh View Post
    Mmmmm I am definetely trying this!!!

    How long do you usually microwave the potato for?
    I hear u.

    Like I said it depends on the size of the sweet potato. Usually 6-8 minutes r regular 1s but sometimes 10.
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    So tomorow I am going to try the fasted training protocol as suggested by mulletsolider. Soupposed to be good for helping burn fat during the workout. And while speaking about fasting.. anyone ever try fasting in general? For a while I was 24 hour water fasting once a week. I had heard about it from an interview before with either Alywn Cosgrove or Vince Delmonte I think but basically they made a really good argument why fasting is good for just good general all around health and not just that but if you fast 1 day a week it will help with weight loss. Like how they say you need to cut 500 calories a week to loose a lb so if you are eating 2000 calories a day thats 14,000 calories a week and if you fast one day that week you will cut your weekly calorie down to 12,000. But to me this was just a perk, the health benefits of fasting is what really sold me on it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rodja View Post
    I've read the 5/3/1 template several times, but it's sole focus is increasing just a handful of lifts and lacks real athletic movements.
    Yea I agree it does put alot of emphasis on what it calls the 4 major lifts. This is my first time trying it. Since right now my goal is strength gain and I had read so many good reviews on the program in regards to strength gain I figured I will give it a shot. One thing I like is it gives you alot of options for your supplement lifts. The only lifts that are locked in are the main ones but the rest you can decide on your own. I try with my supplemental lifts to keep an athlethic mindset but I do see your point. I am about finished with this cycle of 531 and was gonna give it 2 more runs before I call it quits. Give the program a fair shot before I dismiss it.
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    ok I know this is yesterday's news, but that gym you posted looks SICK!!!! man what I wouldn't so in order to lift in a place like that!!!
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    So yestarday I decided to start a 24hr water fast. I had no food past 1:00pm. I still took my prime but I took it with CLA or fish oil to help with absorption. I stayed up late studying and work up around 10 this morning. Upon waking up I immeadiately took 3 powerfull caps, 3 prime caps, 1 OEP cap, 2 scoops of jack3d and 2 CLA caps. 30 mins later for intra workout I sipped on 3 scoops of xtend. Immeadiately post workout 3 scoops whey. In about a hour I will have some eggs with pepper and some chopped up red potatoes.

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    Went light jogging outside for about 10 mins

    Overall thought of the faster training protocol, it was pretty fun. I didn't think I would have been able to power through my lifts with no food in me but I did. I think I am gonna be doing this type of training once a week when it fits my schedule. Hopefully it will help blast some fat away.

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    FedEx just came by and dropped off my NP order!! I got me 2 tubs of DAA, 2 bottles of Erase, alpha-t2, titanium, OEP, and 2 6-bromo's!!! Pretty stoked! Gonna be trying out the alpha, oep, erase. daa stack in the near future. I amd ebating on weather it would benefit me to add in some DAA now or should I just leave what I got alone and continue on.. any thoughts/suggestions?
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    My post workout meal

    I went to make my eggs and red potatos and when I went into my pantry to get the potatos I noticed we did have some sweet potatos. So I opted to try this banana mash out instead. I hade some spinach and chicken with a bit of italian dressing and I made the banana mash and it was freaking delicious!!! I used half a sweet potato and a whole banana. This is definetely gonna be a regular in my diet from now on. Thanks tom!!!!!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by JudoJosh View Post
    My post workout meal

    I went to make my eggs and red potatos and when I went into my pantry to get the potatos I noticed we did have some sweet potatos. So I opted to try this banana mash out instead. I hade some spinach and chicken with a bit of italian dressing and I made the banana mash and it was freaking delicious!!! I used half a sweet potato and a whole banana. This is definetely gonna be a regular in my diet from now on. Thanks tom!!!!!!!
    Nice glad to hear u had some sweet potatoes. Even more happy to hear u liked it. Was just one of those random ass thoughts.
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    So I decided to throw the DAA into the mix. I prolly wont have time to cap them until monday. Unless the container comes with a 1g scoop then I can start tomorow. I I based this decision off a link my good friend silentbob187 sent ot me.. http://anabolicminds.com/forum/compa...-aspartic.html .. Here is what USPlabs had to say about the combo of DAA and powerfull

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    D-aspartic acid is gaining momentum as a decent testosterone booster as rightfully indicated by some scientific studies (1-3). Unfortunately, the amino acid is also a known stimulator of prolactin release (3-5). One study in male rats found that while D-aspartic acid increased testosterone and LH by 236% and 146%, respectively, it also increased prolactin levels by 152%. Prolactin is probably best known for its ability to stimulate lactation in women. But, it can also have other effects in humans, including men. Prolactin may be associated with lowered testosterone levels, lowered libido and possibly even increased fat mass (possibly through suppression of lipolysis or increased lipogenesis) and decreased insulin sensitivity (6-10). When considering that D-aspartic acid’s testosterone-enhancing effects might be hampered by its ability to also elevate prolactin, it makes sense to use it with a product that is designed to support healthy prolactin levels. By utilizing USPLabs’, PowerFull product, which contains a precise formulation designed to support healthy prolactin levels, it can allow you to not only enhance the testosterone-boosting effects of the amino acid, but also benefit more from it in general.

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    1. D’ Aniello A, et al. Involvement of D-aspartic acid in the synthesis of testosterone in rat testes. Life Sci. 1996;59(2):97-104
    2. Topo E, et al. The role and molecular mechanism of D-aspartic acid in the release and synthesis of LH and testosterone in humans and rats. Reprod Biol Endocrinol. 2009 Oct 27;7:120
    3. D’ Aniello A. D-aspartic acid: an endogenous amino acid with an important neuroendocrine role. Brain Res Rev. 2007 Feb;53(2):215-234
    4. Pampillo M, et al. The effect of D-asparate on luteinizing hormone-releasing hormone, alpha-melanocyte-stimulating hormone, GABA and dopamine release. Neuroreport. 2002 Dec 3;13(17):2341-2344
    5. Nagy GM, et al. Control of prolactin secretion by excitatory amino acids. Endocrine. 2005 Dec;28(3):303-308
    6. Shibli-Rahhal A and Schlechte J. The effects of hyperprolactinemia on bone and fat. Pituitary. 2009;12(2):96-104
    7. Brandebourg TD, Brown JL and Ben-Jonathan N. Prolactin upregulates its receptors and inhibits lipolysis and leptin release in male rate adipose tissue. Biochem Biophys Res Commun. 2007 Jun 1;357(2):408-413
    8. Ben-Jonathan N, et al. Focus on prolactin as a metabolic hormone. Trends Endocrinol Metab. 2006 Apr;17(3):110-116
    9. Ribeiro RS and Abucham J. Recovery of persistent hypogonadism by clomiphene in males with prolactinomas under dopamine agonist treatment. Eur J Endocrinol. 2009 Jul;161(1):163-169
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    So I will be adding it in at 3g a day. The only question now is if I should do 12weeks on and then 12 weeks off like how it is recomended for TCF or can I just take it 3g a day for the remaining 5 weeks of this log stright.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tomahawk88 View Post
    Nice glad to hear u had some sweet potatoes. Even more happy to hear u liked it. Was just one of those random ass thoughts.
    Yea bud thanks again it was delicious!! I already got my sweet potato and banana ready for my monday workout. Any other delicious recipes you have feel free to pass them my way
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    Quote Originally Posted by JudoJosh View Post
    So I decided to throw the DAA into the mix. I prolly wont have time to cap them until monday. Unless the container comes with a 1g scoop then I can start tomorow. I I based this decision off a link my good friend silentbob187 sent ot me.. http://anabolicminds.com/forum/compa...-aspartic.html .. Here is what USPlabs had to say about the combo of DAA and powerfull

    So I will be adding it in at 3g a day. The only question now is if I should do 12weeks on and then 12 weeks off like how it is recomended for TCF or can I just take it 3g a day for the remaining 5 weeks of this log stright.
    TCF-1 actually recommends 12 days on and 12 days off. That was the duration of the study in which subjects were found to have ~40% increase in Total Test. You could dose it for longer than that, as many people have been, there just isn't any data backing up those longer runs of DAA.

    I believe PA said he's been taking it daily for months on end.

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