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by radict
Mon Jun 30, 2014 11:41 am
Forum: Health & Nutrition Programs
Topic: cutting diet
Replies: 1
Views: 1746

cutting diet

Hi, I'm trying to lose some fat over the next two months, and need to cut something out of my current diet. I've only been losing about a pound per month so far, though, so something needs to go from the diet plan listed. Any thoughts on what to cut out? I'm 5'8", 160 lbs, 14% bodyfat. Thanks! ...
by radict
Fri Feb 28, 2014 12:12 pm
Forum: Health & Nutrition Programs
Topic: Hit a plateau cannot go lower then 10% body fat
Replies: 3
Views: 1915

Re: Hit a plateau cannot go lower then 10% body fat

I had the exact same problem last year, even getting stuck at the same amount. Something that I've just started trying is ditching my post-workout shake of 25g protein and 50g carbs (grape juice). I've been reading a lot lately that argues against the existence of any "anabolic window" imm...
by radict
Thu Feb 20, 2014 6:11 pm
Forum: Health & Nutrition Programs
Topic: medical need to reduce cortisol
Replies: 3
Views: 1648

Re: medical need to reduce cortisol

1. Do you have a true hobby? Something you love to do for hours on end is the best form of stress relief. I do, actually, have several of these! That's great advice, thanks. I will definitely focus on that. 2. Yoga on top of meditation can be much more effective. Signed up for yoga on Sunday! 3. Ha...
by radict
Thu Feb 13, 2014 6:18 pm
Forum: Health & Nutrition Programs
Topic: medical need to reduce cortisol
Replies: 3
Views: 1648

medical need to reduce cortisol

Hey, so I've been diagnosed with this weird eye problem (central serous retinopathy, or CSR) caused by excess cortisol. It's supposed to be going away, but it's getting worse, so the doctor said I need to step up my cortisol reduction efforts. I took a week off from lifting, and am now researching t...
by radict
Mon Jan 27, 2014 12:57 am
Forum: Health & Nutrition Programs
Topic: protein shake before bed and before breakfast
Replies: 2
Views: 2894

protein shake before bed and before breakfast

About a year ago I started making a 40g protein shake (nitrofusion w/water), drinking half right before bed and half right when I wake up. At night, I eat half of a super high fiber tortilla and have some flax oil with the shake, and in the morning I mix in some grape juice (maybe 4 oz). My last who...
by radict
Mon Oct 21, 2013 3:54 pm
Forum: Bodybuilding/Strength Training
Topic: high reps and hypertrophy
Replies: 16
Views: 6518

high reps and hypertrophy

Hey, quick question: is it true that high rep sets don't stimulate the production of testosterone or growth hormone and, as a result, don't promote hypertrophy? I'm on a cycle now where I do two weeks focused solely on 15 rep sets w/30 seconds rest between sets, two weeks with 10 reps and 60 seconds...
by radict
Thu Jul 25, 2013 1:55 pm
Forum: Bodybuilding/Strength Training
Topic: Lifting/pump
Replies: 3
Views: 2236

Re: Lifting/pump

I think focusing more on the contractions and making sure the muscles get stimulated deeply will help. Often people tend to naturally lift weights in the most mechanically efficient way possible that doesn't engage the muscles as much as possible. Maybe try slowing down and hold the contractions a ...
by radict
Tue Jul 23, 2013 8:29 pm
Forum: Bodybuilding/Strength Training
Topic: hiking
Replies: 4
Views: 2197

Re: hiking

Awesome, thanks!
by radict
Tue Jul 23, 2013 4:48 pm
Forum: Bodybuilding/Strength Training
Topic: hiking
Replies: 4
Views: 2197

Re: hiking

Are you continuing to get stronger? Strength gains haven't been great, but it's hard to say how much of that is hiking and how much is the relatively low carb diet--100 to 200g carbs per day v. 200g protein per day. I do feel like the hiking makes my muscles a little smaller each time, but that mig...
by radict
Tue Jul 23, 2013 1:02 pm
Forum: Bodybuilding/Strength Training
Topic: hiking
Replies: 4
Views: 2197

hiking

How much can you hike before losing muscle mass? I usually hike 1-2 times a week, anywhere from 2-10 miles each time w/varying degrees of difficulty. I usually drink 20g protein/4g carbs and eat 2g protein/20g carbs both before and after hiking, with another snack in the middle if it's more than a t...

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