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by cubby2112
Sat Aug 21, 2010 2:48 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Newbie Says Hi
Replies: 5
Views: 1010

Re: Newbie Says Hi

Welcome! Yes, cardio is boring. Try some GPP (General Physical Preparedness) methods that powerlifters/strongmen use. I couldn't find any kind of cardio that I could stick to due to boredom, but some of the methods they use are great. This includes stuff like sledgehammer work, sled dragging, Prowle...
by cubby2112
Sat Aug 21, 2010 2:44 pm
Forum: Vegan Recipes
Topic: Hemp vs. Chia vs. Flax
Replies: 15
Views: 20047

Re: Hemp vs. Chia vs. Flax

I don't think any is really "best." Flax is the cheapest and most widely available. Some will warn you against cyanide in them, but it has been shown that the minuscule amount of cyanide only begins to pose a risk at intakes of about 1/2 cup per day. Chia has the same level of omega 3s, bu...
by cubby2112
Sat Aug 21, 2010 2:39 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hi from Central Illinois!
Replies: 8
Views: 1264

Re: Hi from Central Illinois!

Welcome! I am from Illinois also. I am currently in grad school myself.
by cubby2112
Fri Aug 20, 2010 9:02 am
Forum: Health & Nutrition Programs
Topic: BCAA/EAA supplements waste of money?
Replies: 2
Views: 1427

Re: BCAA/EAA supplements waste of money?

They are definitely worth it if you like to do "fasted" training, but other than that, it mostly depends on how much money you have to spend on supplements.
by cubby2112
Tue Aug 17, 2010 5:42 pm
Forum: Bodybuilding/Strength Training
Topic: I am really sick of trying to gain muscle and not succeeding
Replies: 78
Views: 15789

Re: I am really sick of trying to gain muscle and not succee

From a muscle building standpoint, overhead pressing isn't necessary, so that isn't such a big deal. You can get all the development you need from various dips and horizontal presses, with some lateral raises possibly for accessory work.
by cubby2112
Sat Aug 14, 2010 5:28 pm
Forum: Bodybuilding/Strength Training
Topic: I am really sick of trying to gain muscle and not succeeding
Replies: 78
Views: 15789

Re: I am really sick of trying to gain muscle and not succee

Zack wrote:
NicholasV wrote:And el flaco is definitely one of the biggest assholes here.


Hardly. He is nothing but helpful.

It would do you well to listen to him.


Definitely. He knows his shit.
by cubby2112
Sat Aug 14, 2010 3:23 pm
Forum: Bodybuilding/Strength Training
Topic: I am really sick of trying to gain muscle and not succeeding
Replies: 78
Views: 15789

Re: I am really sick of trying to gain muscle and not succee

My basic workout template is three days per week (MWF usually) having a A1, B1, A2, B2 workout rotation. On the A's, you pick one big leg/back lift (back squat or deadlift variation), then do an assistance leg exercise. If I squatted, it is going to be a posterior chain assistance exercise (RDLs, gl...
by cubby2112
Fri Aug 13, 2010 7:39 pm
Forum: Bodybuilding/Strength Training
Topic: I am really sick of trying to gain muscle and not succeeding
Replies: 78
Views: 15789

Re: I am really sick of trying to gain muscle and not succee

I like throwing back in on leg days. Focus on pull-ups on days you deadlift, rows on days you squat. Someone of your height might find sumo deads useful, or trap bar deads (keep in mind that you might want to do some posterior assistance work on trap bar dead days). Generally, pulling and pressing h...
by cubby2112
Thu Aug 12, 2010 6:48 pm
Forum: Bodybuilding/Strength Training
Topic: Avoiding a food baby?
Replies: 6
Views: 971

Re: Avoiding a food baby?

You could either up your cardio or look into intermittent fasting - http://www.veganbodybuilding.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=19399 Or a coat hanger. Seriously though, IF has helped me a lot with keeping the food baby down. It isn't a panacea by any stretch of the imagination, but it helps. L...
by cubby2112
Thu Aug 12, 2010 5:28 pm
Forum: Bodybuilding/Strength Training
Topic: Heavy weights unnecessary for building mass? (new study)
Replies: 7
Views: 1566

Re: Heavy weights unnecessary for building mass? (new study)

Baby Hercules wrote:Why lift heavy weights? Read my signature below....

Baby Herc


I definitely agree. Volume training is boring to me.
by cubby2112
Thu Aug 12, 2010 4:37 pm
Forum: Bodybuilding/Strength Training
Topic: Heavy weights unnecessary for building mass? (new study)
Replies: 7
Views: 1566

Re: Heavy weights unnecessary for building mass? (new study)

Operative word is fatigue. When you lift really heavy shit, your fast-twitch, high-threshold fibers fire. When you lift light weights, you are using a greater percentage of slow-twitch fibers, which don't hypertrophy that much. If you lift light weights to failure, you cycle through fibers throughou...
by cubby2112
Mon Aug 02, 2010 3:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A look at Epigenetic qualities. Post Yours.
Replies: 40
Views: 5415

Re: A look at Epigenetic qualities. Post Yours.

Ignoring this kind of stuff, to me, is moving into the realm of excessive political correctness. It reminds me of a piece I heard on NPR, where the guests were bemoaning, and the host was agreeing, the devaluation of stupid people perpetrated by comedians who make light of stupidity.
by cubby2112
Mon Aug 02, 2010 1:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A look at Epigenetic qualities. Post Yours.
Replies: 40
Views: 5415

Re: A look at Epigenetic qualities. Post Yours.

I found it interesting, Epi-Gen. I slightly overlap my fingers, have long lower legs and long ring fingers. I can't remember my blood type. I've tested the fingers around wrist thing before, but am confused about that. My hands are pretty large for my height. I usually have hands larger than people ...
by cubby2112
Sat Jul 31, 2010 5:44 pm
Forum: Online Training Journals & Blogs
Topic: Cubby's fitness blog
Replies: 101
Views: 19492

Re: Cubby's fitness blog

Pulled 405x5 yesterday, paused for two breaths at the bottom. Judging from this, I should be able to pull 500x1 at the very least, based on my personal rep max calculations (my 5RM is about 75-80% of my 1RM, and my 3RM is about 85-90% of my 1RM for my big lifts). Problem is, I did a set of touch and...

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