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Lifting stats as of 12/18/11:

5'11", 215lbs, SQ/BP/DL = 435/275/500


Mar
19
comment One set weight lifting?
To clarify, are you referring to the "Occam's Protocol" chapter? (Ferriss has several alternate workouts that are recommended for different purposes). For those who haven't read the book: Occam's Protocol is a minimalist approach to mass building (and also involves a lot of guided eating and a formula for timing rest between workouts).
Mar
19
answered What is the difference between protein supplements and branch chain amino acid supplements?
Mar
19
comment Weight vs resistance
@DustinDavis I think @Yevgeniy's first two points cover this scenario. Just about any device produces resistance only over very specific lines of movement, which limits the range of motion and the extra stabilizing required. I know the original question was "when all is equal" but the problem is that all being equal isn't a realistic scenario.
Mar
19
comment Do creatine and L-glutamine compete for receptors?
Orally, mixed with a beverage just like my creatine. So I get that both glutamine and creatine are (or are derived from) amino acids, which make up proteins. But wouldn't it make intuitive sense that amino acids are all absorbed by a similar mechanism and that having an abundance of one in your gut (say, glutamine) would compete with your ability to digest the glycine, methionine and arginine at the same time? I think the missing piece of this answer is an explanation of how the digestion process differs for these different amino acids.
Mar
19
comment Is going to bed hungry going to help me trim fat?
Perhaps it would help (both this thread and the one on the other answer) to provide a (the?) definition of metabolism. According to en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Metabolism, metabolism is essentially a catch-all name for a whole set of chemical reactions, which include but are not limited to several reactions relating to digestion and energy management.
Mar
18
comment Do creatine and L-glutamine compete for receptors?
Can you elaborate on what the absorption mechanisms are and demonstrate why they don't compete? Only the first sentence addresses my question - I wasn't asking what benefits of these supplements were, and I don't think the biochemical reactions are subject to opinion...
Mar
17
comment Egg whites and yolks
@Janis Neither dietary cholesterol nor saturated fat have been shown to affect blood cholesterol in a negative way; this is a myth that's been perpetuated based on some bad science over the middle decades of the last century. Read either of Gary Taubes' books for more backing and explanation than you want! :-)
Mar
17
answered Egg whites and yolks
Mar
16
asked Do creatine and L-glutamine compete for receptors?
Mar
15
comment Is it healthy to exercise a muscle when it's still sore?
@Yevgeniy not all olympic weightlifters train every day - some take recovery very seriously and train shockingly infrequently. See trainees of Rogozhnkov, for example. I think the type of training matters - true strength training has enough rest and never to failure that soreness is never an issue. But lighter higher-rep training for mass is a different beast.
Mar
15
awarded  Citizen Patrol
Mar
15
answered How to 'engage your core'?
Mar
15
answered After protein shakes and BCAA, what is the next supplement to take?
Mar
15
comment Leg Strength Exercises
+1 for deadlifts. Single most effective exercise there is!
Mar
14
comment Clicking and clicking noise with bench presses
That ain't right... but I think more information would be helpful to diagnose. Is there any pain when this happens? Is it possible to get a friend to record a video clip of you doing a press and post that so that we can diagnose technique? I suspect that if there isn't an obvious flaw in your technique, then seeing a dr. might be the way to go.
Mar
14
comment Bench press starting position - what should I be looking at?
@Eyal bar above the sternum when lifting, not when unracking!
Mar
13
revised Do you need to “feel the burn” to become stronger?
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Mar
13
answered Do you need to “feel the burn” to become stronger?
Mar
12
accepted Does lactose inhibit fat loss?
Mar
12
comment Does lactose inhibit fat loss?
I think this experiment is slightly flawed in that the Fat group has a higher caloric intake than Cont or Lac and Fat+Lac has a higher intake yet. What's interesting is that Fat+Lac = less fat despite have more calories (probably per @Andrew Ferk's comment and @md5sum's answer about calcium). For me personally, this question was about drinking (whole) milk or eliminating it when I want to lose fat, and I think it seems as though it would be something to avoid (depending, of course, what I replace it with).