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by Dave X
Fri Jul 18, 2008 5:48 pm
Forum: Diet & Nutrition
Topic: Amplified Creatine
Replies: 7
Views: 5465

I think its just a gimmick. I was walking by the GNC in my mall the other day and stopped in, some obese salesman who obviously never lifted weights tried to sell me the "amplified creatine." It was about $10 more expensive for 1/3 the supply of regular monohydrate. The way he talked about creatine ...
by Dave X
Fri Nov 09, 2007 1:22 am
Forum: General
Topic: OK guys, Tear this up!
Replies: 46
Views: 18503

nice name
by Dave X
Mon Oct 22, 2007 5:41 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Injury/Sports Question
Replies: 11
Views: 4205

Matt Z :
Thats basically what I do now (your basic program), I guess part of me can't believe that I'm doing better with such toned down volume as compared to what I did before... but its definately true.
by Dave X
Sun Oct 21, 2007 11:21 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Injury/Sports Question
Replies: 11
Views: 4205

Injury/Sports Question

So I took up rugby and ended up really messing up my toe. The nail's come off. Its a pretty weird thing to ask, but has anyone else had this problem - and will it hurt a lot to do squats / deadlifts. 2nd Question - How do the guys get really high squat totals (besides steroids). My Deadlift keeps go...
by Dave X
Thu Aug 16, 2007 6:53 pm
Forum: Diet & Nutrition
Topic: Getting enough Fat
Replies: 12
Views: 8921

I dunno how expensive it is but things like sausage or pepperoni isn't that expensive where I live and it has tons of fat and protein, and no carbs.
by Dave X
Tue Aug 14, 2007 11:13 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Shin Splints
Replies: 6
Views: 6783

I've had shin splints before. The worst time came during track season a few years ago. It would get to the point where I could bring myself to run 100 or 200m, but immediately after it felt like my shins were going to split apart, honestly unbearable pain, and I would have to call it a day. When I s...
by Dave X
Thu Aug 09, 2007 12:42 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Not gaining weight?
Replies: 25
Views: 9296

You're losing fat... which would mean that you're not eating enough cals to gain significant weight. 2 or so years ago I was 15 and about 165... I would have to eat insane amounts of food to gain weight. I would eat whole pizzas at 2 AM in the morning (i'd go to bed at 3 or 4). And I didn't really g...
by Dave X
Mon Aug 06, 2007 12:17 am
Forum: Diet & Nutrition
Topic: Ketosis/Low Carb Question
Replies: 8
Views: 7090

Another quick question... About the fats, does it matter what type they are? Obviously trans fat is bad and places everything seems to be rid of it now, and certain types (monounsaturated, i think) are better than saturated. But is there any ratio that I should be going for, here, with regards to sa...
by Dave X
Sun Aug 05, 2007 7:03 pm
Forum: Diet & Nutrition
Topic: Ketosis/Low Carb Question
Replies: 8
Views: 7090

Ketosis/Low Carb Question

Many on here are proponents of low-carb diets, so I figured I could ask a question about it here. If one's body is in Ketosis or otherwise accustomed to low carbohydrate intake, how does the body respond to a rapid, large intake of high-GI food? Alcohol? Is there any significant increase in the risk...
by Dave X
Sat Jun 30, 2007 10:39 pm
Forum: General
Topic: HIIT in the morning?
Replies: 1
Views: 2245

HIIT in the morning?

I've seen it said many times on here that HIIT is best done soon after one wakes up, as carb stores are depleted and fat can be burned right away. My question is how soon should food be eaten after doing this? I remember somoene saying that fat is essentially burned at a higher rate until you eat. B...
by Dave X
Sat May 12, 2007 1:40 am
Forum: General
Topic: Slower reps
Replies: 24
Views: 11367

I've actually been studying this myself a bit. I forget who put out the video, but I saw it explained best in this analogy : Take a pen and put it on your desk. Move it pretty slowly with your finger, and then take your hand away. The pen should stop moving. Then, do it again, only this time, move f...
by Dave X
Thu Jan 11, 2007 9:37 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Skinny guy with belly problem
Replies: 12
Views: 9601

I'm 5'9 183 with about your body fat %... and there's still some "squishy" spots, for me on the obliques and right under the chin. The key part is realizing that you're better than the vast majority of the populace. Those of us who get into fitness like to look at our gains (stare at ourselves in mi...
by Dave X
Sun Sep 03, 2006 5:01 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Regaining Strength?
Replies: 4
Views: 4134

Regaining Strength?

I'm pretty sure I had minor strength loss over the summer. For most of the time, whatever I lost in size was made up for with a corresponding loss in fat, but I'm seeking to rebulk for a while now... should I just continue to lift like I did before, but with more calories in my diet? More importantl...
by Dave X
Thu Aug 24, 2006 8:58 am
Forum: Diet & Nutrition
Topic: Losing weight, losing definition
Replies: 2
Views: 5740

Losing weight, losing definition

I've encountered an interesting problem here... I recently drastically changed my diet to make the carbs almost entirely whole grain, cut out cheese, calorie drinks, and candy. I'm down to 166 lb (at 5'9), down about 4 or 5 from my normal "in shape" weight. My love handles, so to speak, have visibly...
by Dave X
Tue Aug 08, 2006 12:04 am
Forum: General
Topic: Confusing Experience
Replies: 4
Views: 4091

I think that might be it. I used to do a 3 day split (1/2/3/1/2/3), and for a while I was also doing daily HIIT. It didn't feel like overtraining, though maybe it was.