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  • I heard dry scooping's the way to go! In all...

    I heard dry scooping's the way to go!

    In all seriousness though, I lost the feeling too.
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    Very helpful! Thank you.

    Very helpful! Thank you.
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    I was in the same situation. Sporzon! sells...

    I was in the same situation. Sporzon! sells standard 35lb plates ~$50-$60, which is about the best lb/$ I was able to find. No more Wal-Mart Weider 25lbs/$19.27 :(
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    I'm using a 6' standard bar...

    I'm using a 6' standard bar (https://www.walmart.com/ip/CAP-Barbell-Standard-Weight-Bar-5-7-ft/47905242). From my understanding it's average. Home gym, so standard setup works best space-wise.

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    Currently at 195lb x 11 x 2 reps (1RM 266.5)...

    Currently at 195lb x 11 x 2 reps (1RM 266.5) which is roughly 1.7x current body weight.
    5'10" 155lbs, cutting ~1 month in. Started ~170lbs, 1,200 - 1,500 cal, 150-180g protein.
    Increasing PR...
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    Grip Strengthener - Need Advice

    My grip during deadlifts is failing around 7-8 RPE (i.e. 2-3 reps left in the tank). My dominant hand is good, but non-dominant fails in my pinky and ring fingers. Thumb-under grip mildly helps,...
  • I'm also generally interested (not obsessed). ...

    I'm also generally interested (not obsessed). I'm curious as to how age/time effects potential; I imagine it peaks around 18-25 years old and declines, but what is the decline rate and what...
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    Sticky: Last heavy day my left (non-dominant) hand grip...

    Last heavy day my left (non-dominant) hand grip gave out during SLDL. During my light day (today) I used mixed grip w/ left palm facing out and had no issue (though regular grip should be fine given...
  • Creatine every day, 5 grams per day. Make sure...

    Creatine every day, 5 grams per day. Make sure you're getting enough protein (generally 1 gram per pound lean body mass).

    Caffeine is proven. Some people like beta-alanine for the tingling...
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    Squats! PRing each week. Oddly, upright rows...

    Squats! PRing each week. Oddly, upright rows seem to give me the most "pump" feeling. Every time I grab the dumbbells for OHP I think of Arnold, which is just funny on its own.
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    We are not.

    We are not.
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    They're not contradictory. Minuscule is...

    They're not contradictory. Minuscule is minuscule.

    Resting heart rate is a decent measure of overall health. Regarding caloric burn, the difference between a RHR of 55 and 65 during the span of...
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    Your resting heart rate has an extremely minor...

    Your resting heart rate has an extremely minor effect on overall caloric burn throughout the day.

    "My heart rate is considerably lower - this has lowered my tdee." True, but by so little it's...
  • Pan frying 85/15 removes ~5% fat. The attachment...

    Pan frying 85/15 removes ~5% fat. The attachment (notably rows 17-28) may be helpful in your endeavor.
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    Sticky: Had an interesting observation today, which...

    Had an interesting observation today, which raises a question.

    My OHP is limited to 10lb increments. Sunday was 100% x 10 reps (currently 70lbs, 700lbs total) x 2 sets. Today was 90% x 10 (63lbs...
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    Lifting order is personal preference and can vary...

    Lifting order is personal preference and can vary based on the body's response. The key is progression; if you're not consistently increasing weight over time, there is an issue. Your primary lifts...
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    I don't think it matters so long as you are...

    I don't think it matters so long as you are completing each lift to your goal. My program (All-Pros) calls for squat before bench, but initially I found squats were too taxing pre-bench and resulted...
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    Whey = cheapest, isolate = best protein per...

    Whey = cheapest, isolate = best protein per calorie, casein = slow release (before bed). If you're cutting and having difficulty staying at a caloric deficit, isolate is preferred. Generally, for...
  • Aside from what's been mentioned, if someone's on...

    Aside from what's been mentioned, if someone's on bulking and cutting cycles, keeping your cardio fitness in check during bulking will make it easier to do/continue while cutting.
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    If Back Thing is similar to Front Thing, I know...

    If Back Thing is similar to Front Thing, I know people who do that workout everyday, possibly even multiple times throughout the day. I think it's more of a low weight, high rep thing, but...
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