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    Complete amino profile? I mean I guess you can...

    Complete amino profile? I mean I guess you can say the same for the cost effectiveness of oats + beans but... I’m not about to eat that much oats + beans to meet my protein quota.
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    Good stuff. There’s still not too much research...

    Good stuff. There’s still not too much research on specific training efficacy related to muscle fiber type/distribution then, hmm... I wish there were a way to assess individual muscle fiber makeup...
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    Whey is by far the most inexpensive whole protein...

    Whey is by far the most inexpensive whole protein source. You’ll always hear people complaining about the supposed money sink that is protein powder, but you’re just paying more upfront for something...
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    500 ml?? That’s how much it takes? Jesus Christ,...

    500 ml?? That’s how much it takes? Jesus Christ, that’s 2 whole ass cups

    But anyway, clindamycin topical (rx) and differin.
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    All right, this is ****ing ridiculous. As soon as...

    All right, this is ****ing ridiculous. As soon as I think I have my modifications and etc down, something new starts bothering my low back. It’s like I’m walking on a minefield. I can’t think of a...
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    More specifically, I wanted to know if I can keep...

    More specifically, I wanted to know if I can keep making gains while drastically reducing the weight on nearly everything to recover from injuries. And... possibly after recovery, just because I keep...
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    That bit about lower loads producing better...

    That bit about lower loads producing better results than higher loads in older trainees due to joint issues etc. is what inspired me to make this thread. I mean I’m probably too young to have said...
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    Poll: Both. Legs at the gym, upper and pull/push at...

    Both. Legs at the gym, upper and pull/push at home. I do a couple pulldown variations and cable crossovers on leg days though
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    1RM% for hypertrophy

    Is there a low-end cap on what % of your one rep max is efficient for adding mass? I read something... somewhere... at some point in time... that the number sits somewhere around 60%, but admittedly...
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    Jfc, went back for leg day #2 and did Romanians...

    Jfc, went back for leg day #2 and did Romanians again, this time with a reverse pyramid, and my back absolutely hated me for it later that night and the entire next day. Better now but still hurting....
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    Well I was able to RDL just fine, started with...

    Well I was able to RDL just fine, started with the bar and slowly ramped up to my normal working weight snd pulled it off without any discomfort. Felt more sore in the low back than usual once I got...
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    Could rack pulls be a viable deadlift alternative...

    Could rack pulls be a viable deadlift alternative while my low back heals? I’m more concerned with trap/back development anyway. If safe I was thinking about fronts (sumo maybe) instead of back...
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    Solid. If my quad heals before my low back (which...

    Solid. If my quad heals before my low back (which is looking likely) and I return to the gym for legs, I’ll have to mess around with some relatively heavy stuff, maybe implement pyramids or reverse...
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    I mean I was already doing leg curls though....

    I mean I was already doing leg curls though. Should I have just added sets of those? My only option is a prone leg curl and low back probably wouldn’t have appreciated Nordics. Come to think of it...
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    Only thing I could do for hams with the bad back...

    Only thing I could do for hams with the bad back was a leg curl, so I was trying to improvise to emphasize them since I was missing out on volume.

    First 2 sets went well, 3rd got me out of the...
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    Really though, I’m not reckless with weight and...

    Really though, I’m not reckless with weight and always aim to improve form but it’s just one injury after another :( Fair enough!
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    Leg press was actually just fine but that being...

    Leg press was actually just fine but that being said, I managed to strain my quad with a high foot placement in an attempt to supplement reduced hamstring work. So I basically can’t do legs at all...
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    Legs with a lower back injury

    Super bummed, I tweaked my lower back for the first time in years. I accidentally maxed out on deadlifts two weeks ago, and the nail in the coffin was deciding to incline press with with my feet...
  • Thread: Mid-block pivots

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    Mid-block pivots

    Anyone do this? I mean a non-deloaded pivot week, choosing variations of your typical lifts just for fun. Assuming whatever you’re doing offers carryover to whatever you normally do. Can it be useful...
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    It works, but Im not sure there’s any reason I...

    It works, but Im not sure there’s any reason I should switch. My shoulder development has been great (with the exception of my left rear delt, but I think that’s an overactive traps issue)
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