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  • Why is that? What do you recommend instead?

    Why is that? What do you recommend instead?
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    Double post

    Double post
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    I’m not your Neuro, so ask them, but be wary of...

    I’m not your Neuro, so ask them, but be wary of L-Carnitine and Phenibut. Both triggered partials.
  • My OutLift pre uses it, but you’d have to take 2...

    My OutLift pre uses it, but you’d have to take 2 scoops per day to get your 5g. Better get that caffeine tolly up!
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    Wait til you see the cost of healthcare.

    Wait til you see the cost of healthcare.
  • Thread: Warming Up

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    Hmm I find that I need to drill in my technique...

    Hmm I find that I need to drill in my technique on many points before I start my working sets, given that there’s always something in my notes from the previous session that I need to work on. And it...
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    I do your ramping method for my 8RM stuff. Why...

    I do your ramping method for my 8RM stuff. Why would a single warmup set of low reps at whatever % be more effective? Been considering trying out a new warmup sequence to see if it benefits me since...
  • Thread: Knee Pain

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    So I bought a Taichi ball and ran thru that...

    So I bought a Taichi ball and ran thru that entire sequence before my regular lower body day warm-up, and my right knee still hurt like a b!tch! At certain points it even hurt to use the ball, and if...
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    I’ve never found that locking out helps me rest...

    I’ve never found that locking out helps me rest I.e. pausing at the top of a bench press; rather, it feels like a waste of energy. The faster I perform reps, the more reps I get. Why is that? Things...
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    Maybe there’s a less expensive option for my 28...

    Maybe there’s a less expensive option for my 28 year old knees? Ha
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    I’ve read that squatting just short of lockout...

    I’ve read that squatting just short of lockout (and leg pressing for that matter) puts less stress on the knees, so I gave this a shot last week and... sure enough. Am I sacrificing anything though?
  • Thread: Sleep

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    Waking up to pee roughly 6 hours in is just...

    Waking up to pee roughly 6 hours in is just something I’ve accepted and expect to happen... I have a shake while I’m at it. Stomach is usually growling and I think milk is supposed to help you sleep...
  • In the past I’ve subbed out back squats for...

    In the past I’ve subbed out back squats for fronts for maybe a month at a time for the same reason, then gradually re-introduced them until I was sure that my back was responding well before getting...
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    Only deadlifts at the end of the set, despite...

    Only deadlifts at the end of the set, despite attention to proper breathing. I tend to have to tell myself not to pass out lol.

    Someone mentioned sodium... mine is slightly low so possibly...
  • Thread: Knee Pain

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    Thanks!

    Thanks!
  • Thread: Knee Pain

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    Knee Pain

    A few weeks ago I randomly developed knee pain under my right knee cap during a set of squats (after returning from a deload). Since, the pain has been off and on, triggered by quad exercises but...
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    Potassium chloride powder. Made me feel all kinds...

    Potassium chloride powder. Made me feel all kinds of good whenever I was severely dehydrated.
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    DL vs. RDL and overall back activation

    If performed with comparable loads/volume, is the conventional or sumo deadlift more effective in stimulating hypertrophy in your lats and traps than the RDL?

    I took a lot of time off of...
  • Being 5’2” is a hidden blessing.

    Being 5’2” is a hidden blessing.
  • The first rep (and last rep if gone to failure...

    The first rep (and last rep if gone to failure obviously) of everything is harder for me somehow, but bench press especially is something I can’t figure out how to work around. It’s 100% the...
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