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    Process Operator in a oil processing/pipeline...

    Process Operator in a oil processing/pipeline Terminal. l work 7 days on/off and can fly anywhere on my weeks off. Usually to the BC coast :)
  2. I went for a 375 lb deadlift the other day...and...

    I went for a 375 lb deadlift the other day...and made it halfway up. Might have made it with fewer warm-up sets and cleans.

    I'm about halfway to 400!

    :)
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    Likely a combination of factors. Even with sub...

    Likely a combination of factors.

    Even with sub maximal loads, the force generated in the clean or the snatch can be close to the force generated in near maximal deadlifts.

    Olympic lifters have...
  4. Actually, he'll be way behind the game if the...

    Actually, he'll be way behind the game if the game has been squatting and deadlifting with good form.

    But hey, why not go for a nice long jog and do 100 crunches. That's what seems to work for...
  5. Yep, bodyweight workouts can engage your core all...

    Yep, bodyweight workouts can engage your core all right.

    At a small fraction of the intensity of heavy deadlifts and squats.

    In an emergency, who would you rather have as a sidekick - someone...
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    Damn budget cutbacks.

    Damn budget cutbacks.
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    All. The. Time. Not only is it one of the...

    All. The. Time.

    Not only is it one of the cheapest non-butter food energy sources in the neighborhood, but it achieves what every "meal replacement" product on the block is trying to...
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    Thanks guys, I'll do some research. I took some...

    Thanks guys, I'll do some research. I took some milk thistle years ago and it definitely seemed to prevent hangovers.
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    Processing Toxins

    Hi Forum,

    I am exposed to acceptable but significant levels of benzene, toluene, and other chemicals in my workplace.

    When your liver metabolizes Benzene, the metabolites themselves cause...
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    Great article, written by an MD/Research...

    Great article, written by an MD/Research Scientist.

    For those wanting to lift and lose weight: Muscle tissue is metabolically active. Lifting weights positively affects your hormones, which drive...
  11. After reading about the benefits of fasted...

    After reading about the benefits of fasted workouts I've been playing around with them. I generally don't like anything in my stomach when I'm doing squats or deadlifts. Thanks for your n=1, next...
  12. Thanks for the replies! I'm reading up on how the...

    Thanks for the replies! I'm reading up on how the CNS works.

    To clarify, I'm seeking information and understanding about how and why glycogen depletion/ creatine phosphate depletion/ CNS fatigue...
  13. I don't have a monitor, but I trust my...

    I don't have a monitor, but I trust my assessment, relative to my heartrate when I do chins or cleans on their own.

    I don't have access to the academic journals anymore, looks like a good read...
  14. Compound Lift Workouts: Effects of Fatigue on Performance

    After performing heavy (near-max) sets of squats, benchpresses, and deadlifts, I move on to unweighted chins, some dumbbell work, and cleans with very light weight to practice form.

    During the...
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    FOAM ROLLER. Best investment ever. ...

    FOAM ROLLER. Best investment ever.

    Powerlifting has certainly improved my posture.

    Look at workboots with less of a rise in the heel - ironworker boots generally have less rise.
  16. Try going below parallel on them squats.

    Try going below parallel on them squats.
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    This is key to understanding how we got to the...

    This is key to understanding how we got to the problems of today.

    Why were the Enclosure Acts enacted? The common land was too crowded...

    Though I'm not religious, I imagine the garden of eden...
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    There are many factors influencing that trend you...

    There are many factors influencing that trend you have observed, not least of which is standard of living. I believe Gary Taubes has touched on this in some of his lectures.

    Epigenetic changes can...
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    "The Selfish Gene" by Richard Dawkins is a must...

    "The Selfish Gene" by Richard Dawkins is a must read for those interested in the philosophy and morals in this thread. Don't worry, it's not about philosophy, it's about evolution.

    Some great...
  20. Right on, I'll check out Wendler's program....

    Right on, I'll check out Wendler's program. Thanks!
  21. Word. Not trying to derail thread - lots of...

    Word.

    Not trying to derail thread - lots of people want to do chins/one arm chins. I strongly believe doing assisted chins and or pull-downs simply can't train the nerves, coordination, and...
  22. Deadlift 400 lbs! For those attempting their...

    Deadlift 400 lbs!

    For those attempting their first pull-up...try training with unassisted negatives.

    Good luck.
  23. Thanks for the input but you misread my OP. So to...

    Thanks for the input but you misread my OP. So to clarify,

    -I lift once every 4-5 days;
    -Mountain biking (in BC) is steep and technical and certainly not a "pure distance" sport;
    -No need to...
  24. Thanks for your reply! So far I haven't felt...

    Thanks for your reply!

    So far I haven't felt the need to split it as I don't feel like my intensity is dropping until the end...by the time I finish the grip work and sit-ups.

    I am under the...
  25. Heavy Weight/Low reps AND Lower Weight/High Reps....Problem?

    About Me: Beginner Powerlifter: training for Strength gains + Mountain bike control/stamina + general physical preparedness for my work which can involve intensive manual labour.

    BW 168. 5 rep max...
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