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  1. 1) After you do four, do you attempt another set?...

    1) After you do four, do you attempt another set?
    2) how many times in a week do you perform chin ups?
    3) do you go to failure?
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    I have a huge head, helps with the illusion of my...

    I have a huge head, helps with the illusion of my proportions :)
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    The variations in Al's vid are really good.

    The variations in Al's vid are really good.
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    Can you already perform full bodyweight dips?

    Can you already perform full bodyweight dips?
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    Either is good as long as the intensity is high. ...

    Either is good as long as the intensity is high. You could increase the sets and lower the reps too. 1 superset to failure is ok but I would do it more frequently (ie 2x a week as a opposed to 1x a...
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    2 ways: 1) try this link Strength Standards...

    2 ways:

    1) try this link

    Strength Standards

    Find a weight you know you can handle for each. Either the bar or 10lbs on each end. Then input your numbers. It will give you a VERY ROUGH...
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    Thought I'd check in with progress pics

    Post here a lot, mainly to push my IF/Barbell Training/Pork Adobo agenda.

    Started reading MDA June 2011. Tried whole 30 in July 2011. Went semi-primal August 2011. Picked up IF Dec 2011.
    ...
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    describe how one can be overwhelmed by all this...

    describe how one can be overwhelmed by all this animal protein?
  9. Working out on an empty stomach is fine. Calories...

    Working out on an empty stomach is fine. Calories will aid your weight loss more than anything though some people claim there is fat loss benefits working out on an empty stomach. Personally, I do...
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    you lose fat and muscle on a caloric deficit. you...

    you lose fat and muscle on a caloric deficit. you can spare a lot of muscle while lifting heavy on a caloric deficit. If you want to be lean, cut your calories.

    to gain mass, you need to be in a...
  11. Machines have their place but if you're new,...

    Machines have their place but if you're new, freeweights and bodyweight are the best place to start.
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    yup

    yup
  13. I agree with dgreenwood. I follow number two...

    I agree with dgreenwood. I follow number two which makes my schedule look something like this

    Cycle 1

    Mon - Bench, Wed - Squat, Fri - Press, following week Mon - DL

    Cycle 2

    Wed - Bench,...
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    I would: 1) have a decent but not excessive...

    I would:

    1) have a decent but not excessive amount of carbs the night before or after your last workout of the day before. Use an amount you can measure (100g-200g, 1 whole potato, 1 bowl or rice,...
  15. Thread: 5/3/1 Noob

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    The 40lb increase in DL might be doable but...

    The 40lb increase in DL might be doable but really I don't think 5/3/1 is geared towards "I want to gain X amount in my lifts within Y months". Not saying it can't be used that way of course, great...
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    Fasting has improved my mood and clarity by quite...

    Fasting has improved my mood and clarity by quite a bit. I also take Alpha GPC (Choline) but I'm not sure if it's doing anything other than supplementing my B-vitamins.
  17. You and I seem to be similar in body measurements...

    You and I seem to be similar in body measurements so I'll list my stats and info:

    Age: 36
    Weight: 206
    Height: 6ft
    BF% based on handheld omron: 15%

    I'm on a M-W-F split. Off days I do...
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    Heya, My pullups went down too and I found...

    Heya,

    My pullups went down too and I found that dedicating a day just to pull-ups and resting at least a day or two around it increased my reps significantly (from 0 last year, to 3 sets of 3 reps...
  19. Thread: Miso

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    +1 on miso

    +1 on miso
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    +1

    +1
  21. great post and very informative

    great post and very informative
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    congrats on the progress very cool

    congrats on the progress very cool
  23. should be fine so long as you increase calories...

    should be fine so long as you increase calories on the same days you lift. Though that means on the days you IF (the way I understand it) you'll have to eat significantly bigger meals (+20% of...
  24. great post

    great post
  25. +1

    +1
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