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    I saw a few references to "intentions" in various...

    I saw a few references to "intentions" in various threads -- but never caught what they are. Can you please send me a pointer. I'm always up for trying something new with my assistant exercises to...
  2. Those are small weight fluctuations in the...

    Those are small weight fluctuations in the overall scheme of things. Probably mostly fluids and if you are lucky the exercise is creating new muscle that will only help you in the long run. If you...
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    I would replace two of the cardio sessions with...

    I would replace two of the cardio sessions with resistance training. Also, up the carbs to 100-150 at dinner on the 3 workout days.
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    Bastardized 5/3/1 cycle 3, week 3 (5/3/1), Workout B

    Still hanging on after 11 weeks. Exceeded the last set of 5/3/1 with 3 reps for chest press, 12 for rows and 2 for trap bar deadlift. Will even need to increase the weight on rows by 10 pounds next...
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    You need to be eating enough food and getting...

    You need to be eating enough food and getting enough sleep. Stress or health problems will also affect you regardless of diet as will caffeine and other things like that.
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    Yes on grass fed butter -- cooking, coffee and...

    Yes on grass fed butter -- cooking, coffee and condiment. Limit cheese to aged.
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    Are you saying that you shouldn't be walking...

    Are you saying that you shouldn't be walking around in your backyard where there are bees -- or that reading somehow caused the bee to sting you?

    I've done a lot of walking around a dirt track at...
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    Magnesium, D3, K2, creatine and I also do whey...

    Magnesium, D3, K2, creatine and I also do whey isolate before and after workouts.
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    They are tasty and healthy. They are are also...

    They are tasty and healthy. They are are also high calorie, so you just have to exercise constraint. I have large jars of pecans, walnuts, almonds and cashews that I snack on in limited quantity --...
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    Bastardized 5/3/1 cycle 3, week 3 (5/3/1), Workout A

    Another great workout -- exceeded the last set of 5/3/1 with 4 reps for squats, 5 for pull-downs and 2 for press. I noticed that I was going below parallel for all of my squat working sets, but was...
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    I do inclines with dumbbells as a 5/3/1...

    I do inclines with dumbbells as a 5/3/1 assistance exercise -- but do higher volume 5x15 at low weight to minimize stresses on the joints. I do get nervous when I do higher weights and lower reps.
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    Bastardized 5/3/1 cycle 3, week 2 (3/3/3), Workout B

    Another great workout -- exceeded the last set of 3/3/3 with 6 reps for machine chest press, 10 for machine rows, and 6 for trap bar dead lift. Also, getting a nice burn going on the last 5-6 reps of...
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    Yup. I drop about 8 pounds just by going lower...

    Yup. I drop about 8 pounds just by going lower carb -- and that happens in less than a week.
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    I did a little more Googling after Revelation's...

    I did a little more Googling after Revelation's reply around glycogen. Here are the various reasons that I've seen:

    - glycogen increases protein synthesis (glycogen allows more water to enter the...
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    Carbs for recovery -- what is the mechanism?

    We all know that carbs are required for recovery, but what is the mechanism? Protein is easy to understand for building muscle, but carbs?
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    I don't know if I felt like crap, but for the first 6 months or so after quitting wheat I would have digestive problems. After a year and a half I can have a beer or even something made with flour...
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    Add some barbell squats and dead lifts to the mix...

    Add some barbell squats and dead lifts to the mix and the animals in your neighborhood might not be safe.:eek:
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    Bastardized 5/3/1 cycle 3, week 2 (3/3/3)

    I'm liking squats much more than I thought I would. I'm still a big fail on the press. My spreadsheet may have been a bit off. My shoulders really have a long way to go.

    5/3/1 program exercises...
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    Bastardized 5/3/1 cycle 3, week 1 (5/5/5)

    Falling behind on tracking my workouts, so this is last weeks Monday and Thursday lifting sessions -- plus weekend riding.

    This is my first week using barbells for overhead press and was a fail. I...
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    Sometimes part of the problem is sitting too...

    Sometimes part of the problem is sitting too much. A stand-up desk or walking around regularly would help that.
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    Soak the almonds and see if that helps. Sent...

    Soak the almonds and see if that helps.

    Sent from my Nexus 7 using Marks Daily Apple Forum mobile app
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    My routine takes anywhere from 1:00 - 1:15 and...

    My routine takes anywhere from 1:00 - 1:15 and that includes both warm-up and working sets. I do a 3 minute rest for primary 5/3/1 exercises and 60-90 seconds for assistance exercises. There is...
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    then maybe you're not getting enough cals and...

    then maybe you're not getting enough cals and that is slowing your metabolism. The sodium business sounds like red herring.
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    Recovery is key. I started 5/3/1 variation a...

    Recovery is key.

    I started 5/3/1 variation a couple of months ago and it is working great for me in my 50s. I do a 2 day split with 2-4 days between workouts for recovery. I also found that I...
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    Bastardized 5/3/1 cycle 2, week 4 (deload), workout A-B

    This was deload week and I really needed a break. I did the minimal 5/3/1 program only and even skipped the trap bar dead lift this week. I did everything in one short workout.

    In preparation for...
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