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    Power Index?

    I'm having a brain fart. Several years ago, my high school strength/conditioning teacher had the class figure out how powerful we were based on our height, weight, and maximal lifts in a few specific...
  2. Interesting. Irradiation is the term for it....

    Interesting. Irradiation is the term for it. Thank you for providing a stepping stone into the direction that I am looking for!
  3. thumbless grip vs closed grip: bench press

    It has been discussed in my education and in Mark Rippetoe's book, "Starting Strength," that a thumbless grip on the bench is inferior to the closed grip for many reasons. The reason I am most...
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    1) Well, the customer can man up and experience 3...

    1) Well, the customer can man up and experience 3 seconds of awful taste, if that's what it takes to get a good/effective product in their system.

    2) You're missing the whole point. This specific...
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    Fun fact: muscle is primarily made of water;...

    Fun fact: muscle is primarily made of water; >70%, if you want a number to look at. I noticed that you said you have a high carb diet. Carbohydrates increase water retention. For about every gram of...
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    Depends on your goals."Bulking up" is for adding...

    Depends on your goals."Bulking up" is for adding muscle, whereas "cutting" is for making muscles visible. If your intention is to add muscle, cutting is not necessary beforehand.
  7. I may suggest an upper/lower body split. Ex:...

    I may suggest an upper/lower body split.

    Ex:
    Upperbody
    Rest
    Lowerbody
    Rest
    Upperbody
    Rest
    Lowerbody
  8. A few months on a workout routine is generally a...

    A few months on a workout routine is generally a long period of time, considering the body adapts to regimens within about 3-8 weeks, depending on the experience of lifting. If you are experiencing a...
  9. Stoppani and his 1-2 g/lbs of BW claim

    Stoppani usually preaches credible information. However, today he made a claim stating new research suggests you need to at least be consuming 1 gram of protein per pound of body weight, all the way...
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    21988 Here is a nice little visual guide that...

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    Here is a nice little visual guide that may be helpful. You'll have to click on the image to enlarge it, I do not know how to make it any bigger.
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    You forgot the part where I said in some cases....

    You forgot the part where I said in some cases. Please do not edit my scripts.
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    Someone please show me where I said something...

    Someone please show me where I said something about supplements taking over an entire diet.
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    I see. On the subject of B vitamins then. Some...

    I see. On the subject of B vitamins then. Some people have trouble digesting and absorbing B12 from foods. Would a B12 supplement be superior in this case?

    Also, I believe I've read B9 has twice...
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    Replies and quotes do not make something relevant...

    Replies and quotes do not make something relevant to an initial post.
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    I said in some cases. Obviously, real food will...

    I said in some cases. Obviously, real food will prevail in other cases. Your comment is irrelevant.
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    So what you're saying is the only reason why food...

    So what you're saying is the only reason why food is more favored is because it provides a small portion of other nutrients?
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    food vs supps

    It's been pounded into my head that food is ALWAYS better than supplements. I understand that food is great. But supplements have also been proven to be great. And in some cases, I would think that...
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    You are not the first person to have told me...

    You are not the first person to have told me this. I am not completely sure on what the reason for this is either. Rows most certainly are a great back exercise. I guess if you do not feel it in your...
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    I may suggest adding lat pulldowns, with various...

    I may suggest adding lat pulldowns, with various grips.

    You could try lat pulldowns with a v-grip:

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    A parallel grip:

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    The whole "at least 1 gram per pound of...

    The whole "at least 1 gram per pound of bodyweight" is a misinterpretation of what is true. Research suggests, for those looking to put on muscle mass, the optimal range for protein intake is 1.6 g -...
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    Unfortunately, you do not get to decide which...

    Unfortunately, you do not get to decide which specific body regions get to lose fat. If that were the case, an infinite amount of bench press repetitions would be the best prescription. But life is...
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    Unflavored BCAAs are top 5 nastiest flavors I've...

    Unflavored BCAAs are top 5 nastiest flavors I've ever tasted.

    I would say the average gym attendee has not heard of HICA, Nootropics, Synephrine, or Theacrine, therefore making these ingredients...
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    I don't think flavoring is necessary. Some may....

    I don't think flavoring is necessary. Some may. Regardless, legit doses aren't hard to come by either. You can get 250 servings of beta alanine (2 g a serving) for $15-$20. You could get 200 servings...
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    I fully agree with you. This is why I find...

    I fully agree with you. This is why I find creating one's own supplement is the best route.
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    Cool. But the dude is looking for cost-effective....

    Cool. But the dude is looking for cost-effective. Creatine mono would work just fine for this man. If he is really interested in having NO flow through his body, there are more cost-effective...
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    I knew this sounded stupid, but thank you for...

    I knew this sounded stupid, but thank you for confirming it.
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    Never said they didn't work. Simply stating a...

    Never said they didn't work. Simply stating a consumer does not have to have them in their supplement. Similar results can be seen with creatine mono. Which a consumer may find more cost-effective.
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    This was just an example. One of the pluses of...

    This was just an example. One of the pluses of making your own preworkout is deciding if such an ingredient is even necessary in your own concoction.
  29. Should B-alanine be a Prewokout Supplement?

    This is not a post to say that B-alanine does not work. This is a post to debate whether it needs to be taken as a preworkout supplement or a supplement that can be taken at any time, much like...
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    The best thing about being your age AND beginning...

    The best thing about being your age AND beginning a workout plan is that you will experience gains very quickly. If you have a pull up bar at home, it would be very useful. However, very little can...
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    I feel like you are relying too much on creatine...

    I feel like you are relying too much on creatine for results. Yes, creatine mono is one of the best supplements you can take for increasing mass. But you will also need to be in a caloric surplus...
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    The best way to burn fat isn't solely one type of...

    The best way to burn fat isn't solely one type of exercise, but a combination of them. Implementing cardio into your routine would certainly be more beneficial than just resistance training alone.
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    If you want the best/cost-effective preworkout,...

    If you want the best/cost-effective preworkout, you make your own. Buying the ingredients separately will be easier on the wallet in the long run AND you know the amount the you are consuming. For...
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    "hard" muscle vs "soft" muscle

    I guess my question is, does this concept make sense?

    I know of someone who believes that eating a "clean" diet (little complex carbs, lots of protein, little fat) will result in muscles feeling...
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    simple vs complex carbs

    If all carbs eventually get digested into monosaccharides in the body, does it matter if we consume simple or complex carbs?
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