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  2. That's strange that your country doesn't have cottage cheese. It's a very popular heathy low fat food here in the US...Been around forever...The strange thing is that it's not really cheese. Like the kind you put on a sandwich...it's in a small tub and is a milky soft substance made from bacteria. I know it sounds gross and a lot of people can't stomach it...like I said. I can't eat it unless it's covered in some other flavor like fruit or honey. But it is a high slow digesting protein. A great night time snack to feed your muscles for several hours and it's also loaded with aminos.
  3. I still can't find or translate cottage cheese in France/French! The only stuff that I believed to be the equivalent was around 8% protein.
  4. Per muscle group, not counting the warm up sets. Usually 4 exercizes of 4 sets. Yeah but you're a monster! lol I seem to get better results in the 6-10 rep range. I do the 12-6 pyramid quite often.
  5. Exactly. Plus we are all different in our abilities to recover, how much sleep and nutrients we get. Your body is going to tell you sooner or later when too much is TOO MUCH.
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  7. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16516826 TESTOSTERONE HELPS OPIOID PATIENTS J Pain. 2006 Mar;7(3):200-10. Open-label pilot study of testosterone patch therapy in men with opioid-induced androgen deficiency. Daniell HW, Lentz R, Mazer NA. Department of Family Practice, University of California Davis Medical School, Redding, California, USA. We conducted a 24-week open-label pilot study of testosterone (T) patch therapy in 23 men with opioid-induced androgen deficiency (OPIAD). The T dosage was 5 mg/day for the first 12 weeks and 7.5 mg/day for the second 12 weeks. Seven subjects discontinued prematurely: 4 for noncompliance, 2 for skin irritation and 1 for hepatitis C treatment. In the “completers” population (n = 16), mean (SD) free T levels (normal range 52 to 280 pg/mL) were 28.5 (18.6) pg/mL at baseline, 72.8 (29.6) pg/mL on 5 mg/day (P < .001 vs. baseline), and 120.2 (69.5) pg/mL on 7.5 mg/day (P < .001 vs. baseline and P < .01 vs. 5 mg/day). Total T, dihydrotestosterone, and estradiol showed parallel changes. Sex hormone-binding globulin levels were elevated at baseline and decreased modestly with treatment (P < .05 vs. baseline at 5 mg/day; P < .01 vs. baseline at 7.5 mg/day). Luteinizing hormone levels were in the low-normal range at baseline and suppressed markedly with treatment (P < .001 vs. baseline at both doses). Androgen deficiency symptoms (ADSQ), sexual function (Watts SFQ), mood (PGW, depression (BDI-II), and hematocrit levels showed improvement during treatment, generally more so at the 7.5 mg/day dosage (P < .001 vs. baseline for most parameters). Pain scores (BPI-SF) decreased slightly on 7.5 mg/day (interference score: P < .05 vs. baseline and 5 mg/day); the use of opioids did not change appreciably. The testosterone patches were generally well tolerated. PERSPECTIVE: Long-acting opioid preparations suppress the hypothalamic-pituitary-gonadal axis in men and produce a symptomatic state of opioid-induced androgen deficiency (OPIAD). Testosterone patch therapy at a dose of 7.5 mg/day normalizes hormone levels and appears to improve a number of quality of life parameters (eg, sexual function, well-being, mood) in men with OPIAD.
  8. For anyone who hates cottage cheese: I cant eat plain cottage cheese.. I dont know why by I hate it. But if I mix it with certain things it taste great. Like a desert treat. Mix it with sugar-free Jell-O - it tastes amazing! - you can blend it or chop it up Mix it with PB Mix it with Splenda/Equal/or any other sweetner Mix it with fruits (If you don't care about carbs - it's a full meal) My favorite is pinapple. Blend it with a diet soda - make sure it does not contain phosphiric acid My favorite is cottage cheese drizzled with pure honey on it...Excellent.
  9. Everyone trains differently but I dont think 16 sets is to much. Its only 4 sets doing 4 different exercises on that one body part...I like to constantly change things up and do lower sets and back to high sets to keep the muscle growing. But if on cycle you cant over train...But it all comes down to what works for you. Do you find yourself getting better results doing high sets? or high reps? Or doing lows sets? or low reps with more weight? Or get the best results and do both?
  10. Day 6 Delts Dumbell front shoulder raises 4 sets of 20 reps supersetting with upright rows 4 sets of 20 to 12 . Shoulder raises 4 sets of 20 to 12 Standing dumbell pushpress 4 sets of 20 to 12 Shrugs with dumbells 6 sets of 20 to 16
  11. Is this 16 sets of one exercise or muscle group? If it's one exercise (say, flat bench) I'd agree that 16 sets is too much. If it's a muscle group and you do 1 to 2 warm up sets followed by 3 or 4 different exercises with 3 to 4 sets, I think you're good.
  12. I can't seem to find the 'Training' forum. So I stuck this here: My training volume is not the same when on cycle as when off cycle. Off cycle I'm at 12 sets to failure on large bodyparts with perhaps one drop set. 8-9 sets for small bodyparts. This is usually a 3 day/week program. On cycle I go 16 sets to failure on large bodyparts with a drop set at the end of nearly every excersize (3-4 drops). I do 12 sets on smaller bodyparts all 2/3 drops. This is usually a 4-5 day/week program. Now that I've been off for a few weeks after my 6week cycle (Prop/NPP/Dbol), I have cut back to my lesser volume training. I feel a lot better. I feel less fatigued and my appetite has come back. A brother on here mentioned that 16 sets is too much, even on cycle. I'm wondering if he's right. Opinions?
  13. Shush..... That's the after-hours portion of the gym membership. Just don't let my wife know.
  14. Oh it's for kids. I was thinking he had girls jumping around in there while he worked out.
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  16. Thank you! I will follow up in a week with the status. From what I have read they (the doctors) are stuck. They can't figure out how to treat it at all. Not to slow down the progression or anything. My dog is only 6 months old. He is between 40 and 50 pounds right now. I'm hoping they find out it's something treatable but the end result is it will be DM if everything else gets ruled out. Thank you again.
  17. Degeneration of the white matter in humans can be stopped with increasing cholesterol and b12. SO liver is a great choice. The muscles and brain component are treated with acetylcholine (apex brand sells acetyl flow spray), which also stops nueral myo degeneration and helps alzheimers. PQQ has shown to stop brain cell degn, and glutathione sources, such as NAC, can actually stop the progression. This is a protocol I use for all progressive nerve muscle dss. IGF LR has also been shown very useful. But I cant comment on dosages....as dont know if its a big shepard you have or other. Also can check for lyme. CD 57 blood test.
  18. I've benefited from this "It's the first of the year let's start working out" phenomenon. I've had guys at work as if I'd sell any of my equipment, I tell them everything is for sale if the price is right. So I've been able to sell off some older stuff and upgrade a few years in a row. Needless to say 6 months later they aren't using the stuff they bought from me.
  19. I need yr opinion guys , i am trying this method now and i need some feedback . Basic concept of sarcoplasmic hypertrophy is time under tension which is just longer set that saturates muscle with nutrient rich blod . Iam 43 now and with longevity in mind heavy weights aren't option anymore so i want to give it a try. Denis James twisted that concept a little formulating his own aproach and lately John Meadows added few things as well so idea is clear . What i've been experimenting with is nutrition around training and suplements and its hit and miss . I use 5mg of cialis , 8g of l-arginine with essesntial aminos before training plus concotion of cream of rice which yelds 60g easy digestable carbs mixed with 30g of whey isolate protein and pump is unreal but here is the kicker , i can't duplicate it every session , any ideas ?
  20. My dog might have degenerative myelopathy. We are waiting to rule out anything else it could be. I wanted to reach out to you guys to see if anyone might know anything about treating this illness. Please share any ideas and I will share them with the doctor or try them myself if everything else fails. Thank you
  21. Here is one of my keto meals Things Needed 8oz Chicken Breast 1 cup Stirfry Vegetables 2 Packets of Splenda 1/2 tablespoon Olive Oil 1 dash of ginger 1 dash of black pepper A few squirts of soysauce Cook the chicken as you normally would. Then chop into small chunks. In a bowl mix the two packets of splenda, ginger, black pepper, 1/4 tablespoon of olive oil, and a few squirts of soy sauce. Fry veggies with remaining olive oil, then throw the chicken chunks into the hot pan then dump in the sauce. Stir around for a bit then serve. Each makes one serving that has 270 Calories 10.5 grams of fat 6 grams of carbs 36 grams of protein
  22. Day 5---Chest Bench Press 5 sets of 10 reps Bench Press 5 sets of 6 reps Pyramid set bench press by increasing weight with each set with reps 10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1 then going back with reps 2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9-10 with no rest between the sets.
  23. Yesterday was a holiday in the US, and the unofficial "Oh yeah, I joined a gym" day. It was crazy busy at the place I go. Luckily, my bench was next to a big Samoan guy who motivated me to push a little harder. I quit trying to keep up with him when he pressed out 325 for six.
  24. Hahaha, Thanks for the replys!!!
  25. This is really delicious and a favorite for when i am cutting up: Take 5-6 oz fresh salmon, place it on 3 slices of lemon and put it on a double sheet of aluminum foil. Sprinkle the salmon with some olive oil, lemon juice and oregano. Place another sheet of aluminum foil on top and close it up in a pocket. Place it in the oven for 20 min and serve! The steam from within the pocket cooks the salmon which is great, it makes it very tender and juicy!
  26. Day 4---Leg day Leg Extensions 5 sets of 20 Seated Hamstring Leg curls 5 sets of 20 Body weight bent knee calf raises squeezing at the top 5 sets of 40
  27. It's funny I see the same people show up at my gym every new years for two weeks then they're gone. People need to chill when they first start, they over do it and quit.
  28. I'm already noticing the gym thinning out,,its doesn't take long.
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