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Old 01-15-2008, 05:24 PM   #11
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Thanks Derek,
I'm coming from a old bodybuilding background. Believe it or not, I'm taking a lot less supplements these days than I did 5 years ago. My staples are fishoil, flaxseed oil, cla, and joint stuff. I'm not a young man anymore.

Thanks for the invite. After reading Greg's posts on xfit, I had to get over here and learn. I'm very very interested in Oly lifting even though I doubt I'll ever compete. I just to make myself a better athlete for my sport.

All the best,
Arden

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Old 01-15-2008, 08:20 PM   #12
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Are the BCAA's you guys are taking dissolve easily in the drinks you put them in? The kind I have does not dissolve well and gives the drinks a very (for lack of a better word) nutty taste.
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Old 01-16-2008, 03:35 AM   #13
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Kevin,

Here is what Greg reccomends. http://www.performancemenu.com/daily...ily&dailyID=54

I run out and forget to order and end up picking up whatever the GNC has up the street from my house. I really need to order 2 at a time so I am always ahead. Good stuff.
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Old 01-16-2008, 08:59 AM   #14
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Arden that is some serious PWO regimentation.

BTW welcome to the PM forums.
Man someone must have left the backdoor open again!

More likely Arden chopped his way through. Derek, this guy outdoes every single Oly PR I have when he's just "practicing" and learning the lifts.

Oh yeah and welcome to the PM forums.
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Old 01-16-2008, 11:07 AM   #15
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Man someone must have left the backdoor open again!

More likely Arden chopped his way through. Derek, this guy outdoes every single Oly PR I have when he's just "practicing" and learning the lifts.

Oh yeah and welcome to the PM forums.
c'mon Allen, In reality, I must outweigh you by a good 80 pounds. I do have to admit that I'm tired of "reverse power curling" and "straight legged straight armed front raises overhead." The form will come. I hope. Another reason I'm here. Looks awesome. I just hope I can contribute.

Thanks so much for the kind words.

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Old 01-17-2008, 07:57 AM   #16
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Man someone must have left the backdoor open again!

More likely Arden chopped his way through. Derek, this guy outdoes every single Oly PR I have when he's just "practicing" and learning the lifts.

Oh yeah and welcome to the PM forums.
I am with you Allen. I have followed Arden not only on the xFit boards but in his sport as well for many years.

I was coaching a buddy of mine (who happens to be silly strong) on the C&J and I had 95 LB's on the bar and that is exactly what he did he bent over stood up, reverse curled and pressed. He looked at me and said that really isn't too complicated. Oh well I tried.
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Old 01-17-2008, 08:08 AM   #17
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he bent over stood up, reverse curled and pressed. He looked at me and said that really isn't too complicated. Oh well I tried.
Wait...wait....wait....hold on....let me get this straight.....how do I put it....ummmmm.....there's another way to do that? Damn......my world has just been turned upside down.
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Old 05-18-2008, 11:51 AM   #18
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I'm playing with the IF concept a bit. Normally I don't eat in the AM, having only a late lunch and dinner on the weekdays (now throwing in a 24-hour fast one day a week). I think the crux of IF benefits lies in the intermittent *calorie* intake, not necessarily on a lack of micronutrient supplementation during the fasting time.

I'm taking the creatine and BCAAs on a very empty stomach in the morning in my herbal tea, with various other minerals, some lipoic acid, and the asparagus extract (5g powder extracted from 1/2 pound of organic asparagus), after my coffee. So, tons of nutrition with only a *tiny* handful of calories. The exact opposite of what most SAD people are getting.

I understand IF purists may not like it, but it's what I'm testing out. Someone posted a study link a while back about rats and adding leucine+phenylalanine to their IF protocol and noting improved body comp and mass gain. So I'm trying something "similar" with creatine and BCAAs.

All of my other supplements (including fish oil and CLO) are taken with my big dinner.
Any update on how this is working out?
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Old 05-18-2008, 05:24 PM   #19
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Ari,
It's working fine. No complaints! I have stopped the BCAAs simply due to $$ reasons, as well as only taking my other supplements every other day (a nod to both saving $$ and supplementing "IF-style"). Any specific questions?

If you've seen my training log here, I'm definitely progressing strength-wise and I have no injuries to complain about.
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Old 05-19-2008, 07:18 AM   #20
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I've been enjoying Scivation's Xtend (no it's not a male enhancement supp, it's BCAAs with Citrulina Malate) and it's mixable and palatable. Some before, some added to my pwo shake as well.
I had some ON unflavored B, well, I still do b/c they're undrinkably gross.
But I chime in with saying the Xtend seems to do me well. Look for it on sale, it's more than I usually like to pay.
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