"Although I prefer to run on wooded trails, I stay out of them when it's dark. Not worth the risk of tripping or even running off the path! In the warmer months there's also the additional risk of running into bears. I've…"
"In my experience it depends on the prof's personal preference. Having been a grad student myself, most profs that I know prefer to be called by first name (applies to colleagues, grad students, undergrads). If you are contacting a prof for the…"
"Yusuf- thanks for the great response. You don't sound snobbish at all :-) Yes I am a natural lifter and agree that strength is more important than size. The improvements in strength (compared to size) were the most noticeable over the past…"
"Ultimately progress goes back to increasing overall volume (total weight moved; sets x reps x weight used) and how well you can recover from it(based on the realities of your lifestyle). Understandably, with the time you've put in the…"
"Outdoor shirtless season is officially over for us up north (other than the die hards :p). Was in tights and 2 shirts plus a beanie and gloves for my run this afternoon. Though it was sunny, it didn't get much above 0 today and…"
"Yes, there are studies that show T-levels do increase after a workout but as I've said, it is only temporary. The effect also seems to be more pronounced in younger than older guys, which makes sense as T levels decrease with age.
"No..it's a myth! Sex or masturbation does not deplete T levels so it will not ruin your workout gains. However having a high sex drive is the result of high T levels. T levels do go up right after a workout but it is only temporary."
"Thanks guys for the responses. I'm looking for some general ideas as to where to go next in my fitness program so this is a start. Sounds like I have to change up the exercises that I'm currently doing."
"I don't have specific advice for the plateaus your facing. In the past when I have hit those places I start doing different exercises. I will also point you to the Lean Gains site. I've not spent a lot of time on it but I know folks who…"
"Nice progress and a decent goal. It may be time to mix it all up. Here's some thoughts.
~6 weeks from now to New Years.
~6 weeks from New Years to Lent.
~6 weeks of Lent til spring.
Run a mass building program now when you're…"
"Good question...Admittedly I did not have a specific goal in mind when I started other than to gain muscle mass while staying lean.
But now having some experience and stats, my current goals are to add another 5-10 lbs of lean muscle while…"
Hey guys, just want to find out some strategies to overcome plateaus in my training progression (specifically bodybuilding). I have been lifting seriously for muscle mass gains since late January of this year and have been noticing improvements in both strength and size over the past few months. Although I am relatively new to bodybuilding, I have incorporated core/strength training as supplemental training for a sport over the past few years (distance running). Currently I am not training…See More
"Yes, I think this is disturbing too but it is not a new phenomenon as it is already happening in advertising geared towards women and girls (e.g. Victoria Secret). More exposed flesh, more $$! Note that in many of these ads, photoshop is often used…"
"You are exactly right Ge. Despite my cheap living conditions currently, living expense is something that I have in the past made the mistake of indulging in as I tell myself 'i'll eventually have enough to cover it'. I always want to…"
"Interesting. It never came to mind the guilt of moving back in with him. Thank you for that point. I am spending the money very wisely... pretty much solely on my daily food.
He knows I will pay him back, but i've been saying I will for a while…"
"The admissibility of the evidence obtained after an illegal search based on Fourth Amendment grounds was in dispute. The court ruled it's a-ok to admit illegally obtained evidence because the officer who obtained it is an incompetent tool.