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  1. Here's another one, FWIW. ENDO: Paleo Diet Alters Biomarkers - Blood tests show decreased risk for insulin resistance http://www.medpagetoday.com/meetingcoverage/endo/57231
  2. Hmmm. I'm surprised I said that. On further reflection, I was ambiguous. I did not mean that whole30 is always too extreme for all newbies. Rather, what I meant was that for some newbies - i.e. those who may need to transition more slowly - it may be too extreme. I'm not suggesting that newbies should avoid whole30.
  3. Well, I was wrong about my knee. It appears to be hamstring tendonitis. It seems that my body begins to rebel with tendonitis before I actually fail a lift at a given weight. This means that if I am going to avoid injuries, I need to make a switch before I fail a lift AND before I develop tendonitis. Part of the problem is that I weigh almost 300 lb. My knees are already lifting 100 excess lb. before I pick up a barbell. If my knees could talk, they would probably say that squatting 210 lb. feels like 310 lb. The other part of the problem is that I turn 55 in June. I'm not quite as invincibl
  4. Although not a big or long study, this is interesting: Metabolic and physiologic effects from consuming a hunter-gatherer (Paleolithic)-type diet in type 2 diabetesEur J Clin Nutr. 2015 Apr 1http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25828624
  5. Getting close to where I was with SL 5x5 when I switched to 5/3/1 (and everything went to hell from overuse and hammering nails). The R wrist and arm problems seem to be resolved. I'm dealing with a R knee issue, but that's probably from my weight and almost certainly not from lifting.
  6. Too much has been going on to summarize and, besides, I don't want to dwell on the negative. The good news is: (1) my wife recovered from her broken arm, sustained while walking two hound dogs alone, with no impairment of her ability to play violin professionally; (2) after two years of unemployment, followed by two years of part-time work, I finally converted my part-time job into full-time, i.e. I'm working full-time again for the first time in 4 years; and (3) today, I restarted my weight training with SL 5x5 at about 50% of my 5RM. I lost a lot of ground in the last few months and consider
  7. August 6, 2014 5/3/1, Cycle 3, Week 1 INDST#3 DL5x125 lb.5x155 5x185 5x2005x225 (oops! should have been 235; I forgot some plates)5x265
  8. August 5, 2014 5/3/1, Cycle 3, Week 1 #1 Squat 5x105 lb. 5x130 5x155 5x170 5x195 5x220 followed immediately by #2 OHP 5x55 lb. 5x70 5x85 5x905x1055x120 It felt good to start a new cycle.
  9. August 2, 2014 5/3/1, Cycle 2, Week 4 #4 bench -- deload #5 row -- deload
  10. I think I'm going to skip this next challenge and just keep on doing what I'm doing, which is pretty much the same as the last challenge, trying to avoid re-injury while continuing to make progress with 5/3/1. July 30, 2014 5/3/1, Cycle 2, Week 4 #1 squat -- deload #2 OHP -- deload #3 DL -- deload The plan for the next cycle is squat and OHP on Monday, DL on Wednesday, and bench and rows on Friday, with two days off each weekend. I was initially thinking that I would increase all lifts by 5 lb. only, but if Wednesday is DL only, then I should probably increase DL by 10 lb. I'll have to thi
  11. July 28, 2014 5/3/1, Cycle 2, Week 3 #4 bench 5x75 lb.5x955x1155x1453x1601x180 PR (albeit only a single) #5 row5x705x855x1005x1303x1451x160 (not even close to a PR; I did 9 of these when I was screwing up my R arm)
  12. July 25, 2014 5/3/1, Cycle 2, Week 3 INDST#3 DL5x120 lb.5x155 5x185 5x2303x2601x290 PR (albeit only a single) I was wary of the last one, so I took a couple of extra breaths in preparation (5 instead of 3) ... and then almost hyperventilated when I pushed with my feet. I won't do that again. In any event, I made it. I have some soreness in my R forearm, but it is opposite to the area injured a few months ago, so it is probably good soreness, not bad overuse.
  13. July 23, 2014 5/3/1, Cycle 2, Week 3 I took a couple extra days off because my knee did not feel right and, more importantly, my wife had a bad fall walking the dogs, broke her left arm, and banged up her ribs and a knee. She's in a lot of pain and has need of my nursing and chauffeur skills, such as they are. #1 Squat 5x100 lb. 5x130 5x155 5x190 3x215 1x240 PR (albeit only a single) followed immediately by #2 OHP 5x55 lb. 5x70 5x80 5x1003x1151x130 PR (albeit only a single)
  14. So, I guess this challenge is over. 1. A. I am back into a regular 5/3/1 routine. Not exactly what I described at the outset, but actually closer to a normal three-day schedule, plus rows on one of the days. Today, I began week 3 of the cycle 2 after slowly rehabbing my way back. 2. A. Again, I did not stick strictly to INDST, since I adopted a three-day schedule with two main lifts on two of the three days, but I have consistently resisted the urge to overdo it. 3. B+. I was probably 90-95% paleo on average during a typical week, some days better, some days worse. Overall grade: A-. I
  15. July 19, 2014 5/3/1, Cycle 2, Week 2 #4 bench 5x75 lb.5x955x1153x1353x1503x170 #5 row5x705x855x1003x1203x1353x155
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