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About rtalencar

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  • Birthday 06/14/1985

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  1. I'm not as active on here as many, and I know I'd be better off if I were, but I wanted to take a moment to thankyou for two key things this past year: I found this article, which turned me onto Nerd Fitness in the first place. It really speaks to me, and I re-read it often for inspiration. You quoted something I had said in the forums in one of your articles, and I realized how much I liked it. I really started being more active giving out advice after that, and I think it's made me a better person. Thank you.
  2. lose 75 lbs add 95 lbs to my squat and deadlift have my bench and press suck a little bit less make lots of money
  3. Can you do peanut butter? A spoonful of that every few hours is tasty as hell and wold hit your calorie goal as well.
  4. Volume worked wonders for me. I also do my overhead work before benching and saw improvements there as well. OHP is more impressive than bench in my eyes anyway, so I'm ok with my bench suffering a bit for it.
  5. I grew up in Manoa, no longer there anymore though, which sucks. I go back often.
  6. Good luck to you, and I hope you reach your goals. I'd suggest hitting the gym to lift rather than run on the treadmill, and go for a run outside on your off days instead. Beyond that, whatever your reasons for it, if it drives you more power to you. Just make sure you don't lose the motivation when that underlying reason for it fades.
  7. I always like rolling against folks who are lighter than me. I just lay on their head and choke them out.
  8. I'm currently in the process of working out a routine that is below (generally around 70-80%) my max. I like the idea of this as an intermediate lifter. As a beginner you should most definitely be going for as many as you can do every time.
  9. Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition, Diablo 3, and Black Ops 2
  10. If so that makes it a good resolution, no? I've had mixed success with them, though I do like them. My best was I lost a whole bunch of weight leading up to my wedding. The wedding was the motivator but the new year really kicked my drive into gear (I had 6 months). Failure, as with most things, came from a lack of willpower.
  11. Guessing that you're 30 (if you're younger it would be higher) your bmr is 1568.4. Your TDEE will be well above that given your activity level. I'd highly recommend upping your intake if all you get in is 1500.
  12. I hear what you're saying, and I do think I agree to some degree with parts of what he was saying. If you had to choose strictly between strength training and cardio for health and fitness, strength training is the best bang for your buck. Agreed. There are a lot of cardio bunnies out there that would see tremendous results if they would dedicate some time to a decent resistance training program. Agreed. Beyond that though, I'm in intense disagreement. Using tossing hay as your premise for strength training over cardio is laughable. You know what makes you stronger in that situation? TOSS
  13. The problem with using them for grip on a bar is that it can actually interfere with your grip, particularly at higher weights. Some people swear by them, but I could never figure out why.
  14. a) Have you checked with a doctor what's going on with your knee? Have you had someone check your lifting form to confirm that you're doing it right?
  15. I actually really disliked the article. The initial argument with bales of hay is that strength training is practical and endurance training is worthless. Well I work at a computer for 8-12 hours a day, and come home to play video games on my computer. Strength is also a sham if all I care about is the bare necessities. But I don't just care about the bare necessities. With a 400+ squat and pull and a 250+ bench you can still get out of breath walking up a couple flights of stairs. How do I know that? Because I've been in that scenario. The solution there isn't just to improve my stren
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