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By gzt (Thu May 06, 2010 at 12:00:28 PM EST) gzt, lost in the cosmos, 70s big, creatine, whey, vacuum, star wars (all tags)
I'm considering "food" options.

I currently eat whey protein. It is an easy way to get additional protein without consuming absurd amounts of milk and meat (note: I often consume absurd amounts of milk and meat, but sometimes you do need to limit caloric intake or increase protein intake ever further). All in the quest of 70s big, you know. There is a website,, that sells absurdly cheap unflavored whey. However, it comes in 25# bags. That is a lot. If I were eating tons of it, that would take maybe 4 months. If I were not eating tons, it would take longer. I also don't know about quality, solubility, etc. On the other hand, there's conventional stuff, which is slightly more expensive, but it is a known quantity, comes in reasonable batches, has an edible flavor, and can have subscribe-and-save for more discounts. I'm taking creatine now, too. For more power. I can't add 15# per week to my squat forever, but I want to milk it for as long as I can, and that now means using creatine. I don't believe in anything else.

We ordered a vacuum cleaner. Canister, not upright. I was going to ask teh advices about it, but we went ahead and ordered. It might arrive today if Teh Wife is home to take delivery. We should also be getting a yoga mat soon (women are supposed to like yoga). We are such consumer whores.

Boss is in town, scheduled meeting from 11 to 12:30. Come on. When am I supposed to eat lunch? Seriously, guys. So I drank a quart of milk.

I need to review the end of Lost in the Cosmos so I can talk about it with Teh Wife.

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how often do you lift? by garlic (2.00 / 0) #1 Thu May 06, 2010 at 12:06:27 PM EST
and how?

Mostly curiousity. I've modified my exercise program from just running (so I don't die) to running and weight lifting and some core excercises, and wanted to see how it compared to get a feel for how much you disapproved...

3x per week by gzt (2.00 / 0) #3 Thu May 06, 2010 at 01:41:04 PM EST
squat each day. switch between bench press and overhead press each day. then switch between deadlifts and cleans/clean and jerks/snatches each day. right now I'm squatting 3 sets of 5, adding 5# each workout. benching or pressing 3 sets of 5, adding 2.5# each workout. generally add 10# each time to my deadlifts (1 set of 5), 5# to the cleans (5 sets of 3), still finding level on the clean and jerk, I do singles for that. today I'm squatting 365#x3x5, pressing 122.5#x3x5, and probably doing clean and jerks up to a max single of 225# (maybe a little more). When I can no longer add weight every time, I will have more complicated programming (heavy, medium, and light days, essentially).

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how long does this take? by garlic (2.00 / 0) #7 Thu May 06, 2010 at 05:23:16 PM EST

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a little more than an hour by gzt (2.00 / 0) #8 Thu May 06, 2010 at 05:24:57 PM EST
you have to warm up and take about 5 minutes between the work sets

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rest between sets by garlic (2.00 / 0) #9 Thu May 06, 2010 at 05:28:07 PM EST
is one thing I need to work on. I tend to jump from set to set, and then suddenly feel like I'm going to faint or vomit and have to be done.

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well, that wouldn't be a problem. by gzt (2.00 / 0) #10 Thu May 06, 2010 at 05:30:01 PM EST
when you're doing heavy sets of five on the squats, doing the next set too early just means you won't get all the reps, so you will collapse and die under the weight. it's a good idea to not die.

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I might could by barooo (2.00 / 0) #2 Thu May 06, 2010 at 01:18:25 PM EST
Go in on a big bag of that with you...

Last time I ordered ON natural (the kind without sucralose or aspartame or whatnot) from amazon it was no longer prime-eligible.  I'm low, I should check on what they have right now.  Teh wife already thinks it's absurd that I consume enough to buy those 5# tubs...  Buying a big old bag of it would be extra special.  Sometimes I try and hide how much of it I consume.  I've also offloaded some of it to here at work.  We have blenders, and almost everyone has a vat of some sort of eXtreme MMA approved molecularly refined powder at their desk.

man, i need a beefy taco now.
the normal stuff has silly additives? by gzt (2.00 / 0) #4 Thu May 06, 2010 at 01:47:02 PM EST
I missed that.

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Yeah by barooo (2.00 / 0) #5 Thu May 06, 2010 at 01:51:34 PM EST
I always read the label carefully.  Some people don't care about artificial sweeteners but I try and avoid them and the bodybuilder shit is really bad about it.   the ON whey (I think now it's called Gold Standard)  has some sort of nasty sweetener and way too much of it to boot.  The 100% Natural stuff is much better.

That is the stuff that I like.  But I'm not picky about flavor so if the pure protein stuff is unsweetened, better yet.

man, i need a beefy taco now.
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I just bought a small thing of ON cappucino whey by ObviousTroll (2.00 / 0) #6 Thu May 06, 2010 at 03:55:14 PM EST
 from amazon prime - of course, I don't apparently consume the stuff like you guys, I just noticed that livestrong says I never get enough protein and I wanted to supplement it.

I have to say, the stuff is miles better than Herbalife.

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Did you buy her an Oreck? by ammoniacal (2.00 / 0) #11 Thu May 06, 2010 at 09:28:00 PM EST
If you didn't buy her an Oreck, you're a bad husband and you should feel bad.

"To this day that was the most bullshit caesar salad I have every experienced..." - triggerfinger

she picked.... by gzt (2.00 / 0) #12 Thu May 06, 2010 at 09:45:09 PM EST
...and electrolux.

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Let us pray the Pimp's Prayer: by ammoniacal (2.00 / 0) #13 Fri May 07, 2010 at 12:08:29 AM EST
Lord, please pray for the soul of this bitch and guide my pimp hand and make it strong, Lord, so that she might learn a ho's place. Amen.

"To this day that was the most bullshit caesar salad I have every experienced..." - triggerfinger

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True Protein by CaptainZornchugger (2.00 / 0) #14 Fri May 07, 2010 at 10:01:57 AM EST
Is fantastic.  I can't recommend them highly enough.  No bullshit marketing, and you always know exactly what you're getting.  I lived off their custom mixes for a while when I didn't have time to eat food.  They also have flavorings and what not... if you're set on getting the unflavored bulk pack, you can buy flavoring powders from them separately and add it yourself.  I've had no problems with their powders keeping for months.

Their shipping is a bit high, though. 

"A Genius?! For 37 years I've practiced 14 hours a day, and now they call me a genius??" -- Pablo de Sarasate
yeah, the shipping is absurd. by gzt (2.00 / 0) #15 Fri May 07, 2010 at 10:03:54 AM EST
but, then, the thing is 25#.

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