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  1. Just got in from a 60 minute jog with the ol' Polar chest strap --- kept my heartrate at 135-140 bpm. This kind of cardio is good for increasing stroke volume without thickening the heart muscle itself.
  2. Just eat eggs & cauliflower
  3. Cool! Nice to see more compliant sausage that's not chicken.
  4. Are you doing a full reintro schedule? I wonder if with your stomach issues you'd benefit from one of the other protocols like AIP, low FODMAPs, or eliminating nightshades?
  5. Sulfites make these a no go:
  6. Something to consider: "Carbon dioxide in carbonated beverages induces ghrelin release and increased food consumption in male rats: Implications on the onset of obesity."
  7. Passed on the bench -- it was too small; as in, my head hung off the back! And I'm not tall, so this was just like a little baby bench. re: floor press & ROM, ya, the ROM is less, but how much less kinda depends on each person's physiology in terms of where their elbows hit the floor relative to the angle of their shoulders. Also, even with a shorter ROM you're still starting from below the normal "sticking point" of a flat bench press and then getting to go to full lockout. That, combined with the fact that there's no potential for bouncing off one's chest, or ability to use leg drive to assist, means there's less tradeoff for strength than it might first seem. Embarrassed how? I suppose it would depend on what your reasons were for doing one. I can imagine what you mean in certain contexts -- like, someone could say, c'mon, you need a program from the internet to tell you not to eat a chocolate bar??
  8. @ladyshanny ya, could be the saliclyates
  9. Looking at a weight bench from Craigslist today! I have a rack but have just been benching from the floor like this: It's ok but it will be nice to have a real bench.
  10. Fantastic! The "why" is the most important part regarding ANY goal!
  12. Some threads you may find helpful:
  13. lol I didn't even have to open the thread to know my answer was going to be "yes"
  14. Our focus for May is "Training and Healthy Movement" Training could be full-on exercise like weight training (good list here: and elliptical machines. Could be training for a race. Could be sport-specific stuff like rock climbing or jiu jitsu. Healthy movement could be yoga, tai chi, or stretching. Could be hiking or walking along the beach. Could also be taking the stairs instead of the escalator, or parking further away in a parking lot on purpose. Anybody use a Fitbit to monitor daily steps or other metrics? I've started running stairs again, and lifting weights as well. Been since October when I had the car wreck, and it's crazy how capacity diminishes if you don't maintain it.