Workout/Lifting Thread and Health Thread

Automatik Senior Member
15,737 posts 93 reps Joined Nov 2009
Thu, Feb 15, 2018 3:02 PM
posted by Commander of Awesome

That is 100% BS and Rogan is a conspiracy theory idiot.

Sidenote: I love the episodes regarding cataclysms and ancient civilizations. 

I'm mostly interested in trying it for before sleep.

Verbal Kint Senior Member
1,062 posts 14 reps Joined Jul 2017
Thu, Feb 15, 2018 3:03 PM
posted by Automatik

Sidenote: I love the episodes regarding cataclysms and ancient civilizations. 

I'm mostly interested in trying it for before sleep.

Wouldn't chamomile be cheaper and more scientifically proven?

Automatik Senior Member
15,737 posts 93 reps Joined Nov 2009
Thu, Feb 15, 2018 3:08 PM

I take melatonin occassionally. It gives me wild dreams. 

I'm just curious to see if anyone here has tried Alpha Brain. 

24,621 posts 243 reps Joined May 2010
Thu, Feb 15, 2018 4:33 PM
posted by justincredible

No.

yeah not worth it

Verbal Kint Senior Member
1,062 posts 14 reps Joined Jul 2017
Thu, Feb 15, 2018 8:28 PM
posted by Automatik

I take melatonin occassionally. It gives me wild dreams. 

I'm just curious to see if anyone here has tried Alpha Brain. 

I read somewhere that the body will stop making melatonin if it is taken artificially, I used to take it, but stopped after reading that

 

iclfan2 Reppin' the 330/216/843
9,465 posts 79 reps Joined Nov 2009
Thu, Feb 15, 2018 8:33 PM
posted by Verbal Kint

I read somewhere that the body will stop making melatonin if it is taken artificially, I used to take it, but stopped after reading that

 

That doesn’t seem correct, maybe if it’s abused. I take it occasionally and don’t sleep any worse (I sleep like shit regardless) without it

BR1986FB Senior Member
27,923 posts 112 reps Joined Feb 2010
Fri, Feb 16, 2018 9:54 AM

Doc told me a couple of years ago I'd be facing a double knee replacement (currently bone on bone) but this new treadmill has been working like a champ. Absorption on this thing has pretty much taken away the constant pain in my knees. Keeping my fingers crossed this keeps up.

Automatik Senior Member
15,737 posts 93 reps Joined Nov 2009
Mon, Feb 19, 2018 2:01 PM

I mentioned it before, probably on the previous forum, but I've been dealing with on and off knee stiffness for around 2 years now.

I went to PT last year and it helped, but I quit when I realized it was becoming a waste of time/money and I could do the exercises at home. A lot of them were balance related and it helped. 

So recently the stiffness is back and for the hell of it I started learning how to use a balance board....my gf has a knockoff "indo board." It's pretty damn fun, but difficult to learn. I flew off of it a few times, but I'm getting the hang of it. I'm thinking of getting one with an angled "rock" under it to go more side to side to replicate snowboarding. 

Automatik Senior Member
15,737 posts 93 reps Joined Nov 2009
Tue, Mar 6, 2018 10:06 AM

Tightened the diet up as of last week. Strict IF during the week, loose counting of macros, the works.

I work for a baked goods company and lately the amount of trash I've been consuming is absurd. I'm trying out a local meal prep service for lunch.It's somewhat pricey but surprisingly damn good. Options for lunch are very slim where I work and I don't have the time to prep.

 

Also been getting my lunk on at a nearby Planet Fitness. My gf is a member, free guests always. Wow, it's pretty bad. Nice, but the equipment selection really sucks. Cardio area is 80% of the gym, no flat benches at all. It's still better than my apartment gym and a block away, so I'll keep it up for now.

like_that 1st Team All-PWN
29,228 posts 309 reps Joined Apr 2010
Tue, Mar 6, 2018 10:34 AM
posted by Automatik

Tightened the diet up as of last week. Strict IF during the week, loose counting of macros, the works.

I work for a baked goods company and lately the amount of trash I've been consuming is absurd. I'm trying out a local meal prep service for lunch.It's somewhat pricey but surprisingly damn good. Options for lunch are very slim where I work and I don't have the time to prep.

 

Also been getting my lunk on at a nearby Planet Fitness. My gf is a member, free guests always. Wow, it's pretty bad. Nice, but the equipment selection really sucks. Cardio area is 80% of the gym, no flat benches at all. It's still better than my apartment gym and a block away, so I'll keep it up for now.

I don't think you could pay me to work out at planet fitness.  Do you cook most of your dinners?  I do the cooking, so I normally make enough to take for lunch the next day.  Makes it a lot easier than MEAL PREP SUNDAYS imo. 

Automatik Senior Member
15,737 posts 93 reps Joined Nov 2009
Tue, Mar 6, 2018 10:41 AM

Yes, I cook all the time, and I do that when I can. Lately I've been working long hours, so just not enough time. I have a healthy spot near my so I go there a lot after workouts. I don't do the meal prep thing, maybe for a day or two, but leftovers after 2 days or so puts me off. 

I'm looking forward to spring and being able to workout outside. I'm over winter.

BR1986FB Senior Member
27,923 posts 112 reps Joined Feb 2010
Tue, Mar 6, 2018 10:49 AM
posted by like_that

I don't think you could pay me to work out at planet fitness.  

Before I bought the treadmill for my house, I debated getting a membership there just for the treadmill until I got my own. No way I'd go into their weight area though. I know they have the no "lunkheads" (or whatever it is) policy but I just can't fathom a gym with dumbbells that only go up to 60 lbs. To each their own though as they've carved out their niche and seem to be pretty successful.

Automatik Senior Member
15,737 posts 93 reps Joined Nov 2009
Tue, Mar 6, 2018 10:56 AM

The place didn't even have a PULL UP BAR. Eye candy galore though.

like_that 1st Team All-PWN
29,228 posts 309 reps Joined Apr 2010
Tue, Mar 6, 2018 11:21 AM
posted by Automatik

The place didn't even have a PULL UP BAR. Eye candy galore though.

Do they still not allow dead lifts?  Squats?

Automatik Senior Member
15,737 posts 93 reps Joined Nov 2009
Tue, Mar 6, 2018 11:23 AM

They only have smith machines. Like I said, free weight area is tight anyway, the place is definitely cardio/machine focused. I miss walking up to an empty squat rack. I've been doing deads and squats with dumbbells for the past year or so.

like_that 1st Team All-PWN
29,228 posts 309 reps Joined Apr 2010
Tue, Mar 6, 2018 11:26 AM
posted by Automatik

They only have smith machines. Like I said, free weight area is tight anyway, the place is definitely cardio/machine focused. I miss walking up to an empty squat rack. I've been doing deads and squats with dumbbells for the past year or so.

Prayers from DC.

24,621 posts 243 reps Joined May 2010
Tue, Mar 6, 2018 11:55 AM
posted by Automatik

They only have smith machines. Like I said, free weight area is tight anyway, the place is definitely cardio/machine focused. I miss walking up to an empty squat rack. I've been doing deads and squats with dumbbells for the past year or so.

Deadlifts with dumbbells? LOL had to look up how that would even work.

Automatik Senior Member
15,737 posts 93 reps Joined Nov 2009
Tue, Mar 6, 2018 12:05 PM

You can use kettlebells too, if available. It does the trick. I like using them for sumo style.

Verbal Kint Senior Member
1,062 posts 14 reps Joined Jul 2017
Tue, Mar 6, 2018 12:34 PM
posted by Commander of Awesome

Deadlifts with dumbbells? LOL had to look up how that would even work.

I'll do those on my secondary full muscle group day, similar to row, I need to remember not to supinate my wrist out and keep them parallel 

BR1986FB Senior Member
27,923 posts 112 reps Joined Feb 2010

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