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    Do pain killers reduce the hypertrophic response?

    I have iliotibial band i guess that cuts out all leg exercises out for a while. Do you know how long this lasts before it stops rubbing against the bone?
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    Do pain killers reduce the hypertrophic response?

    I think i read this in the FAQs. Is this true, and if true how significantly does this affect hypertrophy. And are there any alternatives to reduce inflammation other than an NSAID that is safe.
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    DHEA - effects on body composition

    I guess this isn't the best place to take scientific citings for granted but i was looking at AST DHEA product and it mentioned that ""In one study conducted by D. Jakubowicz and colleagues, 22 men took 300 mg of DHEA nightly for 30 days. They observed an average 27% fall in insulin...
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    DHEA - effects on body composition

    "In one study conducted by D. Jakubowicz and colleagues, 22 men took 300 mg of DHEA nightly for 30 days. They observed an average 27% fall in insulin levels. They also found an 89% increase in IGF-1 (a powerful hormone with multi-faceted effects, most notable its growth hormone-like effects...
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    Customizing HST

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    Does Glutamine-AKG work

    I remember reading in Bryan's FAQs that about 10 percent of dietary L-Glutamine actually reaches the muscle because of most of it being broken down in the gut and metabolized in the liver. I was reading about Glutamine Alpha Ketaglutarate products that claim to NOT be broken down in the gut and...
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    Customizing HST

    I just finished a 6 week cycle using the "big four" cookie cutter routine in optimizing HST, i stopped without doing the post 5s because i have to start summer school but its worked incredibly well for me as i went from 160 (7ish percent fat) to 175 lb (at 8 percent bodyfat) over the 6...
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    Ecdysterone - Hype?

    I was reading up on ecdysterone and the information on it sounds pretty impressive. Heres a summary - Ecdysterone Highlights: * A Drastic Increase in Lean Body Mass * Increased Endurance * Stimulates Metabolism * Improves Nerve Function and Enhances Erythropoiesis (the development...
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    Workout Critique

    I've been using a routine that attempt to deliver both strength and hypertrophy results. I use basic compound lifts for different movement patterns. My exercises are as follows - Horizontal Push - Dumbell Bench Press Horizontal Pull - Dumbell Rows Vertical Push - Dumbell Shoulder Press...
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    Anabolic equivalent of Steroids - Methoxyflavones

    This site claims that methoxyflavone confers the benefits of steroids without the ill effects Im completely clueless as to whether this is valid or not and if valid, why everyone isn't using it. Any comments or ideas?
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    Shoulder Problem

    During my last HST cycle i had problems with my right shoulder during the last couple times at the gym when i did bent over rows, but i guess it worked out and i had a 2 week SD and i was fine. But 4 weeks into my second cycle my shoulder started to hurt again and i took a few days off and im...
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    HST For Dummies

    His argument confused me. He kept referring to volume as the number of reps performed. I was under the that volume was weight x reps x sets Could someone please clarify?
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    Id say that if your in competitive martial arts such as taekwondo or brazilian jujitsu or judo where the levels are differentiated by competitor weights, you should ideally devise a routine characterized by basic powerlifts and olympic lifts. I guess a lot of judo movements require rapid...
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    Strategic Deconditioning and 15s

    Oh yes, and i failed to mention that theres a good amount of DOMS the next morning. Uh yeah, i have a protein shake before working out. I dont think i feel sick to my stomach, ie nausea, but i feel unduly exhausted.
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    Strategic Deconditioning and 15s

    Today was my first workout of my 3rd HST cycle and ive noticed somewhat of a trend. Each time i start my first workout of 15s, i feel like crap. Does this have to do with the strategic deconditioning or the nature of the 15s?