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  1. Clinton

    Muscle power vs strength

    McCoy, My understanding is that the weight in reality should never move fast; but you are ‘attempting’ to accelerate that very heavy weight which ends up moving at a very normal speed - and you are failing in the 6-8 rep range. That chin-up video I posted is exactly that; I completely fail at 6 reps with all the weight I can possibly handle but mentally I am trying to heave as fast as possible... I no longer do this type of thing with deadlifts and squats though; I’m just no longer comfortable with huge loads on the spine. edit: I also completely agree with your comment about joints and tendons; you never (imho) want to be actually moving a weight quickly, but rather visualize and attempt to move it this way. Fwiw after I shot that chin-up video I tweaked my lower back (a reoccurring injury) reaching too far to pick up a dumbbell (doh!!) ... I am almost 100% again. This was 100% preventable by walking over closer to my dumbbell rack and not reaching. Safety is #1 wrt any physical training...
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    Clinton's Stack

    Ok - What Rhonda Patrick actually said that I recalled was wrt IGF-1 (not mTOR). This is from her interview with Tim Ferriss: "So, high IGF-1, higher cancer risk. Low IGF-1, reduced cancer risk and even longevity. With this new understanding of the relationship of meat consumption to IGF-1 production and IGF-1’s relationship with cancer and longevity, where it even inhibits the longevity gene FOXO3, it would be very tempting and very easy to take an absolutist position and never touch meat again, putting aside all of the other reasons why someone might make such a choice. But as I mentioned there are good aspects to IGF-1. IGF-1 has been shown to increase lean muscle and and reduce adipose tissue simultaneously, it acts as a neurotrophic factor increasing the growth of new brain cells, it prevents brain cells from dying. It’s pretty clear that I actually want some IGF-1 activity. I think this is a really important take-home with respect to IGF-1because IGF-1 has a good and a bad side but I think exercise is a way to tip the balance towards the good. Exercise, whether we’re talking about aerobic or resistance training has been shown to to lower serum IGF-1 because exercise causes our muscles to take up IGF-1. Additionally, IGF-1 has been shown, in rat studies, to cross the blood-brain barrier in response to exercise and increases neurogenesis. This also means the exercise lowers circulating concentrations of IGF-1 which means it has less of a chance to promote the growth of damaged cells or inhibit Foxo3 in other tissues." So like with all other micornutrients, enzymes, hormones, etc. there is a balance and both 'good' and 'bad' aspects to IGF-1. Seems like one of the (many) benefits of exercise is that muscles require the IGF-1 thus removing some of it from circulation ...
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    Muscle memory

    Thanks Sibiriak & McCoy, I hit most of my PRs (personal records) about 15 years ago and simply trying to maintain muscle strength & size.
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    Muscle memory

    McCoy, This is me doing some weighted chin-ups with 90lbs. I use the same for dips. Also doing bench and rows with 90lb dumbbells for 8 reps each at age 44 weighed in at 137lbs this morning... Clinton 😄💪
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    Cronometer results for March 2019

    I do the same thing Todd; I’d rather input a ‘generic’ food such as ‘rolled oats’ and have all 81 micronutrients accounted for than enter the actual brand name and end up with only for example 21 micronutrients accounted for.
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    Cronometer results for March 2019

    Hi Thomas, I think it’s pretty typical to be low in zinc and need to supplement (you want your zinc approx 10x that of your copper intake but not much past 40mg; less than 50mg should be ok). The RDA for Calcium is difficult to meet eating vegan like Greger advocates; I include dairy in my diet to achieve this (or supplement). Unless you eat more nuts it’s difficult to meet the RDA for vitamin E also. On a personal note I am down to only a few supplements but still include the AOR multi basic 3 mvm to increase vitamin E, zinc and iodine along with some other trace minerals. Each capsule also includes 333iu of vitamin D3, and some vitamin K2-mk4 and mk7; as well as enough vitamin A, Bs and C (very high quality forms of each) without mega-dosing. Its worth considering, Clinton
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    What's Wrong with Eggs Now?!

    Thanks sirtuin, this is helpful and puts TMAO in perspective.
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    The mousetrap

    Hi Paula, These CR forums seem to be occupied by many people that don’t restrict calories (except for a few individuals), but rather avoid over-indulging in ‘empty calories’/junk food. Generally speaking most people here seem to recognize that micronutrients need to be monitored in order to adjust food intake to meet RDA levels for all micronutrients (try the Cronometer app for this which is both simple to use and free); so even IF this is a ‘caloric restriction’ society, it is not the ‘micronutrient restriction society‘. Hopefully you can be confident/comfortable realizing that it’s likely better to err on the side of a couple extra calories than teeter to towards anorexia and malnutrition.
  9. I’m wondering how bad eggs ‘really’ are. 2 eggs have approx 373mg of cholesterol not to mention fairly significant amounts of choline. The choline, minerals and amino acids profile make eggs a nice addition to a vegetarian diet ...
  10. Todd, imho you raise the most important (non-lab) physical metric to monitor: body composition. Wrt all-cause mortality BMI correlation is not ideal for a few reasons but what does seem clear is that the lowest level of body fat is most protective. Clinton
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    The mousetrap

    McCoy - eating fruits are for the non-lifters here ;-) ... too many calories for the micronutrients. For lifters trying to stay very strong & lean if you stick with veggies, nuts, no-fat or low-fat dairy and a couple of eggs, steel-cut oats, ground flaxseed, berries allows this. I've added skim milk to smoothies & 2 eggs or sardines w lunch (veggies/leafy greens w each meal). My 'core' 1400kCal per day diet provides approx 65g of protein per day and still getting 50g of fiber & meeting all RDAs, still leaving room for an optional piece of fruit.
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    The mousetrap

    It seems this leaves us choosing ‘interventions’ or lifestyle choices based on good quality epidemiological studies. Michael Rae’s supplement regimen looks to be founded entirely on only this type of evidence. @Mike, in addition to what you’ve already stated you can consider adding vitamin k2-mk4, glucosamine sulfate and green tea. Clinton
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    The mousetrap

    ‘control animals sedentary and overweight ‘ .... hmmmmmm. Seems like an excellent condition from which to evaluate interventions considering the activity level and body composition of most Americans? 😄
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    Food Ideas

    Thanks Gordo & McCoy, Clinton
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    Food Ideas

    Gordo - why avoid dairy? I only drink about 1/2 cup of skim milk twice per day- mainly for the calcium.
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