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Just realized I had a purple patch 1cm in diameter, on my calf muscle, which I'm guessing is a broken blood vessel after the seated calf raise I did on tuesday, but it's only on my left calf.

Progress Journals & Experimental Routines / 35
« Last post by maxent on Today at 01:23:07 am »
BW: 90.2
Misc: n/a
Diet Compliance: 1/1
Skill work:

My waking HR was 109. It's been high since weds night. Im going to go see a doctor
Progress Journals & Experimental Routines / Re: Kingfush
« Last post by Kingfish on Today at 01:02:06 am »
^ partial ROM squats are more taxing on the joints. the weight at the reversal point are taken most by the connective tissues... thats what the literature says.
Nutrition & Supplementation / Re: The GUILT/SCARE you into going/staying vegan thread
« Last post by Merrick on February 22, 2018, 10:48:48 pm »

what a great post man. thanks for sharing that.

I plan to check out some of those docs. Earthlings sounds pretty intense, but I imagine it should be. "We" are shielded from the truths of it, which so easily allows us to simply skate through without thinking about what's going on behind the scenes. I often think about what's going on behind the scenes before I order at some random restaurant, which makes me want to order something with less or no animal products. Just always pops in my head. It's at least helped me reduce my intake considerably.

checking next post.


Exactly man!  That's why Veganism is growing so fast.  All it takes is for people to see and acknowledge the truth and the conditioning/programming slowly starts eroding. A big obstacle is that most people simply do not want to even acknowledge it, due to a variety of reasons such as social pressures/fitting in with others.  Others simply react negatively due to 'cognitive dissonance' where new evidence and rational/logical reasonings completely go against everything we have always believed and this creates a 'defense mechanism' in the mind.  Everyone's been there, all vegans have at one point, but this just goes to show, truth is more powerful than anything, as it always eventually wins out. 

No amount of cultural programming can prevent us from knowing that when we see a peaceful sentient being suffer for unnecessary reasons, it is wrong.  No amount of conditioning can completely dissolve our inner empathy towards the suffering of all beings.

this was a good quick read, talks about some of the stuff you mentioned:

Interesting read.  There is a lot of conflicting information, regarding the exact science I agree.  That source makes some good points, and as you look in the comment section, there are many who disagree, just as there are also many other credible sources with intelligent claims/evidence to support the herbivore argument.  I am obviously biased, but I do think we are herbivores from what I see, but sure, I may be wrong.  I never claim to be a scientific expert, but one thing everyone at least agrees with is we can be just as fine as vegans (including athletically).

This is why vegans who quit are the ones who did it for dietary reasons.  They were not vegans, they were just "plant based dieters". When looked at as a diet, it is difficult as diet implies restriction.  When looked at as an ethical situation, it is not restriction, but the thing we WANT to do.  No one wants to give up tasty things, but no one wants to conflict harm on others neither, so it's about perspective, and that's why vast majority of vegans are doing it for ethical reasons and do so easily. 

As you mentioned earlier about humans being a wreck.  A lot of anti-vegans want to claim that we have superior intelligence so we have the right to do whatever to them.  Humans are only a wreck in this planet cause a substantial increase in intelligence without an equal increase in empathy/morality/ethics is dangerous.  The Earth is an organism with all the different ecosystems and species doing their parts to keep the whole functioning optimally (just like the organs and cells of a human body), while humans are literally acting like cancer cells (destroying everything in sight, while killing its very host that gives it life).  It is sad, but we can still fix it.

Thanks for being such an open-minded person Andrew. Trust me, I get plenty of people during activism, who walk by screaming "MMMM BACON!" lolll
Progress Journals & Experimental Routines / Re: a fast and explosive donkey!
« Last post by LBSS on February 22, 2018, 10:40:05 pm »
^^^ sage words.

- run 7.36 km in 36:26
felt glacial but actually pace was 4:56, so at least i was under 5:00. knees a little achey for the first km but i think that's just because it's morning. soleus a little tight at the end.

- stretch
Date: 22/02/2018
Soreness: quads, glutes, hamstring, calves
BW: 64.5kg

Condition: It was a nice day, had a good amount of time I also realized why the reverse lung was easy, because I was stepping back and just going up and down rather stepping back and then forth, which I did today and it so tiring and more difficult than the former way I did it.

Warm up
   Ankle mobility
   calf stretch
   hamstring stretch
   single leg bench glute lifts x 5 each lift
   hip lifts x 20 sec each leg
   hip opening work
   Squat Jumps
     - 3 x 5 @empty bar (20kg)

   Reverse Lunges
     - 1 x 3
     - 3 x 8 each leg @30kg dumbbells in each hand
     - Note: I did 1 rep for left leg, then for right leg and then repeat so total of 16 reps, I did that for 2 sets then on the last set, I stepped back did 8 split squats then step forward and then repeat with other leg.

    Seated Calf Raises
      - 1 x 5 @60kg
      - 3 x 12 @100kg

    Single Leg Lying Cable Hamstring Curls
       - 1 x 3 @0kg
       - 3 x 8 @10kg each leg

Cool down
   walk back

It was a nice session, the lunges was done wrongly, so I decided to do 2 sets correct way switching legs each rep then I did the old way I did last session to get a good workout on my quads. The calf raises was nice and hamstring curls becoming easier. So a good session.

Progress Journals & Experimental Routines / Re: ADARQ's journal
« Last post by adarqui on February 22, 2018, 03:40:12 pm »
track day!


bw = 145
bw before bed last night = ?
soreness = calves slightly
aches/injuries = right pinky toenail (moderate), left groin somewhat (old injury/issue that seems to have been resurfacing lately, hurts when i do a crunch out of bed/cough etc, i've had this alot in my life, been bugging more & more lately, i think pullups exacerbated it)  :raging:, after track: right hip flexor slightly, top of right foot slightly :raging:
cramping = none
morning quad flexibility = loose
morning hamstring flexibility = loose
morning calf flexibility = loose
feel = ok
hours sleep: 8

wakeup = 06:30 AM
- slept in unfortunately!
- back on track tmw

06:45 AM: food: oatmeal + pink salt + tons of honey, water
08:45 AM: workout: morning mixed speed: started too late (very hot), calves sore: 13.x miles: 3 mi w/u, 8 miles mixed speed (lots of short fast stuff), 2 mile c/d ::: dropped a 5:49 mile in there during the fartlek, lol. ::: haven't hit 16 mph in a while, so that's cool.
11:00 AM: food: gu, water
11:30 AM: food: char hut: chicken sandwich loaded up, chicken on a pita loaded up, birch bear, water
12:30 PM: food: black tea
02:30 PM: food: water w/ lemon
03:00 PM: major toenail trim
08:00 PM: food: dinner: sauteed yam in pink salt/olive oil, 3 x toasted sourdough in spanish olive oil/black pepper, prunes, protein + almond milk, water
08:30 PM: leg drain: 30 minutes

workout: morning mixed speed: started too late (very hot), calves sore: 13.x miles: 3 mi w/u, 8 miles mixed speed (lots of short fast stuff), 2 mile c/d ::: dropped a 5:49 mile in there during the fartlek, lol. ::: haven't hit 16 mph in a while, so that's cool.

Progress Journals & Experimental Routines / Re: a fast and explosive donkey!
« Last post by adarqui on February 22, 2018, 03:27:49 pm »
- run x
abort! abort! left hamstring tightness. read the exchange between joe and adarq about joe's tightness issue and decided to bail after less than half a kilometer. will stretch gently but otherwise time to invoke AERS.



but :highfive: @ AERS.

and ya, if tightness is getting worse during a run, never a good sign from my experience. The biggest problem that poses is: changes up your form, causes other muscles to compensate/do more work, ends up resulting in more issues. The best example I have for that is, if calves are injured, hamstrings will do more work -> causing hamstrings & other crap to get wrecked. If hamstrings are wrecked, calves will do more work, causing calves to get wrecked. I've experienced both of those. Makes sense too from a knee flexor perspective: one set of knee flexors becomes hurt, another set does more work, this new pattern isn't used to that and all kinds of problems can end up surfacing from this chain reaction.

If stuff feels weird, I personally say go for a light walk instead (<= 60min), hit up some non-exacerbating strength work, or just rest.

It seems that avoiding running through "impaired gait" is extremely important.. that's just what i've come to realize through trial & error.

Progress Journals & Experimental Routines / Re: warpspeed to the new scenario
« Last post by adarqui on February 22, 2018, 03:21:53 pm »


Run -- 4.6mi in 38:54 [8:34, 8:12, 8:21, 8:31, 8:42 pace]


Tailwind out, headwind back on this one. Knee/calf thing seems fine. Noticed it very mildly towards end of run, but no clicking, pain or sensation when walking up stairs/bending knee, so I'm hopeful. Shall see what's what tmrw.

Average pace sub 8:30 and avg HR sub 150, that's a nice and new combo.

good news all around!! nice.
Progress Journals & Experimental Routines / Re: Kingfush
« Last post by fast does lie on February 22, 2018, 02:45:17 pm »
Congrats on the 455!

King, I have an issue though. This morning I tried to do a half front squat at 225 lb and felt a pain in my knee cap that was a bit sharper than i'd liked. What happened, but when i go full paused front squat that never happens.

The reason I even tried doing half front squat was because the other day the bar slipped out of my shoulders when i did a 305 front squat.
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