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Hot peppers, onions and fish oil along wiht brok and other veggies are great for you. Anybody that claims there is even a transient effect on your test levels with food is selling you bullshit. And if they are not, just ask for the labs. Test is some of the cheapest, easiest, insant labs you can get.
Nutrition is crucial to manage your insulin, ldl, hdl, mood, bone density etc. It will not change your test level. But you don't need to argue. Just go get tested before and after and post your results. Simple. If you don't have that, you don't know.
I don't think there is a single person here that is arguing that pop tarts and soda is good nutrition. That is not the topic of conversation. The topic was nonsense bro science about test levels being affected by food. If you trully have an enoctrine problem, go get tested and seek treatment.
Here is the thing to keep in mind, and I really every man here thinks this through. Your health is the most important thing you have. Testostorone production in your body like insulin production or adrenal function or kidney function has an optimal range for your body that might or might not be the range that your body is producing such hormone. Some endoctrine systems are very responsive to outside influence, i.e. prolonged high glucose diet can bring about insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes. If you have low testostorone, aka hypogonadism you are at higher risk of bone fractures, heart disease, depression. You need to get that looked at and remedied. If your test level is normal, the you can follow bro science.
Lol, hard science. How many percentage points does egg yolk raise test levels in men with primary or seconday hypogonadism? I don't see an answer in there.
Here is another one for you. Holding guns vs babies.
Why don't you run labcorp, eat a shit ton of eggs and then run the test again?
Do you know how you solve VitD deficiency today if you ar enot a farm worker. Yes pills. Not rubbing onion juice on your temples.
Don't suplement if you are not deficient. WHy would you do that?
I am sure potatoes lower your test levels too. Bro science says so
>I eat like caveman! Arrr
>so mainly insects, larvae, grains and berries?
>nah bro. Ribeye and brok.
Butter in my coffee, just like dudes 5000 years ago. It must be true because vibram shoes with toes.
That is not entirely correct @ThisIsChris . BitCoin mining is artificialy (I don't mean that with any pejorative conotations) induced computational work that gets harder over time. Maintaining the ledger is computationaly very cheap (easy). In order to ensure that ledger has not been tampered with an industry standard SHA256 hash is used. Calculating the hash is also very cheap and designed to be super fast. Each hash is distributed with equal statistical probability throughout the 256bit space. Crypto currencies say this: ok, if you hash the ledger you will get a number between 1 and 1024 (numbers just for representation). Each number is equally likely. You hash computation will take 1 second. Well, we want to introduce 'difficulty' so add a random number to the ledger, cacl the hash again and make sure that hash is <256. You will now have to run the hash function between 1-4 times (1-4 seconds) so it takes longer. You have only 1 in four chance of getting it under 256. The first guy to calc it, gets the bitcoin reward. As soon as 2K blocks have been added to the ledger if it took less than 10 minutes, the difficulty goes up meaning the next hash needs to be under 128, double the difficulty. As you have more nodes, it goes faster but difficulty gets higher. The 'mining' part is artificial. It has nothing to do with the work required to maintain a ledger itself.
this of course presents a problem to the network. Anybody that can own 50%+ of the network can front run the hashes and own the entire network. So for example, guys like Goldman or NSA can get enough hashing power to front run everyone. Not say that is what they would do, but that is one of the flaws. The other flaw is that bitcoin algo depends on internet running it. A statue prohibiting bitcoin protocol at the backbone level would instantly render the entire bitcoin concept entirely moot and completely and utterly defunct. In one minute.
to be clear, i mined crypto currencies, wrote tools to operate them in our data center and i think blockchain could be a wonderful corporate tool for titles and contracts so I am not knocking it. I just don't see bitcoin or crypto currency ever being a currency but it is good to speculate on for sure. Maybe someone here knows if there are put options you can take out on it?
Sure, I am not saying bitcoin is bad. I try not to deal in absolutes. Many things can be mediums of exchange or store of value or both. Obviously the less liquid an asset is (i.e. your home) the harder it is to use it as a medium of exchange but it obviously has value. Many things today serve as money or currency or medium of exchange. I think the toal amount of paper dollars is about 1T. When you think about it, most transactions are done not in dollars, they are just _priced_ in dollars. Billions of transactions on securities markets are priced in dollars but not transacted in dollars. When you get a loan on a car, no dollars are used. What is being exchanged is your promisory note to pay for the loan (and the government's enforcement of it through repo, asset forfeiture laws, etc) for a car. No dollars are exchanged. It is barter in a way. So yes, if you can use something to exchange it for something else, you got yourself some money (currency would be the physical embodiment of money to be pedantic).
I have crypto currencies, like I said. I am not knocking it. I am saying use it, invest in it buy goods and services. Just remember that unless it is backed by the power of state (for all debts public and private) or is valuable beyond its monetary value (gold, land, old silver quarters), it cannot replace the currency backed by the state. This is not a technical problem just a legal one. There is nothing preventing the USTreas and Congress from deciding to switch everything over to bitcoin, start operating nodes in a blockchain. If you think that is where it is going, investing in it is a good idea. If you have 50K of speculative money to throw away, maybe that is a good idea too, why not? I am just saying that bitcoin is not going to be valued at US GDP/BitCoin eventual total mining output /21 million = $809,523 or even more absurd world gdp / total = $10mil per. I am not trying to argue, just offer some information that might or might not be helpful to people that look at bitcoin and think, hey maybe I can get rich off this and crypo will replace USD.
Long posts, i know. I am running database scripts now so i have to sit and watch it... lol
Case-sensitive aggregation hmm?
I agree with that @John O -, but there is a name for retail investors jumping in chasing yield. Liquidity. lol
By the way, I meant that your broker is using case sensitive aggreagation instead of case insensitive therefore making bitcoin appear twice with different capitalization. I did not mean that you are aggrevated about this case....
@Ben - OH , you can get 25# or even 10# bumper place that are the same diameter as the 45s. Not at your local globogym though.
I did not eat any red meat on Tuesday, November 14th 2004 and Wednesday, November 15th and on Thursday i was prego!
fwiw, 10 or so years ago I ran long distances (30+ miles a day) and biked ultras (200+ a day) and then started focusing on lifting. I know that is excesive so don't do that but a) I feel so much better lifting even now as an old man and b) I receive so much more respect/attention (not in a vanity way) benching 350 than i even did biking 200 miles from men and women alike.
but just like everyone said, all round fitness is the key as much as possible
No, I never had any major injuries. I always squatted and kept my posterior chain strong so no IT band or such injuries. Took time off when needed. The only drawback tbh is that it made me super fucking fat. What happens is that when you get good at it, a 30 mile bike ride seems like a waste of time. a 5 mile run? Why bother? So my caloric input when working out at that level were yuuge. Then i had kids so no more eduro for 50 hours a week but guess what, forgot to cut my calories from 5K soooo.... 😃 Anyway, longwinded explanation but if I could do it again I would lift more and keep eduro stuff low but then again I did it because back then I was in a rough spot personally so it really helped me drain myself physically and emotionally.
Usury is an immoral act that was considered a mortal sin for European peoples for a good long time. Debt creates enslavement, it fosters free loading and parasitism of the monied elites, it promotes instant gratification, increases the cost of living for everyone, it punishes children through public and private debts of parents (treasury or student loan). Even if all the moral, societal, familial dire consequences were ignored in order to have 'economic growth', there is nothing preventing anyone from _investing_ in a new business as opposed to lending the money. That is how concerns were set up from time immemorial. There is not one good reason why usury should be legal. All money changers should have their assets stripped and clawed back.
Interest rate is not price of money (I guess maybe in the world of Mises with gold backed blah blah). In our fractional reserve system, lending comes first then "reserves" are conjured up. Money is literally free for the banks. Yet you still pay 15% on your credit card or 5% on your car loan or 3% on your studen loan. They can lend to anybody anytime as long as they think they will get it back. To say that there is a price on an item that is literally (to steal sjw parlance) infinite is just absurd.
His articles back during the 2008 recessions were very illuminating and explanatory to me.
I have nothing that could be presented as a counter argument to what you set forth. I agree with what you said: if you have capital it is much less risky and more advantageous to lend the money then to invest the money; receiving rent payments enforced through student loan, mortgage, till tap, garnishments, professional license forfeiture and other statues, laws and legal devices. That IS better and my advice to anybody looking to deploy their liquid assets would be to do it in a fashion where the individual or individuals that are the recipients of said debt will forever transfer to you a portion of their future earnings, hopefully in perpetuity with no or minimal ability to escape the contract. That is good financial advice. Furthermore, should anybody in this Discord chat be in such an entrepreneurial position, I hope they remember me and allow me to participate in the chicanery they happen to luck upon. I am not beyond praying on pensioners with reverse mortgages to ensure my sons can get bottle service at a club to impress the sluts.
Since, this _is_ after all a practical investment channel, not an academic discussion so I don’t want to belabor the point but the question was raised by others. My intent was NOT to say that individuals should not chase yields or let their savings be eaten by inflation in order to prove to be the most righteous man standing. I have made substantial multi-year gains going short ABX indexes (betting against MBS) in 2008 and long precious metals. Financial speculation is a necessity today and no man can survive outside a monastery without taking a bit out of serpent’s apple. My intent is to say that it is a provable fact that usury besides being a sin is also an economically net negative policy, creating the very instruments like mortgages that have replaced a multi-generational asset accumulation and private ownership of homes into a system of perpetual renting where an average American today has almost no chance to ever own their own property whereas individuals throughout the world and throughout the history of this country prior to today were perfectly fine buying and owning property after a minimal period of saving. Even if it was not soul destroying, corroding practice, it is an economically destructive one whose merits and demerits would be open to argument some 100 years ago but today are open for all with eyes to see.
Crypto speculation is a great way to maybe make money but the idea that it will replace government issued currency is insane. How is anybody even thinking that? I mean, a US law requiring backbone providers to filter out port 8333 and bitcoin protocol is all it would take to shut it down forever. Again, it is fun, make we can make some money. I have been mining since 2013 and i love the algos behind it. Anybody that thinks bitcoin can become money and government 'cant do shit about it' should explain how bitcoin is different from Schrute bucks being currency.
I guess maybe some bros could run wifi p2p network... in the woods... but less than 150 feet apart
Agree with shyguy, barbel excercises 3xweek with _consistentcy_ and slow increases will get you results. All you make your body strong and good looking is 3-4 excercises and that is it.
Sorry to hear that. I hope you recover quickly. What do you think the cause was? Weak core, not resetting at the bottom/touch and go, too much weight, hitching?
Blockchain is very interesting tech and great speculative tool. However, no one really has any idea whatsoever what the point of it is. I mean, if you run the blockchain network entirely inside a trust boundary (let's say Cardinal Health for medical records) well then you don't need to waste money on blockchain. Just use public/private key infrastrcture. If you run it as it is meant to run, anonymous nodes in the network what possible guarantees you have that the networks will stay up. You can't build a contract on a platform that you can't contract with, sue, insure, etc.
@Tanner - SC , the contention that you can run your own full node to ensure network uptime is in opposition to the block chain purpose - as you said in your second reply. Running mining rigs is like runnig hair dryers and because you are wasting money on colling the room where hair dryers are running you get to give your self some hair dryer coin [HDCs]. The problem it purports to solve just does not exists in the real word. The entire world operates on trust, how could it not? I mean what possible sector of economy could be trust-free. Ok, I suppose you could have a system of BTC to LTC converters (i.e.) that escrows the transaction but what outside block chain is block chain usefull for? Every example is convoluted, a solution looking for a problem.
Note, I said this before but in the interest of full dicslosure: I mine(d) coins since 2012, i speculate in crypto coins, I am not saying people should not be playing with it or making money with it. If you are living in 2003,4,5,6 you might as well speculate in the housing market. I am just saying that probably not every home is going to be worth 1 billion dollars so don't put your savings at risk because there is a bunch of uncertanty.
So, your first rep when you don't bounce the weight off the floor is harder then the subsequent reps when you do.... hmmm, tell us more. 😃
410 is fantastic. I do something very similar. Grab the bar, tuck the sholders, brace, feet flat and go 1-2" below my nipples. Always keeping my elbows below the bar and the arms tucking in to 45 degrees against the torso on the bottom. Bar has to go from directly above your shoulders to below you nipples. If it goes up and down you are hurting your shoulders. I have been benching for decades adding 10lb a year last few - injury free (thank God) for 5x340. I don't do heavy singles anymore.
I pause banch each rep and I don't arch the back at all. I lift less weight that way but it is better to lift 30lbs less with good form and activate the same amount of muscle fibers then to put all that additional strain on joints and ligaments for no benefit. (I am looking at you above the knee rack-pullers haha)
That't can't be true, that guy that lost 500K. No one who has 500K (unless it is lottery winnings i guess) would be dumb enough to do that. 500K into crypto coins haha.
I really hope nobody here is risking anything they are not comfortable losing. Please don't do that. If you have serious money to invest, invest in your health, or property in eastern europe or New Zealand. That being said, once BTC hits 50K it is time to go short MBS-style.
hahaha is this for real? There is a fiat currency built on top of non-existent 'digital' currency build on top of electricty wasting tech that makes gaming graphics card had to get. I can't even tell who is jewing who anymore.
Maybe you are @Pat-MA . Especially if you are doing partial movements, use straps and so on. Partial squats will destroy your recovery and really wear out your connective tissue.
I have a home setup with a powerrack but all you really need is a barbell and weights. That is it. You can get crazy strong on all the major excercises with just a bar bell. Cleaning the bar for ohp or front squat is how old timers in the 50s got strong. You only need the rack for 1rm bench work or low bar squats that you can't bail out of. Don't stress about equipment. One advice i would give is to buy a new bar. You do not want a bent bar. Sometimes used bars are bent because some asshat was doing rack pulls with them. What happens when you get heavy and you start getting that whip in the bar, the bar can roll in your hands and slip out. It is not something you can see but it can hurt you. I have used this bar for years from Amazon.
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