Tips and Tricks to Personal Success

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    Feb 13, 2013 7:48 PM GMT
    Over the years we've all discovered little tricks that have made our fitness life easier and more successful. I created this thread in hopes of helping those who haven't quite discovered or read about these things. Feel free to post any tips, supplements, videos, n00ds, etc. that helped YOU and you think would benefit your fellow members...

    Mine:

    * Ever have trouble getting your bro-tein to shake up properly/quickly without leaving nasty clumps? Try putting your fluid (water, malk, whatever..) with your metal ball(z) in first and stacking your powder on top. Ever lacking a clean metal ball or still having clumping issues? Load your mixer with ice and give it a try.

    *Warm up to a workout with a few jumps. There's a reason why sprinters hop a few times before stepping into the starting blocks: Jumping kick-starts the central nervous system, helping to activate more muscle fibers. "The name for this is neuromuscular priming and is post-activation potentiation(PAP). And it's a key to greater strength both in and out of the gym" (Tony Gentilcore, c.s.c.s., co owner of Cressey Performance in Hudson, Mass.) I've noticed that doing a few jumps on my way into the gym, and before certain exercises, improves my kick start to a workout.

    *Supplements for my personal success: Muscletech's Masstech (strawbuuury & chocolate are delicious), Cellucor's C4 Extreme (Pink Lemonade and Blue Raspberry), and GNC's Raw Re-feed. (I'm not saying they are all completely safe for everyone as the industry is not FDA regulated, but I haven't had any issues with them.)

    *(Not fitness related but still a tip to personal winning): A 2012 study in the journal Dreaming shows that sleeping facedown may increase your frequency of sex dreams. Why? The pressure on your goods signals pleasure.


    (I apologize ahead of time if there has been a similar thread. My searching skills are rather lacking, but I will delete and hide in a hole if it's a repost..... icon_redface.gif )
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    Feb 13, 2013 8:02 PM GMT
    Knocks said.

    * Ever have trouble getting your bro-tein to shake up properly/quickly without leaving nasty clumps? Try putting your fluid (water, malk, whatever..) with your metal ball(z) in first and stacking your powder on top. Ever lacking a clean metal ball or still having clumping issues? Load your mixer with ice and give it a try.

    *Supplements for my personal success: Muscletech's Masstech (strawbuuury & chocolate are delicious), Cellucor's C4 Extreme (Pink Lemonade and Blue Raspberry), and GNC's Raw Re-feed. (I'm not saying they are all completely safe for everyone as the industry is not FDA regulated, but I haven't had any issues with them.)




    The clumping is definitely an issue that I had in the past until a friend gave me the same suggestion you just gave.

    I agree about C4. I grew to love it once they changed Jack3d's formula and made it weaker.


    here are 2 from me..

    1. Exhale on the push/pull and squeeze at the peak/apex.

    2. Everyone should be taking a multivitamin. Your body needs vitamins to build muscles. I like to mix mine in with my protein shake. That means that it needs to be in a powder form, which most are not. I have found one that is and it is unflavored, not the citrus that most are. When I started adding this in, I noticed near immediate results. This is the powder, it can be pricey but as with most things you can find it half price on amazon.

    http://all-one.com/

  • Smakkyoface

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    Feb 13, 2013 10:26 PM GMT
    Thanks. Tagged for later.
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    Feb 13, 2013 10:30 PM GMT
    bro-tein?

    lulz
  • TheBizMan

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    Feb 13, 2013 11:16 PM GMT
    Post your n00dz bro. That'll probably help our workout....somehow.

    I can think of one workout in particular.
  • SoCalSun

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    Oct 01, 2013 6:52 AM GMT
    I learned something new today.icon_wink.gif
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    Dec 31, 2013 2:21 AM GMT
    Interesting. tagged! icon_smile.gif