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by Onlyethic
Mon Mar 30, 2009 4:53 am
Forum: General
Topic: Funkadelic GNC isolate
Replies: 12
Views: 8662

Hey Ironmaiden,

I live abroad...so no going to GNC with or without receipt.

What do you mean check on it? Call GNC? When did the Mega Isolate get discontinued?
by Onlyethic
Wed Mar 25, 2009 6:32 am
Forum: General
Topic: Funkadelic GNC isolate
Replies: 12
Views: 8662

Yeah, it's strange, especially because it's the Mega Isolate -- extremely little fat, and very low lactose.

I called the Atlanta store. Guy was not helpful, a little dismissive even. Maybe I'll call customer service, see what they say.
by Onlyethic
Tue Mar 24, 2009 4:57 am
Forum: General
Topic: Funkadelic GNC isolate
Replies: 12
Views: 8662

Would love to -- but bought it in Atlanta and I live really far from Atlanta.

So, I'm trying to figure out if it's still active -- i.e. the protein still is protein and hasn't degraded into something useless that I'm literally choking down for no reason.
by Onlyethic
Mon Mar 23, 2009 6:19 pm
Forum: General
Topic: hitting a wall
Replies: 19
Views: 10597

I'm not sure what your routine is like, IM, and I definitely can only speak from personal experience, not scientifically. However: reading the G-flux article strengthened my initial impulse -- which is to exercise more. But specifically, adding a post-workout cardio session 3 or 4 times a week. I've...
by Onlyethic
Mon Mar 23, 2009 11:21 am
Forum: General
Topic: Funkadelic GNC isolate
Replies: 12
Views: 8662

Funkadelic GNC isolate

I got some GNC Whey isolate a few weeks ago. I opened it and it had some funky smell and, I discovered, a funky taste. I've tasted crappy-tasting whey by the gross ton, but this is different. It's almost like bad breath -- the best word I can use to describe it is gnarly. There's also a whitish milk...
by Onlyethic
Fri Mar 13, 2009 6:14 am
Forum: General
Topic: Stiff back after deadlifts and squats
Replies: 15
Views: 17260

hi KPj, that's very interesting to note. I've actually found lately, as I've been stretching my hips as you suggested in the feet-related thread, that the lower back stiffness has mostly disappeared. The feeling I sometimes get tho is a bit like pump, as in arm-pump, where it seems as if the muscle ...
by Onlyethic
Thu Mar 12, 2009 8:35 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ab rolling
Replies: 19
Views: 16310

I did barbell rollouts today, for first time in a while. Put some weight on there and it killed.
by Onlyethic
Thu Mar 12, 2009 8:32 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Stiff back after deadlifts and squats
Replies: 15
Views: 17260

KPj wrote:hmmm... Dr Stuart McGill (and others) have refered to that as 'picking a scab' - feels good but actually makes things worse. The scab is there for a reason.

KPj
which part is scab-picking? what i'm doing with post-lift stretching?
by Onlyethic
Thu Mar 12, 2009 10:04 am
Forum: General
Topic: Stiff back after deadlifts and squats
Replies: 15
Views: 17260

Yes, I get this as well. I also have no pain, just some stiffness after squat and dl. I think it's basically the muscle being fatigued from the exercise but still having to be engaged -- since you're standing (or otherwise holding your torso erect). I have been going straight from my DL or squat set...
by Onlyethic
Sun Mar 08, 2009 11:58 am
Forum: General
Topic: My pods
Replies: 15
Views: 8775

It is a bit weird -- I went out and bought new Chucks, going from a 9.5 to 11.5. Pretty nutty jump. They feel a lot better, no pain, and don't feel too big. I did read the T-Nation article earlier, which got me thinking that it wasn't in my head. I'm trying to transition to more barefoot or barefoot...
by Onlyethic
Sat Mar 07, 2009 10:11 am
Forum: General
Topic: My pods
Replies: 15
Views: 8775

A Question

Ok..might be strange (tho, maybe not). Can feet get bigger -- i.e. post adolescence? About 6 months ago (part of the issues that led me to start this thread) I started feeling like my toes were squished into my shoes -- however, they were the same shoes I'd been wearing for nearly a year. Now, even ...
by Onlyethic
Wed Feb 25, 2009 4:56 pm
Forum: General
Topic: My pods
Replies: 15
Views: 8775

that is exactly what's going on. however no one -- including a few docs -- has ever broken it down like that -- which is to say, correctly. i do have the accentuated lower back curve, which sometimes gives me an ape-ish look since it also causes my belly (which is not fat) to bulge. (if only my arms...
by Onlyethic
Mon Feb 23, 2009 5:49 pm
Forum: General
Topic: My pods
Replies: 15
Views: 8775

hey KPj, as always, thanks for the excellent advice. I've never seen the Upper Quad/Hip Flexor stretch. It looks good. I'm going to try do it daily. I do the similar static lunge stretch. I also find new stretches just by playing around and feeling what's going on. I do think there is an upper-quad ...
by Onlyethic
Sat Feb 21, 2009 1:50 pm
Forum: General
Topic: My pods
Replies: 15
Views: 8775

thanks much KPj. right now, i'm doing the 3rd world squat, as mentioned, air squats, and standing with legs wide and torso bent over. In this standing legs-split stretch, I alternate between leaning forward and then slightly back. From there, I bend one leg while leaving the other straight to stretc...
by Onlyethic
Fri Feb 20, 2009 10:21 am
Forum: General
Topic: My pods
Replies: 15
Views: 8775

thanks KPj, the hips thing is bad. I've been threatening to do yoga for a while. The squatting is helping, and I've started doing the "3rd World Squat" I read about on T-nation (I think). Foam rolling helps a bit, but I never do it regularly. Any other specific recommendations, aside from general hi...