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Forum: Equipment 03-11-2012, 04:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 8,610
Posted By Gene Pires
Re: Belt Squat Machine Project

very creative. the long fabled american know how in use.
Forum: Equipment 03-11-2012, 04:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 8,661
Posted By Gene Pires
Re: Safety spotter arms Q

can you dump a back squat? One time I lost it on a back squat and dumped it onto the squat rack safety arms. I don't know what would have happened if I didn't have that safety rack. I imagine it...
Forum: Nutrition 03-04-2012, 07:27 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,678
Posted By Gene Pires
Re: Protein Shake Question

here is one of usual blender shakes.
big handful of spinach (never can get enough spinach)
bunch of frozen berries
small amount of walnuts (optional)
some kind of liquid (almond milk, reg milk or...
Forum: Nutrition 03-04-2012, 07:15 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,063
Posted By Gene Pires
Re: Veggies Fresh vs Frozen

interesting point. assuming two veggies are available, one frozen and one unfrozen, both of which had to travel a long way to get to your city, is one "fresher" than the other? If the frozen one...
Forum: Nutrition 03-01-2012, 06:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,846
Posted By Gene Pires
Re: Comment my daily routine

paleo diet is not the end all perfect thing. What matters is if your diet is "clean" or not. Yours looks very clean and definitely better than the vast majority of the civilized world. The one...
Forum: Nutrition 02-23-2012, 06:40 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,986
Posted By Gene Pires
Re: The end is near.... synthetic meat is coming

imagine the growth hormones and other stuff that would be pumped into the meat in order to make it grow at a much faster rate than a cow normally would. If synthetic meat was a reality, it would...
Forum: Nutrition 02-14-2012, 10:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,213
Posted By Gene Pires
Re: Cast iron skillet or non-stick pan?

I cook eggs daily (amongst others) with the cast iron skillet. As long as I rinse and scrub the pan while still hot, it is really easy to clean. It seems that when I leave something on there for a...
Forum: Nutrition 02-14-2012, 10:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,053
Posted By Gene Pires
Re: low fat avacado??

yeah I got one of those strange avacado's and I think it was labeled as slimcado or something else equaling strange. It tasted bland and just not right. Never got another.
Forum: Equipment 02-14-2012, 06:41 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 6,247
Posted By Gene Pires
Re: Rubber mats question

I assume you tried the farm stores for horse stall mats?
Forum: Nutrition 02-13-2012, 04:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 6,988
Posted By Gene Pires
Re: Why is eating fat important

You need to eat good fats because they contain essential fatty acids. From what I have read, our body needs to consume these as it is unable to make them internally. One example is that fats are...
Forum: Equipment 02-13-2012, 04:25 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,461
Posted By Gene Pires
Re: Self forearm massager

another low cost option, rolling pin from the kitchen. Find a hole in some frame or something sturdy like a cage and shove one end of the rolling pin into. Hold onto the other handle and roll the...
Forum: Nutrition 02-08-2012, 07:17 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 2,365
Posted By Gene Pires
best time of day top take multi-vitamins?

I know this is a strange question and probably a obvious answer but.....

So with a sample size of one, I notice that when I take a multi vitamin during the day, my urine is different color due to...
Forum: Equipment 01-30-2012, 06:35 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 13,875
Posted By Gene Pires
Re: Elevation mask input

Would be worth getting one just to freak people out at your local regular gym or grocery store. Come in wearing the death mask and toting a sledgehammer is so rad looking.
Forum: Equipment 01-30-2012, 06:25 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,278
Posted By Gene Pires
Re: home gym

What Erick said +1. You can find used plates fairly cheap and probably less than $1/pound. A quick search of craigslist in my area came up with a couple ads for over 160 pounds of oly plate weight...
Forum: Equipment 01-26-2012, 02:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,168
Posted By Gene Pires
Re: Kettlebell Swings on a Budget

for using olympic plates, you can use a 3/4 to 1.5" reducer coupling, 1.5" nipple and a 1.5" floor flange. (check the size before buying, I might be off)
Forum: Equipment 01-25-2012, 05:53 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,493
Posted By Gene Pires
Re: Purchasing Equipmet for a garage gym in japan

never been to japan but, assuming you are doing a 3 year tour, do you really want to be investing a lot of money on something that you may not be able to ship back stateside? What are the weight...
Forum: Nutrition 01-22-2012, 08:19 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 7,037
Posted By Gene Pires
Re: Why is everyone so carbophobic?

would be best if we were crapophobic. HFCS = crap. banana not crap.
Forum: Nutrition 01-21-2012, 07:14 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 34,969
Posted By Gene Pires
Re: German Rock Sugar

I drink green tea without sugar. I think it would taste weird with sugar.

BTW, OP you have the BEST avatar photo ever! Is that you?
Forum: Equipment 01-21-2012, 07:10 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 9,455
Posted By Gene Pires
Re: My basement/garage gym....

is the pole for your pole dancing workouts?

damn fine setup. I just got evicted to the garage. so jealous
Forum: Equipment 01-18-2012, 06:54 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,322
Posted By Gene Pires
Re: Plyobox Project

just curious why when it came time to screw the panels to the frame, you choose to screw it together from the inside instead of doing it from the outside? Seems like it would be stronger if the...
Forum: Equipment 01-11-2012, 07:01 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 12,620
Posted By Gene Pires
Re: Starting home gym need bumper plates.

I have heard that one could use a regular weight plate in the mounting of tires to oly bars. Find a old 10lb plate and drill out holes in it to correspond with the holes in the wheel hub. Bolt the...
Forum: Equipment 01-11-2012, 06:55 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,845
Posted By Gene Pires
Re: Preventing cracks in concrete

doesn't have to be expensive. Just a couple sheets of treated plywood if that exists. (not sure if they make treated plywood) Or if treated plywood is unavailable or expensive, use regular plywood...
Forum: Equipment 01-10-2012, 08:11 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,199
Posted By Gene Pires
Re: Heating PVC

I work with PVC in construction sites. We use everything from portable ovens, heat wraps, hot air guns to small flame throwers to heat up the PVC. There is a fairly wide range between hot enough to...
Forum: Equipment 01-10-2012, 08:01 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,845
Posted By Gene Pires
Re: Preventing cracks in concrete

Is this the foundation to the house or some concrete added outside? If it is some concrete walkway/patio thing, then the slab may be too thin to take the force of the drops? Could it be that...
Forum: Equipment 01-09-2012, 07:12 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 12,620
Posted By Gene Pires
Re: Starting home gym need bumper plates.

just a crazy thought but if you need to dump the bar with weights on it, how about getting a couple car tires and setting them on the ground. Maybe get a couple small pieces of horse stall mat to...
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