Gfunk

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My 4HB Goal: I want to do it because I want to do it.

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Gfunk replied to Captain Awesome's question:

Who has your ideal bod?

This guy - Arnel Ricafranca (if that IS is real name, haha). He has his own website claiming to get you six pack abs, its mostly just circuit-training workouts and tons of ab routines. I doubt he ...

Mar 31st 2011
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Help!!! Occam's or Slow Carb? Which workouts?

Hi there, first off good luck to both of you! I highly recommend keeping lots of details of your progress including a 'before' picture. For you, I recommend the Slow Carb diet. I think you will ...

Mar 22nd 2011
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New with questions

Diet-wise, I'd eliminate the four packets of sweet and low, and the diet coke you're drinking. You'll see progress faster. Otherwise, in the book Tim mentions that 8 ounces of sugar-free sweetened...

Mar 21st 2011
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occams's or g2f? I want to gain weight and build muscle

Do Occam's, its an easier program to follow. If you can do that, try G2F.

Mar 21st 2011
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Occams protocol. no supplements no diet.

I managed to get all four supplements for Occam's for about $60 (£37). Go to amazon. On Occam's protocol you need to follow the slow carb diet plus a starch at each meal. If you can't follow the ...

Mar 21st 2011
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Shane's monkeys

These are great! Where did they come from, did you create them? Do you know if there's a way to get these into lotus sametime?

Mar 21st 2011
Gfunk commented on Gfunk's reply:

You should re-assess your target weight. It's easy - pick a weight you think you can do 5 reps of (1second raising, 2 seconds lowering). Only do 5 ...

Mar 18th 2011
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Increase vertical leap

What Justin said. Here's one of the exercises mentioned in that chapter: the glute ham raise. Good luck!

Mar 17th 2011
Gfunk commented on Gfunk's reply:

Oh and a typical meal for me would be 4-5oz chicken, (size of palm of hand minus fingers), 1cup of black beans, 1 cup of brown rice, 2 cups of spin...

Mar 17th 2011
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Does this look right?

Hey, it looks like you've got your supplements and workouts planned well. Although I noticed your food looks a little off if you're following Occam's to gain weight (hopefully mostly muscle). You ...

Mar 17th 2011
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Myotatic crunch

Per Tim's Blog: (Search the page - control-f - for "EMG" to find this post) "Where do we post questions/errata regarding 4HB? e.g. the chart on pg 180 does not include a listing fo...

Mar 17th 2011
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Should I be sore the next day?

Soreness isn't always a good indicator of a good workout. You don't always need to be sore to know you're doing enough. That being said, I do personally notice soreness doing Occam's when followin...

Mar 17th 2011
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When will the peeing end...

What supplements are you taking? Creatine at all? If so that makes you pee more. Do you drink coffee? Same there too. Really, when drinking 3 liters of water a day, you're going to pee a lot more...

Mar 17th 2011
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Occams protocal/Slow Carb

Yep, that's been my plan! I gained around 5lbs of muscle after a month on Occam's. (I was hoping for more, but I seem to have stalled a little). I'm taking a 3 day vacation, and after I come back ...

Mar 16th 2011
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Has anyone tried prolotherapy on a meniscus tear?

I think I have a very similar situation! I injured my knee almost 3 years ago now, and it hasn't felt the same since. It sometimes aches, sometimes it hurts... it will swell and feel 'full' after ...

Mar 16th 2011
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how much T- bar weight is right?

You should do one set of 75 continuous reps without rest. I started with a 30lb kettlebell, and the first attempt at getting to 75 was stopped short at 20, haha. I broke it up into as many sets ...

Mar 15th 2011
Gfunk commented on Blaze's reply:

I never realized that you could eat pasteurized egg whites without cooking them - You've never had any problems with this?

Mar 15th 2011
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Is Lupini ok as a bean choice?

A quick google search showed that Lupini beans have a low glycemic index. I couldn't find the actual number anywhere - but if that is so then yeah these should be just fine along with any other be...

Mar 15th 2011
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How Much is too Much?

Depending on your current running ability, you might notice your legs and lower back feeling pretty sore after doing those kettlebells! If you've never done them before, you're going to really fee...

Mar 15th 2011
Gfunk commented on Gfunk's reply:

Keep in mind, legumes (beans) are probably the most fiber-rich foods you can eat. You probably get more than enough there - I think in terms of imp...

Mar 14th 2011
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Sriracha - has Sugar?!

It looks like Sriracha has 1 gram of sugar in a teaspoon. If you feel you're stalling, just use this as the variable you're going to test, and leave it out for a week or two and see if you have di...

Mar 14th 2011
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Only cheat if no weight loss?

I definitely recommend you testing this idea out. I believe Laura Cox went without cheat days and had great results. Track your results for as long as you can without a cheat day, and post them he...

Mar 14th 2011
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Feeling moody/irritable/low on cheat days

I definitely noticed this. In fact I felt like on my 'off' days, my hunger/satisfied feelings were all off, and didn't seem to tell me when to eat and when not to. I noticed I would feel like I ha...

Mar 14th 2011
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Spinach vs Lettuce

Short answer - Yes. Eat as much lettuce as you want. Spinach is not required, and lettuce isn't banned. However Tim referred to spinach specifically (and eggs and lentils) as having great fat-burn...

Mar 14th 2011
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Looks Horrible, tasts pretty good

Nice! Question for you, have you had any people at work complain of the tuna smell? I personally love tuna, but I've made some concoctions like this involving tuna for easy protein, and they usual...

Mar 14th 2011
Gfunk commented on Shery's reply:

Wow.. thats fascinating! Where did you learn this?

Mar 9th 2011
Gfunk asked a question:

Weight loss due to sleep?

Hey, so I've been experimenting with figuring out what times of the day my body's weight changes, and I found something that I'm having a hard time understanding - my weight drops between falling ...

Mar 9th 2011
Gfunk commented on Gfunk's reply:

Make sure you drink a lot of water when you eat high-fiber foods. As in, 2-4 Liters a day.

Mar 8th 2011
Gfunk commented on Gfunk's reply:

I should probably elaborate - If you intend to build muscle (gain weight) - say on Occam's or Geek to Freak, you can drink a high-sugar drink, but ...

Mar 8th 2011
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How do you 4HBers get your fiber?

Are you on a 4HB diet? They all use legumes (black beans, lentils, etc) as a primary food group. You'll get more fiber than you ever thought you needed with legumes.

Mar 8th 2011
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Is Mix1 protein drink allowed?

Big red flag: "Organic Cane Sugar" and the 22g of sugar in each bottle. Don't drink that if you're doing the Slow Carb Diet. http://www.mix1life.com/home/thedrink/why-mix1/nutrition-f...

Mar 7th 2011
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Cadence Question

If you have a weight that you can perform 5 seconds up, 5 seconds down, and just barely make 7 reps (10sec x 7 reps = 70seconds) then you're only going to be able to do half the amount of reps if ...

Mar 7th 2011
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Working out when sore?

I agree - Wait until you are no longer sore in the muscles that are about to be worked out again. The point is to stress your muscles as fast as possible to the point where they need to recover an...

Mar 4th 2011
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Occam's - how do you judge max rep?

Read what I wrote here.

Mar 3rd 2011
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Few questions on Occam's Protocol

1) Occam's Protocol - what to eat and how much - can be found here 2) On Occam's, you don't get a cheat day, instead you're actually supposed to do a 'reverse' cheat day, where you eat only 50% o...

Mar 3rd 2011
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Where to Start?

Go with the Slow Carb Diet. Here's what I did first: weigh yourself, and figure out your body fat%. Then take a front and back pic. Then enjoy never looking like that again. Changing 20 things i...

Mar 2nd 2011
Gfunk commented on Gfunk's profile:

Kettlebell progress! I've finally reached my initial goal - 75 reps in one set! I had been doing them twice a week. My 1st-set max reps had been in...

Mar 2nd 2011
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myotatic crunch

Try it out! It takes a lot less time for me at least to feel a ridiculous burn. Keep that form perfect and do them slowly. You'll be sore.

Mar 1st 2011
Gfunk commented on justhamade's reply:

Good call. I'm going to stick with the first one because it was messing with my weight increase progress! I'd rather control those variables.

Mar 1st 2011

Hey guys, just keep in mind that contrary to the past 30 years of news trends, fat in foods does not make your body store fat! It seems logical but...

Mar 1st 2011
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What kind of soreness from Occam's?

I also haven't found myself very sore while on Occam's, yet I am noticing growth and results. The first week I was quite sore, but I also finished the loading phases of L-Glutamine and Creatine an...

Feb 28th 2011
Gfunk asked a question:

Different ways to Leg Press?

I've been using the back-on-ground type machine mostly for Leg Press. Is the seated version any better or worse? Or different? I did notice that the same exact weight felt MUCH lighter when I app...

Feb 28th 2011
Gfunk commented on Kyle E.'s reply:

I agree. The entire book is based on not using calorie-counting/burning models. Don't worry about burning 300 calories on a treadmill, because if y...

Feb 28th 2011
Gfunk commented on shane's reply:

When I used to work out too hard too fast after a long period of no gym, I would be very painfully sore - Not the good kind, the kind where it limi...

Feb 28th 2011
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What type of Milk - Red Green or Blue?

Hi, I began with 2% milk only because Tim mentioned it in his book so I went with it. I have been doing LOMAD without much fat gain. Try it out - but keep in mind the amount of fat in milk is not ...

Feb 28th 2011
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30 min breakfast... after waking up or after getting up?

I agree, I think it's within waking. I too take way too long, around 15-30 minutes to get out of bed after snoozing. On a side note, does anyone know how to help me get out of the snoozing habit? ...

Feb 28th 2011
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First week, post cheat day!

That's the beauty of this diet Supposedly the cheat day puts the body in a real calorie burning mode and once you're back to eating right, it's still burning off extra! Enjoy!

Feb 28th 2011
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total inches and weight, and beer

I've noticed that a lot of hangovers I've had seemed to be after drinking very sugary drinks the night before. I suspect it is because of very low blood sugar in the morning. You could get the sam...

Feb 28th 2011
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How Much Garlic Is Too Much?

I can't imagine there's an upper limit for garlic. Especially considering one clove of garlic weighs around 6g (6000mg). If you've ever eaten a couple cloves worth of roasted garlic, I'm sure that...

Feb 28th 2011
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How much beans?

Good luck! It's good to do a trial run of the meals you might be eating. As for the amount, no there is none, except that you eat however much you want to eat. No calorie counting, nothing. Just m...

Feb 28th 2011