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Peak this is puffy but succinct:
http://youtu.be/rQwRevxt5wI

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Scale said 172.5 today.

Squats, deadlift, bench press, leg press, dips, rows, pull downs, then 30 minutes of cardio.

Added another 10 pounds on squats for a double, and bench press for a single, figured out the conversion factor for leg press (cos(45) x load) so loaded to match my squat weight.

Dips were stronger today, once I get 2 sets of 10 I will start adding weight.

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I definitely think it's become a lot easier to make bad food choices than good food choices.

The sanitation aspect of our food may be better, but a clean poison will kill you just as fast as a dirty poison :)

Advertising is a bitch too :)
Commerical 1:
Dollar menus for eat till your pants pop.
Commercial 2:
Penis pills for when it stops working because you are fat, and bloated and your arteries are clogged from the dollar menu.
Commercial 3:
STD pills for the Herp you got because you used the penis pill with the wrong lady.
Commercial 4:
Anti-depressant because you are still fat, your penis doesn't work, and now you have the Herp
Commercial 5:
Sleep aid because you are lying awake at night from the 72 ounce soda you bought to wash down the Mc-Penis Shrinker burger you bought from Commercial #1

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Testosterone, Hormones and General Men's Health / Cardio After Weights
« on: March 21, 2013, 10:08:42 pm »
http://journals.lww.com/nsca-jscr/Abstract/2013/02000/Acute_Neuromuscular_and_Endocrine_Responses_and.19

Combined cardio and strength training work with cardio first depresses testosterone up to 48 hours after training. 

Cardio in this case was an exercise bike where, exercisers biked for 30 minutes at 65% of their max watts.

I do "cardio" after and will continue to though I can't seem to stand exercise bikes, my cardio is walking on an incline.

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I have been a little on the high fat side, I'm going to see if the doctor will add in another cholesterol test in two month when we recheck my test.  Otherwise I may just pay for it out of pocket.

I can't afford it right now but I see there is a blood lipid meter similar to a blood glucose meter that can show HDL, LDL, and triglycerides in real time.  That would be a fun tool to have!

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Peak I know your feelings on saturated fat but have you seen this study?

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed?cmd=Retrieve&dopt=AbstractPlus&list_uids=15531663&query_hl=12&itool=pubmed_docsumb

Dietary fats, carbohydrate, and progression of coronary atherosclerosis in postmenopausal women

BACKGROUND:

The influence of diet on atherosclerotic progression is not well established, particularly in postmenopausal women, in whom risk factors for progression may differ from those for men.
OBJECTIVE:

The objective was to investigate associations between dietary macronutrients and progression of coronary atherosclerosis among postmenopausal women.
DESIGN:

Quantitative coronary angiography was performed at baseline and after a mean follow-up of 3.1 y in 2243 coronary segments in 235 postmenopausal women with established coronary heart disease. Usual dietary intake was assessed at baseline.
RESULTS:

The mean (+/-SD) total fat intake was 25 +/- 6% of energy. In multivariate analyses, a higher saturated fat intake was associated with a smaller decline in mean minimal coronary diameter (P = 0.001) and less progression of coronary stenosis (P = 0.002) during follow-up. Compared with a 0.22-mm decline in the lowest quartile of intake, there was a 0.10-mm decline in the second quartile (P = 0.002), a 0.07-mm decline in the third quartile (P = 0.002), and no decline in the fourth quartile (P < 0.001); P for trend = 0.001. This inverse association was more pronounced among women with lower monounsaturated fat (P for interaction = 0.04) and higher carbohydrate (P for interaction = 0.004) intakes and possibly lower total fat intake (P for interaction = 0.09). Carbohydrate intake was positively associated with atherosclerotic progression (P = 0.001), particularly when the glycemic index was high. Polyunsaturated fat intake was positively associated with progression when replacing other fats (P = 0.04) but not when replacing carbohydrate or protein. Monounsaturated and total fat intakes were not associated with progression.
CONCLUSIONS:

In postmenopausal women with relatively low total fat intake, a greater saturated fat intake is associated with less progression of coronary atherosclerosis, whereas carbohydrate intake is associated with a greater progression.  (My bold and italics)

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First thanks to Peak for the mention of walking/cardio and the emphasis on blood flow!

Some combination of the following things (most of which are discussed on the main site) have seemed to give my erection another gear (harder, longer, or better duration).
[40 year old male, Caucasian, 6'1 170ish pounds moderately active)

1. Walking almost every day 30 minutes to 2 hours.
2.  Oatmeal (not instant) or oat bran almost every day, unless I am deliberately skipping breakfast.
3.  40-60 grams of legumes a day, lentils or black beans.
4.  Switched from coffee to black or green tea, 4 to 6 cups seems to be the sweet spot.
5.  Cocoa powder in the last week seems to have been another factor.

other potential factors:
6.  I take supplemental magnesium (cheap magnesium oxide)
7.  Zinc every other day
8.  Grass-fed beef liver cooked with onions, and kale (2-3 times per week)
9.  Plain sugar free yogurt.
10.  2 soft boiled eggs, approximately 6 days a week.
11.  High dose instant release niacin (500-1,000 mg) 3-5 times per week
12.  A 3 oz tin of sardines, 7 days a week.
13.  Omega 3 to 6 ratio has been about 1 to 2 for a month now.
14.  No processed sugar, soda, or high fructose corn syrup, minimal vegetable oil.

Getting my blood-work done this week (cholesterol, Testosterone, and a few other targets).  Sexual frequency has seemed to track the dietary changes, 5-8 times per week, though erection quality was suffering a tad at 7-8 times per week).

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