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If you use traditional methods with good nutrition/protein (and carbs?) and reasonable testosterone levels, you can put on a TON of muscle in a year.  I put on a pound a month in spite of lots of chronic stress in my early 50's.  At 40 you can leave me in the dust if you do things right.  I'm not saying that's important, but just making a comment that 40 is a GREAT time to start adding muscle.  Then it's much easier to maintain and just build a little over the years.  That's what I wish I had done!  I know of had to start from scratch...
Tonsof muscle?
matters where you start from..If you have trained and added muscle,  then you likely have all the muscle you will ever have, unless you go AAS route.

you adding muscle (even 1lb/month?)makes me think of my past mindset, where I thought it would be easier to lose weight just by eating low calories(read: reduce calories and not get enough protein) and lose both fat and stored protein(muscle) from my body,.
eat and workout and the muscle will quickly come back on because of my genes want me to have muscle(at least some)

so I am asking you: when you put on TONS of muscle in your 40s, what was your status before, in your 30s etc
did you workout with the weights.  I know you ate unhealthy for years, so maybe you weren't a gym rat at all?  what changed to get you to put on TONs of muscle?

does anyone know how to find out how and if, obama care will affect me?


Not if you buy at Trader Joe's...
Trader Joes?  oh, isnt that the place were BIG people walk around buying $9/gallon of milk and tell me how healthy they are being?

I buy my HFCS-free catsup at Price Chopper where everyone goes....... my point being you gotta look

Quote from: huhlink=topic=150.msg10550#msg10550 date=1363840238
How does coffee effect my hunger?.
Coffee, hunger, and peptide YY.
J Am Coll Nutr. 2012 Jun;31(3):160-6.
Coffee, hunger, and peptide YY.

Greenberg JA, Geliebter A.


Department of Health and Nutrition Sciences, Brooklyn College of the City University of New York, 2900 Bedford Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11210, USA. jamesg@brooklyn.cuny.edu


There is evidence from several empirical studies suggesting that coffee may help people control body weight. Our objective was to assess the effects of caffeine, caffeinated coffee, and decaffeinated coffee, both alone and in combination with 75 g of glucose, on perceived hunger and satiety and related peptides.

We conducted a placebo-controlled single-blinded randomized 4-way crossover trial. Eleven healthy male volunteers (mean age, 23.5 5.7 years; mean BMI, 23.6 4.2 kg/m(2)) ingested 1 of 3 test beverages (caffeine in water, caffeinated coffee, or decaffeinated coffee) or placebo (water), and 60 minutes later they ingested the glucose. Eight times during each laboratory visit, hunger and satiety were assessed by visual analog scales, and blood samples were drawn to measure 3 endogenous peptides associated with hunger and satiety: ghrelin, peptide YY (PYY), and leptin.

Compared to placebo, decaffeinated coffee yielded significantly lower hunger during the whole 180-minute study period and higher plasma PYY for the first 90 minutes (p < 0.05). Caffeine in water had no effects on hunger or PYY. Caffeinated coffee showed a pattern between that of decaffeinated coffee and caffeine in water. These findings suggest that one or more noncaffeine ingredients in coffee may have the potential to decrease body weight. Glucose ingestion did not change the effects of the beverages.

Our randomized human trial showed that decaffeinated coffee can acutely decrease hunger and increase the satiety hormone PYY.

Testosterone, Hormones and General Men's Health / recipes
« on: March 22, 2013, 12:21:42 am »
Im not much of a cook, mostly because I cant find anything appealing to make where I know the nutrional breakdown and it fits into my way of eating

I did finally  find a really good recipe and I thought others might have some good ones to share that have the nutrional value, at least the fat content.

I use my vitamix and I combined:
1lbs broccoli florets
4 Brussel sprouts
3 handfuls of organic spinach
 2 cups organic blueberries
6 servings of Rice protein powder
lots of distilled water

and it tastes really good


For those of us how ate bucketloads of HCA's in their younger years and have irradiated their crotch with a variety of laptops for decades, this may actually be an idea worth considering?

what do you think of wi-fi and cell phones on health? 

If I'm not mistaken the low fat portion is more for general heart health, and to reduce or minimize arteriosclerosis.  An active body with the appropriate energy intake is less likely to have excessive fat stores, and therefore less like to produce or convert testosterone to a less desirable hormone.

Endogenous Testosterone and other hormones manufactured by the body start life as cholesterol.  Increased dietary fat can increase testosterone production (under some conditions) but can also increase the risk for arteriosclerosis, and create conditions where blood flow is reduced.
doubt it,I was looking for what LOW means in "low fat"?
from your "thoughts", they should have said hypocaloric(*insert biochem lecture on calories/metabolism/adipose tissue)

why did you respond to this if you dont know?

I'm coffee in the morning,
Controls insulin

black tea in the afternoon, and
Boosts blood flow/nitric oxide and lowers blood pressure

coccoa in the evening always warm.
Boosts blood flow/nitric oxide and lowers blood pressure (esp. in raw form):


this was an awesome post by peak!
how would one use Neo40?

I've actually given some coverage to Neo40 and to the researcher (Nathan Bryan) behind it on my site. Dr. Bryan is the real deal and is one of the top researchers in the world on the subject, so

How well does it work?  My guess is that it works about as well as other erectile supplements such as Ginseng and Pynogenol - maybe even a little better for some middle-aged and beyond men. One person at Neogenis said that it, informally, lowered blood pressure quite substantially, so that's a very good sign that it is significantly increasing nitric oxide. 

However, I still have not received any direct feedback from readers on it.  So, if you try it, please let me know what you think.  (Also, I wish that Dr. Bryan listed all ingredients in Neo40.)

Here are the links where I've got some additional information on the subject:

5) Neo40. One of the new kids on the block is Neo-40, the creation of one of the top nitric oxide researchers in the world.  The approach of Neo40 [Daily 30 Lozenges] - Nitric Oxide Supplement is really fairly simple and is based on utilizing two different metabolic pathways via L-Citrulline and a Hawthorn Berry Extract for nitrate/nitrite production. You can read more about here in my Interview with Neo40 Founder Nathan Bryan.


4.  Imo a lot of diets that people consider safe will actually lead to endothelial dysfunction and arteriosclerosis over time even if they are avid exercisers.

what diets are unsafe?
eggwhites, w-3s, veggies and fruit....reasonably safe diet?

I don't think we should go into that here:  most guys are pretty opinionated on how they eat.
how about a thread spilt then?
Im curious to know why some diets are unsafe?

Testosterone, Hormones and General Men's Health / Politics and Health
« on: March 16, 2013, 04:20:42 pm »

That's good that you were able to change your perceptions of health and receive some tangible benefits. You're right, the epidemic is so bad in America. I'm just in disbelief that it could get any worse than it already is. It has to be at the tipping point where it is such a massive problem and so many people are eating themselves into the grave that finally Americans will wake up to it and change. People seem so much more health conscious now than they were in the 80's and 90's but statistics seem to show that America just keeps getting fatter somehow.
one wonders why americans are so fat/unhealthy?
Because people eat more calories than burn,,,duh...oh, but why do they do this?

1. Is it because Americans don't know what is healthy?  because of math/packaging:

IE. They know what they are told, "LOW FAT!" PALEO! etc, but don't know a food item with  6 servings  in it, which shows 3grams Total fat" is actually 18grams of fat in the whole package?

2  Americans think any  exercise will overcome their diet. ie
"I went to the gym today, eating fast food is fine, I earned it"

3,  no personal responsibility to be healthy
-I can eat/do whatever I want, I can always get lipo/surgery
      -while I dont think because think this way at all, it  is part of the problem,  If people werent so fat, they wouldnt need so many medications, which everyone else helps defray the cost of if/when the fafttie can't pay for them)

4. As I've often  referred to myself(when I was fat) and others who are fat, fat peolpe are addicts and it's because of many things(carbs causing spikes in insulin, and notably: Excitotoxins,  http://americannutritionassociation.org/newsletter/review-excitotoxins-taste-kills, in the food are becoming more common in foods and lead to  addiction to food
Over the last fifty years, food processors have steady increased the amount of MSG added to foods. One of the primary and most consistent effects of MSG and other excitotoxins is triggering "an insulin/adrenalin/fat storage/food craving response." That response is what causes the, "I'm hungry again an hour after I eat Chinese food," quandary. It is also why some of us crave potato chips and other snack foods that contain monosodium glutamate, even though we're full.

Our food suppliers are no longer in the business of providing nutritious foods because its not as profitable as being in the manufactured-taste-to-addict and the extended-shelf-life business.

Testosterone, Hormones and General Men's Health / PeakT's BMI?
« on: March 14, 2013, 05:56:23 pm »

I'm about as skinny a bastard as there is out there and I've got a touch of it I'm pretty sure.  It's not quite bad enough to get a study according to my (perhaps incrrect thinking)
What is your current BMI?

Testosterone, Hormones and General Men's Health / Quinoa Preparation
« on: March 12, 2013, 07:56:53 pm »

They way I am currently eating is potatoes and quinoa (ideally soaked) for my carbs.  Then I supplement with many of the foods in my book.

My goal is to eat 8+ servings of fruites and vegetables eatch day.  There are many studies showing the beneift of this and I try not to go crazy with the fructose:

I bought some "tricolor quinoa" and have a few questions for you:
1, I dont like nutritional labels that list fat AND then dont tell me what kind of fat it is...
The nutrition site I go to says it's pretty dang healthyhttp://nutritiondata.self.com/facts/cereal-grains-and-pasta/10352/2

and this other one


I still cant find what kind of fat is in the stuff

Im interested in how you make it?  you use a rice cooker yes?  I make rice by  throwing raw rice in a bowl and adding water and nuking it for 2-4 minutes...that process should work the same for quinoa. yes?

I have had 2 different experiences with carb intake

1 if I dont have carbs, and decide to get it on with a lady, things POP up and its go time

2 if Im alone and have carbs, I get horny after eating carbs, which doesnt happen after a no fat meal of veggies and protein or just one of those components...

so I dunno what to think or if those 2 experiences mean anything

Testosterone, Hormones and General Men's Health / Is Soy Really Bad?
« on: March 04, 2013, 10:03:12 pm »
Yes, that's a good point:  I mostly by bean-based fat free stuff because, as you know, I try to avoid wheat and soy.  So good points...
damn it, I always thought SOY was ok, till this site......you are sure soy is bad for my Testosterone/boners/health

Testosterone, Hormones and General Men's Health / 12% bodyfat
« on: March 04, 2013, 07:20:29 am »
I was told by a friend that, who monitors his Total Test level, that his max was around 12% bodyfat

I saw this page and dont know if it's true, but thought it would make a good start for a thread about what attracts women to men....  which is what this site is about(well, its about how to keep women by making yourself super healthy but it does fit)

Twenty-nine women in the fertile stage of their menstrual cycle (meaning they were more receptive to sexual cues, and more responsive to masculinity) rated pictures of 69 young white males of all body sizes by their attractiveness, masculinity, and body fat.

They then took these rating and compared them to how well the men’s immune system responded to a Hepatitis B vaccine. They also tested circulating testosterone levels in the participants.

The results showed that a man’s masculinity rating didn’t mean he was more attractive, and also didn’t mean that his immune system worked better. How masculine a man was also wasn’t an indicator of how much testosterone he had either.

On the other hand, body fat was linked to attractiveness, high testosterone levels, and a stronger immune system. Too much fat was bad too, though: Body fat attractiveness had a bell-shaped curve. The most attractive men had 12 percent body fat.

When he was above normal body fat — obese or overweight — the immune system was negatively impacted.
move the arrows to see the guy looking thin


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