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    #16
    I don't get the mentallity behind that. Can't I just add 5-10lbs each work out regardless of how many reps I do? Or does doing the 20 rep squat increase your strength so much that you CAN do it without "feeling" it?

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      #17
      20 rep squats make you mentally tough as well. By the time you hit anything past 15, it's mostly a head game. That, and trying not to puke.

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        #18
        Originally posted by super kick
        Understood. Is tuna great? i heard it wasn't due to high mercury levels.
        The FDA recommends you not eat more than 12 ounces of light tuna (the cheaper stuff) or 6 ounces of white tuna/albacore a week. So go ahead and eat it, just don't eat it 3 meals a day 7 days a week.

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          #19
          I'm not 100% sure if this is true but I have heard that if you eat a lot of garlic, it will flush the mercury from tuna (as well as other harmful chemicals) out of your system.

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            #20
            Whether or not it will flush mercury out of your system, garlic will raise your estrogen levels if you eat alot of it. Higher estrogen levels mean that you will put on more fat.

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              #21
              What about onions? Fuck. I love garlic and onions... :(

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                #22
                I haven't heard anything regarding onions. As far as I know they are tasty and healthy. But garlic... that's a killer... why do you think old italian men always have bitchtits? It's not mom's cookin... well it is, but it's not the meatballs.

                In all seriousness, though, as long as garlic isn't a main staple of your diet you should be okay. And then there are always anti-estrogen pills. Bodybuilders take them to keep steroids from giving them gynocomastia (due to aromatizing or metasticising or whatever the hell they do that causes them to become estrogen.)

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                  #23
                  Well, they're not nearly as big a part of my diet as onions are, but still...

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                    #24
                    Originally posted by CNagy
                    Whether or not it will flush mercury out of your system, garlic will raise your estrogen levels if you eat alot of it. Higher estrogen levels mean that you will put on more fat.

                    Really?! Shit I never heard that one before, thanks for the tip. That's a new food on my list of estrogen producing foods to avoid, do you by any chance have any others of which I should be aware of? (I already know about tofu, meso and soy in general)

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                      #25
                      Originally posted by CNagy
                      I haven't heard anything regarding onions. As far as I know they are tasty and healthy. But garlic... that's a killer... why do you think old italian men always have bitchtits? It's not mom's cookin... well it is, but it's not the meatballs.

                      In all seriousness, though, as long as garlic isn't a main staple of your diet you should be okay. And then there are always anti-estrogen pills. Bodybuilders take them to keep steroids from giving them gynocomastia (due to aromatizing or metasticising or whatever the hell they do that causes them to become estrogen.)
                      Actually most guineas are stocky and can smash planets.

                      As for considering garlic or onions to be sources of increasing estrogen, that's just complete bullshit. Estrogen is needed to some degree and it has to be in balance with T levels. Anti-E pills... If you're refering to SERM's and not OTC stuff, there are a variety of these that have different properties. The goal when coming off of a cycle is to regulate the hormone levels, not directly suppress Estrogen. As direct suppression of E will in term cause T levels to dramatically drop. This also highly depends on the steroids taken during the cycle as to what PCT needs to be. Aromamtization is the process where the body converts T to E due to the lack of E in the body when it's trying to reach homeostasis. An overload of E is responsible for increased moodiness, aggression, etc. (Roid rage isn't directly related to T and there are studies to support that the rage is just the person's psychosomatic reaction to the Fallidror effect of taking something that is supposed to make you have rage, etc.) Enhance E suppression does very little to regulate the system in terms of bringing T levels back to norms effectively. IE if only an Anti-E is taken for PCT, then after the PCT the body will have abnormal levels of both T and E that will still cause Atrophy, Gynomastia, and a whole host of psychological effects.

                      PL- Sarcoplasm is the fluid that rests between the outside of the fibers and the sack walls. It's directly responsible for fueling the muscles. When a muscles is introduced to activity causing it to need more nutrients for extended periods of time then there is an increased amount of Sarcoplasm. So Sarcoplasmic hypertrophy is the increasing of the fluid due to a lifting scheme that involves lesser weight for longer periods of time/higher repetions. I'll also explain myofibrilliar hypertrophy if you want.

                      Miso's not so bad for lowering T levels, just avoid ingesting a lot of it.
                      Last edited by Equipoise; 5/02/2006 6:29pm, .
                      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qGXiN-_BCts

                      Numa ^ 3

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                        #26
                        Originally posted by Equipoise
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                        I'm repeating advice I've been told by more than a few trainers and bodybuilders. That said, I suppose the information could be suspect. I'll try to find sources.

                        As for the anti-estrogen pills, I'm not talking about over the counter. Again, my primary source of information is bodybuilders, and the ones I talked to pretty much stated that the pills flush excess estrogen (from aromatizing steroids like certain flavours of testosterone? I don't remember the exact terminology) out of the body. That said, I don't know that any of them have degrees in chemistry. I probably should have qualified all of this in my original post.

                        As for myofibrilliar hypertrophy, I would welcome any information you have to give.

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                          #27
                          A quick net search gives the following results:

                          Jennifer Erwin lists garlic as an Estrogen raising food in Matrifocus magazine.
                          http://www.matrifocus.com/LAM03/greenwitch.htm

                          The Connective Tissue Disorder Site, run by one Sandy Simmons, lists avoiding garlic as a factor in reducing estrogen levels.
                          http://www.ctds.info/menorrhagia_diet.html

                          I haven't seen onions mentioned anywhere.

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                            #28
                            Originally posted by CNagy
                            A quick net search gives the following results:

                            Jennifer Erwin lists garlic as an Estrogen raising food in Matrifocus magazine.
                            http://www.matrifocus.com/LAM03/greenwitch.htm

                            The Connective Tissue Disorder Site, run by one Sandy Simmons, lists avoiding garlic as a factor in reducing estrogen levels.
                            http://www.ctds.info/menorrhagia_diet.html

                            I haven't seen onions mentioned anywhere.

                            Did you even look at the source of your first listing.. "MatriFocus, a Cross-Quarterly Web Magazine for Goddess Women Near & Far."

                            As for your second listing.. Lifestyle factors often recommended to lower estrogen levels (and possibly help menorrhagia due to high estrogen levels) include: **Garlic**

                            Do you even read what you list as reputable sources?

                            Even if it did say what you wanted it to, where is your direct source and scientific study that says Garlic raises Estrogen levels.
                            http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qGXiN-_BCts

                            Numa ^ 3

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                              #29
                              Out of context wins the day?

                              • Avoidance of soy products
                              • Garlic, onions
                              • Grapes
                              • Aspirin
                              • Olive oil
                              I hesistated on including that reference, because when you look at the list instead of one line, you see that it can be interpreted either way. Of course, the other reason I included it was because in light of pretty much everyone I've talked to and everything I've read (which seemed credible) all had the same opinion.

                              Thank you for attacking the source instead of me, the poster. Now, I'm trying to understand what you find faulty with the first source, is it the name? Is it the fact that it is geared towards women? You wanted sources, I gave you the 2 minute google search version.

                              I'll look for a scientific study to back it up, but I won't look very hard. I've heard the assertion made regarding garlic from more than enough people and read it in more than enough locations for me to feel comfortable in throwing it out onto the net. If I am wrong, and I find proof to that effect (or you post proof to that effect,) I'll be the first to admit it.

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                                #30
                                HerbalChem.net lists Garlic as a phytoestrogen which "...are not identical to steroids but have enough features in common that they can affect steroid receptors and hormone metabolism in cells."
                                http://www.herbalchem.net/Introductory.htm

                                SensibleHealth.com lists Garlic as a food with estrogenic activity.
                                http://www.sensiblehealth.com/estrogen.html

                                And here we have an explaination of the effects of phytoestrogen on the reproductive systems of mammals.
                                http://classes.aces.uiuc.edu/AnSci30...odulators.html

                                Now, I'm not a biologist, but the gist of what I am reading is that garlic is a what I have been told time and against that it is.

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