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  1. DHEA & Cortisol

    So what's new with DHEA. I've read a couple of very interesting books on this subject lately - most recently Tomorrowland by Steven Kotler. Has anyone any knowledge or experience of supplementing with DHEA (Dehydroepiandrosterone)? I'm talking from an anti ageing / well being perspective in particular. If you're not familiar here are a couple of additional articles - https://www.pharmaceutical.co.nz/dhea/ - https://www.youronlinepharmacy.co.nz/information-library/12-DHEA Unfortunately it is available through prescription only in NZ still - of course I can speak to my GP about this. Alternatively though (and quicker & easier), it can be purchased from overseas supplement stores and shipped here. I'm not sure however if this is legal, or whether the order will actually be allowed through customs. What is the situation here? Any thoughts, suggestions or comments gratefully received. Herc I've been reading/researching about this hormone recently and would like to experiment.
  2. DHEA

    So what's new with DHEA. I've read a couple of very interesting books on this subject lately - most recently Tomorrowland by Steven Kotler. Has anyone any knowledge or experience of supplementing with DHEA (Dehydroepiandrosterone)? If you're not familiar here are a couple of additional articles - https://www.pharmaceutical.co.nz/dhea/ - https://www.youronlinepharmacy.co.nz/information-library/12-DHEA Unfortunately it is available through prescription only in NZ still - of course I can speak to my GP about this. Alternatively though (and quicker & easier), it can be purchased from overseas supplement stores and shipped here. I'm not sure however if this is legal, or whether the order will actually be allowed through customs. What is the situation here? Any thoughts, suggestions or comments gratefully received. Herc
  3. Nootropic & Cognitive Enhancer

    Creatine monohydrate & caffeine , which I imagine you may well be taking already, are amongst the most effective Nootropic. As Creatine also has the well known benefits associated with exercise performance and recovery I'd say you're on to a winner with that alone. https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/nootropics
  4. Hi I'm looking for somewhere that sells suspension training straps / kits. Lots of places sell the 'original' TRX kits but they're pretty expensive and I know there are alternatives - just don't know where to get them.... Any help much appreciated. Thanks. Herc
  5. Suspension Training Straps / Kits

    Thanks. Found some: Hart Web Trainer - www.hartsport.co.nz/products/6-751
  6. How are you guys in Christchurch?

    Hey all. Just wanted to check in - still here! I was in Platinum Sport gym at the time. Came out of the building to scenes that resembled 9/11 with regard to all the dust in the streets - you couldn't see 50m and there were buildings down in every direction you looked. Scariest moment of my life without a doubt. So very fortunate compared to some poor souls though! Stay safe all.
  7. Can I get fit in a week?

    There's no doubt you could build a relatively decent level of fitness in 6 weeks if you put together a plan and follow it. Plenty of cardio - x-training, running, bike, swimming, HIIT, Circuit Training to name a few. The military do this all the time with 'average joe' coming off the street. 6-8 weeks later they're at the level where they can pass various fitness tests.... so certainly doable.
  8. for those who have not seen it

    Watching this show [Worlds Strongest Man] used to be a Christmas tradition in the UK back in the day........ http://youtu.be/bmSn4Zt3JDw
  9. How do you work them out? Do you do it on the fly, using a formula or an on-line calculator? This is what I came up with..... Weight: 83kg BMR (1615) + Harris Formula (x1.55): 2503 Daily calorific requirement 40:40:20 (Pro:Cho:Fat split) Protein: 250g - 2503cals *.40% /4. Carbs: 250g - 2503cals *.40% /4. Fats: 55g - 2503cals *20% /9 Cals: 2503 cals Now I’m suffering from over thinking and information overload on the subject and though you might kick me back onto the rails..... How many grams of protein per day should I be looking at? I’m currently 83kg looking to increase steadily. Train 4-5 x 45-60min sessions a week Accordingly I’ve calculated I need approx 2503-2786 cals per day. If I go with a 40:40:20 (Pro:Cho:Fat) split that's 250g protein per day. 250g per day at my current weight seems a bit high. I don't have an issue with this if it's correct and I can consume it but if it's too much for my body to utilise it's a waste of time and more importantly money. 2g per kg / 1g per lbs of bodyweight seems to be the majority consensus and this would require me to consume approx 183g per day. But there are so many articles on the subject all giving different and often conflicting advice that it's difficult to determine which are accurate, supported, personal opinions or just bu**ocks...... A little guidance from you knowledgeable folk would really be appreciated. Thx
  10. Muscle memory

    Similar to a few of the other 'older' guys here have said, I've been training on and off for 20+ years or so. Done other sports and activities, picked up some pretty nasty injuries and taken long breaks cos it just didn't fit in with what was going on in my life at the time. One thing that always amazes me though is how quickly I regain shape when I return to the weights....... There's definitely something to the study.
  11. cheap protein

    If you're in a position to buy in bulk it might be worth while checking these guys out. I've no idea what their product is like, I haven't used it personally but it was recommended to me. http://www.davistrading.co.nz/ Branches in: AKL, WLG, PMR & CHC
  12. Iphone app for NZBB

    Is that because you don't have one?? lol... I used to say that. Then 'they' made me buy one. iPhones are awesome.... OMG! WTF! :pfft:
  13. new squat rack exercise

    Les Mills, only cause it's free :pfft: Free?
  14. The benefits of stretching!

    I usually stretch a muscle/group at the end of working that particular body part i.e. on completion of chest or quads or biceps exercises. Until recently I used to just stretch 'normally' but after reading some info on EFS (Extreme Fascial Stretching) techniques I thought I'd give it ago...... Murder, but hell of a stretch. I still employ the same idea as above but stretching under tension takes it to a whole new level. Give it a try, would be interested to hear if it makes any difference to your gains, physique etc particularly to the big ones amongst us. EDIT* Forgot to add the link.. http://www.bodybuilding.com/fun/extreme_fascial_stretching.htm Pretty much identical techniques as Ty's below.
  15. Diet for abs?

    That depends more on the individual I think. They're the people that think once they've lost the weight they can stop caring about what they eat and go back to their old shitty habits and they'll keep the weight off :roll: I think calorie counting works more in the sense that it makes people realise what they're putting into their bodies, and that includes the macro breakdown as well. If someone's already conscious of what they're taking in then it's totally unnecessary for most, but if they don't have a clue what's going on it's a good way to start and helps them gain some awareness about their eating habits, once they learn more about themselves and nutrition in general chances are they'd be able to stop counting and just make small adjustments as needed. amck25, what have you been eating lately and how's that been effecting you? Are you gaining or losing weight, staying the same etc? If you've been losing weight how are you feeling? Generally good or a bit run down and tired? At last a well informed reply with scene and reason and no counterproductive pointless slating. Nice one Phed. Keep up the good work there amck25, everyone has to start somewhere and at least you've started.
  16. Dietary protein, carbs and fat

    IN OTHER WORDS THE ADA THINKS MEN ARE NEANDERTHALS. "mmmmm meat make me manly"Dude, I have to agree that this is a pretty commonly held belief. I don't eat red meat (cow, sheep or pig), seriously if I had a buck for every time some bloke said to me 'What! You don't eat red meat! What's wrong with you you big girl, real men eat MEAT!!' I'd be a very f**kin rich man. Lots of people hold this idea to be true. It does however always make me chuckle on the inside at the irony of a skinny plaid or fat lazy guy who's uttering this garbage to me........
  17. Diet advice template

    +1 vote.
  18. Dietary protein, carbs and fat

    Appended to post 1
  19. Diet for abs?

    ...take a chill pill brother All that Rapper music's given you anger! The advice was given in the right spirit! In hindsight without obtain a good background on the patient first which of course is key but the advice did state that he should calculate his daily calorific needs first..... This would imply that he's getting the calories he needs before any reductions are made.
  20. Diet for abs?

    I guess you raise a good point...... I'll stand by my answer though, although it's only relevant if your eating habits are good.
  21. JACK3D

    Coffee - natural and good for you. Brought to you buy the New Zealand Coffee Marketing Board
  22. Diet for abs?

    As Mike said. Work out your BMR: http://www.bmi-calculator.net/bmr-calculator/ Workout your total daily calorie needs using the Harris Benedict Formula: http://www.bmi-calculator.net/bmr-calculator/harris-benedict-equation/ Then try subtracting 500 calories (for instance) per day from your daily need. http://www.bmi-calculator.net/bmr-calculator/harris-benedict-equation/calorie-intake-to-lose-weight.php
  23. Dietary protein, carbs and fat

    I'm a numbers man - maybe the military did it to me.... Basal Metabolic Rate (BMR): 1615 (http://www.bmi-calculator.net/bmr-calculator/) Harris Benedict Equation Total daily calorie need for maintenance: 2503 (moderate exercise/sports 3-5 days/week) : Calorie-Calculation = BMR x 1.55 (http://www.bmi-calculator.net/bmr-calculator/harris-benedict-equation/)
  24. Eat me protein

    Eat Me's good. I found it very sweet too. There are way cheaper, equally good quality WPC & WPI around though......
  25. iPhone Apps - Nutrition

    I've just installed this..... awesome - no more guess work. Pick your foods from the millions listed in the database, add them to your favorites list (this is easy cos we all eat the same things every day) and then tell the thing what you had, how much and when and the rest is done for you...... http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/dailyburn-calorie-workout/id378928008?mt=8 You can track your weight and workouts with the app too but I just use the Nutrition Tracker.
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