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Old 09-15-2015, 09:08 AM
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Added the gratitude journal to my morning routine. I just found I tried it a few years stopped and started. The morning I know I can get it done.

Mini challenges - still no pop/diet pop/coke zero. 3 weeks in I think?
What have you replaced it with, if anything? I only crave it at certain times, like when I'm in my car, so I have my alternative ready.
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Old 09-16-2015, 02:20 PM
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What have you replaced it with, if anything? I only crave it at certain times, like when I'm in my car, so I have my alternative ready.
I have replaced it with Sparking Water - or a starbucks refresher. But primarily sparking water such as Perrier, San Benedetto - those are in Canada, Not sure of ones in USA.
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Old 09-26-2015, 09:30 AM
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What have you replaced it with, if anything? I only crave it at certain times, like when I'm in my car, so I have my alternative ready.
Leslie, how is the replacement going?

Quick update, no diet pop or coke zero or pop since beginning.

I am staying focused on that goal.

Next workout just looking for some ideas, diet is important, just finished TT GML 2.0/2K3/2K4), looking to get my weight down to 150 from 158. I am 5'6" 5'7",

Shoot me some ideas for next workout. Was thinking Clash of Titans 5, but I have no idea.
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Old 09-26-2015, 03:18 PM
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Forget about your weight, that's not what matters. It's how you look.

150 is way too skinny for 5'8. I weigh 170 and feel too skinny at 5'9.

I recommend keeping a tight diet and using one of the TT For Mass programs...we had a 2.0 that came out last year.

You'll build muscle and drop your body fat % with that.

Great work on kicking the diet soda,

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Old 10-13-2015, 05:42 AM
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Forget about your weight, that's not what matters. It's how you look.

150 is way too skinny for 5'8. I weigh 170 and feel too skinny at 5'9.

I recommend keeping a tight diet and using one of the TT For Mass programs...we had a 2.0 that came out last year.

You'll build muscle and drop your body fat % with that.

Great work on kicking the diet soda,

Craig
on week 3 of mass at home 2, I noticed my weight dropped from 160-157, body feels tighter, diet is improving. Putting a big focus on diet. In fact have a 7 day diet challenge with wife on avoiding foods from a box starting yesterday.

Still no pop of any kind.
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Old 10-13-2015, 08:20 AM
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Great to hear that your wife is getting involved. That's the best support you can get.
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Old 10-20-2015, 05:35 AM
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more out of curiosity what is the purpose of squeezing your muscle at the end of a rep? What does it accomplish?
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Old 10-20-2015, 08:29 AM
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Hey Blake,

Great question.

Squeezing the muscle at the top of a movement helps put more stimulus on the muscle and allows you to recruit more muscle fibers.

Most people mindlessly go through the motions of each rep, and by contracting it helps you slow down the rep and be mindful of what muscles you are working.
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Old 10-23-2015, 07:09 PM
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ideas for final 4 weeks of contest workout

as craig said I should still be tightening up diet and gaining muscle and strength

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any other ideas

can really only do 3x/week
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Old 10-24-2015, 07:29 AM
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BDHC 1. It's the champ.
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