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General Discussion / Re: Bow Hunting
« on: April 06, 2012, 05:58:06 am »
Way to go!! I bet you felt like a million bucks in that moment. Taking down a large animal with a clean kill shot with a bow is an impressive accomplishment. I've had the fortune of being given some elk meat from out West by a hunter friend, and it did taste very sage-y. Probably from chaparral. (I never can type that word without having "Rawhide" go through my head.) Anyway, congrats on the kill!

Oh it was great. I have gotten rusty recently though, but I liken the dynamics of archery to riding a bike (a lot like everything else) it's programmed in, just needs to be refined through practice. There are some pretty good archery ranges where I live so I plan on doing that this spring/summer quite a bit. I'm glad to hear you've taken a liking to archery yourself. Let us know how you come along.

General Discussion / Re: fish vs red meats
« on: April 06, 2012, 05:50:01 am »
Right on, glad to hear that some of you enjoy the toro and sea urchin like myself! Just wish it was more affordable.

Exercise / Bodybuilding / Re: Anyone try P90X ?
« on: April 04, 2012, 10:37:11 am »
Regarding the food component, any suggestions? I currently am raw primal. Dairy and meat and vege and honey and eggs.

My goal is not to get ripped.

My goal is to try a different workout.

Over the years I have gone through various things which I completely enjoyed, but I like variation. I find doing the same thing endlessly, is endlessly boring and hurts after awhile with the same muscles geting activated.

There is no muscle machines in my future.

I understand how routines can get boring very quickly. I was one to change routines every month or even every couple of weeks during my early and intermediate years which didn't do anything beneficial for me. The longest routine that I've stuck with now for the past year and a half has kept me interested, which surprises me as I get bored very quickly (with everything). I stick to heavy compounds, I do the same lifts 3 x a week, but the goal is to add weight and set new personal records which keeps me entertained. Just a suggestion. Takes a great deal of experimentation. I will add that in my observations, friends, family, forum posters, that a lot of people typically do very well with heavy compound lifts focusing on form and full range of movement activating total body musculature per workout.

General Discussion / Re: Bow Hunting
« on: April 04, 2012, 09:47:47 am »
I began hunting 5 years ago and try to every year although licenses can be pretty steep depending on the game. I've used rifles, shotguns, and my compound successfully. I managed to drop an Elk bull with easton axis arrows, complete pass through the lungs. Was great eating, no parasites, it was pretty sagey tasting which was different. I would like to get better at the longbow, there's just such a fantastic sense of accomplishment pulling off hard target shots with it as it takes a great deal of skill.

General Discussion / Re: fish vs red meats
« on: April 04, 2012, 09:28:46 am »
Yeah, that's one reason why I go by what tastes the best, basically using the Instincto approach, rather than what the label says. It just so happens that the fish labeled "sashimi grade" tastes the best to me, but the label means nothing to me. My local market actually has the best quality food I've ever encountered anywhere on the East coast of the USA. They have very high standards. Unfortunately, they also have high prices. LOL

I've had similar experiences on my end, the 'sashimi' grade has happened to taste the best and incidentally be the freshest as well.  Some of the best tasting fish I have ever had has been sashimi toro- fatty tuna. It's ridiculously expensive though. Have you ever tried sea urchin? Talk about a strange consistency and I've had my fare share of organs.. It was actually pretty good.

General Discussion / Re: egg diet
« on: April 01, 2012, 09:00:55 am »
Thanks guys, I placed an order with Mary, she is very nice and helpful. I went in for fresh flank, sirloin, ground bison, liver, heart, marrow, adrenals, kabobs. About 12lbs to give them a shot, I'm looking forward to trying their grass fed bison. It's too bad they don't have bison brains as they use Full metal jackets before slaughter.

General Discussion / Re: fish vs red meats
« on: April 01, 2012, 08:56:38 am »
      I don't get sashimi grade. I don't really know if that means the same thing all the time. I heard it refers to previously frozen, or a type of cut. Instead I go to the best fish market in town. They have fresh fish Tues. -Sat.  They are a family that has been in business a long time and they know an amazing amount about fish. I'm learning from them a little at a time. I go there often and they know me and what I like. I sometimes spend $15/lb on fish but I find nice fish for $9, or $12 most often. I usually buy the whole fish and clean and skin it myself. My point is to find a fish man who knows his fish, then he can tell you what is the best fish for your $$$$. I just bought a nice piece of tuna $12/lb that he said he liked better than the $28 sashimi. It was good. ;) Anybody who lives near a city should find a good fish market. I hope you find better deals.

It usually is suppose to be synonymous with fresh wild caught fish, the best cut, or high grade that sushi restaurants procure, at least that's what I've been told and what I can surmise. I think your right though in that may not be necessarily the case and it can differ substantially from one place to the next. That's great that you found a fantastic source, the best way to go for sure. I live more in the center of the U.S. in Colorado and it's been hard to try to find a good source for a decent price as most fish needs to be overnighted in since CO isn't coastal which leads to the expensive price tags.

General Discussion / Re: How much beef do you consume a week/month?
« on: March 31, 2012, 11:40:16 pm »
14-18lbs of meat a week.

General Discussion / Re: fish vs red meats
« on: March 31, 2012, 11:32:38 pm »
Mackerel is comparatively cheep. I just tried Shad fish and it was $7 fresh caught, and a little salmon like-ish!!! :P Eating a variety makes your favorites never get old.
I feel poor lately too. I just eat the best I can in tough times. I don't like the pinch but I could easily become extravagant, so it balances me. I've been eating 6-8 eggs a day. I lightly fry the whites in coconut oil or butter on the lowest setting it is warm but only to streaks of white, not all cooked.Then I mix the warmed/cooked whites back with the yolks and slurp it all down. I love it actually. I started cooking the whites for my dog then I wanted some. The whites are like egg drop soup, without the other stuff. I salt and pepper it. I have no stomach upset, which I still sometimes get from totally raw whites, and then I don't waste when I'm broke. When I'm working more hours, I'll eat more fresh fish and meat, but I'm enjoying this and its better than abandoning ship.

Fresh sashimi grade mackerel is fantastic, I could eat it along with salmon and yellow tail all day, everyday if I didn't have to take out a second mortgage to afford it.

General Discussion / Re: egg diet
« on: March 31, 2012, 11:29:03 pm »
are you opposed to having mail ordered meat sent to you.  North Star Bison is a wonderful company to deal with , all fresh, all grass fed.  Store bought eggs come from chickens which eat two foods, soy, and corn. 

Hi Van,

What do you order from North Star? I may give them a try since they do have fresh organs and glands.

Hot Topics / Re: Quinoa
« on: March 30, 2012, 10:42:27 am »
I tried incorporating quinoa a year back or so for pre-workout meals/carbs, and it would wreak havoc on my digestion and felt like shit afterwards. Definitely not for me.

Exercise / Bodybuilding / Re: Insulin, Growth Hormone, bulking
« on: March 30, 2012, 05:25:53 am »
I have similar experience with liver. There's some unknown factor in raw liver, which increases endurance; there have been experiments with mice left swimming to death, and those that ate liver beforehand went on swimming for more than two hours vs. those on normal diet or normal diet + vitamin pills that survived only around 10 minutes.
I have similar experience with liver. There's some unknown factor in raw liver, which increases endurance; there have been experiments with mice left swimming to death, and those that ate liver beforehand went on swimming for more than two hours vs. those on normal diet or normal diet + vitamin pills that survived only around 10 minutes.

Good call, I remember that study.

 I wish I was able to get a consistent grassfed liver source out here in Colorado, but have yet to find one near where I live. As for testosterone, I definitely think inducing a natural raise in testosterone is beneficial, the higher the levels (within reason) are essential for well-being, bone mass, and muscle mass. I think you may be right in regards to excess test being converted to estrogen as a means for homeostasis, and a lot is due to genetics and adipose tissue has higher binding receptors for estrogen from what I remember reading.

General Discussion / Re: Bruce Lee
« on: March 29, 2012, 10:49:48 am »
Eric's right. Bruce Lee is also known to have drunk protein powder shakes and other processed foods. Not an ideal rawpalaeodieter. Hmm, that just leaves us Mel Gibson and Uma Thurman, and Val Kilmer as genuine raw-meat-eaters - oh and Armand Tanny and similiar bodybuilders of that era.

I didn't know Kilmer joined the foray.. interesting.  As for Bruce, he certainly wouldn't fit the paleo eater. This might incite some flames, but I don't think he's the avatar of martial art kingdom that many seem to believe, and I was a huge Bruce Lee fan as a kid. The more I researched him the less impressed I became. I definitely respect the man's legacy and the amount of publicity he's brought to martial arts in general and in the film industry.

Exercise / Bodybuilding / Re: Today's workout?
« on: March 29, 2012, 10:19:47 am »
Today's workout was 2 hours of kickboxing at a local mma club.  It was my first day and we focused on footwork and basic punches (jab and cross).  I did 2 hours of jujitsu the yesterday for the first time as well.   My previous exercise for the most part was yoga a couple times a week and sitting on my lazy ass.  Needless to say after these two consecutive days of the hardest workouts of my life, there isn't a muscle on my body that isnt sore or bruised.  Tomorrow is jujitsu again, I just need to stick with this. 

Side note I've been eating raw again starting this monday (the day before my first day of training) and I've been RZC.  I'm going to try and do the Anobolic diet, except raw paleo.  It is basically carb cycling.  But the first 2 weeks no carbs so you switch to running on fat.

Juijutsu is a blast ain't it? Great workout and skills abound! You should do well on the anabolic diet. I tried it on and off with fair success, I wouldn't suggest two days of carbing up however if you happen to be sensitive to carbs or wish to lose excess body fat. 8-12 hours is plenty for most, but it all comes down to experimentation for sure. Wish you well with it.

Today I did Reverse Pyramid Training-
Incline DB press 1x 100lbs 8reps, 1x 90lbs for 8, 1x 80lbs for 9.
Military press 135lbs x 7, 120lbs x 7, 110 x 8
Dips 278lbs (bw + 100lbs) x 9, 248lbs x 8. 3rd set I just did body weight for 18 reps.
Skull crushers 100lbs x 10 for 3 sets.

Exercise / Bodybuilding / Re: Insulin, Growth Hormone, bulking
« on: March 29, 2012, 10:05:25 am »
I wonder if perhaps eating a ton of testicles would have a more natural steroid effect.

Or even eating lots of brains and other glands.

Along with drinking copious amounts of fresh blood.

I am not sure if it would cause one to gain bulk mass(because I am on a low carb diet I haven't gained much mass. I have maintained around 170) But as far as increasing strength, I have noticed great overall improvements in muscle tone and endurance from eating whole animal raw paleo, along with extra brains and testicles. I have been eating a brain a day for the past three weeks.

Anyone else believe that blood, brains, and balls could have natural and safe androgenic properties?

The notion is that like cures like or stimulates like. The bodybuilders back in the 1970's were taking copious amount of liver pills (not ideal by any means), but the testimonies from Jack Lalanne, Don Howorth, Frank Zane, etc, all felt incredible endurance, faster recovery, and skin complexion improved substantially. Vince Gironda who trained many of the famous bodybuilders from 60's to late 80's was a huge proponent of orchic (bull balls) as was Bob Gajda who were both natural. Jack Lalanne and others during the Muscle Beach years would go to the stockyards and drink raw cows blood, until Jack thought he sipped down what appeared to be a clot and then stopped. He admitted that the cows blood was also an excellent energizer.

The only aforementioned gland I've eaten fairly consistently would be liver and I definitely feel better and has given me substantial endurance and recovery from heavy training in the gym. I have yet to try raw rocky mountain oysters, but I would like to if I can procure a source.

Hot Topics / Re: TOO MUCH protein bad for kidneys?
« on: March 29, 2012, 06:09:34 am »
I can easily eat 1 kilo of raw meat per day, especially when having been physically active. Whether my body actually requires that amount though is another matter. I have noticed that eg. 5 kg of deer meat (venison) will last me a couple of days longer than beef. The venison gives me a much clearer stop signal, and more importantly a stop signal that I don't seem to have the urge to ignore. In my experience domestic meats can easily be over-eaten and wild game meat not so easily. Maybe the reason for this is the differing fat content.

Likewise, I can easily consume 2-3lbs of meat in a day, I think my record is 5lbs and that was after some extremely arduous activity and as far as I can tell, have suffered no issues. Granted, we have no idea what's happening internally at any given moment, all we truly have are our senses to guide us and give us information.

Hot Topics / Re: I wonder if they are RPDieters ?
« on: March 29, 2012, 06:02:56 am »
02:43- That's some contortionism alright!

Health / Re: Cramping problems are getting worse!
« on: June 29, 2008, 03:38:33 pm »
More organs and red muscle meat should help. An ancillary method would be natural mineral water as well. I use to get cramps in my calves real bad a few years ago and these things helped tremendously.

General Discussion / Re: Sexual Function
« on: June 07, 2008, 08:53:51 am »
Yes. Quite a bit!  :-[   :o

Seriously, once you become acclimated with the diet and start healing, the fat and protein really jack up the testosterone levels. :o

General Discussion / Re: organs
« on: June 04, 2008, 09:03:35 am »
It's weird, sometimes I prefer fresh liver and other times, I like week old or high liver. The taste can vary greatly on organ meats from the people I've bought from.


I notice a very big difference between my brother and myself. He wears out, especially doing aerobic exercise long before I do. He has surpassed me in weight lifting but I'm quite a bit smaller than he is now. I've noticed I can go longer without losing endurance. When my brother does cardio, he's exhausted after fifteen or twenty minutes. I can go on forever, even after weeks without a workout. I believe it's because my body is used to burning fats and his is not. 

I don't get as sore as I use to after lifting weights. I don't think it has to do with my occupation as much as it does with my diet.


That's what I've noticed with a few people I know as well. The guys who play more into carb loading have more explosiveness momentarily to begin with, but falter quickly and lack the consistent energy that the guys who eat predominately protein and fat.  I used to get DOMS pretty bad when slugging down the processed carb/protein shakes; no nutrition there. I felt faster recovery from fruit post workout, but even better gains and slightly better recovery from eating fat and protein afterward.

General Discussion / Re: breakfast
« on: June 02, 2008, 01:42:10 am »

Justin, how much do you weigh? Quantity of eating has actually become the current conundrum for me as it relates to others. I could NEVER get three pounds of beef in me in a day!



Hey Craig,
I do a lot of heavy lifting and anaerobic exercise so I eat quite a bit otherwise, if I were to take a break, I would probably be consuming 2lbs of meat a day. Right now I weigh 160 at 5'10.

Display Your Culinary Creations / Re: Is it Sushi or Sashimi?
« on: May 31, 2008, 06:19:31 am »
I just do straight up mono eating, but damn, you have some killer presentation Satya. Looks real good.

I might as well post the Splendid Specimens article here for any newbies. It is a seminal piece, after all:-

His book is ALMOST finished. At the publishers right now. A close total of 1200 pages on bodybuilding and it's nutritional, political and supplemental history. It's going to be an epic read.

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