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  1. I'm like a ibuprofen salesman on here. That stuff is magic for inflammation and sore muscles. 400-600mg every day for a week should help it heal faster and relieve some pain.
  2. I would steer clear of wasting money on supplements at this point. Get into the gym and begin slowly with simple exercises. Start with 20-25 minutes of cardio/day. My personal favorite is "climbing." Put the treadmill at a very high incline and set it to a walking pace. Running on a flat treadmill is a waste of time, in my opinion. (In real life, you have to lift your feet and propel your mass forward with every step. On a flat treadmill, the ground is moving under you and you only need to lift your feet and put them down again.) Begin with a basic PPL week. Push, Pull, Legs. Push day consists mainly of Chest, shoulders, and Tricep work. Pull day is Back and biceps. Legs day is for the kickin sticks, obviously. For exercise ideas, I recommend Arnold's Encyclopedia of Modern Bodybuilding. It is really cheap to order online, and it is stuffed with useful training and diet info for beginners and heavyweights. You can find several different exercises for each body part in this book. Consider it your Bible for the next year, because losing weight and shaping your body takes time. Once you've built some muscle, sorted out your diet, and strengthened your cardio game, you shouldn't have any problem dropping weight. As for your chest being different than most, don't even worry about it. I have a slightly asymmetrical ribcage, so my left pec looks slightly bigger than the right. You make both of them huge, nobody is going to notice. Most importantly, enjoy the process. If you don't enjoy it, you may as well give up. Good luck!
  3. It took away my headache in about an hour and I haven't had one since. That was 2 months ago at 140/105. Now I'm at 125/85 Edit: I'm still on cycle too.
  4. 100 mg of aspirin every night before bed can significantly lower your BP in a short time. I was getting the headaches too for a while and this helped.
  5. You shouldn't need any gear if you are in the US. Your nuts should just double in size in Trumpland. You may forget how to read or do math though....
  6. No, instead we should tell them their head doesn't really hurt or they haven't REALLY been taking Tylenol. They are probably making it up and need to work harder. Calorie deficit will make anyone lose weight. Trust me, I'm a UK-M scientist.
  7. The great thing is, on that level of HCG, you don't even feel hungry.
  8. There is a plethora of reasons why a person can actually be in deficit and still not lose weight, especially for women. She could have a thyroid problem, Polycystic ovarian syndrome, a gluten allergy, or a whole list of other minor complications that have no obvious symptoms that can lead to problems with weight gain/loss. After getting a basic checkup for any of these complications, you can research an HCG diet. I have recommended this to numerous clients when I was training and my GF has done it a few times. The most useful website I found was The woman provides the diet info that is based on 50 years of research and also links to obtain the hcg, insulin pins, and bacteriostatic water. I've personally seen girls lose 20-30 lbs in 6 weeks, if the strict diet is followed perfectly.
  9. I like a nap after a big lunch, and fortunately, the work schedule allows for it. Lying on your left side and resting can actually aid digestion. On your left side, the shape of the stomach actually makes a nice "cradle" for your food.
  10. Central America is a great place to be if you like the laid back, beach style life. You have the Pacific for surfing on one side, and the caribbean on the other side for the relaxing white sand beaches. The interior is jungle, monkeys, sloths, and iguanas. The weather is hot by the beach, but perfect in the mountains. 22-25 celsius all year. It's not for everybody though.
  11. What you need to do really depends on what your current body is like. What are your stats?
  12. We'd be happy to share our knowledge and generous egos with you, bud. Welcome!
  13. I would start with either pull ups or deadlifts, not both. I feel like that would zap all your strength for the rest of the workout. You don't have to deadlift every week, contrary to popular belief. Same goes for pull ups. Have you ever tried T-bar rows? They are my personal favorite.
  14. 200ft off the ground after take-off in a King Air, the door flies open. No big problem, but the passengers thought they were dying. One unfastens his seat belt, jumps up, and tries to close it....... of course the suction created by the airspeed would never allow that and I'm thinking he is going to fly out. I'm yelling at him to sit down, and turning left back to the airfield when the left engine dies. I've practiced all of these things thousands of times, and that training put us back on the ground safely. I didn't feel scared at the time, but an hour later, my hands started shaking uncontrollably and I felt exhausted. I think the adrenaline wore off and the stress hit me full blast, all at once. It's amazing how the human body can function so well under stress, pumping out chemicals so you can do what you have to do. My combat vet friends say battle stress can be very similiar, with a very delayed response.
  15. I like BCAA's first thing in the morning. It is like brain food after a night of fasting. They also help with ATP sythesis, like @Fadi65 said. Getting the computer started up is important if you work out early in the morning. I can't work out with my stomach full of coffee.