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  The Art of Choosing Bread
Posted by: Data - 04-17-2018, 06:06 AM - Forum: Supplements - Over The Counter - Replies (7)

The Art of Choosing Bread

The morning after the Association of Oldetime Barbell & Strongmen 20th reunion, I found myself in the hotel restaurant discussing diet with Marvin Eder, one of the most famous bodybuilder-strongmen of the 1950s. (He was the only man in the world under 200 pounds to bench press 500 in the ‘50s. What’s more, he did a 330 clean and press, when the American record was 281 and the world record 316.) Marvin was one of my early heroes. Never in my wildest dreams did I expect to be talking to him--about anything. But there we were, discussing “wheat bread.” I mumbled something about preferring “chewy, whole-grain bread.” But I regret not being more articulate in explaining how to select good bread.

First, bread is good diet food, provided it’s the right kind. “I eat bread every day,” I wrote in Ripped 2. That was true then, and it’s still true. The problem is that the white bread most people eat is made with refined flour that has the bran and germ stripped away. Extra vitamins and minerals are added, but the endosperm that remains has little fiber. Without fiber, the white bread is quickly absorbed, causing a spike in blood sugar, which gives you a burst of energy followed by a crash that leaves you hungry soon after.

Eating brown or “wheat” bread doesn’t solve the problem. Unfortunately, bread doesn’t have to be white to be refined. “Many ‘wheat’ breads and ‘multigrain’ breads sound healthful,” Tara Parker-Pope explained recently in The Wall Street Journal, Health Journal, “but the first and main ingredient is the same enriched flour used in white bread, with a smattering of added grains and color to give the bread a slightly different texture and look than white bread.”

Parker-Pope suggests checking the label. “The presence of whole grain makes all the difference,” she says. The first ingredient should include the word “whole.” Check the label for fiber content as well. One gram or less of fiber per slice is a red light. Three grams of fiber is a good sign.

You’re still not there, however.

Armed with the WSJ article, Carol and I went to the supermarket. After carefully examining the breads available, we bought one clearly labeled “Whole Grain Nutrition” and “100% Whole Wheat.” The first ingredient listed on the label was “stone ground whole wheat flour.” Each slice contained 3g of fiber. As icing on the cake, the USDA Food Guide Pyramid was depicted on the wrapper, with the “Bread Group” at the base. It looked like a good choice. The criterion listed in the Journal were fulfilled, and then some.

When we got home and tried it, however, we were very disappointed. The bread was soft and airy, with no structure; it literally melted in your mouth. What’s more, it left an unpleasant aftertaste. To us, it was refined bread. It certainly wasn't our idea of good bread. It met the WSJ requirements. Still, it was dreadful.

Apparently, “whole grain” doesn’t make all the difference. Something was definitely missing. This is where the art of bread selection comes into play.

Weight Matters
We compared the bread we had purchased with Sprouted Grain Ezekiel 4:9 Sesame, a firm, full-bodied, chewy bread made by Food for Life—and our favorite. Surprisingly, both loaves weighed the same (24 oz.). The slices were noticeably different, however.

One slice of the “100% Whole Grain” bread weighed 28g, while a slice of Ezekiel weighed 34g—21% more.

Weight matters. It explains why the Ezekiel is so dense and chewy. It’s also why the other bread is so soft and airy—and no doubt quick to digest.

When selecting bread, check the weight on the label, but don’t stop there. Pick it up and squeeze it. Good bread will be weightier--and firmer. Compare it with a loaf of white bread. The difference will be readily apparent. White bread and many of the “stone ground,” “cracked wheat,” and “multi-grain” breads--even some of the “whole grain” breads--will be light and squishy. Put them back on the shelf.

The Ezekiel bread had more calories per slice as well, 80 versus 60 for the other bread. But that’s not necessarily a bad thing. “Giving up calories can mean giving up fiber,” warns the WSJ. Again, look for bread with at least 3g of fiber per slice.

Plus, the sprouted grains in the Ezekiel bread are well worth the 20 additional calories.

Sprouted Grain Bread - I prefer sprouted grain bread to bread made with flour.

As suggested above, the milling process cracks the grain and separates the endosperm from the bran and germ. The endosperm is then ground to the desired consistency to make flour. For whole grain flour, the bran and germ are returned at the end of the process. White flour consists of only the ground endosperm. Because of the presence of bran, whole grain flour is higher in fiber and naturally heavier and denser than white flour. Both types of flour consist of relatively small particles, however, and as a result are quickly absorbed into the blood stream.

“As particle size decreases, G-Force [glycemic or blood sugar impact] generally increases,” Nikki & David Goldbeck explain in The Healthiest Diet in the World (Plume, 2001). “For example, the G-Force of wheat kernels increases as you go from the whole berry, to cracked wheat or bulgur, to more finely ground couscous, and finally to flour.”

That’s why I chose sprouted grain bread over bread made with flour.

The particle size of the sprouted grains and lentils in Ezekiel bread, my favorite referred to earlier, is clearly larger than the particles in bread made with flour, white or whole-grain. Again, compare Ezekiel bread to bread made with flour. Look at both carefully and break them up. The particles in the Ezekiel bread are clearly larger. Put the Ezekiel bread in your mouth and chew it; feel the structure and graininess. As the Ezekiel bread label says, "You’re body and taste buds will know the difference!"

I wish I'd had time--and the presence of mind--to tell Marvin that bread made with sprouted grains is chewier and more satisfying than bread made with flour. And that it stays with you longer.

You won't find sprouted grain bread on many breakfast menus, but it’s a superior choice for home meals. Ezekiel bread is made with wheat, barley, millet, lentils, soybeans, and spelt--all sprouted--plus water, yeast, salt and unhulled sesame seeds. It contains no flour.  

Food for Life also makes other sprouted grain breads, and bran bread. Look for them in the frozen bread section of your health food store or supermarket

In any event, avoid highly refined, light, fluffy breads. Stick with dense, chewy, heavy breads. You’ll be satisfied longer--and leaner.

Clarence Bass

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  planning next cycle...
Posted by: ripper - 03-20-2018, 01:52 PM - Forum: Cycle Discussions - Replies (5)

well, i was thinking of doing a prop/susp +EQ+ tren cycle but after rummaging around through my supply cache its most likely going to be a prop/susp + durabolin + tren cycle.

has anyone done something like this and how were the results.

proably going to end up a 12wkr with:

prop/susp: 100mg/ED
tren : 100mg/ED
durabolin : 100mg/EOD

might add some Dbol at the start and probably follow up with some chinese winni or masteron to finish her up.

i've done prop/eq/tren before and loved it, but im running pretty low on EQ and wanted some opinions on sub'n durabolin instead.

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  Tren and second cycle?
Posted by: tybolltt - 01-24-2018, 08:05 AM - Forum: Cycle Discussions - Replies (8)

I might end up doing my second cycle consisting of
Tren ED 75mgs
Prop ED 75mgs
Winny 50mgs ed

All for 8 weeks.


What do you gents think?

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  Ligaments/bones
Posted by: WierdAlYankovic - 01-20-2018, 04:07 PM - Forum: Steroids - Replies (7)

Hey guys im new to the board so please excuse any mistakes etc..

im coming back from three seperate partial ligament tears (shoulder,elbow and knee).
God willing i'll be back in the gym in about a month. Bascially i've never taken any andros, i've had great results from good eating and protien.

The only problem i have is that i have weak ligaments and tendons and my bones are realy low in density and are brittle.
Can u guys suggest any cycles for bones/ligaments? I would like to know side affects though cos i HATE excess hair growth and i have a weak liver.

I am an absolute newbie when it comes to prohormones or andros, but im not new to training. before i got injured i used to bech comfortabley 220lb, curl 110lb and leg press 800lb. So please take my request for info seriously. Im a nexbie to drugs but not to training.

Thanks for your time guys.
WierdAlYankovic

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  Help, trying to gain weight by any means.
Posted by: simmons2k3 - 01-18-2018, 04:54 PM - Forum: Diet & Nutrition - Replies (14)

hello, out there. i am currently 120 lbs, and wish to gain at least 30 more. i have a very muscular frame thanks to my previous boxing career, but i can't seem to gain weight anymore. the quicker the better but results are a must. no options will be looked down upon. i workout frequently but could do more with the given time.... :o

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  majestx's return to juicing
Posted by: majestx - 01-18-2018, 08:35 AM - Forum: Cycle Discussions - Replies (4)

Ive been clean for 8 months. getting ready to go back on. tell me what you think of this cycle.

Weeks 1-10. 3ml ip sus300 and 3ml EQ150 week
weeks 1-5 100mg Dbol/day
weeks 6-10 100mg winny/day
weeks 1-14 .75mg armidex/day
weeks 1-14 4mg periactin/day
weeks 1-10 50mg clomid EOD

should i change anything?

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  Cycle
Posted by: JuicedSavage - 01-17-2018, 07:31 AM - Forum: Cycle Discussions - Replies (4)

Im looking into doing this cycle... maybe within the next month..
250mg Test every 5 days 1-10
500-600mg EQ ew 1-10 (maybe an 800mg frontload????)
Winstrol 50-75mg ed 1-4 and 8-12

What can I take to keep my hair on this cycle? Finasteride? if so how much, same for my prostate? I will also run .5mg Arimidex eod to keep any water off of me.


Any Opinions welcome.

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  Aqua Test
Posted by: 8pak - 01-15-2018, 11:09 AM - Forum: Steroids - Replies (4)

a buddy of mine told me he can get this test called "Aqua Test" -- at a good price ---

it sounds good but i never heard of it before --- is it legit? -- and does anyone know any thing about this type of Test --- good or bad? --

also what is the going price

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  Tren/Winny/HCG, first cycle
Posted by: Semperfi2091 - 01-13-2018, 02:40 PM - Forum: Steroids - Replies (3)

My stats:
21-m
214 lbs.
5'11"
15% B.F.
Stocky Build Naturally
Goal: To promote some gains of lean mass, while cutting my body-fat dramatically.

Here's what I'm considering for my first cycle:

Trenbol 75 winstrol H.C.G.
Week 1 150mg
Week 2 150mg 150mg
Week 3 150mg 150mg
Week 4 150mg 150mg
Week 5 225mg 150mg
Week 6 225mg 150mg
Week 7 225mg 150mg
Week 8 225mg 100mg 5-7,500 i.u.
Week 9 5,000 i.u.
Week 10 3,000 i.u.

What do you guys think about this cycle? Would it be effective for my goals? How would I go about using an injectible winny in this cycle? Would the mg's change any due to half-life duration? Would I need to follow up with clomid, or other anti-aromitization gear? And finally, what kinds of gains/fat losses could I expect from this cycle?
I know this is alot of questions, but I really want to completely understand effects/dosages etc. before I begin, and who better to ask than those who have used it previously.
Thanks,
Semperfi

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  just some thoughts on a tren/test cycle!
Posted by: adam ryan - 01-11-2018, 07:46 AM - Forum: Steroids - Replies (6)

hi fellas (sorry for the hardcore aussie terminologySmile)
my next cycle will be late dec, planning another big 1
based on 1g+ pw cyp
need advice as to the tren dosage which will be added last 5 - 6 weeks as im using a 6 week split of both drols then Dbols 3 weeks each at 100mg and then 50-75 ed (the latter dbol)

its a bulker and really want to give this cycle a go as they seem so good on paper so to speak.

so basically im not after critiquing rather tren dosage is my query.

stats: age 32
weight:105 post cycle
height 5'10
history and experience , has been a while just had a long break due to marriage and 3 kids so.................? Smile

ill also add im a strength athlete more than anything else and use my training for freestyle wrestling/ju jitsu etc so im not concerned with water and the like as im not a bodybuilder

thanks in advance fellow bolexians!

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