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Desvaro last won the day on January 20 2013

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    The suiting thread

    Interesting.... http://www.thestar.com.my/Lifestyle/Features/2013/09/19/Revival-of-the-gentlemen.aspx
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    Dress shoes

    When you look at a pair of shoes, how do you tell whether or not it's meant to be wear daily?
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    The suiting thread

    Off-topic, but glad to know that I'm not the only one who feels this way. Many people actually don't grow out of this 'cool' phase.
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    kotmj, regarding your theory about intermittent fasting and reduced T levels, see this article: http://www.charlespoliquin.com/ArticlesMultimedia/Articles/Article/971/The_Pros_and_Cons_Intermittent_Fasting_.aspx
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    "Wellness" (bah!)

    I guess handling big balls isn't your strong suit eh?
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    The suiting thread

    Does this encapsulate the differences between the respective suits?
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    I think most people are used to seeing posters/ads where a model is wearing a very nicely fitted, expensive looking, high quality shirt (even if it's held up by pins out of sight). The reason why it's so effective is because it triggers the part of the brain that says 'Hey that looks good, I want that too, and if I buy that brand I will look like that'. Now THAT is a strong picture. But whether you want to go down that route is an entirely different story. Also agree with F1refighter, you have to bee clear on what are you trying to sell.
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    Also, keep in mind that there is a difference between muscle gain and weight gain. Weight gain can be fat, muscle, or a combination of both, while muscle gain is purely muscle. I know I'm being captain obvious here, but this point is lost on a lot of people who are trying to 'put on weight'. Don't let the scale be your ultimate judge, let the mirror be. I once went on a program and diet on which I gained almost 4kg in a month. People commented I looked bigger, my shirts were tighter, and yet I could barely walk up the staircase. I was so obsessed with the weight on my scale, that I completely overlooked the fact that most of my gains were in fact fat. So if you don't seem to be gaining weight on your program, do not despair. A better way to judge your progress would be to take photos of your body every week or so, and monitor your progress that way. Many times, the weight gained through muscle is offset by the weight lost from fat.
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    The high bar placement on the squat places more emphasis on the quadriceps and hamstrings muscles, while the lower bar placement on the squat places more emphasis on the glutes and spinal erectors. More info here: http://www.charlespoliquin.com/Blog/tabid/130/EntryId/151/Tip-1-Find-out-how-one-can-vary-a-few-minor-things-and-affect-percentage-of-muscle-contribution-in-the-squat.aspx http://www.charlespoliquin.com/Blog/tabid/130/EntryId/152/Tip-2-Find-out-how-one-can-vary-a-few-minor-things-and-affect-percentage-of-muscle-contribution-in-the-squat.aspx
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    What did you eat just now?

    Just to warn you guys about canned tomatoes: Fresh organic tomatoes are great. Tomatoes stored in glass jars or bottles are swell, too. But canned tomatoes? No thanks, Mrs. Corleone. As many of you no doubt know, the linings of tin cans contain bisphenol-A, a synthetic estrogen-like chemical that's been associated with a host of medical problems. Granted, some of the alleged links like heart disease and diabetes haven't been conclusively proven, but it's pretty clear, at least, that bisphenol-A can cause hormone disruption, and the very mention of that is something that makes us weightlifter types wince. While just about all canned goods contain bisphenol-A, it's the acidity of the tomatoes that poses a particular problem – it causes extra chemical to leech into the food. In fact, according to Fredrick Vom Saal, PhD, an endocrinologist at the University of Missouri,"You can get 50 mcg. of BPA per liter out of a tomato can, and that's a level that is going to impact people, particularly the young." If you don't want to grow a vestigial clitoris, stick with the bottled versions. From here: http://www.t-nation....low_in_the_dark
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    The suiting thread

    Yes Ah Loke made this in middle of 2011. Kotmj helped me a lot with the selection of the cloth, subsequent fittings etc. Wouldn't have turned out as well without his help. Thanks for the tip, I'll check it out. On a side note, I dressed up in my suit for the Swan Lake production at MPO. The level of dressing showed by most people were really appalling. Those who wore suits wore it because they had to, while those in the cheaper sits wore polo t-shirts. Sigh Thanks for the writeup, it was really good especially for someone like me who doesn't have any experience with either of the two. Also, good thing the half-naked lady was featured only at the end of the article, otherwise I don't think I would have been able to comprehend haha.
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    The suiting thread

    Ashamed to admit that I don't have one =(
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    The suiting thread

    Humbly, yours truly: Uploaded with ImageShack.us Uploaded with ImageShack.us Uploaded with ImageShack.us Uploaded with ImageShack.us Please feel free to make comments/critique
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    What you're reading right now

    Came here to post about Taleb's book, looks like you beat me to it. You really need an open mind to read and understand Taleb's work. Some people hesitate to read Antifragile due to the fact that his previous books (especially Black Swan) had quite a strong element of mathematics and statistics in it, but that is not the case with Antifragile. One thing I really liked about this book is the focus on practicality in daily life situations. When I read his previous books, I was often left wondering how to apply those concepts in real life, and this book bridges that gap very well for me. Overall an excellent book. Are you aware that 'Nero' in the book refers to himself?
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    Shall we try squatting in our suits?