ectogemia

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  1. Ok, hi guys. How have you been this past year? I might compete. Anyone still looking for a teammate?
  2. Hey, dude. I've made a lot of changes in my life and reconsidered what's really important to me. The internet isn't the place for me anymore. I'm trying to simplify my life as much as possible and keep things at arm's length. This is what happens when I read too many books about Eastern philosophy :P

  3. BANDCAMP: 18 free tracks! I've just released the OST for Approaching Infinity, a sci-fi space roguelike. Get it while it's hot (now) and free (forever)! Hope you enjoy the music Writing a game OST has been a childhood dream since... since childhood. I couldn't have done it without the help and support of people in this community who have been instrumental in my progression as an artist since I started writing music a few years ago. Thank you. All of you
  4. ^ Truth. Sounds like we've read the same studies for once, haha ;P It isn't necessary by any means, but it does help in almost all cases unless there's a major, major excess of protein. Basic chemical equilibrium suggests that the more a reagent is pumped into a reaction, the higher the tendency for the formation of product is, and that's definitely the case with muscle synthesis. It's not totally clear where the point of diminishing returns is, though. I was eating around 180-200 g of protein per day when I was lifting, and I had really good results.
  5. Try hemp protein. It just sorta tastes nutty. It's *almost* kind of good, actually Plus, it's a whole food, just ground up hemp seeds. It's one of the few seeds with a beneficial omega 3 to omega 6 fatty acid ratio, too. And it has a ton of fiber.
  6. omg thx u guys Good suggestion, Will. FREEEEEEEEEEEE
  7. One is chippy. The other is fully modern electronic music. They wouldn't package together well. What'd you think of the soundtrack?
  8. Approaching Infinity. Here's an old preview of 10 of the partially mixed, totally unmastered tracks. Gonna be 18 tracks total on that soundtrack, and it should be out 5/31 or thereabouts.
  9. I just released my first game soundtrack for Beware the Bully, a 2-D platformer with retro-styled graphics, music, and gameplay. Go download it on my bandcamp or on OverClocked Records! Hope you like the tunes Another soundtrack coming very, very soon...
  10. But do you have enough muscle mass to help you get and stay lean? Every new bit of muscle mass added is that much more added to the basal metabolic rate and insulin sensitivity, both of which add up to a key factor in accelerated and sustained fat loss. That's awesome that you're getting results, but if you've increased the weight (not sure if you mean your body weight or if you mean your lifting weight) only twice in 29 days, you're getting very slow results which suggests to me that your workout routine isn't what it should be. You should increase almost daily if you're still in the beginning stages of training. I don't think for a second that you ignore anything we say, but you do seem reluctant to follow some of the advice we've been offering for a while now. If you try out some of the things we've suggested, I can guarantee without a doubt that your results will be better.
  11. That's awesome, man. Working out sucks until you can really feel/see the improvements. After that, it's like heroin Glad you're making progress!
  12. Happy birthday, Ben. I'm disappointed in you. Also, I made you KK Birthday.
  13. Mmmmmmmm... anything with Christian Pacaud is gold.
  14. WOW, the Esbjörn Svensson Trio is right up my alley. Thanks so much for the recommendation
  15. I spent a little time going through that coursework a while ago. Legit stuff, very useful.
  16. Jazz is the best, dude. I suppose I understand what he means by restaurant music, though? Maybe?? Like old jazz standards? I'm really not into the recording quality on those, nor am I all that into weirder, freer jazz like a lot of Coltrane's stuff, etc. Anyway, here's some more modern tunes which are a little easier to listen to than ancient jazz. Casiopea -- chill Japanese fusion T-SQUARE -- a little more upbeat than Casiopea Mezzoforte -- nice, accessible contemporary jazz -- nicer, even more accessible contemporary jazz -- yummy fusion with lots of electric pianoJean-Luc Ponty -- electric violinist, very fun to listen to, lots of synth work -- very 70s brass-based jazz with a little synth work; very easy to listen to, has a really great vibe to it that I love -- greatest pop band ever? most androgynous bassist ever? -- highly creative,highly prolific, sort of uplifting clean-guitar fusion -- fun, funky jams, lots of synth work and electric piano biz -- needs no explanation, it's Chick fuckin' CoreaReturn to Forever -- see above, except that it's a little less accessible and more "progressive" in its harmonies and rhythm Herbie Hancock -- the man himself; here's some funky Rhodes jams And if it's chiptune jazz ye seek, I can get you a list three times as long... Same thing if you consider prog rock to be "jazz" Metal Man: Al di Meola is straight-up jazz. He'd tell you so himself. Granted, he had some more rock-based stuff in the early 70s (Race with the Devil on a Spanish Highway), but old dude is a jazz guitarist. By the way, Elegant Gypsy is one of my favorite albums
  17. Right, right, my entire body of work is represented in my one remix on OCR.
  18. I made this thing. Seems to fit the bill. Otherwise, DnB all the way, so the Ape Escape soundtracks should work nicely.
  19. Sounds pretty sweet. I'll be watching for sure. And featured maybe???????????????????????????????????????????//////////////
  20. I released an album with Ben Briggs that only took a couple of weeks to write, and we made really solid cash out of it. It was a blast to write, people enjoyed it, and it netted me the $$$$$, so yes, it's worth it. There's no downside to it if you enjoy writing music. But are you going to make a career out of selling your music on bandcamp? Almost without a doubt, no. More creativity and diversity with your revenue model is required to make music work as a career for the vast majority of people.
  21. He's right about prioritizing not getting injured. I stress fractured my left ulna by ignoring pain during barbell biceps curls, which are sorta superfluous anyway if you do weighted chin-ups, but I digress... That put me out of commission for months, and I lost a couple dozen pounds of muscle. He may just have the magical anatomy to do a safe Smith squat. I bet if you start doing free-weight squats, your problem will disappear. But if you transition to free-weight squats, you should definitely reduce your weight to allow your stabilizers and core to catch up after having been neglected during Smith squats. I won't argue with your trainer's results, and yours have been really solid, too, but I will argue with his focus on moving more weight by not focusing on balance. One of the most important benefits of squatting is the massive gain in core strength (dem abs...) which can be attributed to keeping a few hundred pounds of moving weight directly over your center of gravity. You may be squatting somewhat less weight when compared to your Smith squats, but the machine is doing some of the work for you. My own philosophy is that you should always move as naturally as possible and let your body carry the burden because it maximizes your control over the movement which takes the machine variable out of the injury equation, a variable which you can't control. When my physical health is at risk, I want to make sure I'm in charge of what's going on.