We seem to be attracting a kinder, gentler breed of posters; thank you Stillwantmore22 for setting the proper tone. (Perhaps I am just a grouchy bastard because of finals, but I doubt it.) If you don’t know what the f*ck you are talking about don’t waste time talking. Ignorance is no excuse when the information is a search button away.
>but I guess enough of you are already against NBPEL measurements that it wouldn’t even matter. <…
Before implying closed mindednesses refer to the above paragraph. NONE of us are against NBP as a way of telling how much pud you have for pushing. When it comes to data collection read on….
>so I doubt my fat pad is going to be expanding or contracting at all in the near time future. <…
Really? I would be very surprised if your fat pad stays exactly the same from day to day. It is much more likely that it fluctuates within a given range (like from .75” to 1.25” or some such, f*ck if I know) based on hydration, fractional changes in BF%, etc. If your initial NBP measurements are on a fat day and you measure a week later on a skinny day… hot diggety dog!!!! You just gained a half inch!!!!
J384, I was puzzled by the whole BP & NBP at first because on me they are identical. I just post my measurements without either a NBP or a BP because of this. I hope you stick around long enough to learn that what make Thunder’s unique are the quality, intelligence, and spirit of the members. We are all continually trying new and different things. More importantly, we are actively doing it as a science project and amassing a huge data base. BP allows for standardized, consistent measurements, for accurate data collection. Perhaps the fat pad doesn’t change on some (I doubt this) but on most guys it can change a lot. If we are reading a detailed progress report and PE routine from someone that has gained 2.5” in the last 6 months it helps to know that it is BP, and not due to the 30lbs he has lost in the same time frame.
You will not find anything close to the experience, knowledge, and amassed data on this topic anywhere else. By all means look around; you will discover that Thunder’s is it. This is NOT you normal war story & advise forum. The entire thing is an ongoing study in which we all participate to some degree. The amount of data/knowledge/information that has been gathered in just the last 2 years is truly amazing. Every one here is way out of the norm when it comes to perseverance and long range planning/gratification delay. Very few guys have what it takes to rate the marginal benefit of hours and hours of PEing every week as greater than watching TV when the benefits may not show for months or even years. Many of us even go ahead and shave time off of things like sleep to fit in PEing. I hope you stick around, you seem well spoken, intelligent, and annoyingly sarcastic…So you should fit right in.
Running a Massive Co-Front.