Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Thoughts about life, crap, training, and stuff.....

Avengers - Well I went and saw it.  It was beyond awesome.  I hate to even use awesome because it's not an apt enough word really.  Joss Whedon did some things with this film that should make every director in Hollywood take a step back, and ask themselves if they are working hard enough.



The film was full of comedy, however unlike most action films, the lines did not feel cheap or forced like you'd normally hear in action movies.  Also, rather than trying to make a plot that was clever or unique, he focused on what everyone came to see.  The characters.  And he managed to give each character equal screen time and attention.  No one character overshadowed the other.  No one character seemed more important or less important.  And even though a lot of time wasn't spent on character development (that's what each characters own movies were for) he was able to add more depth to each of them as the film went.

Can't talk enough about this movie and how fantastic it was.

Sometimes reality is far stranger than fiction.  Especially when it comes to women.

This week my buddy broke up with his girlfriend.  The reason, if you can get your head around this, is because he told her that guys like to bang hot chics.

I'm not joking.

Basically, this chic has a lot of guy "friends".  You know who you are.  Orbiters.  You are friends with some hot chic that says you guys are friends, but the truth is you want to bang her.  Let me say again that if the chic is attractive, you cannot be friends with her.  We all know this.  Stop pretending like "oh yeah, we can just be friends."  JFC......no, we can't be "just friends" with women we find attractive.  That makes you an orbiter, and everyone knows what you are doing.

I won't lie.  I hate you fuckers.  I hate orbiters.  I know some orbiters will read this, and from me to you....get a fucking life.

Get the fuck out of here with your friends bullshit!


If a girl puts you in the "we're just friends zone", just go away.  Seriously, the guys that are dating her know what you're doing, and fucking hate it, hate you, and wants to beat your face in.  Orbiters are men not suave enough to land the pussy.  You are desperate little fucking assholes who pray and hopes for a chance that somehow and someway this girl will throw pity on you then you get to date or bang her.  You are the definition of the beta male.  Either kill yourself, so we can thin the herd, or man the fuck up and stop "being friends" with chics.

Now with that out of the way.  This 24 year old dumbass, believed that all of these guys that she hung out with, really just wanted to be friends.  After a while, my buddy got tired of it, and told her what was up.  Well, truth is, he did what every guy does about this.

Namely, was a hypocrite and lied.

He tells her "of course guys and girls can be friends, I'm just friends with so-n-so."  But the fact is, he was orbiting (and yes I ripped him a new asshole over this) and then turning around and telling his own girl, that all these other guys wanted to bang her.  You can't have it both ways.

Let me give you some advice about this, fellas.  Always be honest about this shit.  Then you save yourself this particular headache.  You're a male.  You want to bang hot chics.  Just because you're dating a girl, she should understand that it doesn't mean you won't find other women attractive, or that if you were single, you would want to bang them.  This particular chic, didn't even understand that if my buddy were single, he'd want to be banging hot chics.  Yes, she is that ignorant, but he's partly to blame as well.  I mean, he's the one that established that lie by telling her shit like "well I'm not a walking erection, I don't want to just bang everything out there."

Lie.

And these kinds of lies are the things that will kill a relationship.  If your woman doesn't understand simple biology, find a fucking new one that comes with a working brain.  Because yours is not in possession of one.

Not to be clear, I'm not saying men can't be faithful.  We can.  But this girl didn't even understand that a SINGLE guy would want to be banging it out left and right with hot chics if he had the chance.  You can't fix stupid, I suppose.

And any guy that responds to this with "I have a life long friends that is attractive and I would never hit it" is either gay, a liar, or has no balls.  Fact.

Today is the last day of my less than 30 grabs of carbs a day.  I was supposed to go 1 more day, but I had to make a decision between 9 and 11 days (because I don't work out on the 10th day) so I did 9.  Nothing magical is going to happen tomorrow anyway.

Anytime I do super low carb it just reminds me of how much it sucks, how stupid it is, and the fact that you can't get big and fucking strong doing it.  And if you're a novice, a fat guy, or some guy that benches 245 or whatever, you don't count.  There is a reason why the biggest and strongest mother fuckers walking the earth don't eat this way when they are trying to get even bigger and stronger is because you can't retardely big and strong eating low fucking carb.  Because you know, carbs fucking fuel workouts, insulin is the strongest hormone in the body, and insulin is the fucking driver behind muscle tissue rebuilding.  Loading on carbs increases ATP storage, and more ATP means more contractile power.  More contractile power means you are fucking stronger, and you being fucking stronger means you get bigger.  More carbs also means more calories, and one big myth that still goes around is that you can get leaner and bigger at the same time.  No you fucking can't.  Growing lean muscle tissue absolutely requires a calorie surplus, and losing fat absolutely requires an energy deficit.  This is god damn fact.

Insulin increases MPS, which is the requirement for muscle growth.  You cannot fucking do this to any great extent in a carb depleted state.  There is a reason why bodybuilders use low carb diets to strip bodyfat, and then eat carbs like crazy in the offseason.

Eats whole pizzas before bed


Now once you throw anabolics into the mix, the rules do change a bit.  But not as much as you think.  Mainly, a guy on anabolics holds onto his mass much better dieting than a guy not on them.  But if you want to get bigger and stronger, forget Paleo and carb depleted diets.  Fucking eat carbs.  When I was doing the intermittent fasting diet, I was eating a shit ton of carbs, and once I acclimated to it a bit, I deadlifted 500x12 (almost 13), did dumbbell benches with the 140's for 12, and inclined 315x11.  Now 9 days into a fucking carb depleted state I could barely eek out 5 sets of 10 with 135 on upright rows last night.  It has nothing to do with "being a pussy" and everything to do with basic fucking physiology.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1234807/


Insulin stimulates human skeletal muscle protein synthesis

"So why did you stop IF?"

Just didn't feel right with me.  I was drinking too much diet coke and other stimulates to make it through the 16 hour fast.

Truth is, the carb backloading approach kind of uses some similar ideas as IF (fasting until lunch) but then incorporates ideas I have had for some time, through trial and error.  Namely, if I had been eating lower carbs for a few days, and felt flat, I'd end up eating a shit ton of junk one night, wake up the next day looking leaner and without fail, would have a kick ass workout.  More anecdotal evidence for the win.

My plan of attack is to carb backload on all workout nights and one other night (Saturday) before my hardest workout of the week.  So 4 days of carbs, 3 days of basically 30 grams of carbs or less a day.  I can work with this.  I cannot fucking work with 30 grams of carbs a day or less, for even a god damned week.  Not when I'm trying to get stronger and more awesome.

So here's to ice cream and doughnuts tonight.  And hopefully some good workouts by the time the weekend rolls around.

50 comments:

  1. Thought I'd mention this since it's something you talk about periodically: For my hamstrings, the only direct work I've been doing for the last year was GHR and RDL. Went to the gym yesterday for a squat session, and when I got there I saw that the GHR was busted, so I thought "Carter talks up ham curls all the time, I'll throw some of those in at the end of my workout instead." Fuck, dude. It's been over a year since I've done hamstring curls, and I thought I was going to die. I managed 5 strict sets of 10-15, but I was in agony from the 2nd set onwards, I was using VERY LITTLE weight, and I was dropping a few plates every set to keep my reps high. You better believe these are going back in the regular rotation.

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    1. That's because glute ham raises aren't all they are cracked up to be in terms of hamstring work. Good job.

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  2. Paul,

    My situation is that I was dating this girl for about a month, we "broke up" 2 days ago. The thing is, she's 26 and I'm 22, she's looking to settle down whereas I'm not, I didn't want to use her then dump her so I told her we should end it. She wants to be at least be friends, so I thought why not and we're going to the cinema this thursday after just "broken up" 2 days ago. She's pretty and cute and I like being with her but her tits and ass are a bit small and it frightens me to settle down without having tried some big booties yet. Am I a fucking orbiter?

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    1. Yes. If you're not hitting it, you got no reason to be taking it to a movie. Go get some trim.

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  3. Am I missing something? I read a bit about backloading my comprehension was that you consume max. 30gr carbs pre-workout and post-work you get a bunch of carbs in. You repeat this everyday. So how could your total carbload be 30gr any given day?

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    1. JFC what does that mean?

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    2. jesus fucking christ.

      I'm terribly irritable today mind you. It's not just me, my wife, who is doing this as well feels like shit. Tonight I get carbs so I should feel better.

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  4. Are you trying to gain with 30g carbs/3days a week? If so, how high are you going on the other four?

    I'm very much looking forward to hearing about your progress with CBL, as it sounds too good to be true when reading Kiefer's stuff.

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    1. It's the prep-phase before you start CBL.

      tonight is the first night of carb loading. I'm going to play with how many carbs I eat for a while to see what happens.

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  5. You just can't be close friends with hot chicks. You want to fuck them, and they want to ride you like a rodeo bull. I won't lie, I am a walking erection, and I love my special lady with everything that I am. But, when in a relationship, it's pretty fun when an orbiter tries to drop the ball and make a move on your girl. One kept making lewd comments on seeing my lady in her underwear, and referencing to him fucking her. This in turn led her to letting me read the messages, and taking me to her work to have a man-to-man talk with the offender. He wouldn't shake my hand, wouldn't look me in the eyes, and attempted to make a hasty retreat. So, naturally, I called him out. I admit, my hostility got the best of me and I told him he was a bitch made, poor excuse of a man and I was ashamed he shared the same chromosomes as I have. As well, I told him I won't forget his face and I will be back if need be.

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  6. I like the term "orbiter", it's a good word for it. I have a whole lot of thoughts on it that I'm not going to type out here.

    Paul I just wanted to say that I've been trying to eat "low carb" for about 2 years to lose weight, and never was able too. After reading some of the info on this blog, I decided to eat carbs, and eat more of what I want in general, just be smart and eat less of it. Also started running longer, slower distances instead of trying to get my fat ass doing sprints all the time. Both helped immensely. I'm down nearly 40lbs in the last couple of months, and my lifts haven't completly gone south when I was trying to diet like before. Just want to say thanks man!

    Btw, did you think Bruce Banner/Hulk had the best line of the movie? (You know which one I'm talking about).

    John

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    1. Dude that's awesome. That's why I tell people all the time they have to find out what works for them.

      For me, I can't get leaner without cardio. Just doesn't happen. No matter how good the diet is dialed in. I know some people who can, I'm just not one of them. I also do good on "low" carb but that's like 200 grams a day.

      And yes, the scene with Hulk and Loki was the best part of the whole flick.

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  7. I agree with your comments on the Avengers. It was pretty much a perfect mix of action, drama, and comedy, with even focus on all the characters. They even made Black Widow and Hawkeye look good, even though those were the Avengers nobody cared about going into it. (I do sort of wish they had a Spider Man cameo since the final battle took place in New York City and that's the city that Spider Man operates out of. I wonder what he was doing when all this shit was going down.)

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  8. Hi Paul,

    I've got a random question for you: yea or nay to mixed grip shrugs? My grip always gives out before my traps on overhand shrugs and mixed grip lets me use more weight, but yesterday I strained my neck. I've done them before so I wasn't sure if it was an anomaly or had been an injury waiting to happen. Is the answer to get some straps? I just don't like to use "crutches" when lifting...

    Oh, and I couldn't agree more about Avengers, shit was dope.

    Thanks,
    Jake

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  9. Um....why do other people see Tyler's lady in her underwear? Did I miss something?

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  10. I feel like Paleo is getting bad rap:

    I eat a Paleo diet that would make Robb Wolf cry tears of joy, but I follow his and John Welbourne's (CFFB) lead and eat loads of sweet potatoes, bananas, and sometimes some rice, before and after training. It works pretty well for me and has led to some pretty successful cycles (including my recent strong 15 run - thanks Paul).

    The idea that Paleo has to be low carb is sort of dead and gone. All of the people who are at the forefront of researching all this stuff are pretty gung ho about eating plenty of carbs around training. What's leftover are some low-carb zealots, but they're not representative of the rest of us meat eaters.

    Is it possible ham curls and GHD's work the hams in different ways? I can do ham curls for a while until there's no soreness after, then switch and have GHD's annihilate my glutes. Then I can reverse that and have the same effect. Is it as simple as the two exercises are taxing the hams differently? The inserion is stretch in a seated curl, as opposed to with a GDH where the hip is extended - this might be similar to the way your biceps are more stretched with an incline curl than with a preacher curl.

    I love the term 'Orbiter' as much as I can't stand the dudes that fit the description. Answer - mucho. Also stoked about Avengers, thanks for the review.

    -Bryce

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    1. As soon as you add in rice and milk to me it's no longer Paleo. Or at least what Paleo has always claimed to be.

      But all the Paleo zealots figured out what I knew when I saw the diet. You can't gain mass on such a low carb diet. You can't. Low carbs and lower carb diets cannot support muscle growth. Not on any real massive level.

      And of course leg curls and glute hams work the hamstrings differently. But I have always thought the regular old leg curl as superior for building hams personally.

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  11. So Paul, you have no female friends and your wife has no male friends?

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    1. None I find attractive. It's like people miss that key word here.

      And having friends of the opposite sex is generally a teenager or 20-year old something thing. People in their 30's and 40's don't really do that because they are smarter. Why be friends with a chic who is hot if you're not banging her? What a waste of time. Second, women that respect their men don't hang out with other guys because well, they know they are just hanging around trying to bang them.

      This shit is pretty simple.

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    2. I've been reading your blog for a little while now but have never commented. I respect you for your strength and dedication, but what you're saying here just sounds ignorant. Perhaps I'm just speaking as a naive college student, but are you really saying that attractive women are not worth being friends with?

      So you should not associate with a woman who is intelligent, interesting to talk to, and someone you enjoy spending time with only because she happens to be attractive? Should a bisexual only have ugly friends in that case? Again, I'm young, so maybe I'm looking at this from a different perspective, but this all sounds like overly macho bullshit to me.

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    3. The college student calls me ignorant. Jesus Christ. I will post a video in a minute from a college about this topic......

      Did you read what I fucking wrote and understand it?

      None of it has to do with macho "bullshit". What the fuck is macho about saying "men can't be friends with women they are attracted to"??? Oh yeah, nothing.

      Guys can't be friends with attractive women or women they are attracted to, if said guys like pussy, because they will want to bang said chics.

      I don't really care if you agree, this is basic human nature. A mans two most basic instincts are to survive, and procreate.

      If you want to call biology macho bullshit, be my guest.

      Men are wired visually, because of procreation. Women are wired to be emotional care takers. This is why women can look at men, and just have a friendship, where the man just wants to bang her.

      Women can be friends with guys, because they are not wired the same way men are.

      I never once said attractive women aren't worth being friends with. guys do it everyday. They are called orbiters. And they are friends with them because they want to bang them. Not because they love hanging out with them because of how intelligent they are. Jesus fucking christ. The fact is, most of the incredibly hot women I have known, are very ignorant because (and this is fact) most beautiful women never have to cultivate anything about themselves because their whole life, they are given a very easy path.

      Beautiful women get all the best jobs, get higher paying jobs, and generally live easier lives because (drum roll) men are visual, and constantly do shit to enable said easy life. So these women never really have to go the extra mile in order to get ahead. They constantly get the easy road. Again, this isn't macho bullshit, this is fucking life. Since you're a college student you wouldn't know anything about life yet, but one day you'll look back on my words and realize the wisdom that was in them.

      I find that a small percentage of men agree with your view point, but they are usually your age and dumb, and don't have much in the way of real world experience.

      On the flip side, in the video I'm about to put up, even most college guys understand this. So maybe you just need to get with the program.

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    4. We have a fundamental difference in our views on the nature of male-female relationships and I have a final exam in four hours, so I really don't have time to keep disagreeing. Best of luck in your training.

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    5. Thanks because you're young with little real world experience.

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    6. I'm also a college student and think Krys is a fucking idiot. Just sayin'.

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    7. I know he is. He made those statements because he's an orbiter and that's the only way he can put himself around attractive women. Get into the "friends" zone.

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  12. Huh. So you won't get big on paleo? I mean... Paleo doesn't have to be low carb. All the paleo authors agree that sweet potatoes and cashew nuts are paleo. Lots and lots of carbs in there.

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    1. What incredibly massive guy do you know that got that way using Paleo?

      You're not going to get massive on sweet potatoes and cashews.

      Sorry bro.

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  13. There's something I'm wondering about all this though, Paul. Why bother doing these low carb diets anyway? You've dieted before, you tell people simple calorie counting and cardio will get you there. Is it because you just felt like trying this out? Or are you trying to lean out and get stronger (and you feel this isn't as doable on your other diets)?

    Second, low carb is bullshit. I did low carb for a while, all hyped up on the Paleo bandwagon, what a crock of shit. You can pretty much forget about getting stronger on that. I honestly don't know how Jamie does it.

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    1. 1. Yes. I like to try shit out. That's one of the best things about lifting and all this shit. Trying shit out. Then you can at least give an experienced perspective about it.

      With carb backloading, it's honestly something I knew from intuition. I'd lower carbs to a decent level, around 100-150 a day. Feel fine. then get flat and feel a little weak, and I'd end up eating a bunch of shit one "evening" and the next day I'd look leaner and feel stronger again. I just never figured aside as anything more than the normal part of the cheat day.

      2 - I think Jamie is far more gifted than he wants to admit. I don't know of anyone else that can go on low carbs like he does, and train as often as he does and look/lift like him. Virtually everyone else has to eat carbs and pay attention to recovery. But he has obviously found what works for him.

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  14. I don't know shit. That being out of the way: How are the carbs in sweet potatoes so very different from the carbs in rice, pasta and bread, apart from being, well, paleo?

    I just don't understand it. The facts I see are:

    1. You need some carbs to get big.
    2. You can absolutely eat yourself do death with carbs while still acting in compliance to common paleo guidelines (no gluten, no wheat, no lactose, no lentils,...).

    So why shouldn't paleo dieters be able to get big?

    Maybe you could talk about this on the next podcast?

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    1. All carbs are not created equal. The GI index tells us this. Whole premise of carb back loading is to spike the shit out of your insulin levels to create an anabolic environment when the muscle cells are soaking up everything like a sponge. You can't create a spike in insulin with low GI carbs, like sweet potatoes and cashews (who the fuck carbs up with cashews? cashews are more of a fat source).

      That's why Keifer talks about eating junk after a workout. So basically, a carb is not a carb is not a carb.

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  15. Paul,

    I always thought you supported clean eating, regardless of goals.
    Did I get it wrong? Do you feel clean eating all the time is counter productive to muscle building?

    Also, how much of an imapct do you think the kind of training has on diet? I mean, do you think it plays a big role on how you should eat or it has more to do with one´s metabolism and individual reactions?

    Definitely a good topic for the next podcast...

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    1. There is no one method I "support".

      I support clean eating for guys who have already built a solid base. For guys that are already big and lean and just worried about strength keep it clean most of the time. The 90% rule.

      For young really super skinny guys, eat everything and anything not nailed down.

      If you're overweight, eat clean and eat less.

      If you're not big enough, or want to gain more mass, you're probably not going to be able to eat clean 100% of the time, and get as big as you want to get. With carb back loading it's more about timing and creating a certain environment with the food, rather than worrying about the food itself. In other words, you use junk and high GI carbs to spike insulin and the rest of the time you eat low carb, high fat, high protein. Whatever that may be.

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    1. Well now that you put it that way......

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  17. fucking amen to everything you just said

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  18. All this is going to be in your book? Can't wait.

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  19. Why aren't you concerned about insulin spiking every other day or so leading to insulin insensitivity and diabetes type ii?

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    1. Did you really just bring up the beetus????? For real?

      You need to buy Keifer's book and read it.

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  20. "You're not going to get massive on sweet potatoes and cashews."

    Fucking brilliant. Would make a good t-shirt.

    And your analysis of men and friendships with women is spot on. Any heterosexual male who denies this reality is simply being disingenuous and is more than likely one of those very pieces of shit who wait in the wings trying to bang other guy's girls.

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  21. Man these were basically my plans exactly! <30g Carbs on 2 of the 3 days im not in the gym, Carbs Post workout 4x/week on training days, then high carbs on saturday(off day), before my biggest workout on sunday!

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  22. You said carb backloading is eating high gi carbs that'll spike insulin and let the muscle take in pretty much everything. So after I lifted I'd pound some doughnuts or cookies then eat like a steak or something?

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    1. I'm pounding doughnuts, white rice, and ice cream right meow.

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  23. 1. You're a goddamn winner for saying right meow.
    2. After you pound the shit out of those doughnuts and ice cream you eating some protein or keeping on with the carb extravaganza?

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    1. Keeping on with the carb gluttony.

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  24. An Australian seminar in Sydney? Count me interested. Really enjoyed reading your book Paul.

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    1. Make sure you contact Amir for me to let him know.

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