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  1. Magnus

    Magnus Sharknado

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    +k on the write up. God... I know I fell victim of impulse buys and others where I thought I was saving money.... rushing it is not the way to go and still, sometimes I feel impatient on my wanted results.

    Things are coming along well now, but only because of the wise advice of 3reefers! reefmonkey included. I would be lost without this site!

    Thanks for the write up, RM!

    - Mag.

    PS: Michael Phelps didn't smoke his bank roll, he smoked something else rolled!
    J.K!!!! Poor guy, a little pot almost ruined his career. You can't be young and "experiment" if you're an athlete anymore :)
    Did you know that in soccer they'll forbid sex 1 or 2 days before the important match?... that's why I don't play no mo!! :p JK.
     
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  3. reefmonkey

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    LOL Mag! Only you my friend haha! Glad you liked the write up.
     
  4. reefmonkey

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    Yes I learned that the hard way myself unfortunately.
     
  5. reefmonkey

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    Thanks Chuck!
     
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  6. Magnus

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    the soccer thing is true though :(
    It is said to cause fatigue and to make you lose concentration.

    But then again.... almost every player probably broke this one rule when possible.
     
  7. Reeron

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    Actually, there was a show (something similar to Myth Busters) where they took 2 pro athletes (1 male and 1 female) and tested this theory. The woman was a MMA pro (I really believe it was Gina Carano- whoever she was she was incredibly hot). Well anyway, they did over a dozen different tests (memory, endurance, strength, agility, punching power, etc...) to get a baseline for each athlete. Then they made them go have sex with their significant other (not each other) at a hotel room and retested them 3 hours later. They both scored 30% better across the board on all of the tests. Debunked that old theory. I wish I could remember the name of the show, but it was pretty interesting. Seems the testosterone that gets released during sex actually makes you think more clearly and increases your strength and endurance.
     
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  9. johnmaloney

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    do women buy that? lol...

    I use epsom salt for magnesium, anyone else?
     
  10. Reeron

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    I hope so ;)

    I use 1 part Epsom salt and 10 parts Magnesium chloride. Supposed to mimic the Magnesium in the ocean better as in the ocean it's a combo of Magnesium Chloride and Magnesium Sulfide.
     
  11. reefmonkey

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    LOL the one in my life is still convinced generics are the way to go even though we go through 3-4x the amount of paper supplies the average household of our size uses/month.

    I use a 3:2 ratio of mag. chloride to epsom. I make my own soda ash by cooking arm & hammer too.
     
  12. johnmaloney

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    how would one get magnesium chloride without having to go through a specialty store or a chemical warehouse?

    I have been interested in magnesium sulfate because I heard using it kills byropsis...but now that you mention it, maybe it is absence of magnesium chloride that kills it, since the people treating it go to a 100% magnesium sulfate solution...(well okay not 100%, but no magnesium chloride) hmm...