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post #106 of 49349
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Originally Posted by Hangdog View Post
Explain this to me. Because it's harder if the weight is hanging around your neck than your waist, or because it's harder if you're holding a dumbbell between your ankles instead of using a chain belt?

Because all of those differences make it a crappy benchmark exercise.
post #107 of 49349
Right, because you can't vary your stance or grip on deadlifts, squats or benches. And there's certainly no tricks or technique involved in the Olympic lifts.
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post #109 of 49349
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Right, because you can't vary your stance or grip on deadlifts, squats or benches. And there's certainly no tricks or technique involved in the Olympic lifts.

I swear you're just messing with me.
post #110 of 49349
No, actually. The clean and press was a Oly lift until 1972 when it was discontinued because the Soviets were so good at doing it bent backwards that it became like a standing bench. I would still call the standing press a better indicator of upper body strength than the bench press. I think there's a lot of closed-minded attitudes and overly strict adherence to dogma about what lift is good and what isn't in powerlifting. The standing curl used to be a power lift, too.
post #111 of 49349
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Originally Posted by Hangdog View Post
No, actually. The clean and press was a Oly lift until 1972 when it was discontinued because the Soviets were so good at doing it bent backwards that it became like a standing bench. I would still call the standing press a better indicator of upper body strength than the bench press. I think there's a lot of closed-minded attitudes and overly strict adherence to dogma about what lift is good and what isn't in powerlifting. The standing curl used to be a power lift, too.

Now I'm convinced you're screwing with me.
post #112 of 49349
Well that must be it, then.
post #113 of 49349
Having a chinup bar and random dumbbells lying around the house kicks ass.
post #114 of 49349
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+1
post #115 of 49349
Say you've got a program that you've stuck with, that works for you, and that you enjoy. You're in the middle of a progression (not in any kind of deloading phase) and you realize toward the end of a workout that you have a lot more to give. Do you stay true to the program, or do you throw it out the window and do all the work you can?
post #116 of 49349
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Originally Posted by bobdobalina View Post
Say you've got a program that you've stuck with, that works for you, and that you enjoy. You're in the middle of a progression (not in any kind of deloading phase) and you realize toward the end of a workout that you have a lot more to give. Do you stay true to the program, or do you throw it out the window and do all the work you can?

I stay true to the program. It'l be heavier soon enough.
post #117 of 49349
On top of trying to lose weight I just like the endorphin rush from working out not sure how I would make it without it.
post #118 of 49349
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Originally Posted by thekunk07 View Post
fit day, gym america

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^ I heard good things about www.fitday.com

Thanks dudes. So I've been tracking calories/nutritonal content of what I eat (casually, not with like a scale and a burner). And according to my admittedly small sample size I don't eat too much, calorie-wise (consistently around 2000/day; yes, including beer), but I seem to be eating way too much carbwise, a little too much fatwise, and not nearly enough proteinwise. Do I really need to start eating poached chicken breasts in order to balance it out? Ugh.
post #119 of 49349
well, what i do is eat 40% protein, 30% fat and 30% carbs on training days, 50% protein, 45% fat and 5% carbs on non-training days.

most people are surprised by how little and how poorly they eat.
post #120 of 49349
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well, what i do is eat 40% protein, 30% fat and 30% carbs on training days, 50% protein, 45% fat and 5% carbs on non-training days.




Typical for me.


BTW I will not even be attempting to eat healthily when in NY next week.
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