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post #1681 of 57259
I have a gym near my house and it has a fried chicken next to it.
After exercising almost every person (except trainers) rushed to that fried chicken and eat fried chicken with french fries and ketchup.
Still wondering why they are not getting desired shapes
post #1682 of 57259
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Originally Posted by jarude View Post
Uhhh doing 2 minutes of ab exercises for mental toughness? How about deadlifting or squatting for mental -and- physical toughness?
Yea ab crunches just seem to be in that dead zone of non toughness

Squatting 300+ lbs ATG = tough

Running a marathon for an hour or so = tough

Kinda sitting up for 2 minutes = waste of time
post #1683 of 57259
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Originally Posted by Cool The Kid View Post
Yea ab crunches just seem to be in that dead zone of non toughness
yeah
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Originally Posted by Cool The Kid View Post
Running a marathon for an hour or so = tough

who do you know that runs a marathon in an hour?????
post #1684 of 57259
3 days a week training is all anyone needs.
post #1685 of 57259
I don't know marathon distances/times.... thinking about it sober though 1hr def seems crazy short. So I requalify my statement and my overall point still stands Marathons = tough Lifting heavy weights = tough Crunches = You don't change your body or condition yourself half assing.
post #1686 of 57259
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Originally Posted by jarude View Post
Uhhh doing 2 minutes of ab exercises for mental toughness? How about heavy squatting for abs? or does holding twice your bodyweight on your back not work your abs?

FTFY
post #1687 of 57259
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Originally Posted by dmash1080 View Post
FTFY
Yeah I guess I never really thought about it like that. Just that the sheer boredom of doing long ab workouts (and there is no way that shit doesnt hurt if you do it right) makes it so much less rewarding than squats. Plus max strength and strength endurance are separate systems so you do have to train them separately for maximum results. I mean, okay, 2 min of crunches = boring and no big deal, but 2-3 minutes planks, especially one legged, hurt in an entirely different way.
post #1688 of 57259
I hate being unfit. In 6 months my 2.4K run time increased by a minute due to my lack of cardio.

I know you don't need to do any cardio to be ripped or whatever, and i know it's gonna negatively impact my lifting slightly, but i don't care. I miss the feeling of knowing that i'm fit and can run 5K in decent time.

I'm starting running on every off day.
post #1689 of 57259
I decided for myself that running in nice weather is too pleasant to disallow. Plus, with the weather getting colder, I have a decent excuse - need the warmup.
post #1690 of 57259
Cardio is criminally underrated in the bodybuilding community The growth stunting effects are also grossly exaggerated It's good for you
post #1691 of 57259
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Originally Posted by Cool The Kid View Post
Cardio is criminally underrated in the bodybuilding community

I don't think so. I'm not under any illusion that cardio is necessary for cutting weight or leaning up. One can drop below 10% BF without cardio.

I'm doing it purely because i like to be cardiovascularly fit.
post #1692 of 57259
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Originally Posted by CunningSmeagol View Post
How do you guys feel about these deadlifts? I had my gf take the video b/c I was worried about form after reading about it hear and the DL's are for pussies thread. I'm not thrilled about the roundedness of my back, but I see worse in a lot of the videos out there. Also, what about descent? I remember there was a lot of talk about that in one of these threaks. I sure hope I don't get shredded.Not awful but not great. Your hips are coming up before the bar leaves the ground - fix that, it should be all one motion. Your lower back is rounding a little bit on your last few reps too, but not anything too severe. Looks good overall. I think you're spending too much time thinking about your form/setup. Just focus on pulling while keeping your lower back tight and straight and you should be fine. It takes awhile to really develop your own deadlift form, everyone's is gonna be a little bit different because different people have different leverages. I also couldn't see your hand/foot position. I see a lot of people with their feet shoulder with and their arms flared out a bit on the bar, when your feet should be just about hip width and arms straight up and down. Look at some of Konstantinovs deadlift videos for a good idea of how narrow your stance can be while pulling conventionally. dang i typed a lot wtf
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post #1693 of 57259
Holy shit 5/3/1 day on Deadlifts and I busted out 5 on my last set and right after my back got so tight and sore I could barely walk back to my car and drive home (fuck assistance work). Took 2 asprin and i've been lying down but yeah, i should check form (feels sore, but not like anything is injured). I'll try and get a friend to take a video at some point.
post #1694 of 57259
If you mean your erectors, that's a bit odd but not really out of the ordinary. Honestly if you don't get a lower back pump/some DOMS in your lower back a day later, I'd probably question how heavy your deadlifts were in the first place. Your erectors are always working for 9/10ths of the deadlift, stabilizing your lumbar curve throughout almost the entire movement.

How much were you pulling? Once I get above 3 plates, I can feel the tension/pressure on my lumbar curve if it starts to round forward, so I know when my form is breaking down and know when to back off a bit if I'm too tired.
post #1695 of 57259
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Originally Posted by hendrix View Post
I don't think so. I'm not under any illusion that cardio is necessary for cutting weight or leaning up. One can drop below 10% BF without cardio.

I'm doing it purely because i like to be cardiovascularly fit.
Never said it was necessary But it's good for your health. Maybe better than lifting
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