Random health and exercise thoughts - Page 1173
Even at my last meet, I would stand right in front of the speakers each time I was "in the hole"/"on deck" so the music would dampen my hearing when it was my turn to lift.
Next time I'm just going to wear ear plugs.
Not really, grips too narrow for it to hit the lats hard. More of a mid back movement, rhomboids and traps. You can do db rows standing or against the dumbbell rack. You could just do some pull ups.
Just out of curiosity, does this method eventually get you to a point where you can do 30 in one set? I'd like to be able to do that one day but I'm dying after about 16.
It's increased how many I can do. Making all kinds of gains in my pull ups doing this method. Good for an extra rep a week or so.
You do the rowing? Behind Olympic lifting, hitting the rowing machine is one of my favorite gym activities; those times when I can't O-lift, I imagine rowing is similar since it involves full-body explosive movement. Haven't been on water yet, but want to try it this summer. Never see anyone using the rowing machines, so I always figured that rowing must be effective and difficult-- after all, everyone always tries to take the easy route at the gym.
I did 3x 500m sprints the other day, with a few minutes rest between: 1:30.5, 1:35.2, and 1:37.1.... afterwards legs quivering, taste some blood in my mouth, and blurry vision. A 500m all-out sprint on the ergometer is right there with squat widow-makers in terms of bringing you close to God. I have no idea how good (or bad) those times are, but I was pissed I didn't hit 1:2x -- I will get it soon.
Decided to try a 500m sprint. I think my first 250m was 50% faster than the second. I was so dead by the end. As a result, my time was no different than my 500m split while doing 2000m. Was great for the cardio, however, I'll have to keep working on it.
Spinach feta omelette is pretty standard in most breakfast joints. Gives you a chance to work in dem greens (as you might say) into your diet.
What do you want to do? I spent a week there last year and did a lot of research before going so depending on what you're interested in, I could be of help.
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