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chopin etudes by pollini
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Does T-Bar row hit the lats much? Thinking of doing that as my rowing movement, would do DB rows but its usually impossible to get on a bench on my evening workouts. Been doing T-Bars for a while and like them, but not sure if it hits lats enough.
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Originally Posted by Lagrangian View Post

chopin etudes by pollini

Personally, I prefer the Berezovsky performance of Liszt's Mazeppa-- a piece that in an of itself is a hell of a workout.
post #17584 of 49473
I can't lift with music. It bars me from putting my full concentration in my lift. All I want to hear is my voice in my head.

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.
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Originally Posted by stinger70 View Post

Does T-Bar row hit the lats much? Thinking of doing that as my rowing movement, would do DB rows but its usually impossible to get on a bench on my evening workouts. Been doing T-Bars for a while and like them, but not sure if it hits lats enough.

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.
post #17586 of 49473
still cant do enough pull ups to make a set out of it. Probably 4 on the first set. Can row 32kg DB for 3 sets of 8-10, no idea if thats decent.
post #17587 of 49473
god I really do need to listen to more classical stuff

not that I actuallly listen to music while I lift, it kinda breaks my concentration
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Originally Posted by stinger70 View Post

still cant do enough pull ups to make a set out of it. Probably 4 on the first set. Can row 32kg DB for 3 sets of 8-10, no idea if thats decent.


Do more pull ups so that you can do higher rep sets eventually.
post #17589 of 49473
Exactly. Do as many sets as it takes to reach 30. Next time try an do it in fewer sets.
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Originally Posted by GraphicNovelty View Post

Exactly. Do as many sets as it takes to reach 30. Next time try an do it in fewer sets.

This is how I do pull ups. Set a number goal and do as many sets as it takes to get there. I tend not to go to failure on pull ups.
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i want to lift to soul music like souljazz orchestra or james brown, but lifting with headphones is kinda meh
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Originally Posted by GraphicNovelty View Post

Exactly. Do as many sets as it takes to reach 30. Next time try an do it in fewer sets.

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.
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Originally Posted by I<3Bacon View Post

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.
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Originally Posted by speedy4500 View Post

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.
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Originally Posted by fuji View Post

Tesco value. Like 70p for a fairly big brick.
How can I eat feta? Don't think it'll mix into eggs.
Why did I look at the art of manliness? So much pretentious functional strength bull shit. Oh you use kettle balls? Please tell me how balanced and functional your physique is



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.


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My dad used to have a company in Ipswich. Cool place.
Working out at home is great, just need to make a workout playlist. Any suggestions?




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Not sure more expensive whey is worth it. On dat ON double rich chocolate tip 24/7.
Going to Vegas for work. Any suggestions on what to do?




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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If it's dance clubs you're into, I can't help you.
post #17595 of 49473
I can fit into Jcrew Urban Slim Fit pants. Feels okay man.
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