Random health and exercise thoughts - Page 1296
Man you guys and your techno..
Anyone else listen to metal when you lift? While I love experimental and blackened metal lifting benefits from some more conventional stuff. My playlists have a southern flair these days too. Nothing gets me pumped like:
The Atlas Moth
High on Fire
Yea I listed to Metal when I lift. Mostly Burzum and Darkthrone cause anything else is power.
That was 5 kg off the U105 WR, the way he was lifting it looked like Ilyin might've done that too. 6/6 shit weighed nothing.
Maxed out my squat for 3 reps at 82.5kg, legs started caving inwards at this weight, does this mean its too heavy or does it still count as 3RM? I felt that i could have moved more weight but not without further deterioration of form. Not sure about the form/weight balance on max effort days.
Warmed up on the "good girl" machine, seemed to work as zero hip flexor pain. Also did some heavier sets on this machine at the end to try and build hip strength. After squats and RDL i did leg press, which did hurt my hip flexors, should probably remove from routine but what else can i do on a max effort leg day as squats and RDL is not many sets....
1. Sure it counts. You instinct regarding balancing form and effort is right: it's tough and there's no perfect answer. Generally, it's important to bias form over absolute max efforts. This is particularly true for beginners. You'll often feel like you could lift more if you let your form deteriorate. Early on (read: for the first year or so), it's better to really focus on technique. You don't want to start lifting seriously heavy weights with bad technique. You'll get hurt. At the same time, keep in mind that developing technique is also developing strength. If you can't squat more than 82.5kg with good technique, it's because you aren't strong enough somewhere. It might not be your posterior chain, but it's likely your core, or some stabilizing muscles. You'll actually do more to strengthen these weak bits by keeping the weight at a level you can squat with pretty good technique.
2. That being said, every once in a while you do need to just let yourself go for a max effort. That means accepting that your technique won't be perfect. Even on these days, don't let yourself go so heavy that your technique is complete shit, though.
3. Don't worry so much about volume. If you've squatted to a 3RM, you don't need to then go do leg press. Seriously. If you've got something left in the tank, do another set of squats.
i listen to metal when i lift but more death/viking/folk and metalcore thrown in. i started off with amon amarth who are my main staple but anyone like korpiklaani, tyr, falconer and einherjer are good listens. between the buried and me is fun for a change and august burns red drops pretty mean breakdowns for being christian hipstercore
amon amarth http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wz-ExsTjafQ
august burns red http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=urPoGQeJzcw
between the buried and me http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d2CqLwj5gTA
could never quite into the blackened stuff. i wouldnt really call myself a metal fan, just a fan of certain metal bands. hate 99% of metalcore but love the shit out of august burns red, same deal with death metal and amon amarth. really want to find more folk bands, falconer and korpiklaani and the like are so fucking cheesy and excellent i can't get over it. tyr fucking rules if you like a good folk viking tune - ragnarok is a brilliant album.
would love some recs on certain tunes, i missed out on amon amarth for the longest time because i listened to one of their worst songs at first and ignored them forever.
Get the new Testament album. Tons of awesome workout songs. I don't listen to that much death or anything extreme any more as I find myself laughing at the cookie monster vocals more and more now that I'm older. Some bands I still like, though.