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Went to the docs and got a tetanus and flut shot and in each arm. But went on anyway to work out chest afterwards. Dat feel.
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Originally Posted by Coldsnap View Post

Ah, yea. I do some of that stuff while sitting at work.
Have you tried a trigger point massage? That give me instant relief of my tightness around that area.

Havent tried it, will see if I can find someone good in Manhattan for such a thing. Will try anything at this point.
post #20943 of 46368
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Originally Posted by maplefuturist View Post

I fear squatting. Ever since I got it over BW I get butterflies in my stomach before doing the work sets. Ridiculous.

Set your safeties higher.
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Originally Posted by GraphicNovelty View Post

Edit: nvm nobody wants to see me in my underwear
Edit 2: haha jarude's comment makes no sense now so i'll put it back up Warning: Me in my skivvies! (Click to show)
I upped my carb intake, creatine is working so my upper body got pumped up.
Been cutting for 7.5 weeks, seeing good strength gains. Not sure if i should move to recomp or keep cutting. Pigging out would be nice biggrin.gif
Groin is still injured though. Shouldn't have tried to push it with the squats frown.gif

GN forgot to mention...good work brah. You've made great progress. Also, congrats on having good ab genetics.

I think it's time to start bulking, amigo.
post #20945 of 46368
I nearly hit or do hit the safeties on reps. Practice bailing with light weight. It's not really that scary to bail.
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Need you guys to help me brainstorm here: I've got my bands for travel and they anchor in a door way - so I can use them on the sides, top, and bottom. Or I can put them on the floor and use them from there, for shoulders and curls and such. Trouble is, they require a certain amount of slack because of the band length and I can't seem to find a good way/angle to work my calves and lower back. I can step on a portion of the band length to lessen the slack required but I still can't seem to get anything that seems worthwhile. Suggestions are welcome. TIA. For reference, here's the bands again:

http://www.ihpcombat.com/shop/fitness-equipment/jc-band-products/225-jc-preditor-jr-10.html
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http://70sbig.com/blog/2012/05/banded-good-morning/

those are great for your lower back if you can find a way to secure the band to yourself somehow
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Originally Posted by jarude View Post

http://70sbig.com/blog/2012/05/banded-good-morning/
those are great for your lower back if you can find a way to secure the band to yourself somehow

Hmmm. The bands are single sided and attach into the apparatus, but I might be able to loop the handle around my head/neck. Or I could anchor it under the door and just pull back, with my hands out in front, until I get resistance. Trouble is, my apex point will be out in front of me as I won't be able to keep the handle close to my body and maintain resistance at the same time.
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Pull throughs?
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Originally Posted by Khayembii Communique View Post

Pull throughs?

Got those already but I look at them as more of a hammy/glute exercise
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Originally Posted by knucks View Post

Typically, stretching is not enough. I stretch and do myofascial release and even got ART done. ART helped most, but now I'm back to square one. I'm going to guess that the issue for you is scapular stability.
 

 

Yes...stretching will only go so far. Trigger Points in the Paraspinal muscles of the upper back are often the cause of many neck related problems.

 

The key is not only to stretch and release TP's but to also get mobility back into the Thoracic (upper back) joints. A good Myotherpist can help with that.  

 

Also, there used to be a great little device called a "Spineflex" that worked miracles for me. Loaned it out but it never came back....shows how good the thing was.

Cant find the maker anywhere, (think they were Australian) but if you can find one somewhere snap it up. Have resorted to placing 2 tennis balls in a sock and lying on them. Works ok TP relief but more importantly mobilization of the joints. Just have to do light ab crunches and side twists whilst on the balls. Hope that helps.

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Originally Posted by Osqua View Post

Yes...stretching will only go so far. Trigger Points in the Paraspinal muscles of the upper back are often the cause of many neck related problems.

The key is not only to stretch and release TP's but to also get mobility back into the Thoracic (upper back) joints. A good Myotherpist can help with that.  

Also, there used to be a great little device called a "Spineflex" that worked miracles for me. Loaned it out but it never came back....shows how good the thing was.
Cant find the maker anywhere, (think they were Australian) but if you can find one somewhere snap it up. Have resorted to placing 2 tennis balls in a sock and lying on them. Works ok TP relief but more importantly mobilization of the joints. Just have to do light ab crunches and side twists whilst on the balls. Hope that helps.

Yea good rec. My tripper point book explains that the best approach is to eliminate the trigger points through some deep tissue work then stretch then mobilize the area.

I need to work on my upper back mobility for sure. It doesn't help that doing a hard workout always makes the area so stiff. And since I train 4 days a week now myI only have a day or two where my upper body isn't completely tight from the previous days workout.

Also this is just a tip but if you deal hunt you can find an Aeron chair for cheap. I got mine for $200.
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Originally Posted by TKJTG View Post

GN forgot to mention...good work brah. You've made great progress. Also, congrats on having good ab genetics.
I think it's time to start bulking, amigo.

Good genetics, plus 8 months of intense kb core work biggrin.gif

Going to up my workout day cals and recomp. Enjoying how my clothes fit to gain too much mass.
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Originally Posted by Coldsnap View Post

Yea good rec. My tripper point book explains that the best approach is to eliminate the trigger points through some deep tissue work then stretch then mobilize the area.
I need to work on my upper back mobility for sure. It doesn't help that doing a hard workout always makes the area so stiff. And since I train 4 days a week now myI only have a day or two where my upper body isn't completely tight from the previous days workout.
Also this is just a tip but if you deal hunt you can find an Aeron chair for cheap. I got mine for $200.

Aeron chair owns. I have one in my office and its pretty incredible how much of a difference an ergonomically designed chair can make. dat lumbar support, I have mine cranked all the way forward, feelsgoodman.
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Shoulders back at 100% no idea how I hurt it squatting. Think I'm gonna start going to the gym later in the evening so I don't have to deal with the crowd right after work. Up about 10 lbs since I started this bulk but I think a bunch of that is fat and water. Hoping cleaner eating will decrease that going forward. 3 more months to go til I start a hard cut, hoping to have weighted up significantly by then.
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