or Connect
Styleforum › Forums › Culture › Health & Body › Random health and exercise thoughts
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Random health and exercise thoughts - Page 1490

post #22336 of 46105
Quote:
Originally Posted by fuji View Post

Don't know how I forgot to post this, embarrassing lifting moments 2k12. In a clothes store with a friend they trying some shit on so I'm outside the changing room, massive ab and hamstring doms from good morning triples start flexing abs and hammies hard as fuck because it feels good man, reasonably hawt sales girl walks by whilst I'm flexing and smiles at me. Strain from the flexing causes me to inadvertently let out a massive loud fart, sales girl gives me a look of sheer disgust, have to wait there for 10 minutes whilst my mate finishes trying on clothes whilst everyone staring at me being like who the fucks that weird farting kid by himself. Feels bad man.
I just spit out my coffee laughing at this. What an awkward moment that must have been. Lol.
post #22337 of 46105
Not as bad as fuji, but inadvertently let out a fart while sucking in air into my belly before unracking the squat bar. My friend (girl) using the rack beside mine let out a chuckle.
post #22338 of 46105
Quote:
Originally Posted by Eason View Post

Caught a cold and congested. Should I go to the gym today, or take it easy and go tomorrow?

My strategy for colds is to continue to go to work and workout, however all free time is spent on nyquil and sleeping. Two days of 12-14hr sleeps will defeat nearly any cold. I'll skip work if there's no great need to go / lots of ETO.
post #22339 of 46105
Thread Starter 
I can never sleep more than 7 hours or so, ever since my early 20's :/
post #22340 of 46105
Quote:
Originally Posted by Eason View Post

I can never sleep more than 7 hours or so, ever since my early 20's :/

Try heroin.
post #22341 of 46105
As promised, i got a video of me benching today. Im pretty sure this is only 60kg, its two 20kg plates plus the bar anyway, but i can never work out if the thicker bars weigh more. I dont think they do, so we`ll assume 60kg. I don't have a very pronounced arch, but i cant get myself into anything more arched than that. You can see im struggling with this and its pretty close to my 8 rep max. This was my first set, i hit the same weight for 8 then 6 after that. Video will be up soon.

Also, a frail looking man in his 60's was doing incline DB press next to me with 12kg and really strugglign and asked me why i dont move the bench angle. I was like, low incline keeps more tension on the chest and less stress on the shoulders, thinking he was kind of looking for advice. He was like....oh....well what i always do is move the bench through the full range of angles, that way you can hit every part of the chest from here to here (points along his saggy chest.) Probably should have told him he was fuckin aesthetic bro, and that i was mirin striations, but it was easier to ignore him.
post #22342 of 46105
post #22343 of 46105
Quote:
Originally Posted by Flame View Post

1)
my upper body bench workout:
  • Bench 4x6
  • Superset incline db 3x8 then as many decline pushups as possible
  • Pullups 3x10
  • Bar Dips 3 x10
I'm stalling on bench progress. Can only manage 1 set of 5 bw. I also bench once a week. Only consolation is that I can bench more reps at lighter weights now.
Whats the issue? My lower body is way stronger (and bigger) than my upper. My OHP is also disproportionately strong compared to my bench (doing 50 kg for reps on OHP = should be hitting 80kg for bench, but no.....)
2)
On the subject of DLs, anyone here pull strictly with double overhand? I'm currently like this, but i find I cannot manage anything past 3 plates (need to use mixed grip). I guess just alternating which hand is supinated on alternate sets to prevent any imbalances?

1. Try lower volume. Something like: bench, 2x5.

2. If you want to go double over, I suggest you start using a hook grip. If not, then it's just stupid. I prefer over-under but I also pull conventional. You can alternate if you want. Not of huge importance imo. No point of giving the rest of your body a shitty workout just so you can work on your grip. If you really want to work on your static grip, then after your workout, just double-over 315 (or whatever) and just stand there and hold it as long as you can.
post #22344 of 46105
Quote:
Originally Posted by stinger70 View Post

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uLLF36OVHXY
ffs wont embed

If you mind me being blunt, you need to lower the weight a good deal and rework your form.

Your bar path is poor. Elbow positioning is poor. Bring that weight down to your chest.

Strip about 50-60 pounds off that bar and start doing some paused bench presses to work on your form. Go about 2-3 weeks with just 85 pounds for 3 sets of 10. Paused. And then switch to two sets of five and add 5 pounds a week.
post #22345 of 46105
Quote:
Originally Posted by mrchariybrown View Post

If you mind me being blunt, you need to lower the weight a good deal and rework your form.
Your bar path is poor. Elbow positioning is poor. Bring that weight down to your chest.

No problem. I thought elbows tucked was the right way to do it to protect shoulders.
post #22346 of 46105
Thread Starter 
Yup, bar should touch your sternum and travel in a straight line. You can see that you're looping. Lower the weight as chariy says for a few weeks. Also, it looks like if I slapped the bar it would fall out of your hands. You should hold onto that bar like James Bond hanging off a helicopter skid.
post #22347 of 46105
Well now we know it isnt genetics related. The good news is that if you change your form, I am sure your bench will eventually go way way up.
post #22348 of 46105
So i need to flare the elbows a little more? I usually try to touch the bar to my nipple line but it seems to be hitting a little lower now that i watch it.
post #22349 of 46105
Quote:
Originally Posted by stinger70 View Post

No problem. I thought elbows tucked was the right way to do it to protect shoulders.

Sorry, I should have clarified. Poor elbow positioning in relation to the bar - mainly related to bar path.

The way you're letting the bar travel in front of your elbows (when the bar path "loops"), is actually putting more stress on those rotators of yours.
post #22350 of 46105
Quote:
Originally Posted by stinger70 View Post

So i need to flare the elbows a little more? I usually try to touch the bar to my nipple line but it seems to be hitting a little lower now that i watch it.

Need to tuck more. And yes, would be better imo if you tucked more and touched a bit lower.
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Health & Body
Styleforum › Forums › Culture › Health & Body › Random health and exercise thoughts