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any bros know about feather pillows and allergies? I have bad allergies, have my feather pillow double bagged in two pillow cases and a pillow cover over that. I can't sleep without it, tried the synthetic shit hurts my neck and i dont fall asleep as fast.

brought my knobbler to work, gonna knobble myself all day long
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post #22728 of 48559
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Originally Posted by Coldsnap View Post

brought my knobbler to work, gonna knobble myself all day long

thats what she said ololololol

no but seriously i am expecting some funny looks when i get the theracane going in my office.
post #22729 of 48559
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Originally Posted by Coldsnap View Post

any bros know about feather pillows and allergies? I have bad allergies, have my feather pillow double bagged in two pillow cases and a pillow cover over that. I can't sleep without it, tried the synthetic shit hurts my neck and i dont fall asleep as fast.
brought my knobbler to work, gonna knobble myself all day long

I do a lot of work in an allergy clinic -- most of these types of situations are due to dust mite allergies. Unfortunately, none of the chemical shit works on them. One thing you can do is buy a dust mite specific pillow cover...most places sell them: http://www.walmart.com/ip/Easy-Care-Pillow-Covers/8154287

The two pillow cases are probably making it worse, as they just create more layers for dust mites to hang out in.

The other thing you can do it is by throwing your pillows in the dryer on high once a week. The heat kills many of the mites.

Also, can always hit the benadryl...will help you sleep better, too.
post #22730 of 48559
Total beginner here looking to start a strength program. I'm currently leaning towards SS, but I'm open to suggestions. In addition to gaining strength, I'm looking to fill out my upper body. I'm about 155lbs right now, but most of that weight is in my butt and thighs (ex-competitive gymnast + trampolinist).

Do you guys think SS is a good route?
post #22731 of 48559
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Originally Posted by TWorksheets View Post

Total beginner here looking to start a strength program. I'm currently leaning towards SS, but I'm open to suggestions. In addition to gaining strength, I'm looking to fill out my upper body. I'm about 155lbs right now, but most of that weight is in my butt and thighs (ex-competitive gymnast + trampolinist).
Do you guys think SS is a good route?

So I've never actually done or read SS, but...

A good program(regardless of experience) contains these exercises:
Squat
Deadlift
Bench Press
Overhead Press
Pullups
Rows

If you find a program that contains those exercises, it's probably going to work well. A strength program will have sets with reps typically in the 1-5 range.
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Originally Posted by TWorksheets View Post

Total beginner here looking to start a strength program. I'm currently leaning towards SS, but I'm open to suggestions. In addition to gaining strength, I'm looking to fill out my upper body. I'm about 155lbs right now, but most of that weight is in my butt and thighs (ex-competitive gymnast + trampolinist).
Do you guys think SS is a good route?

I really really really dislike SS.

I prefer IA SPBR. It's simple and it works (as long as you train smart).
post #22733 of 48559
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Originally Posted by mrchariybrown View Post

I really really really dislike SS.
I prefer IA SPBR. It's simple and it works (as long as you train smart).

Do you mind if I ask why? I'm new to barbell training and I have difficulty comparing the relative advantages or each program in an intelligent manner.
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I really really really dislike SS.
I prefer IA SPBR. It's simple and it works (as long as you train smart).

 

Why do you dislike SS?

 

It's really boring after a while, but newbies need to build their "base" and focus their training around multi-joint compound exercises. That is why I'd say SS > _____

post #22735 of 48559
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Originally Posted by amathew View Post

Why do you dislike SS?

It's really boring after a while, but newbies need to build their "base" and focus their training around multi-joint compound exercises. That is why I'd say SS > _____

SS is not the only program focusing around multi-joint compound movements.

IA's SPBR: http://www.ironaddicts.com/forums/showthread.php?t=8050
post #22736 of 48559

How should I correctly do a pull-through? I've watched this video with Dave Tate but it just feels weird.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AgXkHRVaoUc

 

Should it look/feel like a good-morning? Is it ok to have internally rotated shoulders? My guess would be no, but I find it extremely difficult to maintain external rotation when leaning forward. A weight that I can maintain external rotatation with is far too light on the hamstrings and glutes.

 

Glute-/ham raises would actually be a netter assitance lift for my weaknesses, but my gym doesn't have the right gear for it.

post #22737 of 48559
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Originally Posted by TWorksheets View Post

Do you mind if I ask why? I'm new to barbell training and I have difficulty comparing the relative advantages or each program in an intelligent manner.

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Originally Posted by amathew View Post

Why do you dislike SS?

It's really boring after a while, but newbies need to build their "base" and focus their training around multi-joint compound exercises. That is why I'd say SS > _____

Programming sucks.

It's fine to learn movements. But you can do that with any other sound routine.
post #22738 of 48559
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Originally Posted by TKJTG View Post

I do a lot of work in an allergy clinic -- most of these types of situations are due to dust mite allergies. Unfortunately, none of the chemical shit works on them. One thing you can do is buy a dust mite specific pillow cover...most places sell them: http://www.walmart.com/ip/Easy-Care-Pillow-Covers/8154287
The two pillow cases are probably making it worse, as they just create more layers for dust mites to hang out in.
The other thing you can do it is by throwing your pillows in the dryer on high once a week. The heat kills many of the mites.
Also, can always hit the benadryl...will help you sleep better, too.

Thanks for the info! Would you say dust mites are super common? I'm a neat freak OCD person, I have a robot vacuum my house like 5x a week and have a very sparse house so no place for dust to accumulate. I heard about the dust mite thing causing allergies when i researched it last week so on sunday I threw out all my pillows that were a year old and bought new ones.
post #22739 of 48559
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Originally Posted by TWorksheets View Post

Total beginner here looking to start a strength program. I'm currently leaning towards SS, but I'm open to suggestions. In addition to gaining strength, I'm looking to fill out my upper body. I'm about 155lbs right now, but most of that weight is in my butt and thighs (ex-competitive gymnast + trampolinist).
Do you guys think SS is a good route?

Fuck no. Unless you want a whole lot more weight in your butt and thighs and your upper body to stay exactly the same.
post #22740 of 48559
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Originally Posted by Coldsnap View Post

Thanks for the info! Would you say dust mites are super common? I'm a neat freak OCD person, I have a robot vacuum my house like 5x a week and have a very sparse house so no place for dust to accumulate. I heard about the dust mite thing causing allergies when i researched it last week so on sunday I threw out all my pillows that were a year old and bought new ones.

Everyone has dust mites, unfortunately. No way to get rid of them regardless of how clean you are. Replacing pillows usually isn't necessary if you just throw yours in the dryer every once in a while(as the heat will kill them). Again, the bedding and pillow covers specifically designed for dust mites are your best bet amigo.
Edited by TeeKay - 11/29/12 at 9:36am
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