Random health and exercise thoughts - Page 1572
Just a quick clarification of my deadlift advice to people hitting their knees with the bar. Obviously any number of things wrong with my form here, but this is what I meant about keeping your torso angle steady until the bar is above the knees.
This way you can get vertical bar path without the bar hitting your knees.
video is private, I want to retract my thumb
I dunno, Coldsnap, I know you have dreams of getting all jacked, but I think your approach is just getting you fat. You were skinny most of your life, so you've got the mindset that more scale weight is a good thing. You've mentioned your weight is in the 180's. Based on that and what you've shown us and told us, I'd gotta imagine a lot of that weight is fat. I'm three inches taller than you, also have big thighs and a bubble butt and a true waist of 36" was pretty much rock bottom for me last year. I've got a shirtless pic of myself from that time and I look like someone who never lifted and always had a reserve of cake in the fridge.
Right now, you do not look like someone who lifts. You're pretty pear-shaped. I say that as someone who prided himself on lifting several times a week and trying to eat well (but obviously veering from that too often), yet looked quite pear-shaped in the aforementioned picture. I'm down about 25 pounds and nearly four inches in the waist since that time. I don't have great genetics, but once I stopped justifying eating lots of delicious junk food so frequently, the fat magically started disappearing, genetics be damned.
I hear ya. Past 3 months I have been dieting down, body fat is much lower than it was now. But yea when I was bulking all I cared about was scale weight, I wanted to get up to 190lbs asap. I think I will aim for 175lbs, my upper body is seriously underdeveloped due to never benching and my shoulder injury. It's is growing though, for example 4 months ago I was a small across the board and now I fill out a medium good and have some larges. Being a small in shirts and size 34 pants def has my looking like a pear, It's gotten less noticeable as my upper body filled out.
Nah I back squat on dynamic effort days, front squat just happens to be the max effort lift I'm using now will switch it to paused back squats or maybe front squats when the normal front squat stops going up. I've pulled 200kg before, can't really cheat a deadlift. Might make a video of me squatting in the t-000s they're pretty stretchy and very tight, with knee wraps I might get a few kg out of them. Obviously ill pull them up really high so they cover more of my hips. That'll have to be before I go back to school though and I'm still not feeling well after being sick so it might have to be DE work with something like 285. School gym has a policy against jeans. Virus absolutely raped me dropped me down to 172
Decided against lifting in them, they're the only jeans I have at home and if I rip them during squartz how am I supposed to slew gash (acquire vagina for non brits) without pants? Any other lifts you would like me to verify? Can't do deadlifts since I probably won't do a max effort pull for months. Considered taking a photo of the box I use for squartz today with me siting on it, but I was at a weird gym and didn't want to ask someone to take a photo of me sitting down. Don't see how my numbers are unbelievable, squat and dead are intermediate level after about a year and a bit.
Josh, are those plates the massive crossfit ones or are you deadlifting like 600lb?
2221lb raw total with no wraps. Don't understand powerlifters who sink there squats that deep. I understand doing it in training, but he probably could have gotten another 20lb out of he cut it at parallel in the meet.
Edited by fuji - 12/19/12 at 12:17pm
Hip size, like all frame measurements, is dramatically influence by genetics. Same goes for fat distribution. When you have an individual with a larger hip measurement in addition to fat distribution in the area, it is inevitable that a pear shape will be heightened during a bulk. Too much schizophrenia in this thread to be useful.
i have wide hips and narrow shoulders, guess where all my weight goes during a bulk. People with wide shoulders and narrow hips look way bigger at a certain weight because its biased to upper body and gives a exaggerted V-shape, especially in clothes. Im hoping i will look better after a cut but im not sure, i'd imagine i`ll lose a load of upper body size first and my lower body will stay much the same. My measurements are 43" hips, 34" waist, 43" chest, 49" shoulders, and most of the shoulder size is depth rather than width. The only time i look better proportioned is when i have a huge arm and shoulder pump, maybe if i can achieve permanent arm and shoulder pump then lose my lower body bulk i would gain aesthetics.
Shouldn't you have decent glutes if you're squatting 285 for reps?
My glutes and hamstrings have grown a ton since I started doing those wide stance box squats. Takes most of the strain off the quads.
Proper DL and RDL technique should hit the glutes fairly hard to, no? I get doms there after DL's sometimes.