i think i am legit most anxious about people bugging me when i work out. i have zero patience for tips; when i fill out some more i will buy a dyel shirt and practice my stare.
Originally Posted by joshuadowen
Have you liked working out in your garage otherwise? There must be some way to ventilate/clean it that isn't too expensive.
i love it. super convenient, no waiting for anything. i dont find myself missing any machines as creative use of bands has allowed me to do any movement i want. when i was doing straight lifting with no regard to conditioning it was perfect, but now that i am working in speed rope + supersetting antagonistic movements, space and equipment has become more of an issue. its certainly not preventing me from getting good work in though. trying to ventilate it any further would be a futile effort.
as it is right now, my rack is directly in front of a window which i keep open with a fan blowing in fresh air. even so, there's just too much crap and dust - its an old shop, and no matter how much i sweep/scrub/clean/ventilate there is always a layer of crap on everything. any time i do a movement on the ground or start breathing heavily, there is a 100% chance that i will be spitting up grey/black stuff afterwards. no bueno.
Originally Posted by TKJTG
Jarude what's the selection of cardio bunnies at the gym like? That's the real determining factor.
out of 30 or so, maybe 3 were attractive to me. probs 10 were conventionally attractive but they had a mean case of pointy bitch-face goin on or were sloots trolling for brocawk. a few potential milf cases but overall disappointing.
nothing will ever top my university gym, ever. praise be to jesus for lululemon and fit 19-22 year old womens. i wonder if they understand the distraction and frustration they can cause simply by wearing them
Originally Posted by TWorksheets
thanks for the advice guys. I'm using more of a low-bar position (guess it's hard to see b/c of the angle), so I can't really force my neck against the bar. I'll try pushing it back though + force my chest out more next time.
I'm really enjoying the SPBR, but some of that might have to do with it being my first true lifting program. I was originally thinking of doing SS or SL, but I think this program has a better mix of compound lifts + other exercises for someone just starting out.
for real, you will probably be able to progress for a hell of a long time on it. you can get a lot of variety by swapping out the movements when things get stale or drop down to 2x5 when you stall on a main movement.
Originally Posted by Khayembii Communique
Why don't you try that fake chalk stuff that rock climbers use? They're called Eco-Balls. They're designed for environmental rock climbing so they don't leave any sort of chalk residue on the face you're climbing, so they're 100% geared towards no-chalk gyms.
Back when I was deadlifting my gym was no-chalk and I used them without problem (though I'd hide them in my bag and stick my hands in to chalk up).
meh, im not overly concerned about the chalk thing. my bar at home has shitty knurling so i'd just chalk for most things for the hell of it. straps are the superior option for me right now anyway, fallacious appeals to omnipotent wendler authority aside.