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Originally Posted by jarude View Post

visited the local corporate chain gym and i about wanted to throw up. it was the busiest fucking thing i have ever seen and full of bros and ugly middle-age cardio bunnies, sad. 1 cage, 1 squat rack. no chalk but deadlifts are a go, so i can use ***straps***. location is fucking prime though and the biweekly rate isnt terrible (for canada). dunno what to do bros, dont want to keep sucking in poison air in my garage. pluses are tons of hammer strength shit and a sauna.
 

 

Have you liked working out in your garage otherwise? There must be some way to ventilate/clean it that isn't too expensive.

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Jarude what's the selection of cardio bunnies at the gym like? That's the real determining factor.
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Originally Posted by jarude View Post

looks good man, you look like you're craning your neck a little far forward but nicely done. how are you liking the spbr?

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.
post #24559 of 49382
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Originally Posted by jarude 
1 cage, 1 squat rack. no chalk but deadlifts are a go, so i can use ***straps***.

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).
post #24560 of 49382
@TW:
Pretty good form for a beginner. I see some slight butt-wink at the bottom. I've had this for a long time, and for me it is mainly caused by losing tension by not staying upright, having tight hamstrings and not being able to shove out the knees. Your depth looks very good, but I think going that low contributues to losing tension. Just hit parallel and see if it feels / looks better.

Do you do any mobility work? This will help your form and posture, which iirc you've commented on in the past.
My pre-squat routine includes mobility work and stretches for hamstrings, ankle flex, it-bands, loosing up the glutes and getting the legs in external roation. There's loads of good ones on MobilityWod.

Btw, SPBR was also my first real lifting routine. Still going 9 months later. Easy to progress with and allows for some nice variety.
post #24561 of 49382
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Originally Posted by joshuadowen View Post

I call bullshit. Back squats and deadlifts aren't dangerous if performed properly. The only danger comes from people being stupid by ramping up intensity beyond a level where the movement can be performed accurately. 

Thats a big if, esp in the context of noobs

I'm not saying people shouldn't do them at all, just that people understate the risk + overstate the benefits in the context of bodybuilding
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Originally Posted by conceptionist View Post

@TW:
Pretty good form for a beginner. I see some slight butt-wink at the bottom. I've had this for a long time, and for me it is mainly caused by losing tension by not staying upright, having tight hamstrings and not being able to shove out the knees. Your depth looks very good, but I think going that low contributues to losing tension. Just hit parallel and see if it feels / looks better.

Do you do any mobility work? This will help your form and posture, which iirc you've commented on in the past.
My pre-squat routine includes mobility work and stretches for hamstrings, ankle flex, it-bands, loosing up the glutes and getting the legs in external roation. There's loads of good ones on MobilityWod.

Btw, SPBR was also my first real lifting routine. Still going 9 months later. Easy to progress with and allows for some nice variety.

I haven't been doing any mobility work yet, just some general warm up stretches + a warm up set @ low weight. I looked briefly at the MobilityWod site, but kind of NOPE'd right out of it when I saw there were 400+ videos. I think now that I've got a little bit of direction on what needs to be fixed I'll give it another shot.
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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.
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Originally Posted by joshuadowen View Post

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.
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Originally Posted by TKJTG View Post

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 frown.gif
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Originally Posted by TWorksheets View Post

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.
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Originally Posted by Khayembii Communique View Post

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.
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Originally Posted by TKJTG View Post

Ten pounds down so far. At that awkward point where I have abs first thing in the morning and look fat and flabby at 8pm. But, it feels good to be making progress!

I think the solution to this situation (which I'm just passing through as well) is to either lose 5 lbs of fat or gain 5 lbs of muscle.
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Why you so picky about gym sloots? When i'm lifting I find fucking whales attractive. It's like that elevated test from gains lowers my standards a massive amount. Saw some girl with with like short ginger hair, loads of piercings and a sleeve and I wanted to bang at the time I was lifting.
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Originally Posted by fuji View Post

Why you so picky about gym sloots? When i'm lifting I find fucking whales attractive. It's like that elevated test from gains lowers my standards a massive amount. Saw some girl with with like short ginger hair, loads of piercings and a sleeve and I wanted to bang at the time I was lifting.

im pretty picky about womens, pointy-face gym sloots don't deserve the honour of my gaze. dont want them to mistakenly think im checking them out, it wouldnt be honest.

you know how female opinion on the attractiveness of any given dude varies a ridiculous amount? im like that, lots of girls that most dudes would line up to smash don't do anything for me. esp. haughty bishes, bad attitude invalidates all aesthetics. hence the pickiness, most gym sloots need to get over themselves. dont blame them though, if i had a room full of slackjawed bros staring at my bon bons when i was doing work i'd be pretty uppity too.

irony lol
post #24567 of 49382
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Originally Posted by Cool The Kid View Post

Thats a big if, esp in the context of noobs

I'm not saying people shouldn't do them at all, just that people understate the risk + overstate the benefits in the context of bodybuilding

What is your argument exactly?

First it was, "oh, squats and deadlifts are dangerous."

Now is it, "oh, squats and deadlifts are risky if done incorrectly"?

Because if it's the latter, I don't think anyone is going to argue with you. DERP.
post #24568 of 49382
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Originally Posted by jarude View Post

im pretty picky about womens, pointy-face gym sloots don't deserve the honour of my gaze. dont want them to mistakenly think im checking them out, it wouldnt be honest.

you know how female opinion on the attractiveness of any given dude varies a ridiculous amount? im like that, lots of girls that most dudes would line up to smash don't do anything for me. esp. haughty bishes, bad attitude invalidates all aesthetics. hence the pickiness, most gym sloots need to get over themselves. dont blame them though, if i had a room full of slackjawed bros staring at my bon bons when i was doing work i'd be pretty uppity too.

irony lol




I have an aryan friend who says he would only fuck other aryan girls (keep the master race alive). You're aryan too, is that why?


edit: just heard a guy try to get a girl to go on a date with him because he has Chrons disease, is this real life?
Edited by fuji - 1/17/13 at 8:35am
post #24569 of 49382
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Originally Posted by fuji View Post

I have an aryan friend who says he would only fuck other aryan girls (keep the master race alive). You're aryan too, is that why?

my girlfriend is blonde i will leave it at that
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dark skinned brunettes though, hnng. also, persian womens. would be sad at black-haired children though.
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The answer to my flat muscles and soft nipples I think lies in a refeed today. Tomorrow may be a good day to do it;

It's basically upping carbs to 3-400g, dropping p to 1g/lb lbm, and keeping fat low to keep your overall calories at/below maintenance right?
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