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post #31906 of 57262
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Originally Posted by Find Finn View Post

Finally went to the doctor today and I have to get an ultrasound and x-ray. uhoh.gif


I was told by the doctor not to over flex my hand, so no push-ups, benchpress, front squats etc., like the idiot I am, I went to the gym today, to do some legs, stomach and cardio and started out with some skipping and after 7-8 minutes I look at my hand and it's fucking swollen. confused.gif
post #31907 of 57262
Don't rly get this whole high bar vs. low bar argument. There are tons of good examples from both camps.
post #31908 of 57262
I'm actually with charly on this one, just wanted to snark a bit. Best squat with whatever you feel most comfortable with. In the end that'll lead to better progress and you can fill up whatevers lacking with assistance. For generalist goals I feel that's the best way to go about it. You can even do both if you like.

HB is weightlifting specific though, so if you're in that sport the decisions basically made for you already.
post #31909 of 57262
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Originally Posted by VLSI View Post

Wasn't sure on it, but needed it to hit the minimum order amount for the recent coupon. Seems pretty nice, haven't used it yet though since I've been working on getting the room set up.

Not the fastest possible weight change, but way the hell more secure than any other adj dumbbell. Plus you can put the ends on your knees to kick them up into position without having the handle stab you in the leg. I don't miss the commercial gym db's at all (well, aside from the ones that are more than 75lbs).
post #31910 of 57262
What's preferred for body building/aesthetics, high or low bar?
post #31911 of 57262
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Originally Posted by MarkI View Post

What's preferred for body building/aesthetics, high or low bar?

Jesus, did you read my post? Do you need to beef up your back, hammies, and glutes? Or are you quads your weak link? And to be honest, the answer to either of these don't matter too much.

Just squat which ever way is comfortable for you, Ronnie Coleman.
post #31912 of 57262

I like low bar + front squats, but agree that it doesnt really matter

post #31913 of 57262
One thing i did notice squatting high bar today after DL yesterday is that it was relatively easy on my back. After heavy DLs I need more recovery time to be able squat LB. May just be me though.
LB still feels way more comfortable and natural.
post #31914 of 57262

I've recently switch to low-bar.  I've been having trouble getting used to the rack position - weight always feels like it's just on the edge of falling off my back - but the squat itself feels much more natural for me. 

post #31915 of 57262
i still low bar squated when i olympic lifted, it pissed my coach off all the time.

speaking of oly lifting I'm snatching and cleaning tomorrow icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif I'll probably attempt a 175lb snatch. I need to see if my oly singlet fits, i dont think it does anymore ; ;
post #31916 of 57262
I just find low bar so annoying in terms of the bottom position. It's so hard (for me) to judge when I'm hitting a good depth and whether I'm putting too much hip drive into it etc. You guys probably have figured this out better than me.

High bar it's easy to figure out the depth - I just go as low as I can without flexing my back and that's usually right where there's a bounce off from the stretch reflex of my hammies.
post #31917 of 57262
Anyone remember I posted about cleaning up my carb sources and going beyond IIFYM a while back? I read into it and decided to give it a go.

Basically removed all refined sources (incl any bran, wheat, rye, sucrose, etc) and some other stuff like legumes. Also dialed down the diary. Now I get pretty much all my carbs from pure starch sources (white rice, rice puffs, potatoes and tubers), loads of leafy greens and limited fruit.

I used to have bad energy crashes after my post workout carb loads but now I feel a lot better. Don't get nearly as bloated as when I used to eat cereals, bread, pasta and the like. The only downside would be that you have to eat more to hit the same macros. Ate 2 pounds of potatoes after benching today, for instance.

Read this if you're interested:
http://www.t-nation.com/free_online_article/most_recent/the_good_the_bad_and_the_assfattening_the_new_starchy_carb_food_pyramid

http://natemiyaki.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/01/fn101-carbs.pdf

http://70sbig.com/blog/2011/08/improving-diet/
post #31918 of 57262
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Originally Posted by conceptionist View Post

Anyone remember I posted about cleaning up my carb sources and going beyond IIFYM a while back? I read into it and decided to give it a go.

Basically removed all refined sources (incl any bran, wheat, rye, sucrose, etc) and some other stuff like legumes. Also dialed down the diary. Now I get pretty much all my carbs from pure starch sources (white rice, rice puffs, potatoes and tubers), loads of leafy greens and limited fruit.

I used to have bad energy crashes after my post workout carb loads but now I feel a lot better. Don't get nearly as bloated as when I used to eat cereals, bread, pasta and the like. The only downside would be that you have to eat more to hit the same macros. Ate 2 pounds of potatoes after benching today, for instance.

Read this if you're interested:
http://www.t-nation.com/free_online_article/most_recent/the_good_the_bad_and_the_assfattening_the_new_starchy_carb_food_pyramid
http://natemiyaki.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/01/fn101-carbs.pdf
http://70sbig.com/blog/2011/08/improving-diet/

lmk how it works. I scoop 120grams of sugar directly into my workout shake, pure sugar yummy. That's about as loose as I get with my carb sources though. I switched over to carbogain for a bit, it's a complex carb from corn, and didn't really notice any difference. I have noticed a difference since I've switched cereal and poptarts for sweet potatoes and oatmeal.
post #31919 of 57262
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Originally Posted by conceptionist View Post

Now I get pretty much all my carbs from pure starch sources (white rice, rice puffs, potatoes and tubers), loads of leafy greens and limited fruit.

White rice is refined though.
post #31920 of 57262
It might be, but the bran is removed so all that's left is the starch.

The whole point of this method is that the only reason for you to eat any carbs is to fill up on glucose (or something like that). Carbs are not an essential nutrient like protein and fat, so it works as an energy provider for people who train their strength. The most efficient form of carbs for that purpose is natural starch. You're better of getting your protein and fats from animal sources, and your fiber from veggies and fruit than from typical carb sources. That's why potatoes and rice is recommended which are basically starch only with very little fat and protein, and stuff like legumes are not.

Read the articles if you want it explained better.
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