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post #31921 of 57266
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Originally Posted by joshuadowen View Post

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. 

You'll find the groove soon enough.

When I started, I thought the bar was going to slip down and snap my arms off too.

But little by little, my upper back and rear delts beefed up to get used to the load back there.

Now, when I get under to set up, there's a ridge where the bar fits perfectly and doesn't budge.
post #31922 of 57266
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Originally Posted by conceptionist View Post

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.

TBH I think that the argument breaks down when we consider that people usually cook legumes...just as they usually do with potatoes. Also, he then goes on to recommend oatmeal - which I don't disagree with, but which then completely contradicts his previous postulations about "anti nutrients".
post #31923 of 57266
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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. Need to wheel in my bench and have some plates/bands coming, but everything is pretty much ready to go now. Cutting and putting down the stall mats was a huge pain in the ass.

OMG. I'm so sad. I read coupon and I said wtf?
did google search and found out I missed out. frown.gif I was going to get the dumbells/bench a while ago and figured with a code would be a no question.

How did you find out about it? Newsletter?
post #31924 of 57266
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Originally Posted by I<3Bacon View Post

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).

120 lb. expansion kit wink.gif That's what I ordered with the kb. I have a 10-50 set of regular hex db's coming tomorrow (along with some weight plates, UPS guy going to kill me... he has almost 1000lb of shit to carry to my door), so I'll just load the 22.5lb expansion kit plates on the handles permanently and use it for the 55-120 range.
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Originally Posted by poorman View Post

OMG. I'm so sad. I read coupon and I said wtf?
did google search and found out I missed out. frown.gif I was going to get the dumbells/bench a while ago and figured with a code would be a no question.
How did you find out about it? Newsletter?

When I started searching for best place to order, googled coupons and found some old ones on their facebook page. Noticed that one was put out for July 4 last year, which was only two weeks away at the time, so I waited and sure enough they did it again. Based on that, I'd say your next shot is around Black Friday. I also saw it posted in equipment section of bb.com and yes it was from their newsletter.
post #31925 of 57266
sold rack for 200, except my excitement over my new rack and the fact that i broke even on it is overshadowed by my hard-on for vlsi's setup. way to harsh my buzz ffffuuuu.gif
post #31926 of 57266
If it makes you feel any better, I didn't break even shog[1].gif
post #31927 of 57266
Vlsi why didn't you build this gym in Durham. We coulda been best buds
post #31928 of 57266
lol kijiji. posted a 1" ez bar and straight bar with 100lb of standard plate for $50 firm. good deal, right? "hey, 20 bux for pates. thx" ugh, eugenics program plz.
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Originally Posted by VLSI View Post

If it makes you feel any better, I didn't break even shog[1].gif

heheh, no worries, please dont feel bad about it. sick setup.
post #31929 of 57266
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Originally Posted by Coldsnap View Post

Vlsi why didn't you build this gym in Durham. We coulda been best buds

No money, no house.
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Originally Posted by jarude View Post

heheh, no worries, please dont feel bad about it. sick setup.

Don't feel bad. I could have pieced it together through CL easy, but I like nice, new things smile.gif Ambivalent on my choice to put it inside. On one hand, air conditioning, on the other, I ran out of space way faster than I had anticipated.

No weights yet... just been doing pull-ups every time I walk down the hall today.
post #31930 of 57266
Isn't being graduated from college and having money awesome btw? I liked being a student but now that I have a salary life is so much more pleasant.
post #31931 of 57266
just dont get laid off ffffuuuu.gif /selfpity
post #31932 of 57266
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Originally Posted by VLSI View Post

120 lb. expansion kit wink.gif That's what I ordered with the kb. I have a 10-50 set of regular hex db's coming tomorrow (along with some weight plates, UPS guy going to kill me... he has almost 1000lb of shit to carry to my door), so I'll just load the 22.5lb expansion kit plates on the handles permanently and use it for the 55-120 range.
When I started searching for best place to order, googled coupons and found some old ones on their facebook page. Noticed that one was put out for July 4 last year, which was only two weeks away at the time, so I waited and sure enough they did it again. Based on that, I'd say your next shot is around Black Friday. I also saw it posted in equipment section of bb.com and yes it was from their newsletter.

icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif will keep eyes peeled.
post #31933 of 57266
Lol, 755 new posts since I was last here. Went to the gym for the first time all month, did terrible but glad I'm back, gonna keep it up this time. Spending all of my free time studying for the GMAT and job hunting, got some leads at JP Morgan in NYC, a bank in Cleveland and some stuff around here, hopefully something pans out in the next week or two. Passed the CFA. icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
post #31934 of 57266
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Holy fucking DOMS, first time doing heavy GM's in about 5 months (ok not heavy, just 185) but my lower back is quite vocal about it
post #31935 of 57266
Got another girl's number at the gym. This peruvian dancer chick.

"Are you training for something?" after doing a bunch of planks and shit is the best opener ever.
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