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post #3361 of 57256
The pinching in my right trap/shoulder is becoming a bit more apparent. I just had time off a month ago.
post #3362 of 57256
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Originally Posted by Prada_Ferragamo View Post
not enough energy that early in the morning

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I really need to quit smoking. My only vice now.

maybe related ? anyway i thought i'd never lift even the bar but after a warmup set i was flying ... maybe i'll eat a couple dates before going and see how it goes
post #3363 of 57256
I lift heavy, so I need to be extremely focused. I just don't think I am that focused early in the morning.
post #3364 of 57256
Chantix will get you off smoking. I cannot recommend it highly enough. I personally know 3 1decade smokers and 1 3decade smoker who quit on it (myself included).
post #3365 of 57256
I don't smoke that much. May be only 5 cigs a day. But I guess that still counts.
post #3366 of 57256
Living with one's girlfriend makes clean eating nearly impossible. Bitch, don't leave those pop tarts where I can see them! Pizza?! Wtf? Feels like she's purposely sabotaging my efforts at times.
post #3367 of 57256
^^ that's still ∞ % more than 0 a day
post #3368 of 57256
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Living with one's girlfriend makes clean eating nearly impossible. Bitch, don't leave those pop tarts where I can see them! Pizza?! Wtf? Feels like she's purposely sabotaging my efforts at times.

You may jest, but this happens more often than maybe you'd realize.
post #3369 of 57256
I'm trying to gain muscular strength, primarily in my upper body.
I'm 18, 6'5" 190 lbs, but very skinny, with under 10% bf.
My issues with gaining are two-fold. First, I'm a varsity fencer, so I practice 5 days a week, 2-3 hours a day, plus competitions every weekend. I have scheduled lifts 2-3 days a week, and I do pylometrics and sprints 1-2 days a week, but they are fairly light, and more geared towards maintaining strength than actually making increases. My second issue is that I had a pre-stress fracture in my lower back (from fencing) about four months ago, and was told by trainers not to do weighted squats or deads for at least six months.

My legs and core are very strong, but I can only bench about 120 lbs, or do 8-10 pullups with good form, which is sad. My diet is very good: I eat egg white omelettes, grapenuts, and fruit for breakfast, and mostly grilled chicken breast, brown rice, raw spinach, peanut butter and whole grain toast for lunch and dinner. I've cut out alcohol entirely, and my only vice is excessive coffee consumption. My metabolism is also very very fast, which may be part of the issue.

I have time to lift every day, but I'm concerned about overtraining.
How can I effectively improve my strength, given the constraints of my scheduling? Should I simply wait for the offseason to try to make significant gains?

thanks
post #3370 of 57256
You're not consuming enough calories. GOMAD
post #3371 of 57256
+1. Also eat your yolks.
post #3372 of 57256
oops
post #3373 of 57256
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Originally Posted by APK View Post
You may jest, but this happens more often than maybe you'd realize.
Probably scaredy that dude's gonna become attractive and bail Dude should have more discipline though. Maybe get her involved. I'm def gonna get my girl in the gym once my CCs are paid off. She's got weak hamstrings + could use some general conditioning
post #3374 of 57256
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/01/27/fa...=1&ref=fashion People are sick of full-service gyms and are opting for bare-bones. The writer thinks it's becuase of a decline in socialization at the gym. Thoughts? Personally, I think if gyms want to encourage socialization, they need to make their trainers be friendly and helpful but not pushy. Like wedding/bar mitzvah dancers almost, but not as cheesy, obviously.
post #3375 of 57256
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Originally Posted by Prada_Ferragamo View Post
I injured one of my tendons doing skull crushes a month ago . I have a feeling that the dull pain will never go away now.

I have been focusing on more strength/whole body workouts lately instead of just one body part.

I dumped all that iso work a couple years ago. I would always get hurt every 3-4 months doing higher volume workouts with lots of iso work. After dumping wheat and sticking to just compound movements I have yet to get hurt.
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