Random health and exercise thoughts - Page 2325
I do PL bench too and I def feel it more in those muscles than my pecs. Only when I do high rep, super strict bench press I get some kind of pec soreness.
My pecs are kind of small but I rotate floor presses, DB flat / inc press and DB flyes to get some more size.
You've said you feel a bit too fat for your liking, tight? You don't think it's your diet?
I might be wrong here, but I get the impression from your posts that you eat a lot of fast food with fries, bread, etc. That stuff has a lot of bad fats and sodium and makes you hold water, looking bloated. Try eating the same calories but clean up you carb sources. Eat mostly rice and potatoes and limit wheat and legumes for less bloat and optimal starchy carbs. I def look better while doing so and I know Coldsnap has commented on it too.
Today was my 3rd time entire month I had burgers. Weekends lately I have been eating a lot more pasta I guess. Out of the food types you listed I predominately eat a lot of rice+potatoes (yams, sweetened potatoes).
But I cannot really say I eat bad food i.e. sweets, fast food, carbs, etc. The only time I grab bread is if I need a quick snack before the gym and spread some peanut butter, which is not often.
In October I will try to be more strict with the bread, and I guess I should lay off the fries. They were really greasy and salty today FWIW. Perhaps I should also lay off the cereal? lol
I do not feel fat or tight. I feel loose and disproportional Bottom line is I feel like I am not getting enough protein, and am still finding it tough to find a dairy/soy free supplement. I did find this: Vega Sport It is $50 for only 29.2 oz/25 servings and 25 g/serving. I find it $$$, and I read some odd reviews in regards to the stevia causing bad reactions
Alright, sounds a lot better than I thought. It was just that when people asked you, most of the time you replied with that you were at some fast food joint.
Fries and bread is in moderation (just like everything else). Don't stress it.
I love cereals and ate it every post workout during my cut. Nowadays I'd rather go for something that's more filling per calorie as my appetite has shot way up.
Critique my squat, bros!
I'm trying to do a semi-wide stance low bar style.
Here's 225 x 5 from today. Pretty sloppy but a PR nonetheless (if the depth is considered enough).
From what I can see:
- too much forward lean which makes the bar path shifts forward on the ascent
- unstable core that cause too much low back extension
- not all reps are low enough
- neck too much forward
- perhaps I could point my elbows more down?
- unstable side to side (I think it's caused by one of my legs that is half an inch longer = uneven hips)
Here's two light sets for technique work
Here you can see how wide my stance and grip is.
Thinking about bringing in the stance a bit again after looking at how the knee tracks.
-how is a guy supposed to bum a cig in a town where everyone is obsessed with jogging
-does anyone even lift
-whole lotta sloots walkin around with their phones in their faces
-holy shit parking is a nightmare
Still on quest to find gym.
Only grocery nearby is trader joes. Good night sweet gains
24 hour weigh in again.
Most of it's water (80+%)
Some fat and muscle probably. No clue to be quite honest. And don't really care as long as I make weight AND it doesn't affect my performance.
Can't give away all my secrets now, can I?
I'll just say that when I'm coming off of about 4.5-5k calories a day and a lot of salt, I tend to drop a lot of water.
Back extension is a lot better than back flexion, to me your back looks like it's in the right position.
As far as stance width goes you are squatting in chucks and I think you've chosen the correct stance. Wide stance and sitting way back. I think any narrower your knee is going to track wrong and your'e not going to be able to sit back as much. If I squatted in chucks I'd squat like a geared lifter, which you sorta do.