Random health and exercise thoughts - Page 2352
yes lack of blood flow to your tissues is generally bad news but i did not mean a knee-jerk problem like that. we talked this over with my PT and she wasn't all that keen on the forced gliding of the fascia and all that shit that the treatment entails or something
not to say one shouldn't do it at all if it helps, but as with most things it's not the answer to everything.
I agree it's not the answer to everything, seriously injuries need to be taken care of with professional care. Although it is damn effective for every day bumps and bruises from lifting. And it's always the small stuff that goes ignored which then turns into larger injuries.
Pain is a message.... you have to listen to your body. If you do something and it hurts, your body is saying "yo dont do dat". Taking time off + RICEing have pretty much ALWAYS worked for me. And when it didn't, making adjustments (i.e. sleeves, straps) or changing my routine to get rid of aggravating exercises did. There's no shame or really anything lost in down time.
I just think its important to be able to take care of yourself. This year that I've lifted steady I've passed a shit ton of people who were in the same place as me in my gym. Being able to do maintence on myself really helped with this because I've made no concessions in my lifting.
but yea to each his own, whatever works for you
Never used them, not even foam rolling. Is that something to be proud? Don't think so but oh well....
Food for thought http://www.marksdailyapple.com/is-barbell-dogma-doing-more-harm-than-good/
I used to do the 3 a week IA SPBR split and would be totally gassed out by the last exercise. That's a pretty low volume routine with 5 lifts a day or so.
Now, I do 4 sessions a week, with higher frequency for the main lifts, 3-5 more worksets per session and higher volume on the assistance. I've also added 1 or 2 light cardio sessions a week. Of course, I felt like shit the first weeks switching over but over time I have adapted. I'm not entirely sure you should always listen to what your body is telling you about recovery. Granted, injuries are a bit different and should be allowed to heal properly before getting back on it, but the standard "feeling sore and beat up" after heavy lifting can be worked around. On some rest days I feel like total shit, sore all over, and I've noticed that I feel a lot better if I perform some kind of active recovery instead of just laying around. Being more active helps me a lot. Some days I've contemplated skipping the gym have turned out to be PR days.
I've read quite a lot lately about overtraning and higher frequency heavy training, like the Easterns Europeans. If I've got the time to be in the gym that frequently, I'd like to try it out at some point. I skipped the whole "full body high frequency SS style" programs when I was a beginner so I have no personal experience with it. I do know however that my main lifts are better now that I practice them more often and I wonder how I'd do squatting and benching 3 times per week (with regulated intensity).
Matt Perryman has written some interesting stuff on the subject:
Glenn Pendlay and John Broz also have some interesting stuff.
Edited by conceptionist - 10/11/13 at 1:16am