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post #37501 of 48635
Medium nerve runs from your thumb, through your carpal tunnel, and is rooted in your neck. It's all related; thumb atrophy, elbow pain, etc.
post #37502 of 48635
My right ulnar nerve is a motherfucker, constantly giving me shit. Some people just genetically have short nerves that don't allow a lot of gliding room. As crazy as that sounds.
post #37503 of 48635
Yep it's possible it's a neck injury.

Could also be brachial plexopathy or a peripheral neuropathy. My bet is you're gonna get diagnosed with Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.
post #37504 of 48635
Coldsnap if it is impinged at the elbow there's a very simple surgery that would correct that. Could talk to an ortho doc if it's bothering you that much.
post #37505 of 48635
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Originally Posted by conceptionist View Post

Ughhh... You guys are right.

Just checked out their costs and they only have these stupidly expensive packages of workouts that you can buy.

Saw a video of a guy doing some squats and ohp on his own though and they seem to have two hours a day on their schedule with no classes. Will have to check it out.

I still have one of the country's better Oly and PL clubs in the same town, just another 10 mins away on a bike.

Some might have "open gym" you could utilize.
post #37506 of 48635
Yea, once I get dat Obama Care I'm gonna see an ortho and at least get an MRI in that area to see what's going on. I have no elbow pain, it's all in my brachial plexis or whatever that's called. I still have pretty shitty mechanics with that shoulder, but as it gets better and stronger that problem is slowly clearing up.

I have a suspicion it's mostly a mix of genetics and poor shoulder position.
post #37507 of 48635
Thread Starter 
http://breakingmuscle.com/strength-conditioning/new-study-pits-barbell-squats-against-leg-press-machine#.UqdlQ5rdtRI.facebook

New study shows that squats produce 25% more testosterone and 200% more growth hormone during sets than leg press.
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Would like to see a comparison of back squat, oly squat, and front squat
post #37508 of 48635
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You don't find it difficult fasting from 9pm to ~ 1pm. What's your dextrose source, candy?
This could work

Sample setup

12-1 PM or around lunch/noon: Pre-workout meal. Approximately 20-25% of daily total calorie intake.
3-4 PM: Training should happen a few hours after the pre-workout meal.
4-5 PM: Post-workout meal (largest meal).
8-9 PM: Last meal before the fast.

No food everyday until 1pm crew checking in
post #37509 of 48635
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Originally Posted by MarkI View Post

Conceptionist, question for you, how would you try to incorporate leangains into a schedule where you work 9 - 5 and can only make it to the gym after work, not before.

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Originally Posted by I<3Bacon View Post

Eat lunch at 1. Eat dinner after you lift.

http://www.leangains.com/2010/04/leangains-guide.html

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Originally Posted by MarkI View Post

You don't find it difficult fasting from 9pm to ~ 1pm. What's your dextrose source, candy?
This could work

Sample setup

12-1 PM or around lunch/noon: Pre-workout meal. Approximately 20-25% of daily total calorie intake.
3-4 PM: Training should happen a few hours after the pre-workout meal.
4-5 PM: Post-workout meal (largest meal).
8-9 PM: Last meal before the fast.

This is what you want to do.

Since you work to 5, you might even want to do two pre workout meals. I like mine to be no more than 400-500 cals. If they're bigger than this I tend to get that sleepy feeling, which you want to avoid pre lifting.

You want to have as many carbs as possible after you lift so if you might wanna try to cut out the carbs in the first pre workout meal and only take them with the second.

Both of the meals together shouldn't exceed 30-40% of your daily cals.

Something like this:

1 PM: 40-50g protein and 20-30g fats
3-4 PM: 40-50g protein, 40-75g carbs some fat
5.30 Lift: if intraworkout - 20g peptopro / 5g leucine with 40-75g fast absorbing carb powder
Or - 40-75g carb powder during and 45g protein powder afterwards.

7pm: huge post workout: 75-100g protein, very little fat, 200-300g carbs
9pm: last meal: rest of your macros - should be around 40-60g slow protein, some fat and whatever carbs you have left.

Macros are just estimates from what I do but they're good suggestions that go in hand with what Leangains and Carb Backloading suggests.

If you have one pre workout, simply skip the first protein and fat meal and shift the other meals earlier.

For the carb powder these are some options, from cheap to expensive:
Dextrose
Maltodextrin
Waxy Maize Starch
Highly chained branched anino acids (think its called that)

I just do dextrose powder intra and a whey/casein shake post. John meadows swears by peptopro (casein hydrolysate) and the better carb powders and uses it for all his clients. Some other big names like it too. I'm gonna give peptopro for intrashake a go when I'm back home. It's said to massively reduce dons and increase recovery which I've noticed from just the intra carbs. My sessions are 1.5-2h though so if you're quick in the gym you probably don't need it.

You can fast longer like some guys here, and I've tried it. It is not optimal for gaining muscle but could be very effective for fat loss if done correctly. My performance in the gym gets better with some real food a couple hours before lifting.
post #37510 of 48635
When I was on IF I fasted till 5pm. Coffee and BCAAs helped tremendously.
post #37511 of 48635

That feeling of getting stronger after stalling for the past 3-4 weeks.  Worked up to singles on banded bench, with loads of volume.

 

I strongly recommend resistance bands for those looking to add variety to their workouts and to break thru plateaus.

post #37512 of 48635
Saw older gentleman taking his teenage son to the gym today teaching him how to lift. Proceeded to show him how to do 1/2 ROM leg press. Poor young chap.
post #37513 of 48635
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Originally Posted by skeen7908 View Post

Markl I fast and eat after work

Fast all day
6pm: Protein + dextrose ---> gym
Then a big meal as soon I finish

Works really well, the sugar rush after fasting all day gives lots of energy for workout
Then very satisfying to have a big dinner

You don't find it difficult fasting from 9pm to ~ 1pm. What's your dextrose source, candy?
Quote:
Originally Posted by I<3Bacon View Post

Eat lunch at 1. Eat dinner after you lift.

http://www.leangains.com/2010/04/leangains-guide.html

This could work

Sample setup

12-1 PM or around lunch/noon: Pre-workout meal. Approximately 20-25% of daily total calorie intake.
3-4 PM: Training should happen a few hours after the pre-workout meal.
4-5 PM: Post-workout meal (largest meal).
8-9 PM: Last meal before the fast.

I fast 20 hours or so now (6pm-10pm eating)

I used to eat lunch. Would just make me crash at about 4-5 right when i was about to go to the gym

Easier just to fast all the way through, then all calories peri-workout.

I just use dextrose powder as my preworkout carb source. It is very cheap in bulk.

All this goes out the window on the weekend though


Edit: saves a fuckload of time, money and effort not having to worry about eating at work.
Also, you get used to it quickly and actually enjoy the fasting: makes me feel very alert and energetic
post #37514 of 48635
+1 skeen. I fasted all day til 8-midnight and it's very liberating not to have to think about food all day.

I'm retraining my DL and trying to be more explosive, quick, and efficient. Pulled my 370x5 very well without having to grind. Can't wait to attempt 5wheels+
post #37515 of 48635
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Originally Posted by Eason View Post

No food everyday until 1pm crew checking in
Hehe, no food everyday till 8pm crew checking in. Water/ green tea/ black coffee. Eating approx 8 till midnight. IF ftw. : )


Tiger, what program do you use to train ur DL?


Trying 1RMs today. Probably bad idea to go to bed at 3am last night :/
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