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Either that or you might go down in history as another Typhoid Mary.

Except he has symptoms.
post #422 of 57312
Last year our class took a field trip to Chinatown. All those assholes (the chinese ppl) were walking around with surgery masks on. We were laughing at them-- ha! What idiots. Who is going to get sick just from wakling around Chinatown.
Three days later, I was diagnosed with strep throat AND flu.

If I had known of the term at that time, I would have dubbed it SuperAIDS
post #423 of 57312
Borrowed my friends p90x yoga x and ab ripper x discs. Ab ripper is pretty good, my abs were def tight the next day. the yoga is so long. I only do about 30 min of it before i'm bored/ losign interest. Some of it is tough, but you can only do so many variation os upward and downward dog before it gets old.
post #424 of 57312
I have massive appetite problems when I work out. I generally row for 40min, then do some weights until I'm really exhausted. Then, after about 1hr, I get really, really, really hungry and no matter what I eat, it just goes straight in and I don't feel it. I could eat 6 full sized meals. I just crave food. I got home from the gym at 7:00pm tonight. I ate a large helping of sphagetti bolognaise. I then finished off with desert - some easter eggs given to me by my brother-in-law. I then decided I was still hungry and had 4 eggs on toast. I then had another easter egg. Then I ate 3/4 of a packet of sao's with 3/4 of an entire block of cheese. Now I am really hungry again. The amazing thing is, I don't feel bloated in the slightest, and my stomach doesn't expand like it would if I normally stuffed myself on food. I have hunger pains! Is this normal?
post #425 of 57312
I wanna get big and then try going bald.
post #426 of 57312
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Originally Posted by Doctor View Post
I have massive appetite problems when I work out. I generally row for 40min, then do some weights until I'm really exhausted. Then, after about 1hr, I get really, really, really hungry and no matter what I eat, it just goes straight in and I don't feel it. I could eat 6 full sized meals. I just crave food.

I got home from the gym at 7:00pm tonight. I ate a large helping of sphagetti bolognaise. I then finished off with desert - some easter eggs given to me by my brother-in-law. I then decided I was still hungry and had 4 eggs on toast. I then had another easter egg. Then I ate 3/4 of a packet of sao's with 3/4 of an entire block of cheese. Now I am really hungry again.

The amazing thing is, I don't feel bloated in the slightest, and my stomach doesn't expand like it would if I normally stuffed myself on food. I have hunger pains!

Is this normal?

I'm perpetually hungry when I work out too. I just try to stay away from really unhealthy stuff (soda, chips etc) and limit the amount of foods I eat. I usually eat some peanuts every hour. If you're really really hungry and cant control it, probably eat some fruit/veggies/nuts every time you're hungry. If you work out hard enough I think you can eat fruits/veggies as much as you want as long as it's not too close to bedtime.
post #427 of 57312
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Already had Mono, shouldn't be mono again. Could be step, but no fever, and sore throat is just moderate. I will beat this motherfucker IF IT KILLS ME.

I haven't followed your diseased postings too closely, but there are somewhat more rare forms of strep that can leave you with a persistent, moderate sore throat. I had a sore throat for a month just recently, I'm sure I made posts about it, and it did appear to clear up with antibiotics.
post #428 of 57312
Switched from conventional to sumo-style deads. My previous best felt relatively light and no bloody shins...looking forward to heavier weights.
post #429 of 57312
My gym has this weird calf press. It's one of those stand in things where the weight is on your shoulders. That's all fine and dandy I guess. Body weight plus 450 pounds is not enough to effectively work my calf muscles. The problem is my body can't take any more weight. I guess 35 years of climbing, hiking and ladders was good for something afterall. Maybe I won't worry about building my calves. Of course it might be a good reason to concentrate on heavy squats. Maybe in a year or two I'll be able to stack the press and work my calves.

Then again maybe they ought to buy a different press.
post #430 of 57312
I think I'm done with low bar squats forever. After doing high bar and front squats almost exclusively the last 6 months, trying to low bar it leaves me leaning way the fuck forward with a collapsed chest and nearly no shelf for the bar. I started with low bar, too, but now I just don't understand them.
post #431 of 57312
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My gym has this weird calf press. It's one of those stand in things where the weight is on your shoulders. That's all fine and dandy I guess. Body weight plus 450 pounds is not enough to effectively work my calf muscles. The problem is my body can't take any more weight. I guess 35 years of climbing, hiking and ladders was good for something afterall. Maybe I won't worry about building my calves. Of course it might be a good reason to concentrate on heavy squats. Maybe in a year or two I'll be able to stack the press and work my calves.

Then again maybe they ought to buy a different press.

Unless you specifically have problems with your calves not growing, I'd eliminate any isolation work on them. Doing your regular compound movements should work them more than enough. Hard calf gainers have to go through a special kind of hell to get any additional mass on theirs.
post #432 of 57312
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Originally Posted by db_ggmm View Post
I think I'm done with low bar squats forever. After doing high bar and front squats almost exclusively the last 6 months, trying to low bar it leaves me leaning way the fuck forward with a collapsed chest and nearly no shelf for the bar. I started with low bar, too, but now I just don't understand them.
Powerlifters use the low bar position because it allows for greater weight and less torque on the lower back. If squatting higher weight isn't your goal there really isn't a reason to do them. Personally, I've found that the front squat helps develop the quads better than the back squat.
post #433 of 57312
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I think I'm done with low bar squats forever. After doing high bar and front squats almost exclusively the last 6 months, trying to low bar it leaves me leaning way the fuck forward with a collapsed chest and nearly no shelf for the bar. I started with low bar, too, but now I just don't understand them.

by low bar do you mean that the bar is further back on your traps? that's the way i do it ay. I think it's the powerlifting type squat. I find it really difficult to do that olympic style squat.

I like low bar squats because i feel it more in my ass and hamstrings, whereas high bar in my thighs.

The thing is though, i'm getting the feeling that high bar will give more functional strength, because it allows more of an explosive movement rather than relying on the tension in the hamstrings.

Since i'm doing deadlifts anyway, i should probably do high bar squats. It's just kinda difficult to get the technique after having been taught low bar squats. I also think my body proportions favour low bar and posterior chain movements, since i've always had decent lower back strength but puny quads.

Fuck it, i'll do both. just gotta get the technique down.
post #434 of 57312
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Originally Posted by Nil View Post
Unless you specifically have problems with your calves not growing, I'd eliminate any isolation work on them. Doing your regular compound movements should work them more than enough. Hard calf gainers have to go through a special kind of hell to get any additional mass on theirs.

Hell is an understatement. I know what straining feels like but this was insane. The whole time I was doing this I was wondering when my whole body was going to self destruct. I see no reason in isolating them for strength training at all. There is no point in pushing this for the sake of some numbers game. I'm training for a specific task not some contest or record book.
post #435 of 57312
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Hell is an understatement. I know what straining feels like but this was insane. The whole time I was doing this I was wondering when my whole body was going to self destruct. I see no reason in isolating them for strength training at all. There is no point in pushing this for the sake of some numbers game. I'm training for a specific task not some contest or record book.
Yeah, I don't bother with calf isolation exercises. It requires huge amounts of weight to exhaust calves, and mine are a decent size and strength naturally, so I'd have to build my upper body and thighs an awful lot before my calves were disproportionately skinny and weak. I figure my calves get enough exercise from daily stuff (walking, running, biking) and squats/deadlifts. I'd probably just get frustrated if I tried to grow them with weights.
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