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post #45991 of 47946
It's been about two months since i've even walked into a gym, and maybe 3 that I stopped dieting and counting calories.

I fucking miss lifting- a lot, but at this current station in my life I really can't be consistent enough with diet and lifting to really make it count. It sucks, but i'm ok with it, because otherwise things are going really well.

With that being said, I think being away from the game for awhile definitely lends a new perspective on it all.

It's not that complicated, and a lot of times we make it seem more complicated than it is. When I get back into it, i'm definitely not wasting my time with all this mental masturbation and OCD complex regarding programing and eating and all that shit.

I'm just going to work out 4 days a week on a split, and do whatever the fuck I feel like doing that day, so if Monday becomes back and bis i'll just do whatever I want that day, however many reps and sets feels right.

Count calories and weigh food yes, maybe, but at the same time, look at the mirror and observe body composition and measurements more than what the scale tells me, also using strength as a baseline.
post #45992 of 47946
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Originally Posted by conceptionist View Post

No offense, but if you can't do BB presses without shoulder issues, either your form is off or you have some kind of muscle imbalance.

Also, I don't do any DB presses and my pecs grow fine from BB bench. Just do paused reps and you'll put more emphasis on the bottom end ROM where the pecs move the weight. Just look at any bench press specialist powerlifter and they'll have very well developed pecs from paused BB benching.

Not true, genetically there's three types of AC joints. The third has shoulder impingement when doing barbell OHP. That's why Eric Cressey is not a fan of them.

lol I have noticed all I do is whine about genetics and leverages.
post #45993 of 47946
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Originally Posted by conceptionist View Post

No offense, but if you can't do BB presses without shoulder issues, either your form is off or you have some kind of muscle imbalance.

I agree with muscle imbalance being a cause for shoulder pain. But if your form is off it's likely because of a muscle imbalance. Some people do also just have hooked acromion that causes impingement no matter what.
But yes, I agree the majority of oeople who have pain when pressing have an imbalance they need to address, and that imbalance is usually in the upper back.

As for DB vs BB. It's totally dependent on your benching style and muscle insertions. I prefer DB cos it's easier to feel in my chest, with BB it takes more effort to focus on the chest co any triceps take over. I don't think telling somebody with a shit mmc to do paused benches is going to help them get a big chest.
post #45994 of 47946
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Originally Posted by Coldsnap View Post


Not true, genetically there's three types of AC joints. The third has shoulder impingement when doing barbell OHP. That's why Eric Cressey is not a fan of them.

lol I have noticed all I do is whine about genetics and leverages.

 

Yeah, I've read that too. I broke my arm up at the shoulder joint and OHP still hurts if I don't warm it up properly.

I should've clarified that I meant the BB Bench Press.

 

About my earlier comment, I didn't mean that you should stop DB work and just do BB. I just think that the standard barbell bench press is a great lift for progression and to lift heavy weights with the pressing muscles but as all other compounds, it should be supplemented with other lifts (DB or BB) for possibly the best results. There's also many ways to tweak the BB Bench so it puts more emphasis on different muscles.

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Originally Posted by MarkI View Post

It's been about two months since i've even walked into a gym, and maybe 3 that I stopped dieting and counting calories.

I fucking miss lifting- a lot, but at this current station in my life I really can't be consistent enough with diet and lifting to really make it count. It sucks, but i'm ok with it, because otherwise things are going really well.

With that being said, I think being away from the game for awhile definitely lends a new perspective on it all.

It's not that complicated, and a lot of times we make it seem more complicated than it is. When I get back into it, i'm definitely not wasting my time with all this mental masturbation and OCD complex regarding programing and eating and all that shit.

I'm just going to work out 4 days a week on a split, and do whatever the fuck I feel like doing that day, so if Monday becomes back and bis i'll just do whatever I want that day, however many reps and sets feels right.

Count calories and weigh food yes, maybe, but at the same time, look at the mirror and observe body composition and measurements more than what the scale tells me, also using strength as a baseline.

Why aren't you lifting?
post #45996 of 47946
Does he even lift?
post #45997 of 47946
Considering I achieved better aesthetics and similar numbers to you in a year of lifting, I think so wink.gif
post #45998 of 47946
You should buy a pull up bar for home, get some volume in when your not working. Doesn't take long to get very good at pull ups when you do them daily
post #45999 of 47946
https://www.strengthshop.co.uk/glute-ham-developer-seconds.html

Might buy this for my flat, never seen a GHR so cheap. Do 100 a day or something, would definitely help my squat.

Dat IB money, first thing I buy is an ice cream maker and a GHR.
Edited by fuji - 7/8/14 at 2:15pm
post #46000 of 47946
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Originally Posted by conceptionist View Post

No offense, but if you can't do BB presses without shoulder issues, either your form is off or you have some kind of muscle imbalance.

Also, I don't do any DB presses and my pecs grow fine from BB bench. Just do paused reps and you'll put more emphasis on the bottom end ROM where the pecs move the weight. Just look at any bench press specialist powerlifter and they'll have very well developed pecs from paused BB benching.

 

I probably injured my shoulder years ago in a crash. Bunch of scar tissue there.

post #46001 of 47946
Lel just bought a dip station too. What has been working well for me is really high frequency training so I figure throw in 100 dips a day wont hurt. Got that guys PHD study I applied for a few weeks ago coming up after summer so I'll be squatting twice a day for that. Should be fun.
post #46002 of 47946
Anyone here do sprints? I'm trying to improve my soccer sprint capacity and was thinking of just doing a 5 minute run to warm up and then 10 intervals of 30 sec sprinting/1 min jogging (don't have a track) (working my way down to 30/30 hopefully).
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Tabatas?

post #46004 of 47946
I think tabata is a much more specific protocol
post #46005 of 47946
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Originally Posted by Coldsnap View Post

I'd like to see 130kg x 18, thats some work

 

I managed 275x20 on film, I did 285x20 a fortnight later but with no vid.

 

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