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I'm feeling a sharp pain in my right forearm after doing bbell curls (straight and EZ bar). As soon as I put the weight down, it's a sharp pain that runs the length of the forearm. I found that if I put the weight down, slowly release my grip, and slowly rotate the wrist, the pain isn't as intense. I know that, in general, this is the downside of doing bbell curls, but is there any stretching I can do? Or should I switch over to another biceps exercise if the pain persists?
post #4712 of 48989
I can see why people who don't lift weights find it a struggle to regularly go to the gym. Holy shit cardio is boring.
post #4713 of 48989
^ I downloaded a trashy thriller Novel (Jack Reacher) and listen to that while I run. It's entertaining
post #4714 of 48989
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Originally Posted by APK View Post
I can see why people who don't lift weights find it a struggle to regularly go to the gym. Holy shit cardio is boring.

That's one of the reasons I loved Beach Body's Insanity so much. It was fun as hell and seemed to fly by. The same amount of time on an elliptical or treadmill felt like an eternity.
post #4715 of 48989
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I can see why people who don't lift weights find it a struggle to regularly go to the gym. Holy shit cardio is boring.

LISS on the stationary bike or elliptical sure is. Usually catch up on the latest Economist or something, makes it less dull. Then again one can do shit like HIIT, tabata or kettlebell stuff which is much more fun, but usually after a good session in the weight room I rarely do.
post #4716 of 48989
I prefer to go swimming w/sharks... in other words, biking in NYC traffic I just can't reconcile running in place
post #4717 of 48989
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Originally Posted by embowafa View Post
I'm feeling a sharp pain in my right forearm after doing bbell curls (straight and EZ bar). As soon as I put the weight down, it's a sharp pain that runs the length of the forearm. I found that if I put the weight down, slowly release my grip, and slowly rotate the wrist, the pain isn't as intense. I know that, in general, this is the downside of doing bbell curls, but is there any stretching I can do? Or should I switch over to another biceps exercise if the pain persists?
May i ask how often and what kind of weight you're putting up for curls? You might try cutting your weight back 20% or take a break in general and see if that helps, could be a matter of overuse. ETA: My knowledge of chronic overuse issues like tendonosis is spotty but I think if it was something like that then your pain would be far more often than right when you put the weight down
post #4718 of 48989
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Originally Posted by sonick View Post
About 2-3 weeks on Leangains schedule, along with some ab vacuum/transverse abdominal exercises, seems to be having a positive effect. Not following the leangains macros 100%, but in general trying to get more starchy carbs post workout and lower carb on non-workout days.

Abs are looking a bit more defined and the belly has gotten trimmer. I'm sure an actual cut or UD2.0 schedule may be more faster & effective, but Leangains fits my work/life schedule pretty well.

I can't find any type of schedule when I google "leangains." Care to share a link? The dude's blog that comes up seems awfully unorganized.
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Originally Posted by TrH View Post
LISS on the stationary bike or elliptical sure is. Usually catch up on the latest Economist or something, makes it less dull. Then again one can do shit like HIIT, tabata or kettlebell stuff which is much more fun, but usually after a good session in the weight room I rarely do.

I'm taking a week off from lifting because of the shoulder issue I've noted numerous times in this thread. I don't just want to sit around all week, though, so I've been at the gym for LISS and some rotator work and shoulder "rehab."

I've actually been doing LISS five days a week, but didn't really mind it most of the time because I knew most days I would be lifting later on.
post #4720 of 48989
http://www.leangains.com/2010/04/leangains-guide.html Boiling it down, it's simply a 16/8 Fasting/Feed daily schedule. As long as you get your macros and target caloric intake within those 8 hours. I usually start eating around 1-2, workout at around 730, and stop eating at around 9-10. Early morning fasted training Here's a sample setup for a client that trains early in the morning and prefers the feeding phase at noon or later. Read this for details regarding this protocol. 6 AM: 5-15 minutes pre-workout: 10 g BCAA. 6-7 AM: Training. 8 AM: 10 g BCAA. 10 AM: 10 g BCAA 12-1 PM: The "real" post-workout meal (largest meal of the day). Start of the 8 hour feeding-window. 8-9 PM: Last meal before the fast. For the sake of conveniency, I recommend getting BCAA in the form of powder and not tabs. Simply mix 30 g of BCAA powder in a shake and drink one third of it every other hour starting 5-15 minutes pre-workout. Tabs are cheaper, but much more of a hassle (you're going to have to pop a lot of tabs). Check my supplements guide for specific brand recommendations. One pre-workout meal This is the most common setup for my younger clients that are still in college or have flexible working hours. 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. Two pre-workout meals This is the usual protocol for people with normal working hours. Sample setup 12-1 PM or around lunch/noon: Meal one. Approximately 20-25% of daily total calorie intake. 4-5 PM: Pre-workout meal. Roughly equal to the first meal. 8-9 PM: Post-workout meal (largest meal).
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There was another model. I think it was blue. The site looked different too. +1 on the Optimum. I use their Natural Vanilla and mix it into all my food. I don't care for all the artificial sweetners and preservatives of the regular variety. Does TrueProtein carry anything all-natural?
true protein's prolly the best you can get. they have also have complete milk dairy isolate that's filtered and dried skim milk. is there any substantiation to glutamine and taurine? a lot of commercial BCAA mixes have these in it. not sure if i should add them to my bcaas. i've done some reading, but there's lots of back and forth
post #4722 of 48989
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Originally Posted by gort View Post
I can't find any type of schedule when I google "leangains." Care to share a link? The dude's blog that comes up seems awfully unorganized.
Yeah, I wish Martin would invest in a "real" site, considering how his business has soared. The Blogspot isn't very professional. Here's the Leangains Guide, though. edit: laaate. Oh well. I'd suggest checking out the articles under the "most popular" tab on the main page.
post #4723 of 48989
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Originally Posted by Prada_Ferragamo View Post
On another note, I got rid off my arm days. Instead I am just going to do a bit of arms on my chest and back days. This way, I get to work out bigger muscle groups more often.

Lol this is how it starts. I got rid of arm day and just threw curls and tricep pull downs on the end of other workouts. Now I don't have any iso lifts
post #4724 of 48989
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Originally Posted by APK View Post
Yeah, I wish Martin would invest in a "real" site, considering how his business has soared. The Blogspot isn't very professional. Here's the Leangains Guide, though.

edit: laaate. Oh well. I'd suggest checking out the articles under the "most popular" tab on the main page.

Awesome. Thanks.
post #4725 of 48989
Ughh turns out the scale at my gym was about 7 lbs too heavy. I'm not eating nearly enough.
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