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with a good lightning and the right filter, you could start a fitness instagram

#serious

















#semiserious
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Originally Posted by Coldsnap View Post

think calves are mainly genetic? I've never trained them but mine are large just from doing leg shit.

 

Yeah, I've heard so too from a couple of experienced lifters.

Mine have always been kinda big and I never even train them anymore. 

 

I've also heard that what got many of these guys' calves growing was not typical BB work or even weight training like calf raises, but instead stuff like hill sprints, jogging at the same place in a sandbox and stuff like that.

post #47868 of 57256
been training like an animal, despite hernia, hip problem and new ruptured c4



post #47869 of 57256
Why the fuck are you doing that?
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I have to
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GF took a couple pixxx of me during a run

800

800
post #47872 of 57256
My calves grew when I was a cyclist and have remained huge though I no longer cycle. Running helps but I don't do a lot of that either anymore. Calfs aren't part of my training because I hate doing it.
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My calves suck and always have/will.
Currently train them 6xweek. 2 sessions of jump rope with weight vest, 2 sessions of high reps and lots of volume at the end of leg day, 2 sessions of heavy weight and high volume at the start of push and pull days. They still suck.
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Originally Posted by JayJay View Post

My calves grew when I was a cyclist and have remained huge though I no longer cycle. Running helps but I don't do a lot of that either anymore. Calfs aren't part of my training because I hate doing it.
Yea I used to bike like crazy as a kid, I've always had sick calves and we usually have pretty shit calves.
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Back has been healing fairly well. Pulled 275x5x3 today. Didn't feel any discomfort at all. From now on, gonna start wearing a belt for all and any lift I do. Can't afford another back injury. 

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Originally Posted by barrelntrigger View Post

Back has been healing fairly well. Pulled 275x5x3 today. Didn't feel any discomfort at all. From now on, gonna start wearing a belt for all and any lift I do. Can't afford another back injury. 


Personally think this is a pretty bad idea.
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Do you guys with back issues do any kind of work for you core?

 

I am not trying to be a dick, this is a serious question and I am genuinely curious.

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Originally Posted by OccultaVexillum View Post

Do you guys with back issues do any kind of work for you core?

I am not trying to be a dick, this is a serious question and I am genuinely curious.

It's the primary reason I began to exercise and train. I have some back issues and if it weren't for strengthening my core they would be a lot worse. My doctor basically said strengthen the core, stretch, massage, if it feels good do that, if not don't. I am not nearly as hardcore or scientific as some of the posters here, but I train regularly and feel much better as a result.
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Core training has resolved the minor back issues I used to have. I find that I have fewer lower back injuries, too, though I think that may be more a function of better form.
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Originally Posted by barrelntrigger View Post
 

Back has been healing fairly well. Pulled 275x5x3 today. Didn't feel any discomfort at all. From now on, gonna start wearing a belt for all and any lift I do. Can't afford another back injury. 

 

Wearing a belt will not save your back imo. 

It can function as a reminder to brace your core (at least that's the way a belt work for me) and that can help you get a sturdier "base" to lift from (which can lead to more weight on the bar), but if you're technique is off in a way that causes excessive pressure on the spine, a belt will not fix it. A bad position is bad, no matter if your core is braced or not.

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