Random health and exercise thoughts - Page 3245
The knee inflammation has finally settled so I can get back to squatting and deadlifting again.
Did my first session with both yesterday and I have DOMS in all off my lower body despite only working with 135 pounds. Gonna take some time to get back the strength and muscle massand and the movements feel awkward after the long hold-up. At least it felt good to squat pain free for the first time since mid August.
Bench is going well. Did a single 15 pounds over my last previous best from last meet and it was easy. Could prob get a double or triple with it. So hoping for something around 235-240 at the meet next saturday.
Biceps just hit the 17" mark. We made it brahs. Looks much smaller than I thought it would, prob cause Im still so fat
I'm consistently at 15 now. Want to get to 16.
Progress is coming up. I did friday's workout entirely doing slowed movements and pausing at the momentum change spot. I really like it so far. Pump was good too.
Looking forward to making some reasonable progress over the next two months. Starting to ease up on my diet as well. Want to maintain a bit so I'm cutting the shit out and possibly going to add a tiny bit of cardio to the end of my workouts.
any reason not to do (weighted) pullups every workout? 4-5 times a week. The lats have been fine with the recovery so far and I'm still getting gains in DLs. A quick google has a few warnings about the CNS on various forums but I guess I'll just keep going with it until it becomes too much.
The CNS is from my experience a non-issue in high frequency training if you just adjust the volume and intensity down for each training session, in relation to if you would train the movement/muscle less frequently. I've trained my whole body 5 consecutive days every week this summer without any CNS problems. the higher your intensity, the higher CNS fatigue, so maybe it would be better to trade some intensity for more volume.
The problems that I got, and that I know some other guys have got from high frequency, is overuse injuries and extreme stiffness. For instance, I got a knee inflammation for training legs all 5 days and I know another guy who had problems with his IT-bands squatting 6 times per week.
Some of the powerlifting District Championships has been held in the Sweden last week and there were some great stand-out results.
For instance, this guy, who as a sub-junior (under 19 years old) won in the sub-junior, junior and senior categories for his weight class and set a non-official world record total with 115 pounds in the sub-juniors. He also has the national record in the squat for seniors, as a sub-junior. I think he's gonna be a big name in a couple of years.
Fwiw I do pull-ups 3x week, once weighted, once body weight, once on rings with a slow tempo and pause.