or Connect
Styleforum › Forums › Culture › Health & Body › Random health and exercise thoughts
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Random health and exercise thoughts - Page 3297

post #49441 of 57260

Today:

A1: incline db bp worked up to 70x10, 75x5

A2: Seated cable row worked up to 2x10 @120

 

Then cable flyes simulating a decline and lat pulldowns worked up to 2x10 @120. 


Chest was super pumped. Wish I'd had more time, but that's what I got.

I'm going to try holding steady for the first 3 weeks of jan and cut a teeny bit so I can feel better about going to miami. Thinking of either making sure I make it in the gym and stay longer and do more stuff or add 10-15 mins of cardio (stair climber, bike, etc) to the end of my workouts (probably just the former). And cleaning up my diet a bit. i.e. nothing crazy. No point doing something stupid at this point. Keep playing with that stuff till like april and evaluate where things are at. If a lift stalls for a bit or I start feeling too sluggish, I'll make sure to cut down a bit and/or eat a bit. More. Looking forward to dialing in the diet a bit. 

 

One of the spine surg fellows suggested that I try doing box jumps etc for legs after I asked him what he'd do if he was in my spot.


Seems like I have more to work with than I thought. 


Edited by ridethecliche - 12/22/14 at 8:10pm
post #49442 of 57260

wait so butt wink is or isn't bad? I do it when I go all the way down. I can get down to just slightly below parallel without lumbar tucking in. I normally go all the way down so my but is tucking every rep except for maybe the last 1-2 reps of last set.

post #49443 of 57260
I hate that term intensely
post #49444 of 57260
Butt wink butt wink butt wink
post #49445 of 57260
Quote:
Originally Posted by conceptionist View Post
 

 

Well, yes.

My post was in response to jabster who is a competing powerlifter.

 

There no need to have a huge arch for anyone who is not a powerlifter.

 

A small arch will however put pressure on the traps/rear deltoid area so they are kept in place during the movement. No matter what your goal is, you want to have a stable phase to press from (unless the lift is some form of variation of the bench press that includes instability).

 

Oh, yeah, totally. I don't think you could really get your shoulders in the right spot without some amount of arch.

 

I ran yesterday for the first time since high school and it was actually easier than expected. I did 2.5 mi in 22 minutes, which is quite slow, but I ran the last mile at a 7 min/mile pace so I think I can get that way down once I get the pacing.

post #49446 of 57260
Nearly done with my bulk with 4 more lbs to gain.. was hoping to rep 315 beltless squat at the end and 80lb dumbell bench press, not sure if that will happen. 4lbs is about a month of eating, so I'll do that then maintain for another month and do a taper then. See what I can hit for triples in january.
post #49447 of 57260
Quote:
Originally Posted by Coldsnap View Post

Nearly done with my bulk with 4 more lbs to gain.. was hoping to rep 315 beltless squat at the end and 80lb dumbell bench press, not sure if that will happen. 4lbs is about a month of eating, so I'll do that then maintain for another month and do a taper then. See what I can hit for triples in january.

 

Wait how much do you weigh?

I can db flat bench 90's for like 5 and could probably get 3 with 100's. Is your chest lagging like cray? I'm only at like 205x3 for bbbp. I guess my legs have always lagged but woah I didn't expect such a differential. I mean, at my strongest for legs I was doing Front Squats with 205 and my legs were pretty huge. Biceps were like 15.5 and my frame isn't all that big so I looked relatively jacked.

 

Sitting at like 165 right now and hoping to build up to 170-175 and then easing into 165 by summer. 

post #49448 of 57260
Quote:
Originally Posted by ridethecliche View Post

Wait how much do you weigh?


I can db flat bench 90's for like 5 and could probably get 3 with 100's. Is your chest lagging like cray? I'm only at like 205x3 for bbbp. I guess my legs have always lagged but woah I didn't expect such a differential. I mean, at my strongest for legs I was doing Front Squats with 205 and my legs were pretty huge. Biceps were like 15.5 and my frame isn't all that big so I looked relatively jacked.

Sitting at like 165 right now and hoping to build up to 170-175 and then easing into 165 by summer. 

I weighed 181 this morning, had a bunch of korean bbq last night though icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif I've always lagged on upper body. I had some really bad shoulder issues when I first started lifting, scapula was way shrugged up which really limits my force production and chest muscle activation. Fixing that shit takes time, like my lower back lordosis is completely gone and my shoulders are about 80% there. Past few months it has really clicked though, I was doing 45 db bench for 10 reps and now I'm up to 60lbs with slow controlled reps. I've also shifted some of my focus on upper body while letting lower body lifts coast for a bit. My biceps right now are 15" flexed but I don't do curls. Still a work in progress nod[1].gif
post #49449 of 57260

Nice!

post #49450 of 57260
225x9 245x4 on flat bench, feels ok, was hoping for it to be a bit higher. I think its because i'm using these ridiculous SBD wrist wraps and they're fucking up my groove a little bit. Make my titan THPs feel like some shit you'd but at sports authority.
post #49451 of 57260
Bike trainer supposed to arrive tonight. Cut is gonna start in like 9 days. I'm ascared. Strength benchmarks are ~210x9/235x6 on bench, 285x8 on squats, 220x10 on lat pull downs, 125x9 on seated military press which seems like bitch weight respectively

We will see how this shit goes. Just gonna split the deficit 50/50 between food and cardio. Hoping for 1-1.5 lb a week
post #49452 of 57260
Remember when I made all those posts of getting cleared by the doctor, getting back in the game, etc about two months ago? I went to the gym twice since then.

I feel pretty good physically, I just have this weird ass mental block I can't circumvent. It's kind of digging me back into my depression. I guess it's pretty normal after a severe injury but I don't know. Like the idea of having to do all of this over again is so daunting.

Maybe I just need @mrchariybrown to call me a bitch.
post #49453 of 57260
^ having gone through something similar after a knee surgery and two shoulder surgeries, the best advice I'd offer is just to be consistent. Forget about the weight. Just get your body - and brain - used to exercise and the muscle and mental memory will eventually kick in, it'll feel great again, even if you're not hitting 255 on bench.
post #49454 of 57260

Seriously man, the above advice is totally right.

 

Stop comparing yourself to what you used to be, it's totally different. You'll get back there but it's going to take time.

I had to do this when I came back to racing bikes after crashing and having to take 6+ months away from training hard and then again with lifting after back injury/surgery. 

You get strong again. I had my 2nd surgery in march 2013 and I'm not 100% right now but I'm back in the gym and my upper body is way stronger than it used to be. Lower body lags, but I can still do some stuff with my legs and I'm walking without much issue so it's amazing.

 

Take things one step at a time. I remember when I first tried to do a db bench 'warm up' with 30 lbs a few months ago and I could barely do 5 reps. It comes back fast, but you really have to be patient with your body.

Keep posting your workout updates here. That's what this thread is for. We all need motivation sometimes.

post #49455 of 57260
MarkI we all got shit that will take us out of the gym for a bit eventually. It's the ones that bounce back fast which stick around and keep making them gainz. icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif Keep at it buddy
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Health & Body
Styleforum › Forums › Culture › Health & Body › Random health and exercise thoughts