Random health and exercise thoughts - Page 3343
Do you guys ever have a struggle between getting bigger from lifting weights and wearing fashionable clothes?
It's very possible to be aesthetic/bigger and look good in clothes, especially in respect to the upper body (tees, henleys, cutoffs look much better if you lift) but my struggles are usually related to suiting/button-downs and the lower body. Nowadays most fashionable jeans and dress shirts/suits are geared towards very slim builds. I'm not big by any means (5'10, 165), I'm very content with my physique and how clothes fit, but I'm always deterrred to get bigger for that reason.
If arms are too big shirts and suits get too tight in the sleeves and it looks goofy. If Quads/Hams get too big and it distorts the correct silhouette for suiting.
I give more respect to somebody that is really strong than to someone who looks good in a suit, personally. Plus it takes a long time for that to even matter, I still fit in a lot of designer clothes without issue - half the people online complaining about clothes not fitting are either humble-bragging or at the tail end of a bulk. Do you need to wear a suit every day for work or something?
PRed on pendlay rows last night with the flu lol
Let me start by saying everyone should probably train legs. Personally My left hip started hurting really bad after a while and really ruined the fun for me. My legs still measure at 25" so they aren't stick legs but having a job where you pick steel up off the ground everyday it really fucks your life up when your hip is constantly in pain.
Edit: here's my legs now.
I'm the exact opposite. I think it's because I squat so wide that this problem started. I have been doing a lot of mobility stuff and considering light unilateral exercises and glute bridges and then slowly trying to squat with a much closer stance but that seems like it will take a lot of mobility work to get down low enough.
You tried box squats? It might help to find that point where squats feel good. I stop right at parallel for back squats, don't see the point in a2g tbh, I only push depth on fronts and Bulgarians. But yeah if things hurt or don't feel right I don't see the point in continuing then unless there is an obvious solution (why I don't do flat bb benching).