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post #53116 of 57263
I banged my knee walking around in the dark pretty good yesterday and now it hurts to extend under load frown.gif

Gonna wait this week out with leg shit but I hope this isnt serious. Feels a little better today but I cant squat
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Any advice for someone who's new(ish) to lifting? I didn't play any sports in high school and got really chubby, then I started going to the gym with bros I knew and was doing dumb workouts with terrible form and really no routine. Lately though I had been biking a lot and running a decent amount, but I decided I didn't like not feeling stronger overall and wanted to start lifting again properly.

 

I'm currently a couple of weeks into stronglifts 5x5 and wanted to start light and just focus on form and building a base of strength. I've spent a lot of time reading up on form for the lifts but I'm still not 100% confident that I'm doing deadlifts/squats correctly and I want to get things down before I'm adding a lot of weight.  Did most of you start with someone videotaping so you could watch your form?  

post #53118 of 57263
I didn't track measurements but I feel like all these incline benches, shrugs, delt raises have fixed my Starting Strength chicken neck problems.
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Originally Posted by boso View Post

Any advice for someone who's new(ish) to lifting? I didn't play any sports in high school and got really chubby, then I started going to the gym with bros I knew and was doing dumb workouts with terrible form and really no routine. Lately though I had been biking a lot and running a decent amount, but I decided I didn't like not feeling stronger overall and wanted to start lifting again properly.

I'm currently a couple of weeks into stronglifts 5x5 and wanted to start light and just focus on form and building a base of strength. I've spent a lot of time reading up on form for the lifts but I'm still not 100% confident that I'm doing deadlifts/squats correctly and I want to get things down before I'm adding a lot of weight.  Did most of you start with someone videotaping so you could watch your form?  

Just shoot a few videos and put them here and we will fix your form.

Also add upper body volume to SL 5x5 because that's what will make you look good and it won't really impede your progress.

Also get lots of sleep.
post #53120 of 57263
Average GMAT score for the masters i want to do is 738. Is that high?

Cant remember the last time I actually posted anything lifting related in this thread.
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Average GMAT score for the masters i want to do is 738. Is that high?
Max is 800. An average of 738 is high for most programs.
post #53122 of 57263
Went out last night with bros. Did some quality trolling of some drunk chicks. Personal highlights were just reaching over and touching the screen while someone was texting, then pretending not to speak english.

I need to come up with more things I can do to cause mischief...
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Went out last night with bros. Did some quality trolling of some drunk chicks. Personal highlights were just reaching over and touching the screen while someone was texting, then pretending not to speak english.

I need to come up with more things I can do to cause mischief...
This is so beta it makes me want to kill you.
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This is so beta it makes me want to kill you.

but so much fun
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Just shoot a few videos and put them here and we will fix your form.

Also add upper body volume to SL 5x5 because that's what will make you look good and it won't really impede your progress.

Also get lots of sleep.


Cool, thanks for the help. I'll just need to ask a random person to take videos on my phone haha.  Recommendations on exercises for upper body?

 


Has anyone dealt with what feels like a strength imbalance between the left and right sides of the body?  I felt it when I lifted in high school and I noticed it while running/doing pushups and pull-ups. It feels like the left side of my body isn't as strong and theres a posture imbalance.  Since starting stronglifts I feel it when trying to keep my elbows even during rows, and I feel the right side of my body being worked more when I squat.  When I was running a lot I always felt way more on my right side and it looks like I developed more calf muscle in my right leg.  If there is an imbalance (that's not just mental) I probably accentuated it from running and pushups.

 

Also, should I be worried about dieting much when I begin or just focus on form and lifting consistency?  I've always tried to avoid processed foods and eat relatively healthy. I did paleo for a bit and lost a lot of fat and felt extremely lean but haven't really stuck with it. 

post #53126 of 57263
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Average GMAT score for the masters i want to do is 738. Is that high?

Cant remember the last time I actually posted anything lifting related in this thread.

Yes that's somewhat high but not uncommon. Harvard is 730, as is I think Wharton. I got 750 and it was pretty damn tough.
post #53127 of 57263
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Aligning training with your goals is great if you have experience. Novice lifters are being told barebones programs with hardly any accessory work will make them look like arnold. Two years later and they look like potatoes and have a decent squat and deadlift.

Getting caught up on this thread.

Loled hard at this
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isn't true nutrition more expensive? Unless you have a promo code?

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