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post #54931 of 57477

I don't give out advice to people at work because it makes me seem like a dick.

 

You don't have time to work out? Do you watch TV every day? Dont do that. Go to the gym instead.

 

You don't like how you look? Did you eat chips and soda today? Or candy? Don't.

 

etc

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post #54932 of 57477
Yea

Getting in shape is very simple, but it's not easy. And most people don't like not easy.
post #54933 of 57477
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Originally Posted by Cool The Kid View Post

Yea

Getting in shape is very simple, but it's not easy. And most people don't like not easy.

I know of a few people who they rather had their stomachs stapled than doing exercise and dieting... honestly... I know at least three people who underwent a surgery rather than try it "the normal way"... that really baffles me... 

post #54934 of 57477

My lower back has been hurting, I saw a school nurse, she said to stop lifting for a few months and only walk or swim for exercise since those are the only things that won't aggravate it. She did some simple tests and said she didn't think it was a disc issue. It's like a specific spot on the right side of my lower back, feels pretty deep, my right foot/hamstring goes numb sometimes depending on how I'm sitting or lying down. It started to hurt after squats too, I haven't deadlifted in a while. The pain started when I had to stand up for hours each day for a summer job, it would stop when I walked or sat down. I'm guessing I should obviously see a physical therapist for a second opinion, and obviously not lifting for months is not realistic. I've gotten heat pads, started taking painkillers, etc. Any advice?

post #54935 of 57477
School nurse? She has no clue.

Go see a physical therapist who works with athletes. Buy a copy of supple leopard, too.
post #54936 of 57477
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Originally Posted by accordion View Post
 

My lower back has been hurting, I saw a school nurse, she said to stop lifting for a few months and only walk or swim for exercise since those are the only things that won't aggravate it. She did some simple tests and said she didn't think it was a disc issue. It's like a specific spot on the right side of my lower back, feels pretty deep, my right foot/hamstring goes numb sometimes depending on how I'm sitting or lying down. It started to hurt after squats too, I haven't deadlifted in a while. The pain started when I had to stand up for hours each day for a summer job, it would stop when I walked or sat down. I'm guessing I should obviously see a physical therapist for a second opinion, and obviously not lifting for months is not realistic. I've gotten heat pads, started taking painkillers, etc. Any advice?

 

Have your deadlift form improved? Did you lower the weights?

 

Don't stop lifting or exercising completely unless its a serious injury. In my experience from three minor low back problems (it was aching for 1-5 days each time and it sounds pretty like yours), it helps to go to the gym, get warm and go through some movements to mobilize the low back. I never had numbness down the legs though. IIRC thats a signs of sciatica or herniated disc. If the numbness continues and it doesn't stop hurting after 2 weeks, I'd try to a X-ray.

Either way, low back problems typically gets worse with little activity, especially sitting down, so yours sounds like its out of the norm. 

post #54937 of 57477
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Originally Posted by Eason View Post

It's simply hip pain. My hips always click and pop in their sockets.

What about goblet squats? Bulgarian split squats? I'd regress away from the squat if you're having hip problems. Anatomically the hips should be able to squat down, that's what they were designed to do. There's just something going on with you. Regressing away from the squat and doing single legged stuff should tell you whats wrong. Like if you suck at bulgarian split squats then you have tight hip flexors.

fwiw I haven't back squatted in a good 6+ months.
post #54938 of 57477
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Originally Posted by GraphicNovelty View Post

oh for sure; if someone asks i'll provide help. but basically i've decided to not be proactive at all.
I'm not one to give advice at work or elsewhere regarding diet and fitness. People ask what I do to stay fit, particularly since I maintain a ludicrous work schedule. When I tell them I get up at 4:30 for yoga and train at the gym after work, they say I'm obsessed and that they wouldn't do that. When I don't eat the sugary processed foods brought in each day, they make fun of me. Today there were brownies and some sort of iced pastry for everyone to eat. Yesterday it was chocolate covered doughnuts.
post #54939 of 57477
Im one to give advice. Here's been meh thing for several years

100 knuckle pushups (2 sets 50)
alt. w
150 crunches (3 sets 50)
90 40lb curls per arm (3 sets of 30 per arm)
Some light 12 lb per arm various arm motions w/e bunch of dif sets of 25 for little muscles
=1/2hr weights/"resistance"

1/2 run at 6.5mph/6incline or 40min squash not w fat old dude or boxing (bag/sparring)
=1/2hr or so cardio

=60mins exercise
4 or 5x/week avro

You can now eat huge Henry VIII dinners all the time or slam beers and eat pretty good dinners all the time (boring breakfast&lunches except for wknds)

*Note you dont need a bowflex or a really a gym membership. Just four old ass free weights, a floor and some running shoes.
post #54940 of 57477
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Originally Posted by JayJay View Post

I'm not one to give advice at work or elsewhere regarding diet and fitness. People ask what I do to stay fit, particularly since I maintain a ludicrous work schedule. When I tell them I get up at 4:30 for yoga and train at the gym after work, they say I'm obsessed and that they wouldn't do that. When I don't eat the sugary processed foods brought in each day, they make fun of me. Today there were brownies and some sort of iced pastry for everyone to eat. Yesterday it was chocolate covered doughnuts.
There is a manager of a group with a lot of middle aged women.... he brings them donuts and cakes and pizza almost daily. I think dude is a low key chubby chaser. It's weird.
post #54941 of 57477
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Originally Posted by accordion View Post
 

My lower back has been hurting, I saw a school nurse, she said to stop lifting for a few months and only walk or swim for exercise since those are the only things that won't aggravate it. She did some simple tests and said she didn't think it was a disc issue. It's like a specific spot on the right side of my lower back, feels pretty deep, my right foot/hamstring goes numb sometimes depending on how I'm sitting or lying down. It started to hurt after squats too, I haven't deadlifted in a while. The pain started when I had to stand up for hours each day for a summer job, it would stop when I walked or sat down. I'm guessing I should obviously see a physical therapist for a second opinion, and obviously not lifting for months is not realistic. I've gotten heat pads, started taking painkillers, etc. Any advice?


Damn, sorry to hear this. I've had back injuries for about 10 months because my dumb ass keep working out so I re-injured a bunch of times. Anyhow, I've been rehabing it to the point, there's no pain anymore, just soreness, sometimes. I also, ice after work outs, no matter how I feel. It really helps. Anyhow, after my back has healed, I've started high bar squating (bye bye low bar), and narrow sumo deadlifting but I increase the weight pretty slowly. I've been doing nothing but 10 reps sets. I'm up to 275x10x4 now and it's pretty easy. I'm sure I can pull 350x5 no problem but I don't wanna test it. At this point, I'm just doing high reps (10-15) hypertrophy work out to strengthen my muscles before doing any power stuff. Anyhow, rest up, ice up, and rehab up. Remember, this is a marathon not a sprint. You have the rest of your life to lift. 

post #54942 of 57477
Hey fellas, looking for some insight. Finishing up a cut in the next month or two - cutting on 2000 cals at 5'10, 165, 12% bf.

Ideally I'll finish up at 5'10, 160 and sub 10%. I'll probably bump up my calories to 2250 and start lean bulking from there on.

What do you guys do for workouts? I've ran countless programs so I want to try something new. My best success is with P/P/L twice a week - but hitting the gym 6x a week is just too time consuming.

While cutting I've been lifting 3x a week, my body simply cannot handle more frequency when in a deficit. I have to say it's refreshing to only be in the gym a few times and utilize other stuff a couple times a week (running, mobility, yoga etc).

I think I might stay with 3x a week even while lean bulking, can anyone recommend a good program? Back to 5x5 maybe?
post #54943 of 57477
broke thtree of my fingers on some guys jaw tn. guess that gives me an excuse to not keep working out. feel gross, drinking too much ,weigh like 210 all fat. what a time to be alive. fuck depression. refuse to take meds. its a disease doing bad. hope you all are well
post #54944 of 57477
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Originally Posted by 1up View Post

Hey fellas, looking for some insight. Finishing up a cut in the next month or two - cutting on 2000 cals at 5'10, 165, 12% bf.

Ideally I'll finish up at 5'10, 160 and sub 10%. I'll probably bump up my calories to 2250 and start lean bulking from there on.

What do you guys do for workouts? I've ran countless programs so I want to try something new. My best success is with P/P/L twice a week - but hitting the gym 6x a week is just too time consuming.

While cutting I've been lifting 3x a week, my body simply cannot handle more frequency when in a deficit. I have to say it's refreshing to only be in the gym a few times and utilize other stuff a couple times a week (running, mobility, yoga etc).

I think I might stay with 3x a week even while lean bulking, can anyone recommend a good program? Back to 5x5 maybe?

If youre gonna lift 3x a week, your best bet is a full body program as no other type of split will have an adequate frequency.
My advice is to chose a powerlifting program for the squat, bench and deadlift as those programs will get you fastest progress in those lifts. Then add whatever accessory lifts for aesthetics, BB-esque hypertrophy lifts, and to help the powerlifting movements.
I typically advice people to look at the 3-day Sheiko program. Start with the one for lifters over 80 kg, then do for under 80 kg, regardless of your weight. Add some lifts if you want to.
Read the Sheiko forum if you are interested.
post #54945 of 57477
That's a really cool program, thanks for sharing, I appreciate it. Going to browse through the forums on your recommendation.

However, I'm starting to realize that after spending years focused on compound lifting and leveling up my big 3, I think those days are behind me. Moving as much weight as possible has always been really taxing on my joints and CNS, and I find I'm much happier and motivated to go to the gym and not do balls to the walls heavy lifts.

I'm content with my physique and only looking to slowly add some muscle with a low volume and moderate frequency plan that allows me to employ other stuff that is good for my body on off days - specifically cardiovascular and mobility work.

I have a heightened peace of mind, fit better in clothes and feel healthier overall this way.

For what it's worth, my best lifts were 265B/315S/405DL @ 170
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