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post #55756 of 57259
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Originally Posted by skeen7908 View Post

Or just do it properly ?

Jesus you whinge and make excuses like my mother

 

Plot twist:

I am your mother.

post #55757 of 57259
How did you enjoy the pipe of gruff?
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After about 2-3 hours of waking up without food the hunger goes away, especially if you work out during that time. It's only when you eat something for breakfast, no matter how little, that your stomach starts growling at lunch time. I sometimes drink coffee and always lots of water, and I smoke a shitload during the day, but it's never really that hard.

 

Also, I took a break towards the end of last year, ate kinda shitty, not overeating but getting too little protein, drank a lot. I weighed myself two weeks ago and lost about 10lbs, about 185 to 175. I look thinner but fucking went from 2 plates 2 reps bench to 185 3 reps, like what the fucking fuck. Lost about the same amount on squat. I read that it's easier to get back gains than to get them the first time, I've been eating right and working hard the past week but my bench is still the same. Feels so shitty watching the weak little azn kids at my gym repping the same weight as me. Do I stick with the same low rep high set stuff or go for more hypertrophy? Expected losses but didn't expect this severely. 


Edited by accordion - 1/26/16 at 5:28pm
post #55759 of 57259
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Originally Posted by skeen7908 View Post

Do you have a reference for this?

I mean
A) no one knows how minoxidil works
B) if there are more new follicles coming out than old ones becoming quiescent then the overall effect is of more hair

I'm probably going to give it a shot my MPB is not that bad

I've read so much on the subject over the years that it all sorta starts to blend together, but it boils down to Propecia and similar medications not really being meant to regrow hair. Some people experience regrowth, but the main purpose of these medications is to significantly slow down hair loss. Rogaine and its generic counterparts are aimed for regrowth, but don't do anything to actually stop MPB.

I've always had a high hairline and widow's peak, so I had people asking me as early as mid-high school if I was going bald. I started using Propecia when I was 20, got off it for a couple years, then got back on it in 2010 when WalMart started selling the generic prescription for like 10 bucks. I've been using that and Rogaine since. I can't say I experienced noticeable regrowth, since I've pretty much always had the exposed temples and I was never thinning in the back or across the top; just the hairline itself. If nothing else, I've maintained pretty well, though I noticed the hairline has looked a little weaker in the last year. Still have good coverage across the top and in the back.

Can't say I've noticed any real side effects; the obviously identifiable ones, anyway. No wrinkles or dark eyes from the Rogaine; no crashed libido or weight gain from the Propecia. Diet and exercise have way more impact on those last two than anything else for me.
post #55760 of 57259
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I sometimes drink coffee and always lots of water, and I smoke a shitload during the day, but it's never really that hard.

This would pretty much explain it no?
post #55761 of 57259
I don't have breakfast.... I just drink a shit load of water. It's not that hard
post #55762 of 57259
I've done that too, but then I just end up having to pee like a madman.
post #55763 of 57259
Yesterday was maybe my 8th time doing zurcher squats. I started because I read some anecdotal thing about some lifter putting all these sensors on his body and zurchers were shown to "activate" the glutes more than any other squat. I do find that it really wrecks my glutes after I do them. I have a lot of soreness today.

Any thoughts on eating a lot of food on leg day? I figure since you're working the largest muscle groups, you should eat more calories that day than any other day. It's admittedly a broscience line of thinking, but seems logical.
post #55764 of 57259
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Originally Posted by accordion View Post

After about 2-3 hours of waking up without food the hunger goes away, especially if you work out during that time. It's only when you eat something for breakfast, no matter how little, that your stomach starts growling at lunch time. I sometimes drink coffee and always lots of water, and I smoke a shitload during the day, but it's never really that hard.

Also, I took a break towards the end of last year, ate kinda shitty, not overeating but getting too little protein, drank a lot. I weighed myself two weeks ago and lost about 10lbs, about 185 to 175. I look thinner but fucking went from 2 plates 2 reps bench to 185 3 reps, like what the fucking fuck. Lost about the same amount on squat. I read that it's easier to get back gains than to get them the first time, I've been eating right and working hard the past week but my bench is still the same. Feels so shitty watching the weak little azn kids at my gym repping the same weight as me. Do I stick with the same low rep high set stuff or go for more hypertrophy? Expected losses but didn't expect this severely. 

Training for strength gains (in no particular order):
1) Correct technique in the lift
2) Sufficient volume over the threshold intensity
3) Decent frequency of lifts (3-4x a week is a good start)
4) Solid set x rep structure (many sets of low (2-5) reps is effective)
5) Smart progression model (eg not trying to milk linear periodization forever)
6) Some periodization (eg. dedicated building and taper blocks)
7) Specific lifts for correcting muscular and technique imbalances specific for you and the lift
8) Know when your technique suffers or you lift too heavy, and dial back
post #55765 of 57259
I have an issue where my butt lifts too early in deadlifts and shoulders drop. Is it a mental thing or am I weak in some part? How do I fix this?

Also been noticing at higher weights I tend to almost good morning my squats. Same issue? How do I fix that as well?
post #55766 of 57259

You have to think of your deadlift as one smooth motion. If you're good morning them it's probably because you shoot your hips up too early, focus on having hips and back rise at the same time. Or you're just too horizontal in your starting position? If you mean shoulders drop as in rounded upper back, it's probably upper back strength you need to work on.

 

Regarding health benefits of fasting I'm pretty sure you can achieve some/most of the health benefits from having a day every now and then where you eat close to no carbs. Can't find the study right now, though.

post #55767 of 57259
Re: fasting I eat a big lunch and dinner 4 days a.week and a big lunch only 3 days a week. I drink a lot of water at night to cut cravings. Fasting during the dayis too hard for me I found. I need carbs to concentrate while working.
post #55768 of 57259
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Originally Posted by Landscape View Post

You have to think of your deadlift as one smooth motion. If you're good morning them it's probably because you shoot your hips up too early, focus on having hips and back rise at the same time. Or you're just too horizontal in your starting position? If you mean shoulders drop as in rounded upper back, it's probably upper back strength you need to work on.

Regarding health benefits of fasting I'm pretty sure you can achieve some/most of the health benefits from having a day every now and then where you eat close to no carbs. Can't find the study right now, though.
so just mental cue?

fairly certain my start isn't too horizontal. i do sumo deadlifts tho. have to squeeze my butt hard to get out of the hole

my shoulders drop as in they drop forward like they feel too relaxed when the weights are high and i'm not thinking.

not sure if the issue is cuz my hips or hamstrings or tight or my quads are weak or i just to need to concentrate on keeping the butt down
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Originally Posted by accordion View Post

After about 2-3 hours of waking up without food the hunger goes away, especially if you work out during that time. It's only when you eat something for breakfast, no matter how little, that your stomach starts growling at lunch time. I sometimes drink coffee and always lots of water, and I smoke a shitload during the day, but it's never really that hard.

Also, I took a break towards the end of last year, ate kinda shitty, not overeating but getting too little protein, drank a lot. I weighed myself two weeks ago and lost about 10lbs, about 185 to 175. I look thinner but fucking went from 2 plates 2 reps bench to 185 3 reps, like what the fucking fuck. Lost about the same amount on squat. I read that it's easier to get back gains than to get them the first time, I've been eating right and working hard the past week but my bench is still the same. Feels so shitty watching the weak little azn kids at my gym repping the same weight as me. Do I stick with the same low rep high set stuff or go for more hypertrophy? Expected losses but didn't expect this severely. 

strength comes back pretty easy. i went on a two week hiatus not lifting or eating properly partly cuz of work partly cuz of travel, lost like 8 pounds in weight, bench weight dropped to around 200, and got back to 235 5x3 within two weeks. but i lost a month in potential progress. still feels like i'm lifting weeny weights
post #55769 of 57259
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Originally Posted by indesertum View Post

I have an issue where my butt lifts too early in deadlifts and shoulders drop. Is it a mental thing or am I weak in some part? How do I fix this?

Also been noticing at higher weights I tend to almost good morning my squats. Same issue? How do I fix that as well?

 

Video would obv help, but its likely a combination of weak quads and glutes and improperly learned technique.

 

Lower the weights on both lifts until the technique is solid, that is, no change in torso angle in the squat when coming up from the hole, and chest and hips rising at equal speed in the deadlift. Progress slowly from that new weight. 

 

You might want to add some accessory work to correct for the muscles that are thought to be weak. Lunges (preferably backwards), bulgarian split squats and deep front squats hit the quads and glutes well at the same time.

post #55770 of 57259
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Originally Posted by skeen7908 View Post

How did you enjoy the pipe of gruff?

1/10

 

Wouldn't bang again

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