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Originally Posted by Find Finn View Post

I don't know if its just me, but I've noticed the better shape I am in / the more muscle mass I have, the quicker I get back to full health after having the flu.

At this point I have a day of it getting worse, one full day of flu and one where its getting better. Which essentially means I can get sick on Friday and be back to work full force Monday.
For me I think it's been my green shakes. I think I only had one down week due to a cold this winter. Weird thing though is my wife has been getting sick a lot over this winter. But she works with people who have kids.
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so this year I'm down to training twice a wk. feels prettybadman.jpg
post #55938 of 57256
Tried to squat today, felt a bad sensation so I quit pretty early on. To the best of my self-diegnosis I think there is something up with my pectineus, which is here:





Looking for treatment guides is always vaguely sexual




Great resource, thanks.
post #55939 of 57256
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Originally Posted by Cool The Kid View Post

For me I think it's been my green shakes. I think I only had one down week due to a cold this winter. Weird thing though is my wife has been getting sick a lot over this winter. But she works with people who have kids.

Whats in your green shakes?
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Originally Posted by MarkI View Post

Whats in your green shakes?

Mine definitely have spinach and avocado! I've been using one of those NutriBlast things lately and I have to say it's pretty fucking sweet actually. Literally the only thing I've ever purchased after seeing a commercial.

It's certainly harder to not get sick when around other people in the winter. I have been sick a handful of times in my whole life … like I never get a cold or anything, but when (if) I do it's usually when back home (OH) in the winter and I caught it from someone else.
post #55941 of 57256
I went a whole year without getting a cold even though I have two toddlers in daycare. I attributed it to my Vitamix, same idea as you guys, green smoothie in the morning, usually babe spinach + banana + frozen berries, maybe a greek yogurt, almond milk plus, etc. I feed the family with it. Oh, and ground flax seeds. I occasionally through in a half an avocado, or plant-based protein powders, and in the summer I could live off of smoothies but don't because of dentition.

What other sneaky positive with a smoothie or two a day, IME, has been lower sodium levels. It's tough to get them going in this arctic chill in the Northeast, though, so I've been doing blended soups in my Vitamix instead. I usually pour them over a bed of greens in Joel Fuhrman fashion.
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I know a few if you guys do lower weight higher rep workouts pretty often to get more volume in. How do you structure these? I'm thinking they'd be better from an injury prevention standpoint.

I've been working in the 8-12 range for a while now and wondering if there's any benefit of going even higher to 16-18 or so.

And yeah reggs, exrx is a pretty great resource. Doesn't have everything, but i use it a lot when building a program to make sure there aren't any movements im not missing and to see if there's anything fun I could add.
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Do you guys make a shake every morning? or make a big one, and then itll last a few days

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Originally Posted by ridethecliche View Post


I've been working in the 8-12 range for a while now and wondering if there's any benefit of going even higher to 16-18 or so.
 

I used to always do ~8-10 reps per set, then I tried doing much less weight, but around 20-25 per set. Absolutely murdered me. Even when the weights were pretty light.

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Originally Posted by ridethecliche View Post

I know a few if you guys do lower weight higher rep workouts pretty often to get more volume in. How do you structure these? I'm thinking they'd be better from an injury prevention standpoint.

Over the long term perhaps more endurance and mayyyyyybe injury prevention, but like @venividivicibj I did not find any real benefit. I'm very careful about not over-weighting my abilities, but I've been seeking to get close to max and muscle failure on fewer reps for quite a while now and I much prefer it to lower weight/higher reps.
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Originally Posted by venividivicibj View Post

Do you guys make a shake every morning? or make a big one, and then itll last a few days

Always fresh with mine. Stuff gets kinda weird if I leave it in the fridge. Although I do sometimes prepare the "mix" ingredients, like chopped up apple, carrot, ginger etc. beforehand and put them in a Tupperware and I can use that for 2 or 3 days adding the rest when I make it.
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Originally Posted by Kid Nickels View Post


Always fresh with mine. Stuff gets kinda weird if I leave it in the fridge. Although I do sometimes prepare the "mix" ingredients, like chopped up apple, carrot, ginger etc. beforehand and put them in a Tupperware and I can use that for 2 or 3 days adding the rest when I make it.

Yeah, I was worried about the prep every morning taking forever, but that seems like a happy medium

post #55947 of 57256
Yeah, I'm not really interested in going too heavy and moving to a weight i can only do 5 reps with. I would consider doing that for only a few movements like bb bench and maybe bb seated ohp/military press, but not really what I'm feeling at the moment.
post #55948 of 57256
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Originally Posted by Gruff View Post

This.  Hugely irritating when people ask how many sets you have left.  People can't seem to master the simple concept that if someone's already on equipment they want to use, just go do another exercise until said equipment opens up.

If someone's using equipment that I need, I just do something else until it's available.  My workout isn't more important than theirs, and vice versa.

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Originally Posted by OzzyJones View Post

Pish! Perfectly acceptable to ask how many sets someone has left. What if they say one? You start doing something else and by the time you're finished someone else has the station.
I agree you shouldn't hang around like a fart in a spacesuit tho

I think that asking is perfectly fine, so long as you don't then crowd the person and try and rush them. That's dick. But asking is relevant. First off, you may have a "preferred" piece of equipment (one gym I go to has three squat racks, all different) and it might be worth waiting for your favorite rack if the person has only one set left, while you'll go to your second choice if they have four left. Secondly, order matters; for example it's much easier to press after squatting than vic versa. I'd rather wait it out than do something else that'll use up energy I need for my initial lifts.

However, I am a firm believer that when and where practical you should share. I've declined sharing, though, when someone offers to let me in, if it means changing height settings (too much wasted effort for both of us). There's also no excuse not to share when using cable machines. None at all. I'll also look for alternate locations to do certain exercises. If people are waiting for the squat rack, when I'm done squatting I'll leave and use the bar/plates from an unused bench to deadlift, because that is portable and their squats are not.

Finally, I think it's perfectly polite to ask if someone minds you working in on a for a different exercise that doesn't impact their settings. If I notice someone doing pulls off of the safety pins on a squat rack, I'll often ask if they mind me setting up a second bar, for squats, then rotating in with them. Sometimes I need to move their bar to the floor for my sets, but I always put it back for theirs. Doesn't restrict anyone's workout and makes more efficient use of equipment.
post #55949 of 57256
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Originally Posted by Reggs View Post

They removed squat racks from PF because they were "intimidating" to some guests.

The most expensive gym membership I had was $73 a month at a gym that was built in the early 80s to be a really nice gym. Today it's very old and on the verge of shutting down, but all the equipment is free, and the locker room has a hot tub, sauna, and steam room with no obvious gay creepers around. Well worth the $73 a month if you go several times a week. A gym is one thing I would not spend cheaply on.

PF is one place I'd never, ever go to work out. Both on principle, and because a Smith machine is not only no substitute for a squat, it's dangerous and an injury waiting to happen. And I agree about underspending on a gym, but I can't stand the idea of overpaying for one either when it has so many things I'll never use.
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Originally Posted by MarkI View Post

Whats in your green shakes?
Kale, blueberries, fiber, orange juice. They are actually purple but I put 100g of kale in. Bout to make one now actually
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