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Originally Posted by Reggs View Post

Can't say I know what you mean by your description, but I'm interested. Could you please find a picture of what you're talking about?

http://www.bodybuilding.com/exercises/detail/view/name/wrist-roller
post #56732 of 57260
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Originally Posted by Lagrangian View Post

Having got back to a normal training routine and program, I had to acquire some new suiting. Ran into a rather novel problem which I had not encountered yet, none of the OTR trou fit my calves - for a 38 jacket, had to go up to like 42 to get this shit even past my lower leg. Ridiculous considering I'm kinda dyel anyways. I guess if you want to lift, you got to be baller enough for bespoke trou.
as a guy having had a very severe case of medial epicondylitis, fuck you.
As a guy who is writing posts that don't take into account your rare disorder, fuck you.
post #56733 of 57260
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Originally Posted by Reggs View Post

I guess my hamstrings kind of get worked out during deadlifts. Never really understood why so many people isolate the hamstrings. They are not "sexy" muscles.

 

Leg curls are actually one of few good isolation (or machine) exercises.

Pretty much all other forms of hamstring training involves hip hinge and hip extension - good mornings, deadlifts, etc. 

With leg curls you train another function of the hamstring which is knee flexion.

 

And FWIW I know a couple of guys with knee problems who regularly do hamstring curls for their knees.

post #56734 of 57260
yeah isolating the hamstrings like that is very valuable, particularly for injury prevention.
post #56735 of 57260
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Originally Posted by tesseract View Post


As a guy who is writing posts that don't take into account your rare disorder, fuck you.

 

Medial and lateral, golfer and tennis elbow, respectively, are tissue quality issues arising from overuse IME. Rehab / isolation exercises like that guy posted are pretty useless IMO outside of a therapeutic setting. Climb stuff, grip stuff, pinch stuff, stretch = massive, strong, and healthy forearms.

 

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Originally Posted by conceptionist View Post
 

 

Leg curls are actually one of few good isolation (or machine) exercises.

Pretty much all other forms of hamstring training involves hip hinge and hip extension - good mornings, deadlifts, etc. 

With leg curls you train another function of the hamstring which is knee flexion.

 

And FWIW I know a couple of guys with knee problems who regularly do hamstring curls for their knees.

 

GHR > ALL 

 

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Originally Posted by hendrix View Post

yeah isolating the hamstrings like that is very valuable, particularly for injury prevention.

 

Particularly in female athletes. Genetically blessed with larger Q angles and lax ligaments. 

post #56736 of 57260
I am feeling like GHRs don't hit the hip extension hamstring heads or glutes at all beyond isometrics. They seem like fancy leg curls
post #56737 of 57260
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Originally Posted by MarkI View Post

I have no idea what it's called, but my old gym had one. Old school piece of equipment, it's a rod with a string that you can attach a weight plate too, and you hold it straight out in front of you and try to roll it up.

 

Those are legit as hell.  A few years ago a gym I lifted at had a setup like that, except it was even jankier - just a thick pvc tube with a hole drilled in the side for a moderately thick piece of rope just long enough to brush the ground if you were holding it out at full extension.  Heavy knot on the inside of the tube so it couldn't pop out when it was tied around the weight.  Weight was almost always just 10 lb plate.  Best way I've ever seen to smoke your forearms.

 

Trick was that the pvc was a thick enough diameter that you couldn't fully wrap your hands around it.  Something about the body mechanics makes it much harder than when you get a full grip.

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Been trying to make taco bowls recently. The macros seem good but I can't get it to taste right, just not enough flavor. I use ground bison, pre chopped onion/peppers, wild rice. Season bison with lots of chili powder, some paprika and cumin. I sautee the vegetables, then put aside and sautee the meat, then add both together and stir for a bit. Mix with rice, add lime juice and cilantro. I use salsa from a local restaurant which I assume is healthy since you can't fuck with salsa. There's no salt in this recipe, which might be why it tastes bland. Probably something wrong with my taco seasoning too. I tried it with ground beef for more fat and there was still not enough flavor.

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Originally Posted by accordion View Post

Been trying to make taco bowls recently. The macros seem good but I can't get it to taste right, just not enough flavor. I use ground bison, pre chopped onion/peppers, wild rice. Season bison with lots of chili powder, some paprika and cumin. I sautee the vegetables, then put aside and sautee the meat, then add both together and stir for a bit. Mix with rice, add lime juice and cilantro. I use salsa from a local restaurant which I assume is healthy since you can't fuck with salsa. There's no salt in this recipe, which might be why it tastes bland. Probably something wrong with my taco seasoning too. I tried it with ground beef for more fat and there was still not enough flavor.

Probably the lack of salt, the leannes of the bison, and not great taco seasoning.

How to make kickass taco seasoning in two steps:

Make chili powder yourself (store bought chili powder is garbage): http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/alton-brown/abs-chili-powder-recipe.html

Then Make taco seasoning yourself (toasting the coriander and cumin and grinding it yourself, similarly to the chili powder) : http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/alton-brown/taco-potion-19-recipe.html

I have a big jar of homemade Chili powder sitting my my cupboard and I doctor up the seasoning fresh whenever I'm making tacos. It's great on seitan as well.
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So in the past month I've lost weight. This crept up on me and it's an unpleasant surprise. I would like to gain weight and I'd very much like to add some heft to my pecs. I know how to work my chest, but my pecs just don't respond very well like other parts of my body do.

Any opinions of kind of half-assing GOMAD for a situation like this? Say replace a lot of my water with skim milk or 1% for a month or so? What's your go-to strategy when you want to gain 10 lbs but don't want to count calories and all of that jazz?
post #56741 of 57260
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Originally Posted by GraphicNovelty View Post


Probably the lack of salt, the leannes of the bison, and not great taco seasoning.

How to make kickass taco seasoning in two steps:

Make chili powder yourself (store bought chili powder is garbage): http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/alton-brown/abs-chili-powder-recipe.html

Then Make taco seasoning yourself (toasting the coriander and cumin and grinding it yourself, similarly to the chili powder) : http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/alton-brown/taco-potion-19-recipe.html

I have a big jar of homemade Chili powder sitting my my cupboard and I doctor up the seasoning fresh whenever I'm making tacos. It's great on seitan as well.

 

How long do store bought spices usually last before they lose their flavor? And is there any point in getting crushed cilantro/parsley/rosemary instead of the real thing and chopping them up? Thanks.

post #56742 of 57260
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Originally Posted by Reggs View Post

So in the past month I've lost weight. This crept up on me and it's an unpleasant surprise. I would like to gain weight and I'd very much like to add some heft to my pecs. I know how to work my chest, but my pecs just don't respond very well like other parts of my body do.

Any opinions of kind of half-assing GOMAD for a situation like this? Say replace a lot of my water with skim milk or 1% for a month or so? What's your go-to strategy when you want to gain 10 lbs but don't want to count calories and all of that jazz?

 

Just get more calories from good sources in any way you think is easy. Carbs and protein should have higher priority than fat, given your fat needs are met. Skim milk or whey will work good in that regard.

 

Don't add too much calories right away. Start with say +200 calories a day from your current intake and track weight gain. No need to count every day, but you can figure our roughly how much it is.

 

You realize 10 lbs is going to take some time if you want it to be quality mass? For a good fat/muscle ratio of 10 lbs gained you can expect it to take 3-6 months. 

post #56743 of 57260
The guy is like 130lbs and not super short. He's just 100% new and unreceptive to legitimate advice.
post #56744 of 57260
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Originally Posted by Reggs View Post

So in the past month I've lost weight. This crept up on me and it's an unpleasant surprise. I would like to gain weight and I'd very much like to add some heft to my pecs. I know how to work my chest, but my pecs just don't respond very well like other parts of my body do.

Any opinions of kind of half-assing GOMAD for a situation like this? Say replace a lot of my water with skim milk or 1% for a month or so? What's your go-to strategy when you want to gain 10 lbs but don't want to count calories and all of that jazz?
Do you track your calorie intake?
post #56745 of 57260
I don't track calorie intake. My exercise is also either all lifting on some days, or all cardio that can't really be measured as far as calories burned on other days.

10 pounds is a lot for 3-6 months. Though I do not track calories, I think it would be easy enough to estimate what 200 extra would be on top of what I usually eat and get those extra calories from milk.
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