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Plastic containers aren't that bad right?

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For pause squats do you go down slower too or down/up at the same speed but just hold at the bottom? And is there any point to doing them? I've been warming up with pause squats to get comfortable with technique and depth.

Typically just hold at the bottom unless you are specifically doing a tempo squat (e.g. 3ct down, 3ct in the hole, 0ct up). A lot of raw powerlifters use it as a squat assistance/variation to build up leg strength, help stay tight in the hole, explosiveness, etc. Most common error is having a tiny bounce out of the hole. Just try to stand straight up without any bounce.
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Originally Posted by Reggs View Post


You think you'll have any need for an erection if you're bald?

Yeah, pretty sure

 

Something to also consider is, that if you're taking testosterone you'd probably need higher doses of finasteride for it to work.

 

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For pause squats do you go down slower too or down/up at the same speed but just hold at the bottom? And is there any point to doing them? I've been warming up with pause squats to get comfortable with technique and depth.

 

I go down slower since I find it easier then, but that's a personal preference. For your warm up sets I'd do the same speed that you plan on doing for your heavier sets, so you actually practice your technique at the speed you're going to be doing for your heavier sets. If you feel like your technique needs work do paused squats for your heavier sets as well.

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Has anyone had patellar tendonitis? 6 weeks ago i was deadlifting, everything felt great, but then later that night (hours later) my knee started hurting. The pain is entirely focused on the area right beneath the knee cap. It's a very mild discomfort and has gotten better over time but not healed yet. If I move the knee cap around, the entire area feels spongy, compared to the other knee. The joint feels fine; the only time I notice any discomfort is when walking on the stairs, bending my knee.

Does this sound like patellar tendonitis?

Another possibility is chondromalacia petallae, but that denotes actual cartilage damage in your knee versus inflammation from overuse.
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You think you'll have any need for an erection if you're bald?

As long as you don't look like a total pussy most women could care less if you just bic your head.
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Originally Posted by conceptionist View Post

Hard to say whether you have patellar tendonitis, as the diagnosis itself is very vague. From my understanding it basically is "undefined knee pain".

I have had knee problems since late summer 2014. Started like yours, sudden mild discomfort and pain after a normal workout. Hurt walking uphill and downhill and when I loaded the knee, as with squats. Continued training with adjustments but still worsened to the point of no leg training for months and then complete rebuildup of my squat. Then it came back a year later after a tough training cycle. It has since troubled me as soon as I increase training volume to my previous levels.

My advice would be to:
1) not train your legs with heavy lifts until you are completely pain free
2) perform some rehab training. I had good success with low tempo biking and walks first thing in the morning, and after some weeks progressing to light high rep eccentric weight training, to finally start previous routine with less weights. Include some unilateral lifts at this point. Progress only when pain free.
3) make sure you have no muscular imbalances between inner and outer quad, quad and hamstring, or underdeveloped glutes and hip muscles. Make sure your glutes fire correctly during lifts.
4) mobilize and stretch stiff muscles. For me it was quads.
5) have patience.

1&5 are seriously important. I had crazy hip pain from squatting and deadlifting on my left side. I took a long time stretching my hips multiple times a day, lacrosse balling my psoas and just reminding myself I need to be very patient. Now I'm pain free and back to lifting heavier than ever but have never stopped with my mobility work.
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Originally Posted by tesseract View Post


1&5 are seriously important. I had crazy hip pain from squatting and deadlifting on my left side. I took a long time stretching my hips multiple times a day, lacrosse balling my psoas and just reminding myself I need to be very patient. Now I'm pain free and back to lifting heavier than ever but have never stopped with my mobility work.

 

I have been able to squat pain free again since I started stretching as part of my warmup. Had crazy stiff quads, probably from the high frequency program I used to run. I was not inflexible to begin with, but I guess loosening up the tissue has helped. The couch stretch has been the most effective for me.

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Originally Posted by conceptionist View Post

I have been able to squat pain free again since I started stretching as part of my warmup. Had crazy stiff quads, probably from the high frequency program I used to run. I was not inflexible to begin with, but I guess loosening up the tissue has helped. The couch stretch has been the most effective for me.

I'm literally doing the couch stretch as I respond. I do have to make sure I keep up with loosening the fascia in my psoas. Really has helped my have zero pain and no APT.
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What's the correct way to get your chest measurement? Flexed/unflexed? If I take in a deep breath of air and hold it while flexing my measurement increases by like 2+ inches so I'm just curious what the standard method is.
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Originally Posted by K. Nights View Post

What's the correct way to get your chest measurement? Flexed/unflexed? If I take in a deep breath of air and hold it while flexing my measurement increases by like 2+ inches so I'm just curious what the standard method is.

For clothing?
Usually unflexed, apart from if you usually walk around with a puffed out chest.
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I meant more for bodybuilding purposes, when reporting your measurements for vanity or to indicate progress. I assume it really only matters that you're consistent in your own measuring technique, I was just curious
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I wanna say the line around the nipple
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Originally Posted by K. Nights View Post

I meant more for bodybuilding purposes, when reporting your measurements for vanity or to indicate progress. I assume it really only matters that you're consistent in your own measuring technique, I was just curious

 

I was just fooling around. However, some people do walk around with a constant puffed chest, but whatever.

Like CTK wrote around the nipple is the standard. I have noticed that it can make a big difference on the measurement whether you pull the tape on or under the scapula blades (not sure if correct term).

 

 

Switching topics:

Spent two weeks in Spain chilling and eating tapas and ice cream. No lifting. 

Feels and looks like I've replaced a couple of pounds of muscle mass with stomach fat. Worth it, but the doms I've got from training this week has been insane. Haven't had this feeling for years. My bench also went back quite a bit.

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Ya'll are missing out on some fun drama in the thrift thread. Apparently bench press and squats lower your metabolism, so that you actually gain weight.
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What.

A few gems from the thrift thread:
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Im gonna respectfully disagree.I dont claim to be a personal trainer but my gf is and ive been lifting since im 16 and im 42 now.
Benchpress and squats WILL lower ur metabolism so you will actually gain weight.yes its muscle and muscle is heavier then fat etc but you will still look more bulky then cut
Any compound movement will do that but those two especially.
I suggest stretch exercises instead.
For example dumbell flyes instead of bench and leg extensions instead of squats.
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Yeah thats exactky what i said.avoud compound exercises because they will lower ur metabolism ie heartrate
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Tell you what .why dont u post a pic with ur shirt off and then ill do the same what i achieved using that method.
Also a lot of the guys on here are what 18 to 25?
Wait till you hit 35 and then talk to me.
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Whats the problem?
There are a lot of dudes that sling knowledge but look like shit.
So lets see what he achieved.
Its like a guy living under a bridge telling me how to make a million.

All from the same guy. Not tagged because I don't want his stupidity to venture outside of the thrift thread.
Edited by MGoCrimson - 6/22/16 at 3:40pm
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