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post #5821 of 57261
Now that I think about it, that might be the problem- a wider grip would probably allow me to get lower, and snitch my shoulder blades closer together. Thanks for the advise.
post #5822 of 57261
Just checking out the EliteFTS channel and watched the new squat series. Pretty thorough but I thought the bench series was more in depth. Anyways, here's the links:

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post #5823 of 57261
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Originally Posted by bbaquiran View Post
First time sparring after 12 boxing lessons. In 5 rounds I lost count of how many times my trainer's punches landed. I managed to hit him twice.

Nice. Were your boxing lessons decent? Group or personal? I've been looking in to a few gyms around me trying to find a place that I can get good attention because I've never boxed before and really want to learn technique and the fundamentals rather than be part of a class. Only places around me are offering classes that focus on cardio and having fun. fuck that. I want to learn a skill and get good at it and potentially fight competetively. How is that not available in my 50 mile radius
post #5824 of 57261
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Originally Posted by mm84321 View Post
Rock climbing is where it's at. Nothing makes you feel stronger, physically and mentally, than scaling cliffs in the desert.

+1... Def stronger pound for pound when I climbed as a lifestyle. Mentally, eh, competitive rowing has it beat by a substantial margin in my book.
post #5825 of 57261
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Originally Posted by shibbel View Post
Now that I think about it, that might be the problem- a wider grip would probably allow me to get lower, and snitch my shoulder blades closer together. Thanks for the advise.

no problem man. another thing that will help you get lower more comfortably and help keep you healthy are elbow sleeves and wrist wraps. I've always used wrist wraps but since I began using elbow sleeves too, my tendinitis has disappeared.

heavy squatting is a killer on the elbows.
post #5826 of 57261
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Originally Posted by rjmaiorano View Post
Only places around me are offering classes that focus on cardio and having fun. fuck that. I want to learn a skill and get good at it.

Obviously a former athlete
post #5827 of 57261
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Originally Posted by Kajak View Post
Obviously a former athlete
Seriously though. If I wanted good cardio I'd run up a hill for an hour, I don't need to pay 100 bucks a month to motivate me for cardio. The few gyms I've visited have tried to sell me on the amount of calories I'll burn per session, how much fun I'll have etc. One gym even told me they frown upon their clients being intense in sessions... WTF is that. I feel odd being unsatisfied with these gyms because I have literally no boxing experience. But I am a competitive piece of shit and I want to do shit the old fashioned way. I kinda envisioned a Rocky-esque gym to train at. I want to get knocked around and bust my ass at this, I don't want to go to class full of 30/40 year old women and enjoy myself.
post #5828 of 57261
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Originally Posted by rjmaiorano View Post
Seriously though. If I wanted good cardio I'd run up a hill for an hour, I don't need to pay 100 bucks a month to motivate me for cardio. The few gyms I've visited have tried to sell me on the amount of calories I'll burn per session, how much fun I'll have etc. One gym even told me they frown upon their clients being intense in sessions... WTF is that.

I feel odd being unsatisfied with these gyms because I have literally no boxing experience. But I am a competitive piece of shit and I want to do shit the old fashioned way. I kinda envisioned a Rocky-esque gym to train at. I want to get knocked around and bust my ass at this, I don't want to go to class full of 30/40 year old women and enjoy myself.

I wasn't really kidding, I completely identify with this.
post #5829 of 57261
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Trying Fran tomorrow. Let's see what this crossfit BS is about.
post #5830 of 57261
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Originally Posted by rjmaiorano View Post
Nice. Were your boxing lessons decent? Group or personal? I've been looking in to a few gyms around me trying to find a place that I can get good attention because I've never boxed before and really want to learn technique and the fundamentals rather than be part of a class. Only places around me are offering classes that focus on cardio and having fun. fuck that. I want to learn a skill and get good at it and potentially fight competetively. How is that not available in my 50 mile radius

I'm taking personal lessons. The group classes in my gym are for MMA/grappling but like you I wanted to get some boxing/striking fundamentals and conditioning down first before I try anything else. My typical lesson starts off with 3 rounds of jump rope, followed by 3-5 rounds of basic body movement/defense drills (bobbing, weaving, etc), 3-8 rounds of pads, heavy bag, shadowboxing or non-contact sparring and we finish off with a couple of rounds of agility ladder drills and/or ab work.

My right hand is kind of sore now from my last heavy bag workout (also I might need heavier gloves) so we will be doing some basic Muay Thai to let that recover a bit.
post #5831 of 57261
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Originally Posted by Eason View Post
Trying Fran tomorrow. Let's see what this crossfit BS is about.

You'll either love it or hate it...I sipped their Kool-Aid a bit last year, but the minute they sent me the bill, I was gone. Way too creepy and cult like for me, poor form and fucking stupid nicknames, it's funny how they still worship Rip, but he disowned them and makes it your wonder why...
post #5832 of 57261
Does anyone know why the labels on pork rinds say "not a significant source of protein"? 8 grams of protein per 80 calories sounds decent to me. A lot of fat (5 grams) but no carbs makes it sound like a pretty decent snack to me. Is there something I'm missing?
post #5833 of 57261
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Originally Posted by munchausen View Post
Does anyone know why the labels on pork rinds say "not a significant source of protein"? 8 grams of protein per 80 calories sounds decent to me. A lot of fat (5 grams) but no carbs makes it sound like a pretty decent snack to me. Is there something I'm missing?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pork_rind
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Because they have a protein efficiency ratio lower than 40% as dictated by the FDA, their nutrition label usually states "0%" in % Daily Value or "Not a significant source of protein" as recommended by the FDA.
post #5834 of 57261
Hmmm...ok. So does that mean it's a yay or nay food for a snack?
post #5835 of 57261
I found this: "The type of protein in pork skins is called collagen, the same substance found in hair, fingernails, and horsehooves. Its bio-availability is almost non-existent, hence the statement on the package. People in survival situations (the Donner party, etc.) have attempted to use leather as a food source, with unfortunate results."
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