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post #6781 of 46904
Prince, great avatar. Love me some E24 action. -------------------------- Weight is coming down again and I know it's fat + not water weight. Weighed in at 183lb today, down 7lb from April 15th. Prob have a good 10lb more to go though
post #6782 of 46904
I mentioned it earlier, but is anyone else following this hype about the release of Biotest's Indigo-3G? It's insane and pretty much shows that Biotest has reached a point where it's more or less printing out money. Granted, if this shit lives up to the lofty claims ("fixing" fat cells so that starchy carbs are partitioned to build muscle rather than turn into fat), I'll understand. But for now, it's one of those spectacles I can only sit back and watch in awe of that people are getting legitimately PISSED they weren't chosen to spend $400 on the protocol.

The skeptic in me wants to say that people using the protocol will see positive body comp changes because they'll be adhering to more rigidly clean eating habits for fear of squandering the effects of the protocol. We'll see.
post #6783 of 46904
The 20+ rep squat sets over the winter definitely makes climbing hills on the bike easy as cake. Though my overall endurance is kinda shitty at the moment (being the first weekend I've gone for a decent ride) I was passing everyone on the hills with relative ease. Nice to have so much strength reserve in the legs. Also, snatched 185 on Weds and on Friday did a 8-rep strict pullup set with 80 lb add'nl DB at 190lb bwt.
post #6784 of 46904
is there such thing as mirror etiquette? if a dudes 30 ft away looking into the mirror and i end up between him and the mirror doing an exercise why do i get a look?
post #6785 of 46904
the once a week yoga has been paying off: i can touch my toes without bending my knees
post #6786 of 46904
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Originally Posted by Dar FTW View Post
is there such thing as mirror etiquette? if a dudes 30 ft away looking into the mirror and i end up between him and the mirror doing an exercise why do i get a look?

He's a fuck head and you should tell him he should die. seriously.
post #6787 of 46904
Can any of you do a one-handed dip?
post #6788 of 46904
There are no videos on Youtube of real one handed dips, so I'm guessing no one here can do them, either.
post #6789 of 46904
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Originally Posted by fuji View Post
What muscles does the jerk part of the clean and jerk work? I don't really feel it in my shoulders much.

It really isn't a great muscle building exercise. More of a skill. With the jerk, the upper body is mostly stabilizing (isometric) where the legs are doing most of the work (still not as much as a squat or anything), and unless you are able to do massive amounts of weight on the jerk, I wouldn't normally incorporate it into a workout.
post #6790 of 46904
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Originally Posted by rjmaiorano View Post
He's a fuck head and you should tell him he should die. seriously.

Yes. Fuck that guy.
post #6791 of 46904
What are you supposed to do when people start giving you advice? Was at the gym this morning and had just finished deadlifting and went onto barbell rows, the guy turns up and asks to share the bar with me, no problem...(i've never seen anyone but me use the olympic bar.) He tells me im doing rows wrong and should be doing them with an underhand grip and NOT OFF THE FLOOR. He then starts doing stiff leg deadlifts, but letting the weight hang from his arms between reps. I said to him "are those stiff leg deadlifts?" and he says no....this is just a deadlift. I told him oh, i always pull from the floor sumo style for a deadlift, and he tells me how thats wrong, the weight should hang from your arms Dont get me wrong, he was a genuinely nice guy and bigger than me, so he had the assumed authority in the situation, and he was cool to talk to but his advice was useless. I did a few more exercises with him for politeness, (i'd already deadlifted, so that was my main goal) but really it was just sidetracking from my workout. So how do you deal with this situation? I`ll probably run into him again and he'll ask why im still trying to deadlift and row from the floor
post #6792 of 46904
I'm really giving a lot of thought to joining a real (olympic) weightlifting club.. I really dig all the oly lifts and would like to actually train them too (not to mention learn the C&J and snatch, those rock). Still, I'm thinking that being 23 I'd be way too old to start or already have such a shitty technique so deeply ingrained that it'd take years to even shake that off.

Also, now having the power clean pretty much down I want to add the power snatch to my arsenal as well... any tips on this movement would be greatly appreciated. I did a few technique tests at the gym today and I think I have the grip and stance down - where I suspect I will have most trouble is receiving the bar up top. As I see it, one's supposed to receive the bar with everything already locked out (snatch != press), but being so used to pressing heavy shit it's going to be increasingly difficult to not catch the bar with bent elbows.

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Originally Posted by stinger70 View Post
What are you supposed to do when people start giving you advice?

You need to tell this guy that, respectfully, he doesn't know shit about lifting and should stfu. Anyone who's saying shit like "bro, you're doing that wrong" AND does not know what a deadlift is just destroyed any authority they might've had right there.
post #6793 of 46904
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Originally Posted by TrH View Post

You need to tell this guy that, respectfully, he doesn't know shit about lifting and should stfu. Anyone who's saying shit like "bro, you're doing that wrong" AND does not know what a deadlift is just destroyed any authority they might've had right there.

lol, exactly but i dont like hurting peoples feelings. He was trying to be helpful and was really friendly. I just wish people wouldnt give advice unless asked. But i seriously dont understand how you can not know what a deadlift is.
post #6794 of 46904
Nothing wrong with not letting the bar hit the ground when your doing barbell rows. Unless your using a full sized plate either side, which at my gym is a 20kg I can imagine it would be pretty hard to touch the bar to the floor. In my experience pulling underhand hits my lats harder because I pull into my abs more them my chest. His advice on deads is horrible though, I do sumo as well and always have people asking me why my legs are so wide apart and shit like that.
post #6795 of 46904
you shouldve known he was an idiot when he asked to share the fucking bar... this aint the lat pull down machine brah, no you cant "work in."
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