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Random health and exercise thoughts

Discussion in 'Health & Body' started by Eason, Dec 20, 2009.

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  1. tarudude

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    Yeah, I usually just keep a bottle next to me and take a swig in between sets during my workout. BCAA's are great for that extra boost of energy [​IMG]
     
  2. conceptionist

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    Second day at my new summer job. Desk job and sitting down all day. I can literally feel the anterior pelvic tilt building up again and the shoulders rolling forward with all the computer use. My earlier warehouse work with walking and carrying stuff all day seems like a dream now.

    Really don't want to spend my life after uni like this. What do you desk guys do to limit the damage? Sit on a lacrosse ball or something?
     
  3. GraphicNovelty

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    FTFY

    Date went well. Seitan is really easy to cook

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    She had Bok choi and swiss chard from a friend of hers who was an organic farmer, so I just did a standard stir fry with garlic, oil and soy sauce, with a liberal sprinkle of lemon juice to really make it taste "bright". Seitan was made using the post punk kitchen recipe.

    Kale salad was also fresh from the farm, we dressed it in a light vinagerette (diced garlic, lemon juice, vinegar, olive oil, dijon mustard, s&p)
    Quinoa was lightly toasted, and then prepared using the vegetable broth from the seitan, with capers sprinkled on top.

    The mild flavor of Seitan kind of made the nontraditional combination of greens "work", if that makes sense, especially with the lemon juice. I'm looking forward to trying it with more flavorful sauces/different vegetables, because it came out awesome.
     
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  4. Flame

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    I realize that I'm way more powerful when my head and spine is neutral. Watch my sticking point, soon as my head goes to neutral the bar goes up.

    Is there anyway to ensure this and prevent hyperextension of the spine?

    Also should I use wider grip to pull elbows down more?
     
  5. Coldsnap

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    Good job Flame, that looks like a raw backsquat to me though, oly is higher bar and legs narrower and not pointing out :p


    Here's my setup that I found to help a little. Although it still fuckin sucks and will mess up your posture, I used a standing desk for awhile but that game me problems so I switched back to a sitting desk and just take 15 min breaks every hour and work an extra hour a day.

    Things that help;
    Herman Miller chair, buy a used one for cheap
    monitor at right eye level
    ergonic keyboard that lets you type with shoulders externally rotated
    trackball mouse for your left hand, use like 80% of the time and just switch to right hand to give your left hand a break
    knobler to workout that chest tightness from chair sitting, and pin it between your chair and your scapula
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    I don't have the flexibility to squat strict oly style. :embar:
     
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  7. Coldsnap

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    Ah, gotcha. I think you should take a false grip and go slightly wider in the grip, will be a lot less stress on your wrists and keep your back tighter. As for the head staying neutral thing, have you tried just staring at the floor about 4 feet in front of you? This will keep the neck neutral during the lift.
     
  8. gort

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    Having trouble getting stuck in the hole on squats. Tips on remedying this problem?
     
  9. Khayembii Communique

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    Box squats
     
  10. jarude

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    would disagree with box squats and would recommend paused ATG squats. box squats probably would not hit the sticking point unless he was squatting to an extremely low box, in which case, it would make more sense to just free squat with a hard 3-count pause in the hole.

    i had the same issue and paused ATG squats fixed it up.
     
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    Will try next week. As for the floor staring thing, yup been doing that.
     
  12. Lagrangian

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    sadly, most jobs now fall in the cubicle warrior category and I do know how much it fucking sucks.


    just make sure to set your shit up correctly, get the best chair and move around if you can. Lucky I started smoking again so that gives me some moving around time quite frequently :laugh:

    I actually have a pretty similar similar setup to CS, without the shitty webcams or dildo-looking devices on my chair but i have the trackball mouse. Also my own office.
     
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  13. jarude

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    take this with a grain of salt, and i could be completely wrong but from that angle it looks like your butt is sticking out a little bit, so maybe your core isn't fully engaged? there's a little bit of a twinge backwards in your hips at 0:25 that looks to me like you're struggling to stay upright without popping your hips back and you're allowing your lower back to brace your core up rather than your abs, if that makes sense. it also looks to me like you are very very slightly beginning to get folded over halfway up on the last rep and it looked like there was a lot of low back in the last rep. maybe get on that supplemental core work? how much do you do right now?

    nice squat though, 2 plates is a great feel

    on that note, i friggin love extra core work, i superset all movements on lower days with it and i train it every time im in the gym. i skipped it on account of time for a couple weeks straight and i've noticed i'm much less stable under the bar and tend to get more folded over. since i've gotten back to it, my squat and deadlift feel much better. i used to be a "lol abs" guy but i'm a huge fan of over-the-top core work now.
     
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    What kind of core work do you do?
     
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    I hate core work and need to do some, any exercises you can suggest? I hate doing abs almost as much as arms, but I gotta do 'em...
     
  16. mrchariybrown

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    Standing ab wheel rollouts torch my core.
     
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    Side bends, ab wheel/roll outs, ab pulldowns, hanging knee/leg raises, reverse crunch, twists, toe touches, any of the above strung into a circuit, weighted plank, plank circuit... etc.

    I do dynamic core work supersetted in on lower days with some supplemental stuff at the end and static work tacked on the end of upper days.
     
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    Roll outs so damn hard...

    I like hanging knee raises for my grip, not as much for my abs :D
     
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    these are pretty awesome, hanging leg raises done like they're supposed to be are money.
     
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