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Random health and exercise thoughts

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

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  1. MarkI

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    Those Gap "Deep V" are my favorite t shirts ever, they where on sale for 14 bucks a pop and I stocked up on them.
     
  2. Tigerprawn

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    I had a solo SS session today since everyone was busy or wasn't up to it. Been a long time since I've had a solo gym session, but I was hyped for some reason.

    Ended up shutting down all the lifts. Being on a cut is starting to show a little though.

    320 Squat 3x5 - Last set I had to fuckin Matrix the last 3 reps, but got it up after a lot of yelling and swearing.
    375 DL 1x5 - Still pretty easy peasy. Didn't stall or have to grind super hard to get it up. Getting close to my 1x5 PR soon.
    180 Bench - One of my weakest, but I'm finally learning real form and doing it proper. Getting a lot of noob gains outta it.
     
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  3. conceptionist

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    +1 on tailored clothing not looking good on built guys.
    At the end of my bulk last fall, I noticed I looked far better in t-shirts than any button up shirt, and I'm not big for my height. Had like a 42" chest with a 33ish waist and 34" hip. Grew out of my Uniqlo OCBDs in M but after cutting they fit well again.

    Gonna get onto dat loose, drapey clothing as I bulk up. No more worries about stuff fitting "perfect". Been looking at Damir Doma and the likes lately [​IMG]


    Also, I've noticed I have far less external rotation in my right arm. I guess this has to do with me being right handed and performing lots of stuff all day with that arm in internal rotation (writing, using a mouse, brushing teeth, etc)?
     
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  4. chunkmo

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    Probably. It's pretty unlikely that your glenoid/humerus (bone structure) varies from each side that the rotation is limited - more likely that your rotator cuff is tight since as you said it's always internally rotated. Do you do any rotator cuff exercises? Ie Cable external rotation?
     
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    how much u want for them?
     
  6. gort

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    Someone needs to post that pic of Ronnie Coleman in a suit.
     
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    Well, it's not always internally rotated. I have pretty good posture but there a visual difference side to side how retracted the shoulders are.

    I do banded ext rotations during my warm up routine for benching and a whole bunch of other stuff, such as soft tissue work and mobility drills. I can get around 45 degrees of ext rotation on my right arm while keeping the elbow to the ribs while the left goes to about 60-70 degrees. Guess I just have to do a lot more work on the right...
     
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  8. Khayembii Communique

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    Squat day was last night went really easy so I focused on driving with my ass more than my quads, and I can feel it a lot more today. 2x5x300, right where I left off when I stopped lifting. Can't wait to get to 3 plates in 15 lbs, then 2xBW, which will be a lot sooner than I thought if I can get down another 10 lbs. :slayer:
     
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    I just made a 'mock DL' vid to see what exactly is going on with my back throughout the DL movement as I'm a little worried.
    Any thoughts would be very welcome.


     
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  10. Coldsnap

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    You need to set your lumbar spine into neutral or set it in good lumbar extension. I'd like to see a video with weight, because it might not be a problem or it might be worse.
     
  11. Crat

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    I'll see next time I go to the gym. From back and side?
    Guess I be doing this a lot from now on :rotflmao:
     
  12. GraphicNovelty

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    man after watching that video i really feel like i should do more research on mobility work.
     
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  13. Coldsnap

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    From the side, or at a side / front angle. It helps, I filmed all my lifts for like the past 4 months and let my friends and past trainers pick them apart for ways I could improve.
     
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  14. Crat

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    We do that regularly too and it surely helps a lot! Filming a lift shirtless at the gym is gonna be weird and look douchey, even if its for a 'good reason'. I'll see if I can figure something out.
     
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    On another note, I talked down the owner of this strength and conditioning gym near me from $200 a month to $100 a month. I would have to work out around noon and when I compete it's under his gym.. Not really sure if I want to pay that much. But I would have access to way better equipment and environment.
     
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    100$ a month is still a lot, I think. But as fanatic as you are it may well be worth the investment if you get good equipment and a high lvl of expertise in return.
     
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    If there are good trainers in the gym, I would do it. And by good trainer I mean stronger than you with an history of successful strength athletes. Other than that, I don't think good equipment is worth 100/months.
     
  18. Tigerprawn

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    My problem with clothes is pants. Specifically denim. I don't even own a pair anymore. Stretchy pants and sweats for awhile now.

    I should try to research denim options, but it'd be a waste if I keep getting bigger.
     
  19. Coldsnap

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    I'm stronger than all the coaches there. Which is one negative, I work out with stronger people at my current gym BUT the past two months have been dead in there and I've been mostly lifting a lone. I'd have access to in list of importance: AC (getting fuckin hot here in Raleigh), Elite FTS power rack with pins for band stuff, reverse hyper, sled and yoke with strip of astroturf to push it.

    Yea.. $100 is a lot per month. I pay $32 right now which is still a lot for what I get imo. dammit
     
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    I should really get into yoga. Seems like the benefits outweighs the girly connotations...
     
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