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Random health and exercise thoughts

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

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  1. KingJulien

    KingJulien Well-Known Member

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    I think the benefits are usually supposed to be lack of injury, not efficiency. Still nice to see someone actually studying it.
     
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  2. GraphicNovelty

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  3. conceptionist

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    Sumo Deadlift:
    My hips tend to tuck under when the weight is heavy and I get fatigued. On the work sets, the first two reps are usually fine but then the butt will tuck under and by the last rep my upper and middle back might round too. I have no problem pulling the weight (or 20-30 pounds more) with some rounding, but I really struggle with a straight back and shoulder over (not in front) of the bar. I've noticed my ass tends to rise before the chest as well when I initiate the pull.


    I've tried to take the weights down and building it up again with better form, but I start to round again at the same weights (which is about 20 pounds from my 5RM). It's not a mobility issue since I can back squat to parallel and front squat ATG with good form. My conventional DL is fine as well with no back rounding at all. Any suggestions for correcting it?
     
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  4. I<3Bacon

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    What the fuuuck? How is 5 guys anymore than $5? Fuck that place!
     
  5. Lagrangian

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    I'm amazed I was able to float a paper idea about simulating the results of two weightclasses in the upcoming WWC using probit modeling and stochastic processes. I expect my presentation to be attended by maybe 1 person max
     
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  6. Tigerprawn

    Tigerprawn Well-Known Member

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    Haha my body is fuckin' thrashed today. Feels good to be this sore though. It's been awhile since I've had to hobble around. My appetite and capacity for food is finally also start to get back where it was. Hopefully, I can awake from this dreamer bulk massive as fuck.

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    I got a few co-workers doing "cleanses"... I swear it's like the ultimate excuse to starve yourself. Starve yourself without feeling the guilt because it's a "cleanse"
     
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  7. fuji

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    Please provide some deets on your model.
     
  8. speedy4500

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    Adding to list of exercises that suck donkey cock: breathing paused front squats. It feels like with every breath, the weight increases another 10kg. By the time I count 5-mississippi out loud it seems like I'm doing a 1RM.


    I'd attend. Where is this thing happening? I wonder if I can get my Grad Student Association to pay for it .....
     
  9. TeeKay

    TeeKay Well-Known Member

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    Plate raises might be my new favorite accessory exercise.
     
  10. Coldsnap

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    One of the strongest people ever swears by that lift, breathing paused back squats.
     
  11. mrchariybrown

    mrchariybrown Well-Known Member

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    SQUAT PR

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  12. Tigerprawn

    Tigerprawn Well-Known Member

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    Fuckin beast man. Good job

    Edit: elaborate on plate raises please
     
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  13. ellsbebc

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    ^^ beast mode. The 550lbs looked rough so I was impressed at how smooth 600lbs went. May I ask why you stack the risers behind you on squats? When your ass touches them that means you've hit depth?

    Seeking advice on what exercises I should perform to help me with squats. I'm 6'1" and hit ATG squats. At 90% 1RM, I get the elasticity out of hole but grind right at the parallel, just above parallel, point. Once I get through this 4-6" grind I power the weight up with relative ease.
     
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  14. Cool The Kid

    Cool The Kid Well-Known Member

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    Shit man. 600lbs. Thats inspirational
     
  15. Coldsnap

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    That's one hell of a PR. Whats your opener? Seriously though that's an amazing squat, one of the best I've seen.
     
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    Ive always wondered what the point of the spotter is in squats

    Why not just drop the bar on the pins assuming youve set them at a correct height?
     
  18. Lagrangian

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    very common sticking point due to the mechanics of the squat
     
  19. VLSI

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    I have the same thing. I find that focusing on engaging my glutes really helps me grind through that bit.

    With that, I'm really pleased with my high bar squat form now. Looks so much better than even just a couple weeks ago. I did deload the weight about 20% to achieve this (and a lot more depth), but it was definitely worth it :)
     
  20. MarkI

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    Honestly I love and appreciate all the great discussion we have in this thread, but save for maybe Charly and TK we never see if what were doing has any end result. I'm over being disappointed that my squat may not be perfectly parallel, or that I round a lil bit when I deadlift, etc, etc #fitnesscirclejerk. If what you are doing works for you, that is all that matters. [​IMG]
     

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